Athletic Lab will host their annual Winter Weightlifting Classic February 17, 2018. Registration is now open at the link below. Early-bird pricing is available until January 6th, but this Black Friday through Cyber Monday, take an additional 33% off! Between November 24th and 27th, lifters can sign up for only $40! Athletic Lab hosts multiple weightlifting meets every year with the most experienced staff on meet day. We have a competition platform (13'x13'), Eleiko competition bars and bumper plates, and 9 warmup platforms with competition bars and bumper plates for each. We take high-quality photos of every lifter, use meet management software, and provide meet t-shirts to all of our competitors as value added benefits. We've held some of the best local meets in the state of North Carolina and also held the 2013, 2014, and 2016 North Carolina State Championships. Register NOW! Take a look at some of the photos from our past events: 2017 Fall Weightlifting Classic 2017 Summer Weightlifting Classic 2017 Winter Weightlifting Classic
Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young provided a lecture at the South Carolina Sprint Jump Hurdles Coaches Clinic. The clinic was held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. The event featured top speed coaches and researchers from around the country. This was Mike's 2nd time speaking at the event. Mike spoke on "Strength Training for Speed." Mike next presents at a 1 day workshop in Seoul, South Korea on December 8th. 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.
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will have special hours on Thursday, November 23rd. Please note the following changes to our class schedule: All afternoon classes will be cancelled Performance Fitness Endurance 9 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 9 am & 10 am Scholastic 9:45 am Performance Fitness Weightlifting 9 am Open Gym 9am – 11 am Friday’s classes will resume as scheduled Join us for our 8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Workout (all members are welcome and can bring a friend or family member for free). We’ll have coffee and healthy snacks for after the workout.
Athletic Lab is proud to announce the additions of Devin Cornelius, Ivan Jukić and Vince Ragland to our staff. All three join Athletic Lab following successful completion of our Mentorship program in the Summer of 2017. Devin and Vince join Athletic Lab as Sports Performance coaches and Ivan will assist with Athletic Lab's ongoing sports science research initiatives as well as host our popular Sports Performance Podcast. With our most recent additions to the Athletic Lab staff, we continue our tradition of bringing in some of the best and brightest in the field of sports performance. In Devin, we add someone who has an MS in Sport Management who has already gained extensive athletic and mentorship experience. Similarly, Vince is a bright young coach who has already proven himself working in our Scholastic Sports Performance program. With Ivan, we add an accomplished researcher and coach who will help take our research efforts to the next level. – Mike Young, PhD Athletic Lab Director of Performance & Research
Athletic Lab is restructuring our coaching staff to enhance efficiencies and improve our services. Highlighting the staff restructure are the promotions of Greg Gustin to Assistant Director of Performance, Brian Guilmette to Director of Content & Community and John Evans to Assistant Director of Content. Athletic Lab already has one of the most educated, experienced and credentialed coaching staffs in the entire country and we expect this restructure will make us even stronger. Greg Gustin: Assistant Performance Director Greg Gustin has been promoted to Assistant Performance Director. In his new capacity, Greg will take on a greater role with business administration, member relations, staff education and programming of training. Greg Gustin joined the Athletic Lab coaching staff in 2016 following his successful completion of our coaches mentorship program. Previously, Greg served as our Director of Facilities. Greg has been a lynchpin at Athletic Lab from the moment he joined our staff. He's always gone above and beyond in his duties as a coach and in his prior role as Director of Facilities. Greg is one of the most all-around coaches we have and understands "the Athletic Lab way" as well as anyone. He's the perfect fit to keep us moving forward. – Mike Young, PhD Athletic Lab Director of Performance & Research Brian Guilmette: Director of Scholastic Training Brian Guilmette has been promoted to the new Director of Content & Community. Brian joined the Athletic Lab coaching staff in the Fall of 2015 following his successful completion of our coaches mentorship program. In 2016, he directed our NFL Combine Preparation Program and prior to this promotion, Brian was the Director of Scholastic Training at Athletic Lab. In his new role, Brian will continue coaching while overseeing our media efforts and community events. In Brian, [...]
Just 2 weeks after presenting in São Paulo, Brazil, Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young provided a lecture at the North Carolina State Meeting of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. The meeting was held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and was a sold-out affair with over 150 coaches in attendance. Mike spoke on "Programmatic and Technical Considerations for Plyometric Training." Mike next presents at the South Carolina Speed Clinic in Columbia, SC. 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 November we've chosen Madeline Vessey. Madeline is a member in our Scholastic Sports Performance Program and also a member of our Weightlifting Club. She recently took 2nd place at the NC State Weightlifting Championships. You can check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Madeline Vessey Age: 15 What city were you born in? Raleigh What sport do you participate in? Weightlifting How long have you been participating your sport? I have been doing scholastic classes at AL for several years while doing swimming. I decided to focus on weightlifting last year and competed in 3 weightlifting meets this year, most recently the state championship in Wilmington. How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? From my Dad who has been doing weightlifting at AL since 2012. He encouraged me to go to help keep up my strength after I had foot surgery when I was in 5th grade. What are your favorite and least favorite exercises? Favorite is sled pushes. I HATE v-ups. What do you feel have been your greatest accomplishments so far? Competing in the state meet last month! What motivates you in your training? I’m a perfectionist so I don’t like it if I feel like I could do something better than I am.
Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young recently returned from speaking at the 1st International Meeting for High Performance Training. The world class event was hosted in São Paulo, Brazil. The event was put on by Elite Training Brazil which is the top coaching education company in South America. The event was attended by almost 250 coaches and featured an international lineup of world renowned coaches and sports scientists. Mike shared the stage with Dr. Dan Baker, Brett Bartholomew, David Joyce, and Dr. Matt Jordan for the 4 day Conference. Athletic Lab had the privilege of hosting Dr. Jordan at our 2017 High Performance Athletic Development Conference and Dr. Baker at a Velocity Based Training Workshop in 2016. 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 has a vibrant and diverse community of members. 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 October we've chosen Tristan York. Tristan is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program who regularly competes in Distance and Obstacle Races. You can check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Tristan York Age: 36 What city were you born in? Portland, OR What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? My "9 to 5" involves high level technical/escalation support. Generally, if it reaches my inbox it's a situation where there has been a breakdown in communication/process/support or there is a sales deal at risk. My role is to resolve customer issues and restore confidence by providing the necessary coordination and communication between development, customer, and sales. Basically, I am the "one throat to choke." Outside of work, my four year old daughter Emerson keeps my wife and I pretty busy. She just started pre-k and has weekly homework assignments which just seems crazy. They grow up so fast! Now that summer is over and fall is upon us, I like to take walks with the family or go to a park. Oh, and a few weekends a year I like to crawl through mud and under barbed wire with a few thousand other like-minded OCR enthusiasts. How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? How long have you been a member? I believe my first class at Athletic Lab was in late March or early April 2015. My family and I were driving home, I don't recall from [...]
For the first 2 weeks of Fall (September 22 through October 6th), we're running a "Fall into Fitness" promotion for our Performance Fitness memberships and Scholastic Sports Performance memberships. The promotion details for each category differ, but both require a single up-front payment. Performance Fitness: UP TO 33% OFF our Unlimited Memberships with Single Pay For new and existing members who are willing to commit to a longer term unlimited membership and can make a single upfront payment, we are offering the following discounts off our already discounted longer-term memberships: 3 month unlimited membership options: 5% off with upfront payment ($485 total; / $162 /mo) 6 month unlimited membership options: 10% off with upfront payment ($864 total; / $144 /mo) 12 month unlimited membership options: 20% off with upfront payment ($1,440 total; / $120 /mo) Our Performance Fitness Unlimited Membership allows members to attend any of our Performance Fitness classes (CrossFit, SwOly, Weightlifting, Senza Bootcamp, Yoga, Movement & Mobility, and Endurance) as often as they would like for the term of the membership. As a point of reference, our Performance Fitness Unlimited Month to Month Membership is $180 / month. Due to the extreme nature of this promotion, the following apply to these memberships: The membership is non-refundable The membership is subject to our normal hold policies Additional discounts (family, military, etc) cannot be applied The membership may be transferred to another individual mid-term and existing members can switch their existing membership to this limited-time single pay membership option at the end of their current month with no additional fees. Scholastic Sports Performance: UP TO 50% OFF our Scholastic Sports Performance Punchcards with Single Pay For new and existing members who are willing to make a single upfront payment we are offering [...]