Whether you're a long time athlete looking to level up in your fitness and vitality, or just starting out and wanting to get it right off the bat for long-term injury prevention and success, this class is a useful tool for everyone! The foot and ankle complex is an area notoriously known for frequent injuries, usually as a result of overexertion and an underdeveloped foundation. Personal trainer and Navy veteran Jamaal Grimes will go over basic biomechanics to empower you in your fitness planning. He will cover the usual ways that we obtain common injuries, including what wearing heels can do to your body (sorry, ladies!), how to increase range of motion for injury prevention, and practical drills to strengthen the foot and ankle.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jamaal Grimes is a graduate of American Military University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management as well as a veteran of 7 years in the US Navy. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT) as well as being an ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, a USPA Strength and Power Coach, and a competitive powerlifter. In addition, Jamaal is currently pursuing the NSCA CSCS. He has over five years of experience with diverse populations from active duty military and spouses to youth and seniors in a variety of exercise modalities. Jamaal is passionate about exercise, sports, and nutrition and has a vast understanding of program creativity, process and outcome goal setting, as well as being a great motivator.
During school, he excelled as a sprinter and in field events such as the long jump, triple jump, shot put and discus throw. It wasn’t until Jamaal joined the US Navy that he learned about strength training and running distances greater than 400m was actually enjoyable! While continuing to improve his own health, nutrition and performance, he became a Physical Readiness Coordinator in the Navy helping sailors in small and large group settings optimize their personal health and wellbeing.
Training in speed, strength, and power is Jamaal’s personal focus in exercise, but he occasionally runs 5Ks and obstacle courses. His philosophy towards training is “Minor steps lead to major moves. Plan and stay active. Then, plan to stay active.”