Philosophy

LEARN TO MASTER YOURSELF AND YOU LEARN TO MASTER LIFE

When you think about your fitness ideal what comes to mind? Many of us have seen someone who can bench-press a car but also has a big belly or a marathon runner who can run for days but they lack the power and muscle definition you may want yourself. What about the bodybuilder who looks like they are carved out of stone but lacks endurance.

Do these athletes represent your fitness ideal? For all of their size and apparent strength they are often outperformed by much leaner and smaller athletes. Each one of these people and their respective skills represent excellence in one area of fitness however they certainly do not reflect an overall fitness ideal.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FIT?

Being fit is more than the ability to excel in any one given area. Imagine an athlete you admire. More often than not they are the personification of power, grace, mobility and endurance. They embody a multitude of highly developed traits rather than excellence in one area. At Agatsu we see fitness as being fit for a task. The particular tasks we are training for is life and everything it has to throw at us.

If you are strong life is easier. Being able to carry, bear a load and move against resistance is as important for a day laborer as it is for someone carrying their kids and groceries  all at the same time. Having the endurance to get through a tough day and enjoy your evening without collapsing is as important as having the strength to get through the day. Having good joint mobility, health and flexibility as we age will help us stay active and healthy for years weather we are an athlete or someone who sits at a desk five days a week.

Well rounded attributes contributes to making great athletes. The same is true for anyone seeking to improve their life and their personal fitness level.  Agatsu programs seek to improve mobility, flexibility, endurance and strength. We develop all of these attributes through the dedicated study of human movement. From body-weight training to resistance exercises every program is an exploration of human movement and potential.

In the search to become masters of movement we develop our minds, bodies and spirits.  For far too long the fitness industry has placed the focus of peoples workouts on their specific body parts. Train like this for this part to look like that. If you train like a butcher obsessed with body parts you may develop an aesthetic look that is pleasing to the eye but little else. The aesthetic is secondary and the natural result of our hard work is the primary focus of our programs and training.

WE DO NOT TRAIN TO LOOK GOOD. WE TRAIN TO BE GOOD.

Agatsu students learn how to train to develop various attributes and skills. This process is what will help you achieve long lasting results. Learning to move and control your body makes you more self aware, confident, stronger, athletic, and healthier all in a functional way. YES you will even look better!

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