Schools and Phy. Ed. Teachers
The increasingly urgent physical need of children, everywhere, for viable functional movement and fitness instruction is the best reason possible for re-thinking Physical Education and the tools we use to deliver it. Physical Educators must find ways of re-connecting children to movement, because moving-for all of us-has largely become an optional part of life but remains an essential element of learning and developing. New studies emerge each day connecting movement skills with cognitive development and the establishment of healthy life habits. And yet, always-tight school budgets perpetually squeeze Physical Educators to make do with less (time, space and equipment). Good PE is based on variety, progression and precision, making the job of buying the right teaching tools difficult-even in schools where money is not a limiting factor. Consider the SmartCart Training System: a portable, practical and affordable cart loaded with full-function, no-compromise, content-supported, movement-based learning opportunities. Everything you need to get (and keep) an entire gym-full (or field-full) of students moving mindfully, learning, progressing and succeeding is contained on a SmartCart.
Read the Inspirational article: Using the Olympic Games to Help Teach PE
Teams and Coaches
Too often, training for athletes is a process of trying to stuff square pegs into round holes. Training equipment and training venues are distinctly different and separate from the competitive arena and the nature of the games or events in which athletes compete. Functional training equipment–equipment that will continually ask a body what it can do, rather than tell a body what it can do—is nearly always simple in nature, highly versatile, and portable enough to enable coaches and athletes to train to play where they play, so training can be both athlete-appropriate and sport-specific. The training tools we use and sell work for both coaches and athletes. Coaches will appreciate the user-friendly (set-up, tear-down, transport and store) aspects of this equipment and the performance-proven training ideas that support it; and athletes will benefit from every movement challenge it can be used to create. A tool isn’t a good tool if it is difficult to use, difficult to carry, or difficult to put away. We sell—and use—good tools.
Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
Good rehab is good prevention; and good prevention is good rehab. A functional, movement-based approach to preventing injuries and, when necessary, recovering from them must fit within the exacting realities of our health-care system. The critical element of good Physical Therapy is the commitment of the patient to do the work—beyond the six, once-a-week, twenty-minute appointments the insurance company will pay for. This means that the movement options used in therapy must be available to patients at home and at work so they can continue to progress, at their chosen pace, back to a full-function life following an injury. Every piece of equipment sold by Prism Fitness Group fits the bill for injury rehab needs, as well as top-level athletic performance training, because every item allows the user to manage the training variables (volume, intensity, frequency, resistance, speed, and amplitude) to precisely suit individual needs. Success is always a matter of training at the appropriate level of difficulty and building one accomplishment on top of another. Functional equipment – and functional movement training – lets you do that.
All branches of the Armed Forces confront a fearful reality, today: The individuals volunteering to serve are increasingly unfit to survive and thrive in the hostile environments in which they will operate. The “METL” (the Army’s acronym for “Mission Essential Task List”) for all soldiers requires a physical transformation: from untrained bodies that are entirely adapted to the ever more sedentary lifestyles of modern living, to bodies that are entirely adaptable, and ready to face a dangerous, unpredictable world. “Adaptable” is synonymous with “functional” where training is concerned; and functional training requires functional tools; tools that can be used to pose an unlimited variety of training challenges in an unlimited variety of training—and operating—environments. Our training tools live up to those requirements. They are universally adaptable, and deployable, and therefore, can be used to train more bodies, more efficiently in more places… with less. And isn’t that the METL of functional equipment?
“If the only tool you have is a hammer… everything else becomes a nail.” That axiom applies perfectly to the often non-functional nature of conventional fitness thinking, as well as the training equipment and environments they employ in the quest for healthier bodies. Training tools that prescribe tiny fractions of the movement spectrum available to bodies while proscribing all the rest will necessarily limit function, fun and the successful achievement of fitness goals. This certainly argues for a shift away from the chrome, mirror and machine-based approach of most health-clubs and towards a body-based, movement-rich method of training. With simple training equipment you can achieve truly complex training results — transformative results — the best advertisement a personal trainer can ever have to attract new clients. Moreover, both you and your client will enjoy the process! It begins with functional movement and functional training tools. Prism Fitness Group has what you need.
Exercises may be obvious to a personal trainer, but the rest of us need help and reminders, which is why we’ve created the Smart family of Self-Guided Fitness Products. Go ahead, take it home and get busy!