Youth Weightlifting Program
The purpose of our Youth Weightlifting program is to educate our students and their parents on the many benefits of strength training and weightlifting and how they transfer to every sport your child may play. Coach Anthony is an experienced NCCP, Weightlifting Club Coach and physical educator at Children of Integrity Montessori Academy. He has designed a curriculum that focuses on teaching students how to properly execute basic exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, squats, deadlifts, as well the snatch and clean and jerk.
Students learn weightlifting training etiquette, the rules of the sport of weightlifting, and how to log and track their own training sessions and progress. Our classes teach students how to focus their minds and be present, and develop qualities like resilience and perseverance. Students also learn about basic anatomy and the importance of healthy joint mobility. They also learn specific mobility exercises that will help to improve their flexibility and mobility and help them mitigate injury. This is true physical education.
Engineered Bodies has the largest Youth Weightlifting program in the Lower Mainland and we continue to grow. Give your child the best possible opportunity to create a solid foundation as they grow older. If you’re a physical educator and would like us to come in to your school and teach our program to your students, we can accommodate that too.
Our youth weightlifting program is currently full. Get your child on the wait list here.
Junior Strength & Conditioning Program
Note that at this time we have suspended all indoor conditioning work as per Provincial Health Orders. This self-directed training time is for junior athletes to complete their strength program from their coach.
These classes are geared for junior athletes 14 to 18 years old looking to increase their strength and conditioning for their sport. The class curriculum focuses on teaching students how to properly execute basic exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, presses, squats, and deadlifts. Through consistent training in our program, students eventually learn more advanced movements like various jumping drills and power cleans to increase their explosiveness and ability to generate force quickly for their sport.
Our classes also teach students how to focus their minds, be present, and develop qualities like resilience and perseverance. Students also learn about basic anatomy, the importance of healthy joint mobility, and specific mobility exercises that will help to improve their flexibility and mobility to help them mitigate injury.
We also educate our students and their parents about appropriate Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and how playing sports (even multi-sports) all year round is actually detrimental to their athletic development. We help students and parents understand the importance of training in our program off-season, pre-season, and in-season and how to manage the various demands of practice and games throughout the year.
Students wishing to start in our Junior Strength & Conditioning program must complete our six, Movement Fundamentals (MoFun) classes first. These six classes are designed to teach the basic lifts. Once the student passes MoFun, they are given a program and are eligible to train during “independent training” time where other juniors in the program train with guidance and instruction from our experienced coaches.
This program is currently full. Join the wait list here.