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The Body Technique is a new kinesiology activity which has been attracting the growing attention in the area of sport, rereation and rehabilitation, for the last decade.

If you are aiming for a well shaped, functional and healthy body, and you have not time enough to spare, the Body Technique is the optimal choice for your recreation, because in a very short time you will discover effective results on all components of health fitness. The Body Technique is adjustable to all characteristics and states of men, women, children, adolescents, pregnant women, nursing women, advanced age persons and invalides.
the Institute of Intellectual Property of Croatia. It has been practiced in Croatia, Slovenia, Gret Britain, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina

Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina

Fifteen years ago the Body Technique was innovated by Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina, Master of Kinesiology, who was working with the client, manager of a big private company, living in a fast lane full of stress. The results of her work and qualilty of Body Technique are proved and recognized by the fact that this technique has been included and lectured at the Faculty of Kinesiology for years, with professional, scientific, graduate and master papers. All Body Technique excercises and workout are therapeutic, originating from various well-known workout techniques (classical Pilates, gymnastics, dances, yoga), are, at the same time, completely different from anything else seen before. The professional background of the technique has been proved in numerous research works and by the master paper of the technique innovator, Master Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina.

Main features of Body technique

It is the technique developing continuously and looking for new possibilities of workout, its main characteristics being the following:

  • upright standing position
  • workout of higher intensity and dynamics
  • more dynamic and natural breathing
  • over 3000 diverse training excercises
  • diversified and amusing workout
  • adaptability to rehabilitation, recreational and sport approach
  • development of condition – conditioning Body training
  • increased calories consumption – Body Slim programme
  • over 20 various gadgets and equipment
  • programme of training excercises on bicycles – Body Spinning
  • programme of lymph stimulation
  • inversion gravity Body Technique training

Individual programmes

The Body Technique individual programes are specific in the following categories: instructor's engagement and assistance, special cyclic warming up (body spinning or body tracking) followed by the revival of deep movements and by the identifiable and equally important finish of workout with manipulation and relaxation. All these categories distinguish significantly our lessons, supplying our clients with different workout, challenges and learning in each training lesson. Clients have to make appointment for individual workout that includes workout with specially designed equipment and gadgets for a deversified, multifunctional and maximally safe workout. Individual trainings of 60 minutes are recommended to all age groups because the goals and tasks of every lesson are designed to meet your wishes, psychophysical health condition, age and shape. Individual programmes are adjusted to your present abilities and needs, and we instruct you how to breathe correctly, keep upright posture and utilize your deep muscles you had been neglecting for a long time, which are extremely important for your psychophysical health, vitality and beauty. On our trainings you might be faced with demanding workout from your feet to your neck, and you will learn how to activate your deep musculature responsible for the health of your organs and hormones.

Individual programmes

There are three basic individual Body Technique approaches adapted by intensity to your health and needs:

1. Individual therapeutical programme
(by painful back, poor posture and joint injuries or targeted problems like pelvis floor and similar...)

This programme begins with consultations by Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina. If necessary, it is followed by testing the disbalance of the painful joint on Biodex isokinetic machine, followed by two to three individual treatments a week with a body instructor.Results are felt only after two to three treatments.

2. Energy Body Technique therapy
(for the balance of neurological system, emotional state and hormones)

This is a slightly different individual lesson working on yourself. The movement is not assigned but is conducted by your inner feelings. If you want to work on yourself deeper than only physically, then there is an inner need, a voice calling for the new beginning, or you have already practiced some meditations or psychotherapy, maybe it is the time for energy body therapy. It is an integrated approach to the energy and physical part of your being. In this lesson you can revive your original potentials, the difference between your masculine or feminine energy, the communication between emotions and mental.All this is possible without too much analysis of the past events, traumas etc. We are working on the linkage and flow of your energetic and physical body. The workout is carried out in upright and sitting position in leisure clothing with socks on your feet.All problems and frustrations arise from restlessness.
After emotional crises or tough life situatios it is of utmost importance to give your body a light but deeply stimmulative incentive for revival and new beginning. In the abovementioned situations this kind of work (some people call it „psychotherapy and meditation by moving“) is necessary for everybody, regardless of age. The best results could be expected if we combine individual energy lessons of Body Technique and attendance of educational and BHS (Body Healing Story)workshops already after two to three months. If we expect the long term results we encourage the client to make changes of relationships in his environment, in sleeping, in the way of dieting and changes of some everyday habbits which are, according to his new energy state, not necessary.

3. Individual programme of recreational-sporting character
(for fitness and optimal functionality and top sport shape)

By individual approach we can adapt optimally to your needs for boosting your fitness, reducing your fat layers, but also to the characteristics of the chosen sport. If you are an active sportsman, one or two individual treatments a week in the PBS Center will be enough.In case you have no sport activity and you wish to regain your previous fitness or slim, three treatments a week will regain your top shape in two to three months, and your body will have a new shape, muscle tone and vitality.
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Group programmes

PBS Body technique

The PBS is presenting a 45-minute unbroken workout in small homogenous groups up to 8 clients.
In every training different requisites and gadgets are used for workout, which satisfies the principle of diversification and fun during the lesson. In groups you can find the well-known requisites used in sports, rehabilitation or recreation, but you will find also completely new unexpected gadgets such as bella, tabouret, gravity pendulum, bungee elastics etc.
Group programmes are meant for those having had some experience with the Body Technique, pilates, yoga, aerobics, dancing or other activities, providing they are not sufferring from pain or sickness. The persons who have not had any experience with Body Technique, but wish to workout in a group, should attend an individual training first, so as to acquire the basis of correct body movement following the principles of Body Technique .

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Višnja Opačić
Moj sin će uskoro slaviti 17-ti rođendan, a krenula sam vježbati kod Ane još dok je bio u trbuhu! Bila sam prva Anina klijentica – trudnica… i eto….. još uvijek uporno dolazim u PBS…. Koja volja, ha? Ponekad niti sama ne vjerujem koliko sam uporna.
Hvala cijeloj ekipi PBS-a na pomoći, stručnom pristupu strukturiranju treninga, masažama koje su postale moja ovisnost i uvijek novim i interesantim vježbama i rekvizitima!
Vanja Varda
14 godina rekreacije, rehabilitacije pa i čiste reanimacije, ovisno o stanju duha i tijela.
Individualni treninzi u PBS-u pomažu mi da se osjećam bolje. "Prodisali" smo zajedno puno životnih situacija. Neke i prohodali. Trčali i skakali kad smo bili dobro, pjevali, smijali se i družili. Upoznala sam puno dragih ljudi, pozitivnih kao i PBS u koji tako rado dolazim....pupak na kralježnicu...spusti ramena...diši..!
Simonida Veber
Već prvi dolazak u PBS pokrenuo je lančanu reakciju - fizičku, kemijsku i emotivnu. Bila je to privlačnost koja je prerasla u potrebu i, na kraju – ljubav. Energija koju ovdje dobivam nezamjenjiva je. Već 13 godina.
Rina Debak
Brigu o svom tijelu i zdravlju povjerila sam Ana-Mariji prije 22 godine te u PBS-u odano vježbam od osnivanja Centra. U početku sam vježbala u grupnim terminima, ali smo s vremenom moje treninge usmjerili na individualnu razinu u kojoj postepeno, uz trenera koji prepoznaje moje mogućnosti i potrebe, dostižemo željene rezultate. Godine koje sam provela uz Ana-Mariju i njezin tim su dovoljan dokaz koliko sam zadovoljna pristupom i radom.
Ivana Franić
Prije početka treniranja Body tehnike prošla sam razne vrste vježbanja. Pronašla sam se u individualnom pristupu Body tehnike koji kombinira razne vrste vježbi i rekvizita tako da je svaki trening drugačiji, a mogu i sama izabrati ono što želim raditi. Ono što je meni najvažnije su terapijske vježbe s obzirom na problem s leđima, a stručni i kvalificirani treneri vježbe prilagođavaju svakome, sukladno njegovim mogućnostima i potrebama.
Tomislav Škrtić i Pero Raos
U PBS Centru kroz znoj i poneku suzu (uglavnom od smijeha, jer je atmosfera uvijek vesela), barem nakratko zaboravimo na svakodnevne obaveze i posvetimo se sebi.
Slavenka Martinović
Body tehnika je moja tehnika, tehnika za mene. I to u svim mojim životnim fazama i stanjima. Kada imam viška energije ili pak manjka energije, moje drage trenerice to prepoznaju i prilagode se treningom, a nakon treninga puna sam dobre energije, dobre volje i ispunjena… Body tehnika je moj odabir već više od 12 godina.
Ivana Leventić
Body tehniku doživljavam kao rekreaciju tijela i duše. Treninzi su svaki put drugačiji tako da me uvijek iznenadi neka nova vježba za istu mišićnu skupinu. Razveselim se kad shvatim koliko smo napredovali i koliko toga možemo napraviti, iako i dalje prije svake zahtjevnije vježbe moram vizualizirati pokret da bih ga uspjela izvesti. Body tehniku bih preporučila svima: vrhunskim sportašima, rekreativcima te posebno onima kojima je potrebna rehabilitacija.
gđica Mateja Lay
Za PBS sam saznala preko preporuke, nakon što sam isprobala razne vježbe i terapije zbog ozljede vratne kralježnice. U PBS-u su mi ukazali na važnost kretanja od početka, osvijestila sam disanje i koliko si mogu time olakšati, počela sam paziti na držanje i hodanje i izvan Centra, u tramvaju, na poslu i kod kuće. Iako su mi vrat i leđa najproblematičniji, radimo sustavno i temeljito na cijelom tijelu, a uz izvrsne i profesionalne trenere te opuštenu atmosferu, sve je puno lakše i zabavnije.

Special programmes

An integrated approach to pelvis floor

An integrated approach to pelvis floor

The programme is focused on activation and function of pelvis muscles. It helps by various problems of uterus descent, incontinence and feeling of weakness in the front or back line of the pelvis diaphragm. The excercises we are performing belong to the Body Technique philosophy and present an annex to the Kegel's isolated excercises, which can, if being performed inadequately, cause more harm than benefit. We integrate the muscles of feet, legs, buttocks and back in the process of revival and recovery of this sensitive area, accompanied by the non-missible breathing control. In addition, we release eventual compression on the pudental nerve and generally intensify blood supply and movability of the lumbar-pelvis area. This approach proved to be efficient for both men and women, and the most outstanding results are registered in the high quality of intimate and social life.

Body technique Special programmes

Pregnant women

This programme has been fully adjusted to all specifics of pregnancy. Trainings can be performed individually or in a small group of 4. It is meant for pregnant women in all three trimesters. Our approach is specific with regard to activation and toning of all body muscles, revival and strengthening of pelvis floor, correction of poor posture, removal of pain in the back, maintenance of condition and prevention of weight gain. Owing to hormone relaxine released by pregnant women, the Body Technique workout during pregnancy affects the complete health status of a mother-to-be and prepares her fully for childbirth. It means breathing, condition, feeling of self-confidence of her own body, and what is most important, the preparation of pelvis floor muscles to maximal stretching out during delivery, in order to minimize rapture and traumas of this part after child birth.

PBS Junior

PBS Junior
PBS Junior

We have created a small academy of active living with only 1 to 3 trainings a week which is meant for kids and young population from 6 to 16 years. Our intention is to divert their focus from the stressed, hasty, virtual and static lilfe on to themselves and offer them solutions how to become healthier and safer members of the society.

The programme carried out individually or in small groups (3 to 5), treats all basic motoric abilities that are frequently insufficiently developed through playing and at school, but are of exceptional importance for the success in sport. In addition, the programme includes the basics of education in the field of healthy nourishment, anatomy of locomotoric systems, physiological processes in the development of children's organisms.It also includes some psychological themes dealing with the revival of conscience, self-esteem, motivation, non-verbal communication, emotions and the positive attitude of young people towards life.

Our mission is to create qualitative foundations of psychophysical knowledge, skills and abilities of children and youth, and educate and encourage them for an active life and positive attitude towards their own body.

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This programme, designed by Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina, Master of Kinesiology, who was working with children on the correction of poor posture and regaining consciousness of their bodies, gave a new dimension to her work.

Lectures are held in- and outdoors. They are based on the develoment of healthy spine, correct upright posture and movement (walking, running, sitting, standing, squatting, bending forward) and on the skillfulness of performing basic and motoric excercises specific for sport. We are dedicated to innovative and amusing practical work which, at the same time, motivates children for a positive attitude to school, sport and society, with maintaining regular contacts of instructors and parents, informing them of all eductional, health-therapeutical and developing phases of their children.

Što kažu naši klijenti?

Hana Čavlina
Inicijalno sam dosla u PBS na nagovor roditelja, prije dvije godine, jer sam imala problema sa: spustenim stopalima, iskrivljenom kraljeznicom(a tako i bolovima u ledima i vratu) i disanjem. Uskoro sam shvatila da mi odlazak na treninge ne predstavlja neku obavezu koju obaviti da se toga rjesim pa da mogu doma, vec zapravo na neki nacin- opustanje i, zapravo, odmor nakon dugog dana sjedenja i stresa.
Markus
Pa iskreno treninzi su mi super, puno se ugodnije osjećam poslije ovakvog treninga nego nekog drugog, vidim puno promijena na sebi što mi se sviđa, mogu se istezati kao što nikad u životu nisam mogao, a zanimljivo mi je jer ovakvu tehniku nisam nikada isprobao, a super je jer se u sat vremena može napraviti jako puno, što mi se posebno sviđa. Preporučio bih svima treninge u PBS-u.
David Beck
Već na prvom treningu u ljetnom kampu PBS-a na Hvaru osjetio sam kakve se kreativne i nimalo lagane vježbe provode. Teške su jer zahtijevaju psihičku i fizičku spremnost. Prošao sam razne korekcijske vježbe i opuštanja u drugim centrima jer su prije 2 godine, baveći se atletikom počeli problemi s koljenima, ali u PBS-u, trenirajući s Krešom, svaki dolazak je novo iskustvo i radimo vježbe koje nisam nikad u životu ni vidio. Da sve kažem lijepo u jednoj rečenici: " Ne vidim niti jedan razlog zašto netko ne bi išao u PBS".
Branimir Koprivnjak
student
Treniram u PBS-u 7 godina jer mi je potrebno istezanje. Sada mogu taknuti stopala ispruženih nogu, što mi je do sada bila nemoguća misija. Napredak je vidljiv. U početku mi je bilo stresno jer sam išao na treninge na nagovor roditelja, a danas idem rado jer shvaćam da mi je to korisno. Body tehniku bih preporučio svim zakržljalim "gejmerima", a posebno mom tati koji je non-stop pred kompom.
Individualni programi Body tehnike

Hormonal Body technique

Our hormones change throughout our lives. Due to them our body is renewing. Consequently, our complete endocrinology is our main regulating system which stimmulates division, growth and differentiation of cells. It consists of glands in which, under the influence of internal and external information, hormones are being synthesized. When moving certain parts of our body, we are stimmulating circulation. When breathing, moving and touching are focused on one gland, its function is being affected, resulting in the release of a specific hormone. We have designed a very simple protocol of Body Technique workout, which proved in our pilot research that it helps in the balancing of hormonal system as a whole.

Individualni programi Body tehnike

Lymph therapy

Our lymph is the cleaner of our organism.Its stoppage means blockage of vital energy, even illness. Its stimmulation is performed through the excercises for feet and shanks, through diaphragmal breathing and through special energetic massage stimuli with which we stimulate and open the ways for the lymph system to move and cleanse the organism.

BHS

BHS

Body Healing Story is a group method connecting the healing properties of music (528 Hz), movement and thoughts with the purpose of bringing the body into natural balance. The work in groups results in brilliant learning and sharing by which we stimulate our natural body intelligence that can be self-cured, renewed and upgraded. We need a group for support, for the mirror (reflexion) and for the power of changes which are in front of us. At the moment when our body and mind are brought into harmony, we are ready for changing perceptions, for new views on life, healing and higher level of consciousness. Follow our work, educations and workshops on Body Healing Story Facebook page.

Što kažu naši klijenti?

Željka Anzulović
Body tehniku sam upoznala na Hvaru, na ljetnom PBS kampu u Jelsi, u koji sam došla po preporuci. Zbog problema s limfom, ranije sam isprobala razne masaže, ali nisu imale značajnijeg učinka. U PBS-u sam vidjela velik napredak već nakon par dolazaka na tretmane kombinirane masažom, vježbama i energetskim pristupom. Prezadovoljna sam ljudima koji rade u PBS-u i nastavit ću dolaziti s obzirom da se osjećam znatno bolje.

Do you want to have a healthy
and functional spine?
Keep it up by the Body Technique!

Keeping up your spine healthy and functional is a challenge to be kept in your mind and be emphasized from your early schooldays. The Body Technique group programmes provide you with strong and healthy postural muscles and optimal movability and vitality of your whole body. Our lessons are always diversified, adjusted to the client under stress who is sitting most of the time, breathing incorrectly. Join our small groups with an extensive offer of diverse equipment and conditions of workout.

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