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Less is More in 2019

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Let’s be honest: We all want to spend LESS time in the gym. It’s why all of the fitness gimmicks are out there. We have 8-min abs, 60-hour body transformations, 6-week weight loss challenges… we could go on and on. But is there a way to do it that’s not gimmicky? I believe there is and for my seasoned kettlebellers, I’d love for you to try it in our Less Is More Challenge. This challenge is for experienced students who have been coming to class for 6 months or more. If you’re ready for a change and to spend less…

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No Days Without Swings – NOvember

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For the last 4 years, we’ve done 100 swings/day every day in November. This year, we’re continuing the traditions and inviting you to join us for a good cause: The Semper Fi Fund. Here’s how to participate: Donate $10 (or more) and pledge to perform 100 swings every day OR 3000 swings in the month of November. Get a calendar in the gym, put your name on it, and start swinging. Leave it at the gym and record your swings at every class. Pacific Strength will donate an additional $50 for each person who does at least 100 swings every…

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No Mirrors. No Fancy Gadgets.

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We’re a bit old-school here, but we really really love that about our space. I don’t know about you, but with social media and all the techy-gadgets that do everything from telling you how many steps you took to reminding you to breathe at your desk at work, I am up to my ears in technology. What happened to listening to how you feel and getting feedback from your body? What about having a relationship with a real human and allowing that real human to help you through something? Now, I know fitbits and apple watches and the like are useful…

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Referral Challenge 2018

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The fall is the perfect time to bring a friend who’s been meaning to try kettlebells for a while. Even if you don’t have kids or yours are grown and out of the house, September always feels like a fresh start. And you may have friends who are looking to try something new to shake up their training routine and start seeing some results. Here’s how to get your friends started: Have them come to any TRX & Foundational Strength Class the FREE one this month is September 15th at 9am the drop-in for all other classes is $25 or…

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The 10-Week Kickstart Challenge

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The “Focus on Moving More & Enjoying Training so that we can actually Make Positive Changes in our lives rather than focusing on Weight Loss Every Time” Challenge If you know me, you know I love transformation/weight loss challenges (not really). I know that other people love them and it’s good to have a goal and all… BUT, what I REALLY LOVE doing is helping people feel good about themselves, their bodies, and about what they’re able to do. I REALLY LOVE when my students stop caring about a number on a scale and focusing more on how they FEEL…

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Why We Do What We Do

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I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently: Why does this gym exist? When it would be much easier and far less time to focus on personal training out of homes & online training… Why do we focus on strength? When weight-loss is an easier sell… Why do we want people to be strong for life? When competing every day and posting pictures of students falling over due to fatigue seems to create attention… Well for one, if you know me, you’ll know that I’ve never been one to take the easy road. 😉 But also, I want to do…

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Swings & Getups

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Those of you who know StrongFirst & who’ve read books by Pavel Tsatsouline, know that Pavel is someone who can get deep into the research side of strength training. He is also brilliant at simplifying that information so that we (the average Joe), can use that research to get stronger. In a world where everything seems to be getting more complicated, this type simplification is a breath of fresh air. Just for fun, let’s play “ask Pavel”: Q: Hey Pavel, I want to get stronger. What do you recommend? A: Swings & Getups. Q: Hey Pavel, I want to lose…

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TSC Training Starts February 19th!

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Seems so far away but it’s time to start training! The Tactical Strength Challenge 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 than to train for these three events. First, if you’re planning to compete, SIGN UP NOW through StrongFirst & get your official tshirt! February 17th is 8-weeks away. I’d like to know who’s competing and who needs a program by February 12th so that I have time to write your programs! Training Plan Options: (1) Use one…

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2018 Challenge – Simple & Sinister

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For the 2018 Challenge, we’re adding Swings & Getups to your regular routing, a la Pavel’s Simple & Sinister. I have a couple extra copies of the book at the gym you can pick up for $20 if you’d like to have one on hand. But I’m going to break down the routine for you here:   Simple: I’m making it even simpler than Pavel’s simple, because Pavel doesn’t really do simple =) So our “Simple” version is for you to add this to any day you wouldn’t normally train: 100 Total Swings, any style (2-hand, one-hand, alternating), any weight…

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