Aline Newton Rolfing® Structural Integration

Lab Concept

It is our proposal that cultivating Physical Intelligence will produce better researchers, scientists and engineers. Beyond fitness and the life skills typically associated with PE, Physical Intelligence offers students–regardless of their athletic ability–a chance to understand, experience and apply associations between exercise and academic disciplines in interdisciplinary labs, research and design. Funding is being sought … Read more

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At MIT, innovative technology has a potentially powerful role to play in helping students explore and understand the wide range of benefits that physical activity, physical experiences and physical intelligence can afford. Insightful use of technology in PE offers students a range of immediate feedback options. Visual, tactile, auditory feedback of normally subtle aspects of … Read more

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Joint classes

PE for ME: Physical Intelligence and the Engineering of Innovative Exercise Equipment Course Description The sensing, thinking, moving body is the basis of our experience in the world; it is the very foundation on which cognitive intelligence is built. Physical Intelligence, then, is the inherent ability of the human organism to function in extraordinary accord … Read more

Core Curriculum

Course Description Physical Intelligence classes take an experiential approach to the investigation and application of our innate ability to learn physical skills. Philosophically, the curriculum is founded on the premise that physical education is more than strength training, flexibility and aerobic fitness; physical education is also the development of our ability to access and benefit … Read more

Aline Newton

For the past 20 years, Aline Newton has been thinking, writing, and teaching on the many dimensions of physical intelligence. In private practice, she has applied this understanding to physical rehabilitation with a patient population ranging from high performance athletes to computer programmers. Aline’s clients present a wide variety of problems from bad posture to repetitive strain … Read more

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Noah Riskin

Noah Riskin studied painting and trained in gymnastics at Ohio State University, 1981-86. In 1985 he shared the NCAA national title on the parallel bars with his identical twin, Seth, and led Ohio State to its first NCAA Team Championship. In 1986 he received his BFA degree. Noah continued his athletic career to become a … Read more

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