Why the heck do we do this fitness stuff? Improving chronic pain.
Why the heck do we do all this fitness stuff, really? Isn't that the question?
When you come to Castro Valley Fitness you'll hear a lot about form.
Shoulders down...push your hips back...exhale through your belly...
There's a reason for that (it's not to act all bossy pants.) The reason is that the exercises we program in the gym generally have an impact that extends well beyond our gym walls and into the mysterious place known as the Real World.
In the Real World it doesn't really matter how much you can deadlift, but it does matter that you can pick something up without hurting yourself.
In the Real World it doesn't matter how many pushups you can do, but it does matter that you can get yourself off the ground when you fall.
In the Real World it doesn't matter how your dumbbell rows look, but it does matter that your shoulders, neck, and back don't hurt.
You get my point?
This is why we focus on form so much. Without proper form, you're not going to get all you should get from the exercises you do at Castro Valley Fitness or anywhere else.
We believe most chronic pain issues (chronic pain is the kind of nagging pain you may have semi-regularly) stem from problems with your posture or how you move. That is what good form can help improve.
If you want to read about this in more detail, this is a great book:
So, to answer the initial question:
Why do we this fitness stuff?
The answer is pretty simple:
So we can live better, more energetic, and productive lives.
And the super cool thing about that, is you can start living that way no matter your age, your condition, or anything else. You can improve your chronic pain issues. You just have to start.
2861 Grove Way in Castro Valley