Member of the Month: Ryan Somerville

Athletic Lab is the choice of professional and elite athletes as well as adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We have a vibrant and diverse community who 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 July member of the month, we've chosen Ryan Somerville. Ryan is a Performance Fitness member who is one of our most dedicated members and has been an active member of our community including supporting many of our events. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Ryan Somerville What city were you born in? Rome, GA What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I own two Zaxby's, one in Cary and the other in Durham. I spend a lot of time at both locations trying to provide a great place to work for my employees and of course, a wonderful place to eat for the community. Hobbies include: spending time with my family, Alabama football, and fishing. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite: Pushups; Least Favorite: Thrusters What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? Probably just the complete change in my body as well as my overall strength. I think another accomplishment is my relationship with fellow members as well as the coaches. A sign of a great business is to feel welcomed every time you walk in and that is what AL as done for me. A gym with wonderful people that truly care about you as a person and not just a "member." What motivates you? My Family

By |2019-07-10T16:38:10-04:00July 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Weightlifting Summer Classic Results

Athletic Lab hosted it's annual Summer Classic Weightlifting meet on Saturday, June 22nd. Check out the full results and medal winners below: Summer Classic Results Summer Classic Medal Winners Athletic Lab hosted competitors from all over North Carolina and surrounding states. Returning athletes and new faces alike shared the platform looking for personal bests and qualifying totals. Athletic Lab is proud to allow athletes of all age and ability to compete in well organized and smoothly run sanctioned meets, doing it's part in fueling a large culture of weightlifting in the Southeast region. This was also the last weightlifting meet to be held in Athletic Lab's Cary location. This fall marks a move to a brand new, bigger, and more well-equipped facility a couple miles away in Morrisville, opening the possibilities for even better weightlifting meet experiences. High quality photos from the meet can be found here.  

By |2019-06-26T15:42:05-04:00June 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 Fourth Of July Schedule

In celebration of the 4th of July, Athletic Lab will have a modified training schedule. Please note the following schedule for Thursday July 4th: CF Competition Team: 8 am CF / Performance Fitness: 9 am, 10 am Soccer University Prep: 9 am Weightlifting: 10 am Scholastic: 10:30 am Open gym: 8 am -11:45 am Our normal class schedule will resume on Friday.

By |2019-06-27T14:02:18-04:00June 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in São Paulo, Brazil

Just 1 week after delivering an Phase 1 Mentorship to Vitória de Guimarães Soccer club in Portugal, Athletic Lab and ELITE Training, held their 7th Phase 1 international mentorship. 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 worked with the company since 2017 to bring our 3 phase course to Brazil and Portugal. 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 aimed at preparing sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab is known around the world for our coaching education initiatives both through the lectures and seminars our coaches have given around the world and our online presence. Our international mentorship 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 are 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 |2019-06-25T11:28:36-04:00June 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in to Vitória de Guimarães Soccer club in Portugal

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held their 6th Phase 1 international mentorship on the second weekend in June. The private course was attended by the performance staff of Portuguese soccer club Sport Club Vitória em Guimarães. The club is commonly known as Vitória de Guimarães and plays professional soccer in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of soccer in Portugal.  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 aimed at preparing sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab is known around the world for our coaching education initiatives both through the lectures and seminars our coaches have given around the world and our online presence. The latest course marks our second with a top tier soccer club. Our international mentorship 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 are 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 [...]

By |2019-06-25T11:19:44-04:00June 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young delivers keynote at UKSCA Annual Conference

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Milton Keynes, England where he presented at the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning (UKSCA) Annual Convention. The UKSCA is the largest organization for strength and conditioning coaches in the United Kingdom and considered one of the top in the world. Coach Young delivered a pre-conference talk on Developing Speed in Team Athletes and and 2 days later gave the keynote presentation on Science and Practice of Elite Speed Development. Young is slated to deliver keynotes at the Exxentric High Performance Clinic and the ASCA International Conference later this year. 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.

By |2019-06-17T18:14:44-04:00June 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young presents at JATI Annual Conference in Japan

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Isehara, Japan where he presented at the Japan Association of Training Instructors (JATI) Annual Convention. JATI is the largest organization for strength and conditioning coaches in Japan. Coach Young presented to over 300 coaches on Velocity Based Training at the 2 day conference. Velocity based training is strength training that implements the use of sport technology designed to track velocity and power output. Velocity based training technology has been used extensively at Athletic Lab since 2011. 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.

By |2019-06-03T17:48:06-04:00June 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Summer Sports Performance Training Schedule Changes

Summer break is just around the corner but there's no such thing as a training break for committed athletes. That's why we're increasing our session availability for all our Sports Performance programs for the summer break. Effective Monday June 10th, please note our schedule will update to the following: Scholastic Sports Performance Athletic Lab's Scholastic Sports Performance program is a planned and progressive training plan designed to systematically develop speed, strength, power and conditioning in high school age athletes. Mon-Fri: 10 am, 3:45 pm, 5 pm Sat: 11 am NCFC Youth Sports Performance Our NCFC Youth Sports Performance program is our soccer fitness training specifically for the NCFC Youth athletes. Athletic Lab has been trusted by the North Carolina Football Club and North Carolina Courage senior pro teams for years and will make you a physical presence on the pitch. Mon / Wed / Fri: 1:30 pm, 6:15 pm University Soccer Prep Sports Performance Athletic Lab's Soccer University Prep program is designed to train university and university committed soccer players for the demands of collegiate soccer. We offer it seasonally and the program has supported many of the top players in the country. Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri: 9 am

By |2019-05-26T17:29:37-04:00May 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 Memorial Day Schedule

In observance of Memorial Day, Athletic Lab will have a modified class schedule on Monday May 27th, 2019. Please note the following schedule for Memorial Day: Performance Fitness: Performance Fitness Foundations 9 am Performance Fitness Endurance 9 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 9:30 am [Murph] Performance Fitness CrossFit 10 am [Murph] Performance Fitness CrossFit 10:30 am [Murph] Weightlifting 11 am Sports Performance Scholastic 10 am Open Gym 9 am-12 pm Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

By |2019-05-17T15:54:34-04:00May 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Registration Open for Athletic Lab Summer Weightlifting Classic

Athletic Lab will host its annual Summer Weightlifting Classic on Saturday, June 22nd. The event is a USA Weightlifting sanctioned event.  If you're an experienced weightlifter, it's time to lock down your next competition at one of the best meets you'll find in the state. Athletic Lab's Summer Classic is a great stand-alone meet, or the perfect qualification meet for more experienced lifters If you're new to the sport, there's never been a better time or venue to get your feet wet. Athletic Lab weightlifting meets host all weight classes, age divisions, and skill levels, and do their best at making it a memorable experience. Every meet is peppered with new faces along with coaches and veterans showing them the way. Don't miss out on your t-shirt, medal, and good time! Follow the link below to register. Register NOW! Check out some pictures from previous meets: Athletic Lab 2019 Winter Classic Athletic Lab 2018 Fall Classic Athletic Lab 2018 Summer Classic

By |2019-05-13T10:54:29-04:00May 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments