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Students get a head start on trainning

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Forget the traditional fun in the sun summer camp. About 75 teenagers spent three days waking up early and working out in the hot summer sun as part of Vacation Plyo School at Harlandale Memorial Stadium from July 22-24.

The Plyo School was hosted by Adam Reyes, Owner and Physical Therapist at Day One Physical Therapy and Wellness, 1939 Pleasanton Rd. The three day camp was designed for any high school student who wants to get a head start on athletic training or just learn the basics of plyometrics. Students were divided into groups and had to go station to station doing reps of different circuit-style training moves, working up a sweat before finally cooling down and listening to guest speakers on the importance of healthy living.

“We have been doing this camp now since 2009. It’s a summer camp to prepare the kids for any sport or any kid that wants to get in shape. We call ourselves a plyometric camp but we educate them [students] on nutrition, wellness, what kind of things they want to stay away from, so we are giving them an education,” said Mr. Reyes.