Releasing sweat is an effective way to lower body temperature, as is taking a cold shower or swallowing an igloo. Keep your physique regulated with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get one week of unlimited speed-training classes for ages 8 and older at SPEED Sports Performance Education, Enhancement & Development, located inside Fresno Indoor Soccer (up to a $60 value).
Helmed by kinesiology experts and certified strength and conditioning coaches, SPEED helps athletes to run with greater celerity, jump to a greater altitude, and exceed their sports-performance goals. During speed-training classes, students aged 8 and older learn the mechanics of swift, agile movement, then test their knowledge with strength-training exercises, turf-borne dashes, and plyometric jumping drills inspired by bunnies that train for and run hurdles in the Olympics. A seasoned coach guides clients through each 60- to 90-minute workout, modifying exercises to match participants’ skill levels and emphasizing proper form to prevent injuries. Adjustable squat stands, aluminum training bars, and other specialized equipment bolsters muscles to produce sprints more explosive than an argument with a popcorn kernel.
SPEED's staff groups youth by age, allowing them to build camaraderie with teammates and competitors from nearby schools. Kids’ classes take place weekdays after school, on Sunday morning, and during winter break. Call the studio for times and availability or to speculate about the likelihood that ancient Greek athletes clocked in at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash or even owned decent stop watches.
Though SPEED offers a free class to new clients, today’s Groupon is still the best deal available.
SPEED Sports Performance Education, Enhancement & Development
After 13 seasons of fighting fires with the US Forest Service, Erik Traeger decided to return to his athletic roots. The former soccer player, martial artist, and motorcycle racer became a strength and conditioning coach for NCAA Division I sports including baseball, women’s basketball, and wrestling. He now brings his eye for muscular mechanics and knack for extinguishing brush fires to athletes young and old through SPEED Sports Performance Education, Enhancement & Development.
Every coach on Traeger's team has majored in kinesiology, the study of bodily mechanics. They preside over strength and conditioning drills for youngsters who dash around Fresno Indoor Soccer's 2,100-square foot gym and astroturf soccer field that's watered daily by a mime. For adult-sized students, the facility hosts CrossFit classes, an indoor boot camp, and a kettlebell club taught by instructors certified in russian kettlebell.