F.A.Q.

 

Do you have classes?

Yes We Do! We have one class during the week called “Sticks and Straps” a class based mobility class featuring TRX and Stick Mobility. Class meets Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:30pm. Contact us for details. Space is limited. 

 

What are your hours of operation?
 

All depends on the client schedule. Only day of the week we are not open is Saturdays. 

 

Do you visit peoples homes for coaching? 

 

That is all based on distance and on a case by case basis. Please contact us with more questions on this topic. 

 

Why do you call it “coaching” instead of “training?”

 

It's a matter of choice within the studio but we prefer to say we coaching others and don’t train others. A very profound quote is “Dogs need trainers. People need coaches.”  We coach so clients can not only enjoy the benefits of our workout programs but also learn how to move outside the studio and live out the lessons taught from each and every session.  Goal is to coach others to not only be strong and move well, but take care of themselves daily. 

 

Do you do meal plans? 

 

We are not resisted dietitians or nutritionists; however we work with an amazing remote based registered dietitian from who offers her services to our clients. You can check her out here https://www.facebook.com/melboehms/

 


What is Unconventional about “Unconventional Strength”?

Simply put, our approach. Traditional exercise and conventional wisdom with regards to health and wellness are outdated and antiquated. Traditional exercise programs utilize body part splits emphasizing bodybuilding type movements and long bouts of aerobic or “cardio” training in between. That's all well and good if you are a bodybuilder or trying to compete as a bodybuilder, but that is not the way body functions. The body functions as an integrated unit, that needs to be efficient in all facets including strength, power, and endurance. This is where Unconventional Strength separates itself from your typical gym or personal training studio. Our emphasis is on utilizing unconventional tools such as TRX, Battle Ropes, Sandbags, Steel Maces, and Kettlebells to create workouts that satisfy all of the requirements of the human body within each workout program. Our coaching emphasizes proper movement mechanics (aka making sure clients are performing the movements correctly and with the right musculature), scaling to the client’s individual limits and challenging those limitations to create change. The results are workouts that are efficient, simple to learn and promote a healthy, stable, strong body without movement limitations.


What is TRX and Is it for Me?


TRX is more than just those “bands” you see hanging up in gyms across the country. It is the most versatile piece of equipment, used for everyone from pro athletes to physical therapy patients. The TRX motto is “all core all the time” and the Straps help promote that core integration into every movement, building more lean muscle and burning more calories in the process.Unconventional Strength is the one of only two TRX Premier Facilities in Central Florida and offers the highest level of coaching and expertise of Suspension Training. TRX promotes simple, quality, efficient workouts that challenge the body to function as a unit, requiring stability, mobility, and strength. “Make your body your machine.” TRX is scalable to everyone from stay at home moms to pro athletes. 

 

What is Mobility? What is Flexibility? 

We get this question a lot and it’s a common confusion today.  The biggest buzzword these days is “mobility” but there tends to be a confusion on what exactly mobility is. Flexibility is potential range of motion or the potential to move. That does not mean that strength lies in that potential. Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we are equipped to do it. Mobility is strength and function. Strength/function is achieved with joint stability and functional strength, i.e strength no matter the conditions. Mobility is an integral part of everyday life and a lack of mobility and functional strength contributes to every day aches and pains, limitations in athletic performance, and increased chance of injury and muscular trauma. Here we encourage you to be both mobile and flexible. 



What Equipment Do You Use? 

 

Our training programs are all based around TRX, Bodyweight, Dumbbells, Battle Ropes, Steel Mace, Kettlebells, Sandbags and Stick Mobility. 

 

 

What is Stick Mobility?

Invented only two years ago, Stick Mobility has taken the strength and conditioning community by storm. Currently being utilized by Strength Coaches for USC, Philadelphia 76ers, and WWE Performers, the Sticks are changing the way people think about mobility training. Mobility training is about creating a proper function in the joints and connective tissue of the human body. Limitations in mobility can be precursors to pain, discomfort, and injury. The thought of “normal aches and pains” is incorrect as pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Mobility training incorporates stability, flexibility, and strength. It's not just stretching but instead, stretching and then creating strength at the end range of the stretch to better teach the body not just to be able to reach a new range of motion but instead, be strong there as well. Strength begets resiliency and a resilient body is a pain-free body. Stick Mobility founders Neal Valera, Mitch Taylor, and Dennis Dunphy had an idea how to take Mobility training to the next level. Dowels or Rods have traditionally been used to create more intensity in mobility training; however PVC pipe easily breaks with too much tension on it, and wood rods or dowels are too strong and push back on the client or athlete, limiting progression. Stick Mobility is composed of a pvc/fiber glass composite. This allows for the sticks to be added to traditional mobility and flexibility drills. The system utilizes the Mobility Stick to improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a strong foundation for enhanced movement.