Athletic Performance Training
The first step of AthleteFit’s athletic performance training involves all participants undergoing an initial fitness assessment. This assessment will identify the athlete's physical strengths and weaknesses. Based on the results, a program will be designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual.
Training programs last for 12 weeks, and encompass programs for every sport including but not limited to, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and distance running.
Programs Designed to Enhance Athletic Performance
1. Speed Development- What is one advantage that separates one athlete above the rest? Speed. The AthleteFit Speed Program is specifically designed to develop and enhance an athlete's speed to their maximum possible level. In the highly competitive world of sports, these seemingly tiny improvements can often mean the difference between winning and losing.
2. Strength Acquisition- Strength Training programs are developed for each athlete based on age and an initial assessment.
3. Plyometrics- Using the natural reflexes inherent to skeletal muscle to improve the strength of muscular contraction. Each muscle has reflexes designed to protect it from excessive stretch. When these receptors are stimulated, a “protective” contraction follows, enhancing the contraction. Plyometrics are introduced only when the athlete demonstrates readiness through strength levels, coordination and movement control.
4. Agility- The ability to change direction without losing speed. AthleteFit instructs athletes on how to properly position the feet, how to decelerate, and how to efficiently change direction and to prevent knee and ankle injuries that are common to these types of sporting movements.
5. Vertical Jump Training- When adequate strength is acquired, the next step is to train power. In this case how quick can you move your body in a vertical direction.
6. Functional Training- Training based on the movements of the sport itself. Speed strength and agility are important, however developing it into how the athlete moves in sport is crucial.
Functional Rehabilitation/Return to Sport Program
Functional Progression Program picks up where traditional therapy ends. We are looking to return the injured client to full activity status in gradually increasing increments to enhance function and confidence. The program uses our Functional Training System, Proprioceptive and Agility drills, Treadmill and Strength Training to reach these goals. The key is to progress slowly as signs and symptoms dictate. The goal is to return the client to their preferred activity to as close to 100% as possible. Almost any age population can benefit from this activity with the appropriate modifications.
Our facility and expert staff allow us to customize a personal rehabilitation program that can be established and integrated into the Acceleration Program and allow the individual’s injury to be rehabilitated in the most effective and comprehensive manner available.
Individualized training programs designed to meet your fitness needs and goals. The first step of AthleteFit’s Personal Training Program involves all participants undergoing an initial fitness assessment. This assessment will identify the individual’s physical strengths and weaknesses, blood pressure, heart rate, girth measurements and body fat percentages to determine baselines values. These values are used to develop measurable goals. Having measurable goals will ensure that you stay on course with your training program.
Programs typically run from 3 months to 1 year with individuals training 2-4 times per week.
Payment plans are available.
Sessions are $60 per hour
Fitness evaluation and program design $120 flat rate
AthleteFit’s mission is to impart basic motor skills for youth populations in how they pertain to athletic undertakings. Teaching and integrating cutting-edge skill sets into direct sport application is the difference when striving to excel at an athletic endeavor. The basics of athletic performance are running, jumping and throwing and require guidance. Teaching youth the basics of athletic movement in an age appropriate and progressive manner through fun and interactive drills will improve athletic performance and reduce attrition rates, keeping our youth active for a lifetime.
Within the last year something exciting happened. It was the opportunity to train a youth soccer team. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist I witnessed young girls running up and down the soccer field and was surprised at the lack of coordination and the improper running mechanics employed by these young athletes. It wasn't because they were trained improperly, but rather they weren’t trained at all. Unfortunately in our society, we assume that when a child runs, they run properly, when they jump or throw, they do it properly. This assumption is wrong. I approached one of the local coaches and brought it to his attention. I mentioned that proper movement can be trained and that it is important not only for measured performance, but also injury prevention. We exchanged numbers and agreed to speak further. What started as a conversation is now a training concept that has evolved. The concept is long term athletic development (LTAD) and the premise is simple; instruct youth on proper movement patterns and motor skills and progress them in an organized fashion over the entire youth range (6-18 years of age). Teaching young children movement fundamentals is more important than any other conditioning concept as it prepares the child for future success. Neurologically teaching the body how to move correctly and with efficiency is the foundation for which, strength, endurance and skill acquisition are based. The implications for injury prevention are invaluable.
What may be of more importance with training youth are that it manufactures confidence not only with skills or in the sport that they play, but also in life. It will also serve as a preventative to drop out rates in sport and athletics. The more confidence in what a child has with their performance will ensure that they stay with it. Keeping our youth healthy in this day and age is paramount in preventing the catastrophic consequences of obesity, hypercholestermia, hypertension, and hyperinsulemia. Children will make smarter choices when it comes to enhancing their performance in sport and subsequently benefit form a health perspective.
And with this AthleteFit emerged as a sister company to PhysioFit. The idea of having young athletes performing training routines in the same complex as the rehabilitation clinic made sense on a couple of fronts. If a child is injured during one of their sporting events, they will know where to go for treatment. What better place to attend than the people who have already been training you, or who knows where your current level of training is at, or who knows what you need.
Youth Speed Agility Quickness (SAQ) Schools
Throughout the summer, AthleteFit runs 1 week SAQ camps. The purpose is to introduce essential movement and running mechanics, the building blocks for speed and sport performance. Through the use of drills, exercises and games, kids learn the proper way to run fast, jump high and throw far. Principles of stretching (static and dynamic), myofascial release, core stability are also introduced and performed. Children leave with a sense of expertise in with these movements providing them with not only valuable skills but confidence in their future sporting endeavours.
The human body was designed to work and move as an integrated unit - performing multi-directional movements such as pushing, pulling, locomotion, level changes, rotation or a combination thereof. Individuals will elicit higher levels of work capacity and performance if such movements are performed at high-intensity and on their feet!
The functional training system offers individuals unlimited exercises options that can mimic activities of daily living including: sport, recreation, work movements.
PhysioFit has 3, 6 and 12 month programs to help you transform your body and raise your fitness levels. The best part is that workouts are completed in less than half an hour! Exercises are designed to train your upper and lower body, your core and your cardiovascular system all in the same exercise session.
The FTS is designed to allow up to 12 participants at a time. The entire body is incorporated throughout the circuit and there is a large emphasis on functional movement patterns. The idea of moving from one exercise to the next without breaks trains the cardiovascular system, as the body will be moving continuously.
The difficulty of the exercises can be changed instantaneously by simply changing body positions.
The intensity of the program will be sufficient enough to raise individual’s EPOC. (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption). What this translates into is increased metabolism (burning) of fat for the following 6-8 hours. All components of the machine have each individual working in 3-dimensional movement patterns which means the core muscles will receive a great deal of activation.
Each person will perform 24 exercises in a 24 minute period which means that the program is concise and less time consuming.
The rates will be put into blocks of 12 weeks. The FTS can be used as many times in the week as you prefer. As it is when starting any program, it is recommended that you start at 2-3 times per week to allow the body to properly adapt.
3 month block (12 weeks) $180.00
$15.00 per week.
Includes 3 -30 minute sessions with a trainer
6 month block (24 weeks) $288.00
$12.00 per week.
Includes 6 -30 minute sessions with a trainer
12 month block (48 weeks) $432.00
$9.00 per week.
Includes 12 -30 minute sessions with a trainer
Blocks are scheduled at 45 minute intervals. You will need to book ahead to book a time. Advance booking is permitted to acquire the time slot you desire. Sessions take less than 30 minutes to complete.