Edmond Health & Fitness: Fitness Trends

Keeping fit can be challenging, but Edmond residents have a variety of fitness options available to stay healthy. From regimens dating back hundreds of years, to new high-tech options that seem straight out of a sci-fi flick, Edmond offers great workout options for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Stephen Ruiz, of Ageless Athletics, trains clients with an ancient method referenced in Russian dictionaries as early as 1704 – the Kettlebell. These cast iron weights resemble a cannonball with a handle. “They’ve been around hundreds of years. This is as low tech as it can be, but it’s not about the Kettlebell. Ultimately, it’s about proper movement,” he says. “The better we move, the stronger we become, and the better our whole body feels. That’s why I call it, ‘Ageless Athletics,’ because you can train like an athlete at any age.” A major component of Kettlebell training focuses on proper breathing, tension techniques and controlled movement patterns. 

“As we age, we begin to believe that the aches and pains, as well as limited range of motion, are all a result of age, but after I discovered the Kettlebell I began to realize that’s not true” says Ruiz. “I’ve learned our nervous system continues to mature as we do, and the more mature, the better it gets. So we should be able to move better the older we get.”

While Ruiz’s program looks to the past for timeless training techniques, Chris Lucas looks toward futuristic technologies to help his clients tone up at Koko FitClub. They offer an exclusive Smartraining System that takes the guesswork out of the gym. Their exclusive Koko K