Put the Fun in Functional Movement
The swinging of wooden, steel or so called “Indian Clubs” is an ancient form of exercise enjoying a resurgence of interest throughout the fitness community. InSync offers one of the few opportunities in Portland to learn this technique, which was developed in the Near East, and spread to Persia, Egypt, India and throughout the Middle East over the centuries.
The weighted clubs (similar in shape to elongated bowling pins) are swung in patterns designed to build balance and overall body toning. The movements can be appear similar to juggling, but contact with the club remains constant – they never leave your grip. Wooden clubs can weigh up to 50 pounds – at InSync you begin with light weights and build club swinging endurance and technique over time.
Learn simple to advanced routines with wooden clubs, or give mace swinging a try. Proper form is essential, and once basic motions are mastered you will enjoy remarkable endurance, toning and even strengthening of your core and lower back. Swinging movements combined with squats, twists and lunges are your ultimate goal – let us help you get there.
Mace Training – Release Your Inner Spartacus
The mace is an weighted pole crowned with a weighted ball at one end. With roots in ancient weaponry, it is swung like a pendulum, or in circular movements designed to strengthen the wrists, arms and shoulders.
Our Mace training classes benefit mixed martial arts enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to vary their fitness routines with truly a remarkable functional movement tool. Because the mace is a single piece of equipment, the movements are significantly different from working with wooden clubs in both hands.
Register for a no-sweat consultation and see if wooden clubs or mace training are in your future.