The General Physical Preparedness program is the meat and potatoes of DEUCE Gym. And, yes this curriculum is for everybody. We pride ourselves on being a fully scalable program. From professional athletes to sedentary men and women just looking to lose weight, our program can have a life changing impact. We believe if you have a body, you’re an athlete and you ought to train like one. All you’ve got to do is show up.
What is GPP? It’s all in the name. General Physical Preparedness (GPP), which in our case is CrossFit, is designed to build the most broad, general, inclusive fitness possible. It says fitness isn’t what you look like; it’s what your capable of. Governed by measurable performance, we can help students look, feel, and perform better. Period.
Why? It’s too damn effective to ignore. It’s our view that we ought to be as flexible as we are strong, and fast as we are agile. Life is a mixed bag of events, and GPP is the single best training strategy to prepare for the unknown. It’s our view that the most fit people are ones with a capacity across the board, not just one particular area.
How? Everything starts with the mind. Chances are you may have been mislead this far as to what health and fitness looks like. Believe it or not, our students have changed their minds more than they’ve changed their bodies. Living a life of fitness can be fun, effective, and sustainable. We utilize functional movements. These movements, often found in nature, do a great job at doing a great deal of work quickly. Think squat, push, pull, jump, run, press, and throw as opposed to bicep curls and crunches. You’ll learn the basic of gymnastics, running, jumping, Olympic weightlifting, and powerlifting. We cover our bases with regards to performance by practicing training that’s constantly varied. Our program is light, it’s heavy, long, short, and there are intervals. Whether life presents a sprint or a marathon, you’ll be prepared. We believe in a skill-based approach. If we can understand skill, we can understand the possibility of increased efficiency. It’s not about just doing more work than the next person, it’s about doing it better and easier.