I get this question so much at this point, it's become a running joke with friends, family, EPIC members, and anyone else who has experienced an EPIC class. What's funny is that EPIC is extremely close to impossible to describe in a conversation. The best way to find out is to participate in a class! For me, EPIC has become a living breathing enterprise that I have a full relationship with. I love it, I hate it, I fight with it, I nurture it, I raise it, and I'm extremely proud of it!
When EPIC started, my goals and vision were: What workout can I devise each day that is going to kick my ass in the best way possible while being scalable for everyone to participate in? How can I make my body a full blown machine where I do not need too much workout gear, while I still feel like I'm receiving the workout of a lifetime? How can I create synergy in the group fitness atmosphere where everyone is enhancing the experience? These are still questions I ask myself every day concerning EPIC, and what I love most is that I feel challenged to always find ways to improve this program.
The fitness industry is a competitive one, and trends come and go very quickly. If you decided to build a weak ass foundation on gimmicks and hocus pocus, the journey will be short and is going to end badly. What my team and I have done is tap into people's mindsets and rewire what people think an “EPIC” workout really is. I have accomplished workouts where my body is beat to shit and I can't move for days. I used to consider this an “EPIC” workout. My swollen joints, awkward gait, and back pain used to be considered a badge of honor. The truth is that it was just stupid. I now have four standards when considering a workout to be EPIC. Was the workout safe? Was the workout creative? Was the workout fun? Was I challenged? Every time you workout, ask yourself these four questions...I'll bet at least nine out of 10 times you'll be disappointed by the answer.
So, what is EPIC? EPIC Interval Training is a fitness methodology that changes lives through the power of creative and effective fitness. There are many different programs that breed results, and EPIC isn't any different. Where I've noticed the biggest difference is how “personal” people are about the program...how much pride people take their workouts, how excited people get when they accomplish something they never thought they could do. The program challenges mindsets and expectations for the better.
Live Epic Be Epic
Alexander Nicholas, Founder EPIC Interval Training