Gibbons Is Fit

Functional fitness 

 Prior to the start of each class, students at Gibbons work to improve their fitness.  This work includes a dynamic warmup (cardio and dynamic stretching) and functional fitness exercises.  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 Balls, Jump Rope, Battle Ropes, and many more!  Below are a few pictures featured on the @gibbons_sports instagram page.

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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, fan & spin bikes, treadmills, stair steppers, 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 goal setting and determining resting, target, and working heart rates.