The S2 Method

No one has time to waste being injured, or spinning their wheels in the gym anymore. We all need a individualized fitness/strength training program that provides us the skills and foundation to do the things we love. That’s exactly what the S2 method is. A restorative, functional, individualized fitness system that prolongs your training and enhances your quality of life. 

Five Components of The S2 Method

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1. Mind-Muscle Connection

Maximizing your personal performance is about more than just the physical.

Achieving Mind-Muscle Mastery

  • Awareness

    Through use of a functional movement assessment, we bring awareness to faulty movement patterns caused by neuromuscular instabilities and asymmetries.  This uncovers hidden causes of injuries and pain , and is the first step in creating your individualized Restorative Fitness™ program.  

  • Centering

    The ability to manipulate the ever-changing center of mass is critical to optimal movement and injury prevention. The greatest athletes innately understand how to manipulate this (Think "Air Jordan").

  • Intention

    Placing all our intention on the working muscle groups and maximizing the exercise's intention. Benefits include increased neural output and efficiency of movement.

  • Breathwork

    There should be a constant mindfulness of breath. We have to learn how to tactically manipulate it to aid in bracing the core and spine during exercise. This natural movement is the mind/muscle glue.

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2. 10-Point Fitness Training

A comprehensive approach to fitness, and wellbeing. 

Eliminate plateaus and areas of weakness by taxing all aspects of the physical body. 

Muscle Endurance

Cardiovascular endurance

Body Composition

Strength

Flexibility

Speed

Agility

Reaction Time

Balance

Power

3. Metabolic Conditioning

Effective fitness programming should maximize the body’s ability to use both fat and sugar for fuel. This is what we call the Engine and the Caboose of your metabolic system.  One pushes your thresholds, and one pulls you toward higher levels of performance and longevity.

In order to train the body to become efficient in both systems, you have to expose it to High Intensity (HIIT), and Low Intensity (LIIT) type workouts. We create metabolic disruption by allowing an intricate ebb and flow of high and low, strength and cardio bouts throughout the week. You recover, you grow, you avoid injury, and you train like an athlete.

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4. Cutting Edge Technology

We are living in a data-driven, technology-centered world. S2 understands the needs and demands of this mobile, fast paced mindset. 

We bring in the best of the industry with:

  • Heart Rate monitored workouts based on your unique fitness level

  • Onsite hormone and body composition analysis

  • Online training through our custom mobile app and video library

  • Live in-house video analysis with coach feedback to maximize technique and improve results

5. Expert Coaching

It's too easy to take a test and call yourself a certified fitness professional these days. Finding a coach you can trust and respect is critical to longterm success. The highest quality of coaching is at the heart of the S2 method.

S2 is committed to bring our clients the highest level of professionalism, as well as best practices in personal training, exercise and nutritional sciences. Combine this with passion, dedication and the education to back it up; this is where magic happens.

In the 15+ years I've been involved in health and fitness, whether it be as a trainer, competitor or "Corporate Warrior", Stewart offers the most unique and intelligent workout design I've encountered. His one-of-a-kind background gives him a performance-minded approach to everything the human body can achieve. His attention to perfection on how to operate the body in the most effective and efficient way is something I have not experienced elsewhere. You will be challenged physically, mentally and emotionally working with S2. You are not just working out with S2, you are training!

Aaron Sunderlin