Announcing the Tri-City Fitness Challenge
We’re proud to finally lift the veil on our upcoming fitness challenge: The Tri-City Fitness Challenge.
Athletic Lab is hosting the 1st Annual Tri-City Fitness Challenge!!
This is a fitness challenge between gyms and other training centers in The Triangle area that is going to showcase and pit against one another, each centers best athletes who will push their bodies to their limits!
If anyone from your training center think they have what it takes to earn this summer’s title, “Fittest of the FIt” then BRING IT!
August 27, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1823 NW Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27513 US
$30.00 - Participant
$15.00 - Spectator
Register for the event HERE.
Be All You Can Be
Yes, it’s a cliched and cheesy motto from an old Army marketing campaign but it also bears relevance to anyone not satisfied with the status quo. Does it matter that you’ll never be the Olympic Gold medalist if you can win a Master’s World Championship like our Jeff Souza just did? Does it matter that you won’t ever play collegiately if you can make your high school’s varsity team ahead of more talented classmates who aren’t willing to work? Does it matter that you might not be the strongest person on the planet if you’re now the strongest person in your office? Make the commitment to be all you can be and don’t look back.
Athletic Lab UNPARALLELED for Athletic Development
The decathlon is a gruelling 10 event track and field competition that is used to determine the best all-around athlete. The event requires athletes to run fast, jump high and far, and throw long while having the stamina to still run a mile fast. Many consider the decathlon the truest test of athletic ability in all of sport. Indeed, following his dominating 1912 Olympic victories in the Pentathlon and Decathlon, Jim Thorpe was presented his medals by King Gustav V of Sweden and Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Upon awarding the medal, King Gustav apparently said, “You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world,” to which Thorpe replied, “Thanks, King.” Almost 80 years later, Olympic decathlete Dave Johnson won ABC’s Superstars competition two years in a row. And in 2009, two time Olympic decathlon champion, Bryan Clay, recorded the highest ever score on the Nike SPARQ test for athletic ability.
With an athletic pedigree like this, it’s only fitting that many of the nations best decathletes call Athletic Lab there training home. In the past 2 weeks, Athletic Lab-trained decathletes have shined on the national and international stage.
- Jefferson Souza, a masters decathlete competing in the 35-39 age group, became a WORLD CHAMPION by winning the World Master’s Association World Championships in Sacramento last week.
- Jeremy Willis, a masters decathlete competing in the 35-39 age group, contested individual events at the World Master’s Association World Championships in Sacramento last week and placed 5th in the shot put, 7th in the discus throw, 9th in the high jump and 8th in the javelin.
- Eric Broadbent, an Athletic Lab trained athlete and member of our coaching staff, placed 10th at the USA Track & Field National Championships in the decathlon
- Jose San Miguel, a high school athlete from Cardinal Gibbons, placed third in the decathlon at the USA Track & Field Youth National Championships in the decathlon.
We are proud of what our athletes have accomplished and are honored to be a part of their success. Even if you’re not a decathlete we can help you throw further, jump higher and longer, and sprint faster just like our champion decathletes.
Upcoming Events at Athletic Lab
Athletic Lab will be hosting 3 big fitness and strength events in the next 4 months. In order, we’ll have the following taking place at Athletic Lab: