Our training of clients and ourselves is continually evolving, as all of our staff are fitness competitors and truly obsessed with learning more about the body—and how it moves. SAFETY is our primary concern! We truly practice what we preach, most training 5+ days per week in addition to our Coaching load. We LOVE helping others achieve their fitness goals, and teaching them about the BIG world of exercise.
In our opinion, the world of exercise can be so confusing! We continually get questions like: “Should I run?” “Should I exercise like a bodybuilder?” “Am I a powerlifter?” “I want to perform resistance training… but don’t want to gain any weight.”
We want to help, “STOP THE MADNESS”!
First, we will not use many machines. When we do… it is probably less than 2% of our entire workout. We want YOU to become the machine! Most all of our movements are ‘ground-based’ and functional. We want to use science to get you to your goals.
In the body, there exist 3 planes of movement: the transverse plane (separates top to bottom), the sagittal plane (separates left from right) and the frontal plane (separates front from back). In MOST exercise in the world, we are in the frontal plane—completing biceps curls, squats, running, and pressing movements. At the Sandbox, we encourage movement in ALL PLANES. This is just 1 (one) of the many techniques we use in planning and programming.
By challenging your body to move in ‘controlled’ random acts within different planes of movement, your body “HAS TO” adapt and overcome this new stimulus. As with any movement and novel effort, we are creatures of balance and homeostasis. We have to adapt to become “in balance with who we are physically.” When this happens, you are not only burning calories during exercise, but also when you have “down time.” Your body is adjusting to the new “training” or “stimulus.” As a result, we get to a FITTER, NEW you faster and more effectively.
Result = you are more mobile, stronger, and able to produce powerful movements.
PS: by having more dense lean muscle, it takes more calories to maintain, so you automatically get to be less fat and leaner as well! 🙂
SANDBOX ATHLETICS PROGRAMMING
Sandbox trainers believe that every student comes to a point of realization, throws down the hammer and says, “enough of the hype.” Give me something real! As your coaches, we are constantly searching for programming that is solid, delivers results, is safe and effective.
Sandbox Athletics provides a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. Rather than a specialized fitness program, Sandbox Athletics training a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains.
We truly encourage all our students to “live the fitness” lifestyle. Sandbox trainers are constantly heading up; fun run/walks, bike tours, rock climbing adventures, surfing days at the beach, and charitable events such as our famous “Fight Gone Bad” and “Trevor WinE Memorial Day Challenge.” Within the past year we have raised over $5,000 locally for Prostate Cancer and for hydration vests for our troops overseas.