Lake Oconee Optimal Performance (LOOP) opened in March 2011, with the goal of creating an atmosphere where people could change their lives through improved health and fitness in a constantly supervised environment. Our facility is a little different from the standard gyms; we don’t have TVs to distract you from your goals, or the standard equipment you may find in most. The programs we build are based on natural human movement patterns, and we use a variety of tools to best incorporate these movements. To us, everyone that walks through the door is an athlete. We see no difference in a football player looking for more speed and quickness, a golfer searching for a few extra yards, or a grandparent wanting to get through the day without pain. The way to achieving any of these goals is exactly same: by improving functional performance.
The philosophy we use to improve performance is very simple. As humans, we first must learn the correct movement patterns before adding a load, or weight, to them. A thorough assessment is the most important tool we use when evaluating current strengths or deficiencies. Corrective exercise plays a large role in many programs as supplementation to a variety of resistance training modalities. Flexibility is also a key component in maximizing strength and function. It is very important to create ideal movement patterns, instead of overloading poor movements that increase risk of injury.
Unfortunately, there is no “magic pill” when it comes to reaching your goals, but we can offer a team of highly qualified professionals that have a thorough understanding of the human body and how it works. The greatest thing for us as coaches is seeing someone accomplish their goals, whether that’s by you becoming the longest hitter in your foursome, or wearing a pair of jeans that haven’t fit in 15 years. We do not believe in temporary fixes, but by creating long term lifestyle changes. There is an old saying that represents our philosophy perfectly, “you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”