What is The Perfect Workout?
The Perfect Workout provides one-on-one personal training at our private fitness training studios in California, each equipped with state-of-the-art exercise machines and equipment. Our expert personal trainers specialize in a unique slow-motion method of strength training which helps people achieve maximum fitness benefits from just two 20-minute workouts per week. This special exercise method involves performing the lifting phase of each weightlifting repetition in approximately 10 seconds, and performing the lowering phase of each repetition in approximately 10 seconds. Once a person learns how to perform the movements effectively, enough resistance is used so that deep muscular fatigue is achieved within 1 to 2 minutes on each exercise.
To get a taste for how slow-motion strength training is different, imagine yourself doing two very different styles of a pushup. (By the way, if you’re not strong enough to do a pushup, you’ll really benefit from beginning a slow-motion strength training program.) First, imagine doing 3 pushups at a normal speed, either on your toes or on your knees. Next, imagine trying 3 pushups at a much, much slower speed – as slow as you can move without stopping – 10 seconds to raise yourself and 10 seconds to lower. Which style seems harder? If you answered “Slower is harder!”, you’re right. Slowing the lifting speed reduces momentum on each repetition, and loads the muscles more effectively. This makes the exercise both harder and more productive. Several studies have shown that The Perfect Workout’s specialized slow-motion strength training produces approximately 50% more improvement than regular weight training. 1,2
The Perfect Workout is appropriate for people of any age and any level of fitness. Our certified personal trainers have worked with everyone from 13-year-olds to 98-year-olds, and beginning exercisers to elite athletes. Having said that, the people most often attracted to our unique approach are:
- » Beginners who are new to strength training and want to learn how to exercise most effectively and safely
- » People who prefer a private and personal workout environment with state-of-the-art equipment
- » People with limited time to spend on exercise