Power! A workshop applied strength.
What is power? It’s one of the foundations of physical ability. It’s part of what we call the strength of movement at Gymnasium. It’s strength put to action, to use.
New research confirms what many movers have long intuited: that power is more useful than strength for not just ability, but everyday ability and longevity. Come to learn how to develop power, which movements are the most important for developing it, and how you maximize your limited training time to only do what matters. We’ll cover both bodyweight power and power tools (not those kind!).
This is a great chance to hone your kettlebell power lifts and move beyond the swing! Come tap into your inner power.
All tools provided, including wrist rags for the KB power lifts.
Restore! A workshop on therapeutic self-care to escape injury and build resilience.
Does any of this describe your body?
- Slumping head, shoulders & posture
- Tight neck & upper back
- Weak core
- Tight hips & legs
- Sore knees, ankles or feet
- Generalized tension & weakness
If so, it’s highly likely you suffer from chronic MBD (Modern Body Disease). You are not alone. It’s an affliction that persists in both athletic and inactive bodies alike. Fortunately there is a simple prescription: better movement!
Good movement doesn’t just transform the body’s shape or athletic output. Come move with us through some universally applicable exercises, postures, and movements that will help you turn up the volume on your movement and your life, without tuning into increased mileage and pain.
Strength! A workshop to build a (rock solid) body that’s made to move
Strength is the foundation for life. All ability, all health, all movement flows from strength. Truly, it’s the pillar of being alive.
- Want a lean, able body?
- Want to perform better in your sport?
- Want to run without injury?
- Want to erase your body mileage?
Learn to build and access strength!
Truly without strength, there is no movement. But strength is a word bandied about in many contexts. Weight lifters, trainers, runners, yogis, dancers, team sports players, martial artists, cyclists, and movers of all kinds speak of “strength” for their activity. We’ll boil down the many guises of strength, and work through the most essential movements for keeping your body ready, raring, and in peak condition for any endeavor, while balancing immediate results today with the long road ahead. Sounds like a lot, but Truth lives in simplicity!
Swing! A workshop on why and how to swing clubs.
…want your shoulders, arms, wrists and hands to be more flexible, free, strong, and able?
…want to improve your posture, alignment, and joint & core stability from your feet to your fingers?
Or do you just want to…
…Swing golf clubs, racquets, hockey sticks, swords, or softball bats better?
…Throw footballs, javelins, baseballs, or balls for the dog farther?
…Serve volleyballs to your friends or hammer fists at your enemies with abandon?
…Perform inversions, handstands, and bodyweight exercises of all stripes without shoulder, arm, and wrist injury?
Ok then: Start swinging some clubs!
Clubs are utterly unique tools in the fitness world. Believe or not, but they were events at the 1904 and 1932 Olympics. At one time clubs were as common at gyms as plate-loaded machines are today. But as exercise moved toward body parts and aesthetics and away from movement, clubs were relegated to jugglers. Thanks to a new generation of coaches and therapists who value movement ability and health, the old ways are back!
A critical difference with clubs is that instead of fighting with them in straight lines like you do with bars and machines, you use gravity and momentum to control them around circular movement patterns. Think of all the different angles of movement your arms, shoulders, and spine flow between, and then ask yourself why you only engage a couple angles in your workout. Hint: you shouldn’t!
Come feel the difference for yourself.
Endure! Strength and technique to avoid injury and build resilience for runners and triathletes.
Do you love to run?
Do you wish you even liked to run?
Are you afraid of running injuries?
Are your running shoes constantly strung up on your Disabled List?
If yes to any of the above, this is your workshop.
The injury rates among runner and triathletes are staggering (as your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back may well know). Why? Most often it’s a combination of overtraining on top of weakness and bad movement. And the truth is that overtraining could be a single run if it’s done with enough weakness and bad movement.
So, before you step another foot in front of the other, join us! We’ll cover two critical aspects of running:
- The best exercises and movements patterns for a strong suspension system and body resilience,
- Critical gait adjustments to keep you on your feet and out of pain.
The workshop will be presented by Level III POSE Coach Ken Schafer and Josh Conway, Head Coach and Trainer at Gymnasium.
Pelvic Floor Workshop for Moms.
Mialy Dermish brings her legendary Pelvic Floor and Core Workshop for Moms to Gymnasium!
Did you know that half of all women in the US who have given birth experience some sort of pelvic prolapse? (that’s when the love organs fall out of place – ouch!)
If you have recently had a baby or two and:
…are wondering if the bedroom will ever be fun again?
…have lost the weight but still have a little bulge in the belly?
…feel like the bottom half of you is sagging and might fall out?
…are in fear of peeing every time you sneeze or laugh?
…Then this workshop is for you!
Join Mialy and other moms to explore movement and breathing techniques that will enable us to restore and heal our bodies, reclaim our lovely lady-ness, and get the juices flowing where they used to be so abundant! (maybe in preparation for number 2?! or 3!)