Strength & Conditioning

The National Cathedral Strength and Conditioning Department is dedicated to decreasing the prevalence of injury, enhancing athletic performance, and encouraging students to implement healthy lifestyle practices. Promoting total body strength, practicing efficient movement patterns, and learning appropriate dietary needs for sports help decrease the occurrence of injury.

Athletic performance will be amplified through the development of individualized and sport-specific strength, speed, agility, endurance, and flexibility. These skills may be used for the upcoming sports season and for the lifelong pursuit of health and fitness.

Through physical education classes, team workouts, and individual consultations, the strength and conditioning staff will work to encourage each athlete to challenge her physical limits, encourage her teammates, and take pride in a job well done.

NCS Strength and Conditioning Programs

Upper School Personal Fitness
  • Promotes the importance of physical activity, nutrition, and healthy cognitive function.
Middle School Personal Fitness
  • Implements fun and creative exercise programs to promote health and fitness in adolescent youth.
  • Integrates sports skills, movement based training, and fitness exercises.
Lower School Agility Skills Development
  • Teaches the importance of form running, athletic position, core strength, and movement technique to improve athletic ability.
Sports Conditioning
  • Helps athletes reach their optimal strength, movement, and cardiovascular level for their specific sport.
Faculty/Staff Strength Exercise Programs
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles through group strength training and nutrition talks.
Heart Health for Women
  • Encourages physical activity and healthy eating habits to decrease the incidence of heart disease and stroke.

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    Paul Berry 

    Director of Strength and Conditioning; Physical Education Teacher
7:00 am-6:30 pm
5:00-5:45 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:45-6:30 pm

The France-Merrick Fitness & Weight Room

This 4,000-square-foot facility has over 5,000 pounds of free weights, 30 training stations, and a full line of variable resistance machines. Its cardiovascular equipment includes treadmills, bicycles, rowers, stair-steppers and elliptical machines. The fitness and weight room also has a 10-yard stretching area and is equipped with speed-development and plyometric equipment including medicine balls, boxes, and resistance bands.