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The Health Continuum Explained

We have observed that nearly every measurable value of health can be placed on a continuum that ranges from sickness to wellness to fitness.  Though tougher to measure, we would even add mental health to this observation. Depression is clearly mitigated by proper diet and exercise, i.e., genuine fitness.

For example, a blood pressure of 160/95 is pathological, 120/70 is normal or healthy, and 105/55 is consistent with an athlete’s blood pressure; a body fat of 40% is pathological, 20% is normal or healthy, and 10% is fit.

We observe a similar ordering for bone density, triglycerides, muscle mass, flexibility, HDL or “good cholesterol”, resting heart rate, and dozens of other common measures of health. 

Done right, fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Where you find otherwise examine the fitness protocol, especially diet. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness.” It is our contention that sickness, wellness, and fitness are measures of the same entity.


Our approach to health has proven to improve the biomarkers that indicate fitness. 

A person with “fit” biomarkers requires less doctor visits, less medication, and live longer and higher quality lives. 

The way in which the Trebel methodlogy taps into accountability, community, integrates lifestyle and dietary changes, and challenges every individual based on their current fitness level and individual goals reaches across the continuum and brings people to a better state of fitness.



Group Class Programming for Wednesday April 5th, 2017:

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 Dumbbell Squat Cleans (25/15#)
10 Parallette Dips

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 Squat Cleans (65/45#)
10 Piked Parallette Dips + 1 second Tuck Sit

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 Squat Cleans (95/65#)
10 Strict Ring Dips


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