Redpoint training is a human movement, strength, and performance training company.
Who is this for?
Movement and strength principles apply to the senior citizen as it does to the high school athlete or the person about to enter the armed services. Training is always different and exciting regardless of age or ability. Being mature athlete’s, we understand as we all age, the training approach is quite different and must be “finessed not coerced”.
The foundation of any physical endeavor is human movement. A mature adult, athlete, professional (military/police), or a self-employed person must rely on being physically resilient in order to make a living or enjoy the fruits of their labors. Having an exercise program or being physically active doesn’t always mean being resilient. Without proper movement patterns, you may be missing the benefits of remaining active. Redpoint uses this common missing link to address what many other systems fail to. We initially focus on restoring basic patterns that are hardwired into the nervous system that are distorted through misuse or neglect. Unfortunately, this is a negative by-product of a lifestyle that revolves around convenience. Even the person who is active can fall prey (think cars, couches, and phones).
Through experience, we have found that virtually everyone initially beginning our strength and running programs cannot demonstrate stability within their trunk, which includes the spine, shoulder, and hip complexes. This has been observed in a 100% of even the youngest athletes!
Our training protocols are based on the individual and can radically vary from person to person. But initially everyone starts from the beginning. The process can be fairly quick or take some time. It is solely based on the individual regarding age, history, and goals.
Though experimentation, we have found that the three most effective tools or pieces of equipment are bodyweight, kettlebells, and sandbags. They are not only extremely versatile and mobile but can be very unstable which requires the operator to become accustomed to handing instability by requiring joint stability. Essential for real strength. These tools allow us to train inside as well as outside. Being mobile is especially important at the track for our running students.
What is Redpoint’s training ethos?
We are not personal trainers.
We are instructors and teachers.
As instructors we have mentors and peers who are continually learning from each other.
“There is no mountain top where all things are known.” Our relationship is more of teaching and passing along what we have learned to help our students not only solve their own problems, but to help others do the same.
During Redpoint sessions, the relationship is organic and interactive. The goal is not to “work you out”. Yes, it can be challenging. The goal is for the individual to learn how to properly perform these skills on their own. A unique characteristic of our training is to teach the student how to create his own training tools thus bypassing the need to purchase expensive equipment. This is an important factor for those of us who are on a budget and consider proper training (personal investment) a priority over buying “gimmicks” and future coat racks.
This is why our focus is on individual training. Small group training is available for the more experienced. We do not conduct classes.
Movement- Everyday people dealing with pain, mobility, and strength issues regardless of age. From self-employed to seniors (We meet the individual where they are at).
Movement/Strength- High school to mature athletes retuning their game. Become stronger, faster, and more resilient. Learn to gain advantage over your competition using unknown and time-tested high yield training protocols. Stay competitive by fine tuning your personal training philosophy. Train smarter…not harder…stay injury free.
Movement/Running- Competitive and running enthusiasts learn to maximize running economy as well as staying injury free. Integrating neurological resets with efficient running technique. The focus is on technique not mileage. Victory by Attrition.
Ultra-Running Consultation- Ultra-Running specialized instruction/consultation available by accomplished ultra-athlete Rob Richard.
You may contact us by email using our contact page or calling us at (518) 598-3817.
Stay on the Sharp End!