Members of the Month: Ryan Weber and Delaney Register

Athletic Lab is selected by professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and vibrant community.  All our members share the common traits of 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 April members of the month, we've chosen Ryan Weber and Delaney Register. Ryan and Delaney are Performance Fitness members and active members of our Cary CrossFit competition team. Ryan and Delaney were our top competitors in the 2019 CrossFit Open. Ryan finished the Open ranked 5,161 out of 185,549 competitors which placed him in the top 3% in the world. Delaney finished ranked 13,925 out of 140,130 competitors which placed her in the top 10% in the world. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Ryan Weber What city were you born in? Denville, NJ What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I work in RTP doing survey research for a variety of government agencies. In the 1 day a week I'm not at The Lab, I'm fiddling with my car, playing the occasional round of golf, eating...and thinking about eating. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite: Thrusters; Least Favorite: Prone Eagles (snow angels) What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? Not being run over by someone sprinting the track. Also, making steady improvements in my overall fitness year after year. What motivates you? The thought that training the way we do is a privilege that not everyone has the time, resources [...]

By |2019-03-29T16:56:18-04:00April 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Members of the Month: Jack Flood and Kincaid Young

Athletic Lab is the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and vibrant population.  The specific goals of our members may differ but they all share the common traits of 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 March members of the month, we've chosen Jack Flood and Kincaid Young who both recently medaled on the national stage in their respective sports.  Jack recently made his second appearance for Athletic Lab at a USA Track & Field National Championships where he took 3rd place in the heptathlon. Jack has been a member of the Athletic Lab Track Club since 2017. Kincaid is a member of the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team and made his first national appearance at last month's USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships. He brought home bronze medals in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Jack Flood What city were you born in? Blue Point, NY What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab? The past couple months when I wasn't training, I was coaching HS boys winter track. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My favorite exercise would have to be Power snatches and my least favorite Turkish get ups. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? Since I began training, my favorite accomplishment was this most recent one of placing 3rd at the USATF indoor championship in the heptathlon. I love the sport of track and field and [...]

By |2019-03-08T19:10:19-04:00March 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 |2019-02-08T17:20:42-04:00February 8th, 2019|News|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 |2019-01-03T11:43:48-04:00January 3rd, 2019|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 |2018-12-02T10:59:58-04:00December 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Mario Döring

Athletic Lab is home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. Our community is 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 November, we've chosen Mario Döring. He is a member of our Performance Fitness Program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. ___________ Name: Mario Döring What city were you born in? Albstadt (Germany) What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I am working for a German company as a research engineer at the NC State campus in Raleigh. Athletic Lab is my biggest hobby right now, but I also like to watch football (Seahawks) and sports in general. What's your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorites: Rowing, Assault bike and Running (I love running); Least Favorites: Cleans, Thrusters and Lunges What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab? My weight loss (about 90 pounds) and the ability to learn/do exercises I could not do when I was heavier. What motivates you? To get better every day and the competition with the other members (especially Karthick… ;))

By |2018-11-07T18:47:40-04:00November 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: North Carolina Courage

Athletic Lab is home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to be the best version of themselves they can be. Our community is 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 October, we've chosen the North Carolina Courage Football Club. The Courage have trained at Athletic Lab the past 2 years and Athletic Lab's Mike Young is on staff with the team as their Director of Performance. In late September, the Courage capped what is arguably the most dominant season in women's professional soccer history. During the 2018 season, the North Carolina Courage claimed a historic treble, winning the Women’s International Champions Cup over Paris St Germain and Lyon, the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Championship. Along the way the team broke multiple records in the most dominant and most successful U.S. women’s professional soccer season to date. During the regular season the team set the NWSL records for wins (17), regular-season points (57) and regular-season goals (53). The team stormed through the post-season making their second consecutive league final by beating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 and the Portland Thorns 5-0. You can also check out our previous members of the month here.

By |2018-10-29T12:29:20-04:00October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Tony Crabtree

Athletic Lab is home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to be the best version of themselves they can be. Our community is 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 September, we've chosen Tony Crabtree. Tony is a long time private training client at Athletic Lab. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. ___________ Name: Tony Crabtree Where were you born? North Carolina What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)?  I own Giant Development.  We develop residential neighborhoods.  We have about 150 employees and we have been in business 16 years. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my 5 kids, coaching and driving them to practice. I like to read, go to mass, spending time in the pool with Mia and Charlie, shooting hoops, smoking cigars, and Sunday dinners. What's your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My favorite exercises are bench press and dead lift. My least favorite are  Z carries and anything cardio. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab? My biggest accomplishment is to keep coming on a weekly basis. I have lots of injuries.  I need a hip replacement, torn rotator cuff,  three ruptured discs, and a torn meniscus.  But because of Matt's ability to work around my injuries and build up the muscles to support those injuries, I am able to continue to train.  Nowhere else would I be capable of doing this. What motivates you? My family is my biggest motivation. I am someone's father,  husband, [...]

By |2018-09-07T10:25:44-04:00September 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Ram & Thulasi

Athletic Lab is home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. Our community is 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 August, we've chosen the husband and wife team of Ram and Thulasi. They are both members of our Performance Fitness Program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. ___________ Name: Ram Danabalou What city were you born in? Pondicherry, India What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I am a Project Manager at DCRI (Duke Clinical Research Institute). I enjoy movies, reading and hanging out with friends. What's your favorite exercise? Least favorite? The least favorite are plate push/sled push - Apart from my wife, it really does take my breath away . My favorite are BW & Back squats. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab? That I can pass my wife in certain WODS?  What motivates you? Looking to enjoy another day healthier and fitter than I was yesterday. I remember the very first day at AL and almost being passed out after 10 -15 minutes. The camaraderie of my fellow Athletic Lab'ers and the affinity with the extraordinary AL personnel have helped me come a long way in my journey to a healthier me. ___________ Name: Thulasi R 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 am a Business Operations Manager at Cisco Systems Inc.  I enjoy Gardening  and  running outdoors. What's your favorite exercise? Least favorite?  My [...]

By |2018-07-26T18:08:42-04:00August 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Hope Weant and Sam Steger

Athletic Lab is made up of a diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. That's why we take a moment each month to highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of July, we've chosen Hope Weant and Sam Steger. Hope and Sam recently competed in our Summer Weightlifting Open. Both Hope and Sam are members of our Weightlifting Team. You can check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Hope Weant What city were you born in? Winter Haven, FL What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc): I am a neuroradiology nurse practitioner at Duke Hospital.  I enjoy hanging out with my friends and eating/making yummy foods and traveling.  I also love exercising with our awesome dog Heinz. How long have you been a member at Athletic Lab? 5 years. My mother in law Ginny Weant started going to Athletic Lab first then she got me and Aaron (husband) to join. What's your favorite exercise? Least favorite? I love cleans, body weight squats and dumb bell snatches.  I know this is a game but I love handball.  I hate ALL the animal walks and thrusters equally and passionately. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab?  Being around the people at Athletic Lab has challenged me and pushed me to do things that I really never thought I could do.  Since starting Athletic Lab 5 years ago I have ran 1 marathon, 6 half marathons, 1 marathon relay, competed in 3 crossfit competitions, and 1 olympic weightlifting competition.  I never did any of those things before starting Athletic Lab.  I can honestly say that I don't [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:28:22-04:00July 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments