Tucked back into the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen campus (near US-75 & Exchange Pkwy), you’ll find the newly-opened Athlete Training and Health. Their mission: to provide fitness services for all types of families! Whether you’re an active adult or a parent with a youth or student athlete, Athlete Training and Health wants to work with your family to help you with strategies to achieve your goals.
This past week, I was invited to come and watch a Saturday morning Student ATHlete class, not just as a contributor to Collin County Moms, but as a mom of four boys whose health and fitness are important to me… Here are 5 things I learned about Athlete Training And Health
Looks Can Be Deceiving—ATH Is NOT The Program You Think It Is
Don’t let the giant tires, weights, and ropes fool you. When you walk into ATH it might remind you a little of a CrossFit program, but it is NOT!
The goal of ATH is to provide performance training services for the whole family, young athletes, injured athletes, professional athletes and active adults. Their coaches utilize scientific research when developing their evidence-based programs and all are tailored towards individual needs. There are frequent “check-ins” and evaluations to make sure each person is achieving their personal best.
And, it’s not just the programs that are backed by research! The full-time coaches at ATH are all educated in kinesiology and/or exercise science with certifications like strength and conditioning.
ATH Partners with Local Healthcare Organizations
While attending the Saturday class, I couldn’t help but notice the large Texas Health Sports Medicine logo on the wall. Knowing the prestigiousness of this brand, I knew they wouldn’t align themselves with an organization they didn’t put their confidence in.
Tarin Leong, one of the youth coaches, shared with me that ATH develops partnerships in the area with local healthcare systems (like Texas Health Resources), professional sports teams, and school districts to help make an impact on community health by working together on sports injuries or rehabilitation, elevating athlete performance, or providing education.
ATH Has 5 Family Fitness Programs
ATH has a variety of classes for both parents/adults and children that are often aligned so that adult and children can be attending a workout together. Depending on age and skill, most families can find a program that works for their schedule!
Student ATHlete: Youth athlete sports performance training sessions for ages 8-18 to develop a foundation of safe and competitive fitness to ensure long-term athletic development.
Forever ATHlete: Adult group training sessions for improving movement quality, strength, and fitness. This is designed for any age or ability.
Rebuild ATHlete: Personalized return-to-play training for athletes of all ages and abilities returning to physical activity after an injury.
Next Level ATHlete: Group and individual training for collegiate, professional, or aspiring professional athletes looking to gain an edge on their competition.
Team ATHlete: Group training and consultation include year-round training plans to maximize long-term sports success and reduce the risk of injury during the season.
Student ATHlete Programs are Based On Growth & Development
Programs start at age 8 and are divided into age-appropriate fitness classes; 8-12 years old, 12-14 years old, and 14-18 years old. These ranges have been selected based on maturity and growth development. They recognize that 8-12 year olds may focus on muscular development whereas a 14-18 year old might want to focus on strength training or preparing for university athletic programs.
ATH Offers a Family Plan To Help You Save
ATH recognizes that fitness programs can be expensive; especially if your whole family is involved which is why they’re now offering Family Plans! Family Plans provide members with a 10% discount on Student and Forever Athlete multi-month membership. The Forever ATHlete plan includes open gym access and both include ongoing evaluations.
We’re giving you a peek into our Saturday experience! Watch our interview below with coach Tarin Leong and watch a Student ATHlete class in session. Then learn more by visiting Athlete Training + Health website and use promo code CCMFREEWEEK for a FREE week of classes!