Do you offer a free trial of your Competitor Programming?
While we cannot offer a trial for Competitor programming via SugarWOD (for logistical reasons), we are happy to provide you with a sample of our programming below. You can also sign up for our Lifestyle Program
for free if you’d like to take a look around the place. And you can always upgrade to our Competitor Program
, when you’re ready!
Will I enjoy The Method?
Yes, but we’re a little biased, so here’s why:
Generally speaking, we try to program workouts in a way that is fun and engaging, whether performed in a class setting, in a small group, or solo. For that reason, we’ve built our Competitor Program around our affiliate programming, so even elite athletes are still engaged with and inspired by the sense of community that defines our sport. We hope to encourage even the elite athlete to find each workout challenging, so your entire gym community feels involved. We try to program regular partner workouts (of varying sizes). We incorporate odd-objects and uncommon assessments that challenge athletes, yet still remain true to the concept of functional fitness. And we regularly program workouts that encourage friendly competition within the class setting – clean ladders, relay races, etc.
Our Method Competitors then get to take their training one step further with our supplemental Competitor programming. Whether you want to simply increase your strength by following only our strength programming that month, or you’re an aspiring Games athlete, you’ll find programming that will meet you where you are (with multiple scaling options) and take you to where you want to be. All you have to do is show up and perform!
What if I'm not ready to be a Competitor?
That’s ok! The Method uses a three-tier athlete classification and scaling system based on athlete goals, not just
their experience level. Our three classifications are: competitors
, fitness-focused athletes
, and lifestyle athletes
Competitors are athletes who have both the desire to compete at higher levels of competition, and who have demonstrated advanced proficiency in nearly all movements. Competitors will generally be able to “Rx” most workouts and might include Regional and Games level athletes.
Fitness Athletes may have the desire to compete at a higher level, but are still developing proficiency, strength, and capacity in some movements. These athletes will likely be able to Rx some workouts, but will still require some modification for workouts involving heavier weights, higher volume, or more challenging gymnastics movements. Most athletes fall into this classification.
Lifestyle Athletes are athletes who are developing proficiency and may or may not have the desire to compete. These athletes are focused on improving their mechanics and consistency for each movement and will perform a majority of workouts scaled. Most new athletes, athletes with physical limitations and injuries, some pregnant athletes, and some senior athletes may fall into this classification.
What is a Dedicated Method Coach?
We realize that not all of our Competitors have the opportunity to train at an affiliate or benefit from in-person coaching, so we offer each of our Competitors a free, 15-minute monthly check-in
with a member of the Method coaching staff. Each month, you’ll chat with your Method Coach about your success and opportunities for improvement from last month’s training; discuss the upcoming training cycle; and even get suggestions for how to modify your training program to more specifically reflect your training goals. And because an important part of the coach-athlete relationship is trust, we assign you a coach that will stick with you throughout your training journey.
What if I don't have the equipment required for a workout?
From time to time, we like to go off-course and incorporate odd-objects and/or obscure or uncommon implements in order to diversify your training program and expose our Competitors to a broad range of stimuli. If you do not have access to a particular implement or just need some suggestions for alternative movements/implements, send us a message
and we’ll be glad to help!