Performance Fitness for a new you
Our first client in our Performance Fitness class recently experienced something that I thought made for a great success story. This particular client came to Athletic Lab with little exposure to the type of training that we typically do in this class. And although he had been running several times a week, he was physically weak (his own admission!) and had an unfavorable body composition. So although he was light, he carried some excess body fat that he wanted to lose. He also wanted to get much stronger. This particular client has now been training at Athletic Lab for 6 months and has accomplished both goals. On his first day he couldn’t do a pullup and now he can do almost 20. His squat strength has gone up over 300%. There’s more but you get the point. Well, on a recent international business trip he had a funny experience (although not at the time) on his way back in to the U.S. When he handed his passport to the immigration agents they didn’t believe it was him because his appearance had changed so much from when the picture was taken. He had lost his chubby face and his skin was tighter. His neck and trap muscles were bigger and stronger. They sent him to a second agent who made him verify his identity with other forms of ID before letting him through. Do you want to become lean, strong and fit too? Sign up for our Performance Fitness class today.
Soccer Training at Athletic Lab
The Triangle region of NC is home to some of the most competitive soccer in the country. If you’re a player in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area who is looking to take their game to the next level by getting stronger, faster, and more fit then Athletic Lab is the only logical choice for you. Athletic Lab trains some of the best soccer players in the area, including the Carolina Railhawks. The Railhawks are consistently the fastest, quickest, and most enduring team on the field. The Railhawks had a choice of all the sport performance service providers in the area but they chose Athletic Lab to help them reach their soccer potential. Here’s what some of their players have had to say about their training at Athletic Lab:
Mike Young, the guy we’re working with, he’s just really good at just setting up the base, making sure we’re strong and quick, and all of our work there is focusing on our core. It’s not easy. I’m usually close to passing out, but it’ll be good once the 80th minute comes around during the season.
- Andriy Budnyy on his preseason training at Athletic Lab
That’s why I started working with Mike [Young], I wanted to get faster. Clearly, I’m the fastest guy on the team as anybody can see. I’m like lightning. I wanted to get stronger and once you get the kinks out and get your touches back, your feel stronger, fitter. You’re able to muscle guys off the ball, so that’s what I’m trying to incorporate this year.
- Josh Gardner responds to what he did to prepare for the 2010 season
Mike Young, the trainer we’ve been working with at Athletic Lab, he’s brutal. He’s tough, but he’s great. I’m trying my best to think of excuses not to go today. Tuesdays and Thursdays are the worst. He almost killed me Tuesday. I got up out of bed and almost fell over. But he’s whipping us into shape for the season.
- Railhawk Captain, Mark Schulte responds to what he did to prepare for the 2010 season
If you’re interested in speed, agility and quickness training for soccer then contact us or sign up for a free trial session today.
Athletic Lab clients excel
Over the past 10 days, Athletic Lab trained athletes have excelled in a variety of athletic ventures:
- The Carolina Railhawks professional soccer team won their season opener against St. Louis with a dominating 2-0 win.
- Elite sprinter Alie Israel placed 7th at the prestigious Kansas Relays with a time of 24.16 for the 200 meters.
- Scholastic training client and Panther Creek high school senior Cassie Crawford won the Bojangle’s Invitational girls pole vault and established a new North Carolina state record of 12’6”.
- Performance fitness client Nick Reeck ran 3:05.43 at the Boston Marathon
What are you waiting for? Join Athletic Lab today.
Performance Fitness…it’s not for everyone
Our Performance Fitness class isn’t for everyone. We readily admit that. It’s far too hard. This class is about getting results and putting in the work necessary to get those results. The training is smart. The training is effective. And the training is hard. No sitting on a recumbent bike for 30 minutes while you watch TV on a health club monitor. No leisurely walking around the park. And no mindless exercises with pink dumbbells in a vain attempt to ‘tone’ your muscles. You’ll lift heavy, you’ll breath hard, you’ll sweat harder, and you’ll likely curse your trainer. But you’ll get results.
If you’re more interested in socializing, watching TV while you workout, and being able check ‘working out’ off your list of to dos, then this class is not for you. If you’re ready to work hard and reap the benefits join us today.
Athletic Lab updates schedule for Spring
Athletic Lab has a revised training schedule for Spring 2010. The new schedule will go in to effect on April 12, 2010. Here are some of the notable changes:
- The morning Performance Fitness class has been moved from 8am to 7am Monday through Friday to better accommodate those needing to start there day early or get to work.
- The evening Performance Fitness class is now offered at 6pm on Mondays and Thursdays and 5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- The Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness sessions have been moved to 8am Monday through Friday.
- Scholastic training sessions will continue to be offered Monday through Friday at 3:30 and Saturday at 11:45; however the days the evening session is offered have changed. The evening sessions of Scholastic training will begin at 4:45 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
- A new training session designed for those individuals wishing to compete in Olympic Weightlifting has been added to the schedule. The newly formed Athletic Lab Olympic Weightlifting will have training sessions on Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. More training sessions will be added as needed.