At HyperFit USA, we incorporate the best practices of all sport and training modalities into our training. We will adopt and use whatever helps us provide better, safer and more effective training. No pride in ownership, no ego: If it works, we’ll use it (and hope that whoever we’re stealing from will come workout with us).
How do we determine best? The best training methods results are specific, measureable, repeatable, and performance-based.
CrossFit is a core principal we apply to our methods because it offers useful definitions and concepts that improve the results of our training. CrossFit is an open source model that is free to all. Like Hyperfit USA, CrossFit also adopts best practices for use in their training methodology. Like Hyperfit USA, if it’s a way to train that helps clients be better, faster and stronger, CrossFit will use it.
We are part of USA Weightlifting, the governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting in the United States. How we teach weightlifting is based on the USA Club Coach and Sport Performance training system. Another core principal Hyperfit USA applies to its training: Weightlifting movements are the cornerstone of any effective strength and conditioning program.
We use Kettlebells in the RKC Hard Style of Training. The Kettlebell is one of the oldest training tools; the Kettlebell was a common tool for conditioning athletes before the body building movement destroyed functional training in the late 1960’s. We use the Kettlebell for conditioning as well as strength training.
Our coaching style is derived from military instruction and collegiate-level athletics. We treat people as athletes – goal-driven versus passive “recreation.” Our athlete’s goals are as varied as their backgrounds, ages, and experiences: Preparing for the next season in a sport, losing fat, or generally staying mobile and healthy.
The secondary benefits of our training are esoteric and impossible to accurately measure. Confidence, feeling good, being more mobile and agile are the intangible benefits our training provides.
It does not matter where your current fitness level is now. What matters it your commitment to YOUR personal excellence. We can scale the training to allow just about everyone to train with us. What matters is that you are doing your best and progressing at the best rate YOU can.
We measure output as a benchmark of performance. We time, score and measure work done because we believe that speed, agility and strength are the outward, visible results of our methodology. We believe that fitness can, and should, be measured because we believe the hard work required of our training should bear such results. We strive for personal perfection in action and movement.
The idea that training is hard and truly gives people a sense of accomplishment is the cornerstone of our coaching. We live in a world of constantly lowering standards that implies that mediocrity is a goal to be met. You will not find that here.
In our quest for excellence, we work every day to master movements. We re-teach the skills needed to succeed in EVERY class. We modify the movements to scale based on a client’s fitness level and physical limitation. Each training session is not only an opportunity to workout. Each training session is an opportunity to perfect your skills and movements. Learning to move better is a pillar of success in our program.
We give credit where credit is due. This is a list of influences and individuals who have shaped what HyperFit USA is today. Influence goes beyond movements or training protocols and delves into the realm of coaching. Coaching is elusive quality that develops the personal capacity of people. Some of the names listed here are fitness experts, other taught by example and other still taught by administering black eyes and significant discomfort:
Gerry Malechek, Greg Glassman (CrossFit), Juan Carlos Santana, Vern Gambetta, Mike Boyle, Mike Burgener, Jim Miller, Joe Wells, Steve Fraser, Dan Severn, Ayn Rand, Doc Chapman, Pavel Tsatsouline, Istvan Javorek, Steve Cotter, Jeff Martone, Steve Maxwell, Dan Gable, Jason C. Brown, Dave Bow, Mark Rippetoe, George S. Patton Jr., and more names than I can remember or name. Thank you to all.