Designing Exercise from the Nervous System's Point of View

All Exercise Professionals are Welcome!

(Body builders, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, body workers, Pilates instructors, yoga teachers; strength, cross fit and flexibility coaches, etc.)

Learn and apply neuroscience to design exercises that feel better and produce faster, more satisfying, and lasting results.

Here is a list of the skills that you will acquire (and there is so much more!)

  • Create client-specific solutions using potent, credible, and measurable neurocentric strategies to increase flexibility, control, and strength.

  • Learn to activate neural networks that will boost your clients' performance, recovery, and satisfaction.

  • Design exercises that reduce stress while appropriately challenging the neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems to stimulate hypertrophy, flexibility, endurance, power, etc.

  • Learn about and strategically use Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP) to enhance acute strength, control, and mobility.

  • Design passive, active, and dynamic stretches that are specific to the tissues around each joint (muscle, nerve, and connective tissue) - in addition to being client-specific.

  • Create intense workouts that minimize the probability of tissue damage.

  • Create intense workouts that maximize the likelihood of tissue damage.

  • Design exercises to help your clients practice the behavior, attitudes, and problem solving strategies that will help them achieve their purpose, while maintaining your role and scope as a personal trainer.

  • Use a neurocentric approach to facilitate changes in muscular recruitment patterns.

Here's how you can participate -

Option 1

FNS Immersion Series

Experience the full volume of the FNS curriculum broken down into weekly courses. From neurons, nerves, and motor units to neural networks and the mind, each week we explore and apply neuroscience to create exercises that transform the body and fortify the mind. Here's the format:

  1. Four, one hour webinars with Q & A per month.
    Each course is delivered in a weekly, one hour, live webinar, giving you opportunity to interact with your colleagues and me. If you can be there live, fantastic. If not, you can watch the recording and relay your questions and comments at your convenience.

  2. Strategic Retention Memos (SRM) - You will receive 16 SRMs, delivered strategically throughout each month, to help dramatically increase how much you remember about what you have learned. SRMs are based on strategies developed and tested by cognitive neuroscientists to measurably improve learning and retention.

  3. 10% discount for personal consultation sessions with Jacques.

Currently, this course is at least 20 hours of video material (5 months), maybe more! And it will keep growing. If you have had your fill at any point, you may suspend your subscription at any time.

Option 2

Curated Study

You and up to 4 colleagues can select topics in neuroscience and exercise that most interest you and I will design and lead you through your customized course. The experience is designed to satiate and then stoke curiosity, while providing rich opportunities to apply what is learned. For this option you will receive:

  1. A one hour, customized, live webinar that delves into your topics of interest (the webinar will be recorded, as well). After discussing your learning objectives, Jacques will share an estimated timetable with you. If additional time is needed to satisfy your learning objectives, you will have the option to extend the length of the course. Course fees are adjusted accordingly.

  2. 15% discount for additional personal consultation sessions with Jacques.

This small group forum presents a great opportunity to learn and innovate with colleagues.


Jacques H. Newell Taylor

Jacques has over 25 years of experience and education in the fields of applied neuroscience and exercise science. He is keenly interested in elucidating and exploiting the relationships between physical performance, mental performance, and personal transformation.

Jacques travels the world teaching healthcare and fitness professionals about trenchant concepts in biomechanics, exercise mechanics, neurophysiology, and joint health. He is known for his ability to break down complex concepts into intriguing, digestible, and applicable elements. Force and the Nervous System, a continuing education series he developed which explores the intersection between neuroscience and exercise, is in high demand in the US, UK, and China.

Jacques’s clients thrive using his signature process, Neuro-Logic Training to help them improve and manage physical and mental health. He is sought after by professional athletes and non-athletes alike to rehabilitate to peak performance and/or gain a leading edge. Jacques’s clients include celebrities, professional and amateur athletes, everyday people, and corporations. In conjunction with the guidance of qualified mental health professionals, Neuro-Logic Training has been highly successful in helping people create sustainable solutions for weight management and addiction challenges. Neuro-Logic Training is also the basis for a wellness program that Jacques and a colleague developed for firefighters called Preparation for Chaos (PFC). After implementing PFC, a major fire department in Southern California reported a 33% reduction in workmen’s compensation claims.

Jacques is an avid mountaineer. He enjoys camping, mountain running, orienteering, weight lifting, and the opportunity to be mindful while participating in any activity. He enjoys helping his clients, students, and colleagues develop the skills to do the same.

Jacques is the founder of Myotopia and the Exercise Design Lab, and a founding member of the Muscle System Consortia. He is married to his best friend, Alexandra. They have a daughter, Rose, and a dog, Tasman, and are thrilled to be living on Mount Desert Island, Maine.