GENERAL PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS
GPP is about helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Period. Our programming, facilities and community are focused completely on this.
Our entire purpose is to create fitness programming that helps you, physically, to do all the things that interest/edify you.
Our motivation is to help you create a richer/fuller life through better health; to help you create a life NOT LIMITED by capacity, injury or self-induced disease; to help you achieve all the strength and ability you need to serve those you love.
OPTIMAL HEALTH. Optimal Health encompasses all objectives of healthy living. These may range from: having more energy, to losing weight, to becoming fit, to participating in sport, to conquering disease. Our definition of Health is truly groundbreaking in this industry. Every ounce of our programming intended for its achievement.
Optimal Health is only acquired by gaining perfect balance of the eight aspects of health. These are:
- Mental Health
- Emotional Health
- Social Health
- Spiritual Health
- Intellectual Health
- Environmental Health
- Financial Health
- Physical Health
To be healthy, truly healthy, you must strive for balance within these. Too much, or too little of any one, or of several combinations of these aspects will leave you miserable and wanting.
Here at GPP, our entire program is created with intention to transfer health within the physical realm to other aspects of health. Physical health is magic that way. Mastering your Physical Health opens the conduit to balancing the other 7 aspects of health. The skills you develop while creating health in the Physical transfers to all other aspects! You know this instinctively. It is why you seek out mastery of the Physical.
Efficiency and Effectiveness
We are minimalists. We refuse to do one more rep of one single exercise than is absolutely necessary to accomplish our goal of optimal health. This being said, we realize nothing worth having comes easily. Therefore we are committed to doing whatever is needed, however it is necessary, whenever it is required to accomplish our definition of Optimal Health.
Our Approach to Fitness
Our programming is sequential. Each workout builds onto the last. We go to great lengths to ensure you'll gain all of the useful benefits of balanced, coordinated exercise. By Friday of each week (assuming you showed up and put out M-Th) you are done! If you do this consistently, like every week, you'll gain all of the benefits of Optimal Health, Fitness and Appearance.
Our training protocol is broad, general and inclusive of ALL exercise techniques, standards and protocols. Here you will participate in bodybuilding, weight lifting, power lifting, Yoga, calisthenics, plyometrics, isometrics, athletic training, sprint training and every other type of exercise. We are constrained only by efficiency and effectiveness.
We recommend 5 days of GPP per week. If you miss a day, make it up. Those who skip too many days may be skipping valuable components of physical health. Over time (if they do this regularly) they may become imbalanced, weak and/or injured.
Our Nutrition Recommendation
“Optimal Health” carries with it the expectation of proper nutrition. It is unreasonable to assume you can be healthy and/or fit without providing proper fuel for the body. Nutrition plays a critical role in your health.
We have learned that there is no ONE nutritional program that will serve us all equally. Instead, we've adopted the concept of eating a diet designed for your specific genetic make-up. We call this "Intuitional Eating."
We do not follow ANY specific nutritional model (i.e. USRDA, Medifast, Weight Watchers, Paleo, Volumetrics, Atkins, Mediterranean, etc.), yet, we promote them all. We have known many who've thrived on all of these, and more. We are not limited by a singular understanding of nutrition and its effects on individuals.
Instead of looking for reasons a diet wouldn't work for you, we look for reasons it might work. We show you ways of trying one on for a few weeks (longer, or shorter maybe), of making observations, measurements and tweaks before deciding whether, or not it is working. For more info, healthy diets & meal plans click HERE.