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Student Spotlight – March 2017

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The focus for March for the 2017 Challenge is Strength Training & our goal is to get at least 2 days of strength training in every week. We have a lot of strong women to choose from, but I couldn’t think of a better person to highlight than Melissa Hill. Melissa has been really consistent with her strength training since she started at Pacific Strength back in 2009. She has made HUGE strength gains in that time & everyone loves when Melissa’s in class – she encourages everyone who trains with her to push it to the next level. Here’s what Melissa had to say…

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November 2016 – News & Events

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Military Appreciation Month November at Pacific Strength is Military Appreciation. We live very close to Camp Pendleton, a large Marine Corps base and we’d like to give back to those who serve our country. We’re giving one month of unlimited classes to all Active Duty Military, Dependents, Retirees & Veterans in November. Please email me at trainwithval@mac.com to get the link to sign up!   We’ll also start each class with 22 pushups – to bring awareness to suicide rates of Military Veterans – as the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 20-22 Veterans per day die from suicide. Challenge…

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Tactical Strength Challenge – Fall 2016

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It’s that time again… TSC time! The Tactical Strength Challenge comes around every 6 months and I get excited every time. This year is no exception! We get to train for something, challenge ourselves to push past what we thought we could do, compete with ourselves and with people in StrongFirst gyms around the world. In our little gym, we really feel like a part of a bigger community. The TSC tests: Max Strength with the Deadlift Bodyweight Strength with the Pull-ups and Flexed-Arm Hang Strength Endurance with 5-minutes of Snatching There’s no better way to reach an all-around fitness goal…

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Summer Challenge 2016

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Swing, Squat, & Press your way to a healthier summer! Set a fitness goal (not a weight-centered goal) and see results faster! Join the Swing, Squat, & Press Summer Challenge: $179 Initial Measurements: Weight, Circumferences, Body Fat, + Swing, Squat, & Press Evaluation (Value $50) Goal Setting (Value $50) FMS (Value $50) Personalized 8-week Plan (Value $200) You will receive a plan that you will do in class & on your own when you’re not in class. It is important that you communicate how many days you’re willing to train over the summer & that you stick to the plan as closely as possible. We…

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YBR Hip Opening Workshop

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Join us at the studio this Saturday, March 12th at 11am for a 90-minute in-depth look at the hip joints with Kim Fitzgerald. From Kim: This class offers a very deep workout to improve flexibility and range of motion in your hips.  This class reaches deep into your hip joints, accessing tight and worn out areas you might not be aware of, while also freeing your hips of restriction. The hips are one of the most used and troubling joints in the body, bringing tightness and stiffness with age. It doesn’t have to be that way- integrating this routine into…

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Moving Better

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If you remember, December was about Feeling Good! We did a couple of things for that. We Donated $275 to the Boys & Girls Club from our November Swing Challenge We Donated over $1000 worth of gifts to a Family in need over Christmas Our focus for training plans for December was to Move Better during your training and Feel Better leaving the class than when you came in. From the feedback we got from everyone, it seemed to work and you all really liked it! So we kept that theme going for January. Moving better, taking our time getting into…

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2015

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What a year it has been, both personally and professionally. So much has happened! At the gym, we hosted two really successful Tactical Strength Challenges. I was so proud of everyone who trained, trusted the process, competed, pr’d, & had fun along the way! The group in April got everyone warmed up to the process. And the October group really got people excited for TSC’s to come! The summer was simultaneously the longest and shortest summer of my life after having Laine in April… Many of you parents can relate to this… I’m so incredibly thankful I was able to spend that time with my…

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The 12 Days Of Christmas – NBKB Style!

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It’s the HOLIDAYS and that means tis the season for making workouts “merry and bright” and “quick and easy” If the hustle and bustle of the season increases stress, appetite or your chances of skipping your workouts, our 12 Days of Christmas Workout will keep you on track. These workouts are designed to be done anywhere and can be completed with or without kettlebells or other fitness equipment. So get your body moving, and then get on with the holiday merriment! Each day has an exercise for you to do. Perform this exercise for 30 seconds with 30 seconds of…

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December: Feel Good

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Give I know it’s a little late, but we just found out about these families in need and I thought we could help! So… we’ve adopted the Hughes Family from “Families Helping Families“, a part of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. Read About the Hughes Family Here Sign Up to Donate Here Bring the Items to the Gym by December 12th!   Train Smarter, Not Harder Helping families in need feels good. But we know that even the good stress of the holiday season is still STRESS… And it shows up in our bodies! We’re tighter, we’re less…

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