The Finish Line

Navy Seal Training

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be in the kind of shape, physically, as a Navy Seal?

Well now you can, but without the mental and psychological trauma associated with the Hell Week recruits must endure, nor the potential for injury from overuse.

The program has been put together by a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who has trained, successfully, individuals leading up to their invitation to Hell Week.

The program is comprehensive, and works with you, from YOUR starting point.  Get ready for summer early this year!

Active Isolated Stretching Class

There are many different ways of stretching.   Some forms are not very effective; other forms are downright dangerous.

But there is one form of stretching that is very safe and very effective.  This form is called Active Isolated Stretching (AIS).

How it Works; why it’s safe:  Every voluntary (skeletal)  muscle we have in our body is paired with its opposing muscle:  biceps versus triceps; Chest versus Back;  Neck flexors versus Neck extensors, etc.  By engaging a muscle to get its opposing muscle into position to be stretched,  then holding that stretch for 2 seconds, there is no stretch reflex.  Our muscles are hard wired with a stretch reflex, in case we go beyond our capabilities in a given stretch. This can lead to injury.

But by engaging the opposing muscles before stretching, and then holding the stretch for about 2 seconds,  no stretch reflex occurs.

Why it’s effective:  By using straps and or positioning our bodies in certain ways, we can target specific muscles we want stretched.  By doing several repetitions of each movement,  the muscle becomes more flexible with each repetition.

So whether you want to improve flexibility for martial arts, yoga, gymnastics, or just have greater range of motion, active isolated stretching is the ideal method to adopt.

Kettlebell

This class gives you a big calorie burn while building cardiovascular fitness and strength at the same time. Get results in less time using a kettlebell.

Yogalates

A fusion of the ancient practice of yoga with light weights and bands, alternating with pilates matwork. This class is for the young, old, athletic sedentary and even those recovering from injury. Average calorie burn 300-400 calories per hour.

Spin and Abs

Spin and abs – An indoor cycling workout that is guaranteed to burn lots of calories and strengthen and tone your lower body too. The ride that is set to music will take you up and down hills and flats and get your endorphins flowing.
Each participant rides at their own level. This 45 minute workout burns the equivalent of 8 oreo cookies or 500-800 calories. The class will finish with a 15 minute intense abdominal routine and stretch.

Just Spin

Just spin – Get a fast paced early morning workout to get your energy levels soaring throughout the day while burning loads of calories. Rod loves this class and feels that the energy from other spinners in the class provides just the right kick start for the day ahead. Tailored to all fitness levels.

Small Group Training

Stretching out before a group training session, Lyme, Old Lyme, Hadlyme, Salem, Haddam, CT

Group training provides a more personalised service than a class environment and with activities tailored around the preferences of the group. You can enjoy the company and motivation of others and save a little money too! Choose a semi-private (Buddy) workout or get a group of 4—6 friends or colleagues together and we’ll devise a program to meet all your individual needs but in a group environment to reduce individual costs.

Personal Training

Personal Training to help you reach your fitness goals. Lyme, Old Lyme, Hadlyme, Salem, Haddam CT

Personal Training encompasses a range of services starting with a fitness assessment followed by goal setting and motivation, a customized exercise and nutritional program tailored specially to meet your needs.

Legs, Bums & Tums

Legs, Bums & Tums ™ is a cardio and strength training program focusing on those “problem” places. This program is again suitable for all ability levels with modifications offered to beginners and advanced participants.