Well, we are one week into our refreshed and expanded Squad Training program and it is going great! I would encourage everyone to give it a try for a month and put on a couple pounds of muscle while you reduce inches! We’re offering a 30-day trial for our members at a greatly reduced price – see front desk for details.
You may be wondering what makes Squad Training different from Team Training. Well, a lot of things. The table below should clarify the differences.
Squad Training Team Training
Small Group (3-6) Large Group (8-25)
Strength Emphasis Cardiovascular Emphasis
Builds Muscle and Strength Burns Calories, Cardio/Muscle Endurance
Repetition Based Time Based
Self-Paced, Go at Your Own Speed Timer-Paced, Start and Stop with the Class
Rest Periods for Muscle Recovery Limited Rest Periods Push the Heart Rate
Trainer Coaches the individuals Trainer Guides and Fires Up the Class
Individual Regressions and Progressions Limited Individualization
Low/Medium Volume Music Music-Driven
Monthly Workouts Integrate Progression Daily Workouts – No Progression
Workout Sheet Tracking (if desired) No Workout Tracking
Use of Additional Strength Equipment Utilizes Functional Training Equipment
Coaching of Complex Movements Easy-to-Learn Functional Exercises
For best results combine Squad Training and Team Training! I would suggest 2-3 Squad Training workouts/week and 1-2 Team Training workouts for a total of 4-5 weekly workouts. The Squad vs Team workouts will feel quite different which should help make your training more interesting. Combining strength training (Squad) and metabolic conditioning (Team Training) with a good nutrition plan will result in rapid, noticeable results! You’re gonna like the way you look, feel, and move!
Lift Heavy Stuff,