Our Philosophy

at·a·vism [at-uh-viz-uhm]: the tendency to revert to an ancestral type.

The fitness philosophy contained at the core of programming at the ATC Center (Atavistic Training Concepts Center) is founded in the concept of atavism.

Despite the introduction of many exciting discoveries regarding the human body, training methodologies, and training implements, man evolved and thrived on a relatively basic protocol with minimal tools. He walked a lot, sometimes ran very fast, and occasionally lifted, carried and threw heavy objects.

At the ATC Center, we make use of simple, time-tested implements and concepts to forge the strength and conditioning levels of our clients. All programs use barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, sleds, or bodyweight to provide resistance training, and we seek to slowly work up the amount of resistance we use over time.