Some of the fittest athletes in North Carolina competed in Athletic Lab’s Tri-City Fitness Challenge. The events were a grueling test of strength, skill and endurance. All competitors contested the first 3 challenges with the top 5 competitors advancing to a final ‘Winner takes all’ final round. Ben Sturgill of Wilmington and Heather Farmer of Cary took home first place. Athletic Lab’s Mike Young, Will Peterson, James Gold, and Jen Matthews competed with Mike and Jen taking 3rd places respectively.
Beginning in September, Athletic Lab and Cary CrossFit will be having a monthly fitness challenge. The challenge will be held at the 6pm CrossFit / Performance Fitness session on the first Monday of every month (the first will be on September 5th). All members (Scholastic, CrossFit / Performance Fitness, and Elites) are welcome to attend.
What’s the Challenge? What’s at stake?
Members will complete a workout challenge against one of the members of our staff. If ANY member in the class should beat the staff member, the ENTIRE class will receive 10% off their next month’s membership and the winning member will receive 20% off. Class size will be limited to 12 with slots reserved for those that RSVP via our online membership manager.
To celebrate our 2nd year in business and show our appreciation for all who’ve made this possible, Athletic Lab is giving away gift bags to all our members. If you haven’t already picked up your gift bag please just check with a staff member. Anyone who had a membership during the month of August is eligible for a gift bag. We really appreciate every single one of our members and are using the gift bag giveaway as a way of saying “thank you.” We promise to continue to provide the highest level of training and customer service in the industry. Our gift to you includes the following:
An Athletic Lab shoe / tote bag. We’d suggest you write your name on it..there will likely be a bunch floating around Athletic Lab now and you won’t want to lose yours.
An Athletic Lab or Cary CrossFit t-shirt
A free 30 minute massage voucher with our in-house specialist, Julie Donnelly
A bottle of Vitamin Water sports drink
A coupon to Pink Frozen Yogurt (2 convenient locations within 3 miles of Athletic Lab!)
A Cary CrossFit referral card. Write your name on the back and give it to a friend or colleagues. When they sign up you’ll earn a discount on your membership!
A 20% off coupon to Raleigh Running Outfitters (now with a location in Cary)
Our full Fall training schedule goes into affect August 29th. The only appreciable changes to the schedule are for the Scholastic Sport Performance Classes. Please note the following changes:
We will have themed Scholastic training sessions at 3:45 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 6pm Monday through Friday; and 11am on Saturdays. Please see our schedule to determine which time slots are associated with which training theme.
We recently held one of the largest USA Weightlifting coaches certification courses in the history of the program. Seventy people turned out to learn how to coach and perform the Olympic Lifts. The Olympic lifts are both a training tool and a sport unto themselves (they’ve been contest at the Olympics since 1896). They are a great means of developing coordination, strength, power and flexibility. Athletic Lab has had a USA Weightlifting club for over a year that holds training sessions twice a week at 7pm. If you’re interested in learning the movements and / or training with our Olympic weightlifting club you can register HERE. For current members of our Scholastic training program or CrossFit / Performance Fitness programs that are interested please contact a staff member. Members with monthly unlimited plans are eligible to attend at no additional cost if they test out on basic lifting competencies.
Here are the first 3 Challenge Workouts for the Tri-City Fitness Challenge.
WOD 1: Olympic Lifts…. A) Clean and Jerk and B) Snatch.THREE attempts at your max for each lift and we will be following the weightlifting rules (we will explain in detail) and athletes will be able to warm-up and practice before stepping on the “platform”.
We’re inviting all members of Athletic Lab to join in on our Tri-City Fitness Challenge this upcoming Saturday (August 27th). The event will be a good time for all and an opportunity to test your fitness against others in the area. If you’re interested in participating please contact an Athletic Lab staff member for details or register HERE. All members on a monthly unlimited plan who register to participate in the event will receive a $15 credit on their account for their next month’s bill.
By popular demand, we are bringing back our Scholastic Select program for the fall. Athletes enrolled in our 8 week Scholastic Select summer program had unbelievable improvements in strength, speed, and power. The fall program will be a similar 8 week program where athletes follow a planned training system using best practices of strength and speed development. Our Scholastic Select program is designed for athletes who can commit to mandatory training sessions on a regular schedule for a duration of at least 6 weeks. By making a longer commitment and following a regular schedule, we are better able to plan training that progresses an athlete to their athletic peak.
The Scholastic Select program is PERFECT for off-season training
The regular and more frequent attendance provides us an opportunity to train our high school athletes with the same exacting progressions that is typically reserved for professionals and collegiate athletes. If you feel like you can make the commitment and are interested in the absolute best in athletic development, here are the details…
Why: Because regular and frequent attendance allows us to do our job better because we can plan a long term training progression. Athletes benefit by getting stronger, faster and more fit at NO ADDITIONAL COST. There’s a reason that NFL Professionals, the Carolina Railhawks and over a dozen Olympic sport athletes train at Athletic Lab…this is your opportunity to receive the same training experience. Who: Any athlete aged 12-18 looking for training without compromise to be faster, more powerful and better conditioned. What: The ultimate in sport performance training from the best sport performance training center in NC. Where: Athletic Lab’s new training center in Cary, NC. Our new location features an 11,000 square foot training hall, collegiate style weight room, and 50 yard sprint track. Date / Time: August 29th through October 21st (8 weeks). Classes are offered at 5pm on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Athletes may also attend any of our 11 other non-Select Scholastic sessions. How to Enroll: Sign up for either a Scholastic Monthly Unlimited training membership or a Seasonal Scholastic Unlimited training membership and contact us with your intent to enroll in the Select program. Athletes who are currently members can add the Select sessions at no additional cost if they can meet the attendance requirements. Cost: There are no additional costs to participate in the Scholastic Select Sport Performance Training above our standard Scholastic Training costs. The only requirements for admission in to the program are attendance. Here are our regular Scholastic Sport Perfomance costs:
$200 / Month if you lock in 3 months of monthly unlimited sessions at training
$250 / Month if you purchase unlimited monthly sessions for the duration of the program
Existing members can add Scholastic Select training at NO ADDITIONAL COST if they are able to make the time commitment
Any additional time remaining on memberships will roll over for use in our standard Schoalstic program at the conclusion of the 8 week period. Pending demand, we may offer ongoing 2 to 3 month Scholastic Select training blocks.
Attendance Requirements: While there are no additional costs associated with participation in the program, athlete’s MUST be able to commit to the following attendance requirements:
Attend at least 2 of the 3 weekly Scholastic training sessions per week for at least 6 of the 8 weeks
Athletes will not be able to join the Scholastic Select training group after September 11th
Athletes are encouraged to attend sessions outside of the Scholastic Select training sessions but these are not required
Athletes not enrolled in the Scholastic Sport Performance sessions are not permitted to attend
Athletes may be removed from the Scholastic Select program if they are unable to meet these requirements
In the event that an athlete is removed from the Scholastic Select program, they will still be able to attend any of our 11 weekly regular Scholastic training sessions
This past weekend, Cate Young and Chris Hoina earned there USA Weightlifting sport performance coach certifications at a course hosted by Athletic Lab. USA Weightlifting is the national governing body for the sport of weightlifting and it’s certification course is one of the best certifications for Sport Performance specialists. Cate and Chris, joined fellow Athletic Lab staff, Dr. Mike Young, Chris Garrett, and Eric Broadbent as USAW certified Sport Performance Coaches. You can see pictures of the course HERE.
The Tri-City Fitness Challenge 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