By Dr. Kyle McCrobie & Heidi Shalek
As 2018 draws to a close, you may find yourself evaluating your fitness routine or thinking ahead to your health and wellness goals for next year- it’s totally normal! Should you join a gym? Should you download a fitness app? Should you check out that boutique fitness studio? Should you do an online program like a Couch to 5k? Should you change your eating habits or get a meal prep service?
With so many options and information floating around, we hope we can point you in the right direction by answering one question: What IS the difference between a big commercial gym and a small fitness studio like the TR? (And why should you care?)
We think it’s safe to say that most people are in agreement about what they dislike about the gym- whether they go or not.
#1. It’s a process to join.
#2. It’s crowded.
#3. It’s usually dirty.
#4. Personal trainers bombard you with their sales pitches.
#5. Creepy gym goers try talking to you even when you have headphones on.
#6. You feel stressed about what to do for your workout.
#7. You’re worried you’re not doing the exercises correctly.
#8. You feel a little self conscious while exercising.
#9. You do everything you can to drag yourself there multiple times in a week.
At the TR, none of the above happens. At the TR, you might even start to look forward to exercising. Why? Because in a small studio environment your program is adjusted specifically for you- even in a group class. Your workouts are appropriately challenging, not inherently painful. With consistent practice, you will know what you are doing and understand why you are doing it. Most of all, you’re making progress you can measure and FEEL. The coaches will make sure you’re getting the most out of the exercises you’re doing by correcting your form. Not to mention that each one of our locations is spotless, the clients are friendly and the music is on point.
At the TR we specialize in strength and conditioning. Rather than disguising your workout with a fad or gimmick, we strive to help you appreciate fitness for what it is, and empower you to become stronger and better conditioned so you can feel better and perform better every day. In our studios you’ll find a lot of open floor space, kettebells, turf, bikes, treadmills, ropes, sleds and weights. Our coaches provide the highest level of coaching because we are continually learning and expanding our understanding of human movement. Our mission is to equip people with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the gym and sustain healthy habits for life.
But what does that mean? It means now you can walk into that hotel gym and workout with confidence when traveling. You can download an app and know which exercises are appropriate for you. You can pop into a studio and try something new because you’ve build a solid foundation. You can safely determine if an online program is right for you. And along the way, you’ve learned how to eat intuitively and develop good, sustainable nutrition habits.
Sounds great, but how does it work?
There are no memberships at the TR. Every time you come into the the studio you will be working with a coach in some capacity- whether you’re taking a class, doing a small group training session or a one-on-one personal training session. Yes, that means you cannot come in and workout on your own. The upside to this is that it’s never crowded. You only pay when you actually workout. You never have to plan your workout or worry you’re doing something incorrectly. You simply buy a package of classes or personal training sessions and use them as you please. There are no contracts, initiation fees, or yearly dues.
So, we challenge you to think beyond the new year. Think ahead to 5, 10, 50 years down the road. The only new year’s resolution we believe in is the one that resolves to change your mindset and start thinking about fitness as a part of your lifelong health and wellness, not just a well-intended flurry in January. Stay tuned for our next post: No Resolutions, Just Habits.
Practice Health & Be Inspired
-Kyle & Heidi