ALTON — A four-week sports conditioning and enhancement program for middle school, high school and college athletes is set to start Tuesday, June 3, in the Sports Medicine Gym at Saint Clare’s Hospital, 915 E. Fifth St.
Physical therapist Kelly Bogowith will lead the hourlong sessions beginning at 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.
“This program is especially designed for younger, competitive athletes who want to perform at optimum levels,” Bogowith said. “It’s the perfect way to train and stay conditioned for their respective sports.”
The training program’s goal is to help youth improve their competitive edge by increasing speed, agility, strength, explosiveness and endurance. In addition to improving athletic performance, supervised training classes and physical therapy of this kind can reduce or prevent athletic injuries.
Bogowith is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a strength and conditioning coach for the Edwardsville YMCA’s competitive gymnastics team. She has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and a master’s and doctorate in physical therapy – all from Saint Louis University. Because people will come into the class at different levels and ages, training will be individualized as much as possible to help each person receive optimum benefits. Periodic testing will check individual progress.
The fee for the four-week program is $40. To register, call (618) 463-5171.