The next session of S.E.A.L. Training starts on Wednesday.
Don’t worry. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds.
I was interested in S.E.A.L. training for my husband. He planned on participating in “I Lost It At The Club“, which was run last January for the first time. But the program wasn’t taking place this year, so he was looking for another way to kick-start his weight-loss goals for the New Year.
Unfortunately, the times for S.E.A.L. training don’t match up with his schedule, but I wanted to share what I learned, because it sounds fantastic.
S.E.A.L. stands for Strength, Endurance, Agility, and Life. The class focuses on the following:
Strength:Blending traditional weight-training with everyday movements.
Endurance: Increasing cardiovascular and muscular thresholds.
Agility: Combining movements of everyday life with sports training.
Life: Integrating activities of everyday life with fitness.
Bruce tells me that this program is unique because the results are clearly measurable. You will notice a difference in your body, your overall strength, and your endurance once you’ve completed S.E.A.L. training. The class utilizes traditional weight-and-strength-training methods, along with some unconventional ones thrown in to make the class interesting.
And while “Summer S.E.A.L.” was held outside, “Winter S.E.A.L.” is held indoors because one never knows what a Rochester winter has in store.
Steve put me in contact with Frank Dana, Midtown member and S.E.A.L. graduate. I asked him a few questions about the program. Here’s what he had to say:
What was your favorite part of the training?
My favorite part was the fact that the workouts were always changing. The workouts would build on each other and would challenge my body. On top of that, the trainers would make sure the participants would perform the new exercises correctly. The trainers are excellent and the coaching they give to the participants throughout the course is worth the price.
What changes did you notice in your body and overall strength from when you started?
I have chronic lower back problems and this training helped with my back issues immediately. Proper lifting/exercise technique is greatly emphasized in this class.
What can members interested in S.E.A.L. training expect in class?
Expect great workouts lead by very knowledgeable trainers. The S.E.A.L. workouts will energize you and by the end you will notice a big difference in your body.
Would you recommend S.E.A.L.? If so, why?
Yes. The fact that my lower back felt great after my S.E.A.L. sessions speaks volumes. Plus, having to commit to workout classes twice a week can force people needing a kick start in their New Year’s resolution workouts.
S.E.A.L. begins on Wednesday, January 12th and runs through February 12th. The class meets twice a week for five weeks, on Wednesdays from 6:00am-7:15am and on Saturdays from 8:00am-9:15am.
The cost is $180 per person for the five-week program.
Have you participated in S.E.A.L. training? What did you think?