WHAT IS NATURAL FITNESS?
Our facility is inspired by the Natural Fitness movement of the early 20th century. Created by the French physical educator Georges Hebert, the natural method of fitness focuses on three areas of movement: Pursuit, Escape, and Attack. Historically fitness gymnasiums looked a lot different than they do now. They embodied a more Grecko/Roman philosophy that included endurance training, weight lifting, and combat arts. During the First World War Georges Hebert became fascinated with the physical ability of the indigenous peoples he encountered during his tour of duty. He became a proponent of true functional fitness where emphasis is placed on how the training will improve your life over how the training will make you look. Our facility embodies the Natural Fitness philosophy in so far as Pursuit is equivalent to classical strength & conditioning methods, Escape is equivalent to the use of strength and agility to overcome obstacles, and Attack is equivalent to self-defense.