Athletic Lab is the training home of professional and elite athletes as well as adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. In the previous month, we had four athletes win a World Cup with the US Women’s National Team and 2 athletes represent the Athletic Lab Track Club at the USA Track & Field National Championships. But Athletic Lab is far more than just elite athletes. We have emerging athletes at all levels as well as fitness and wellness enthusiasts. The common thread in our vibrant and diverse community is being goal-oriented and hard-working.

Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our August member of the month, we’ve chosen Zack Lappenbusch.  Zack is a member of our Weightlifting Club. He recently qualified for the 2019 USA Weightlifting Youth Nationals which will be held in Anaheim, CA. Zack competes in the 73 kg weight class. The Athletic Lab Weightlifting Club has a long history of success at the National and International levels. You can check out our previous members of the month here.

Name: Zack Lappenbusch

What city were you born in? Mixco, Guatemala

What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? When I’m not working out I’m in school or photographing!

What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My favorite exercise is probably the clean and jerk and my least favorite is probably snatch pulls.

What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? I think my greatest accomplishment has been making it to Youth Nationals in Anaheim.

What motivates you? My teammates motivate me as well as my coach; others motivate me as well such as elite lifters.