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Physical Fitness: How To Build It

Physical Fitness: How To Build It

“My 13 year old was slightly reluctant – as I signed him up without his input. He thought the session was beneficial and was happy that he participated. I’ve been looking at the follow up information from Michael, and it is very impressive.”
–Tc C., parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: How To Build It,” 25 Mar 2020

Schedule: This is a 1-hour class.

Format: Lecture with some class participation. No grading; homework is optional.

Cost: $20 per person for a group class of 4 or more students; $80 for one-on-one tutoring.

Payment options: Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.

Materials: Pencil and paper.

For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by phone at 281-770-2276 or by email at michaelgold@goldams.com.

“Excellent and nice coach. Your kid will learn and enjoy very much!”
–Gabby T., parent, about the Outschool class “Functional Fitness (Half Hour Group Class),” 31 May 2020

“My son absolutely loves this class!!”
–Tamara B., parent, about the Outschool class “Functional Fitness (Half Hour Group Class),” 6 Apr 2020

Class Description.

Too many people go after fitness without considering how to get where they want to go. They jump into things. This philosophy keeps people from reaching their goals, gets people frustrated, and gets people hurt. Injuries happen to us all, but often they come from poorly-designed programming and training.

We do best when we do things logically and safely. No injury ever helped anyone advance their fitness goals. The idea is to avoid injury, not seek it. The idea is to build, not break. Football. Volleyball. LaCrosse. Martial Arts. Baseball. Walker. Hiker. Runner. Beginner. And all in between.

We need to consider:
How should we breath?
What are some principles of good training?
What are some principles of good programming?
What are some specific exercises that help us?
What are good places to exercise?
How can we make and keep ourselves strong and functional?
Why does exercise even matter?
How should we think about fitness?

In this class, we will discuss some ideas and principles you can use to better train and reach your fitness goals. We will talk a little, do some Q&A, maybe takes some notes, move a little, and learn a lot. Class topics will vary based on student interest and background, and because the topic of “best practices in fitness” is so broad and deep.

Learning Goals.
To know some dietary factors that boost our immune system.
To know the importance of sleep to health and well-being.
To know some basics about how vaccines work in relation to our biology and immune system.
To know some lifestyle factors that help you be healthier.
To know some ecological factors that help you be healthier.

“My daughter loves to run but has never had anyone explain the best way to do it in order to get the most out of it and avoid injury, etc. This was the perfect class for her. As soon as she was finished, she demanded I take her out for a run so she could try out some of the tips and tricks she learned. Good class!”
–Jennifer M., parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: Good Running Technique,” 26 Mar 2020

“My 12-year-old grandson considers functional fitness to be enjoyable and useful. He particularly appreciates this instructor’s approach.”
–Donna K., grandparent, about the Outschool class “Functional Fitness (One Hour Group Class),” 19 Jun 2020

“My son, who loves running and doing track really enjoyed this class and was excited to share some of the new tips that he learned.”
–Amanda R., parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: Good Running Technique,” 28 Mar 2020

“My son loved this class! It is a very different type of exercise using functional movement. He thought it was very creative and fun. Kids who don’t love vigorous exercise but want to get moving would like this one I think.”
–An Outschool parent, about the Outschool class “Functional Fitness (Half Hour Group Class),” 4 Jun 2020

“My daughter was able to “teach back” lots of good running tips and clearly was very engaged throughout the class. She’s looking forward to implementing what she learned in the coming days.”
–Sirid, parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: Good Running Technique,” 27 Feb 2020