Strength & Conditioning


To help our athletes reach their full athletic potential, Hotchkiss offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

  • Cardio equipment includes treadmills, elliptical machines, spin bikes, stair climbers, and rowing ergometers.
  • Resistance equipment features a line of Nautilus and Keiser machines, as well as a full cable-cross unit with multiple stations and a complete set of free weights, including dumbbells and Olympic-style bars and racks.
  • An all-purpose training room features 30 yards of turf for various uses.

Programs

In our strength and conditioning program, athletes work on various aspects of strength and conditioning in preparation for their sports seasons. The program focuses on developing strength, power, mobility and agility through the use of Olympic-style weightlifting, plyometrics, and mobility and agility exercises. Emphasis is on good technique and proper rest ratios, and trainers work one-on-one with students to design a program that meets their needs.

Each season, athletes and non-athletes alike can take an exercise and fitness class to fulfill their co-curricular requirement. This class, open to upper mids and seniors, is a general fitness program in which students can pursue their own training goals.

Another option for the serious athlete is dynamic training, offered in the fall. Dynamic training teaches the fundamentals of lifting through circuit training, Olympic lifting, and other fitness routines.

All students have access to the fitness center throughout the day and on weekends.

Coaches


Mark Knapp, Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Nancy Vaughan, Wellness Coordinator

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