This month we are excited to share some XPO Trainer insights from Mind Body Symmetry in Lansing, Michigan!
Walter Crockett, CPT started Mind Body Symmetry 3 years ago and has a partnership with the gym Conquest Fitness to offer personal training and group fitness for the gym. He has spent 16 years developing a program to help individuals maximize their performance, vitality, and well-being through mental and physical health. Walter has been nominated and featured as one of the top personal trainers in the city of Lansing, Michigan by Healthy & Fit Magazine.
Can you share with us a little about your program?
Mind Body Symmetry offers a variety of styles of training for all different ages. We have a program for kids - Youth Fight Fit and Teen Fight Fit that features fitness, boxing, and anti-bullying messaging. We also offer two more programs: a boxing program called Pound for Pound and Fight for your Life, a program designed for men 30+ years to help recapture the fitness they once had and rediscover the athlete inside. For women, we offer SheFITness. Mind Body Symmetry truly offers alternative styles of training to help anyone of any age unlock their greatest self. Our goal is to help people create the best version of themselves and discover what style of fitness works for each individual because there’s not a cookie cutter that works for everyone.
Why did you purchase XPO Trainer(s) for your gym?
I loved the versatility! Being located inside of a gym, I needed something versatile and something that didn’t require turf. I started doing my research and discovered the XPO. After watching some of Armored Fitness’ YouTube videos and reading reviews, I was sold – the XPO was exactly what I was looking for to fit our sled needs.
What benefits do you see when you or clients add sled training to a workout routine?
We strive to offer versatile programs – for kids, women, and men of all fitness levels. The XPO helps as we work with a variety of clients. It keeps the classes moving quickly without having to load or unload weights for the sled. It gives all of our clients exactly what they need – it gives back to each person what they give it. I like that it makes it easy to combine leg and cardio workouts and keeps the flow of our classes up. From a 7-year-old to a grown athlete, there’s no pausing between workouts – it works for everyone!
What makes the XPO Trainer different from other sleds you’ve used?
I love that it doesn’t need turf. We can utilize the XPO both indoors and outdoors. Some mornings we use it inside the gym, and then at night, we have clients doing sunset sled pushes! It’s a tool we can quickly access and offers flexibility and a variety of ways to use it for our clients.
I also appreciate Armored Fitness’ willingness to work with us anytime we have an issue or question. The customer service has been great, and there’s never any hassle. You truly stand by your product and support the people that purchase them.
What is one of your most memorable WODs using the XPO Trainer?
My favorite workout with the XPO is partner pushes – especially when we have the kids working out with it. It keeps the workouts fun and upbeat and helps the team vibe.
We have loved following Mind Body Symmetry on social media. We think the theme of their workouts is FUN and encouraging! The posts and videos on their feed sure do make us want to join them! You can find them here – we think you’ll definitely be inspired.