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Tuesday October 18th at 6:30pm at IPF

Educational Info Session

IPF Strategies for Success: Training & Development

Why some kids & Athletes Improve and some do not......


Thank you for an Amazing Summer!

Our IPF 2016 Summer Session has finished, and it was a Memorable one! There were three big Components to this incredible Success, and we would like to share them with you...

1) Attendance was terrific. It starts with getting to the gym, and our Athletes did so in record numbers. It was awesome to see so many Athletes every Day.

2) Effort and Focus Improved. Paying Attention and Working Hard are taken for granted by many as "something that should happen". Experience tells us it rarely does. At IPF, our Kids Improved every week at Being a Great Teammate, Being Coachable, and Being able to Learn and Succeed under Stress or with Fatigue. As a result, Athletic Improvement skyrocketed among our Athletes. They Jumped Better, Ran Faster, Added Muscle, Changed Direction Quicker and Lost Fat because of their Dedication, Process and a slow but steady Increase in Self-Confidence that occurred every week.

The Development of Self-Confidence/Self-Esteem is one of the under-rated Outcomes of Strength and Conditioning.  Working really hard to Achieve a Goal, Improve a Skill, or Reach a pre-established Standard generates many Positive Outcomes. Confidence in Yourself, your Process, and your Opportunity-Pass or Fail, Win or Lose-is what Fuels most of us to "Go for It".

IPF has a reputation as "Hard", "Structured", and "You Have to Talk + Participate". That may sound terrific to some, but many, Kids and Adults alike, can be intimidated by terms others may embrace. We are very fortunate because many of our Clients enjoy both the Idea and the Execution of Working Hard, Learning about the Body + Health, and the Concept of Improving a little every Day.

3) Improving Every Day is the Third Component that drove IPF this Summer, and although it may have taken us to our highest "Highs", it also revealed our lowest "Lows". Our Coaches spoke each and every Day with our Athletes to Help them Improve. Themes included Nutrition, Recovery, Sleep Strategies, Daily Food Prep, Organization, etc.

Many of our Athletes are acutely aware of the Choices they make, and How to Make them. The Sum of those Choices is our "Now" and also our "Will Be".

Our Kids also know the difference between a doughnut and 3 Eggs. They know 8+ hours of Sleep are necessary and better than 7. They know that a "Plan" can be tweaked or Improved, but random Success is impossible to duplicate.

These Daily Conversations were amazing and potentially the most beneficial portion of our "Training". Building an Honest Relationship between Coach and Athlete is the fastest way to Excellence, and our Kids know our Coaches Care.

With all of this Knowledge, what we saw from our Kids is that Behavior conquers Knowledge. Our Successful Athletes made good Choices because they Chose Good Behaviors. Our few Athletes that struggled had terrible Behavior Patterns. No Plan, No Discipline, and No Ability to "Say No".  They ate poorly even when they knew there were better Options. They Played too many Games or went to too many Practices when they were Exhausted. Tired Practices are not skill Sessions and Fatigue dramatically Increases the Risk of Injury.

Fact: Mondays were the Best Attended Day @IPF and also the Day we made the most Modifications within the Workout due to Weekend Exhaustion, Injuries or Poor Planning.

Behavior made it easy to determine their Outcome: Positive for Many, and a struggle for those who did not Follow a Plan.

The Knowledge was important, but Behavior was King. Think about that for a moment, as it pertains to You or your Kids. We have, and we saw it Work for a great many Athletes this Summer.  

We are Thankful for Everyone that was a part of IPF Summer Session 16: the Athletes, the Parents, the Coaches, and the overall IPF Community that supported such a thriving Environment that produced incredible Results!

 

Photos from IPF Summer 2016 !  

 

 

 


Harvard Women's Ice Hockey finishes Spring Training at IPF and prepares for Summer Training Program

Harvard Women's Ice Hockey finishes Spring Training at IPF and prepares for Summer Training Program

Our Adults have been training extremely hard for 2016 Summer Shed

SUMMER 2016 - 

We are all extremely excited about the 2016 Summer Program @IPF, as we Believe it is going to be our Best Summer Ever. When asked why, I decided to write the simplest and most direct response I could to Explain...

Experience: this is our 9th Summer @IPF (and my ~20th Summer Training) and each Year we Learn a little more about How to Implement our Program so that everyone Can Improve...

Quality: we are not trying to get you In and Out the Door; we are Coaching, Teaching, and Educating every minute you are here! The Staff Believes in what we do because We have seen Great results Time and Time Again...

Education: our Program is an Interactive Experience. You Learn Process, Focus, Nutritional Habits, Personal Discipline and Communication. What You Learn about Yourself will be as Valuable as What you Learn about Your Body...Your Brain is as Important as your Body! 

Behavior: most People Struggle with either Knowledge or Behavior. Do you Know what you have to Do? Or, Can You Do What Needs to be Done? This Choice is one that affects every age Group, and it doesn't get easier as you get older. Identifying where the Issues are and improving them is a big part of IPF...

Structure: everyone says they want Structure, and most Sports, Companies and even Life is built with certain organizational elements. Our Group Training asks you to make your "Team" Better while doing everything you can to Improve Yourself.

Feedback: we listen to You! We are 100%+ ahead of last years Sign-Ups as of this letter. That means You are just as Excited as We are! You Love Training with Us and We Love Having You! That is Incredible and Exciting! We take the Responsibility of Training our Athletes very seriously. All of us are personally invested in your Process. That you keep coming back makes it even more Special...

Perception: yes, our Training Program can be Difficult. Yes, we Set the Bar High for your Personal Improvement. Yes, your Friends are doing something (or nothing) easier, and they aren't expected to Give their Best Effort every Day. If there is one thing that we Believe @IPF, is that the Satisfaction and Excitement that come from Learning How to Do Your Best is the greatest Skill you can Acquire. You are only compared to You, and very few things of Value come easy. Come join us this Summer and see why this is the Toughest Training You will Ever Love... 

-Walter Norton Jr

 

 


Adult Training 

     Challenge Results Talk         |      The Choice to Get  Better        |       Enjoying the Process


Summer Athletes Getting it Done & Having Fun



As seen on WCVB Channel 5 EyeOpener - How To Train Like A Movie Start

As seen on WCVB Channel 5 EyeOpener - How To Train Like A Movie Start

IPF Bons Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

IPF Bons Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

IPF Nutrtion Night October 13th Our Nutrition Night was Amazing!   Great Info, Energy and Excitement to Improve.  We appreciate everyone in attendance (90+) and look forward to more Opportunities to Help Inspire Action.   Realization is terrific, a Plan leads to Opportunity, but Action Leads to Change!

IPF Nutrtion Night October 13th

Our Nutrition Night was Amazing!   Great Info, Energy and Excitement to Improve.  We appreciate everyone in attendance (90+) and look forward to more Opportunities to Help Inspire Action.   Realization is terrific, a Plan leads to Opportunity, but Action Leads to Change!


Steph McCaffrey makes history becoming the 18th women in U.S. Women's Soccer National Team history to score in her first game!    The U.S. beat Brazil 3-1 in Orlando Florida 10/25/15


Combined Workout fo5am Adult & 5:30am College Groups

Combined Workout fo5am Adult & 5:30am College Groups

2015 IPF HALL OF FAME INDUCTESS

ALLY FAZIO and CJ SCARPA

SUMMER 2015- PHOTO GALLERY 


Northshore Magazine   |   July 2015

North Shore Fitness Gurus by Alexandra Pecci

Photos By Sarah Jordan McCaffrey  |   Northshore Magazine


  

This is the Program We Recommend!

What we do best - building the complete athlete! Our 9 Week ~ 2hr Daily Program is driven to teach, re-define, and improve each athlete we work with.  The workout consists of Dynamic Flexibility, Torso Training, Movement Skills and Analysis, Plyometric Training, Resistance Training, Interval-based Conditioning, Nutritional Guidelines, and the hardest working instructors you will find. This is quite possibly the most comprehensive and intense program in the Northeast

This will be our very best Program yet as we have constructed our most cutting edge and progressive 
Curriculum to date.   The Session begins June 15th!!!

The cost for the Program $799 for three-day athletes or $999 for two-day athletes. We have a new Schedule for our Groups this Summer, and we will be restricting enrollment within each group. Please call now to reserve your spot and check availability within groups! Don’t miss out on a chance to make huge gains in your physical abilities and improve your overall game.

COME AND GET BETTER TODAY!!!

Summer Shed 2015

Summer Shed 2015


  2015 10th Annual Best Of The North Shore Awards 

Northshore Magazine Congratulates and Recognizes Institute of Peformance & Fitness as Best of the North Shore Training Facility - Editors Choice


Join IPF on June 5, 2016 for the Seventh Annual Krit Classic.  This 5K road race/walk will raise money for the Krit (Kristin) Kearins Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Join IPF on June 5, 2016 for the Seventh Annual Krit Classic.  This 5K road race/walk will raise money for the Krit (Kristin) Kearins Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

 

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High school athletes pushing to move on outdoor turf at IPF!

High school athletes pushing to move on outdoor turf at IPF!