Membership Recognition Badges
Taylored Training believes in recognizing the achievements of all of our members. Modern life often makes dedication to your fitness difficult and our members consistently strive to maintain fitness as a part of their lives regardless of perceived and real obstacles.
Our badge system is recognition of that dedication. We have taken what we believe are the most important fitness milestones and created a recognition badge for each of them. Once you achieve the requirements for each category we will recognize this achievement by awarding you a recognition badge.
Goal setting is the most important aspect of your fitness program. If you are not working towards a goal then you will never get anywhere. This system is designed to recognize those fitness milestones that truly mark your fitness success.Membership Recognition Badges
Each year you are a member at Taylored Training we thank you for your commitment by recognizing your dedication. You will receive a membership recognition badge for each year you are a member at Taylored Training.
Milestones will be marked for members who are committed to their health and fitness- 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, 5 year, 10 year, 15 year
Exercise Coach Status
14 - Exercise coach
This is the most difficult to obtain achievement badge. We award this badge to those members who we feel have obtained sufficient knowledge and skills to act as our representative to other members. Those who receive this badge are extensions of Taylored Training staff. We feel these individuals are able to assist other members in coaching form and understanding and explaining the intricacies of Taylored Training programs. All members can be confident in turning to holders of this badge with questions about exercise form and program design.
This badge will be assigned after completion of our exercise coach examination. Completion of this exam does not guarantee the awarding of the exercise coach badge. This will still be at the discretion of Taylored Training directors.
Strength Recognition Badges
The strength recognition badges are based on common exercises used to measure various aspects of strength within the fitness world. Taylored Training advocates building strength for all members regardless of their goals or current fitness level and these exercises are the metrics employed to measure improvements. Earning these badges will lead members to developing strength levels far beyond what is necessary for optimal health. They will be earning bragging rights!
1 - Bench Press
The bench press is the most commonly used assessment of upper body strength. Mastering this exercise is dependent on both and technique and exemplifies upper body strength. The primary muscles involved are the pecs, shoulders, and the triceps. They must work in conjunction with each other to move the weighted barbell from the chest upwards to full arm extension.
For men to earn this badge they must perform 5 full repetitions of their bodyweight at the time of the test. Women must perform 3 repetitions of their bodyweight at the time of the test.
2 - Squats
The squat is the mainstay test for measuring lower body strength. Primarily utilizing the glutes, quads, and hamstrings the squat is a full body exercise involving muscular strength and coordination. Full squats are measured by thighs being parallel to the ground.
For men to earn this badge they must squat two times their bodyweight for 2 repetitions at the time of the test. Women must perform 1 repetition of two times their bodyweight.
3 - Deadlift
We believe that the deadlift is an essential component to any fitness program and competency ensures functional core strength that is transferable to members daily lives and athletic endeavours.
Men must perform 2 repetitions of two and a half times their bodyweight at the time of their test to earn this badge. Women must perform 1 repetition of two and a half times their bodyweight at the time of the test.
4 - Pistol Squats
This one legged squat variation requires strong core musculature and full range of motion through the entire body. It is performed with just bodyweight and the glutes must touch the heel to be counted as a full repetition.
Men and women both must perform 5 pistol squats per leg in order to receive this badge.
5 - Pullups
The perfect upper body strength pulling motion, competency in this movement is essential to ensure proper upper body strength ratios and prevent biomechanical dysfunction. Commonly mistaken for chin-ups, pullups require an overhand grip placed wider than shoulder width. Full extension is required at the bottom position and arms must be flexed less than 90 degrees at the elbow at the top position.
Men must be able to perform 10 full repetitions to earn this achievement badge. Women must be able to complete 6 full repetitions.
6 - Pushups
Pushups are an easy way to demonstrate upper body strength as well as full body functional core strength. While bodyweight pushups are adequate to maintain healthy upper body strength we feel they are not challenging enough for our members. In order to earn our pushup badge members must be able to perform the required number of repetitions with added weight.
Men must be able to perform ten full repetitions (chest 2 inches from ground) with 90lbs place on their upper back. Women must be able to perform 10 full repetitions with 45lbs placed on their back.
Advanced Movement and Power Badges
Advanced movement and power badges consist of traditional Olympic lifting movements. These exercises represent the epitome of functional strength, power, movement mechanics, and athletic ability. They are the most complex exercises commonly practiced in strength facilities around the world and require competency in many other forms of exercise areas, such as strength training, plyometrics, and core strength.† Mastering these exercises is an achievement that most people are never able to accomplish and demonstrate a superior level of athleticism.
The advanced movement and power exercises are essential for developing full body power, which is required for improving sport performance and a great achievement for non-athletes.
7 - Snatch
The snatch is a renowned exercise that requires moving a weighted barbell from a stationary position on the floor to being caught in an overhead position. This is the most complex of the movement and power badges and perfecting the form on this movement is the most important element of the lift.
To earn this badge men must perform one repetition of at least 85% their bodyweight at the time of the test for one repetition. Women must perform one repetition of at least 75% of their bodyweight at time of the lift. In addition, proper form on the exercise must be approved by the representative of Taylored Training performing the test.
8 - Clean and Press
This exercise is another classic Olympic lifting exercise. It a combination of a clean (moving the weight from the ground to the chest) and then immediately from the chest to an overhead position. Because the movement is broken down into two parts more weight is capable of being moved than during the snatch lift and requires high levels of power to accomplish.
Both men and women must perform one repetition of their bodyweight at the time of the lift to earn this badge. In addition, proper form on the exercise must be approved by the representative of Taylored Training performing the test.
9 - Power Clean
The power clean is a true example of explosive power. It requires flexibility, core strength, muscular coordination, and high levels of strength. All of these elements must combine in order to create the power necessary to perform the lift. Being able to clean more than your bodyweight is an accomplishment all of our members can be proud of.
Men and women must perform one repetition of 1.3 times their bodyweight at the time of the test to achieve this recognition badge.
Personal Challenge Recognition Badges
Our challenge recognition badges are designed to highlight the ability of our members not just to excel physically but to be able to dedicate themselves mentally to a specific goal. Each of these challenges require more than just competency at a specific movement or a specific physical aptitude. They require a dedication to both the physical and mental aspects of achieving fitness excellence.
These challenges require the ability to mentally prepare oneself and to mentally push themselves beyond their perceived limits. They are not easy to accomplish and the bearers of these badges represent individuals who exemplify the values and practices of Taylored Training.
10 - Nutrition Challenge
To earn this badge member must complete an 8 week challenge. The requirements are as follows:
- All food must be weighed, measured, and calculated for the duration of the challenge
- A daily journal must be maintained and initialled daily by a Taylored Training staff member
- Dietary targets will be assigned by a Taylored Training staff member based on the participants goals and exercise needs
Any deviation from these requirements results in immediate termination of the challenge and the member must start over again at week one if they wish to earn the challenge badge. There is no allowance made for injury, illness, travel or any other reason.
11 - Kettlebell Challenge
The Kettlebell challenge is based on the international Kettlebell competition standards. In order to successfully complete this challenge the member must possess superior Kettlebell skills, high levels of physical endurance, and strong mental toughness.
Men have ten minutes to complete either of the following without allowing the kettlebells to touch the ground:
Option one: complete at least 85 clean and jerks with 2x 24kg kettlebells in 10 minutes
Option two: complete at least 65 clean and jerks with 2x32kg †in 10 minutes (WR = 116)
Women must complete at least 75 clean and jerks with 2x16kg kettlebells in 10 minutes without allowing the kettlebells to touch the ground.
12 - Jump Rope Challenge
The jump rope is one of the best full body training and conditioning tools available to us. It builds cardiovascular health, explosive power, hand eye coordination, speed, and athletic conditioning. Not bad for something you used to use on the elementary school playground.
Not only is the jump rope a great conditioning tool but it is also easy to learn (not to master!), portable, and time efficient. Our jump rope challenge is designed to test proficiency with the jump rope as well as strength and endurance.
In order to earn the jump rope challenge badge the member must complete:
- 20 consecutive power jumps
- 1 min each of: x-cross, alternate footstep, and combo forward straddle/side straddle
- 20 consecutive crossovers
- Minimum 50 one foot touches in 30 seconds performing the alternate foot step
13 - TRX Challenge
The TRX is one of the few fitness trends that comes around and is actually a valuable addition to our fitness tool box. The TRX has the capability to improve strength, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and core strength.
The TRX challenge is designed to test all of these attributes. Complete both the TRX 40/40 challenges with only 1 minute rest in between each to earn the TRX achievement badge.