Fitness Our Way Works
We take a multifaceted approach that delivers complete fitness. By complete fitness we mean:
- Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
- A healthy BMI
We start with functional fitness exercises which require your muscles to work together. This prepares you for real life situations by simulating everyday movements you do at home, at work or in sports. Many of the compound movements we implement use multiple muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, emphasizing core stability.
By focusing on multiple areas of performance and providing an almost endless variety with each "Workout of the Day", we will help you to get in the best shape of your life.
Flexibility & Mobility
Almost every physical activity we do requires some sort of motion. Most of the time, how well we perform at that activity is dependent on our range of motion or mobility. For these reasons and because it helps protect against injury, stretching and increasing our flexibility is a vital part of our training regimen.
Gymnastics is great at teaching both dynamic and static body control. These movements include pull-ups, dips, rope climbs, push-ups, sit-ups, presses, handstands, pirouettes and holds. Success in these movement requires obtaining favorable a strength to weight ratio.
Hard work is most effective when combined with sensible nutritional choices. Choosing the right foods is essential because food: provides the vitamins and minerals that regulate bodily functions, provides the fuel and energy used in workouts , aids in your recovery, serves as the material and building blocks for the body.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Alternating periods of intense, strenuous exercise with less intense periods is the best way to increase aerobic capacity without the muscle loss associated with long periods of aerobic exercise done at a moderate pace. It is also very efficient at burning calories not only during a workout, but for 24-48 hours afterwards. Finally, HIIT causes the body to produce Human Growth Hormones responsible for enhanced caloric burn and a slowing of the aging process.
Resistance training has more benefits than just increasing lean muscle mass. It increases bone density, burns fat, improves balance and strengthens tendons and ligaments. Whether it is barbells, kettle bells or dumb bells, we emphasize proper form first by performing lifts at low weight and a controlled pace. As an athlete gains proficiency, the speed of the movement is increased. Weight is then increased when the lifter is able to move quickly and easily without breaking form.