ATHLETIC MOVEMENT PROFILE
Your introduction to the Synergy system always begins with our movement assessment. Our Athletic Movement Profile allows us to quantify your current fundamental movement abilities. With this information we can rank your proficiency with basic athletic challenges. We can also identify movement compensations that may be hindering your performance or increasing your risk of potential injury. We tie this all together to design your individualized training program.
Our approach to fitness at Synergy Wellness & Performance is a little unconventional compared to anything you’ve ever experienced before! First of all, our focus is more on INPUTS of movement rather than specific OUTPUTS, meaning we’re more interested in the way you’re performing a movement rather than how much weight you are lifting. Secondly, you will be introduced to exercises you have never seen before. We want you to be very familiar with the maneuvers we perform, the intent of those maneuvers, and the words we use to describe them. This is the purpose of our introductory TRAINING CAMP. The more you can understand the WHY behind what you’re doing, the more quickly you will make progress and meet your goals. Our TRAINING CAMP provides a focused time to address your personal needs while getting to know us here at Synergy Wellness & Performance. It’s our courtship period, if you will. At the end of 8 sessions if we are not a good fit to work together, no hard feelings. We have a feeling you’ll enjoy your initial trial period, though, and want to continue our relationship!
MOVEMENT STANDARDS AND PERFORMANCE CHECKPOINTS
Your progression through the Synergy system is directly related to your efforts of purposeful practice. Your advancement is measured against Performance Checkpoints in each training phase to keep you challenged appropriately. We also use Movement Standards to validate your improvements in performance output are not interfering with the quality of your movement input. Implementation of Movement Standards and Performance Checkpoints helps to avoid trading short term gains for chronic aches and pains.
There are 168 hours in a week and our athletes train between 1 hour and 5 hours a week. That means our athletes spend about 97% of their week outside our gym walls navigating opportunities to get better and the related challenges that can create interference to that end. We empower our athletes to take care of their bodies by making beneficial choices with nutrition, implementing daily body-care strategies, and properly managing stress. We devote time and effort to these principles because we don’t want you to do something outside the gym that would negate all your hard work inside the gym.