Former football standout is looking forward to spending his summer helping improve the conditioning and training routines of some of the town's young aspiring athletes.
A Junior at Springfield College and school's starting running back recently became a licensed professional trainer.
After talking with some of the players on the Rocky Hill High School football team, he noticed that many of them wanted a set schedule for weight lifting, cardiovascular exercise and eating as well as additional guidance and support. However, the students really did not have a place to turn to for help with these issues. MacDonald is hoping that he could provide some assistance for them.
This summer, MacDonald will be hosting workout sessions three times a week at Future Fitness in Cromwell. MacDonald said he plans to customize each workout to the specific sport that student is training for. He added that he would prefer participants who plan on playing the sport at the college level.
“It is not just body building,” said MacDonald, who recently .
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His workouts will include the following:
- Warm-up Stretch
- Resistance Training
- Strength Training
He added that the program will be specialized to specific in-game scenarios that the athletes may face.
During his time at Springfield College, MacDonald said he has worked with some good atheletic trainers. In fact, he said that 48 percent of all the trainers on professional sports teams graduate from Springfield College.
“We go through the best strength conditioning,” MacDonald said.
Before he became a licensed trainer, MacDonald worked with non-athlete friends and helped them develop muscle mass while losing weight. He also provided them with customized eating plans.
The six-week program will start on June 25 and end the second week of August with sessions being held three times a week from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The days of the week are still to be determined. The price of the 18 sessions will be $180.
MacDonald has already recruited several high school football players for the program, however there are still openings. Anyone interested in the program should contact MacDonald by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him at 860-882-4548.