Pro-Fit Boot Camp is a Yoga philosophy based Boot Camp, The Foundation of the practice is YOU nothing else.
“ProFit It’s about changing people’s lives for the better. It’s about making grandma able to pick up her grandkids and play on the ﬂoor with them. It’s about the person who just lost 100 lb. and is getting their life back. That’s where the heart of ProFit stands. That’s what’s important.”
“My primary objective”, says Hamid, “besides turning more and more people on to a healthier, more peaceful lifestyle that continually challenges them to grow, is to teach a system of exercise that fully integrates the body, mind, and spirit”.
A fitness routine based on aesthetics feeds your ego, not your spirit. By increasing your ego, you actually become more vulnerable, more susceptible to the everyday occurrences that are out of your control. By feeding your ego, you ignore what you truly need in order to create something your ego desires. Consequently, you end up working against yourself and your goal of health, and you actually create more imbalance.
Boot Camp (Our Boot Camp Pro-Fit) is directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom. The only way to do this is to work with yourself, not against yourself. By working hard sensitively, we create an environment that’s healing and that honors each individual, an environment that respects our boundaries and works within him or her. In this way, we create an atmosphere conducive to natural expansion and growth. We’re not interested in pushing past our edge to get to a place where we’ve been brainwashed into thinking we need to be in order to have happiness!
The hardest part of the practice of our boot camp can be honoring our bodies and what they need in this moment. Too often we find ourselves slipping back into our old habits of goal orientation, self-criticism and re-activeness, which are the root of so much imbalance, disharmony, misery, and so forth. Goal orientation, which sometimes is expressed as “I’ll be happy when,” leads you away from the here and now. Looking outside yourself for happiness doesn’t work. If you’re not happy now, you won’t be happy for long no matter where you go. Why? Because happiness, or wholeness, has to come from within. And wholeness comes with acceptance of Right Now! There will always be another place to go, so there is no such thing as getting there. As far as your potential for happiness is concerned, “You are there.” Self-criticism leads us to feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, worthlessness, and low self-esteem, as well as the criticism of others, which keeps us at each other’s throat.
Please understand, our boot camp by its very nature is challenging. for example In order to have balance one needs to expose the imbalance and move toward balance. Sometimes it’s not easy to see and deal with our imbalances so things get challenging. As humans we tend to have the greatest opportunities for growth in the challenges we encounter. So please experience these challenges positively.
It’s time to open, strengthen and awaken!
Our class is not a contest between you or anyone you may be practicing with. It isn’t even a contest between you and yourself. Forget about how loose and strong you used to be way back when. Give up any aspirations of how loose and strong you hope to be one day. Just be where you are! Make that o.k. when we get to our yoga part (as much as I like to call all our practice is yoga) Doing yoga correctly means not trying to get anywhere, but being where you are as fully as possible. You’ll benefit from class by your effort regardless of how far or deep you get. As long as you are feeling it and you are breathing calmly, you’re practicing correctly.
Please don’t push too hard. These poses should hurt good, not bad. There has to be a sweetness to every pose. Nothing should ever be excruciating.
Occasionally or maybe more so you may notice yourself getting frustrated, judgmental, critical and reactive.
Use this safe environment to start working on these old habit patterns.
We are all quite attached to our bodies so it is very natural for a lot of things to arise. Please know that calmness and self acceptance are at the very root of balance and health. Without this a fitness regime is very superficial. Without this we are building our whole house on a shaky foundation.
Whenever you catch yourself pushing too hard, realize you may not be accepting where you’re at, and let it go! Whenever you catch yourself being self judgmental or critical realize you are really lacking nothing and it’s actually the judgments and criticism that’s keeping you down. Let it go! Whenever you catch yourself being reactive, let it go! Get calm, even if it means backing off.
Welcome to meditation in motion.
As we always say, our goal is to help you make your life better, and making your life better involves a balance between performance, health, and longevity.
We’ve learned a lot over the years about the best ways of accomplishing this. We’ve been around for a long time. As many of you know, we were the first fitness place in port moody and tri-city and one of the first in the world with this method of fitness.
Here is one major trend we’ve noticed over and over again:
A person comes to us with fitness goals. He signs up for personal training and makes quick gains. He graduates to classes and starts coming two, three, or four days a week, all the while his fitness gains continue quickly.
His fitness, his career, his relationship, his confidence – HIS LIFE – improves. Overall, he becomes almost addicted to the workouts, addicted to the post-workout high he feels.
Two or three more years go by and the novelty – the initial excitement – starts to fade ever so slightly.
We’ve learned that this is because group classes are designed to capture a wide audience. Workouts can be scaled to meet anyone’s level, and they’re often programmed in a way to give the majority of students what they want most – a metabolic hit. The truth is, metabolic conditioning is great for business, which is why so many fitness place affiliates are based on met con workouts.
But after four or five years of doing group classes, some people just don’t want to do more time. And physically they start to plateau. They just need some small changes in their routine.
Conrad Might be an Anomale
We used to try to fight against this feeling. We would keep encouraging everyone to come 4 days a week, hitting group classes week after week.
We realize now that the ideal fitness facility isn’t necessarily 5 group classes a week, especially when you’re doing high intensity training. For the first year – maybe even two years – this is do-able, but ultimately fighting this is like fighting human nature.
THIS is the concept behind our Specialty Programs.
Many of you might not even be aware that other programs exist outside of the regular group classes that are included in your base monthly membership.
We offer a number of different outlets for everyone, especially for people who have been around for a while. Some are seasonal, other are ongoing.
We’re starting to realize that the ideal fitness facility involves going to two or three classes per week with some more or less intense, specific strength/weakness/skill work on the side.
So if you’re one of those people who likes to come five or six days a week, we suggest you add a specialty program to your regular group classes – for the sake of your performance, your longevity and your healthy and happiness!