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Article- Train to Be Balanced Post Injury or to Prevent Injury

Make your New Year’s Resolution now!  Start the change now.  If you wait until 2014, then your missing out of accomplishments, good habits, and success that could happen two months earlier, plus a higher chance of continuing them throughout the year.  I cannot remember where I acquired this but its words follow true, “If it is important to you, you will find a way.  If not you will find an excuse”. The foundation of Training to be Balanced is proper execution of quality movement.  This baseline leads into all forms of performance ranging from injury prevention to increased sport activities to feeling better about themselves to looking better when going out on the town.  We strive to be balanced in all realms of conditioning. The awareness of proper execution of quality movement allows you to perform any methodology of training, no matter your fitness level or age. Age is a curious phenomenon.  Age is only the number of years anyone has been on this planet.  It truly does not have much to do with your looks, feeling, or whether you can perform a physical activity.  At T2BB, we gear age as what you have done to your body in the amount of time set on this earth.  Think back and ask yourself, “what have I done to my body in the past 10-20 years?”  How many are you going to say, I have been conservative, cautious, and really basic with my activity in all my years?  If is difficult to believe, especially in this valley, that that statement holds water.  Rather, it seems that it is sort of a contest to get children to ski at the earliest possible age. Point in case, no matter your age, we can train you at your fitness level and progress with quality of effort, you are more than likely able to reduce the onset of injury or lessen the severity. There is not one of the 100 plus members T2BB has that has not been injuried, had surgery or been hurt in some way.  There is no getting around it, almost everyone has something wrong with him/her and he/she still wants to continue a healthy active (high level in most cases) life. This is what T2BB is all about. Progressing a person at a high level of fitness based on previous injuries, tightness’s, surgeries..etc.  Make no mistake; this is not the treatment of physical therapy.  This is a term called reconditioning.  Quality of movement, age and previous injuries are all planned out in his/her program and play a factor to success. There is a quandary in the mainstream sport media and the perceptions of society those who get injured in sport or accident.  When a high profile athlete gets injured or a child gets hurt in some school sport, the first question asked is, “when can they return?”  This is really ludacris.  The diagnosis has not even been presented and sports announcers as speculating his/her return to competition. A star high school volleyball player gets hurt in a game and already some parents are wondering when he/she can return to play. Let’s take the ACL reconstruction for example, seeing many most likely reading this has had one or knows someone who has had one. This information is based on my experience as an exercise professional and as a physical therapist assistant in the field.  It will take a year to a year and a half for the ACL (will use the right knee) reconstruction to completely heal.  Now that does not mean he/she can not do anything physical within even two months, I am just stating that it takes that time for complete healing.  They are discharged from Physical Therapy and the doctor has release them to do what ever physically.  Let’s say he/she has return to ski racing. How long has that right ACL side been race skiing after cleared? The left side has been fine for the healing process and the right is ready for function (by law the physical therapist is to return the patient to function, not ski racing).   An individual will race on a left side that is ready for it. I would like to write about what the foundation of Training to be Balanced is all about.  It is the norm of what many are used to in performance to become stronger, higher, faster, feeling good..etc.  But what I feel separates us from the rest is our commitment and awareness to form of movement.  My staff is dediated to that highest measure of sustained mobility forever.  Of course you can pound the body to exhaustion where you feel like your going to toss your cookies, which we do. But to be able to do it safely forever is another story.  This is where we excel.  We take into account what you have done to your body, the hardships, injuries, surgeries, because that play a huge factor down the road especially if you want to ski in your 70s. Form is what keeps up in biz because we look at the entire body.  When we are young we don’t want to address these issues until they become a problem, like our society sometimes.  Age is not how old you are but what you have done to your body in the last 10-20 years. Injuries is something we all have deal with no matter what. Age is a function of what you have done your body and how you have taken care of it.  Like your mountain bike, or skies…how well do they last?  As long as you take care of them.  Injury is no different.  Just because you have been threw a lot of injuries does not mean you know how to take care of them.    

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Remember to sign up on Wednesday, November 20th at 7am for December classes! Winter Boot Camp, Kick Boxing, SST, Pilates and Yoga!

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Injury Prevention Workshop, Saturday November 16th 10:30am-12:00

ACL Injury prevention is of utmost importance if you would like to continue to ski during the season. Discussion will also include how to continue strengthening after your rehab. While you can not 100% - prevent an injury, you can learn exercises to improve your range of motion, strengthen specific muscles and gain a better understanding the mechanics of the knee to reduce the possibilities of an injury. This is a hands on workshop. You will take with you a number of exercises to help prevent injury and continue to strengthen. Price: $25 for members / $35 for non-members
 

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Ski Performance Classes

Remember to wear your ski boots this week! Progressing into week 5!

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WE ARE TRULY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER “GYMS”
We have recently replaced the term membership with the more accurate - partnership. A partnership with T2BB means establishing a personal relationship – built on trust, responsibility and results. The results you will realize through a partnership with T2BB are rooted in the development of the very best workouts, the delivery of unparalleled service and a genuine devotion to education empowerment. Walk through the doors at T2BB and you enter a very personal, encouraging environment where all of the partners are active in creating a culture of positive change.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE THE BEST VALUE IN THE COMMUNITY
We are proud of what we do here at T2BB and strongly feel, if given the chance - you will want to continue a partnership with us! T2BB has been servicing our community for over 10 years and we are proud to be a locally owned and operated business. With everything that goes into our just-right-priced-partnerships – you’re monthly attendance divided by the overall rate is better than any punch card in the valley! You do the math! Or we can show you...

FITNESS & HEALTH RESULTS ARE NOT ACCOMPLISHED IN A 10-VISIT DROP IN PUNCH CARD

Health, strength, wellness and results are not achieved with a 10-punch card, random personal training or a month-to-month membership. This is why we at T2BB only offer annual partnerships - for long term success.  In addition to long term success, weekly progression and class intensity levels drop when catering to the 10 punch or month to month student. 

This may mean that our fitness facility is not for everyone! If you are looking for results, can consider a longer term commitment and you appreciate quality - then we may be a great fit for you. If sticker price is all you may see and is ultimately the deciding factor - without considering the value behind the offer, we think you might be missing what it is we offer.

We strongly feel we are the best at what we do and we are most definitely worth it!

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CONSULT: IS THERE A WAY, I MAY SEE WHAT T2BB IS ABOUT WITHOUT HAVIN TO COMMIT?
Yes, of course, the Trial membership. Every new member is actually required to participate in a Trial, which includes a complementary (1.5 hour) consultation. It is important to us that one fully tryout T2BB before committing. The consult includes: a Functional Movement Screen; Body Composition Scan; Basic concepts to T2BB movement and Body Weight Equipment Exercises.

If at the end of a Trial membership, one wishes not to continue, there is no obligation to enroll.  T2BB is not a hard-sell facility, w want members to want to be here!  Note: A new member is defined as one who has not participated in ANY training at T2BB. 


FEES: ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES TO A MEMBERSHIP?
There is a one-time Enrollment fee ($99) upon joining. T2BB prides itself on being an exclusive ‘member fitness facility’ with a lot of benefits not found elsewhere. Just ask us or any other members!J 


ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER (EFT): HOW ARE PAYMENTS MADE?
All payments are conducted using an EFT automatically withdrawing a monthly payment from a credit or debit card. Payment withdrawal occurs at the beginning of each month.


MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSIONS: CAN I SUSPEND MY MEMBERSHIP? WHEN & HOW?
Yes. All members can suspend their 12-month membership up to three (3) months for $20/month, a great perk. Advance notice prior to the end of the month is required – no refunds are given after the 2nd of the month.  Note: All suspensions extend the life of your agreement by the same number of months suspended. 


MEDICAL SUSPENSIONS: WHAT IF I HAVE AN INJURY OUTSIDE OF T2BB OR GET SICK OR PREGNANT?
Medical suspensions are also granted and for $15/month, are limited to (4) months with a medical note and do not count as a typical suspension.  Note: All suspensions extend the life of your agreement by the same number of months suspended. 


TRAINING WHILE INJURED: CAN I CONTINUE TRAINING WITHOUT AFFECTING MY INJURY?
We DO NOT offer physical therapy (PT) services at this time, but with Physician or PT permission, we will train everything except the injured area and are happy to work with whoever is treating you.  Note: We plan to have a PT on premise in future.  Our Fitness Coaches and any PT will collaborate to better support your progress to remain strong while you work out and participate in your separate therapy.

TRAINING WITH COACHES: CAN I REQUEST TO TRAIN WITH CERTAIN COACHES?
Unfortunately no.  Staff scheduling may for one not allow it, but we as a Team see benefit in you being trained by ALL of our Coaches, as every Coach has their own set of individual strengths that are a benefit to you.  The more sets of ‘eyes’ on you – the more efficient and quality training you will receive.


UPGRADES: MAY I UPGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP DURING MY CONTRACT?
Members are of course, allowed to upgrade his/her membership at anytime during the membership agreement period, a great way to test out another membership option.
We do allow for a trial period of an upper membership level for a minimum of (3) months, whereby before that trial period ends, you can flex to another membership type.


DOWNGRADES: MAY I DOWNGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP DURING MY CONTRACT?
Downgrades are not permissible during your agreement period. Downgrades are available once your agreement ends, should you decide to renew at that time.  Note: Up and downgrade rates will always reflect the rate that was current at the time of your original T2BB inception (not the current going rate, another perk!)


FAMILY OR COUPLES: MY HUSBAND AND I WANT TO JOIN, ARE THERE FAMILY OPTIONS?
Yes, of course, several Family/Couple memberships receive a discounted rate of 5% each, with exception of Indie & Team. Two (2) individuals must either be a romantic couple, married, siblings, or parent and child. Funds must be drawn from single bank account.  Note:  If two people join together – they are subject to only one – onetime Enrollment fee. If a new member joins an already existing member – the new member is subject to an Enrollment fee and the rate for the new ‘family/couple membership’ is subject to current rates at that time, not the originating partners’ rate.

 
SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING: HOW DOES THIS WORK?
You are responsible for contacting the GM to schedule and to reschedule semis (preferably in advance – when needing to reschedule). Unfortunately at this time, semi privates are not schedule-able online.  T2BB works diligently to place members in semi slots that work well with members’ schedules and are with leveled workout companions.  Note: You never have to worry about scheduling your own people or friends to be in a semi private like at many other training facilities, we do it for you!


ROLLOVER SEMI PRIVATE SESSIONS: IF I DO NOT USE ALL OF MY ALLOCATED SESSIONS WITHIN THE MONTH, CAN I TRANSFER THEM OVER TO THE FOLLOWING MONTH?
Unfortunately no. All members are allocated a certain number of Semi Private training sessions per month to be used whenever during that month. No rollovers for Semi-Private sessions are permissible in any membership except the Platinum and Platinum Plus, which are memberships no longer offered, as of end of 2014.


APPOINTMENT BASED FACILITY: MAY I COME IN AND TRAIN ON MY OWN?
Yes, but with restriction, you still have to sign up online. T2BB offers self guided Blitz Training sessions. Blitz trainings are progressive, T2BB designed, 45-minute workouts with a 5-minute overview. Blitz sessions are designed for times when a member cannot make it to a Team training class, an added ability to train outside of the typical schedule!

 
PROGRESSIVE TEAM TRAINING: IS IT OKAY TO START A TEAM TRAINING CLASS MID MONTH?
Yes, for sure. Although you can attend any Team Training any time, it is recommended you attend near the beginning of each month, as all Team Trainings are progressive. However, Fitness Coaches will modify instruction for you based on your level of fitness.


WAIT LIST: DOES IT WORK - CLASSES SEEM VERY FULL.  WHAT ABOUT GETTING ENROLLED OFF THE WAIT LIST, ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDNIGHT OR EARLY MORNING HOURS?
Yes, the Waitlist works 95% of the time! Get enrolled.  You will be contacted by (via text & email).  You are responsible for your class status. We encourage you check online the night before (going to bed) and cancel if unable to ‘plan to attend’.  Chances are high.

 
CANCELLATIONS: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CANCEL A BLITZ, TEAM OR SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING?
You have the following time schedule to cancel (via online, text, or email):
Blitz Trainings with a (15minute) advance notice results in a $10 charge
Team Trainings with a two (2hour) advance notice results in a $20 charge
Semi-Private appointments with an advance (24hours) notice results in a $40 charge and a lost session. 
Note: The cancellation policy helps promote accountability and enables fellow members to get into classes with notice.  With certain life hiccups – we can also be amenableJ


WHAT IF T2BB CANCELS A TEAM TRAINING SESSION?
T2BB requires three (3) or more members to run any Team Training or it will be cancelled.  T2BB will give the same minimum two (2) hour advance notice to members and will place members into another class, should another be available (on same day).

 
WHAT IF T2BB CANCELS A SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION?
T2BB will occasionally need to reschedule. T2BB will always respectfully ask a member if able to reschedule to a different time/day. A member is not at will to oblige a change, though it is appreciated, as we do the same for our membersJ  Note: If T2BB cancels last minute without sufficient timing or a Fitness Coach misses an appointment, T2BB will grant an additional semi private, in addition to a reschedule of missed appointment.

 
BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS: IS THERE A WAY I CAN TRACK MY PERCENT BODY FAT AND MUSCLE GAINED DURING MY TRAINING?
Most definitely! By regularly monitoring your body fat, muscle mass or muscular development with the InBody230 Machine you can understand how your nutrition, lifestyle and exercise regime are influencing your body composition.  Another perk, T2BB will chart your scans over time with a brief review if you choose to scan.

 
AGREEMENT: DO I HAVE TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO ANY MEMBERSHIP OPTION?
Yes. Once a membership has been purchased by or for you, all members must electronically sign an agreement accessed through your account info online. It is your responsibility to know our policy stated in your contract.

 
GETTING OUT OF THE AGREEMENT: WHAT IF I NEED TO GET OUT OF MY AGREEMENT?
A breach of agreement may only occur with a Physician or Physical Therapist’s letter or relocation out of valley. If cancellation occurs without the aforementioned exemptions, he/she is required to pay 80% of remaining membership agreement balance.

 
WHAT IF I ACT LIKE A CRAZY PERSON, INSULT FELLOW MEMBERS, REFUSE TO COOPERATE AND UNDERSTAND T2BB'S MISSION, OUTRAGE FITNESS COACHES OR WORSE, THE GM?
T2BB reserves the right to refuse service to any member or to terminate any member’s membership at anytime.


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    “I have worked for Backroads adventure travel for the last 3 years. Part of the job is loading dozens of bikes on and off the vans, many times throughout a trip. In past years I could load them and unload them but every night I would need to be taking some "vitamin I" ( code name of ibuprofen). So last winter I came to your gym to get stronger and just in better all round shape.

    I just got back from my first Backroads trip of the season. And I have to tell you, I was throwing those bike on and off the van with no problem. I felt sooo much stronger and have not needed any vitamin I.

    Thanks to everyone for helping me get in such better shape.” 

    Ed Krajsky, Age 56, General Manager, Lexington Inn at Jackson Hole

  • “I want to thank you all for the care and concern you have all shown me. You watched out for me when you knew I was stressed to the max and always paid attention to ME, when I wasn't able to pay attention to myself.  I am, and will always be grateful for my time at T2BB. The attention and care that is given to your clients is unmatched, and what sets you apart from other facilities. While I may not be the fastest, or fittest, or strongest, I will always be one of your most devoted members.” 

    Melissa Shinkle, Age 41, Chief Deputy County Clerk with Teton County Gov

    Melissa pictured with Augie after T2BB's first annual Tough Mudder in SLC!

  • Jeter Case

    “I started training with Augie in the fall of 2005. The strength and balance I gained in a short time really improved my snowboarding and made for a much fuller season. This fall once again, Augie has put me on the mountain with much more strength and flexibility. Training with him also helps manage the stress in my life. Simply put, as a 51 year old man who hates the gym but loves the Jackson Hole lifestyle, Augie has honestly enhanced my quality of life.” 

    Jeter Case, Age 51, Owner of J.C. Jewlers, The Next X-Games Snowboard Champion

  • “My adventures with Augie started almost 10 years ago and I can’t imagine not having him and his amazing team in my life! They have helped me transform my body and get into the best shape I’ve ever been in. I have more energy and strength than I did in my 20’s. T2BB is on the top of their game with motivation, techniques and making our workouts fun and challenging. My young daughters see how motivated I am to exercise and this has helped instill in them an interest in being healthy and strong!” 

    Jennifer Visosky, Age 41, Owner of Grace Home Designs

    Jen works so hard while in the gym, so much it affords her extra time in her bed!!

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    “Just a quick note to say how much I love belonging to the gym. You have been so great the last 15 months or so and I just want to say thank you. I competed (and completed) the Mountaineering Race held at the Resort last winter.  It was an intense race all over the mountain on skins, skis, and ladders in -30 degree conditions. I finished 46th out of 60 men. Many didn't finish.

    The best part was that I wasn't sore the next day. In fact, I went to class. Without you guys I would have never been able to do it off the couch.
    Michelle is the best trainer in the world. She is the reason I love coming to class so much. She pushes me when I need to be pushed, everyday. ” 

    Reed Chambers, Age 34, An exceptional Fifth grade teacher at Colter Elementary School

    Reed pictured just after completion of his Mountaineering race.

  • "My hours every week at T2BB are invaluable. It’s always a fun environment working out with co-members, and the trainers keep the level of intensity peaked! Looking forward to the excitement of T2BB’s new home and finding some new members to keep fit for life."

    Bomber Bryan, Age 46, Owner, Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates

    Bomber is rocking the new adult sized monkey bars at T2BB!

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    "I have been with T2BB since the start and Auggie and the team have always met me wherever I am in the moment...whether I needed to train for a triathlon, stay fit during not one- but two pregnancies and now getting back to pre-pregnancy shape. I feel like I am valued and they want to help me reach my goals! You guys are family and I thank you for pushing me to be my best!"

    Karen Brennan, Age 35, Sales & Marketing, Jackson Hole News & Guide

    Karen is pictured at right - after a Sprint Marathon!

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    "I really enjoy being a member of T2BB. During the school year, taking classes helps me be less stressed out. During the rest of the year, I just enjoy being fit and able to take on lots of outside activities. Michelle always challenges the “Red Dragon” to do more! And I appreciate the push she gives me. I’ve met some fitness goals and keep trying to gain muscle (Augie tells me that it’s pretty hard at my advanced age!)  Thank you to everyone at T2BB!"

    Denise Tsuruda Dobell, Age 60, Special Education Teacher at JHHS


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