All Kinds of News for February 05, 2020
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18, has promoted previous Team Manager and Fitness Coordinator Jeremiah Horne to Fitness Director. This advancement is part of Equinox RTC’s ongoing commitment to the research proving a strong correlation between fitness and mental wellness. Horne will lead and manage all fitness programming at Equinox.
Horne graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Since then, he has worked as a Certified Personal Trainer at both UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University before coming to Equinox. He is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Cycle Instructor, and Crossfit Instructor.
Students will participate in Crossfit classes led by Horne 3 days a week. Every weekend, the students will participate in an off-campus recreation activity. This will include adventures like mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, bouldering and various other outdoor activities.
Horne says that the focus on fitness at Equinox is a key part of the students’ overall growth. “[Fitness] has a profound impact because when they are able to find a positive and beneficial way to get that energy out, it ends up making them a little bit more open to the challenges of any given day,” said Horne. “In my experience, it leads to less dysregulation and more ability to pay attention.”
Recreation and fitness have been part of Equinox programming since its inception, and this year the program intends to channel even more focus into fitness programming in order to help students get the most out of the therapeutic process.
To learn more about fitness programming at Equinox RTC, call 877-279-8925 or visit https://equinoxrtc.com/student-life/health-fitness.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss, and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for boys struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole-person approach including adventure therapy, integrated Crossfit program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment.