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    The Benefits of Olympic Lifting

    Last updated 18 hours ago

    For many people, an ideal workout routine is very cardio-centric with the only weight lifting and toning exercised designed to target specific muscle areas. However, weight training has benefits that go well beyond muscle tone, and it is important to train all parts of the body rather than focusing only on areas where more tone or less bulge is desired. By lifting with more effective techniques like Olympic lifting in which a maximum-weight barbell lift is attempted, the desired muscle tone will come naturally as these other distinctive benefits are noticed as well.

    Improved posture and coordination

    It is true that Olympic lifting does require more skill and precision than lifting dumbbells or using a weight machine. This should not be considered a negative aspect of Olympic lifting, because the need for proper technique ensures better posture and muscle coordination. To succeed in Olympic lifting, one must know how to improve stability by transferring force through different muscles instead of performing lifts that only use the strength of a single muscle group.

    Greater strength and muscle tone

    What you will notice as you focus more on your whole-body performance instead of the bulk and tone of your muscles is that the toning is built into the exercise. As you find yourself able to perform Olympic lifts with the activation of multiple muscle groups, you may notice that the muscle mass you do have is much more even through the whole body and thus easier to maintain with more diverse workouts.

    Movement supporting everyday activity

    Even the simplest activities like opening a jar or lifting a heavy object require more than just one muscle group. Therefore, if you are only exercising specific muscles in your workout, you may not have any significant changes for your athletic performance.

    If you want to begin incorporating Olympic lifting into your routine, check out the CrossFit program offered at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn. You can see out schedule of classes online or call us at (347) 263-8416 for more information about our athletic programs.

    Break Camps for Upcoming Holidays

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Wondering what you're going to do with your kids on Election Day, Veteran's Day or MLK Jr Day? Not to mention the winter break? Aviator has you covered. Check out our list below of all available single-day or multiple-day break camps right here at Aviator Sports!

    November 4: Election Day

    November 11: Veteran's Day

    December - January: Winter Recess

    January 19: MLK Jr. Day

    For more information call us at 718-758-7500.



    The Benefits of Gymnastics for Children

    Last updated 9 days ago

    If you are trying to get your child involved in sports, gymnastics is an excellent choice, because this sport encourages determination, coordination, and strength. Gymnasts must be focused, willing, and flexible in both the physical and mental sense.

    This video explores some of the distinctive benefits of gymnastics training, which include the foundation of muscles through the whole body—especially in the core. Competitive gymnasts must constantly set goals and learn new skills, making them driven in many other areas of their lives.

    Your child can get a great introduction to gymnastics at Aviator Sports and Events Center, so call us at (347) 263-8416 to sign up for classes. We offer fitness classes in a wide range of sports for athletes at all ages and levels through our impressive Brooklyn facilities.

    Why No Age Is Too Old for Ice Skating

    Last updated 14 days ago

    The average age of an Olympian is 26, with the average among figure skaters even lower at just over 22. In spite of this, ice skating is not just a sport for athletes with youth on their side. It is a beautiful, exhilarating activity that blends physical activity and art, and it offers a host of benefits. To learn more about these benefits and the precautions that middle-aged adults and retirees can take when stepping out onto the ice for a glide, continue reading below.

    Increase Bone Strength

    Once an adult reaches a certain age, the thought of falling and breaking a bone becomes much scarier than it was in younger years. With the risk of falling that accompanies ice skating and concerns about easily broken hips and their consequences, it is understandable why someone might think figure skating is not for baby boomers. While ice skaters of any age should take care while on the ice, figure skating is a weight-bearing activity that increases bone density and makes bones stronger.

    Bolster Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health

    A common health concern that is even more pronounced among adults than the fear of breaking a hip is the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. As an aerobic exercise that increases blood flow and promotes heart and lung health, ice skating can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

    Improve Flexibility

    In addition to boosting bone strength and fitness levels, ice skating improves balance and flexibility. Before you step onto the ice for the first time in decades, however, you should work on these skills off the ice with an experienced trainer or ice skating coach.

    Amateur and veteran figure skaters of all ages can practice and master the art of figure skating at Aviator Sports and Events Center in New York City. Our qualified ice skating instructors offer adult lessons for all skills levels and adults of any age who wish to put their skills to the test can join a figure skating club and participate in our ice skating competitions and shows. For information about our private figure skating lessons and group ice skating activities, call Aviator Sports and Events Center at (347) 263-8416.

    Group Activities at Aviator Sports and Event Center

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Group athletic activity doubles as an outlet for physical and social energy, helping children improve their fitness and develop interpersonal skills that can last a lifetime. At Aviator Sports and Events Center in New York City, making exercise as safe, fun, and rewarding as possible for the children and adults who use our services are our primary goals. From basketball leagues to rock climbing birthday parties, our facilities are equipped to host all manner of group activities.

    Traditional team sports in which we offer group play include basketball, volleyball, and soccer. We also promote the practice of gymnastics, ice skating, and flag football in group settings. New York City residents looking for a rock wall to utilize can find it in our Brooklyn Center. We even have the space and equipment necessary to help team leaders facilitate effective team building activities. If any of these athletic group activities sounds like what you are seeking for your children, your team, or yourself, give Aviator Sports and Events Center a call at (347) 263-8416.

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