Name: Addison Bain
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
Business/Gym Name: Farmhouse Performance Lab and Farmhouse CrossFit
XPT: Introduction – Tell us about yourself:
Addison Bain: I grew up on a in Southern Minnesota on a farm, finding a passion for riding a bike at a very young age. Years of riding lead me to school in Durango, Colorado at Fort Lewis and later transferring to help start and ride for the Lindenwood University Cycling Team in St Louis, Missouri. I spent the 2010 season racing for Fuji Geox Test Team in Belgium. Upon returning home I was involved in a bike/car accident, fracturing my leg, that led me to the the training and fitness industry. For the last eight years I have been working with clients of all disciplines and levels throughout the US. In July of 2014 I chose to build my own brand, Farmhouse Performance Lab and Farmhouse CrossFit, and for the last four years I have been owning and operating that, specializing in functional movement training and CrossFit.
XPT: What’s your favorite XPT related tip, discipline or activity to teach your clients?
AB: One cloudy Malibu day sitting in the sauna… Laird shared with me, “Keep training as close to nature as possible.”
This one hits close to home, as he was directing talking about heat and cold exposure and why use dry sauna and ice bath versus other methods, but for me as I have always pursued the outdoors- grandpa taught us to run barefoot and go for a bike ride,through learning that, I have always tried to share that with my clients, go for a run outside (in the woods), go swim in the (open) water, leave your cellphone in your car and enjoy the world. I have pursued the effort of connecting that with the people who want to be in the gym and move functionally but making sure we get outside as much as possible, and I believe XPT shares the same beliefs.
XPT: How has XPT impacted you and/or your clients?
AB: I believe I answered that above in a way. But would like to add…… we regularly warm up and cool down with breathing techniques
XPT: What were the ways you were immediately able to implement XPT learnings into your training following your XPT Certification course?
Absolutely; breath work, movement, and water have always been a stable in my training techniques. But after spending more time with the XPT Crew, I felt there was a great need to apply these techniques I learned into a larger group setting.