The Fitness and Fun program is for PADDLE ALL participants who are looking to build their fitness and continue the fun off the water this winter, it is also great for ANY athlete looking for an inclusive foundational building program. This program is run in 8 weeks blocks. PADDLE ALL is a program aimed at promoting participation in the sport of Canoe/Kayak for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities/abilities. This is a weekly dry-land training session designed to challenge, motivate and inspire every single participant in a dynamic, interactive and FUN group environment. Sessions will be designed to improve balance, cardiovascular health, build strength and muscle tone, and strengthen joints all while building confidence and relationships with others.
The program is led by Andrea Nicholls, a certified sports conditioning specialist, personal trainer, strength coach and fitness instructor. Andrea has taken the Ausome Ottawa Coach training as well as Accessible athlete workshops from Coach Canada. "Coach A" is excited about the success of last years program and looking forward to developing the athletes skills even further this year. Assisted by some of our Paddle All volunteer. Parents are also invited to participate in the fun.
Block 1 = (Nov 1- Dec 20th)/ Block 2= (Jan 10-Feb 28)/ Block 3= (Mar 7 - April 25th)
Description of the program:
With children and adults alike, we are trying to improve the body’s Linked System strength. The way the body works as a unit to coordinate athletic actions in strength, balance and movement. Sport conditioning programs addressing the secondary fitness characteristics, such as balance, speed, agility, quickness, reactivity, explosive, power, total body control and coordination, anaerobic conditioning, and overall athleticism can reap tremendous rewards
Training the nervous system is also another aspect that Coach A uses in our training; It is often ignored in traditional strength training programs. This system lays down motor patterns as we learn them and builds a foundation for proper movement skills, reducing the likelihood of developing bad habits in posture and alignment. This group training is dynamic and fun for all ages.
Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin