Mike Young speaks at 2019 CSCCa Annual Convention

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.

By |2019-05-13T09:46:33-04:00May 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

NCFC Youth Summer Soccer Training

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

By |2019-05-09T08:18:18-04:00May 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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. [...]

By |2019-05-07T09:20:05-04:00May 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Karthick Jeyaraj

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)

By |2019-05-06T14:01:48-04:00May 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

May Schedule Changes

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.

By |2019-04-27T13:50:58-04:00April 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Spring 2019 Schedule and Pricing Changes

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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:44:54-04:00April 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young presents in UK at the Proformance Integrated Approach to LTAD conference

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.

By |2019-04-09T09:02:47-04:00April 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in Estoril, Portugal

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held their 4th Phase 1 international mentorship on the first weekend in April. The course was attended by almost 30 coaches in Estoril, Portugal. The course marked the first Phase 1 mentorship outside of 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 workshop style learning. 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 |2019-06-25T11:19:25-04:00April 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Barry Myers wins Masters Weightlifting National Championship

The Athletic Lab weightlifting team sent two members to compete in the United States Masters Weightlifting National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. Long time member Barry Myers brought home a gold medal in the 67kg weight class.  Myers is no stranger to the medal stand having won multiple National and Pan American Championships and even once claiming a World Championship at the Masters Weightlifting World Championships in Rovaniemi, Finland. In Salt Lake City, Barry totaled 158kg total (75kg snatch, 83kg clean & jerk) in the 67kg / 60-64 year age division. The meet brings together the top masters competitors from around the country. Congrats to the ageless Barry Myers. The Athletic Lab Weightlifting Club provides training, learning and competitive opportunities for athletes looking to get involved in the sport of weightlifting as well as CrossFitters and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve their strength and technique. Every member of our staff are certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches. Contact us today if you're interested in joining our club.

By |2019-04-09T07:13:19-04:00April 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments