Spartans Score Big with Yoga
Aug 20, 2015 5:21 PM - St. Francis High School's Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Erin Dwyer, laid down a challenge for his players this summer. He wanted them to understand the difference between just "bench press" strength and what he calls "functional" strength. They would learn this through practicing yoga. During the month of July, players were challenged to take yoga involving a series of Hot Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, and Power classes at NEXT Yoga Studio in downtown Wheaton. All athletes, both boys and girls, were encouraged to participate. Dwyer said, "High school kids think that just playing their sport over and over again is what will help them perform better. What I want them to understand is that working on their ‘core' will not only make them physically stronger and more flexible, but it will help them execute certain movements to improve their game."