10 Reasons Why Our Program Works

Posted: March 5, 2008 in Articles - Fitness, Our Services
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In no particular order…

  1. The body is designed to work as a single unit. If your program consists of barbell curls, side raises, crunches and a few reps on a leg-press machine, then you are not giving the body what it needs to provoke progress. We center our program around whole body exercises and movements that use multiple muscle groups simultaneously.
  2. We have standards. How can you expect to win the game of life if you don’t know how to score? For each exercise we do, we know how much a person in your situation should be capable of doing. This means that we can highlight areas for improvement quickly and effectively and set achievement goals that are both realistic and attainable.
  3. We “coach”. Your typical gym is set up so that you can do your workout with minimal supervision and they don’t have to worry about you. This is why you get taught simple isolation movements and are told that weight machines are a good idea (they aren’t). What we do is assume that you have a brain and that you actually want to develop your body. We then teach you movements that require coordination and make you use your whole body, we guide you step-by-step and make sure you have everything set-up as it should be. This takes time, attention and skill on our part – these are the things you pay us for and the results are incomparable to the typical gym model.
  4. We take a holistic approach. If you’re fat, you need to address nutrition. If you’re fat, you need to exercise and change your lifestyle habits. If you want to gain muscle you need to address nutrition, you need to focus on exercise and you need to make lifestyle changes. If you want to get fitter you need to focus on nutrition and exercise and see where your lifestyle may be holding you back. You get the picture – everything is inter-related. This is why we look at everything. It just makes sense.
  5. We focus not on body-image goals, but on athletic achievement. If you come to us we will work you as if you were an athlete. Obviously, we will scale the workouts to your ability level and keep intensity levels within your grasp, but the workout format and exercises will be the same for you as for an Olympic athlete. This is how we get results. When you do this your whole outlook changes as you become fitter. You become more confident AND your body-image improves as your ability to move your body as nature intended increases.
  6. It’s addictive. You will find yourself doing things you never thought possible and that the majority of people will find incredible. For some reason this brings people back for more 🙂
  7. We are striving to build a community out of our clients – a place where people are excited to come and where they can workout with friends and enjoy the progress they are making. We intend to have regular fitness get-togethers (i.e. events, competitions and charity fund-raisers) and also socials. We are also looking into ways we can post results and performances online for those who wish to share and compare their progress.
  8. We can take anyone at any level and make them fitter. Our program is scaleable and as such is suitable for anyone. Even our most challenging exercises have well developed progressions for people to work their way through. Mastery is about time, not about talent.
  9. We guarantee our results. If you aren’t fitter in one month, you’ll get another month free. This means you can have utmost faith in our program and know that your money is being well spent.
  10. We care. We do this because we want to make your life better. It’s not about money and it’s not about what you can do for us. Our sole aim is to get you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

If any of this strikes a chord with you, please feel free to contact me at chris@crossfitwestountry.com and it would be an honour to book you in for a free intro session.

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