Why Bodyweight Training?

Maybe you’re not convinced that it’s possible to get huge results only using bodyweight. But if you’ve been looking for sustainable fitness that doesn’t skimp on gains, you’ve come to the right place. Let us explain why the bodyweight movement is such a big deal and why GymFit specifically can guide you into your greatest fitness.

Bodyweight provides more resistence than is commonly understood

If you’ve been looking at bodyweight programs that max out at squats and push-ups, we understand the confusion.

  • Two-dimensional movements like squats and push-ups eventually plateau if no resistance (weight) is added.
  • Your entire bodyweight becomes resistence as soon as your angles change.
  • This kind of resistance calls for full-body engagement, rather than one targeted muscle at a time.

Bodyweight provides more resistence than is commonly understood

If you’ve been looking at bodyweight programs that max out at squats and push-ups, we understand the confusion.

  • Two-dimensional movements like squats and push-ups eventually plateau if no resistance (weight) is added.
  • Your entire bodyweight becomes resistence as soon as your angles change.
  • This kind of resistance calls for full-body engagement, rather than one targeted muscle at a time.

It’s safe and scalable to you

Many intense and effective workout regimes run a high risk of injury. With bodyweight, you can gain the intensity without feeling so vulnerable.

  • You easily adjust your difficulty when you are ready.
  • Our program coaches you on proper form and individual muscle-strengthening.
  • Your workouts consist of the most potent and practical movements at each level

It’s safe and scalable to you

Many intense and effective workout regimes run a high risk of injury. With bodyweight, you can gain the intensity without feeling so vulnerable.

  • You easily adjust your difficulty when you are ready.
  • Our program coaches you on proper form and individual muscle-strengthening.
  • Your workouts consist of the most potent and practical movements at each level

You’ll build an insane core

An athlete doesn’t just want pretty abs. They need core strength that moves and stabilizes the body.

  • We strengthen your entire trunk region 360-degrees (Abs, Obliques, Lower Back, etc.)
  • The core is at the foundation of everything we do, so it’s trained even in non-core specific workouts.
  • Our core-specific workouts are designed to progress your core stamina as well as strength.

You’ll build an insane core

An athlete doesn’t just want pretty abs. They need core strength that moves and stabilizes the body.

  • We strengthen your entire trunk region 360-degrees (Abs, Obliques, Lower Back, etc.)
  • The core is at the foundation of everything we do, so it’s trained even in non-core specific workouts.
  • Our core-specific workouts are designed to progress your core stamina as well as strength.

You build stability with fluid movements

Very rarely do we move at strict ninety-degree angles. Your body needs to be under control while moving.

  • Healthy movement requires healthy multi-dimensional joints.
  • Because our athletes train active mobility, they are ahead of the curve in joint strength and injury prevention.
  • As you progress, you can add weights to your active mobility routines, but you will master your own bodyweight first.

You build stability with fluid movements

Very rarely do we move at strict ninety-degree angles. Your body needs to be under control while moving.

  • Healthy movement requires healthy multi-dimensional joints.
  • Because our athletes train active mobility, they are ahead of the curve in joint strength and injury prevention.
  • As you progress, you can add weights to your active mobility routines, but you will master your own bodyweight first.

It’s convenient and effective

If you have a bit of floor space and maybe a bare wall, you’ve got yourself a gym.

  • Bodyweight exercises can be done almost anywhere.
  • We require minimal, if any, equipment.
  • Workouts can be short and intense, mixing cardio and strength similar to HIIT.
  • Quick and effective workouts give you more time in your day.

It’s convenient and effective

If you have a bit of floor space and maybe a bare wall, you’ve got yourself a gym.

  • Bodyweight exercises can be done almost anywhere.
  • We require minimal, if any, equipment.
  • Workouts can be short and intense, mixing cardio and strength similar to HIIT.
  • Quick and effective workouts give you more time in your day.

It’s fun

As soon as Spiderman discovered his web-slinging skills, he was swinging from building to building. Our athletes are kind of like Spiderman—they develop healthy joints and neurological pathways that allow them to truly enjoy moving beyond normal.

  • Learn cool skills and develop the strength to do them.
  • Find yourself feeling decades younger.
  • Rediscover the joy of moving like a kid.

It’s fun

As soon as Spiderman discovered his web-slinging skills, he was swinging from building to building. Our athletes are kind of like Spiderman—they develop healthy joints and neurological pathways that allow them to truly enjoy moving beyond normal.

  • Learn cool skills and develop the strength to do them.
  • Find yourself feeling decades younger.
  • Rediscover the joy of moving like a kid.

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We aren’t against weight training.

If you are a weight-lifter, we have a lot to offer in terms of joint care, mobility, and recovery. All strength training is similar in that regard, and many of our elite weight-lifter friends have benefited from their time training alongside us. Check out Jonathan Wong’s story:

Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q's

  • Is bodyweight training effective for building muscle?
    There are two different types of muscle that you can put on. Bodyweight training is most effective at building muscle density. Think incredibly strong but lean like a gymnast. Muscle size is more common in bodybuilding but can also be done with special programming of bodyweight training.
  • Is bodyweight training enough?
    Bodyweight training is so effective that weight training is not required at all. Some students choose to supplement their weight training with bodyweight work while others do not weight train at all. It comes down to your goals and having a good program like GymFit to progress you properly.
  • Why are bodyweight exercise as effective as weight training?
    The short answer is that the body doesn’t care whether your resistance comes from a weight or creating load through bodyweight progressions. Bodyweight workouts focus on maximal muscle contraction which makes the muscle more efficient and thus stronger.
  • Can you build muscle without a gym?
    Absolutely. Many students workout at home with minimal equipment or at playgrounds or parks. Some skills and exercises do require equipment to learn, but for most everything the best piece of equipment is your own body!
  • Can you maintain muscle with bodyweight exercises?
    Yes, though it depends on whether your mobility is in line with your strength. If you are too tight while being very strong, you are very likely to get injured. In this scenario, we put muscle gains on maintenance while building the proper mobility. The benefit of good mobility is that you’ll be able to use the muscle in larger ranges of motion and so will be even stronger long term.