PRLog - April 27, 2012 - SAN DIEGO -- The Campus of Torrey Pines High School just got a welcomed makeover. 12 years ago Pete Egoscue, Founder of The Egoscue Method, built a "Patch" Obstacle Course at Torrey Pines High for the purpose of physical training inspired by those used by the United States Military. In recent years the course has deteriorated and needed to be reconstructed. The Egoscue Foundation came forward with a $25,000 grant to rebuild the course at Torrey Pines to continue with the Patch legacy. The original "Patch" at TPHS assisted with the careers of former TPHS alumni's John Lynch, NFL Safety and John Allred, NFL Tight End as well as other professional athletes including Justin Tuck, Junior Seau, Mark Bruener, Trevor Hoffman, Dave Roberts, and Mike Sweeney.
The Patch Fitness exercise program was developed 20 years ago on the jumps inside an equestrian arena and then it was moved to a custom obstacle course next to a tomato patch. The athletes endearingly referred to this course as "The Patch"-thus Patch Fitness was born. Participants get their workout performing various exercises on, around and under a series of logs. The components of the Patch workout include Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiovascular Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition. The Egoscue Foundation has recognized how technology has compromised posture over time and the Patch workout is a great injury prevention tool for athletes looking for longevity and maximum performance.
Pete Egoscue considers himself "The Posture Guy," which is fairly modest for a man responsible for establishing over twenty-
The Egoscue Method is the world leader in non-medical pain relief. Pete Egoscue is the author of five books, including the best selling book, Pain Free. The Egoscue Method is a series of stretches and exercises designed to restore full natural function to muscles and joints without drugs or surgery, and the Patch course was designed to focus on proper alignment, posture and muscle engagement. Long time friend and client Jack Nicklaus describes Pete as an "Anatomical Functionalist"
On Monday, April 30 at 1:00 pm an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony and Patch demonstration for selected students, administration and media will take place at Torrey Pines High School next to the baseball and soccer fields.
The Egoscue Foundation's "Patch Project Initiative" donates Patch Obstacle courses nationally. For more information on the initiative or to request the Patch Obstacle Course donation, visit: http://www.egoscuefoundation.org
Media Inquires and those wishing to attend the event should contact the Egoscue Foundation's Director, Jill Huerta at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event day cell phone: (909)831-
The Egoscue Foundation