Today’s post is a little more…technical. We get asked a lot, “What makes Aleda Fitness so different?” Well, utilizing the Functional Movement Screen is one of the things that sets us apart. We use this handy screen to look at how your body moves at this very moment. We are looking for balance and appropriate stability and mobility. See the trick is, when our body moves optimally we can perform optimally. Basically, get stronger!
So what is this screen and how do we integrate it? Great question! Here is an awesome breakdown for you –
Cutting Edge Training Philosophies
Movement training is groundbreaking, and something that most trainers are unfamiliar with, but is the foundation of training. You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk, and most trainers are having you run and jump without the ability to crawl. It is imperative to build a solid functional base for your body to perform at your best. You can’t build a mansion on a shack foundation.
Increase Efficiency to Increase Results
Your body is much less efficient with dysfunctional movement patterns and asymmetries in comparison to moving well. By using the screen, we can find your weakest link and improve it, this will help accelerate your results and break through plateaus because of increased efficiency.
If You’re Not Assessing You’re Guessing
Without a screen, how do you know what exercises are right and wrong for your particular body. The truth is, if you’re not assessing you’re guessing. With a screen, we can narrow our plan of attack down to exactly what your body needs to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Know That Your Program is Working For You
Scoring criteria allows you and your trainers to see if your movement patterns are improving, or if the training program is having a positive or negative effect on your baseline movement. This way you know what is happening with your training based on fact. This a great tool to add to body composition measurements to see your results.
Decrease Risk of Injury
You can’t get results if you are hurt. The screen allows us to see what your chance of injury may be, and allows us to program the best workout possible to make sure that you stay injury free.
The FMS takes about 15 minutes but will add so many great training days to your life. This is a complimentary screen and you don’t even need to be a member to experience it – because we are awesome like that! -Christine