On Saturday January 6th, the staff of Athletic Lab administered a training camp for all of the athletes who will be representing SONC at the USA Special Olympic Games in Seattle. Athletic Lab taught the athletes valuable techniques to improve their performance and reduce their likelihood for injury. Additionally, the athletes were put through a battery of performance tests that their coaches could use to assess their fitness and guide their preparation for Seattle. North Carolina Special Olympics (SONC) is gearing up to compete in the USA Special Olympics Games in Seattle during the Summer of 2018 and they're using Athletic Lab to help them be their best. In preparation for the upcoming summer's national competition, athletes from all over the state of North Carolina recently gathered at Athletic Lab Sports Performance Training Center for a training camp. Over 90 SONC athletes and their coaches from a range of different sports, including: track & field, basketball, bocce, bowling, flag football, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming, tennis and volleyball participated. "It's always such a rewarding experience and an honor anytime we're able to open our doors to Special Olympics. In association with Special Olympics, I often hear 'Winning is great, but attitude is everything.' This is a great motto for everyone and not just in relation to sport, but in life. It's very refreshing to see the camaraderie of the Special Olympic athletes and the enthusiasm they have for their sport. They don't look at or dwell on limitations, but they're instead focused on what they can do. Coming from all areas of North Carolina, it's not likely the athletes were all super familiar with one another at the training camp, but you'd never know it. There's always such a special [...]
This past weekend, Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young spoke at the Florida Coaches Association Meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida. Young provided 6 talks and a half day workshop at the Track & Field clinic. Young was the headline speaker for the Sprint events and spoke alongside noted coaches such as Houston Franks, Mike Judge, and Boo Schexnayder. Mike next presents at the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Clinic on February 1-3 in Madison, WI. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.
Athletic Lab is made up of a diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. That’s why we take a moment each month to highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of January, we’ve chosen Jack Flood. Jack is a member of the Athletic Lab Track Club, and recently set lifetime personal bests for his total score (5,460), 60m, shot put and pole vault to take 2nd place overall and qualify for the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships. Several weeks later, Flood improved in the shot put again and broke his club record in the event for the 2nd time in as many meets with a throw of 14.69m. You can check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Jack Flood What city were you born in? Blue Point, NY What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite Exercise: Power Cleans and Squats; Least Favorite Exercise: Turkish Get-Ups, by far! How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? I first heard about Athletic Lab back in late June after viewing a video on Devin Cornelius's Instagram. I saw he was still training for the Decathlon and I instantly went to the website. I saw what Eric Broadbent did and knew this would be the right fit for me. I then planned out a way on how I was going to move down (to NC). Coincidentally, my older brother Zach lived in Holly Springs, so in September, I decided to move down to begin training. What do you enjoy most about competing post-collegiately? No difference to me, I really love competing. What competition stands out the most to you and why? Competing in a Heptathlon [...]
For many, the New Year brings new fitness and athletic goals and Athletic Lab is here to help. We're currently offering 3 promotions through the end of January. 1 Week Free Trial Athletic Lab is offering a 1 week free trial for our Performance Fitness membership. The details of the promotion are as follows: 1 week of free participation in the Performance Fitness Membership group category. Prospects will have access to unlimited CrossFit, Endurance, Mobility and Senza classes. Promotion is available to new prospective members and former members whose membership lapsed 6 months or more prior. The promotional week must commence by January 31, 2018. To take advantage of this promotion all you have to do is show up 5 minutes before your first intended class. You can see our schedule HERE. Nutrition & Wellness Monitoring Athletic Lab has just launched a new nutrition education and wellness monitoring platform. The online based program will be available to both on-site members as well as via correspondence to clients anywhere in the world. You’ll work directly with an Athletic Lab wellness coach via the Pro Coach platform. The Pro Coach platform (CHECK THE VIDEO!) is the world leading education and monitoring platform used by goal oriented individuals and professional athletes and teams around the world. The service delivers life changing guidance in a truly personalized and unobtrusive manner. You can find out more about the program HERE. For the entire month of January we're offering 3 months of the program for the price of 2. Members: $99.95 for 3 months Non-Members: $149.95 for 3 months Massage Athletic Lab's massage partner Massage & Healthy Living is offering 35% off all 1 hour massages. Massages can be offered both at Athletic lab and the Massage [...]
Athletic Lab is proud to announce a new nutrition education and wellness monitoring platform. The online based program will be available to both on-site members as well as via correspondence to clients anywhere in the world. You'll work directly with an Athletic Lab wellness coach via the Pro Coach platform. The Pro Coach platform (CHECK THE VIDEO!) is the world leading education and monitoring platform used by goal oriented individuals and professional athletes and teams around the world. The service delivers life changing guidance in a truly personalized and unobtrusive manner. The program IS NOT a 'quick fix.' Quick fix programs have been proven time and time again to not work over the long haul. That's why this program is designed as a long term educational, nutritional and monitoring program designed to not only get you to your fitness goals BUT ALSO to give you the tools to continue with your fitness journey. Rather than a 1 month 'one and done' program, this wellness, nutrition and monitoring program can be up to 2 years in length. You'll be lead through daily tasks, monitor your health, wellness and appearance and learn about nutrition and wellness habits that fit your lifestyle and dietary restrictions. We're currently offering a New Year's Special on the program. Where you can purchase the first 3 months of participation for the price of 2. This 33% off offer is good through January 31. Members: $99.95 for 3 months Non-Members: $149.95 for 3 months After January 31, the program will be offered as follows (minimum 3 month commitment): Current members of Performance Fitness or Sports Performance Programs including Scholastic Training: $49.95 per month Current Private Training Members who participate in a minimum of 4+ sessions per month: [...]
To bring in the New Year Athletic Lab is offering a 1 week free trial for our Performance Fitness membership. The details of the promotion are as follows: 1 week of free participation in the Performance Fitness Membership group category. Prospects will have access to unlimited CrossFit, Endurance, Mobility and Senza classes. Promotion is available to new prospective members and former members whose membership lapsed 6 months or more prior. The promotional week must commence by January 31, 2018. To take advantage of this promotion all you have to do is show up 5 minutes before your first intended class. You can see our schedule HERE.
The Holidays are here and we have a few schedule changes to accommodate the season. Please take note of the time changes on the following dates: Sunday, December 24th [Normal Hours] 9:30am Yoga 10:30-12:30pm Open Gym Monday, December 25th CLOSED Tuesday, December 26th [5:15am Senza Cancelled; otherwise Normal Hours] Wednesday, December 27th -Sunday December 31st [Normal Hours] Monday, January 1st 4pm Olympic Weightlifting 4pm Performance Fitness Foundations 5pm Scholastic 5pm Performance Fitness CrossFit
Jack Flood’s USATF National Championship Qualifier Highlights opening meet for the Athletic Lab Track Club
Three members of the Athletic Lab Track & Field Club had strong indoor track season openers at Kent State University this weekend. Lead by Jack Flood, Athletic Lab athletes took 2nd, 3rd and 9th in heptathlon at one of the strongest early season fields in the country. Flood set life time personal bests for his total score (5,460), 60m, shot put and pole vault to take 2nd place overall and qualify for the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships. Athletic Lab's Devin Cornelius was close behind in 3rd place with a score of (5,079). Devin tied his personal best in the high jump and his Day 1 score. Athletic Lab's Matt Hunter also had a strong showing with a score of 4,728. Athletic Lab's Track & Field Club has a history of success in the multi-events including a previous heptathlon National Champion, 2 different USA Track & Field National Championship competitors, a 3x Masters World Champion and American Record Holder, and 4 different Masters National Champions. If you're interested in joining the Athletic Lab Track & Field Club you can fill out the application here.
Athletic Lab is made up of a diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. That's why we take a moment each month to highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of December, we've chosen Stacey Hamilton. Stacey has been a part of the Athletic Lab community since 2012 and is a member of our Performance Fitness Program. After over five years as a member, she continues to challenge herself every day, often setting new PRs. Stacey is a perfect example of the amazing community of members we have at Athletic Lab. You can check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Stacey Hamilton What city were you born in? Trenton, Tennessee (about 80 miles NE of Memphis) What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I work in technical communications at SAS. I am an editor for customer-facing collateral, white papers, documents, and so on. Joel and I are season ticket holders of the Carolina Panthers and the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team, so traveling to games takes up a lot of our time in the fall. We also love going to concerts and music festivals. How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? I had been doing longer road races for a few years (half marathons and the like), and I was bored with just running. And I knew I needed to do some strength training but was not motivated to do that on my own. I’d heard about Athletic Lab but can’t remember how. Although I remember being completely intimidated at the beginning, Greg Maness (the 7 am coach at the time) was so [...]
[Frank Muntis recently finished his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville and is currently in the Coaching Mentorship Program at Athletic Lab.] As a nutrition coach, an issue I find many people struggle with is managing their nutrition in social situations such as parties, get-togethers and holidays. The holidays are a time meant to be spent reuniting with friends and family and partaking in time-honored traditions, however, for the fitness minded it can also be a stressful time trying to figure out how to make it through a season of festivities without losing hard earned progress. With just a few simple behavior strategies, keeping off the holiday weight gain can be easier than you may think. Today, I am going to share with you seven tried and true strategies to stay in line with your goals while enjoying the holidays. Strategy 1: Bring a Dish Between friends and family, it is not uncommon to find yourself at a holiday party nearly every other weekend through the holiday season. Surrounded by appetizers, dips, cookies and other delicious treats, temptations can seem nearly impossible to resist. A strategy that can help combat this is to make a healthy dish ahead of time to share. Not only will you have contributed something to the party, but if you prepare something that is both nutritious and something you genuinely enjoy, you will have a go-to during the party that will keep you from mindlessly eating on junk food. The key here is to find something that you know you enjoy so that it isn’t something you necessarily have to talk yourself into eating. For some, this could be hummus and carrots or pita bread, cinnamon-spiced baked apples [...]