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Cross Fit takes aim at athletes’ ‘physical literacy’
Lisa Bullock, program director and head coach for the Bowen Island Gymnastics club, is pleased to announce Cross Fit, a challenging new course aimed to youths nine to 13 years of age. This workout incorporates the fundamental movement patterns essential to all sports, focusing on improved balance, agility, flexibility, strength and speed.
“I have been a competitive athlete since age five, first in gymnastics at a provincial level and then in a variety of sports in high school including rowing, running, volleyball, swimming, and was a national-level track runner in university at UBC. I continue to compete today in several sports at the national and world masters level in cross country running, track and field, snowshoe running and nordic skate skiing. I am truly a product of long-term athlete development and attribute early gymnastics as the foundation of my physical literacy and love of movement.”
Bullock is a nationally certified learning facilitator in artistic gymnastics, track and field, special olympics and cross country skiing. Cross training is a way of life for this athlete — if you don’t see Bullock in the gym coaching gymnastics, you may find her down at the Bowen Island sea kayaking shop busy teaching kids and adults the pleasures of kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. During the winter months Bullock heads to the mountains where she instructs nordic skiing and works as a nordic ski patroller on Cypress Mountain. In her spare time she volunteers for the Lions Bay search and rescue team.
Cross Fit promotes overall “physical literacy” which helps develop an athlete to better “read” what's going on around them (for more information visit canadiansportforlife.ca). This is ideal for any young athlete who wants to improve their fitness performance within their sport of choice. Whether that’s soccer, rugby, or field hockey this class will help achieve your personal goals safely.
“I believe that children should do a variety of sports instead of specializing at an early age with intensive, specific training. Kids are being pushed at an early age to compete and train all year round in a single sport or sometimes in several sports at once. This often causes burn out, stress and robs children of the opportunity to have fun and develop skills that will enable them to be successful," says Bullock.
Cross Fit classes will begin for boys on Wednesdays starting Oct. 16 until Nov. 27, from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Classes for girls will start up on Fridays, beginning Oct. 19th until Nov. 22, from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
All classes will be held at the BICS gym. If you have any questions contact Lisa Bullock at 604-313-7286 or email her email@example.com.