Raise your hand if you’ve ever dreaded the idea of going to the gym, doing a strength training workout, or doing some sort of cross training that deviates from your sport of choice? I think that all of us have been there at some point. What I’ve learned over the years is that these “less fun” parts of training can be made much more doable (and possibly even fun!) by joining a group program.
Fleet Feet X-Training (otherwise known as FFXT) is a group strength training class that runs for ten weeks and shows folks just how fun and easy strength training can be to incorporate into a weekly routine.
This class uses mostly bodyweight movements to give a good workout that is as functional as it is purposeful. What does this mean? It means that the class gets our bodies moving in ways that support our activities of daily living while also working on strengthening common areas of instability or weakness to help prevent injury and make the body stronger overall.
FFXT is for EVERYONE. So whether you’ve never exercised a day in your life, are a seasoned athlete, are returning from an injury, or just want to add something extra to your routine, the movements in this class can be scaled to your ability level.
In addition to the weekly class, “homework” workouts are delivered each week. These are optional workouts that you can do on your own at home that will help reinforce the strengthening, flexibility, warm-up, and cool-down skills learned in class and can take your strength training to the next level.
FFXT takes place on Monday evenings are our DeWitt location, and our next session begins on Monday, June 3. Come join us! You’re only ten weeks away from a stronger YOU!
Laura Henry has been employed at Fleet Feet Syracuse since 2016 and has been an endurance sports coach for more than six years. She is the Head Coach of Fleet Feet X-Training Program (FFXT) as well as the Coordinator of Fleet Feet Syracuse's Workplace FIT Program. Outside of work, Laura enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and cooking. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.