Group Training Program
Opportunity Fitness Group training program has been designed in a way that clients of differing fitness levels can improve together. The group environment makes exercise more affordable. The smaller groups allow for a element of specificity to your needs.
The program contains 3 sessions per week. 2 of these sessions are at a park. One of the park sessions is focused more on body weight exercises and intervals the other session is focused on strength and movement work.
The focus of the entirety of the training program is to develop your health and fitness through 3 key principles. 1) improving movement and posture 2) improving cardiovascular fitness and 3) improving or maintaining muscle strength.
The variety and balance of this training program should see you loosing weight, decreasing neck and back pain, improving endurance and improving muscle strength. You will likely have far more energy throughout the day and a better life because of it.
1) Improved Movement and Posture
Our muscles constantly adapt to the environment we place them in. This includes the way in which we move them and the length at which we use them at. At opportunity fitness we don’t claim to be physiotherapists. But we have a good understanding of the workings of the human body. As a result exercises are chosen to improve your posture and prevent injuries. There are number of common conditions that develop due to our lifestyle. We aim to turn these around and get your body moving better. We typically see tightened chest muscles and rounded shoulder posture leading to neck pain. Also the muscles surrounding the hip and pelvis have poor length relationships causing lower back pain and movement problems. Poor core and lower body strength also lead to running injuries or knee pain. Improving these areas is a key component of our strength and conditioning circuits.
2) Improved Aerobic Capacity
Our aerobic capacity or what most would call cardiovascular fitness has a large correlation with our risk of death. Being aerobically fit can decrease, our blood pressure, the chances of getting heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It has also been shown to improve our memory and brain health. Exercises like running, swimming, cycling, skipping and boxing all increase our aerobic health. These type of exercises should be done 2 times per week. Along with a good circuit and stretching program
3) Improved Strength
Strength is an important component of our health. Depending on the individual, strength training might play a more or less pivotal role. As we age one of the main reasons for a decrease in our activity levels is due to a loss in our strength and movement ability. This is why leg, core, back and shoulder strengthening should be done through out our life. The older we get the more important it can become. Men 20-35 years of age can do large amounts of cardiovascular exercise and no strength training but for other population groups strength training becomes more relevant to your health.
If you’d like to try our program for a week for free click here to organise a session. Check out the pricing section for costs or view our online timetable