OAKFIT

Sports Performance & Fitness Training

What makes us different?

Every week we are fortunate to receive phone calls and emails from new folks inquiring about training with us. Like any business, we jump up and get excited to welcome new customers and potential Members. However, there is one sticking point when it comes time to answer the question: "What is different about your gym?"

It is easy to say how fantastic our Members are and how awesome our Community is, or how our Coaches are highly educated and truly care about each Member.

But to be honest, every gym says that.

And maybe they're right. 

From an outside consumer's perspective and not knowing the difference, how do you decide which gym to go to? Especially when every single gym boasts it's "results" or "community". 

It's Sunday, so we will keep it short and sweet, and hopefully some of these answers might help you decide. Enjoy! (Oh, and please make sure to spread the word. Our locally-owned, family-operated Small Business appreciates the gesture)

 

1. Balanced & Focused Workouts

Warm-up drills and techniques to improve balance, stability, and power up the brain.

Warm-up drills and techniques to improve balance, stability, and power up the brain.

One of our outdoor workouts! Taking it to the Trinity Levee for some fresh air.

One of our outdoor workouts! Taking it to the Trinity Levee for some fresh air.

 

2. Strength Training as our foundation

Single Arm Dumbbell Press using Fat Grips

Single Arm Dumbbell Press using Fat Grips

Back Squats using full depth to increase range of motion and muscular development.

Back Squats using full depth to increase range of motion and muscular development.

 

3. Community Rooted: Pride in our Members and FROM our Members!

Local Event: Dash for the Beads 2016 #OakCliff

Local Event: Dash for the Beads 2016 #OakCliff

Local Event: Brew Riot 1.1 Run #BishopArts

Local Event: Brew Riot 1.1 Run #BishopArts

 

4. Coaches who encourage and care

Coach David making sure everyone finishes STRONG!

Coach David making sure everyone finishes STRONG!

Whitney, our in-house Dietitian, serving Members with post-workout nutrition advice. Along with Coach Felipe probably serving up his famous East Texas jokes. 

Whitney, our in-house Dietitian, serving Members with post-workout nutrition advice. Along with Coach Felipe probably serving up his famous East Texas jokes. 

High School Lacrosse: Off-Season Strength & Speed Camp starts in December

High School Lacrosse

Off-Season Strength & Speed Camps will be starting soon in December. These performance training camps are specifically designed for High School athletes, boys and girls ages 15-18.

These camps will be offered privately for individual teams, and not general open access. Doing so allows our Coaches to develop unique development strategy that is appropriate for each age group and team, as well as any Coaching Staff of the Team.

We use principles based on the long term athletic development model that allow us to design and implement highly effective performance training for athletes. 

All camps will train and educate your high school lacrosse athlete in the following topics of sport and competition:

  • Dynamic Warm Up and Game Day Specific Preparation
  • Explosive Power and Speed Development
  • Safe & Effective Resistance Training Methods
  • Nutrition for Maximum Performance
  • Injury Prevention and Dynamic Warm-Up
  • Mental Resilience Methods for Excellence in Competition

Overall, your athlete will walk away with redefined vision of his or her athletic and leadership potential. Rates are based on each Team's needs and total number of participants. 

Contact us today for more information and to set up a facility tour: info@oakfitdallas.com

 

3 drills to increase speed & quickness

 Speed is everything. In both life and sport, your speed is a quantifiable display of mechanical and organizational efficiency. But just because you're fast, doesn't mean your quick. 

 What's the difference?

 We can all agree that it is impressive to watch NFL players break 4.3 seconds on the 40 yard dash. As impressive as that is, what is even more impressive is watching that player decelerate, change direction, then re-launch at the blink of an eye. That's quickness!

 These drills are in order by progression. Start with the first drill: Crossover to Base Up. Learning how to launch then mechanically decelerate is the first step to increasing quickness. 

 The second drill is based on reaction time. The Crossover to Crossover to Base drill teaches you how to launch, decelerate, react, then re-launch and decelerate again. 

 The final drill, Lateral Shuffle to Sprint, brings you more to game-time speed.

 Use the first two drills as part of development and specific warm up. Make sure you take adequate rest between sets and that you alternate directions of launch and turn. Always start with your non-dominant side, and make sure you don't over-fatigue. Remember, the longer your foot is in contact with the ground, the slower you become.

 Train hard. Train smart. Have fun. Let us know what you think!

Epic Halloween Party! Thank you OAKFIT Family!

 Our 2nd Annual Halloween Party was an absolute smash! Thank you all so much for coming out and making this party a success!

 We had a costume contest which ended in a three way tie, going into a dance-off to choose winner. Simply awesome! Congratulations to the winners! (Also, high fives to the Runner Ups!)

Best Overall: Lumberjack (Corrinne M.)

Best Couple: The Ninja Turtles (The Montenegro Family)

Funniest: Calvin Klein Model (Sandy B.)

 We also had quite an array of snacks that several folks brought, including a very gracious donation of tacos and sides from Tacoria (Sandy and Greg). 

 Thank you, Korena, for capturing some of the amazing moments and smiles of the night. The gallery attached has some awesome shots. Such a great night!

 Up next will be our Christmas Party in early December. More details to come! Have a great rest of the weekend and Happy Halloween!

 

UPDATED! 8:30am Group Training classes for Beginner/Intermediate

 Now that the kid's are back in school, it's time to focus on getting back on track at OAKFIT. Our new 8:30am Group Training class is fit for beginner and intermediate level Members. Ready to jump in? Classes will be every MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. Start now!

 This class will utilize multiple forms of functional strength training using a periodization model designed to increase your performance and reduce your risk for injury. The program will increasingly progress using a variety of resistance tools including kettle bells and barbells, as well as medicine balls and various track and field workouts. 

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Sport Specific Training for Youth Athletes

 

At their age (boys 12-16) it is important to focus on building an aerobic foundation and sport-specific skills. Many athletes at this stage have experienced enough play time in their particular sport to understand the physical demands of each competition. Our Coaches recommend to use programs that gradually progress motor skills and explosive power. Whether your athlete is preparing for elite competition or simply longevity and wellness, now is the time to increase your youth athlete's weekly training hours.

Our Coaches, who are certified by both National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Track and Field, use the research-based long-term athletic development model to structure the performance programs for all youth athletes. Using this format allows us to maximize speed, strength, and explosive power, while greatly reducing their risk for injury on the field. 

For a Training Consultation with our Youth Sports Performance Coach, please email: info@oakfitdallas.com