Exercise can be intimidating for even expert athletes. But it’s particularly daunting for those who have never worked out, are rehabbing from an injury, or have been on the sidelines for a few decades. Where do you start? What do you do? What if you fail? What if you injure yourself?
That’s where Elev8d Fitness comes in. Developed by the experts of Sonima, the sequences in this program are short, sweet, and ideal for beginners. The workouts are based on eight core movements that provide a foundation for functional fitness. Along the way, they help you align your body, reach your fitness goals, and have fun too.
This Beginner Workout Will Injury-Proof Your Body
It’s only natural to fear injury or a tweaked muscle when picking up a new routine. But Elev8d Fitness is sequenced in a way that helps guard against these fears. The workouts take your body through eight core movements: over, under, around, sideways, rotating, flexion, extension, and pushing-pulling. Learning (or re-learning) these movements with proper form is a safe, effective way to exercise and provides a foundation for any other kind of movement you do.
It Only Takes 8 to 16 Minutes—Max
“Elev8d Fitness is a short way to change your life,” says Brian Bradley, fitness director of Elev8d Fitness. You spend either eight or 16 minutes a day, four days a week doing these moves. “We’re not going to give you so much to do that you don’t have any other time in your day,” Bradley says. Another big bonus: You don’t need any equipment at all—besides your body, that is.
It’s Easy to Understand
Just starting out and not sure where to begin or what to do? “Elev8d Fitness does the thinking for you,” Bradley says. The exercises and beginner workout routines are short, precise, and sequenced, taking the guessing game out of fitness.
You Won’t Over-Tax Your Body
Think of Elev8d Fitness as low-intensity (and sometimes medium-intensity) interval training. That’s right, it’s not the high-intensity interval training that’s picked up steam (and injured clients) throughout the years. See, over-stressing the body through intense work right off the bat can lead to injury. “Elev8d Fitness works as the opposite of that,” Bradley says. In time, you’ll grow stronger and faster—and you’ll be doing things the right way.
Your Body Will Be More Efficient
All exercise causes stress. And by waking up your lymph system and helping your body learn to work the correct muscles, Elev8d Fitness ensures your body sees physical activity as a positive stress. Even better, Elev8d doesn’t ask that you stop moving in other ways. In fact, the sequences complement other forms of exercise, such as running. “Elev8d makes you safe. Your run becomes more efficient because you’ll be running from the hips, not the shoulders,” Bradley says. You’ll see similar benefits with other forms of activity too.