FIT Now Enrolling Sports Performance Classes

It is that time of the year again… Back to School! Athletes are beginning their new season in soccer, football, and fall baseball. We know it is a busy time of the year for everyone, and it only gets more exciting now that our regular Sports Performance classes are back!

Mark your schedules: Youth Classes (Fun FIT) will be on Monday and Thursday at 5pm. If you are very interested and are not able to make these dates we may be able to work out another day of the week, if possible. Simply send us an email and we will see what we can work out for you.

Focus and Precise FIT will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. We know from experience that High School sports will take up most of your time. However, getting into FIT for just one day, whether it be Monday to start the week off strong with a solid workout or Friday to get in a light workout and a good stretch before the games that coming weekend. We recommend that any athletes participating in Football and Soccer should plan to come in once a week to maintain what they have gained in the off-season and to keep up on their flexibility to help prevent injuries.

For athletes that are not in-season, we recommend that you come in to start your new off-season workouts! Again, if these days of the week are not available for you, we will always try to work with you to make it most desirable for you.

Since it is Back to School time we are offering a special discount when you sign up before September 30th. It will be 5% off your total with promo code: backtoschool.

Again, thank you, and we look forward to getting you FIT!

Register online and we’ll save your spot!

Email us if you have any questions about FIT Sports Performance. See you there!

TJ Dieterly

TJ Dieterly is this month’s Hyper CrossFIT’s Athlete of the Month. Learn more about TJ, the Game of Thrones loving, mountain biking, hard working electrical technician, and the Hyper CrossFIT athlete we are very proud of.  Read on…

A local electrical technician from Columbus, NJ, TJ credits his sister, Courtney, for introducing him to CrossFIT.

“I woke up one day and my sister told me she found a CrossFit gym nearby and that she had signed us both up for a class. She also said that I would be going whether I liked it or not.”

And liked it he did, despite the fact that as an avid outdoorsman, TJ is not often to be found working out in a gym, much less a CrossFit box. It’s far more likely to find TJ seeking out a mountain trail, ski slope, or righteous wave than participating in a WOD. Whether hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, or surfing, TJ has a passion for defying gravity and braving nature’s elements to produce a great burn.

“I hate being indoors unless I’m watching Game of Thrones.”

It was that fateful first WOD that hooked TJ and caught the attention of his HyperCrossFIT peers. His desire to push himself to his limits and embrace new challenges is precisely what prompted us to recognize him as Augusts’s CrossFIT Athlete of the Month. TJ has achieved several stellar PRs, including both a front and back squat of 300 pounds, which he worked diligently, patiently and consistently to achieve. His favorite WOD is “The Seven,” but if given the opportunity to create and name his own WOD, TJ says he would call it (wait for it) “The TJ” and it would consist of the following:

  • 5 rounds for time
  • Buy-in 800m row
  • 21 floor wipers
  • 15 squat cleans 100/75
  • 9m handstand walk
  • Buy-out 2 rope climbs

As for what he appreciates most about his Hyper CrossFIT family, TJ says, “The other members, the facility and the new Spealer (pull up) bars.” TJ’s advice to anyone interested in CrossFIT, but feeling nervous or intimidated, “It’s not as scary as it looks, and is a lot of fun.”

Please join us in congratulating, TJ. Keep up the great work, brother!

Taylor Lovejoy

Taylor Lovejoy is this month’s Hyper CrossFIT’s Athlete of the Month. Learn more about Taylor, the interior decor loving, hard working high school teacher, and the Hyper CrossFIT athlete we are very proud of.  Read on…

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A local high school teacher from Delran, NJ, Taylor credits his wife for introducing him to CrossFIT.

“At first I was a hater, but when I finally stripped away my judgements and learned about CrossFIT I was hooked. I got into Hyper from a GroupOn deal and never saw the inside of a standard gym again.”

Focused less on large goals and achievements and more on little day to day victories, Taylor’s personal approach is to work on getting stronger, faster and more efficient with every workout. “That’s what makes the big moments really count,” he says. That said, his favorite WOD is “Jackie,” which consists of a 1000 meter row, 50 thrusters and 30 pulls ups.

It was that very kind of perseverance, perspective and desire to consistently push himself that caught our attention and inspired us to invite Taylor to be July’s CrossFIT Athlete of the Month. Taylor naturally accepted, saying, “I am totally grateful and honored by this recognition.”

If given the opportunity to create and name his own WOD, Taylor says he would call it, “Killjoy,” and it would consist of the following:

  • 1 mile run
  • 90 Squats
  • 80 Sit Ups
  • 70 Push Ups
  • 60 Barbell Thrusters
  • 50 Calorie Row
  • 40 Alternating Pistols
  • 30 Toe-to-Bar
  • 20 Handstand Push Ups
  • 10 Burpee Box Jumps
  • 1 Muscle Up

As for what he appreciates most about his Hyper CrossFIT family, Taylor says, “Making progress is important, but it is secondary to understanding and valuing each other.” In fact, Taylor’s advice to anyone interested in CrossFIT, but struggling with a general lack of confidence or intimidation is, “Just keep working. Don’t lose heart when you aren’t hitting certain goals of time and weight. We’ve all been in your shoes!”

In his spare time, Taylor enjoys interior home decor/decorating and cooking. “I’m the male Martha Stewart,” he jokes.

Well, Taylor, we certainly hope that all this crossfitting has helped to condition you well for flower arranging and preparing sumptuous cuisine. Invite us over sometime. 😉

Please join us in congratulating, Taylor. Keep up the great work, brother!

Strength Training For Kids – Is it Safe?

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Strength training, when done properly, offers many benefits to young athletes and kids who want to look, feel, and perform better in their chosen sport or in life in general. In fact, strength training can help put your child on a lifelong path to better health and fitness.

Don’t confuse strength training with weightlifting, bodybuilding or powerlifting. These activities encourage one to lift heavy weights to build bigger muscles. Weightlifting can put strain on young muscles and tendons that haven’t fully developed or turned to bone yet (growth plates).

For kids, light resistance and controlled movement (under supervision of a Certified Sports Conditioning Coach) is recommended. It’s at this young age that proper form and safety techniques are developed, which carry through to adulthood.

What are some benefits of strength training?

  • When done properly, sports conditioning programs can increase your child’s strength, agility and endurance.
  • Pre and post-season clinics and camps help protect muscles and joints from potential sports-related injuries.
  • Improve your child’s overall performance, help them meet or even exceed “personal best” goals, and advance in skill in their chosen sport.

Even if your child is not interested in sports, strength training can help with the following:

  • Strengthen bones
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Help maintain a healthy body mass index
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence

Sports Performance training is ideal for children of any age. Since many school-aged children begin playing more competitive sports around second and third grade, most pre-season strength and conditioning camps are well-suited to athletes as young as 8. So long as a child can follow directions and practice good form and technique, they will reap the many realized benefits that year-round conditioning offers.

Although results don’t happen overnight, parent and children alike take fast notice of marked improvements in muscle strength, endurance, mood and confidence, which can help them excel in their sport or just feel more healthy and alive.  Any way you slice it, Sports Performance is a win: win game.

If your child is interested in beginning strength training we would love to invite you to try our Fall Pre-season Sports Performance Camp, beginning July 6th and running until mid-August. Give us a call at 609-880-0880 or visit www.fitherapy.com.

FREE Intro Strength & Conditioning Class for Youth & High School Athletes on 7/2!

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FIT will be hosting a FREE introductory class to demonstrate what our Fall Pre-season Strength & Conditioning Summer Camp has to offer! Parents and athletes are welcome to attend and bring friends! The FREE Youth trial for athletes, ages 8 to 12, will take place this Thursday, 7/2 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and the FREE trial for High School Athletes, ages 13 to 18, will be the same day, from 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm. Tell all your friends and family that have athletes and are looking to get in shape before the fall. Pre-season training starts this week!

Register online and we’ll save you a free spot!

Email us if you have any questions about any camps. See you there!

Patrick Nowak

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Patrick Nowak is this month’s FIT Sports Performance Athlete of the Month.

A dedicated soccer, baseball and street hockey athlete, Patrick has been training hard with FIT Sports Performance Director, Coach Dan. With a personal goal to climb the rope all the way to the top, Patrick has been steadily increasing his speed and exemplifying a marked improvement in balance and strength. His favorite workout is anything involving running.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys building with Legos and playing board games.

Patrick’s role model is Clint Dempsey and his life’s aspiration is to become a better soccer player.

Congratulations, Patrick, and keep up the excellent work!

“Rep your Selfie” Contest!

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Instant 10% CREDIT on your next month and a chance to win a FREE MONTH.  Sounds great?   Then, take part in our “Rep your Selfie” contest!

Rules:
To enter, pick up your lawn sign from us today! Place it on your lawn and then take a selfie with it. Post your selfie to your Facebook Page or Instagram account and FIT’s  Facebook Page or FIT’s Instagram account- make sure you use ‪#‎getFIT‬ in your post!!

Pictures must contain:
-You ✔
-FIT lawn sign ✔
-Muscles ✔
-Awesomeness ✔

Deadline for posting is June 30, 2015.  10% will be automatically credited to your account once photo is posted online.  Winner of free month is based on the most number of Likes of the post by July 5, 2015.  Winner of free month Get flexin’ and snappin’!

Now Accepting Registration for FIT’s 2015 Fall Pre-Season Strength and Conditioning Camp

FIT Sports Performance will be running a six-week Fall Pre-Season Strength & Conditioning Camp in our state-of-the-art facility beginning July 6th, 2015.  This camp is designed for young athletes ages 8 to 18 who wish to develop and improve strength, speed and agility in the forthcoming football and soccer season this Fall.

Classes will be held Mondays through Fridays at various times, based on age and sport, from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Each class is a 1-hour instructional session supervised by a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach which includes strength training, speed and sports-specific agility drills.

  • What: Sports specific strength training, speed and agility drills
  • Who: Youth athletes, ages 8-18
  • Where: FIT, 11 Cadillac Road, Burlington Township
  • When:
    • July 6th through August 15th
    • Weekdays – Monday through Friday
    • Various 1-hour classes running from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • *Although not exclusive, it is encouraged for kids to attend classes assigned for their age group.
  • Cost: The cost for the full six weeks for each athlete is as follows with appropriate discount based on the number of committed classes per week.  We encourage for parents to sign up 2 kids or more from the same household as there is a an automatic 5% discount for the succeeding kid signed up.
    • $72 – 6 sessions ($12/class)
    • $137 – 12 sessions (5% off)
    • $195 – 18 sessions (10% off)
    • $254 – 24 sessions (12% off)
    • $306 – 30 sessions (15% off)

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

5-6 PM Y SoccerY Football Y SoccerY Football Y SoccerY Football Y SoccerY Football Y SoccerY Football
6-7 PM HS SoccerHS Football HS SoccerHS Football HS SoccerHS Football HS SoccerHS Football

HS Soccer

HS Football

* HS: High School, Y: Youth

Camp is limited to ten athletes per class and is offered on a first come, first served basis, and slots fill quickly. Click on the desired number of camp sessions below to register today (you will be taken to a separate page under Rhinofit, our online membership account system) or call 609-880-0880 for more information. You may also email us with any questions or concerns about the program.

Select your preferred program cost below:

 Sessions HS Football Youth Football HS Soccer Youth Soccer
6 $72 $72 $72 $72
12 $137 $137 $137 $137
18 $195 $195 $195 $195
24 $254 $254 $254 $254
30 $306 $306 $306 $306

IMPORTANT!

On the Billing Information, type the athlete’s name (NOT the parent’s name).

Please note we only take Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit or debit cards (NO American Express).

Calendar to reserve will be available in your newly formed account (via RhinoFit).  Account can be activated through a separate welcome email.  Please follow email instructions.

There is a 5% discount for each succeeding kid signed up.  Discount applies to lesser or equal value.

To register more than 1 athlete, simply choose the number on the drop down and fill out the form.  If  you already have an existing account, choose that option instead.

We are looking forward to working with your athletes and helping them get FIT!

About the Coaches

Dan Cain is a Strength and Conditioning Coach.   He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a biology major at SUNY where he played Division 3 soccer throughout college.   Dan has the experience as an athlete and the scientific knowledge in improving athletic performance of athletes of all ages and levels.
Lawrence Ramiscal, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist that treats a variety of sports related injuries.  Lawrence is also a USAW Sports Performance Coach and a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate holder qualified to train athletes of all levels in a variety of sports.

Savage Race 2015

READY TO CREATE A LIFELONG MEMORY?

It’s more than just a race. It’s about setting personal goals and smashing them. It’s about pushing your limits to defeat the world’s best obstacles. It’s about teamwork and friendship. It’s about the amazing people you will meet on the course. It’s about the mud, the fire, and the Facebook pics. It’s about creating the memory of a lifetime.

Savage Race is an intense 5-7 mile obstacle run with 25 world class obstacles, mud, fire, and barbed wire. Completion requires teamwork, courage, and the will to push your limits farther than you ever have before. FIT has created it’s own team to run the Savage Race on Saturday, June 27th 2015, 9:00 am EST at 211 N Meckesville Road in Albrightsville, PA 18210.

WHATS INCLUDED:

  • 25 OBSTACLES
  • A BEER
  • T-SHIRT
  • SHINY MEDAL
  • CHIP TIMING
  • FREE DECAL
  • ACTION PHOTOS
  • MUD IN YOUR UNDERWEAR

PRICING:

  • May 1 to May 21 – $76
  • May 22 to June 11 – $81
  • June 12 to June 17 – $86
  • June 18 to June 26 – $91

Enter team promo cod HyperCF15 to receive 15% off the registration fee.

Fitness Integrated Therapy to Host Team Red, White & Blue for a Special Memorial Day Weekend Workout

WOD with Warriors

What: Team RWB and Team FIT will perform the “21 Gun” WOD as a replication of the 21 Gun salute, the Nation’s highest display of honor, appropriately reserved for our Fallen troops on Memorial Day.  The 21-minute workout and 21 repetitions signify the 21-gun salute, and the 5 exercises are one for each Branch of the Military.

The “21 Gun WOD” consists of a 21 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of the following CrossFit exercises:

  • 400 meter run (*500 meter row can be substituted for the run)
  • 21 pushups
  • 21 box jumps
  • 15 burpees
  • 9 pull-ups

Dress Code: Any combination of patriotic red, white and blue colors.

When: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:00 am.

Who: This FREE event is open to FIT members and non-members alike.

Where: HyperCrossFIT, FIT’s CrossFit box in Burlington, NJ, will host this special Memorial Day weekend WOD with Team RWB at 11 Cadillac Road, Burlington, NJ 08016

WOD with Warriors is a CrossFit workout specifically designed to honor our nation’s warriors and build communities around our veterans.

All proceeds directly support Team Red, White & Blue, whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

The WOD with Warriors workout is FREE. Click here to register for the WOD. To donate to Team RWB, click here. For more information or to learn more about this event call 609-880-0880.