Let's Talk Fitness in 2019 - Systems

Kevin Baker, Owner of Fitness Together, Talks About Fitness Systems
By: Fitness Together
Kevin Baker (Wimmer Photography)
Kevin Baker (Wimmer Photography)
MILWAUKEE - June 21, 2019 - PRLog -- I believe Billy Joel said it best when he sang, "Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound. Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me."

Take a moment and quickly think about the number of fitness fads you've witnessed through the years. A simple internet search can uncover a treasure trove of come-and-go crazes, machines, equipment, and gurus.

These fads have defined the fitness landscape and, unfortunately, planted seeds of thought around easy results and fast weight loss (how many times have we heard "just minutes a day"?). It has given me a great deal of appreciation for the systems that we have incorporated into our fitness studios for decades.

Hearing that systems are decades old might lead you to believe that they are outdated or antiquated. On the contrary, the core components of the fitness systems that we utilize have been consistent and stable for many years, and have yielded more predictable and reliable results.

However, we encourage our trainers, who are all professionally certified, to use their skills and knowledge to build out unique and interesting programs, utilizing a blend of traditional and current exercise and techniques. Within the systems, we have created processes that measure and track progress for our clients, including weight, body fat, circumferences, blood pressure, pulse, posture, flexibility, and strength.

The clients set specific SMART goals that we use as the milestone to build out customized workout and nutrition programs. The system defines "how" to approach the solution, but the trainers still have the flexibility and responsibility to work with the client to define the "what," which will solve the problem.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I went through different sets of fitness solutions before I became a client, and eventually owner, of my three Fitness Together® studios. One of the last attempts included Shaun T coaching me on T25™ on at-home DVDs. Beachbody™, the creator of T25™ and other similar fitness programs, has done an amazing job of marketing a set of products that have a great appeal because they play on the reward system function in our brain.

We are naturally inclined to want more with less effort. It should come as no surprise that without a great deal of dedication to many facets of fitness (workouts, frequency, intensity, nutrition), I was just another consumer that failed to get results from a workout fad.

Things changed drastically when I discovered the system-based approach. It wasn't just the benefits of having personal trainers, which helps immensely, but it was also the team using the continuous improvement model and working within my abilities, while ensuring data reinforced my knowledge of the gains I was achieving.

Through their proprietary workout system, including specific data elements, captured consistently over time, and portrayed in a format that shows me my trends and areas of continued concentration, I have been able to stay engaged and surpass all expectations, effectively developing a fitness lifestyle. Additionally, the coupling of their auxiliary systems, which provide specific nutrition and cardio coaching with customized client programs, was instrumental in helping me achieve lasting results.

The fads might help to get some short-term fitness improvements but, based on how many offerings are available and how often they get released, it is clear they don't frequently create opportunities to get lasting results.

I tried the fads, and when I decided that it was time to make lifestyle changes that would permanently affect the way I handled my nutrition and exercise, the system-based approach was the solution that worked, and continues to work, effectively for me.

Fitness Together® has three locations in the Milwaukee area:  18000 W Bluemound Road, Brookfield, Wis., 2525 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, Wis., and 411 E. Menomonee Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

For more information, contact Kevin Baker, owner, Fitness Together®, at 262-444-3657, email at kevinbaker@fitnesstogether.com. www.fitnesstogether.com.

Judi Murphy
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