Who’s Training You?
Would you pay top dollar for artisan french bread from sushi chef? Would you hire a lawyer who’s only formal training was as a mechanic? Would you consider getting open heart surgery from a dentist (hey…they’re both doctors!). The answer to all of those questions should be an obvious and resounding NO. Yet many athletes and fitness enthusiasts don’t recognize that being trained by a typical personal trainer, physical therapist, athletic trainer or chiropractor is no different. Although these are related fields to athletic development and performance fitness they are no different than the example with the two doctors mentioned above. Related is not the same. Athletic Lab is home to the only staff in NC that can boast expertise and experience at the absolute highest levels. Every member of our staff has competed at the NCAA level as well as post-collegiately at the national level in their respective sports. We have DEVELOPED athletes (rather than trained an already developed athlete) to team and individual state and national championships in high school, the NCAA, NASL, and NFL. We are sought out by U.S. as well as foreign national Olympic teams, police academies, and coaching education organizations for our expertise. Our staff boasts more relevant certifications and education than any in the area. If you won’t compromise and value results, there’s only one training center for you - Athletic Lab.
Education at Athletic Lab
Last weekend, Athletic Lab hosted one of the very first USTFCCCA Track & Field Coaches Academies. The school is the only true certification course in the U.S. available for Track & Field coaches and was taught by Athletic Lab’s Mike Young. This weekend, Athletic Lab is hosting another of our semi-annual triathlon clinics. If you’re interested you can find more information and register for the clinic HERE.
REMINDER: Friday Evening and Saturday morning classes cancelled
Due to do our upcoming USTFCCCA Coaches Academy course we will be closed for all training sessions this upcoming Friday evening (Feb 4th 5pm Scholastic & CrossFit classes; 6pm CrossFit) and Saturday morning (11am CrossFit and Scholastic). We had hoped to hold outdoor classes at this time but the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
Ruby Bost wins January Pullup Challenge
Athletic Lab client Ruby Bost upped her pullup max by 12 reps in the month of January to win our pullup challenge. She started the month with a best of 8 and did 20 strict pullups on January 31st. Scholastic athlete Jose San Miguel pushed her to the limit with a tie for absolute improvement (going from 6 to 18). Jose lost the tie breaker since his pre-test was several months earlier than Ruby’s. For her incredible improvement, Ruby will take home her choice of a $25 iTunes or Starbucks gift card. For his big improvements, Jose will receive his choice of a $10 card to either establishment. Other notable improvements were made by Matt Vitelli, Doretta Gaudreau, Nick Reeck, Alex Krieger, Omar Ali (got first 2 ever), Anna Witte (1st ever!) and Matt Clemmons. Great work everyone.