Adaptive fitness & Movement Videos
Rope swings are a great exercise for cardiovascular exercise and requires strength endurance. The rope swing requires the athlete to engage lower body stability while working on postural muscles. Athletes can perform either double rope swings, alternating swings (as shown here) or single rope swing. This is a great exercise that can be progressed or regressed based on the individual athlete’s abilities. A great exercise for our individual sessions or adaptive group classes. Each athlete can perform this exercise to their best ability. Great job!
This is an example of one of our athletes doing a modified version (regression) of the bear crawl and then moving on to the hurdle steps during one of our Adaptive Group classes. This was a great day for this athlete for two reasons. First, getting to the floor and completing the bear crawl without stopping was great progress. Second, he then continued to the next exercise of hurdles without a lot of redirection. This was a great day!
Group Field Trip
This was a small group of students from the local high school that came for a field trip to try out our Adaptive Group Class. Field trips or group visits for schools or other adult programs is a great way to get athletes moving in a small group setting. The AFM coach provides the basic instruction and demonstrates exercises while the teachers/staff of the visiting group provides individual assistance and guidance throughout the class. These group visits have been a big hit.
The overhead sandbell slam works the shoulders, triceps back and core. It engages the legs when bending down to pick it up for the next slam. It also requires the athlete to keep a firm grip on the sandbell in order to get a good forceful slam. This is an exercise that each athlete can perform to their own ability while participating in the group. The coach will provide prompting and/or hand over hand assistance as needed. And as you see, they have a lot of fun with this. It is often a “stress reliever”.