METHODOLOGY

PhilosoFit’s methodology is based on a simple yet profound idea: build a better body by first building a solid movement base.

Many proprietors of gyms and group fitness studios assume that ‘functional’ exercise is enough. Sadly, it is not easy or straightforward. Every body has unique things going on inside of it and it takes more than a few exercises to solve the very complex puzzle of how to achieve maximum fitness with minimum wear and tear.

We manage the well-being of a wide variety of clients from elite athletes to mature adults who are dealing with challenges of ageing. Ironically, they come to us for the same reason. They’re either bored with the traditional exercise model or they’re dealing with physical dysfunction and they’ve finally woken up to a wise idea: Quality will ultimately always be more superior to quantity.

NEW CLIENT PROCESS

At PhilosoFit we refer to our trainers as “Movement Specialists“. They evaluate, identify and document clients’ movement function, limitations and asymmetries. This information allows us to develop safe, customized training programs that help our clients re-establish authentic pain-free movement while changing their bodies.

STEP 1

We begin every client relationship with a detailed interview, a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Muscle Testing based on the work of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT). We measure each client’s movement quality before we instruct them into movement quantity. In other words, we’re concerned about your efficiency and what you can withstand. We want to know about your old and current injuries even if you think they’re, “no big deal.” Why? The number one way to get hurt is through an old injury or an asymmetry that was never fully resolved.

STEP 2

Once we’ve screened you, we customize your movement-training program in six fundamental areas:

  1. Mobility
  2. Stability
  3. Core
  4. Strength
  5. Heart Rate Variability
  6. Restoration

STEP 3

Every 6-8 weeks our Movement Specialists re-test, re-evaluate and re-create new customized workouts. This ongoing process helps both the client and the trainer keep track of progress and reassess goals and direction.