The COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected setback for the whole world, which has brought everyone to a standstill. It eventually became impossible to leave the house due to imposed lockdowns and restrictions during the emergence of the crisis. Consequently, the lack of mobility also hampered many aspects of people’s lives, which resulted in a myriad of psychological and physical health issues. However, a silver lining exists and that is developing an active lifestyle through physical exercise within the comfort of one’s home.
Exercise can improve physical health and physique, but the best reward is arguably overall well-being. Fitness allows for self-improvement beyond toned muscles and sculpted bodies. Studies have shown that having an active lifestyle can help decrease the likelihood of suffering from anxiety, depression, and negative mood by improving self-esteem. Furthermore, exercising can help in managing stress and improving mood and sleep. Therefore, the power of mobility should not be underestimated.
In 2019, Nathan Byrd and Lacey Byrd founded Hybrid Athlete Training with the sole purpose of creating accessible and easily comprehensible fitness programs to get people moving. When the pandemic struck, the couple prioritized generating a sustainable business, which led them to transition their business to the online setting. As a result, their online health and fitness company grew exponentially, specifically, a 3100% increase in the number of clients was seen due to gyms closing down, home gyms becoming more prevalent, and the need for healthy communities online in the last few months.
Additionally, the Byrds successfully created and launched their Hybrid LIVE exercise classes, Hybrid LIVE Kitchen cooking classes, their Hybrid App available on IOS and Android, and their monthly membership options called Hybrid Lifestyle or Lifestyle +plus.
Hybrid Athlete Training
For Nathan and Lacey, a hybrid athlete allows for the interplay of the body, the mind, and the soul, meaning fitness is not unidimensional but rather multifaceted. At Hybrid Athlete Training, they aim to build the human and are more concerned with creating a fruitful lifestyle than just helping individuals lose weight.
Hybrid Athlete Training provides fitness services to those who are seeking and needing fitness programs, a supportive community, and easy-to-follow and understandable videos. The company is concerned with simplifying the process for clients and breaking it down into learnable steps so that they can not only reach their goal but more importantly, maintain it and/or continue on to a new one. The company offers online fitness training programs, online personal training, online coaching, and online nutrition coaching.
Hybrid Athlete Programming, a hybrid of functional training, corrective exercise, strength, conditioning, endurance, and mobility, focuses on optimizing biomechanics and maximizing the human body’s productivity, matching optimal whole food nutrition to training, and matching the energy input to the energy output and accelerating progress. This begins with building a strong mobile and symmetrical foundation in their FOUNDATION program, followed by increasing strength and range of motion in the FUNCTIONAL program and building into power, speed and agility, and more complex moves in the FIT PROGRAM.
The Hybrid programs are all fully functional and focus on moving and strengthening the body in all planes of motion to maximize the human body’s potential. All of the programs offered utilize minimum equipment and each workout is approximately 30 minutes long.
More than physical fitness
There are several things to consider when you are planning to start a healthy lifestyle. It is essential to keep in mind that overall wellness is not limited to having a good physique and great strength. Emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects should be accounted for as well.
Aside from physical wellness, exercising can keep you healthy in different areas of your life. Regardless of weight, age, sex, and health conditions, keeping fit through exercise can surely enhance life. So what are you waiting for? It is time to begin your journey to fitness now.
Hybrid’s online programs can be followed with a community of support and education through different media, including blogs, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Facebook groups.