Girls Fitness
 Strength and Conditioning
Tutor: Sarah Nelson
Length: Full Year or by semester Class Period: Wednesday, period 2 (10:45 - 11:30 a.m.)

Description: Are you looking for a fun way to get a Phy-Ed credit? This class is for you, whether you’re an athlete, dancer, or brand new to conditioning. All ability levels are welcome as the workouts are tailored to the skill and ability of each individual.

The goal for this class is to learn how to (1) safely and effectively build muscle, (2) learn the basics of muscle conditioning, flexibility, and injury prevention, and (3) give students the tools to do all of the above at home even after classes are over.

We will spend some time each week at the beginning of class discussing basic muscle anatomy and injury prevention techniques before moving on to our conditioning period. During the conditioning period, students will complete a series of high intensity workouts tailored to each student’s ability. We will be finishing the class every week with stretching. To maintain and enhance the progress made in class, students will be assigned conditioning exercises as homework every week.

Note:  This is a 45-minute class.  Come in your sweats ready to sweat!  You will have 30 minutes after class to freshen up before lunch. 

Tutor: Sarah Nelson graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a B.A. in History and Art History, and also studied at De Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. She has been working as a dance and acrobatics instructor since 2016, training students of all ages and abilities. Though she works mainly with dancers and gymnasts, she has also done strength training with soccer players, ice skaters, basketball players, and volleyball players. She has studied under a physical therapist, learning how to integrate PT and injury prevention work into dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics training. As a former soccer player and dancer, she has always had a love for athletics and the outdoors and is always looking for creative ways to combine the two. In her free time Sarah enjoys painting, dancing, paddle boarding, and camping.

Cost:  $105, $115 or $125 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 7-12

Prerequisite: None
Homework: Students will be expected to complete assigned exercises at home 1 to 2 times a week.