If you’re keeping up with the latest rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques, you’ve probably heard of GPS or global postural stretching. Maybe you’ve even experienced it yourself in our ELDOATM group classes. But what is global postural stretching, exactly? How is it different from regular stretching?......

We all know that breakfast is tremendously important. It replenishes your body after sleep and gives you the energy you need to greet the day. However, many people struggle to find quick breakfast options that also provide high-quality nutrition. These quick healthy breakfast ideas are......

Planning a trip to St. Louis? Whether you’re attending one of our SomaTraining or ELDOA teacher certification courses or going on a family vacation (or staycation), we’ve got you covered. Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in St. Louis, from luxury......

SomaTraining is the first truly comprehensive training program created by the renowned French Osteopath, Guy Voyer. It aims to utilize the global connective tissue network to activate the body’s own capacity for positive development and healing. Are you a sports trainer, fitness coach, physical therapist,......

Have you heard that stretching doesn’t work? This is a big trend in fitness right now. And it’s correct—for the most part. Traditional stretching techniques don’t work. They can even be harmful. Here at BTMA Studios (and at other SomaTraining schools), we have solved the......

Searching for fun, healthy outdoor activities in St. Louis? There are so many great parks, trails, and other outdoor activities to enjoy in and around STL City and STL County. Here are several ideas for ways to get out and explore the great outdoors. All......

Environmental enrichment is the concept of providing a safe, supportive environment that is “rich” with opportunities to try new things. Why? Because new experiences and sensations—like traveling to a new city, exploring a museum exhibit, learning a new sport, or trying a new type of......

The coffee scene in St. Louis is alive and well. Whether you’re a local or you’re just in town for a few days attending our ELDOA or SomaTraining courses, here’s a list of great coffee shops in St. Louis guaranteed to serve up a seriously......

ELDOATM is a revolutionary workout model that has empowered many people to manage and improve various back problems naturally—without painkillers or steroid injections. In some cases, it’s helped people avoid surgical intervention. If you suffer from the following neck and back problems, ELDOA is a tremendous......

The best way to promote gut health is through your diet. The healthiest humans have low levels of intestinal bacteria, as well as a greater variety of bacteria—each type having its own niche and creating a healthier balance in the gut. So skip the probiotics and prebiotics.......

What’s the difference between ELDOA vs. SomaTraining? In a nutshell, ELDOATM is one exercise technique within the SomaTraining paradigm. It’s part of the larger SomaTraining “tree” if you will. If you’re a fitness professional looking to get certified, the main difference is that the SomaTraining......

If you’re up to speed with the latest exercise and injury prevention techniques, you’ve probably come across the term myofascial stretching. You may have even tried it yourself in our ELDOATM group classes. But what is myofascial stretching, exactly? How is it different from regular stretching?......

Movement is paramount to building a healthy lifestyle and being the most alive. When the weather is super cold (or super hot), opportunities to get out of the house and move around become more limited. Luckily there are some incredible indoor workout facilities open all......

ELDOATM is often compared to yoga. The two exercise models do share some similarities, but ultimately they’re quite different. One is more analytical and intentional. The other is more holistic and free-flowing. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between ELDOA vs. yoga, and how they......

A high-quality diet has the power to lift your mood and give your body the resources it needs to meet the day’s challenges. Whether you’re visiting St. Louis for the first time or you’ve lived here all your life, there are many great options to......

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