On Thursday January 10th, I had the opportunity to speak to the entire eighth grade class at Bolger Middle School in Keansburg NJ. It was a privilege and honor to talk to the kids about the importance of strength training and how it's OK to start dreaming about doing something you love. Other speakers I was along side presenting was an NCAA D-1 Football Referee as well as the head Wrestling Coach of Rutgers University.
Thank you, especially to the Principal, Teachers, and Staff of Joseph R. Bolger Middle School for asking YESS Training to speak to the eighth grade students.
A Side Note:
I brought along some training toys for the kids to check out including the "Trainer" and "No.1" Captains Of Crush hand grippers. These grippers are a staple in our training program for grip strength and over all hand health. If anyone is familiar with the "Captains Of Crush" grippers, they are the best grippers on the market. The "Trainer" if closed, gives you 100 lbs. of crushing grip while the No.1 is 140 Ibs. which most can not close.
Another Side Note:
With the incentive of a free T-shirt, an eighth grade male who never touched a weight in his life, came within a hair on closing out the No.1 "Captains Of Crush" gripper. This caught my eye and immediately proceeded to tell the kid to hit the iron, as he had the potential to be a force to be reckoned with!