BE AWESOME, BE STRONG
Strength and Conditioning for Ages 10-15
This five week session of 1.5hr classes blends mobility work, strength training and conditioning exercises.
Yoga & Mobility = learn about human movement patterns, get tools to warm-up and recover properly for sports and strength training, increase mobility and balance.
Strength Training = learn form and technique, practice variations of movement patterns, work on functional movements that apply to daily life, increase sport specific skills, learn to set strength goals appropriate for your age, sport, and experience level.
Conditioning = build endurance for life and sports, increase cadiovascular health, develop greater agility and speed.
Games = utilize the skills we learn through circuits, challenges, and games.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and also bring a yoga mat or small blanket to class. You MUST wear athletic type shoes to class. Pick a shoe you can run, jump and climb in. Parents may stay and observe OR participate in class alongside their child.
Dates: Thursdays Sept 16-Oct 14 4-5:30pm
Classes are currently taking place in Amherst, MA at our Garage Gym and outdoors. We ask that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask.
"Strength-training programs may include the use of free weights, weight machines, elastic tubing, or an athlete's own body weight. Multiple studies have shown that strength training, with proper technique and strict supervision, can increase strength in preadolescents and adolescents" (Council of Sports Medicine, 2008).
The Benefits of Strength Training for children and young adults
improve mental health
make bones stronger
improve overall fitness and sports performance
"Kids are very eager. It seems to be an ideal time to hard-wire strength gains and movement patterns. It can be so much fun that it never occurs to the kids that they’re getting quote-unquote ‘strength training’ at all” Reynolds, 2010).
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