pHx™ and Pilates

Pilates Studio

Joseph Pilates at work in his Studio

“Why pHx works so well as prep work for Pilates is that while both adhere to similar principles of movement functionally Pilates concerns itself more with core strength and structural alignment, whereas pHx functions primarily metabolically. Body’Fit pH Fitness (pHx) builds oxygen reserves in deep organs and prevents the usual circulatory shut down that cools visceral tissues, even as V02max rises in all individual muscle groups within 7 to 14 minutes. The pHx routine is design sensitive, it’s about triggering pressure points, bringing the ventilation-perfusion ratio in the three lung segments closer to a value of one, and distributing circulation to all the cells of the body equally so as to elicit the sudden absorption of electrolytes needed to alkalize pH acidity with any type of exercise workout.” — Suzanna Aaring 2013

Personally I do Pilates for postural re-education but it find it cools off my organs too much unless I also do  a pHx warm-up cool down to eliminate muscle soreness, accelerate conditioning, and ace weight loss  »


Currently Body’Fit pH Fitness™ (short form… pHx™) isn’t available to the general public, please contact Meta Living Design for details.

Conditioning without Cortisol?

Well… put it this way, strength and stamina without immune stress anyway. Cortisol is released as soon as physical activity begins (even at the thought of exercise). Actually any kind of stress triggers the fight/ flight response plummeting metabolic pH and adding to inflammation-producing cortisol which stresses the immune system, particularly in Obesityand diminishes muscle mass.

What needs to happen to mitigate cortisol stress? Essentially three interactive responses need to be deliberately engineered into a warm-up cool down workout: 1/ normalization of metabolic pH, 2/ neural-endocrine integration, and 3/ muscle-organ vascular balance. This can only be accomplished with a specialized series of exercises that can elicit the internal balance of all our organic functions. In other words, the appropriate physiologic/ anatomic mechanisms that promote the interrelation of all our organs, need to be directed quickly with a sequence-specific, movement-specific, and breathing-specific exercise rep pattern that follows pre-established natural laws, completely and comprehensively.

The more exacting the design the closer a body pH fit the warm-up cool down workout can give you, with surprising results – and very fast. It’s the difference between endurance and resistance intervals which simply produce cortisol for the purpose of Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (a necessary component of physical conditioning) and an exercise system that engineers hormone balance logically and naturally in all the endocrine glands, including the production of human growth hormone (HGH) without immune stress, without anaerobic metabolism, and without diminishing muscle mass.

The formulation needs to be rhythmical non-stop and enable equitable oxygenation of all organs, glands and tissues as well as muscle. The same formula must also have the capacity to move the vertebral column with a precision that stimulates each neural plexus in the five anatomical cavities for the purposes of integration of all organ groups. And it must also incorporate the necessary physiologic mechanisms for rapid restoration of a normal metabolic pH chemistry at all degrees of intensity, i.e. without any huffing and puffing, ever.

If you want to make your workout safer, easier and Ignite Passion, warm-up cool down and workout with Body’Fit pH Fitness™ exercise (short form… pHx™)

“Depth of design reveals something fresh and new each time pHx is experienced. With the most economical movement of all the muscle groups within a few short minutes, the neural system remembers it’s wholeness, completeness, and perfection. That’s when the body expresses the mind as much as the mind expresses the body; and this can’t help but Ignite Passion.” Suzanna Aaring 2012