HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY!
We call it “scaling” the workout, but we just mean “optimizing.” Decreasing the load is not a lesser version of “Rx,” just a different measure. As you’ll see when you join a group, there might be ten different “scaled” versions of the same workout happening at the same time. Everyone works as hard as everyone else. Everyone finishes together. Everyone smiles.
In the real world Tina has a job that’s near and dear to our hearts; She takes care of our Vets as a pharmacist at the VA here in Charleston. She can often be found nerding out with Coach Jay (they’re both closet nerds for sure) about the healthcare system, new medications, anatomy and physiology, and a host of other things that only 2 health professionals could enjoy talking about.
We’re all on the same health and fitness journey, but we’re all at different spots along the way. We all have off days where our body may not be cooperating and we need to adjust the workout for the day. Even professional CrossFit Games athletes will scale their workouts to meet their needs!
How many times have you looked at a workout and thought, “But, I can’t do a pull-up!” Too many times to count I bet. Don’t worry though – you’re not alone. For many of our athlete’s pullups are the one exercise that seems so far away.
Are you looking for THE ab exercise gymnasts use to get their insane 6-packs? The hollow is a fundamental position in gymnastics and is a GREAT addition to any ab routine.
As you dig out your holiday decorations think about how useful it would be to easily grab those big boxes on the top shelf in the garage. Understanding overhead mechanics is what the shoulder press is all about.
I recognize my time is limited and I can’t be an expert in everything, so this is a perfect way to learn and stay in shape. Working out has gone from a chore that hung over my head, to what I look forward to most in the day.
Joining a new gym can be scary. The fear of not knowing what to do or how to get started. Being in a new environment around people you don’t know. Hoping people don’t judge you because you’re a “newbie”. We’ve gone through this uncomfortable feeling ourselves and we didn’t like it either. That’s why the process for getting started at Locomotion is TOTALLY different from any other gym you’ve visited.
Research shows that exercise improves mood, sleep, health, weight control and increases energy levels, so why does it get put on the back burner when life gets hectic? When stress levels are on the rise, we should be prioritizing the one activity that can help us manage that stress in a healthy way.