Member of the Month: Zack Lappenbusch

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; [...]

By |2019-08-03T10:50:00-04:00August 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 |2019-08-03T10:13:27-04:00July 10th, 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

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