Modern health and fitness can seem confusing. There are all the late night ads for home ab machines and other specialty equipment. TV shows like The Biggest Loser that turn weight loss into a spectator sport. Popular exercise programs that seem to focus on entering into a workout as if it were a battle or race, leaving you destroyed on the floor afterwards.
That is not who we are at Legitimate Movement.
Our goal is to teach you how to use your body well, not just put you through a workout. We want to provide continuing improvement in the areas of strength, endurance, movement quality, and perhaps most of all: mindset. We teach principles, not just exercises. A new personal best on a deadlift is great, but it’s significantly more important to know how to pick things up the right way and continuing to move well many years from now.
As one of our teachers often says:
“You shouldn’t be focused on getting a muscle up. You should be focused on getting what the muscle up gives you.”
– Shawn Mozen of Agatsu
That is: the exercise accomplishment itself is secondary to the strength, vitality, and general quality of life that the pursuit of good fitness can offer you.
This is a big part of why you will excel at Legitimate Movement. A good assessment is vital to making solid and sustainable progress for a lifetime of mental and bodily strength. If your coach has not fully assessed your movement, your training is already severely stunted. After all, how can you know which way to go if you’re not even sure where you are to begin with?
Goals are important, but that’s Point B on the map. We’ve got to find Point A first!
All members will receive an assessment from one of our expert coaches to help pinpoint any asymmetries or limitations, and help bring awareness to any corrective work that needs to be done to improve your movement. We will also periodically re-assess to check on progress.
We don’t just want you to be able to squat a lot of weight or do so very quickly. While getting stronger and faster is certainly part of the program, our first goal is making sure you squat with maximum integrity.
This assessment also allows our program to be accessible to all. The exercises and movements we perform are all scalable based on the individual. So if we are working on a movement that you can’t perform based on your current range of motion, we will provide a modified version of that exercise as well as corrective movements to help lead you in the direction of a fuller range of motion.
At Legitimate, we combine the best parts of personal training and group exercise. We maintain a low member-to-coach ratio to make sure every athlete receives adequate attention while also providing the support and fun of a community. All of our coaches are themselves well educated and trained.
Classes are 75 minutes long to allow for proper warm up and joint prep for any work we’re doing that day. We don’t do anything at Legitimate without first preparing.
At Legitimate Movement, we want you to be strong and capable and truly prepared for anything. But to do that, you must train smart and with purpose. Preparing randomly is not the same as truly being prepared for any random thing.
Ours is challenging but adaptable program that’s been meticulously planned out to ensure continuity of progress. Each class builds on the previous and prepares you for the next. While some places have a specific workout to focus on, we view every part of class as important. From the warm up to the main focus to the cool down, we spend just as much time teaching the finer points of them all. Every day you’ll work hard and come out understanding your body a little bit better.
Quality before adding intensity, always.
We want to provide you with the best possible individual experience for the best price we can manage. Our model is not that of a big box gym, where they sign you up and don’t care if you ever come.
We want you in class four days a week, ideally. Three, at very least. Our memberships are sold as class packages, with part of the motivation being that you need to get in here and commit to self-improvement!
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You just can’t get a better, more thorough, or more personalized fitness experience for this kind of price!
Ready to sign up? CLICK HERE AND PICK YOUR PACKAGE!
What to do once you’ve joined
We need you to be diligent about signing in for classes for multiple reasons. First and foremost, we are a small gym. That intimacy and personal attention is at the core of our philosophy, but it also means space is limited. Right now we have classes capped at 8 people. So if you want to attend a class, sign up in advance! Second, it keeps track of the number of classes in your package.
Please be considerate of your fellow members. That means:
– Don’t sign up for a class and then cancel at the last second. If class starts in an hour or less, don’t cancel. Commit to attending!
– Be on time for class.
Future programs we have discussed for Legitimate include:
– An Olympic lifting program
– Mobility/recovery specific classes
– Workshops on specific aspects of training (handstands, improving your thoracic spine, etc.)
If you have any ideas you’d like to see or have any questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!