Strength is a state of mindGet strong(er) Getting you stronger is the ultimate goal of our nature. We want to help you achieve that goal so you can experience the joy of simply being stronger. This implies that strength can be found in different core values. Regardless, physical strength is inherent to complete greater health. However, you are as strong as you are as a wholesome human being. That includes empowering yourself both mentally and spiritually. That’s why we believe in the power of (healing) nature in order to get stronger every day. When you get strong, safety goes first. Keep your eyes set on the strength you aim to achieve, but keep in mind that it doesn’t go without risk or danger. You need to be respectful with yourself, your equipment, and with your fellow Bearfitters in order to achieve success, every single time. Tips to workout safely: – Listen to yourself, if you’re not fit, don’t train! – Respect your equipment, it can make or break you! – Never forget to warm-up thoroughly before achieving maximal exertion. – Let your muscles and respiratory systems cool-down after every workout. – Stretch once in a while in order to improve mobility and prevent injury. Last but not least: don’t forget to invite your fellow bear buddies to train together so both of you can enjoy the workout, have fun, support each other and train safely. The sweet scienceHow we do it To get strong, you need to lift heavy weights. ‘Heavy’ is relative in our case, what’s ‘light’ for a young fit individual may be extremely heavy for an elderly person. Regardless of your starting point, the goal is to get stronger by lifting more, all of this happens one step at a time. Eventually, you will be stronger because you will have surpassed your starting point, and from there the sky is the limit. Our coaches are specialized in progressive overloads, which ensure that you are working towards increasing your workload (the total weight that you train with) during your training sessions. Technique, health and rest are important factors when attempting pushing yourself to the limit, which is why our coaches are not only looking at what you’re doing in the gym, but at your lifestyle as well. Ideally, Bear Cubs start to work with their linear progression right after their technique is deemed sufficient by their coach. Our method utilizes increases of weight on the (barbell) exercises with which you train. These ‘jumps’, as we call them, differ in size and frequency, based on the previously mentioned factors and more. By lifting heavy weights every time it’s possible, you will be stimulating yourself to get stronger, and you’re on the way to your linear progression. The complexity and timing of these increases are handled by our coaches. BearFit enables its clients to experience drastic increases in strength. Stronger people are healthier and more useful in general, which is why we are so proud to help you on your way with your linear progression in strength. To visualize and track your strength performances, we utilize software that analyzes your relative strengths and weaknesses. This results in a complete image of your body and forms the foundation of your future training advice. We notice that our clients get very motivated from these visual progressions, provided on a monthly basis with a fitting summary from your coach.