Group class? Or individual designed programs? A few weeks back we talked about the differences between exercise and training. If you missed it, please go back and check it out here.
Today we discuss the limitations of the GPP group class and how the individual design programs may be the better choice.
Individuality – A crucial difference. Our Individual Design Program is completely personalized for you, the individual. If you have a specific weakness or mobility limitation that may not align exactly with the generic “avatar” used for the programming of the general class you simply get to “scale” on those days. The program isn’t focused specifically on developing your weakness or deficiency or mobility issues.
Lifestyle – Are you a shift worker? Struggle with sleep and/ or nutrition? Again these are all aspects that need to be accounted for and ironed out to align with you. If you only sleep 5 hours a night (or day), eat like crap, have a stressful job or depend on liquid nutrition, the last thing you need is a crushing workout to completely smash your adrenals. And in the group class, that just may be the WOD when you show up. Not a good recipe for success.
Goals – We all have our reasons for being here. Sometimes the general GPP WODS don’t align with your personal goals. Maybe you want to compete in an Ironman, maybe a weightlifting meet. Perhaps you just want to increase your health and longevity. The point is, people have different goals that may not align with the “theme” of the GPP WOD.
With an Individual design program you’ll work closely with one of our coaches through a robust assessment to highlight your strengths, weaknesses, and discrepancies. Your program is then designed around your function, your goals, and your current state of being to help you succeed with your goals. For most people this is a superior method to the group classes because of the individuality. Yes we all have individual needs and if you are interested in Individual Program Design talk to one of our Coaches.
WOD: Back squat 5 reps, 3 sets @ 65%
3 Rounds for time:
10 Burpees over rower