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Gibbons Is Fit

Functional fitness 

 Prior to the start of each class, students at Gibbons work to improve their fitness.  The exercises chosen for this workout aid the students in injury prevention, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, agility, speed & power. This workout is individualized in that students are able to select the difficulty level for each exercise (beginner, intermediate, or advanced).  Examples of functional fitness activities include squats, lunges, TRX exercises, Medicine Ball exercises, Ladder Drills, Burpees, Jump Rope and many more!

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Fitness lab 

Students at Gibbons participate in the Fitness Lab periodically during the year.  This part of our program provides students with the opportunity to learn how to utilize a fitness center safely and effectively.  The fitness lab consists of concept 2 rowers, lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, exercise mats, and strength training machines.  Students record performance results on a workout card that they keep for both years at Gibbons.  Other important features of the lab include practice with personal goalsetting and determining resting, target, and working heart rates.

 

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