Frequently Asked Questions


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I’ve never worked out like this before, will I be lost?

Some of the movements can be complex, but like anything new, will take time to master. We will start you working with the basics, learning the proper form, slowly ramping up the intensity as your body adjusts to these new movements and weights. You will be surprised how fast you go from doing modified variations of the exercises to fully prescribed. It’s an exciting goal and accomplishment

Do I workout on my own or do I have a trainer?

JTSUFB is all about group training. That’s where the fun, competitiveness, and camaraderie come from. Each class is led by a trained and certified Coach. A typical class will consist of a warm-up, a skill session, explanation of the WOD (Workout of the Day), examples and instruction of the movements, and the actual workout. We do offer Personal Training, if you wish to have 1-on-1 training.

Do I need to be in shape before I come to Jowers training systems?

We hear this used more as an excuse to get out of coming to JTSUFB more than anything else. If you can walk and move, you are ready to come to JTSUFB. We will tailor and adjust each and every workout to your current fitness abilities. We want this to be a life-long endeavor for you and will strive to make this fun, accomplishable, and safe.

Is this for me?

Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the world’s best athletes and to our
grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly and kids. Of course, we can’t load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we’d assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness. Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable and essential, yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes. Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment, JTSUFB has been able to teach anyone who can care for themselves to perform safely and with maximum efficacy the same movements typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and exclusive environments.

What if I don’t want to be an athlete; I just want to be healthy?

You’re in luck. We hear this often, but the truth is that fitness, wellness, and pathology (sickness) are measures of the same entity, your health. There are a multitude of measurable parameters that can be ordered from sick (pathological) to well (normal) to fit (better than normal). These include but are not limited to blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, body fat, muscle mass, flexibility, and strength. It seems as though all of the body functions that can go awry have states that are pathological, normal, and exceptional and that elite athletes typically show these parameters in the exceptional range. The JTSUFB view is that fitness and health is the same thing. It is also interesting to notice that the health professional maintains your health with drugs and surgery, each with potentially undesirable side effect whereas the JTS COACH typically achieves a superior result always with “side benefit” vs. side effect.

What should I eat?

In plan language, base your diet on vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts, seed, fruits, little starch and no sugar. We recommend reducing or getting rid of wheats, grains, dairy and beans.Thats about as simple as we can make it. We recommend shopping on the perimeter of the store in the fresh meats, veggies and fruit section.

How many times a week do I need to come?

Any workout is better than no workout. We want you to be in here and moving, any combination of regular attendance combined with outside activities and sports such as hiking, biking, extreme frisby or pick up basketball will all do the trick. Training JTSUFB style 3-4 times a week will elicit maximal results. Our workouts are short, but intense. After a month or two your fitness level might improve and you can increase your workouts by coming in our doing some of our whiteboard workouts at home.