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.
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
Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Kansas City, Missouri where he presented at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual Convention. The CSCCa is the largest organization made up solely of strength and conditioning coaches. Over 1,600 collegiate strength and conditioning coaches attended the 2019 annual convention. Coach Young presented on Developing Speed for Team Sports at the 3 day conference. The CSCCa was founded in 2000 and held its first national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2001. The CSCCa welcomes all full-time strength and conditioning coaches of professional athletic teams (NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, etc.) who would like to become a part of this unique organization. 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.
With Summer just around the corner, it's time to up your soccer fitness. We're excited to announce the expansion of our NCFC Youth Training program. Athletic Lab has been the official training center for the North Carolina FC and North Carolina Courage professional teams for years and in 2017, we began offering the same training experience to the NCFC Youth teams. We will help you develop strength, speed and endurance that will directly translate to performance on the pitch. You'll work with the same coaches who work with the NCFC senior pro teams. Effective June 10th, we're expanding our training schedule to the following: Mon / Wed / Fri at 1:30 PM & 6:15PM
Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held their 5th Phase 1 international mentorship on the first weekend in May. The course was attended by almost 30 coaches in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Porto Alegre is the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern 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 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. [...]
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 May member of the month, we've chosen Karthik Jeyaraj. Karthik is a Performance Fitness member who is one of our most dedicated members and has made incredible gains in fitness. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Karthick Jeyaraj What city were you born in? Chennai, India What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I work as a software developer at MetLife. I’m a soccer fan and a big fan of Manchester United and follow all of their games. Other than that, love driving, trying out different cuisines. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite: Thrusters, Olympic lifts; Least: Burpees.. and all versions of it What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? My strength and endurance have gone up and I'm probably stronger now than ever. Also, being able to do clean and jerks, snatches - I consider then as an accomplishment.. and MUSCLE UPS :) What motivates you? To be better version of myself. And to compete against the other members (especially Mario.. haha)
Effective April 29th, please note the the following changes to our weekly training schedule: Scholastic Sports Performance Class on Mondays at 6:30 pm will no longer be offered. Until further notice, Yoga will no longer be offered on Sundays. We are exploring options to replace or re-open the class. Performance Fitness Endurance class has been added to the schedule on Thursday at 11 am. Scholastic Prep class has been added to the schedule on Tuesday at 5 pm. And starting on May 11th our Saturday Scholastic Sports Performance class will shift from 10 am to 11 am.
Athletic Lab will be closed Sunday, April 21st. We will observe our normal schedule the preceding Saturday and return to our normal class schedule on Monday, April 22nd.
Effective Monday, April 29th, Athletic Lab will be making changes to our schedule and Performance Fitness Fee structure. Schedule Changes Athletic Lab regularly makes changes to our schedule to reflect the demand for our various classes and time slots. Please note the following schedule changes: Performance Fitness Endurance class will be added to the schedule on Thursday at 11 am Scholastic Prep class will be added to the schedule on Tuesday at 5 pm Scholastic Sports Performance Class on Mondays at 6:30 pm will no longer be offered Pricing Changes Effective Monday, April 29th, all new Athletic Lab Performance Fitness memberships will be priced at the following fee schedule. All individuals with a membership started prior to April 29, 2019 will be ‘grandfathered’ at their current membership fee and may stay at that price plan as long as they remain a member. If a membership lapses and the member decides to return at a later time, the ‘grandfathered’ pricing will no longer apply. We realize cost increases are never fun but in our continued effort to provide the best possible training experience with the best coaches, and most well maintained and equipped facility the price increase is necessary. We have not increased our Performance Fitness membership pricing for over 3 years. During this time period, we've added multiple classes, upgraded the facility and purchased new equipment. Additionally, our staff regularly partakes in costly continuing education to remain ahead of our competitors. After examining both the local and national market we are confident that our new pricing is not only fair but remains an extreme value versus our competitors. In fact, our prices remain considerably below the local average for similar fitness programs despite Athletic Lab [...]
Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Gloucester, Great Britain where he presented and lead learn by doing sessions alongside James Baker, 2017 UKSCA Youth Strength Coach of the Year, on long term athlete development. The conference was hosted by Proformance Strength & Conditioning. The 2 day conference covered training systems for developing young athletes through a series of theory and practical sessions. The sold-out conference was attended by 40 professional academy, school and private sector coaches. Proformance is a global leader in athlete development and provides coaching education resources ranging from annual conferences to an online coaching education resource featuring some of the top coaches in the world. 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.