The goal of Strength Education is to give middle-school-aged kids exposure to the gym setting in a safe manner.
With sedentary lifestyles prominent among children and obesity having become a national epidemic, we have created a pathway for most pre-teens and teens to gain knowledge and develop habits to benefit their long-term fitness and health.
We are here to reach the kids who may never realize their potential in fitness due to lack of interest in sports (where most kids get introduced to the gym). The sooner they gain comfort with exercise, the better off their chances of being healthy as adults will be.
And though we are not a sports training program, Strength Education is designed for kids to build an understanding of form, technique, and to prepare them for high school sports, should they choose to pursue them.
The program is developed for 5th through 9th graders divided into three groups- Lightweights (5th and 6th) and Middleweights' (7th and 8th) and Heavyweights (9th and up).
5th and 6th grade
This is the foundation of the program where a student is introduced to the gym setting. All workouts are done with self-limiting exercises and equipment designed to build strength and confidence, improve fitness, all while keeping safety protocols high.
Structure, form, technique, gym etiquette, and HYGIENE are among the many lessons they will learn in this part of the curriculum.
7th and 8th Grade
In this stage of the curriculum, the students are challenged with modified versions of traditional Strength and Conditioning programs. Free weights such as dumbbels and kettlebells are introduced and added to bodyweight exercises. to improve strength and build muscle.
9th grade and up
At this level we have graduated to a more complex fitness program using traditional barbells. By this point, the student will have developed foundational strength, body awareness, and confidence to work on their strength and fitness using various forms of resistanace.
For athletes who may already have experience with a sports program, we have the opportunity to fine-tune technique and fill in any gaps in their training.
"Raw Fitness provided training and goals for our kids that prepared them to not only be good student athletes, but showed them the importance of fitness and health in general."
-- Andy, 2022