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Frequently Asked Question

How many times a week should I/can I train at 34° N?

Humans are meant to move everyday. Movement is the driver for so many biological functions as well as the catalyst for changing our brain chemistry and composition. (See a list of the benefits of adopting a daily movement practice below).

We encourage all of our students to adopt a daily movement practice and we support it with the way our training system is structured throughout each week and 6-week phase of training. We don’t train at high intensity every day and neither should you or anyone else unless you’re cool with mortgaging your future wellness and movement for present day glory of some sort. Our weekly program ebbs and flows in intensity and volume with regenerative mobility focused training sessions like Libertas and Yoga placed strategically at the middle and end of each week.

Following the structure of our weekly program, many of our students train with us 6-7 days a week. Most of our students train with us at least 4 times a week.

It takes new students and those that are deconditioned some time to adjust to our training system. Their bodies need time to adapt to the training stimulus to become more resilient and to recover from training more quickly.

During that adaption period two to three training sessions a week with us along with some low-level aerobic movement and mobility work will be the perfect amount of training to see results without overdoing it. As their bodies adapt to being more resilient and their conditioning level improves they gradually increase the amount of workouts they do with us.

Regardless of how many times a week you can train with us, we welcome anyone who wants to explore self-mastery through movement training and a journey into personal wellness.

Benefits of a daily movement practice -

  • Movement is the catalyst for healthy tissue growth and adaptive response.
  • Movement stimulates healing, particularly in joints and connective tissues that don’t get much circulation without movement.
  • It stimulates metabolic function and optimizes hormone levels.
  • It helps balance your circadian rhythms, which improves sleep.
  • It stimulates detoxification.
  • Daily intentional movement is the single greatest thing you can do to ward off chronic illness, like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.
  • Training alters brain chemistry!
    • It stimulates the release of mood altering hormones like serotonin and dopamine that make us happier and more optimistic.
    • These chemicals are natural stress reducers.
    • Training makes us smarter! The more complex and varied the movement the more your brain gets stimulated and the smarter you get. One 2015 study found that adults who undertook a training regime dense with complex movement skills loosely based on freestyle wrestling performed better in cognitive tasks than people who spent the same amount of time performing tiresome brain-draining workouts, like burpees, or gutting it out on a stationary bike.
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