Scott lost 100lbs in 6 months. Here is his story...
We have a system for helping people transform themselves. It involves 4 phases that include functional movement, consistency habit, training & maintenance. It works like this...
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is physical therapy assessment designed for strength coaches and athletic trainers to detect dysfunctional movement patterns and identify potential injuries before they happen. It's currently being used at the highest levels of sport and certain branches of the military. We use the FMS to make sure people are ready to start exercising and determine what exercises they should start with.
Phase 2 is where we start to develop healthy habits on a consistent basis. In addition to a corrective exercise program as per the FMS, this phase also includes eating habits - you will meet with a Registered Dietician for a consultation and initial meal planning advice.
"Weight loss should never be the end goal but rather a side effect of a healthy lifestyle. In our day and age, we are overwhelmed with nutrition and diet advice. It’s hard to sort through and find the truth. Sometimes, the problem is not that it’s difficult to eat healthy but that it’s so much easier not to. Whether your goal is weight loss/weight gain, management of a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, muscle building, endurance or peak performance or simply just a wish to eat healthier and feel better, I will help you find your own personal way to reach your goals and provide you with the tools you need to build your own healthy house!"
-Asa House, RD
Phase 3 is where intense training begins. The kettlebell is our choice tool for weight loss. Kettlebell exercises performed for high repetitions at high intensities are unparalleled in burning fat while building muscle simultaneously. Phase 3 training lasts a minimum of 5 months to allow the individual time to learn proper technique and increase his/her intensity gradually. Like anything we do, form is of utmost importance. It's not about what the kettlebell is doing, but what your body is doing. This is why the FMS and corrective exercise program come first; it lays the foundation for further more intense training. We want people to move well so they can move often.
Phase 4 is where muscle building becomes top priority and weightloss goes into maintenance mode. Assuming the training has lost between 50+lbs in phase 3, there will be an accompanying change in metabolism. Our goal in phase 4 is to rebuild any lost muscle, boost metabolism and ensure the weight stays off. Barbell exercises are introduced and strength is forged through the iron. This is where we learn to enjoy exercise as body-building vs exercise as a means to lose weight. Its good to think about what we have to gain from exercise rather than what we have to lose. The muscle built in phase 4 will not only strengthen muscle and bone, but self esteem as well. There is no greater feeling than being strong and physically capable.
"Strength is absolute, it's unequivocal. You either have it or you don't. If you have it, you will find a time to use it. If you don't have it, you will find a time that you wish you did."
-Dr. Ken Leistner
Sweat Equity Agreement
People that need to lose 75lbs or more (50+lbs for women) may qualify for the Sweat Equity Agreement. The SEA is a way to get discounted training for your commitment to losing weight. For more information, fill out the form below...