The LP Family seems to attract hard working professionals and the LP Program and Structure seems to get them addicted. The combination of both is what keeps them coming back again and again. The LP Philosophy is not to get a quick fix or make-over – it is all about the lifestyle. The workout routine plus the healthy lifestyle leads to overall success in all of our members personal life, family life, career, and health.
Our Member of the Month for March 2015 is living The Fit Life and has been since day one. Matt has been part of the LP Family since day one. He has seen the LP Family grow and the Program evolve into what it is today. Today the LP Family is bigger and stronger than ever. The workouts are challenging – they push Matt and the guys and girls he trains with each and every day.
Over the past two years we have seen Matt’s passion for fitness grow. When he started he loved the workouts and getting a good sweat each day but wasn’t hooked the same way he is today. Everyday Matt trains he is focused on making his body stronger, healthier, more flexible, and more conditioned. The best part of this is that he looks and feels better than ever before. He is focused on the process instead of the outcome and the results speak for themselves.
I’ve been training at LP since day 1 – September 2012. Before this, off-ice training was a big part of my life as a young hockey player – we lifted weights, we ran, all of the basic training movements. Now you’re probably expecting me to talk about LP and the extraordinary improvements I’ve made because of LP – you’re right. I can confidently say that I have never, in my 10 years of working out, seen the kind of strength or aesthetic improvements that I’ve made since training at LP. I’ve also never been more motivated to continue to train hard and get stronger. I’ll try my best to explain why…
Adam and Michelle have always had this need for constant improvement, in hockey, in training, and in life. It’s annoying sometimes, I know, but it rubs off on you and it’s a characteristic that has spread throughout the gym since day 1 of LP. It makes me want to improve, even at things I’ve never cared about before – like snatches. I think it resonates with the type of personalities that we have at the gym, including mine.
Being surrounded by people who train hard every day, not only to improve their physiques, but to be stronger, faster, more mobile and healthier, is inspiring and it keeps you working hard if you want to keep up. It’s the kind of environment that you don’t want to miss a day, and if you do, you’ll be making it up on the weekend. This is especially true as of late – people take pride in their lifts and in their fitness level. It keeps me motivated to be in the gym 6-7 days most weeks.
I give kudos to the training program for this. It has significantly evolved since day 1 and continues to evolve every month. For me, incorporating the lifting that we do has identified several trouble areas, some because of mobility and some because of weakness. That’s the great thing about the training program; it identifies your weaknesses, makes you want to improve them, and gives you the opportunity each day to attack them. This has helped me to have a better understanding of my body and how to treat tweaks, sore muscles, or scar tissue that has accumulated. I’ve seen a lot of strength gains while at LP, but the mobility improvements I’ve made are what makes me the happiest and are what affect me the most in my day-to-day life (Still, a big clean and jerk will make me happy for a solid week).
LP also fills the competitive void that was left after my hockey career ended about 5 years ago. I find myself competing with the other guys at the gym, competing with myself each week to improve, and now I compete with LP’s Performance Group in fitness competitions. It’s a feeling that I hope I don’t lose.
I know I’m a bit biased, but I would genuinely recommend the program to anyone. I challenge anyone out there to try out the program and incorporate LP into their lifestyle – it’s the best part of my day, every day.
I hope LP is around for the rest of my life, not only for the fitness aspect, but for the time I get to spend with my family and friends and for the people that I meet. Big thank you to Adam and Michelle for taking the risk and making this gym happen.
P.s. I know Adam beats me on everything at the gym, but just remember he’s got 18 months on me – I’ll catch him someday… 🙂