Victory and The VersaClimber: Part of an Innovative Results Daily Habit
By: Margaret Fajardo
It has become a time-honored ritual for two. Having just finished Innovative Results’ signature fitness training session, Sidney Sudberg and Eric Olson get on the VersaClimber and bust out a series of sprints. For many fitness session attendees at Innovative Results, the VersaClimber is a personal Everest. Its unique vertical climbing motion works the entire body, not to mention spiking the heart rate within milliseconds. Despite its efficiency, getting on the VersaClimber for 10-, 20-, and 30-second bursts, or even a full minute is no easy task.
Sudberg is a chiropractor of almost 70 years. Among his many physical credits is being an avid practitioner of yoga. Before every Innovative Results session, Sudberg stretches out and works on a variety of yoga poses. Olson is an entrepreneur in his late 40s. An experienced motocross rider, Olson has successfully gone from slow and overweight to defined and explosive in the last year and has continually advanced in his sport.
Sudberg and Olson show up to the 6am session, always ready for whatever the coaches have planned. Whether the workout focuses on upper body, lower body, or total body, Sudberg and Olson push themselves to the max. Getting on the VersaClimber then becomes an even sweatier yet sweeter victory to their morning routine.
Why Innovative Results Incorporates the VersaClimber
“It’s not a machine. It’s a tool, “ said Aaron Guyett, Innovative Results Founder and Master Coach. Guyett makes it a point to emphasize this distinction when referring to the VersaClimber. While electric fans are the only machines to speak of at Guyett’s gym – there are no static weight machines, treadmills, or TVs – his space certainly isn’t lacking in quality tools and equipment. Guyett’s coaching expertise maximizes each and every training tool available to him and his coaching staff, and the VersaClimber is no exception.
As Guyett elaborates: “We made the VersaClimber a big part of our programming because it integrates contralateral movements. It works your right and left brain together, which makes your brain function at a higher level, and reduces your stress at the same time.”
This brain-body connection produces multiple benefits. As Guyett explains, “Through its contralateral pattern, the VersaClimber has allowed current clients to overcome mental stresses and find deeper strength and deeper stores of energy by building aerobic capacity, and pushing them to new levels of understanding of how well their body and mind can perform.”
While most of us don’t climb vertically very often, the VersaClimber can still be an effective tool for overall fitness. Guyett talks about how the VersaClimber has “helped improve people’s coordination and performance in other active pursuits such as running, walking, sprinting, swimming, cycling. On top of the added benefits of increasing lean body mass, reduced body fat, and higher aerobic capacity, the reduced stress levels and efficient brain function, will improve people’s quality of life at home and at work.”
Get In, Get On, and Go All The Way
It looks like one of them will beat the other. But in fact, all are victorious, because Sudberg and Olson aren’t competing against each other. They’re each trying to beat their own previous records. As Olson said, “[The VersaClimber is] Something that gives you a number. When you’re doing it, you have the feedback of where you’re hitting, what the number is, how many feet per minute, what your time’s gonna be. It’s kinda like a true measurement.” His numbers have greatly increased. He now can climb 300 feet in one minute, completely obliterating his first time result of 202 feet in the same time. As Olson recalled, “First time we did a minute test, I hit 202, I was gassed and tired, I mean beat. I’ve gotten over 300 now and walk away from it. That’s the mark.” As a motocross rider, Olson has seen the added benefits of his cardio climb. He said, “Now, I can stay on my bike longer, have a lower heart rate while I’m riding.”
In the last year and a half at Innovative Results, Sudberg has experienced various kinds of progress. Among the greatest rewards are gaining more courage and conquering challenges. As Sudberg said, “What I didn’t expect was to experience the great sense of accomplishment and physical strength after doing the daily exercise routine and that with the greater resistance, came the keen sense that all challenges in life are the same.” This mindset helps him power through the added challenge of the Versaclimber. As Sudberg recalls, “At first, this was near impossible for me to keep up with, but with the consistent commitment of E.O. and my own personal commitment to overcoming my physical and mental resistance, I prevailed and now look forward to these ‘extra credit’ workouts, physically as well as mentally.”
Sudberg and Olson aren’t the only ones who go the extra mile. With the support and expertise of every Innovative Results coach, every client can successfully reach his or her own personal summit. Much like each VersaClimber step, every effort brings you closer and closer to your best.
For more information about the VersaClimber go to: http://versaclimber.com/
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