Mission Statement - Fairfield Strength:

To cultivate growth opportunities for children of all ages and abilities, bringing together the learned and the learning, in a spirit of helpfulness and respect, to improve our health and wellness, using fitness and sport as a medium to teach life lessons.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Reminder - No Class When School is Closed!

No Training Session Today!! School is closed due to holiday so our program is canceled. Do your cardio, do your push ups, and do your pull ups. See how much you can remember of our warm up - remember to start from your head and work down - good luck, stay safe. Captain

Fairfield Strength - Week 2 Video

Trainer of the Week - Carolyn

Our Trainer of the Week is Carolyn!

A junior at Fairfield Warde High School, Carolyn has been training since her freshman year. She has participated in both SAQS and Form and Function. She is a first year High School Trainer (HST) and is off to a great start. She is seen in the following photos working with Wil and training with Kelsey and Lori. Carolyn also led our Quigong warm up session last Thursday - Great Job Carolyn!!!

Carolyn instructing Wil on the Leg Press.

Getting ready for sit ups.

Our trainers walk the walk! Pushing reps on the chest press with Kelsey and Lori.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Special Star of the Week - Craig

Craig is our special star of the week. A graduate of Fairfield Ludlow HS Craig has a dual role in our program. He is responsible for attendance in the 3-4 PM class and is a client in the 4-5 class. Craig is also a contributing photographer for our blog, taking several of the photos posted today. A founding member of Fairfield Strength, Craig begins his second year with our program.

Kelsey, one of our senior trainers, gets ready to put Craig through his work out.

Excercise always makes me feel better.

Our First Class This Season - Great Start!

Captain leads the 4:00 Class in Quigong warm up.
Ankle Circles can make balancing on one leg very difficult.

Jack, one of our PFT's, demonstrates proper form in the dumbbell press.

John, a senior trainer helps our new students learn proper form for chest flys.

Monday, September 22, 2008

First Class Tomorrow

Hi All - The first class of our new school year begins tomorrow - Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008.

Welcome back to all of our new and former training partners. If you are a students at RLMS please report directly to the fitness center at the end of the school day. Change into your fitness gear, place your back packs neatly along the wall and start your cardio (exercise bike, stepper, etc...). Class will begin a little differently this year. We will start each session with a group warm up. Our warm up is a mixture of Quigong (a Chinese Martial Art similar to Tia Chi) and the Z Health R Phase warm up. After our warm up you will be assigned a training partner and a trainer who will guide you through your first work out. We will be using a combination of strength machines, free weights, stability balls, medicine balls, and body weight exercise. You will be required to perform additional training including cardio work on your own time. A light snack is ok before we train (a granola bar or piece of fruit) and water.

Special Welcome to our new PFT's. This is the first session we will have official PFT's (peer fitness trainers) joining our program. Each trainer has been been with our program for at least 3 sessions, has applied for the PFT program, and has submitted a letter of request detailing their qualifications and their reasons for consideration. Each PFT will be on probation for 1 full session. We are very close to bringing our program full circle.

This season we will continue to welcome local university students. This year we will be welcoming student trainers from Sacred Heart University, Southern Connecticut State University, Uconn, and NCTC. We will also have some high school students from Fairfield HS Warde and Ludlow helping with our program. These students are all veterans of our summer program and are looking forward to sharing what they have learned with our middle school students. This season promises to be a wonderful experience for all. What a great way to start off our second year of programming. Special thanks to the Fairfield Recreation Department and Rnunes Soccer Academy for their support. See you in the gym. Train hard, Train smart. Capt.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

PFT Training Thursday

Our final PFT training session will be held tomorrow - Thursday September 18th. Chi Chi will be conducting the training session. As trainers you are expected to lead by example - which means we will be wearing proper work out attire - shorts, t-shirts, and flat sneakers. You will be issued a uniform once you have successfully completed your probation. Train hard, train smart. Capt.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

No PFT or Trainer Session This Tuesday

There will be no PFT or trainer session this Tuesday - The session planned for Thursday is still on , but check back on Wednesday just to be sure. Our program will officially begin on Tuesday 9/23.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reminder - PFT Trainer Session Today!

All PFT's required to attend training session today from 3-4 pm. Charlie and Jack - this means you too!! Wear or bring work out gear and make sure your feet are clean - we will be taking our shoes off for Quigong - no smelly feet in our training area! Just kidding (kind of) :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Session Registration and Fee

Our Fall session starts on September 23. The fee for the first session is $180.00. On line registration is available by contacting fairfieldstrength@gmail.com. Full and partial scholarships are available for those in need. Contact program director for information.

First PFT Training Session Held

Our first training session for PFT's went very well. Our trainers participated in the Quigong Recharge Warm-up, learned how to pack our shoulder and how to breath with our abdomen. They also learned and practiced the incline push up. They also learned a training concept called Grease the Groove (GTG). This concept is quite well known among those in the strength and power lifting community, and was introduced to this country by a Russian Kettlebell instructor named PAVEL. There is much to learn and review to be ready for our season start on Sept. 23. PFT's qualify for a special reduced registration fee. Registration and fee information is available through fairfieldstrength@gmail.com

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Attention Trainers and PFT's - Start Tuesday

Trainers and PFT's (peer fitness trainers). Orientation for Session 1 will start this Tuesday - September 9th and run during normal progam time (3-430) through Thursday September 18th in the RLMS Fitness Center. We will review proper form and function for all equipment in the fitness center. We will also be incorporating body weight training and kettlebells this season. In additon, all trainers will learn our new warm up systems - which includes Quigong (similar to Tia Chi) and reactive neuro muscular programming. Regular training sessions will start on Tuesday September 23. Please send us an email to verify your attendance or to make us aware of conflicts. Looking forward to a great season.