"Why I created a place for people to move better"
Founder - Jason
I, along with many others, strongly believe that calisthenics (bodyweight training) is the future of fitness. It’s already taken off in some countries and is now showing its spark here in Western culture -and for good reason. Many people I talk to lately seems to be looking for something different, as if they are bored of the same old gym/weight routine just as I was. It also seems people want to have more fun when they work out.
Beyond movement is about functional strength, natural looking bodies, free workouts, creativity, self-mastery, and healthy routines. It is also something many people can do. I believe that in general we are moving in this direction because times change, our minds change, and things seem to be shifting towards a more natural way of being, which means getting out of repetitive cycles.
After working in a gym for many years I have watched people repeatedly torture themselves practicing boring exercises for the benefit of aesthetics and most walked away with minimal results. I just knew there had to be a place for people to shift their focus on what fitness it for them. I have built a place, a culture where people can realise their potential and have fun doing so.
Health and fitness are important parts of life, and are part of a mindset that I make sure is part of my day every day - even if that means just having an active rest day. I believe the body requires movement every day. For a while I used to lift weights at a gym, but then that changed for me and I want to share some info about why I chose to leave that behind.
It’s not that there is anything wrong with lifting weights at the gym or at home, as there are multiple ways to “get results” in the fitness world. But I believe it comes down to enjoying something and asking what you want from your exercise. For me, right now, I use a combination of training styles, with calisthenics and movement as my key focus. With calisthenics (body-weight training) you can get all the same results as weight-lifting, become very strong, and build a truly firm foundation, while lowering your risk of injury significantly compared to weight-lifting.