Real Life Fitness
Serious Fitness offers fitness that is fun and engaging. The exercises we do will make a difference in your life. And our team system makes it something you will look forward to doing every day.
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When you think of a “gym”, what comes to mind? If you are like most people you will think of rows of machines and banks of cardio equipment. Workouts are comprised of structured sets on a series of machines. The machines bear the majority of the load, setting an artificial line of action, forcing your body to follow its path. People sit on stationary bicycles, reading a magazine and getting in their 30 minutes of “cardio” before their strength training. Throughout these gyms there are a multitude of places to either sit down, or lay down to workout. There is no creativity, no variance, only a structured environment for the masses.
Is this an effective way to train for everyday life?
Forging Elite Fitness
Step outside the modern commercial gym facility, and all of the movements will look out of place. When will you be afforded the opportunity to sit down or lay down to productively apply the strength you have gained using machines? How will your body respond when you have to lift something overhead while standing, instead of comfortably seated? What will happen when your body must set the line of action instead of a machine? What if the “cardio” doesn't come first?
Our definition of fitness is the ability to perform at any and all physical tasks, even unknown tasks. Fitness is not defined inside the walls of a gym; it is defined each and every day by your ability to deal with the challenges of life.
We believe that the movements and exercises used in training should look normal outside of the training environment. We train using movements that pre-date the modern gym facility and philosophy. Long before Gold’s Gym our ancestors were squatting, running, jumping, pulling, pushing, climbing and throwing. By training with these movements, we are “reconditioning” our bodies to function in a manner that they were designed. We intentionally blur the line between strength training and cardio training, just as nature does.