ASSESS, ADDRESS, PROGRESS
WHAT IS THE LEVEL METHOD
The Level Method provides clear, tangible metrics to track the development of your fitness. It does this by using a collection of 15 assessments that cover a broad range of physical skills. These assessments are broken down into a series of 23 levels laid out across the MAP (Method for Athletic Progression).
The Level Method MAP provides a visualization on how you rank on each individual assessment, as well as your overall level (color) based on the aggregate of all 15 assessments. This is similar to the belt system from martial arts.
The MAP serves as a roadmap for improving your fitness – aka “Leveling Up” – by making it easy to see the corresponding next step in your fitness journey. It also provides safety measures that help to prevent injury by showing you incremental and objective goals for progression. Want to get your first muscle up? Find out where you land on the “Rings” testing category, and you can progress, one step after another, one level at a time, all the way to your goal
HOW DO I GET MY LEVEL
We will have specific testing periods scheduled throughout the year about every 3-4 months where all categories will be tested. There will also be individual assessments programmed in the daily workouts throughout the classes of the year.
To get your level, continue to regularly attend classes. If you miss a day of testing, you can make up the tests during Open Gym hours.
If you are a new member, you will complete a majority of your assessment during your Intro.
We will provide a personal tracking sheet that you can fill out during the class to help you track your scores. And the coaches will validate your scores for submission. Your scores can then be entered into the Level Method App to calculate your overall level.
Once you have finished all the testing, you will have a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and a better picture of your overall fitness. You’ll have clear guidance on the best scaling decisions to help you progress and Level up in every area of your fitness!