Group classes work well for clients who like to train with their partner, for people of similar abilities to themselves, or for people who just like to train in a social environment
Small Groups train together in sessions of 60 minutes duration, 6 days per week. Classes are available weekday mornings, afternoons & nights. Saturday morning sessions are also available. Each sessions covers elements of Strength & Conditioning, Flexibility & Mobility.
Wilkins Barbell Strongman blends Old School Strongman movements with New School programming. At Wilkins Barbell we combine Strongman training with Calisthenics, Kettlebells & traditional Barbell lifts to create an extremely effective Strength & Conditioning program.
Wilkins Barbell Strongman utilizes traditional Strongman implements such as Axle Bars, Farmers Bars, Kegs, Sandbags & Weight Sleds. Strongman training increases real world strength. We are required to move odd objects as efficiently as possible on a daily basis, Strongman training teaches us how to do this in the safest way possible. The often awkward size & or shape of the objects we use in Strongman training tend to have less efficiency than conventional lifts with a barbell, thus challenging the neuro-muscular system in a way that a barbell can not compete with.
Wilkins Barbell Strongman classes are suitable for all age groups, Male, Female & Kids. Strongman classes are 60 minutes in duration & are scaleable to all ability levels.
School Kids Fitness – Wilkins Barbell Kids
Small groups of School Children train together weekday afternoons at 3.30pm. All aspects of fitness are addressed, including Strength, Conditioning & Flexibility/ Mobility. Wilkins Barbell Kids program helps to greatly improve Strength & Body Awareness which results in a dramatic enhancement of Co-ordination & Agility. When these elements are combined they have great potential for injury prevention & also result in increased self confidence levels.
Wilkins Barbell Kids program combines Body weight Calisthenics, Gymnastics, Weight Training, Sprinting & Running to develop a capacity of General Physical Fitness, with additional focus on elements to encourage bone density & vestibular system development. Children & Teenagers have a great opportunity to maximise their physical skills when exposed to this stimulus during years of peak development. These elements are combined to keep children engaged & entertained while teaching them proper movement mechanics & creating a broad athletic foundation.
Wilkins Barbell Kids classes are 60 minutes in duration & are held 5 days per week.
Older Adults Fitness Classes
Wilkins Barbell Older Adults classes are held Weekday & Saturday mornings. Muscle does not know age & is constantly rebuilding itself, but like all things, if you don’t use it , you lose it. At Wilkins Barbell we provide Strength Training to maintain & improve quality of life.
There is no reason Older Adults can not be stronger, more mobile & more able to go about their daily activities. With the implementation of a Strength Training & Flexibility/ Mobility program this is an achievable goal. There are many benefits that can be had for Older Adults from participating in Physical Activity. Resistance Training can:
- Reduce Blood Pressure, which can result in a reduced risk of stroke & coronary heart disease.
- Increase Bone Mineral Density, the weight bearing activity in resistance training improves bone health & reduces the risk of Osteoporosis.
- Improve Glucose Tolerance, favourable changes in glucose tolerance & insulin resistance are observed after physical activity.
- Reduced Lower Back Pain, increased strength & cross sectional area of the vertebral muscles reduce lower back pain by maintaining muscle balance.
- Improve Blood Lipids, Resistance training has beneficial effects on blood lipid profiles, including lower total cholesterol & triglyceride concentrations.
- Improve Body Composition, increased lean tissue mass, metabolic rate & daily expenditure result in body fat reductions.
- Improves Balance.
- Reduces Risk of Losing Mobility.
- Alleviates Symptoms of Moderate Depression.