The DEKA Philosophy

The Greeks were the first on record to gamify and test fitness and the Greek term DEKA means Ten.

With our 10 DEKA Zones, we’re providing a well rounded functional test for all levels of fitness. Every zone is based on rudimentary movements that don’t require any specific training or education to complete.

Think thousands of years ago when it wasn’t called exercise, fitness, or training. It was survival. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, jumping/stepping/climbing over something, getting down on the ground and standing back up, and three basic forms of transportation – row, ski, & cycle. Training with purpose before and in between each DEKA Mark test/event provides an opportunity for every level of fitness to improve in these 10 functional areas of movement.

As DEKA Marks (time/score) improve, well rounded fitness and health & wellness improves. The zone sequence and flow is designed to start with basic movements throughout the early zones that when combined target the entire body and then finish with zones 6-10 with the last 5 requiring 100% full body focus for each zone.

There are 10 functional fitness zones participants will complete to earn their DEKA MARK (time/score).

The Wareing's Philosophy

We believe that the best movements are ones that are performed the right way. Incorrect form and movement is the main cause of injury and chronic pain. Strength is the key. Strong, controlled movement should be the cornerstone of any training program. Wareing’s also believes that intensity should always be present. If an exercise is going to change you, it is imperative that it also challenges you.