Train

At LA PALESTRA we define training as the "application of exercise, nutrition, rest, and mental elements, with a specific focus."  Whether the modality be running, yoga, Olympic weight lifting, or Pilates and whether the work is completed in a group environment or on one's own, our approach is determined by the specific goals and objectives of each individual.  We understand that productive training is dependent upon three things:

1)      Consistency

2)      Effort

3)      Focus

We have a deep conviction in the belief that in order to achieve these things, the training process must include:

Learning:   

To remain mentally engaged, learning must be part of any and all training.

Challenges:

To allow both learning and achieving a sense of accomplishment and mastery.

Oversight: 

To provide accountability, motivation, and expertise.

Support:  

Social, emotional, and technical.

Variety:

The stimulus must be modified and changed on a regular basis to avoid boredom and keep from plateau-ing physically.

Practical Applications: 

So the work somehow translates into life in a real and meaningful way.

and finally...

Safety:

Without a safe environment, trust in the process is eroded and focus is impossible.