Saturday, January 8, 2011

What ABOUT FitcampSD?

     FitcampSD  is fitness camps that combine the mind and body to improve physical fitness levels, which include cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed/power, and flexibility.
     As part of our philosophy of incorporating all aspects of physical fitness, we challenge the mind and body with Yoga, Tai Chi movements, and Pilates. Yoga increases flexibility, body awareness, and strength with various poses and combinations of movements.

     FitcampSD consists of functional training to assist in ADLs, activities of daily living. Some individuals may have a goal to increase their bench press, while others have a goal to make it from sitting to standing without a struggle, or to pick up the box on the floor and place it on the shelf above their head. Functional training takes workouts out of context and in to the real world.
     Speed, agility, and power are important for the elite athlete, but the average individual can increase their physical fitness with this training as well.  This kind of training is considered sport specific, as it relates to various sports. If you were to take a sport and break it down to single movements or small combinations of movements, you would see quick changes in direction, plyometrics (jumps, leaps, and bounds), quick starts and stops, different combinations that challenge ones coordination, etc. FitcampSD uses these movements to increase the physical fitness of participants, as well as, train the athlete that can take these movements to the game.

     FitcampSD also includes a small meditation portion at the end of class. Meditation relaxes the body and the mind. Meditation helps to bring the body back to its resting state following exercise, as well as, relieving anxiety and reducing stress.
     It is important to know that during FitcampSD we are increasing our physical fitness , but we are having FUN! If workouts are boring and uneventful, who is going to stick with it? Why WOULD anyone stick with it? FitcampSD is about helping YOU reach YOUR goals, regardless of age and fitness level. It is a process, a journey, and not a destination. There is no quick fix, and no PERMANENT fix, we must be active DAILY. Our bodies were made to WORK.
     Contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. ENJOY this moment, it is all we are sure of.


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