Training Methodologies

Functional Fitness

We establish baselines / benchmarks then use the number(s) as part of our cycle programming; Microcycles: Strength, Power, Endurance, and Reload.  

Some lifts we will re-test every three months, other lifts will be 4 - 6 months. Layered on top of the Microcycle is the Mesocycle; blocks ranging from 6 - 12 weeks.  An example of this is the squat cycle and back strengthening cycle we did prior to shutdown.  

Accessory Work
Ancillary programming wis additional work (not necessarily a metcon in disguise as accessory work) to be done before, after, or outside of class.  Leveraging our the knowledge of our physical therapist, the accessory work will align with what you are about to do, what you've done, or areas that we observe that are in need of attention.

Think differently
Variation in training is key for adaptation and leads to improved results; formidable.  Meaning, we will incorporate movements that are often overlooked and/or uncommon. In my opinion this is keystone for physical wellness and training improvement.  Some will be atypical and challenge coordination, balance, explosiveness, stability, and/or underlying strength.  It may at times, also challenge comfort-level. Sometimes adaptation (learning a different way or new way) leads to regression before progression.  Embrace the fun of the training journey.  Take the time to improve form, technique, movement patterns.  Accept there will be good training days and bad training days...it happens to everyone. What is important is that you showed up, did your best, and YOU ARE HAVING FUN*.  

PhysWell Kids (K - 8th Grade)

Our goal is to build strong people that are able to adapt and are prepared for all situations that they may engage in throughout life. This level of preparedness is only possible through both physical and mental training. Our coaches are trained in structuring a training session to challenge each athlete, and are trained on how to speak and direct athletes to achieve these goals.

PhysWell Kids is about providing a safe environment for youth to experience physical fitness with credentialed trainers.  The program will differ from other organized activities (sports, dance, etc.) in that we focus on the individual youth’s overall well-being.  What this means is that we will de-emphasize the need to win (professionalization), though a healthy form of competition will be part of the program.  And, over-glorification of the go hard or go home (intensity) mind-set.  

Rather than equating youth fitness with increased work capacity, we believe that youth fitness should center on increased physical capability.  For this reason, our bullseye in youth training is Physical Literacy - ability to interact with any environment and is characterized by the physical competence, confidence, motivation, as well as knowledge and understanding, to pursue and master the broadest possible range of physical activities throughout a lifetime.

We will leverage a learning system that appeals to the over 70 different learning system schemes.  Primarily we will be teaching through Visual, Aural, Verbal, and Kinesthetics.  Secondarily, we will also appeal to the Logical, Social, and Solitary learning styles.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
We will focus on movement through Explore (experimentation and discovery) + Express (movement skills through practice and play).  

4th - 8th Grade
We build upon Explore + Express by creating competence and foster mastery.  We will leverage natural increasing speed of physical height and weight along with psychosocial maturation. 

Courtesy of Brand X Method, Inc.