Frequently Asked Questions About Olympia Training Center
1. What is Parkour or Freerunning and what does the training involve?
Parkour is a relatively new physical discipline, a unique way to develop all aspects of one's body, including strength, balance, flexibility, agility, stamina and control. At its heart, Parkour is the Art of Motion, the most effective way to get from point A to B. Find out more about the Parkour classes here.
2. What does mixed martial arts (MMA) training involve?
The mixed martial arts are a modern method of combining several types of fighting arts into a very effective, well rounded training system. It uses smooth transitions between striking, take-downs and grappling to maximize effectiveness in self-defense. Find out more about the mixed martial art classes here.
3. What is circuit training and calisthenics?
Circuit training is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, gain strength and tone your body. It involves a fast pace workout that continuously rotates the exercises, giving some muscles rest while others get a short burst of high resistance. This method allows participants to work on a lot of different muscles groups in a short period of time without needing long breaks in between sets. One hour workout can burn as much as 800 calories. It is appropriate for all levels of fitness because the sets are based on time rather than weight, so everyone can train at their own level. Find out more about the Parkour classes here.
4. What should I bring and wear to my first class?
It’s best to wear shorts and a t-shirt for your first class, or anything that you can comfortably move in. Additionally, it is a good idea to bring a bottle of water and athletic shoes (for the Parkour class only). Don’t forget to fill out the online waiver. If you intend to fill it out at Olympia, please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
5. What skill level are the classes for?
Olympia Training Center welcomes all levels of participants. Most drills and exercises have progression levels and can be performed by an expert or an absolute beginner. The instructors will make sure that the training is always challenging, yet achievable.
6. How old do you have to be to train at Olympia Training Center?
We have students of all ages training with us. Our youth program is appropriate for ages 3 to 10, while our teen and adult classes are for teens and adults of any age. To date, our oldest student was 64 and she did a fantastic job improving her physical abilities.
7. What safety precautions are used to keep the training safe?
The most important safety precaution is the proper training instructions of the coach. Our coaches have over 50 years of combined experience and know how to avoid the major risk factors. Additionally, we use spotting blocks, crash pads, foam pits, gloves, helmets, footpads, hitting bags and other equipment to create a safe training atmosphere.
8. Does Olympia Training Center host special events, such as private classes, specialty training or birthday parties?
Yes, we do. We organize fitness events for local businesses, self-defense seminars for families, birthday parties and private training. To find out more about setting up your own special event, contact us here.