We’ve all heard the saying “keep it simple, stupid.” But as humans, we seem to be hardwired to look for complexity. We are suspicious of things that are too simple – how can it possibly be effective?
The fitness trainers have a tendency to over complicate things. This is especially true when it comes to exercise. There are so many different styles of training, exercise formats and methods that it can be confusing for people just starting out.
As a group fitness instructor, I have always gravitated to something that I could deliver to a large group of people. I remember when I first started teaching group fitness, I wanted my classes to be fast paced and packed with energy, but I also wanted them to be efficient for both my students and myself. This is what has drawn me to simple tools which is probably why I found the Gymstick so appealing.
I have been using the Gymstick for years now. It’s a great tool that just keeps getting better and better.
The Gymstick is effective because it can be used by anyone, from beginner to advanced athletes, young or old, and it can be modified for all fitness levels.
My favourite thing about the Gymstick is that it forces you to engage your core throughout the entire exercise set. Your torso muscles are always working and your posture is always correct because you have to stabilise yourself in order to perform any movement correctly with this tool. I believe that when you are forced to engage your core throughout an exercise set, it makes the workout more efficient and effective.
Gymstick is great because it breaks down basic functional movements into simpler components and can be done anywhere, anytime. It is super portable, easy to use. This makes Gymstick accessible for people who are travelling or don’t have access to a gym and/or weights. These exercises emulate movements that work many muscles in coordination with your entire body.
But hands down, the best thing about the Gymstick is when I see, as an instructor, someone getting their lightbulb moment during a workout and this usually happens within the first 3 minutes of a Gymstick Muscle workout. It’s this ah ha, oh my God moment when they realise how user friendly this very simple tool is.
But I will call out the elephant in the room when it comes to Gymstick. The general attitude in the fitness industry is that Gymstick is not a ‘viable’ piece of fitness equipment, because it does not weigh anything and is too ‘simple’ to be effective. How can a stick and two rubber bands possibly give you a complete workout?
In fact, Gymstick has been around for over 20 years and has been used by millions of people around the world.
Gymstick is a proven product with a long history behind it. When it was first introduced into the market place back in 2003, it was not accepted by many people as an effective piece of training equipment. Many people were sceptical because they had never seen anything like it before and therefore didn’t know what to expect from using it! Fortunately today there are far more people who believe in its effectiveness and Gymsticks are used in not only in gyms, but also by physiotherapists, sport coaches and fitness trainers all over the world.
A simple tool like Gymstick can be used in just about any situation that requires physical exertion. Gymstick is a great all round fitness tool for those looking and are ready for a change. Slowly but surely, our industry is learning that simpler does not have to mean less effective.
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