Soccer Fit

By September 13, 2016Issue Sep-Oct 2016

Want to improve your fitness but don’t know where to start? Tired of going to the gym and seeing no results? Plaza Sports Center’s new SoccerFit Program can be the solution to your problems!

By Karen Villareal

What sets SoccerFit apartfrom other classes and

programs is variety.

Our instructors understand that in order to achieve the highest level of fitness, you have to develop strength, speed, agility endurance and cardiovascular capacity. This is why our SoccerFit classes feature a mix of cardio, running, strength training and drills. The classes are held in Plaza Sports Center’s artificial turf to provide a soft surface that minimizes impact and damage to your bones and joints. The boot camp style classes are fast-paced and change everyday so it’s impossible for participants to get bored.

Program participants have seen a big difference from just a few weeks of classes.

“In the four and a half weeks that I’ve been with the program, I’ve lost about 9 lbs. and about six inches,” said Laura Macias, one of the SoccerFit program participants. Macias, a busy mom with young kids, joined SoccerFit after struggling to find an exercise program that would fit her schedule. She decided to give SoccerFit a try because of the variety of times that were offered.

SoccerFitThe program has worked even better than she expected.

“It’s a program that has worked for me because the trainer is really hands on and involved. He’s with the group all the time,” says Macias. “It’s not like a gym where you workout by yourself. Coach Luis actually walks you through your workout and pushes and motivates you.”

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-30-27-amSoccerFit allows individuals of all fitness levels to train just like

professional athletes do.

The small group atmosphere allows the trainers to tailor the workouts to the needs of each individual. Even if you’re new to exercising, the trainer will have plenty of options for you to adapt the workout to your level. This kind of personalized supervision ensures that everyone is doing the exercise with proper form to avoid injury.

Even avid exercisers can greatly benefit from the SoccerFit program.

Such is the case for gym rat and runner, Michelle Cantu, who has seen a difference in her endurance and performance as a result of SoccerFit. “It has made a difference,” says Cantu. “I have gained about 10 lbs. of muscle and I have better endurance.” Because workouts are varied but back-to-back, it allows participants to build their skills and capacity that translates into better performance in their other sports.

If you’re ready to try something different that will keep you motivated and challenged, give SoccerFit a try.

Classes are held mornings from Monday – Friday at 5:00 am, 6:00 am, 7:00 am and 8:00 am. Afternoon classes are also offered at 7:30 pm. Participants can attend at the time that is most convenient for them and are invited to jump in even if they’re running late.

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