Primal is to live instinctually. Using all of the movements and senses you were born with. It is second nature. It is the ability to move through life with ease and a sense of knowing and trusting your body, without having to think about it.
Primal is to ‘trust your instincts’. To know when someone is walking too close to you in the street. That feeling you get when you know someone is staring at you. The ability to listen to your gut feeling when you eat something that your body doesn’t recognise nor like as it’s preferred energy/nutrient source.
Primal is taking the time to really listen to that voice deep down inside you that says ‘really, you really want to take that path?’ or ‘there is something around that corner that is dangerous’.
Primal is using your sense of touch, with or without the sense of vision. It is being able to feel with your hands and make instant decisions about your next movement. It is being able to smell the wind of change in the air, the shift of the weather and danger on the horizon.
Primal is each nerve in every single joint in your body being able to provide the brain with the information it needs to move freely within gravity.
Primal is being aware of your energy field and that of others and understanding how to use your energy wisely.
In terms of dictionary definitions, primal means one of a few things that center around the words: ‘the first’ or ‘primitive’.
The movement patterns we use today are just the same as they were hundreds of years ago. Our bodies have not evolved beyond those primitive patterns. In fact many would argue that our movement in the last 10 years has dramatically regressed from that of our ancestors. But our physiology has not changed.
Every single day you need to perform those primal movement patterns. They are: squat, lunge, push, pull, bend, twist and gait.
Do you dress yourself? Then you bend, twist and pull.
You need to practice these 7 primal movement patterns EVERY time you train, so that you are training for life.
Primal means training your body in all of its senses and movement patterns with the purpose of increasing your ability to be a happy, healthy and balanced human being.
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
Prior to beginning in our Group Membership you will begin in our 3 x ½ hour Primal Pattern Private Training sessions.
These sessions are designed to give you an understanding of the basics of Primal movement and how that corresponds to the movements you use in your everyday life.
Our trainers will assess your dynamic movement in squat, lunge, push, pull, bend, twist and in gait. We will also look at your infant development patterns and determine if you have any specific areas that need to be improved upon prior to moving into our group sessions.
Not only are the Primal Pattern sessions a great way for us to determine what your fitness level is but we will also ascertain if you have any postural issues or muscle imbalances that need to be addressed.
“YOU MUST LEARN TO CRAWL BEFORE YOU CAN WALK.” – Ancient Proverb
If you would prefer a one on one training environment, our Personal Training sessions are available by appointment.
Personal Training means that we can tailor your programming to your personal goals and needs. It enables us to work with you on your specific goals or correcting any postural issues, muscle imbalances that require more attention than we can provide in a group environment.
Some of our Personal Training clients have also needed extra consideration after having a child, rehabilitating post surgery or would prefer to train in an environment where they can discuss health issues with us in a more confidential setting.
If training with people who are motivated, enthusiastic, supportive and can have a laugh is what you are looking for then our Group Training sessions are what your need!
There will be no more than 12 people in our group sessions so that we can provide a high level of service. Each session is scaled to meet you where you are at with your current fitness level, and provide the motivation to help you improve upon that and reach your goals.
Our goal is to provide you with a safe and encouraging environment to train no matter your previous training experience.
By choosing the CHEK approach to your Personal Training you will be assessed by looking at your body as a system of systems that work together. This will enable us to write a comprehensive and detailed program to improve your overall health.
We use the model of assessments and protocol that is in alignment with the CHEK Institute’s teachings. This includes determining what is causing stress on your body at the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical levels.
As the level of commitment to the CHEK program is intensive and is not for everyone. It will suit those who have had significant health issues or athletes who are serious about their chosen sport or profession.
Enjoy being part of a team? Want to train in a motivating environment?
Our Group Training sessions provide a great environment in which you can gain all the benefits of strength training and cardio based workouts. Our Group Training sessions are scaled to your current fitness level so you will always have a challenging session, regardless of your training experience.
Group training is a lower cost alternative to one on one training with many of our clients benefiting from both types of training.
Group training is always fully coached by at least one of our highly qualified trainers and the sessions are a great way to train with other like minded people in a supportive and non judgemental environment.