Welcome to Impulse, your one-stop shop for gadgets, gizmos and gear. Compiled by staff writer Erik Stordahl, Impulse provides you with what’s currently hot on the market. This week we dive even further into camps with a gym right in our backyard, Walnut Creek Sports & Fitness. They’ve got enough camps going on to turn you into a Navy SEAL by summer’s end. For more info, hit ’em up at www.wcsf.net. Let’s get into it”¦
TRX TEAM TRAINING
Grab your teammates and sign up for this six-week intense program. Whether you’re a noob or you’re set on the pros, this is what you want. Increase your strength, body control, coordination, core/strength stability, endurance and power. It’s limited to eight athletes so you get the attention you need.
HARDCORE GOLF FITNESS
Yes, we know it sounds like an oxymoron but it is indeed real. Unless you’re John Daly, joining this camp makes sense for golfers of all levels. Generate more power and drive the ball farther and more accurately after this four-week program. It’s led by Tom Hart who’s a Certified Golf Conditioning Specialist. Camps start in April.
PILATES FOR SPORTS
Taking your game to the next level requires hours of practice. It also means signing up for this program. Pilates is all about maximizing your body’s potential with emphasis on body alignment, total body integration, core strength, joint stability, muscle balance, breath work and more. Gain an advantage on your competition.
HARDCORE BOOT CAMP
Hart will run you through the ringer in this intense, four-week program. Rain or shine, you’ll work out twice a week doing military calisthenics, athletic drills, Yoga, Pilates, jogging and more so that you’ll break out of your comfort zone. Do the homework exercise assignments and stick to the healthy eating tips and you’ll get a total body transformation.
This program runs the gamut on all fitness levels: strength, cardio, balance and core work. It involves boxing, intense treadmill, rowing, stair climbing along with strength training and TRX Suspension training. Circuit Training is all about pushing yourself to the next level.
Get a highly toned body by using just one piece of equipment. It’s all about incline resistance where certified trainers will show you how to get it done. They’ll take you through a series of eight different levels from beginners to the madly skilled. This is ideal if you’re in post-rehab so you can get back to feeling 100 percent.
Train for the Tour de France or get in a serious workout with RPM, the indoor cycling workout where you ride to powerful music. You’ll pedal through hills, flats and mountain peaks so you can reach that endorphin high.
The Turkey Trot 5K/10K Kids’ Fun Runs for Education is the granddaddy of races in Walnut Creek. Last year, nearly 4,600 participants joined the fun on Thanksgiving morning, and in the process helped benefit the Walnut Creek Education Foundation and P.E.A.K. Education Foundation. Because of their efforts, $60,000 was donated to public schools! The Turkey Trot will be back again this year, so start training now and trot with the best of ’em.
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