Our General Fitness classes are built around the training concept of General Physical Preparedness or GPP training. GPP training is aimed at simultaneously developing the 10 components of fitness that are relevant to all physical activities and sports. These components are:
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
4. Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
6. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into one distinct movement.
8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a certain intensity.
We accomplish this task by utilizing the movement patterns that are fundamental to the human body. Pushes, pulls, hinges, squats and loaded carries. The exercises used are generally full body movements that strengthen all the major muscle groups and joints, with isolation movements used to shore up individual weaknesses to ensure that nothing is neglected. Our tools are barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls and numerous other toys that push our athletes past their limits.
Think of GPP training as creating a well-balanced developed body that is ready for anything. The higher your fitness level, the more you can handle. The higher your work capacity, the faster you can recover. The higher your strength, the more force you can produce. The lower your body fat percent, the better your metabolism. These results are commonly the goals of the general population, whether they workout or not. Your competition is with yourself and your life.
This is the pursuit of not only being a fully developed and capable athlete, but a fully functional human being that is capable of handling a wide variety of tasks no matter the setting. We strive for continuous improvement in the gym and outside in the more uncontrolled setting of the real world. With the obesity epidemic only worsening, your challenge is to NOT get fat and NOT to lead a sedentary lifestyle. If everyone could improve their GPP, way more people would be leaner and healthier. You don’t need a sport to improve your GPP — do it to improve your quality of life.
12 Month Commitment: $105 Monthly
6-Month Commitment: $115 Monthly
3-Month Commitment: $125 Monthly
1-Month Commitment: $135