Programming With A Purpose

Your health and fitness is not a trivial matter. Clients come to the gym with the goal of increasing their life expectancy, decreasing their injury and sickness probability, and to reach their body composition goals. With those goals in mind, your workouts cannot be created at random or without purpose. 

Your program is written to make sure that within a week, your body is both challenged and protected in a healthy manner. Each month I program with a singular strength goal and a singular conditioning goal in mind. This prevents random programming and creates a focal point for your workouts. Furthermore, weekly your training is designed to cover basic human functional movement. Each day’s work is designed to compliment the work done previously that week and previously that month in an effort to increase a client’s overall fitness. 

One of the elements you will see a great amount of emphasis on is strength gain. When you hear strength gain, you should not hear bulky, massive, body-builder style muscle development. It’s a fallacy that creating strength implies the addition of obscene muscle to your skeletal structure. Strength is a core requirement for bone density development, protection of joints, ligaments, and tendons, as well as many other development necessities. Basically, getting stronger makes you a more functional human, extends your life expectancy and expands your qualify of life. This emphasis is for that end and is designed not only to help you meet your body composition goals but also allows for measurable improvement.

My goal in the design of your fitness program is to make you a more functional, strong, conditioned mom, dad, employee, or athlete. The 3 necessary requirements to that end are:

  1. A well-balanced program that takes proper caution for proper loading and yet is still daily a challenge
  2. A specific emphasis on basic human, anatomical movement such as pushing, pulling, carrying, squatting, and picking up heavy things
  3. Programming in order to create a healthy, taxing, interactive, and fun environment for your gain many years to come.

-- Spencer Arnold

Certifications
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
USAW Sport Performance Coach
USAW Club Coach
USAW Level 2 National Coach

Athletic Achievements
2006 Junior National Championship Qualifier
2007-2010 GA State Games Champion
2008-2011 American Open and Senior National Championship Qualifier
2012 American Open Champion
2013 Silver Medalist Senior National Championships
2014 Bronze Medalist Senior National Championships
2015 Member of Team USA University World Team
2016 Bronze Medalist in the Snatch at the USAW National Championship

Coaching Creds
2012 CF Games Coach for Jason Hoggan
2013 CF Games Coach for Natalie Mclain and Emily Carothers
2014 CF Games Coach for Emily Carothers and Jeff Germond
2016 CF Games Coach for Logan Collins and Kristi Eramo