WHAT IS STRENGTH ACADEMY?
Unique to Fortress, Strength Academy is a program aimed at kids and teens, aged 7 to 16 which challenges them to improve their physical fitness and functional strength.
It is a program that been designed and developed by our Head Coach who has over 15 years of experience in teaching and bringing the best out of young people in all aspects of their lives.
At each stage within the program participants are required to demonstrate various skills and competencies in order to achieve program standards. Physical literacy and the key movement patterns essential to all levels of performance, strength and fitness are fundamental to all sessions.
Only once participants have demonstrated a keen interest and competence in the fundamentals of movement (e.g. crawling, jumping, bounding, hopping, push, pull, squat, hinge and carry) will they progress through the program to the more technical aspects of training with barbells and other gym equipment.
The program is designed for those involved to become lifelong enthusiasts in training and exercise. To ensure they are competent and have the knowledge they need to train safely and effectively as adults, and so that they too may pass this on to those around them.
Not only does the program challenge their physical fitness, but it also focuses heavily on their mental and emotional well-being. Their ability to demonstrate mental toughness, a growth mindset, resilience, and a commitment and discipline to training will be continually tested and rewarded.
The STRENGTH ACADEMY program runs in two ways:
- As a session exclusive to those under 16 years of age on our recurring timetable
- Through links with schools and the delivery of an alternative curriculum
Strength Academy timetabled provision is a set of regular weekly program’s held at our gym facility in Bury and open to all kids aged 7 up to teens aged 16.
The sessions are expertly coached in order that they might acquire the physical movement skills and competencies that enable them to progress through the 3 fundamental stages, FOUNDATION, DEVELOPMENT and PERFORMANCE.
Programs for schools are tailored specifically to the needs of the school and those who the school seeks support for. Examples for programs we have run include session for gifted athletes, GCSE students, those in need of a boost to their self esteem, or for those looking to provide an alternative curriculum for a particular cohort to name just a few.
Whatever the requirement and need of the school and it’s pupils, a tailored and bespoke program is designed and delivered to meet those needs and exceed all expectations.