Congratulations to Bernie Freytag for being nominated the November Co-Movement Client of the month! Bernie started his journey with us March of 2018 and has worked closely with his trainer Andy Cieply following our remote programming option. You will see Bernie in our gym, before the work day starts, 3-5 times a week performing a variety of movements designed for him and his goals. Chin-ups, jump rope, chest to wall handstands, mobility drills and row sprints to name a few. Bernie walks the walk, puts in the work and represents Co-Movement and its mission! Congrats!
How did you hear about Co-Movement?
I heard of Co-Movement through a friend who had been going to Garage Gym for awhile. She raved about the workouts and the community of people.
Tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to Co-Movement, when did you start?
I started at Co-Movement right when the new HQ facility was built. I’ve always been an athlete so movement each day is important. Before going to Co-Movement I’d been coasting through my workouts, not really gaining anything substantial. I also knew I needed to do something more with my flexibility, as I’m not getting any younger. And I also wanted to increase my strength. What I didn’t expect was how young these workouts make me feel. I’m rarely sore after a day of labor at my house or enjoying whatever outdoor activity.
What is your favorite music you listen to when you are moving?
I usually bounce from one album to another in any genre. Most albums are really close to the amount of time it takes for a full workout, so they tends to work well for me.
Name one favorite meal or snack that you enjoy the most.
I think I could eat peanut butter at every meal and be happy. Could eat it right out of the jar with a spoon at times.
What is your most memorable moment at Co-Movement?
I’m not sure if I have a favorite moment, but what I can say is that each trainer at the facility is legit. They are in better shape than anybody I know. They practice what they preach. And that's refreshing as I’ve rarely seen that in the facilities I’ve been to in the past.
What would you tell someone looking at joining Co-Movement?
Well, I’d probably say it’s not for anyone as it can be pretty difficult. You have to put in the time. But, if you are willing, there are huge benefits. I used to run a fair amount as I felt that was the one thing that always kept me in shape, I don’t have the desire anymore and haven’t run in some time. My knees and hips thank me.
Anything else you want people to know about you and your journey?
I think physical movement can be tied directly to movement within the brain. I believe it can help stimulate your thoughts in a way that is well outside traditional education. Having that balance can also lead to other benefits in how you view life, or the world. Yeah, I may be taking this question pretty deep, but I do believe a place that encourages this type of practice, it's truly beneficial to mind, body and soul.
***2020 does not have to come to a close being a year that you "fell off track". You can look back in January 2021 with 2 months of training under your belt and be light years ahead of the generic New Years crowd. Today is better than tomorrow. If you are committed and serious about your health we would love to hear about the goals you want to pursue. Over the last 8 weeks we have had 12 new members join as private or remote programming clients and almost all of our original "pre-COVID" members have returned! Our facility is brand new, spotless and ready for you to call home! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! ***