I’ve been fortunate to train for different events over my life… high school athletics, Division I college football, various 14-20,000 foot mountain climbs and the occasional rec sports league. None of that training comes close to the Manic system, not in a ass-kicking, this hurts so good kinda way, but in a way that get’s every part of your body involved. I love the fact that each workout is different. I’m not doing bench press twice a week, or squats every other day. Each session is crafted in a way to achieve results, while being exciting and unexpected. There are a lot of gyms that go off the same national program or the same workout rotation each month, but not Manic. Everything is unique. Everything is designed for a purpose.
When I first started Manic, I was a bit intimidated by the bald, imposing, rugby playing Kiwi named “Bush” running the place, but after the first few sessions and sticking with his program, it became a necessity. I started scheduling trips around workout days and session times became sacred… at some point, Manic stopped becoming a workout and started becoming a way of life. The motto is “Strength, Work Capacity, Durability” which makes a lot more sense now that even as I approach 40 I can still do whatever physical activity I want, workout hard, do yard work, move furniture, or anything else I choose and not get sore, not get hurt, not have aches and pains, but just have fun and enjoy… that’s what Manic has done for me!