Total Body Classes:
Dynamic Core & Functional Foundations

Dynamic Core represents our Level 1 Core Class.

The word "core" as it applies to stabilization of the human body has been popularized over the last two decades and hundreds if not thousands of products have been produced, catchphrases made, and classes taught in its name.

Unfortunately, the word core and core training are often poorly defined, poorly understood, and poorly applied. Dynamic Core aims to rectify this!

Based on principals of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), a ground-breaking method of exercise and rehabilitation, this class will take you through natural progressions of development with an aim of improving your posture and movement control.

​Developed by Dr Michael Maxwell, this class is safe, challenging, fun and effective - it will change your perspective on core exercise. Each class will take you through a Developmental Flow in which you will explore stabilization and movement patterning comparable to the movement milestones babies and toddlers experience and explore during the first few years of life. 
Dynamic Core​​
Warning: this is not your typical core class!
An introduction to the Developmental Flow and will teach the foundation of feeling and understanding ideal breathing, stabilization and movement patterns. 
Primary objectives include: 

  • Breathing techniques for relaxation and optimal stabilization
  • Understanding and feeling dynamic spine, foot, hip and shoulder stabilization while establishing...
  • Correct alignment, breathing and stabilization in supine, prone, side support / oblique sitting, sitting, quadruped, standing and squatting
  • Introductory Functional Range Conditioning® techniques to improve mobility and body control
6 weekly classes - Wednesday - 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Pre-registration required. Call to book your spot or register online.
Participation requires a referral from a Total Body or approved practitioner. If you are not a current patient at Total Body Health a pre-participation Functional Movement Assessment will be required.
Hours of Operation
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Monday-Friday: 8am-7pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm
888 Short St.
Victoria, BC, V8X 2V5​
Phone: 250-477-5776

Functional Foundations   will continue to hone your developmental flow skills and will progress to include resistance and more of the fundamental movements of the Hinge, Squat, Push, Pull and Carry.

Functional Foundations assumes the basic knowledge of breathing, stabilization and movement and progresses the participant to greater efficiency and fluidity in transitions; challenges you to more challenging postures; adds increasingly complex patterns and under load to maximize injury prevention, improve capacity, and optimize function.

Completion and a "passing grade" in the Level 1 Dynamic Core class will be required to participate in the Level 2 class. Exceptions will be made for Total Body patients who have been taught these movements and stabilization patterns through one-on-one instruction with one of our practitioners, and have demonstrated an understanding and basic ability in the Developmental Flow. 

Functional Foundations​​
Hone your Developmental Flow skills
Primary objectives include: 

  • Solidify your breathing and stabilization patterns in supine, prone, side support / oblique sitting, sitting, quadruped, standing and squatting
  • Master the fundamental movements of the Hinge, Squat, Push, Pull and Carry.
  • Improve mobility and body control through Functional Range Conditioning® techniques
Open Class / Drop-In's Welcome!

Wednesday - 6:15-7:15 pm
Participation requires a "passing grade" in the Level 1 Dynamic Core class OR a referral from a Total Body Health or approved practitioner.

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