All of us at Urban Athletic Club are excited to be a part of your fitness journey!
Our goal with introducing Level Method to our gym is to improve our delivery of fitness training and how we measure results, as well as provide a consistent fitness pathway to all members.
Our mission is and has always been to deliver comprehensive fitness and health results in the safest and most efficient manner possible. Level Method is another tool to help us stay true to our mission.
The Level Method helps you (and coaches) assess your fitness, address the areas that have room for growth, and help you progress towards your goals!
What is the level method?
The Level Method is a system that shows you exactly where you stand in fitness.
It gives you the knowledge and the tools, to help you achieve your goals faster than ever before.
Now there’s a ton of psychology and science behind how Level Method was developed and how it works, but the simplest way is to compare the methodology to the martial arts belt system, that is from white to black belt.
The MAP (“Method of Athletic Progression”) is a detailed, yet easy-to-understand chart of athletic tests that measure and reward greater achievements in functional fitness.
Soon in our gym, you’ll see a colorful board consisting of levels moving left to right (separated by vertical lines), and Categories from top to bottom (separated by horizontal lines).
Each category has an upper number (MALE Standard) and a lower number (FEMALE Standard) and there are 32 Levels in each category.
Basically, you’re going to see a TRUE snapshot of where your fitness is and the weaknesses holding you back. For example, my fitness level is held back in part due to my weakness in bodyweight movement.
The 15 categories are comprised of:
- Front Squat
- Upper Body Pull
- Lactic Tolerance
- Upper Body Push
- Upper/Lower Endurance
- Weightlifting (Olympic Lifting)
- Squat Endurance
- Neuro & Core Endurance
- Aerobic Power Intervals
Each category moves from left to right, from beginner to advanced, and corresponds to colored levels, similar to a martial arts belt ranking system.
The information you obtain through these tests will show you exactly where you are in your fitness journey, which is the first step needed to safely and effectively progress you toward your goals.
What does Level Method look like? Here’s my personal Level Method for an example:
To set-up your account:
First up, please go to www.app2.levelmethod.com and sign up to start tracking your results.
Download the iOS app: HERE
Download the Android app: HERE
During the signup, you’ll be asked to:
- Identify our gym
- Enter your information
- Set-up your account.
You can also log in via your Facebook account. That’ll be the fastest and easiest way to get going with the Level Method app.
IMPORTANT: If you don’t use Facebook to sign up, you will need to confirm your account with the confirmation email that will be sent to you within 12 hours of signing up. *If you don’t find the email, please search “Level Method” in your junk and spam folders*
Once we accept your request, you’ll be able to:
- Log into your account.
- Enter your levels as you complete the 15 assessments. Assessments will only be able to be completed under the supervision one of our coaches.
Starting off with this blog, we will be releasing more blogs on the website to educate members on the many benefits that the Level Method will bring to our gym.
Our coaches have completed all the required online training & are very much looking forward to helping members ASSESS, ADDRESS & PROGRESS their fitness levels.
Any questions after reading a blog, just message us!