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Onnit Academy Certification


Well this has been a fun week!

I've spent most of my spare time playing with some medi-evil throwback weaponry in the gym and working on some new movements.

Last weekend Mel and I attended the Onnit Academy Foundations Certification. It was a full weekend of information, some old and some new. Taught by the exceptional Shane Heins and Sam Pogue day one covered core concepts of movement as well as a training philosophy that really aligns with Nexusfit.

"The concept of Longevity before Performance is one which we have been following for years"

Too often we see individuals prioritizing short term performance goals at the expense of our health down the line. The next and most underlying concept is that of "Total Human Optimization", well did Mels eyes ever light up when the Holistic nature of the Onnit approach shone through. The body, mind connection plays a huge part at Onnit . for those of you who turn your nose up a the thought of this, consider for a second the mental effort and presence of mind it takes to learn a complex new exercise in the gym? I'll leave that one there, suffice to say - Shane and Sam had "buy in" from us early on.

"Total Human Optimization"

Day two covered the toys... Onnit Trains with unconventional training equipment. Including the Battleropes, Kettlebells and SandBags - what I was most excited for was the introduction of the Steel Clubs and Steel Mace. Some totally new (to me) pieces of equipmet which open up whole new movements. This is exciting as it's going to enable me and the other Nexusfit trainers to access whole new planes, ranges and lines in our and our clients training. Look out! Some new stuff coming your way!

And look out Onnit, we'll be back for some more courses in the future!


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