Workout of the Day

When More Isn't Better


The coaches at No Boundaries sometimes get strange looks when they tell new students signing up for a membership that they should actually consider signing up for fewer days to start out. Being told that “I get that you think 5 days/week would be best, but I think you would benefit more from starting with 3 days/week, and then we can talk about upgrading in a few months if you’ve been keeping up with your commitment to three” is uncommon in a world where the upsell is a benchmark business and sales tactic, and especially when compared to your average globo gym most interested in convincing you that you need the largest, most unlimited, add-on-filled membership. But here’s the thing: our focus is on your success, and therefore setting you up with a path that’s likely to fail is the last thing we want to do.

When you commit to three days per week and you show up three days every week, you’ve already immersed yourself in a successful practice. We firmly believe that you can change your life just by showing up to the gym three days per week. But what about when you commit yourself to show up five days every week and only make it to three? What could otherwise be a resounding success is now clouded by failure.

We base our memberships on the idea of commitment: when you sign up for three days per week of membership, we view that as a commitment on our end to show up and provide you with the best coaching and growth opportunity for three days every week, and a commitment on your end to show up three days every week and put in the work that it takes to make the change that you’re seeking. This commitment is the foundation to your (and our) success, regardless of the number of days. Meet your commitment and you are engaging in a successful and sustainable practice. Sign yourself up for a commitment that you simply cannot meet, and you’ve made a potential success feel more like a failure.

Of course, there are potentially greater gains to be had from training four or five days per week rather than two or three, assuming requisite commitment, time, energy, and physical capacities exist. When these pieces are in place, we would absolutely encourage you to seek out more frequent opportunities to improve your fitness; but let’s not fall prey to the thinking of “more is better.” More isn’t better, better is better.

It’s not that we’re not interested in your business, it’s that we are interested in your success and in helping you change your life. And sometimes, that means doing less, if less gets you more.

- PS


  • Deficit deadlift (4” def) - 8,8,8


  • 3 rounds for quality:

    • 16 DB step-ups (8/leg)

    • 16 single-leg DB RDL (8/leg)

    • 8 DB Z press