Think about how you move around in every day life. How do you need your body to work? You bend over to pick stuff up, you squat down to pick stuff up, you push things (doors, grocery carts, bicycles), you pull things, you put stuff over your head, you carry things, and often times you do all of these things while walking or moving at the same time.
I will often talk about how a healthy lifestyle can be simple but difficult. This applies to body movements as well. Many people tend to think about individual muscles, or how much cardio they need to do in their approach to training. Thinking about how to train the over 650+ muscles in the body can be a bit overwhelming.
However, I can make it simple.
Depending on what experts you read, there can be anywhere from 4 to 8 foundational human movements. I'm not one to pick nits about what is or is not one of these movements. The common factor is that there are fundamental and simple ways that people move. If you invest in yourself and learn these basic movements, you will be more capable of meeting whatever task comes before you.
We live in a dynamic world.
By thinking about how the body moves, you can structure a simple workout by repeating basic movements in different ways. This will help you become an expert in basic movements that will carry over into your everyday life.
I invested in a fitness center where people could learn how to move, how to feel better, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. Therefore I bought equipment that you can pick up, put over your head, push, pull, and carry. It doesn't consist of familiar machines, which train one muscle group, but trust me when I say that you are up for the challenge.
At Glassworks Fitness, there is a focus on simple, everyday movements, to help you get train for your life. Come, sign up, and use that first month of free Group Training classes to learn as much as you possibly can. You will have fun, learn something, and be prepared to meet the world head on.
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