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SGT Bracelet System

The Canadian Journey to Smarter Group Training and the “Better Jar”

Johnny Fukumoto

A guest post by Johnny Fukumoto

In the quest for “better” group fitness training (meaning to us: safer, smarter, more effective and fun), our ‘fit family’ as we like to call them has kept an open mind over the past few years as we’ve thrust upon them many new concepts, that at times have gone against the grain.

Around 4 years ago, we taught people how to foam roll and it has become a staple at our gym that now carries with it, a sense of necessity in terms of preparing the body’s tissue for work or recovery. And people loved it! (in a love-hate sort of way that many of you will understand).

3 years ago, we started really digging into proper progressions (and more importantly in my opinion, regressions) for our group program so that every participant had a movement level that was appropriate for them. None of this, “Ok, everyone do 100 burpees with tuck jumps and pushups and then 100 squats…” kind of thing where the only guarantee is that someone would eventually get hurt. I actually became friends with Steve at a small event that was dedicated to this philosophy.  At this time, he was really digging into the stuff that the SGT guys are known for today.

SGT Bracelet System

The SGT Bracelet System could quite possibly be the best idea I’ve ever had. Well, at least when it comes to large group program design.

The bracelet system is something that Dan John said “has figured out the problem with group training”, and something that has helped hundreds of trainers across the world organize and enhance their group training.

So what is the SGT Bracelet System?

Simply put, it’s a way to quickly identify your clients limitations by looking a their wrists. Let me explain.

SGT Bracelet System