Fizika was founded in 2009 on a simple yet profound principle. Scientists discovered in 1999 that our brains are elastic and plastic – able to respond, change and grow. The field of neuroplasticity is expanding daily as new research discovers how influential diet, exercise, socialization and learning help prevent or delay cognitive decline – and prepare our brains for learning.
Our mission is to translate this brain research into best practices across the lifespan – through innovative training programs and technology that can improve our brains’ readiness to learn, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
Our new venture, FizikaFlex, will be offered beginning in 2018 as a simple, readily available customizable Internet application that can help mature adults stay on track with daily exercise, nutrition and medication use. We are proud to partner with St. Andrew Development, Inc. of York whose validated platform has been recognized by AHRQ, the Association for Health Research Quality’s Innovation Exchange.
- We learn through movement – we need all of our senses and all of our physical abilities to help our brains process information and acquire knowledge.
Fizika aims to close the gap between the latest research on how people learn – and the reality of how most students are taught.
We engage classroom teachers, guidance counselors, principals and parents through our Active Learning Specialists – skilled practitioners who have the leadership and communications skills to design and implement the changes required to enable students to move and learn effectively.
Dr. Martin explains that Fizika’s approach provides the common denominator – helping all students learn: