If you are a teenager who is playing sport, or a teen who just want to get strong, then our STRONG Teens program is for you.
Having a strong musculoskeletal system in Teens is fundamental to athletic performance and injury prevention. Because kids are specialising in sport at a much younger age, there is an increasing rate of serious injuries in young athletes. And they are burning out faster. Unfortunately kids do not get the total body strength gains they need from sport specific training.
Our STRONG Teens program is a specific weight training class for youths to build strength. We train foundational barbell lifts as well as other movements using body weight, barbells and other equipment. Our highest priority is teaching Teens how to consistently lift safely with good mechanics. Only then do we increase intensity by adding load that is appropriate for each individual athlete. Teens quickly learn we have a culture of ‘earning the right’ to increase load by demonstrating consistent quality movement.
The class operates with a 1:1 coach-to-athlete ratio in the sense that no athlete lifts without at least one trainer’s ‘eyes on’.
In other words, every repetition is supervised by a coach, giving the athlete immediate feedback.
It is important that athletes take a long-term perspective in this class, and that they understand that small improvements are worthy accomplishments. This class is not designed to elicit short-term strength gains for short-term goals. We are seeking to improve strength in a safe, gradual and structured way in the best interests of the athlete’s long term athletic development.
We recommend attending 2-3 STRONG Teens sessions per week to get the most benefit from this program.