TRUCKEE, Calif. — Get ready to score huge G.N.A.R points and dominate the mountain with winter sports performance preparation classes at Rebel Fitness Academy in Truckee.
“Seasonal performance preparation classes are a staple in our buffet of classes offered at Rebel Fitness Academy. Build all-mountain stability, last-chair strength and slashing power for powder,” said Ryan Egan, a certified kettlebell instructor and personal trainer. “Injury prevention is our number one focus. It’s hard to make turns icing on the couch. Do not wait until the flakes start falling to get your ski legs locked and loaded. ”
Rebel Fitness Academy’s fall line up kicks off with an educational series for adults and teens. The first two events focus on nutrition and healthy living, and the third event hones in on safe and precise kettlebell technique designed to get you ready to attack the steeps in the least amount of time.
Nutrition and healthy living
On Wednesday, Sept. 12 Rebel Fitness Academy welcomes registered dietitian Maria Martin who is passionate about helping people develop a healthy relationship with food. She will speak on the value of sports nutrition, fat burning and healthy meals at 6 p.m.
“Establishing healthy eating regimes is the best thing you can do to personally take charge of your own health,” said Martin. She explains sports nutrition is critical to becoming a more efficient fat burner. Martin’s work focuses on nutrition, weight management and food sensitivities. She is a wellness dietitian with Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance and established the Nutrition Coalition, which provides hands-on education to families and works to improve the quality of lunches in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.
Martin has more than two decades of practical experience and her academic training includes a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of California at Davis and a masters in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. In conjunction with Martin’s informative talk there will be wholesome dinner snacks prepared by Kaili’s Creative Kitchen.
“We've created a snack menu that you can replicate at home for delicious meals before or after working out,” said Kaili Sanchez. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
Rebel’s mission is rooted in Egan’s strong belief caring for your body will reveal the life purpose which you were meant to fulfill. The challenges of caring for one’s body are often attributed to prioritizing time in addition to managing other priorities including family, work, volunteering and philanthropy.
On Sept. 19, Dr. Kim Bateman will provide an interactive workshop about celebrating your strengths and using them to actualize your values. Bateman, the dean of Sierra College, is known for her extraordinary teaching and facilitation skills.
How one exercise can make you stronger, more powerful and more athletic.
“A properly executed precision hard style kettlebell swing is better than 99.9 percent of any exercise you could choose to do,” promises Egan. He has worked with professional athletes including Daron Rahlves, who will also share his experience on Sept. 26. “At Rebel we focus on precise movement control, postural awareness, and injury prevention while forging strength, powerful athleticism and boosting cardiovascular capacity,” he added.
Egan is especially driven to share the benefits of kettlebell training because of its versatility, the potential to build high-level athleticism as well as being the most efficient all-purpose sport performance tool. As one of only 200 Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialists worldwide, Egan provides a knowledgeable and safe environment in which to learn and harness the potential of developing crushing strength, explosive power and relentless endurance through kettlebell practice.
While the second and third events are offered at no cost to the community, attendees are invited to make a small or large donation to the High Fives Foundation.
“We are very excited to be a part of an event that promotes health in our community. The High Fives Foundation — CR Johnson Healing Center believes in and promotes living a healthy lifestyle, and it is great to work with like-minded businesses,” explained Roy Tuscany, executive director of the High Fives Foundation.
RSVP to the community education series by calling 530-550-7777. Everyone who RSVPs by noon on Sept. 11 will be entered into a drawing for one complimentary month of group training classes at Rebel Fitness Academy, personal nutrition consultation with Kaili Sanchez, a $50 Pianeta gift certificate and a discount on an Avalanche Level I class with the North American Ski Training Center.
Rebel Fitness Academy is located at 12277 Soaring Way in Truckee. For more information visit rebelfitnessacademy.com.