Sunday, May 6th, 2012
What an exciting day for A Big Blast students, as we partner with Suzanne M. Gray and her wonderful staff from Right Fit, and begin to learn her Raise the Bar© program.
As the students arrived, they were greeted by Suzanne and myself, partnered up with a buddy, and taken on a tour of the facility. Individual Pec (picture) schedules were provided for both student and buddy, and throughout the hour class, we referred to the schedule each time the bell rang. This helped everyone stay on task, and feel in more control, as they knew what would come next.
As with all great fitness programs, we begin with some basic stretches and this was no exception. We “raised the bar”, did donkey kicks, stretched our arms and legs, and had pressure point rolls on our bodies.
The creativity of the staff to incorporate things that are fun like fencing with swim noodles, tug of war , and running backwards races were also working bilateral coordination, strength and endurance. Kids were taught the beginnings of strength training through light weight lifting chess presses, holding themselves up on a pull up bar and kettle ball squats.