Efficient. Effective. Sustainable.
Your health is an investment, no doubt, and behind any good investment (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.) there should be a gain/profit. So our question would be, is your current investment when it comes to your health working?
How do you measure this?
Three questions you should be asking if you are not already:
Is it efficient? Is it effective? Is sustainable?
Working in a well-organized, competent way while achieving maximum results with minimum wasted effort or expense. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and is it getting you the results you want? Is it worth your time and money? Are you using any data to track your efficiency over time?
Successful in producing a desired or intended result. Are you getting the results you want in relation to the goals you have?
The ability to maintain this approach over the long haul with little to no repercussions. Do you enjoy what you’re doing? Is what you are doing methodical or just aimlessly reckless? Can you sustain this overtime? Do you have constant pain/injuries?
For the record, anyone in the world no matter what their background is can write a ‘hard’ workout. Our dog Baker could probably do this. A hard workout does not automatically deem a workout as smart and effective. Let us repeat that: a hard workout does not automatically deem a workout as smart and effective. Workouts are meant to break down muscle fibers, and then with proper rest, nutrition, and recovery those fibers repair themselves into much stronger muscles. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is not a bad thing in the body, but if the same muscles are constantly being fatigued throughout the week... you are not actually giving your body a fighting chance to build strength. And if your workouts are causing problems in your joints - that’s an issue, a big issue.
Our class programming is efficient, effective, and sustainable, but it is probably because we care about that.