I don’t have time to workout.
Yes you do. A convenient characteristic of our training methods is incredible time efficiency. Our training sessions are scheduled for an hour to allow time for warming up, technique instruction, working out, skills practice, and cooling down. However, some of our clients are unusually pressed for time: in their cases, we are able to get them in and out within 25-30 minutes without sacrificing the quality or intensity of their training.
I’m embarrassed—I’m really out of shape.
Don’t be. First of all, none of our members arrive at a level of fitness that would be considered exceptional by our high standards: they all had and—like all of us—still have plenty of room for improvement. And that’s precisely the reason our members train with us: to improve.
Second, our members are part of a tight community in which encouragement and support of each other are intrinsic. Our best athletes routinely train alongside first-time members. All of us, from members to trainers, are here to help each other progress.
This isn’t for me. I’m not an athlete. I just want to look and feel good.
The majority of our members aren’t athletes: they simply want the best possible results in the least possible time. We train all of our members as if they were world-class athletes because this unequivocally produces superior results in all of us. Why train in a way that inherently limits your potential for success? Why restrict yourself to simply looking good when you can look better, feel better AND perform better?
It looks like you do a lot of squats. I’ve heard they’re bad for you.
Not only is the squat foundational to athleticism, but even more importantly, it’s foundational to functional independence. Squatting has developed a reputation of being unsafe because of the prevalence of atrocious form and severe inflexibility. Properly performed squats and related movements will fortify the knees, hips and back—not damage them—and help prevent injury in the future. Avoiding movements your body was engineered to perform is the best way to ensure injury and your body’s failure to function properly for you. Our coaches spend a great deal of time teaching our members proper form in all movements and constantly monitor performance to ensure safety and optimal benefits.
I don’t want to lift weights because I want to be flexible.
Despite reams of proof to the contrary, the notion that strength and muscle development and flexibility are mutually exclusive is still common, particularly among dancers and other individuals who require extensive degrees of flexibility.
With proper stretching and training, it’s remarkably easy to improve both strength and flexibility simultaneously; in fact, the two are often synergistic. We demand that movements be taken through the full and proper range of motion and that our members stretch regularly and appropriately.