Why Fitness Matters
Are you excited about the Olympic Summer Games starting soon? I definitely am!
Elite athletes are remarkable human beings. There's something magical and exhilarating about watching them do their "thing". Each one is a highly trained specialist, capable of great physical feats. Close your eyes and picture Usain Bolt explode out of the blocks, Lydia Ko wind up her body and release all of its energy in a complex chain of coordinated movements into a tiny ball or Michael Phelps glide through the water with precision and power.
Sights like these make you marvel at what is physically possible.
We - you, me, the lady next to you in the elevator or the man in the corner cubicle - are most likely not capable of any of these things, but luckily, neither do we have to be. These are not our sports, we are (perhaps sadly) not Olympic athletes, and our livelihoods do not depend on us outrunning 99.99% of all people out there.
Life, however, is our sport. We all need to get out of bed in the morning, get dressed, bend down to tie our shoes, carry our bags, perhaps run for the bus, walk a few flights of stairs...you get the drift. Movement is life, and movement is powered by physical fitness.
Do you need five minutes to catch your breath after walking up a single flight of stairs?
Are you strong as an ox, but your hamstrings are so tight you can't even pick up those coins you just dropped?
Can you run all day, but just can't seem to do anything remotely coordinated with your hands, like throwing a ball around with your kid?
This is where a holistic training system like Kinsei-Do comes into play. From High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) based short and efficient workouts for Endurance to routines focused on Strength development to yoga-like movement flows for Flexibility and Mobility, our goal is to enable you to retake control of your physical capacities and allow you to perform at your greatest potential.
We deliberately say 'retake control' because we were all functionally fit once. Do you remember being a kid, running around for hours without end? What did you say to your parents in the evening if they asked you what you done that day..."I went for cardio training"? Or when you climbed trees and jumped into the field, did you worry about pulling a muscle? A resounding NO to all of the above, I'm sure!
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Coach Jo's musings on all things fitness