Good exercise, nutrition, and regeneration habits should be based on the intersection and integration of the following three goals:
Improved Health and Function
Your first priority should be to get the basics right. Your exercise routine and diet should improve the quality of your movement system (i.e. mobility, stability, strength, balance etc.), decrease musculoskeletal pain, prevent injury and metabolic decline, increase energy, improve your mood, sleep, libido, brain function and more. It's not just about ripped abs; it's about your health and quality of life.
Improved Body Composition
Yes, if you have fat and inches to lose or muscle to gain (or both) we can help. This is why most people workout isn't it? Longevity and energy are nice and all, but you want to look good naked damn it...or in a nice form fitting dress, skinny jeans, or tailored suit. Your efforts in the gym and in the kitchen should absolutely improve how you look in the mirror and how your clothes fit.
Whether it be on the golf course, tennis court, at your job, or in your daily life, what you eat and how you train should reflect and support your performance goals. You want to stay active and play hard - and do so for as long as possible - so our strength and conditioning programs are designed to improve your movement, muscle, mental, metabolic, and sport performance.
Personal MSB Training
Whether or not you are using our Online MSB/Fitness Coaching system, our expertise and competitive advantage in Calgary is the application of our MSB philosophy and the quality of our coaching, both aimed at helping you to achieve all three of the aforementioned goals simultaneously. Our coaches are highly educated (certified and experienced) in both the science of human movement and in the art of coaching and change psychology and can work with you privately or semi-privately on your individual health and performance goals. Through careful screens, assessments, evaluations (read about our MSBE here), and conversations about your aspirations and inspirations, we strive to meet you where you are and help you envision and reach for where you want to be. By participating in one of our Personal MSB/Fitness Coaching Programs you are sure to experience:
- Increased energy and productivity
- Lower risk of cardiovascular events
- Increased strength
- Maintenance and increases in muscle mass
- Increased bone density
- Improved mobility (usable flexibility)
- Improved stability and balance
- Less aches and pains
- Increased confidence
- More positive emotion and motivation
- Improved sexual vitality
- Insert your goal here: _______________
What can you expect from a Personal MSB/Fitness Coaching session with us?
The focus of every session with us is to enhance your movement system balance in some fashion. That may mean that we need to first focus on cleaning up movement restrictions and preparing the body to move efficiently and effectively before loading it with too much force and intensity. Once that is achieved (to an acceptable level) we progress into intelligently selected and periodized (the process of progressing the exercise selection, volume and intensity) movements/exercises that challenge each individual appropriately. We monitor and correct technique to ensure the safety and effectiveness of each movement set. Exercise is a stressor - a purposeful stress placed on the body in order to bring about a desired change. No stress or challenge to the system = no adaptation. Too much stress/challenge = injury or undesired adaptation. Our Coaches make sure the challenge is appropriate so that the right change is happening at the right pace. The specific exercises and timing of each session will be different for each individual, but the general pattern or flow of each session will look something like this:
- Removing restrictions with foam roll and soft tissue work (if needed)
- Movement preparation (physiological readiness) and Functional Range Conditioning mobility work
- Reactive work (speed, agility, quickness, power) - especially but not limited to athletic populations
- Resistance Training (loaded movement training, strength, stability etc.)
- Energy System Development (aerobic or anaerobic cardiovascular work)
- Recovery/Regeneration (stretching, breathing, shift to parasympathetic nervous system dominance)