Increased Participation in Ultimate Sandbag Training Classes Matches 2012 Fitness Trends

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With strength training, core training and functional fitness grabbing top-10 spots in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Fitness Trends for 2012 list, it’s no wonder participation in Ultimate Sandbag™ Training classes has increased worldwide.

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Participation in Ultimate Sandbag Training classes has increased worldwide.

Whereas many programs can be too advanced or basic, the DVRT system lets instructors quickly adapt any movement to match their clients’ individual fitness level and needs.

With strength training, core training and functional fitness grabbing top-10 spots in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Fitness Trends for 2012 list, it’s no wonder participation in Ultimate Sandbag™ Training classes has increased worldwide.

Josh Henkin, developer of the Ultimate Sandbag Training System, attributes class growth to the versatility offered by Dynamic Variable Resistance Training™ (DVRT™).

“The DVRT allows fitness professionals to meet the needs of any individual within their group fitness program,” Henkin said. “Whereas many programs can be too advanced or basic, the DVRT system lets instructors quickly adapt any movement to match their clients’ individual fitness level and needs.”

Training is based on three criteria: creating exercises that simultaneously improve flexibility, turning on muscles forgotten by most standard weight room exercises and re-training the “right” muscles to take stress off the rest of the body.

The DVRT’s unique benefits led Steve “Coach Fury” Holiner to begin offering Ultimate Sandbag Training classes at his Five Points Academy in New York last year. Creativity and variety of exercise progressions aren’t the only advantages he sees with the program.

“The magic of the shifting sand encourages users to stay tight and be more diligent with their form,” he added. “This combination promotes healthier movement patterns within a group strength training class.”

For personal trainer Joakim Bom, the chance to incorporate a complete system – not just a single exercise tool – is what led him to offer Ultimate Sandbag Training classes at his facility in Engelholm, Sweden.

“When I run my classes, we have different people together who all work with the same movement but with different challenges,” Bom said. “Clients love the Ultimate Sandbag/DVRT because it gives them numerous means to work their bodies’ movement and strength.”

An added advantage for fitness professionals is the Ultimate Sandbag Training System’s return on investment. The DVRT program allows for more than 300 exercises, which calculates to less than 20 cents per exercise.

“Between the innovative exercises, the wonderful experience everyone has with the Ultimate Sandbag and the high return of investment for the professional, there is no doubt the DVRT system will continue growing,” Henkin said.

Josh Henkin invented the Ultimate Sandbag Training System after physical therapy and traditional corrective exercises couldn’t relieve his lower back pain caused by training and competing as a Division I athlete. Using a homemade sandbag, he developed the original workouts after watching military friends go through physical therapy routines. To date, more than 300 exercises are possible with the Ultimate Sandbag. The system is currently used by professional athletes, military forces and weekend warriors in 70 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.ultimatesandbagtraining.com.

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