Registration will be open October 2-8 for a start date of October 9. Please join our mailing list to get a 3-day sample of Awaken Training Series.

Explode into a new level of strength and passion for your training, without the beat-down on your body

 

Want to know exactly what to do to feel strong, whole, and connected to your body? The Awaken Training Series is twelve weeks of done-for-you progressions using Functional Bodybuilding techniques. Classic strength and endurance training plus accessory work will challenge you without breaking down your body (or your spirit). Learn new movements for yourself and your clients that promote awareness, safety, and respect for your individual path.

 

Remember falling in love with fitness?

 

151102_day_1_0461You know, back in the day, when you blew yourself away with your progress and hit benchmarks you never thought you could achieve. And then came the burnout, when 3-on-1-off turned into 3-weeks-off-1-on. Or the injuries that made you pause on anything overhead. Or the secret shame at not moving like the 22-year-old smoking you on the bar across the gym.

 

“Go into the pain cave,” you hear, like hurting is a badge of honor, and all weakness must be squashed. But what happens when you tweak your back, or your kid gets sick, and your PR takes a nosedive? Does that make you less of an athlete?

 

It’s time to reconnect with why you fell in love with training. Whether you compete or just work out for the pure pleasure of movement, every athlete can make progress and feel great at the same time.

 

So Why Do You Train?

 

Among great coaches and athletes, the distinguishing feature is questioning everything. So if you’re not among the elite, what are you seeking when you tighten your laces and head to the gym? Is it a number on a scoreboard, or something more meaningful, more personal than that? If fitness is part of your lifestyle, that life will chart a path from the PRs you get in your 20s all the way through to keeping up with your kids – in their 20s. And to get there, you need a way to train that keeps your body healthy and whole, and doesn’t make you feel like crap when life happens.

 

Random for Random’s Sake

 

Programs designed for an individual that are sold to the masses mean you are following the needs of someone else. Random workouts that elicit the “hard” response may also give random results. And how do you know what’s safe for you? Is relentless intensity really such a good idea?

 

Taking more seminars and poring over more programs, mixing and matching, won’t lead to a thoughtfully designed, safe and effective program that progressively builds your body up.

 

There’s an Art to Great Programming

 

151104_day_2_0982Marcus Filly has been a health and fitness coach for 8 years since leaving Medical School in 2009. He was formerly a CrossFit facility owner for 5 years, has completed all 5 of the OPEX CCP courses, and has coached clients remotely from all over the world. He has coached athletes at the CrossFit Games as well as several Regionals athletes. And he knows how fitness is more than just constantly pursuing gains — it’s a path to self-discovery and building confidence from deep within.

 

Sure, we could share his personal program and you could pay to follow along, but that won’t help you change the way you train.

 

Instead of randomly piecing your training together, imagine walking into the gym excited and knowing exactly what to do, for the next three months. Each week, the program will build on itself, so you’ll revisit your progress and see how you respond. Your master plan will be waiting for you to follow every step. But will it be easy? No, in the best possible way.

 

This program will challenge you to become aware of the way you move. Of your breathing. We suggest you turn down the music and hear your body respond. To not block out or avoid the fears or discomfort creeping in, but to welcome them as friends, and see what they have to show you. No “sucking it up” needed. And no destroying your body in the process. Because if your training doesn’t bring you joy, why do it?

 

You will experience the Functional Bodybuilding movement vocabulary, combining slower movements with others performed at speed. sg-kbHigh and lower intensity blend so you can feel all those little muscles and joints working together. Strength assignments coupled with aerobic movements will keep your engine humming while supporting your overall capacity.

 

When each movement feels connected to your body as a whole, you can:

 

  • access more potential strength
  • increase efficiency
  • stabilize supporting muscles and joints
  • feel more comfortable in a variety of positions

 

You’ll be sore in weird places, and you’ll love it.

 

When you join the Awaken Training Series, you will get:

 

  • Twelve weeks of progressive programming via Fitbot (5x/week schedule with 2 rest days)
  • Your comments and questions on workouts reviewed – based on trends we will respond to as many as possible
  • Video movement library
  • Abs, buns, and supporting muscle made of steel*

 

* just kidding – sorta 

Your Questions – Answered

Who is this for?

This program is ideal for athletes with at least two years of experience who can read a written workout plan. This is not geared for those on a competition track, or chasing PRs at all costs. However, it’s perfect for burned-out coaches, masters athletes, injured athletes on a path to recovery, or curious bodybuilders who want to dip a toe into functional fitness. If you know your way around a gym and want to love training again, this program is made for you. Especially if you’ve considered hiring a personal coach but have hesitated for one reason or another.

What about scaling?

You are welcome to scale any and all movements to your ability, injuries, or how you’re feeling on a particular day. We assume you have enough experience to modify as you see fit, but if you have any questions feel free to reach out via Fitbot at any time – we’re here to support your experience.

 

Most of the movements do not have prescribed weight on purpose – choose as you see fit, for your body and life, for each day. The only weight that matters is the one that will challenge you without crushing your spirit, or your body, in the process.

What equipment will I need?

You’ll need access to a training space with a selection of dumbbells, barbell and plates, pull-up bar/rack, and supplementary equipment such as bands, sleds, rower and/or assault bike, etc. If you’re missing one or two things feel free to sub as you see fit or reach out to the coaches for assistance. Don’t let lack of equipment become an excuse – keep moving, because one or two missing pieces won’t matter in the long run.

How do I warm up and mobilize?

Warm ups are provided for each workout that will get your body primed for the day. Keep in mind your own individual needs and feel free to alter to fit your body, or reach out to a coach with any questions.

Where do I go for questions?

You can communicate with coaches via The Fitbot and enter your feedback, comments, and questions for each workout. Depending on the volume of messages we receive, you may not get an individual response, but we will be looking for common threads and constantly incorporating feedback into the program. And we will respond to as many individual messages as possible.

What if I miss a workout?

This program is intended to build from week to week, but you’ll keep access to all the workouts if you want to make one up. If you need to miss an extended amount of time, best to jump back in where the program is currently. Feel free to reach out to a coach if you have any questions.

Is the programming available on mobile devices?

The FitBot does not currently have a mobile app, but can be opened in any web browser and is mobile-responsive.

Will I have to eat Paleo or wear funny shoes?

No, but we do recommend a decent nutrition plan and we also know a great supplement source.

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