Training Quality Over Quantity

At Her Fitness, I’ve integrated the Functional Movement Systems philosophies into our program design.  Our beliefs and methodologies have been based around these training systems for quite some time.

I believe that this form of screening and standardizing movement is essential for safe, timely, effective results.

In order to better understand the premise of where these beliefs stem from, let’s take a look at some of the rules that Functional Movement Systems are based around.

  • Pain should not be present while performing basic bodyweight movement patterns.  If there is pain associated with these basic movement patterns, movement patterns will be compromised and substantially increase the likelihood for developing further injury to the site of pain.  Also, this could lead to a secondary injury from the body compensating to avoid the pain or restricted movement.
  • Having multiple limitations within several basic movement patterns, even if they’re pain free, can create compensations and general weaknesses that may lead to a greater likelihood of injury.
  • Basic unilateral movement patterns should be symmetrical on both right and left sides of the body.
  • Fundamental and basic movement patterning should precede performance related activities.
  • Basic before Complex, Stable before Unstable

Foundational movement patterns need to be assessed before we can create a program designed to fit each individuals needs.  Our goal at Her Fitness is to provide the best personal training services in Flemington.  Using the Functional Movement Screening Systems, we were able to establish a solid baseline screening system to better help manage and prevent injury to the musculoskeletal system.  Also by establishing a baseline scoring criteria, we will be able to monitor and track progress to ensure that the right program is being implemented.

All of this screening, assessing, and implementing the right mix of corrective exercises into the programs are going to help keep our clientele safer and healthier for long periods of time.  We realize that injuries are going to happen.  However, it’s our job to reduce the likelihood of injury.  After all, if someone gets injured during training, their outlook and thought processes about exercise can be compromised for the rest of their lives.  Exercise should be enjoyableExercise should be well thought out and serve a purposeExercise should help you meet and exceed your goalsExercise should help improve movement patterns and make daily activities more enjoyable.

This training philosophy is the foundation of our group personal training program design at Her Fitness. Sometimes, we have to remove exercises from the program when an individual has a faulty movement pattern.  The reason for this all stem back to these five rules.  It’s our job to get results and keep you injury free.  It’s all about the quality of the movement, not the quantity.