I'll keep this short. I'm never going to make you stand on a bosu ball and do a squat while at the same time doing flys on a cable machine. You're actually not going to see a bosu ball here at all. Or some cool, new machine. We've never used them and we're cranking out some pretty fantastic results.
We're not fancy here. You walk into Apache and you might be unimpressed... at least at first. No fancy machines. No smoothie bar. No tanning beds. No massage chair.
Part of our workout in class yesterday was to hold a heavy sandbag for 30 seconds. Some grabbed a 200 lbs. sandbag. Some the 120 lbs bag. Some 60 lbs. A few others in between. Sandbags are just that, bags of sand. They are not pretty but they work. They work to help strengthen your grip, build core strength and yeah, even 30 seconds, will get the heart pumping. Besides that they are like real life. They move around. They're unstable. You'll encounter a lot more things in life that are similar to sandbags than some random, fancy machine.
If you're looking for the latest toy or cool new trend in fitness, we are not it. Am I worried? No, I saw Rocky IV. I know what happens.
*Disclaimer: It's not you, it's me. If you're only using fancy machines and doing the cool new thing, I'm really happy for you. I'm stoked anyone is working out no matter what they're doing. Keep it up! It's just not for me.
"Squat, jump, climb, throw, lift." Greg Glassman