“Our workouts use natural movements, activate flexibility and work with your own physical weight for a healthy, resilient body and mind.” – Daria Kantor, CEO & Founder
I’m Andy, the COO of TruBe. At TruBe, our performance based workouts are designed for you to get the most out of each session. Our approach to living a healthy life is balance. The workouts have been formulated to energise and exercise your body, as well as rebalance your system by the end of the workout.
Here we break down our fitness philosophy for you to understand.
Our training philosophy
At TruBe, we encompass a philosophy of movement and function to create the most effective, convenient and engaging workouts that are functional to your needs. We call this Functional Training.
Functional training is a classification of exercise which involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life.
For example, if you are a long-distance runner, you need to have a fitness program that improves running. This may include running, single leg bounds, core stability in a gait movement, and improving cardiovascular capacity.
Our planes of movement
At TruBe, we believe that introducing three dimensional movements will help you become more efficient and help prevent injuries in our function.
Our bodies are designed to move freely in three planes of movement. These planes are:
- Sagittal Plane: Imagine you have a wall on either side of you. Any movements you can perform in in this space will be sagittal. For example, a bench press, squat, forward lunge, backward lunge.
- Lateral Plane: Imagine a wall in front of and behind you. Any movements you perform will be lateral movements. For example, a side lunge, lateral raise, side step.
- Tranverse Plane: These are rotation movements; for example, a wood chop, hip rotation or a back hand in tennis.
Over the years, our bodies have been restricted from movement due to functional changes. For example, we no longer roam the wild for food, climb trees, fight in battle etc.
A large percentage of us have sedentary jobs where we sit at the desk for hours on end. When we do work out a lot of our exercise is very sagittal. Running, cycling, cross training, using a bench press, doing squats – these all work the body in a sagittal plane.
The problem is when we do not use full range in all planes, our body forgets how to. The brain will then restrict movement in the plane we do not utilise as it does not know whether we can perform it without risking injury. Quite often we are not able to complete tasks in these dormant planes of movement without feeling pain or causing injury – especially when resistance is added to the movement.
What drives our movement
We also need to understand what drives our movement. We have 3 main joints that drive our movement:
- Ankles joint
- Hips or pelvis
- Thoracic spine
If we maintain good mobility and range in all of these, we stand a good chance of preventing injury, aches and pains. We can also activate a higher number of muscle fibres when performing exercise.
Function, mobility and goals
TruBe personal trainers use their knowledge of function and mobility, and combine this with your training goals.
Creating combinations of the three planes of movement creates exercises that help prevent injury and stress related aches and pains, as well as maximises activation of your muscles.
By adding resistance – such as resistance bands, sand bags, or bodyweight – we can help you achieve all of your fitness goals from fat loss to endurance gains in an efficient and effective workout.
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