PERSONAL TRAINING HAS PROGRESSED (1/3)
To say that in the past decade we have seen an amazing number of technological innovations is an understatement. GPS, texting, facebook, google, and smartphones are all relatively young, yet it’s hard to imagine life without them. It’s fun to look back at how we used to do life. I remember when I thought my commodore 64 was a space age device. I guess that’s the nature of innovation. Real innovation makes things not only antiquated but also sort of silly looking.
This blog is going to be largely about innovative fitness concepts and methods. I will also examine current trends and discuss where they fit on the continuum between silly and state-of-the-art. Brace yourself. You may be surprised just how silly some things look upon thoughtful examination.
I know, that’s quite a claim. It’s just that I’ve been at the fitness game for 16 years and have seen it all. I started asking questions (and not getting very good answers) during my undergraduate studies of exercise physiology. Fortunately, I learned that through critical thinking one could arrive at rational conclusions about the best way to go about conditioning the human body.
Many things that are believed to be self-evident about conventional fitness wisdom are in truth just myths. The fitness industry knows this and is slowly beginning to get it. It will take a while for the tide to turn completely. That’s not our focus at The Exercise Coach. We are passionate about paradigm shifting. We have simply found that the folks who can really affect a change in the way culture views exercise are thinking consumers who are simply frustrated with silly old approaches and are ready for real results. If that’s you, I’m happy to tell you that there are answers to your questions and solutions for your frustration that sound almost too good to be true.
Check back frequently as we embark on a journey together to usher exercise into the era of the iPhone and Google. Isn’t it important that we do that? At The Exercise Coach we have made experiencing the pinnacle application of exercise science a turn-key experience. Our personal training program is guided by several core attributes that I would like to share here. Whether or not you are within the service footprint of one of our training centers these will serve as a guide to help you decide if a particular program is right for you or if it’s simply silly and antiquated.
In the next couple of posts, I will lay out and explain the 7 characteristics of personal training that has progressed.