Everyone we engage with accesses their power and is filled with joy and wonder.
Cornerstone offers group fitness classes and personalized, fit-for-purpose coaching for individual students, their families, and the Perkiomen school staff (for us, everyone is a student). Our coaching is a fee-based, professional service (scholarships available). Our engagements satisfy the school’s activity credit requirement. Most importantly, they are fun and effective!
Cornerstone underscores two central tenets of education:
- Meet every student where they are, and
- Support the student in developing (an empowering) perspective.
We are all heroes—and not just of our own narrative. Cornerstone is the power of the individual to transform a challenge into an asset and give expression to Perkiomen’s mission, both inside and outside the classroom. Our coaching addresses the “whole” person along their entire journey at Perkiomen. Emphasizing self-advocacy skills, we are committed to broadening the educational experience, and promoting self-assurance and positive social interaction. Our coaching equips your student with the mindset and ways of being necessary to succeed academically, and to develop socially and emotionally. Our goal is to set our students on the road to a healthy life and personal success.
To effectively produce desired, sustainable, even unimaginable, results, Movement coaching (aka fitness/strength and conditioning)—the first thing most seek us out for—is integrated with both Sustenance and Mindset work. We call these the 3 Pillars.
Our individualized coaching begins with a comprehensive assessment across the 3 Pillars. Using the assessment, we design a coaching journey that runs three months, and has both an in-person and virtual component. All of our offers (individual or group) are dynamic and can be immediately switched to an entirely virtual engagement as necessary or requested.
We got our start providing strength and conditioning coaching to Perkiomen’s athletic teams a number of years ago. We are a team of Board of Education-vetted coaches that have worked with independent schools for the past 11 years. We believe what we do is foundational and how we express it is constantly evolving.
We tap into our individuality and strength.
No judgements, just juice.
The power of 2: the student and us.
At its core, coaching is simply an idea. Because ideas know no boundaries of space and time, we can harness their power in every conversation and each engagement; be it in-person at the Perkiomen athletic center or virtually on The Perkiomen Cornerstone (“TPC”) platform.
Virtual or in-person, all our engagements are integrated and accessible in TPC. This virtual Perkiomen community supports, enhances, and streamlines not just our coaching journeys, but also athletic and other non-academic school offerings. The school, sport team coaches, and other staff connect with their students, build and maintain community, and otherwise support Perkiomen’s mission for the continued growth of each community member.
The Perkiomen Cornerstone is freely accessible and all members of the Perkiomen community (students, parents, siblings, alumni, teachers, and staff) are not just welcome, they are encouraged to join!
The 3 Pillars
This pillar is expressed through learning how our bodies move, pain-free, in order to perform at their best. We design movement programs geared to each student’s unique goals, anything from advancing overall fitness level, improving a sport-related skill, to developing agency and effectiveness. With the foundation of a strong, healthy body, we can effectively accomplish our goals and flexibly pursue our aspirations.
Every machine needs the proper maintenance and fuel, so this pillar is all about the things that sustain us—body and soul. We focus on how to effectively feed our bodies and minds so that we move effectively and be our best selves. Specifically, we educate and coach our students on the areas and tools that fuel and help maintain their active lives: sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, and intellectual and social development. Graceful and powerful movement cannot be achieved without proper sustenance.
How one sees the world and our relationship to it, is the very essence of what makes it possible to excel at our chosen endeavors and deal with the stresses of daily living. While Movement and Sustenance are key aspects of everyone’s life, we see Mindset as the critical—and an often overlooked—component of a well-lived life. Our students come to embrace the notion that they are the prime movers of their life; they develop a confidence in their ability to craft and own their successes and failures. Once our student defines the life they want (we call that “being your best self”), our role is to provide the essential Mindset tools (approaches, perspectives, and accountability) they need to achieve it.
If you would like to inquire about the specific coaching offers Cornerstone provides, or enroll, please follow this link.
Interested in learning more about us? Please follow this link to our website.
There you can find:
- An overview of our approach
- A short demo of The Cornerstone, our virtual community platform
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Coaching Interest Form
- The Cornerstone coaches
- Our contact information