Bodyweight exercises are ideal for increasing muscle mass which offers protection of bones and joints since stronger muscles mean that you rely less on joints to move around. Furthermore, it improves your mood and heart health. Bodyweight exercises cause the heart to pump blood stronger and more effectively, which reduces blood pressure levels naturally and improves circulation. In addition, exercise is a natural remedy for diabetes since it helps with removal of glucose (sugar) from the blood.
BALANCE & COORDINATION
The goal behind balance and coordination drills is to train individuals to have control of themselves physically so that they can ultimately have control mentally and respond appropiately to external stimuli. Exercise generates cell growth, which means that individuals have more neurons working for them. This improves the ability to learn more efficiently and to hold on to memories longer. Furthermore, we also focus on basic reactions and motor skills.
Boxing drills help individuals to work on their hand-eye coordination, but more importantly, it is a great outlet for stress and muscle tension. Boxing is extremely beneficial for children and teenagers with ADHD as it boosts mood and releases the neurotransmitter dopamine which sharpens focus and triggers positive feedback.
We focus on the ability to move in one direction as fast as possible in a controlled manner with the help of an agility ladder. The agility ladder improves an individual´s coordination and the ability to accelerate, to decelerate, and to change directions. Drills start very simple and slowly increase in difficulty to work on one´s ability to react and switch positions quickly. By keeping the intensity high, we work on endurance and stamina. Plyometric exercises improve bone strength as well as connective tissue and decrease the risk of injury.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS & REACTION DRILLS
The aim is to strengthen the neurological connection between body & brain (vice versa) through repetitive functional movements which improve posture, concentration, coordination and balance. Repetitive functional movements allow senses and euqilibirium to develop so that reasoning and emotional control can occur.
FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL
The combination of running, walking, sprinting, throwing and kicking can bring benefits including increased stamina, improved cardiovascular health, reduced body fat, improved muscle strength as well as an increased bone strength and improved coordination. Obviously, for most children it is fun!