Performance Elite FAQs

Q: What is Performance Training?

A: Performance Training is purposeful training to improve yourself for a particular goal you have like fat loss or muscle building, for your favorite sport, or to improve your general quality of life. The focus is on moving better, getting stronger, and making each client and athlete injury-free. Looking good is just a side effect of training properly. Don’t train to look good, look good because you train.

Q: Is this a circuit based workout?

A: We employ the use of mini circuits, 2 – 5 exercises in succession, in our training programs regularly. That being said, we also use regular circuits (8 – 12 exercises) in some of the phases of the program to help our clients or athletes improve strength endurance or mental toughness. We at Movement Performance MNL are not limited to any 1 type of training protocol. We use a combination of different protocols to bring out the best in our clients.

Q: I’ve been working out at _________ gym and I am not seeing results. How are you different?

A: It’ll depend on the results you’re looking for. We don’t like promising the moon just for clients to sign up. We would ratheralgonzales@streamlinesi.com under-promise and over deliver in terms of results. Before you sign up we can discuss your goals and identify if they are achievable in the short or long term.

Q: I have an injury and my doctor told me not to workout, what should I do?

A: Although we are not in the habit of going against the doctor’s advise, we would highly suggest you get a second opinion from a doctor specializing in sports injuries. Recent research has been suggesting that early mobilization and strengthening for muscular and ligamentous injuries promotes a faster recovery.

Q: I am trying to get pregnant, pregnant, just gave birth and I want to workout?

A: Sure! Just get clearance from your OB first and we will make sure to give you the best exercise that could help with your case. We have a female coach who specializes in pregnancy training.

Q: I’m a lady and afraid to get bulky. I just want to “tone” and lose fat. What should I do?

A: If you want to lose fat and keep it off, the best way is to build more muscle mass through strength training. If your main worry about lifting weights is getting bulkier there are 2 things in your favor: First, women don’t have enough testosterone in their body to bulk up like guys. There are guys who have been lifting for years but still struggle to bulk. Second, our programs here at Movement are designed not for body building buy according to your needs. All aspects of fitness and not just muscular strength are targeted.

Q: I want to lose fat just on my belly. Will I achieve this at Movement Performance?

A: Unfortunately, the only way to spot reduce fat is liposuction. Fat storage works on a first in, last out basis. This means that wherever you get fatter first, for guys it’s usually in the gut area and for girls in the hips and arms that will be the last to lose it. The best way to lose body fat is being consistent with your training and having a sound nutritional plan. The adage that abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym is still true. Losing fat is 80% nutrition and 20% proper exercise.

Q: I’m 70 years old. I’m afraid to move. I’m too old

A: If you want to stay active and still be able to play with your grandchildren, you’ll have to start somewhere. Here at Movement, we have the most comprehensive list of regressions and  progressions of exercises combined with great coaching, which will help you become fully functional again.

Q: Do I need to take supplements?

A: Yes and No. There are supplements that are good for you and don’t pose any side effects. But we’d rather you focus your attention first on being consistent with your training and developing sound nutritional habits. When you can show that you can train consistently for at least 3 months then that’s when we recommend your pre- and post- workout nutrition with supplements such as whey protein.

Performance PT FAQs

Q: What is Physical Therapy?

A: Physical Therapy is a collaborative process, a healing relationship, a means to and end: achieving your potential. Physical Therapists are healthcare professionals who literally get you back on your feet to pursue your passions and live life to the fullest.

PT’s are experts in body structure and function. So if you have any problems with movements or activity (i.e pain, discomfort, weakness) chances are, a physical therapist can help.

In fact, there are physical therapy specializations that help people in different life stages; from pediatric to geriatric; different life goals; recovering from surgery to improving athletic performance; different health concerns from exercising safely after a heart attack or learning how to walk again after a stroke.

Q: How is Movement Performance MNL different?

A: Our approach is called Performance PT.

We begin with the end in mind. Goals are important because that gives our plans direction. We work together to improve your performance in your passion, and in life.

We understand movement, and we know movement patterns. While others focus on the site of pain or injury, we look at your totality. Not singled-out body regions. We work to refine movements and optimize them.

One-sided back pain might make you put more weight on the opposite leg. A shoulder injury might impair your arm swing during walking or running. Limited extension of the big toe might change your running form.

Sample PT Cases:

Three people came to us with knee pain.

The first one plays basketball and has no deceleration control after running.

The second one doesn’t hinge at the hip and has poor ankle mobility. His movements are knee dominant.

The third one hyperextends at the knee and has weak quadriceps and tight hamstrings and calves.

Three people. Same symptoms. Different presentations. Different approaches.


Q: What conditions can you help with?

A: If you have pain or weakness related to movement or activity. Have an old injury you never really recovered from, coming off surgery and looking to get stronger, or just want to have your movement assessed to find points for improvement, we can help with that.

Pain syndromes, tendinitis, shoulder and back pain, knee pain, sprains and strains usually get better with appropriately graded movements.