The 4 Pillars of Fitness Training: All Your Clients Will Ever Need

Endurance Sports, Kettlebells, Strength and Conditioning

I love it when my clients ask me for a “program." You know how it goes. They want a deadlift plan, or a triathlon plan, or maybe a BJJ plan. What they never seem to realize is that programs are for non-beginners. Yet there they are with 20% body fat, a deadlift that is barely above bodyweight, and no cardio fitness. They can’t even touch their toes.


The Four Pillars of Fitness Training

The fact is that there are only four things you can offer most clients, unless they are seeing you for specific rehabilitation. Most clients, despite their protests, are very much still beginners. There is no need to prioritize one aspect of fitness over another, as they are all equally poor. These four pillars of training are:


  • Flexibility/range of motion
  • Strength
  • Body composition
  • Cardiovascular fitness



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