The Movement Minneapolis is the first and only gym in the world to fully implement the Gym Movement Protocol in our training. What does that mean? Among other things, it means we use biofeedback to determine what works best for your body from one moment to the next. Our training philosophy can be summarized by paraphrasing an Arthur Ashe quote:
1) Start where you are.
2) Do what you can.
Start Where You Are
Wherever you begin on your fitness journey, you start with a different history, different capabilities, and different limitations from others. The most important thing is that you start from wherever you are and move forward.
You don’t need to achieve a certain level of fitness before starting out.
You don’t need to be able to squat perfectly before squatting.
You only need to start wherever you are, and move where you can.
Do What You Can
A common source of laughs around The Movement is when a member gets a dirty look from a coach because they were caught doing too many reps when they know they should have stopped sooner. You read that right. We don’t push members to do more or go further. In fact, we instead stop people when we notice a drop in their performance.
“Move where you can, so you can move where you can’t” is our guiding principle. We believe, and have demonstrated with hundreds of members, that if you just do what you can and move where you can, your sphere of capabilities will be ever increasing. For some that means being able to get out of bed in the morning without back pain. For others, it means finishing a marathon under 3 hours. For others still, it might mean taking a 500-pound deadlift to 600 pounds.
You don’t need to be able to keep up with someone twenty years younger who has different fitness goals than yours — you only need to do what you need to do to progress.
You don’t need to be able to squat until your butt nearly touches the ground on day 1. If you simply squat as low as you can, your range of motion will increase over time.
All you need to do is work within your limits.
Wherever you begin, it is our belief that you can set a new Personal Record (the best you’ve ever done in a measurable metric), every single day. That’s right: It’s our contention that you can make unlimited, constant progress. No one else makes this claim.
Athletes who train at The Movement have gone on to set World Records and dominate in competition at every level. Or, they just look better in their jeans than they ever have before.
Whatever your goal is, we can help you move toward it.