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Primitive Function Fitness

Article Paul Heisig, Exclusive Athletic Club

Imagine it’s thousands of years ago and there you are, finding what you need to survive, all without any modern comforts. When you finally get what you need—berries, bird, fish, deer—you must carry it all in order to keep yourself and those around you alive.

Our environment has changed to become easier today, but our bodies don’t care that we’re so comfortable now. When we stop doing what we were made for, we develop sickness, obesity, and unhappiness.

Primitive Function Fitness isn’t a workout, it’s a way of life. It’s a varied mash-up of long runs, burpees, stone throws, log carries, fence and wall jumps, body weight movements, and more. The idea is to keep your body in a state of confusion to help it adapt. Think back even 100 years—were there gyms and fitness clubs for the common man? No. Why? Because life was hard enough.

Body Alignment

Article Asian Nate, Exclusive Athletic Club

Everyone has acquired some sort of physical pain in life.  We often ignore these discomforts until we reach a critical moment, and it’s not until this breaking point that we take action, often via chiropractic work, massage therapy, acupuncture, surgery, or medication.

Now there is a way to help correct these misalignments and ailments—alongside the work of other practitioners—to help not only alleviate the pain but potentially fix the issue for good.  

We must use a wider lens when correcting pain, observing not only where it is localized, but where it originates. We must step back and look at the big picture: the entire body.  An aligned body leads to a happier, healthier life.

Simplified exercises incorporating “lengthening” and “shortening” methods help every joint complex in the human body. With this “pulley system” technique we can correctively align the body, allowing it to move and function freely with limited discomforts.

Certified Personal Trainers

Article Catherine Lee, Midland Fitness

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, which sets the standard for personal trainer and fitness instructor education and certification, the second most popular trend in fitness for 2018 is “certified and experienced personal trainers.”

Fitness consumers’ demand for better instruction has been steadily climbing for years. Personal trainers at Midland Fitness embrace this strong market trend.

“Our approach has always been sports-medicine based,” says Steve Wells, 25-year veteran personal trainer. “Fitness without physiological principles has proven to be dangerous. I see many clients who have been injured while participating in ‘fitness-fad’ programs where quite often, instructors fail to offer the best advice to keep participants safe.”

Modern personal trainers have an opportunity to improve their skills with advanced education. Those that do can offer a much better client experience by helping them to avoid injuries and enjoy faster results.

Medical Fitness

Article Catherine Lee, Midland Fitness

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), lifestyle diseases kill more people than communicable ones. This is plenty reason for medicine and fitness to work together.

Medical fitness offers fitness consumers the confidence that they are using sound, well tested, medically-based principles.

“The best ‘fitness-intel’ comes from medical science,” notes Midland Fitness trainer Steve Wells.

Most fitness and medical professionals welcome a more symbiotic relationship, as both parties aim to improve the health of their communities. A common thought within the medical community is that a fitter society would relieve much of the strain on our healthcare system.

“Our goal is to continue to develop relationships with medical leaders in our community. We have always welcomed reviews of our programs and methods so they comply with the best information available,” Wells adds.