Creed Strength's Mission

Commitment to Fitness

It is our Creed to you that we will help you create life long fitness.  The training and programming will be specific to individual needs and goals.  We want quality over quantity.  Each training session will be customized through the Functional Movement Screen with periodized training programs to get you stronger, build more endurance and develop better mobility.  

Commitment to Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning

Each athlete who trains at Creed Strength will be put through the Functional Movement Screen and given exercises to help them to move well.  Training sessions will establish a base of strength and conditioning with a focus on form, technique and movement mastery.  Speed/agility/explosiveness will be also trained within the workouts to develop the power that will transfer to their sport.  

Commitment to First Responders

It is our Creed to assist First Responders to be mission ready for whatever their shift throws at them.  Programming will begin with a base of general fitness and preparedness and progress to strength training and conditioning.  Strength is most important and will be the main focus.  Mobility is also key and will be trained through the Functional Movement Screen.  With all these aspects of training being implemented, it is Creed's goal to keep you injury free while on the job.  Total prevention isn't guaranteed but injuries can be reduced by quality training.  

Starting Strength Coach Mark Rippetoe once said, "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general."

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The FMS is an assessment protocol that test one's ability to complete 7 different bodyweight movements and scores them in according to the quality of movement. It was created in 2001 to improve the overall scope of performance, fitness, rehabilitation and management of injury risk in active individuals.  It was the intent of the founders of FMS to provide a better system for sports medicine, fitness and strength and conditioning professionals to identify movement dysfunction as well as improve communication between the professions (FMS Handbook, 2015).  
The 7 movements are:
Deep Squat
Hurdle Step
Inline Lunge
Shoulder Mobility
Active Straight-Leg Raise
Trunk Stability Push-Up
Rotary Stability