Health

Mental and Physical Heath

Research indicates that daily cardio activity can have a more stabilizing effect on emotional disorders than the combined treatment of medications and therapy. Because of these benefits, the students are involved in a number of activities throughout the year which include mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, running, skateboarding, and overnight excursions.

The focus of the physical training is to help students challenge their preconceived notions of what they think is possible for themselves.

TRIATHLON TRAINING

At Catalyst, an important part of our therapy involves physical activity and training daily. Students involved in the training may also compete, should they choose, in community based triathlons with the staff and owners.

FOCUS ON STUDENTS

The focus is on students improving upon their own abilities to develop a sense of competency. Similar to wilderness programs and hiking, we use it as an intervention that students typically grow to enjoy.

LEVEL FOR EVERYONE

Prospective Catalyst students need not be hard-core athletes. There are three training groups to meet students at their respective fitness levels. Because of the emphasis on physical health, Catalyst also strives for nutritional excellence.