Sthenos Athletics is a results-based gym that uses the power of an inclusive community to give you help and support along the way.
We are a movement-first gym. What that means is that we prioritize movements over muscles. This is what it means to be ”functional fitness”. But we’re not ignorant to the fact that aesthetics plays a big role in people’s motivation to train. So that plays a factor as well in how we structure our training. We all want to look good.
We prioritize strength training, but not to the exclusion of conditioning. Often times, we train them all together.
To erase any confusion, we are not a CrossFit gym. CrossFit has brought to the mainstream what strength and conditioning facilities have been doing for decades.
We merely are using similar movements to accomplish a task.
Our mission is to make HEROIC humans who are stronger than they were yesterday, who can move better and pain-free, and to build confidence to go about their daily lives without worry of pain and feebleness.
HEROIC humans who can set an example for others in their lives on how to live and be strong.
We care about you, your success, and your goals. How many times have you signed up at a gym only to see no results and little progress, or to stand there wayward, wondering what to do?
We believe in practicing strength.
We believe training should be challenging, yet fun.
We believe training should build the body up, not tear it down.
We believe in giving ourselves MORE. Not constantly cutting away and depriving ourselves to the point of unhappiness, but to nourish our bodies and to gain strength.
We believe it’s OK to have aesthetic goals.
The muscle mass on your frame is a major player in your health and longevity.
Better movement is always the goal.
If you love your body, do what’s best for it.
As we age our muscles begin to atrophy. Loss of muscle contributes to fat gain, low mobility and function, and even early death.
Greater amounts of strength will develop both athletic and aesthetic qualities, as well as nurture a greater sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy in life. Higher levels of strength have also been correlated with better cognitive function and mental health.
This is not to say we believe other aspects of fitness to be unimportant. On the contrary, we believe cardiovascular health to be very important as well as pain-free movement and the mobility to navigate through life. We train all these aspects. But mobility is worthless, even dangerous, if you don’t have the strength to control your body within those ranges of motion.
It doesn’t matter what level you’re starting at as long as you’re motivated.
Good things will happen.