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Member of the Month: Couples of Athletic Lab

Athletic Lab features a diverse and vibrant community. We are the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. While the specific goals of our varying members may differ but they all share a common trait: they are goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of February, we've chosen the married couples of Athletic Lab. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Where did you meet?  Ross & Keri: On the soccer field in Raleigh (2002) Brian & Heather: We met at the end of high school and we will be married 30 years at the end of this year. Matt & Mary: We met via match.com in 2012 and our first date was at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham. Rodrigo & Deia: We met in college. Renan & Adriana: We met at the university, in Jaboticabal, state of São Paulo (1998). Savan & Monica: We met and started dating in 2005 while completing our undergraduate work at Campbell University. Nate & Alison: We met in college at Carnegie Mellon University. Joel & Stacey: We met our freshman year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1987. Joel was assigned to the same dorm floor as a good friend of mine from high school, so we sort of met that way. But we first really met when we both attended a talk from a guy who wanted to get rid of all countries and unite as one world (no, it wasn’t John Lennon; he was dead by then). Aaron & Hope: Our first date was at Tyler's Taproom in [...]

By |2019-02-08T17:20:42+00:00February 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Saturday February 9 Schedule Update

In an effort to accommodate our Winter Weightlifting Classic while still providing training session availability to our members, Athletic Lab will have a revised schedule for the day of the meet (February 9, 2019). Please note the following training options available to our members: Performance Fitness Endurance meet at Athletic Lab at 9 am. Session will be conducted outdoors so please dress accordingly. Train at our satellite facility Athletic Lab South Wake in Holly Springs using a free single day pass. Restrictions apply. Please fill out the Athletic Lab South Wake waiver at Athletic Lab's front desk by Friday February 8th if you intend to attend either of the following classes: CrossFit at 8 am Endurance at 9 am Winter Weightlifting Open Registration [Members register with a staff member to take advantage of member discount] The Winter Weightlifting Open is free to the public for spectators. Come watch and support some of the best local and regional lifters as they compete in the sport of weightlifting.

By |2019-02-04T14:13:43+00:00February 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship Launches in São Paulo

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, launched our international mentorship program with the first Phase 1 course open to the public. The course was attended by almost 50 coaches at the prestigious Reebok Sports Club in São Paulo, Brazil. ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world and Athletic Lab has been working with the company since 2017 to develop the three phase course. The course is designed to provide an immersive understanding of the Athletic Lab training philosophy including the underlying sports science and practical applications. Each phase of the course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on learning. Athletic Lab is known for our coaching education initiatives both through our online presence and through lectures and seminars given around the world. The course was first taught to the staff of Palmeiras Soccer Club in a closed-session format. Palmeiras is one of the most popular and successful soccer clubs in all of Brazil. The club has won 13 national competitions, more than any other club in the country. The very first Athletic Lab Phase 1 Mentorship program was delivered to the entire physical preparation staff of the legendary soccer club in March of 2018. Graduates of the recent 3 day course at eligible to attend the second and third phases of the course. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. The third phase is a truly immersive experience that is held on-site at the Athletic Lab headquarters in North Carolina, USA.

By |2019-01-31T14:22:39+00:00January 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

5 Reasons you should be Flywheel Training [Infographic] by Kyle O’Toole

[This is a guest post by Kyle O'Toole is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Kyle recently completed the Athletic Development Mentorship  at Athletic Lab and you can reach him on Instagram @beyourownbest4life.] At Athletic Lab we regularly incorporate flywheel training with our athletes to increase performance and reduce the likelihood for injuries. This infographic by Kyle O'Toole provides an overview of some of the benefits of Flywheel training.

By |2019-01-03T10:25:17+00:00January 4th, 2019|Training Info|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Andreia Almeida

Our diverse and community is one of the many strengths of Athletic Lab. We are the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. The specific goals of our members may vary but they all share a common trait: they are goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our first member of the month feature of 2019, we've chosen Andreia Almeida. Andreia is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Andreia Almeida What city were you born in? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? In Brazil, I was a lawyer, but since I came to NC I'm studying to open my own business - a coffee shop.  Also, I'm trying to improve my English and make friends. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite?  I have many favorites, but the first one is snatch, followed by burpees. The least favorite is dumbbell thrusters. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? CrossFit taught me that consistency is the key. What motivates you? It all began with losing weight. I was obese and needed to change my life.  Now it's a lifestyle.

By |2019-01-03T11:43:48+00:00January 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Performance Fitness 3 Month Promo

To bring in the Holidays & New Year, Athletic Lab is offering a Holiday Kickstarter promotion of 30% off our 3 month Performance Fitness Unlimited memberships. Any new member (or members who have not had an active account for over 12 months) are eligible to take advantage of this promotion. Sign up for our 3 month Performance Fitness Unlimited membership between now and January 20th, 2019 and you'll save 30%. Our Unlimited Performance Fitness membership provides unlimited access to all classes in our Performance Fitness program including CrossFit, Endurance, SwOLY, Weightlifting, Senza (Bootcamp), Movement & Mobility, Yoga, Open Gym and Foundations. Details: New or former members inactive for 12+ months are eligible Offer good through January 20, 2019 Members pay $118.95 / month for 3 consecutive months Athletic Lab's standard refund and cancellation policy applies

By |2018-12-17T00:21:55+00:00December 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab 2018 / 2019 Holiday Hours

The Holidays are here and we have a few schedule changes to accommodate the season. Please take note of the time changes on the following dates: Monday, December 24th Athletic Lab will be open from 7 am - 1 pm with the following class schedule: 7 am - 1 pm Open Gym 7 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 9 am Performance Fitness Endurance 10 am Performance Fitness Weightlifting 10 am Scholastic Prep 11 am Scholastic Sports Performance Tuesday, December 25th Closed Wednesday, December 26th  Athletic Lab will be open from 11 am - 6 pm with the following class schedule: 11 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 3:45 pm Scholastic Sports Performance 4 pm Performance Fitness Weightlifting 5 pm Performance Fitness CrossFit 5 pm Scholastic Prep Thursday, December 27th -Sunday December 30th Normal business hours Monday Dec 31st  Athletic Lab will be open from 6 am - 6 pm with the following class schedule: 6 am - 6 pm Open Gym 6 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 7 am Performance Fitness Foundations 7 am Performance Fitness Senza 11 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 1:15 pm Winter Soccer Fitness Program 3:45 pm Scholastic Sports Performance 5 pm Scholastic Prep 5 pm Performance Fitness CrossFit 5 pm Performance Fitness Weightlifting Tuesday, January 1st Athletic Lab will be open from 1 pm - 7:30 pm with the following class schedule: 3:45 pm NCFC Youth Program 5 pm Performance Fitness CrossFit 5 pm Scholastic Sports Performance 6 pm Performance Fitness Weightlifting 6 pm Performance Fitness CrossFit

By |2018-12-12T11:22:31+00:00December 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Weightlifting Club qualify 2 for Junior Nationals

Two Athletic Lab weightlifting club members have qualified to compete at the US Junior Nationals. Kincaid Young qualified as a 102 kg junior athlete with a qualifying total of 261 kg (Snatch 115 kg; Clean & Jerk 146 kg) and Marianna Below qualified as a 71kg junior with a qualifying total of 159 kg (Snatch 73 kg; Clean & Jerk 86 kg). The 2019 USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships will take place in Chicago, Illinois on the weekend of February 14-17. The Athletic Lab weightlifting team has a long history of success domestically and internationally including several Junior National Championships competitors, National and Masters National Championship competitors and multiple Pan Am and World Masters Champions. If you would like to help support the weightlifting team you can donate to their GoFundMe account.

By |2018-12-06T13:35:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Mike Joyce

The strength of Athletic Lab is our community. We are home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. Athletic Lab boasts an incredibly diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of December, we've chosen Mike Joyce. He is a member of our Weightlifting Team. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. ___________ Name: Michael Joyce What city were you born in? Raleigh, NC (one of the few actually born here) What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I am a project manager at a specialty chemical company. I formulate "green" coatings for various industries. The main applications are for paper and packaging products. I also like to take long walks on the beach, cozy up with a book by the fire, and get lost staring into beautiful women's eyes. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite is back squat. Least is running. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab? Snatching over 100kg in competition, which is more than double what I could do when I first began olympic lifting. What motivates you? A simple desire to be better ever day.

By |2018-12-02T10:59:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Long Term Athlete Development Simplified by Kyle O’Toole

[This is a guest post by Kyle O'Toole is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Kyle recently completed the Athletic Development Mentorship  at Athletic Lab and you can reach him on Instagram @beyourownbest4life.] This infographic by Kyle O'Toole is a great compliment to his recent post on youth exercise and training.

By |2018-12-02T10:50:23+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Training Info|0 Comments