About a year ago, I was looking for extra-curricular activity for my kids and came across Mighty Movement Academy, a strength and conditioning program designed specifically for kids and teens by Stapleton resident Neil Allman. His program focuses on developing proper technique, improving athletic ability, and gaining strength and power in a fun and positive environment.
What my kids took away from the 2 day/week, 60-minute classes, however, was excitement and confidence. Parents usually finish workouts completely spent, but after each session the kids jumped in the car, stoked to tell me about what they achieved – like learning to do a power clean, reaching a new personal best in the deadlift, or for the first time doing five unassisted pull-ups!
As a former athlete in high-school and college, I spent a lot of time in the weight room and saw teammates do a lot of dumb stuff, so safety, proper technique, and skill-appropriate movements were my big concerns. However, Coach Neil and his certified staff have created a positive environment that is safe, challenging and fun, in which everyone is able to advance at a pace tailored to their skill and ability.
Success is defined by personal achievement and not by the kids competing against each other. While many compete in other sports, Coach Neil really loves to work with kids who don’t have the opportunity or inclination to compete in organized athletics and says these are the kids that often end up loving it the most!
With such a positive environment, you might want to sign-up yourself, which both my husband and I have done! While I am newer to the gym, I love how I feel already and the positive reinforcement I am receiving daily to help me reach my own personal goals at Lodestone Strength. Check out my recent pre-workout chat with Neil for a look inside the gym below.
The fall schedule for Mighty Movement is just beginning:
August 26th – October 16th
By invitation only
M/W 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30pm
T/Th 4:30 or 5:30pm
Just for High Schoolers