There are hundreds of ways to exercise. Some people prefer to run on a treadmill, and others prefer to go on a hike in the woods. Some like to exercise in private, and others like to exercise in a group. With so many options, how do you pick the exercise plan that’s right for you? While we like to say a variety of exercise is the best way to get the results you want, you may prefer to stick to one thing! At RizFit, you can use the cardio studio, weight lifting room, semi-private and private training sessions, and Bootcamp group classes. You may already have an open gym membership or a steady exercise schedule and are looking for something extra. You may be wondering, “is a group class right for me?” To help you decide, here are the reasons why most of our members join Bootcamp month after month!
In the United States, there are millions of people reported as homebound, meaning they have extreme difficulty leaving the house. This can be due to many conditions that limit mobility such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Arthritis, Neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Obesity, and more. A lot of the time, being homebound only worsens the condition due to lack space to move around and exercise. Newton’s First Law, also known as the Law of Inertia, states that “an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion”. People are no different! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get creative and exercise in the safety of your home with little equipment.
Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a pre-participation test that experienced trainers use to assess physical ability. There are several tests within FMS that use standard movements observed by a trainer who then gives a score of 0-3. This score is based on how the movements appear when performed. Using this method, trainers create a more reliable foundation on which to build fitness plans that work for each individual. At RizFit Fitness Studio, this is the foundation of Peter Rizzo’s fitness assessment and plan for his clients.
Scores are given based on the performance of the person training. A zero is given if the movement causes pain. A score of one is given if the person is not able to do the movement. Two is given to those who are completing the movement, but are compensating. Three is given to the person training if the movement is completed correctly without compensating. These numbers are then combined to produce a final score that helps the trainer decide on a specific fitness plan.