Saturday, February 14, 2015

Exercise Club Workshop

Learn basic exercise club technique and start building stronger, more mobile shoulders and arms.

The next workshop will be offered in Palo Alto by personal trainer Steven Rice on Saturday, March 7th, in Mitchell Park.

Swinging clubs is great for

  • warming up before a hard workout
  • improving coordination and dexterity
  • working the shoulders through full range of motion
  • strengthening shoulders, arms, hands, and core
  • preventing and rehabbing shoulder injuries
  • moving and stabilizing the entire body in all directions
  • complementing weight training and sport-specific training
  • helping office workers with tightness and posture

Do you play tennis, volleyball, or swim? Do you have shoulder problems? Clubs are great for athletes swinging rackets, throwing balls, or making other frequent overhead motions.

Swinging a heavy club is great exercise for building lateral stability, working the core and hips from side to side.

How's that brain/muscle connection? Hands good at doing what the brain wants? Can both sides move independently? Cross the mid-line? Move in all directions, and change direction? Club swinging will challenge all these movement skills.

Students learning club exercises.

More background information is on my page Leverage Club Training

The next 90 minute workshop will be held on Saturday, March 7th, at 9:30 in Palo Alto at Mitchell Park. The cost is $45 with $15 deposit, $55 at the event. Clubs will be provided. Class size is limited to 6 people to provide personal instruction. If the workshop fills, a second afternoon session will be added.To register or get more information send an email to