“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.
Pro-Fit Boot Camp is a Yoga philosophy based Boot Camp, The Foundation of the practice is YOU nothing else.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit, Inc. is a fitness company founded by Greg Glassman with Lauren Glassman in 2000. CrossFit’s exercise program is practiced by members of approximately 6,100 affiliated gyms, most of which are located in the United States, and by individuals who complete daily workouts posted on the company’s website or workouts prescribed by a coach at a local affiliate.
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program designed to help people gain a broad and general fitness. CrossFit is a trademark of CrossFit Inc.
CrossFit advocates a mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement with the stated goal of improving fitness, which it defines as “work capacity across broad time and modal domains.” Workouts are typically short—30 minutes or less—and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises; equipment used includes barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed “Workouts of the Day” or “WODs”. Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or “boxes”, typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity WOD, and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress. Some affiliates offer additional classes, such as Olympic weightlifting, which are not centered around a WOD. The aim of CrossFit is to physically prepare people for whatever life might throw at them.
CrossFit, Inc. licenses the CrossFit name to gyms for an annual fee and certifies trainers. Besides the standard two-day”Level 1 Trainer Course”specialty seminars include gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, running and endurance, rowing, kettlebells, mobility and recovery, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Football (developed by former NFL player John Welbourn), self-defense and striking. Other specialized adaptations include programs for pregnant women, seniors, and military special operations candidates. Affiliates develop their own programming, pricing, and instructional methods. Many athletes and trainers see themselves as part of a contrarian, insurgent movement that questions conventional fitness wisdom; besides performing prescribed workouts, they follow CrossFit’s nutrition recommendations (adopting a paleo and/or zone diet and favor minimalist footwear.
CrossFit makes use of a virtual community Internet model. The company says this de-centralized approach shares some common features with open source software projects and allows best practices to emerge from a variety of approaches, a contention that is disputed by some subject matter experts, competitors, and former affiliates.
he “CrossFit Games” have been held every summer since 2007. Participation and sponsorship have grown rapidly; the prize money awarded to each first-place male and female increased from $500 at the inaugural Games to $250,000 in 2011-2013. Winning the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games now nets $275,000. Athletes at the Games compete in workouts they learn about only hours beforehand, sometimes including surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen; past examples include a rough-water swim and a softball throw. The Games are styled as a venue for determining the “Fittest on Earth,” where competitors should be “ready for anything.”
In 2011, the Games adopted an online format for the sectional event, facilitating participation by athletes worldwide. During the “CrossFit Open”, a new workout is released each week. Athletes have several days to complete the workout and submit their scores online, with either a video or validation by a CrossFit affiliate. The top CrossFit Open performers in each region advance to the regional events, held over the following two months. As of 2013 there are 17 regional divisions, including 12 in North America (North West, Canada West, Canada East, North Central, Central East, North East, Mid Atlantic, South East, South Central, South West, Southern California, and Northern California), and five in the rest of the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia). The top athletes (up to 3 of each gender) from each region are eligible to compete in the CrossFit Games.
The Games include divisions for individuals of each gender, and for a number of Masters age groups: 40-44 (new in 2013), 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+, as well as for co-ed teams comprising 3 men and 3 women. Masters competitors qualify for the Games based on performance in the CrossFit Open—there are no Masters regional events.
Ties are broken by the best individual event by the competitor, followed by second best, etc. until the tie is broken. This was needed to declare Craig Howard the winner in the Men’s 50-54 division in 2013
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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!
(coming soon some options if you’re looking to ADD something to your base class membership)
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