June 4, 2013. Whether an athlete or not, the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center is now offering a Youth Strength & Conditioning Program for students in grades seven through twelve. The program focuses on improving fitness, reaching athletic potential and instruction on proper weight training technique.
Offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m. through August 23rd, the program offers participants a variety of options including individual personal training and group sessions.
“I teach my students cooperation, respect, leadership and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said Martin Hubner, MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW, Fitness Coach for the Wellness Center’s Youth Strength and Conditioning Program.
Hubner has 5 years of experience in strength and conditioning and says “When a young person is able to reach a goal that they never thought they would, it is very rewarding not only for the student, but also to me as their coach.”
The program can assist student athletes or any student who wants to increase muscular strength and confidence. Elijah Presnell, 14, an eighth grade student at Hardin Park said, “The Youth Strength and Conditioning Program at the Wellness Center changed my life.” Presnell, who plays on his school football and baseball team added, “Martin is the best mentor you could have, he is funny, thoughtful, and a great encourager who pushes us to do our best. Since I have started working with Martin I have become stronger, faster and my self-esteem has improved.”
Jodi Cash, Director of the Wellness Center said, “Martin is very knowledgeable and is a great motivator for these kids when it comes to promoting strength and confidence. It’s exciting to hear about the progress they make working with him.”
The Youth Strength and Conditioning Program is currently welcoming new members. For more information about the program contact Martin Hubner at 828-266-1060 or email him at [email protected]. To learn more about the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, visit www.apprhs.org/wellnesscenter or “like” the Wellness Center’s Facebook page. For more information about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, visit www.apprhs.org.