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Programming

It’s All About The Programming

MOSSA’s approach to programming is rooted in its 40 years of serving the market, from fitness club operator to fitness product manufacturer, to fitness pioneer and over the last 25 years, fitness programmer. And while the industry has focused on the active 20 percent, MOSSA takes an inclusive approach, believing philosophically that the majority of the population wants to move to a healthier beat.  M4 programming is designed to do just that, with the right mix of movement, music, motivation, and metrics. It’s a formula that’s healthy for clubs to expand their base and consumers, to move younger, longer.

The Premier Group Fitness Programs

MOSSA is the most respected developer of professional, high quality group fitness workouts in the health club industry today. MOSSA provides branded group fitness programs carefully designed and tested to ensure people enjoy moving and working out like never before. Each program is created with purpose to enable facilities to get people moving, pack their rooms, and service 50% of their total visits in group fitness! These professional, industry leading programs are now available on MOSSA On Demand so you can move, anytime, anywhere.

Movement Health

MOVEMENT AS MEDICINE

Or a lack of movement can cause dis-ease in our bodies. Our modern-day lifestyles and the advent of overused postures, like sitting, further drives down movement. The walk from the kitchen, to the couch, to the car – isn’t getting it done. The achy back, those sore knees, the brain fog, or even that physically “flat” feeling we sometimes complain about can actually be because our bodies are designed to move and the lack of movement results in a reduction of what we call “ Movement Health”.

Now, to most people movement health sounds like it has something to do with exercise.

Yes, exercise is important, but what we are talking about is inhabiting a body that moves freely, with ease, and with less restriction. Because when you move well – you think well – you live well, and you feel well!

For MOSSA it isn’t just important to get people moving, but it is equally important in how we get people to move. Each of MOSSA’s unique programs have different exercise objectives, but they all share a common goal, which is to improve one’s Movement Health.

The Institute of Motion (IoM) has identified six Fundamental Movement Categories that must be fortified and strengthened to improve and maintain Movement Health. By doing so, we ensure that we don’t just enjoy the benefits of a body that is getting fitter and stronger, but we enjoy the benefits of a body that moves well, feels great, and is free of many of the aches and pains that many feel.

The Fundamental Movement Categories are strengthened to varying degrees in each MOSSA program and form the basis of MOVE30®, our signature Movement Health program, which is designed to help you get back and keep your movement mojo!

Bending

Occurs every time we have to reach anything lower than the length of our arms. We want to be able to bend with ease and confidence in order to allow us to sustain a function that is required for many activities of daily living. Most exercise requires bending as do most chores.

Squatting

Requires the ability to lower our center of gravity by bending through the ankle, knee, and hip. Every time you sit down in a chair or drop to a toilet seat you are squatting. It is crucial to maintain the lower body mobility and strength to be able to do this movement for life – and be able to do it hands free.

Lunging

 Requires the ability to take a stride, in any direction, by removing one foot from the ground. Think of hiking, climbing stairs, or playing tennis. This is how the lunge plays out in real life. Working on the lunging pattern improves hip mobility, balance, coordination, and overall leg strength.

Walking

Is one of the easiest forms of movement to help us reach the recommended amount of physical activity to promote or sustain health benefits. It also is the movement category of freedom and independence. Losing the ability to walk, with a healthy gait,  for any length of time really has a negative impact on quality of life. Too much sitting wreaks havoc on our ability to walk with a healthy and confident strut!

Ground to Standing

Enhances our ability to transition from various ground postures (supine, side-lying, prone, kneeling, seated) to standing postures. In other words, it prevents us from ever reaching a state where, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up”.

Rotating

Is a very efficient motion that the body uses regularly. It comes into play in sport and life! Most joints in the body have at least some ability to rotate and as the saying goes – if you don’t use it (that rotary ability) then you lose it (that rotary ability)! Injuries occur when life demands rotation, but our body isn’t resilient enough to cope with it. Resilience and practice go hand in hand.

MOSSA MUSIC MOVES YOU

MOSSA music is a key to driving motivation and enjoyment for every program workout. MOSSA music is unique as it is customized and engineered for each workout. An exclusive arrangement with the industry’s top music producer, Saifam, with 13 music studios around the world, ensures the highest quality, emotive music.

Whether it is the heart pounding energy of Group Fight, or the emotive musical landscape of Group Centergy, the music not only motivates you, but it can also help you move better! Playlists include many of the most popular songs today complemented by chart-topping hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s, all to ensure something for everyone.

MOTIVATION TO MOVE

We are a diverse mix of fitness professionals, exercise physiology nerds, life-long athletes, weekend warriors, and avid group fitness participants, each with a unique movement story. Because of this, it’s important to us to motivate rather than intimidate, encourage rather than discourage, and to make you feel connected. No hype, just authentic, caring coaching. 

For MOSSA On Demand, the dynamic of filming with a live audience and multiple presenters gives you a unique experience that even though you are working out alone, you feel you are part of the group. It’s the extra motivation and inspiration you’ll need to succeed on your movement journey. Experiencing MOSSA live at a facility with a passionate instructor, great room, and heart pumping sound system is the ultimate experience. The live group environment is addictive and creates an unsurpassed motivational push that really moves you!

MOSSA METRICS

MOSSA has the industry’s most comprehensive program development process, which includes an unsurpassed, methodical field-testing phase. Over 300 hours are poured into each and every release to ensure safety, effectiveness and enjoyment. In collaboration with licensed clubs and their instructors we conduct 150 field test workouts with thousands of participants before its worldwide release. In addition, thousands of club managers and instructors complete comprehensive surveys after the launch of the newest program release. These metrics ensure MOSSA programs get you moving and keep you moving!

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