Single station resistance pieces don't get much love these days. As a matter of fact, they are largely dismissed by some in the fitness community as being non- functional, meaning they don't do a good job of addressing a basic day to day physical need. The truth is they can be excellent training choices depending on a client's existing abilities and goals. Let's take a 40+ year old that spends upwards of 6 hours daily sitting at a desk as an example. Such an individual is likely to have a low level of body awareness, literally a diminished sense of where they are in space. In that regard, the pads on the machine offer excellent "points of reference", allowing a skilled trainer to use concise verbal cues to reinforce structural alignment and help the client build better awareness of proper sitting posture. Exercises and training modalities need to fit the client, and depending on the individual's level of progression, different "tools" can be appropriate. Even the lowly Seated Row. ... See moreSee less
Rob RindosAny chance you're looking for part-time sales work Jack?..lol... Well said!
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Zach MillerI work with a kid who has Autism. He's high-functioning but has very low awareness of his body within space (kinesthetic). He simply cannot do the simplest of moves with free weights. The machines offer guided, nearly error-proof structure. They have been a great help.
A nice reminder to use some common sense in laying out a client's fitness and wellness programming. The human body is remarkably self-corrective. Sometimes you just need to let it perform.... ... See moreSee less
Life can be tough, and stressful. In the hurried and always on atmosphere we live in the stresses can be magnified greatly. We're please to again host the Urban Zen Self-Care Workshop. Anyone needing to carve out a slice of personal time for recovery and recharging can benefit! ... See moreSee less
Very excited about this! My favorite part of being a dietitian is helping people gain a healthy relationship to food which is a huge piece of wellness that's often missed. I hope you all can make it. ... See moreSee less