Temper founder and Head Coach Louise Benoit uses a combination of current research and over 15 years of industry experience to put together a balanced strength and conditioning program with an aim to promote the greatest physiological adaptations. The program is designed to be trained up to 6 days a week, with a focus on functional movement and training longevity. By laying a foundation of movement standards, our members develop body awareness and motor control crucial to carry them through every day life. Once movement patterns are established, load can be added and skill levels increased. Temper offers two streams of classes that develop and challenge physicality: strength and conditioning. While each of the classes are written to produce results exclusively, the nature of the programming ensures they are complimentary and most members train both.
Temper Strength classes incorporate barbell strength, accessory strength and basic gymnastics skills. Resistance training under pins most changes in muscle function and provides the foundation for dynamic performance training for more advanced athletes. Coaches assist athletes to work control and stability through the muscles and joints during movement.
Strength programming includes a variety of powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting and odd objects. Mastering the basics and their variations – squat, deadlift, bench and overhead press – develops strength and builds strong foundations.
Incorporating various isolation and unilateral exercises targets imbalances and weaknesses within the body.
Basic gymnastics drills and various movement patterns – push ups, pull ups, dips, handstands and muscle ups – create self-awareness, build strength and assist to master your own bodyweight.
Temper Conditioning classes aim to increase the efficiency of both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Workouts vary in duration, volume and intensity pending the program cycle focus. Movements may include one or multiple facets of gymnastics, athletics, interval training, Olympic weightlifting and resistance training. The continuing goal is to foster improvements in power, speed, stamina, agility, coordination and muscular control.