Despite being a staple of many new cafes, sourdough bread is not a new type of bread.
It’s been around for centuries in various forms all around the world.
Our ancestors didn’t have convenient packets of yeast they could buy from the supermarket to get their bread to rise. Instead, all they needed to make some of the most delicious and nutritious bread around were two ingredients: flour and water.
The industrial revolution brought us modern bread, able to be produced in large quantities by using yeast, preservatives and many more ingredients (as many as 27 ingredients in some loaves).
But did bread get better?
In order to make more bread faster, one of the steps we shortcutted was removing the fermentation process which is key to making wheat and other grains easily digestible.
The point here is not for me to complain about modern bread (or start a debate on whether bread is good for you or not, please, just don’t) but to point out the similarities in our work as trainers.
Exercise doesn’t need to have 27 ingredients, 2 will do.
They are: Movement and Achievement.
If you can help your clients move their bodies every week and feel like they are accomplishing something while they are doing it, you will be enriching their lives now and in the future.
The rest of the details comes down to how you want to actually do it, just don’t get caught in the trap of Newer, More and Faster always being better.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.