ABOUT 2018-06-28T16:55:05+00:00

“There are a lot of gyms in town, but only one has swept all categories in Health, Fitness, Weight Loss, and Best Personal Trainer five years in a row! That honor goes to Tulsa Fitness Systems!”

- Tulsa People’s A-List Awards for Best In Tulsa

WHAT MAKES TULSA FITNESS SYSTEMS SO DIFFERENT?

Several things, actually …

WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY — BECAUSE WE BELIEVE DIFFERENT THINGS

Some gyms believe fitness is a sport. That means they train you as if you were on a sports team. The result can be various levels of injury. Bloody hands are common in some of these gyms (and seen as a badge of honor) … aching joints are considered the norm (as well as the attitude of “suck it up buttercup”) … and even orthopedic injuries requiring surgical repair (with the mantra, “I’ll be back!”).

We believe the polar opposite. Fitness is not a sport; fitness prepares you for a sport — if you choose. People eventually retire from sports and intense physical labor. But no one has to retire from a well-designed fitness program. The longer you stay in a sport, the more likely you’ll suffer an injury. The longer you stay in a well-designed fitness program, the less likely you’ll ever suffer an injury.

We don’t believe the body is a machine to be abused. It’s a living, breathing, dynamic organism designed to reward you with a lifetime of vibrant health and function for as long as you keep it active and injury free.

WE DON’T HOST WORKOUTS — WE COACH WORKOUTS

If you’ve ever been in group exercise class where an instructor barks out orders while exercising themselves and doesn’t constantly correct form, then you know what a hosted workout is all about. We believe you deserve better. You deserve to have the trained eye of a qualified coach watching over your form, making minute adjustments, and keeping you safe through every single exercise.

We believe it’s not enough to use motivational platitudes to hype up a class. It’s not enough to crank up the music, so people feel the beat. And it’s not enough to ‘high-five’ people who are investing their time and money in their health. At best, those tactics are complementary to a well-designed fitness program. At worse, they are lazy tricks cloaked as training.

We believe people who invest in a gym should have more than hosted workouts. We believe you deserve to be coached every step of the way.

EXERCISE AT THE INTENSITY OF YOUR CHOICE — NOT SOMEONE ELSE’S

Remarkably, not every gym believes you should use reasonable intensity in your workouts. In some gyms, the phase, “You can cry, you can crawl, you can bawl … but you can’t quit!” is their mantra. We believe just the opposite. We train you differently because we believe different things.

We believe your body has its own ‘kinesthetic intelligence.’ It knows when to push harder, and when to back off. We respect your body’s intelligence. Your body, individual to you alone, has its own optimal movement patterns. It has its own optimal strength level. And its own optimal fitness level. This ‘embodied intelligence’ is yours alone, and differs from mine and everyone else’s.

Attempting to force your body to exceed its limits by blindly following a given workout, or cultural standard is a recipe for injury. That’s why it’s vital you exercise at the intensity of your choice, well within your limits. You alone know when to turn up the heat, and when to back off.

USE MOVEMENTS YOUR BODY LOVES — AND AVOID DYSFUNCTIONAL EQUIPMENT

The human body hates movement patterns that are abnormal to proper physiology. Forcing the body to move in ways it’s not designed to move leads to dysfunction. Unfortunately, most exercise machines do just that … they train you in ‘non-physiological’ movement patterns.

That’s why we’ve chosen PurMotion equipment. The genius of PurMotion is that it works in harmony with your body’s built-in, innate ‘movement intelligence.’ It’s designed to move around your body as you exercise, and not the other way around. Its designed to move the way your body loves to move.

Most commercial gym equipment, however, tricks your body in forgetting its natural movement patterns. Traditional gym equipment either, (a) forces your body to move around it as you exercise, or (b) trains your muscles to adopt a dysfunctional movement pattern.

That’s because, with traditional gym equipment, your body is forced to move in ‘machined patterns,’ and the result is tendonitis, joint pain, and muscular dysfunction. And what makes it even worse is that because the human body gets stronger as you work out … with consistent use of poorly designed (yet very expensive) equipment, you literally train your body to become dysfunctionally stronger.

PurMotion solves those problems because the equipment is designed to keep the human body moving in its natural, primal, and fundamental movement patterns. The result is a PUR FITNESS BREAKTHROUGH.

THE ABILITY TO TEST YOUR LIMITS — WITHOUT FEAR OF INJURY

When your body feels safe during exercise … when it doesn’t sense danger … when you’re not hurting during your workout … and when your joints don’t ache after your workout … that’s when you know you can pick up the intensity and test your limits without fear of injury. This ability to work harder over time results in transformations that can be quite dramatic.

THE MEDICAL EXPERTS YOU TRUST, TRUST TULSA FITNESS SYSTEMS

Envision cancer patients, victims of diabetes, men and woman with triglycerides off the charts, and people carrying 100 extra pounds of body weight. Then, visualize the doctors who treat them, the pharmacists who provide for them, and the physical therapists who rehab them. And finally, imagine the one fitness community where they all work out together, side-by-side. Tulsa Fitness Systems is that place.

Tulsa Fitness Systems is the place where the community experts you trust (like OBGYN physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, dentists, and optometrists — as well as lawyers, judges, and bankers), trust Tulsa Fitness Systems to help them.

QUITE POSSIBLY — THE MOST OVERQUALIFIED TRAINING TEAM IN THE COUNTRY

Tulsa Fitness Systems is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Clint and Kara Howard.
Though they make no claims of it themselves … some of their professional health and fitness peers believe they are the most overqualified training team in the country.

Here’s why:

INTRODUCING: CLINT HOWARD, MS, CPT

Clint is one of the most highly sought after fitness trainers in the country. He’s been interviewed over 80 times on various TV shows and podcasts and for magazine and newspaper publications.

Highly educated:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma
  • Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, University of Oklahoma

Respected teacher and coach:

  • University of Oklahoma Exercise Science instructor
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

Multi-certified trainer and coach:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • Level I, II, III Golf Fitness Trainer, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

Serves on advisory boards:

  • Tulsa Community Care College
  • Founding member of the Association of Professional Personal Trainers (APPT)

National bestselling author:

  • The Fit Formula, 2011

Featured writer and TV guest:

  • Fitness Expert Network
  • Local and National Publications
  • Featured health and fitness expert on FOX23 News

Business owner and fat loss expert:

  • Tulsa Fitness Systems, Owner, Director of Fitness
  • Trained thousands of people to lose all the weight they need and want

INTRODUCING: KARA HOWARD, PharmD

Kara is one of the most highly educated fitness trainers in the world. Her leadership skills, along with her in-depth knowledge of clinical nutrition and disease prevention, uniquely position her to help clients get the results they could not hope to get anywhere else.

Highly educated:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma

Expertly certified:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Certified Nutritional Coach (Precision Nutrition)

Community leader:

  • Junior League of Tulsa
  • Tulsa Executives Association
  • Wind River Events Committee

Business owner, clinical nutritionist, and fat loss expert:

  • Tulsa Fitness Systems, Owner, Director of Health & Wellness
  • Consults with hundreds on weight loss, nutrition, supplements and medications
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