Saturday, February 7, 2015 marked the Grand Opening of the Form & Function High Performance Training Centre in Clarkson (south Mississauga), Ontario, Canada…a stone’s throw from coach Jeff’s Team Over The Top base in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada (the neighbouring village, as a matter of fact!).
Partners Rory & Darcy have created a state-of-the-art physical fitness training centre that also includes full-on nutrition guidance, physical rehabilitation and a number of specialized classes.
I met with the partners in late 2014 to discuss the possibility of bringing some of my programmes into Form & Function. This led to the creation of my Friday 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. 10 week T-Team circuit training which got off to a roaring start on January 30. The 12-station circuit was designed (as always) by me to give participants the most complete, time-efficient exercise activity and deliver exceptional results (see video included).
The T-Team evolved out of my elite sports involvement from ages 10 to 34. I was most often team captain but also the leader of our physical fitness training specific to the sport (eg. rugby, ice hockey, football, baseball, tennis). The circuit training concept was cemented during my training as a 17 year old at the Ontario Athletic Leadership Camp on Lake Couchiching near Orillia, Ontario, Canada. I formulated the basis for the T-Team through my university years as an elite athlete and Varsity Rugby coach. This ultimately evolved into the T-Team (as in ‘Mr. T’ or the ‘Tight Team’) in 1981. I set the circuits up at various fitness facilities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and quickly realized the potential to expand it world-wide. Of course, that never happened as I wandered off in different directions only to resurrect the current T-Team format (see video footage included) almost 20 years later!
It is once again proving to be popular with people ages 14 to 65 of various fitness levels to the point where Form & Function wanted in on the action. The unique design of the programme yields consistently spectacular improvements in many ares of physical fitness in a fast-paced, monitored environment surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts. With my instruction, focus on detail and total commitment to encouraging perfect technique, the results inevitably exceed expectations.
Form & Function provides the perfect form for my T-Team and Team Over The Top running programmes. It’s spacious, well-appointed with a variety of equipment that support my need for results-driven exercise stations and owned by like-minded physical fitness professionals. It is also working on an association with Barefoot Science (www.barefoot-science.ca) to carry their unique line of progressive pad inserts. These actually are foot strengthening systems that virtually eliminate foot, ankle, knee, hip, back and shoulder pain by proprioceptively activating the feet from the arch up through the whole body. Incorporating the Barefoot Science inserts into the centre will further position Form & Function as a unique training facility for all ages and fitness levels.
If you live in the area of Clarkson, do yourself a favour and check out Form & Function. At the same time, consider hanging with the ‘old’ coach in the T-Team or as part of Team Over The Top. Here’s to having you join us…