Training Quality Over Quantity
We believe it’s important to explain the foundation of our Boomer Boosters program so you can get a better understanding of how it will help keep you moving better well into your 50’s, 60’, 70’s and beyond. Our beliefs and methodologies surrounding the delivery of personal (one on one) training have been based around the philosophies of Functional Movement Systems (FMS) for quite some time. Below is a short 3 Part Series that will provide you with an over view of the FMS Philosophy.
This approach has been what sets us apart and exceeds client expectations over and over again. However, integrating such a system that was primarily designed for individual programming into a group format for adults over 50 has been nothing short of amazing. After screening our participants we use a simple bracelet system that identifies and categorizes individual movement deficiencies based on colour. We then build out our programming. Every exercise will be either a Green light or a Red Light depending on the colour of bracelet you have which represents your individual movement issue. The Green light simply means you are good to do that exercise and the Red light means you will be doing a pre-determined corrective exercise instead. We believe that this form of initial screening and standardizing movement is essential for safe, effective and sustainable results that is extremely easy for the trainer to implement and the participant to follow.
To better understand where these beliefs stem from, below is a summary of the premises that Functional Movement Systems are based on and the circumstances for which corrective exercises are prescribed.
- Pain should not be present while performing basic body weight movement patterns. If there is pain associated with these basic movement patterns, movement patterns will be compromised and substantially increase the likelihood for developing further injury to the site of pain. This could also lead to a secondary injury from the body compensating to avoid the pain or restricted movement.
- Having multiple limitations within several basic movement patterns, even if they’re pain free, can create compensations and general weaknesses that may lead to a greater likelihood of injury.
- Basic unilateral movement patterns should be symmetrical on both right and left sides of the body.
- Fundamental and basic movement patterning should precede performance related activities.
- Mobility before Stability, Controlled simple movements before Complex dynamic movements.
Foundational movement patterns need to be assessed before we can create a program designed to fit an individuals’ needs. Our goal at Body Fit is to provide the very best when it comes to delivering personal training services. By using the Functional Movement Screen in a small group setting, we are able to establish a solid baseline to better help manage and prevent injury while increasing strength, balance and coordination. Also by establishing an individual baseline, we are able to monitor and track progress to ensure that the right program is being implemented in a progressive fashion during every single class.
All of this screening, assessing, and implementing the right mix of corrective exercises into the Boomer Booster Group Fitness Program is what ensures that our participants are safer and healthier for long periods of time. After all, if someone gets injured during a class, their outlook and thought processes about exercise can be compromised for the rest of their lives. Exercise should be enjoyable…Exercise should be well thought out and serve a purpose…Exercise should help you meet and exceed your goals…Exercise should help improve movement patterns and make daily activities more enjoyable.
This training philosophy is the foundation of our Personal Training and Boomer Booster Group Fitness Program at Body Fit. It’s our job to get results and keep you injury free. It’s all about the quality of the movement, not the quantity if you want to improve and sustain your activities of daily living.
To get involved click here: Boomer Boosters Group Fitness Program