Pulse Performance Training
You perform everyday of your life. Do you know what it is you perform?
Movement applies to athletes and non-athletes alike. Whether you’re a young athlete, weekend warrior, or deconditioned adult – movement applies to everyone. It is how you move or perform that makes all the difference. The difference between
- catching the ball or dropping it
- having the energy to keep playing or being too stiff to think about it
- feeling sure of your balance or slipping on the ice
- cutting past a defender or missing the pass
- beating your opponent off the line or getting beat
- having the stamina to finish the game or getting winded by the 3rd quarter
- having the strength to lift your groceries or being too weak to hold them
Whatever your activities or movement needs, our Pulse Performance Specialists are here to create a unique exercise program based on your goals. We guide you in eliminating your weaknesses and deficits while taking your strength and endurance to new levels.
How is training with a performance specialist unique?
Our performance specialists are nothing like your average personal trainer. Unlike most trainers who just check your weight and blood pressure, our performance specialist begin your training with a comprehensive initial assessment to discover your movement strengthens and weaknesses. During this assessment you discuss your goals, needs and medical history. In addition to the discussion, your specialist administers a 7 point Movement Analysis assessment. The assessment measures your skill level in several categories including:
We also measure your heart rate, blood pressure and body composition. For athletes, we administer skill and performance tests to establish baseline measures of movement ability including vertical jump, pro agility, 20 and 40 yard dash.
- Core Strength
This is when your performance specialist guides you from what you “think you need” to what you actually need. Only then can you really start to improve. Many of our clients describe their initial assessment as an “eye-opening experience”!
During your initial assessment and throughout your program, we regularly assess for both quality and efficiency of your movements. Why? Just because you can physically perform the movement of a skill (ie. a squat), it doesn’t mean you are executing the movement correctly. Quality and efficiency of movement relate to how well your muscles work together to perform a specific task or skill. Our specialists constantly monitor for these movement flaws and when we discover one - we teach you how to fix it.
As a result, you are stronger, more balanced, and move faster than ever before.
As experts in functional total body training, your performance specialist teaches you how to work with what you’ve got – your body! If you can’t efficiently move your own body, you can’t move it efficiently with anything else like a weight, a lawnmower, a basket of laundry or pick up a grandchild.
Functional training teaches you to rely more on your body and less on equipment. You become experienced at moving your body more efficiently and effectively. In essence, you become more aware of your body.
If you focus primarily on one aspect of training, it’s detrimental to performance because performance requires proficiency in ALL your movement abilities: balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and core strength. For example, football players can’t focus solely on strength and power. Runners can’t focus only on cardiovascular training. Doing so creates an imbalance in your movement abilities which ultimately leads a decrease in your performance. “Feel the Burn” styles of training are never appropriate if you want to improve all your movement abilities.
Is a performance specialist worth the money?
Using a Pulse performance specialist saves you money too. You won’t waste money on expensive gym equipment or memberships you never use. Your specialist shows you to how to train independently. We teach you how to exercise anywhere – outside, at home, or on the road. Not only is your program fun, engaging and different than any you’ve done before, but you learn to exercise with minimal equipment and expense.
You also have the peace of mind of knowing Pulse performance training is physician supported. Our physicians often recommend performance training as a benefit to their patient’s recovery. Because we’re a part of an integrated healthcare delivery network, if a concern arises during your training sessions - you can see a physician within 24 hours.
Coordinated Health physicians know and trust each performance specialist. All specialists are NASM Certified and have a college degree in the Health and Exercise Science fields.
If you want a safe exercise program while taking your performance and movement skills to the next level, come train with experts at Pulse. We customize training programs for
- Adolescents – to improve muscular control and movement quality/efficiency
- Total Joint Replacements (Pre and Post surgery) – balance, coordination and fall prevention
- Post Rehabilitative – shoulders, hips, back, knees, and ankles
- Deconditioned Adults – individuals and spouses