Single Leg Work – 2019

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Single Leg Balance is not only important if you’d like to improve your Single Leg Deadlift and your Pistol Squat, but it’s essential to health and wellness as we age! “Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among the elderly and a significant public health issue” (this study reported). Strength, Balance, Vestibular System Decline, and Proprioception all play a role in falls. Strength… I think we do a pretty good job addressing this issue here. =) Balance is similar to a foreign language – if you don’t use it, you lose it! practice balancing on one leg while…

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Teachings -Bottom’s Up Kettlebell Work – 2019

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As you may know, we take 5 minutes (ish) at the beginning of class and use that to teach a skill. It’s different all the time and we pride ourselves on the fact that Pacific Strength is not a place to merely “work out”. It is a school of strength and our students (everyone who comes to classes or personal training sessions) are here to get better every day. We teach the skill of strength and we know that when you practice the skills, you will be stronger. We have been working on Bottom’s Up Kettlebell training for the last…

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Tactical Strength Challenge – May 2019

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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. If you’re planning to compete, SIGN UP NOW through StrongFirst & get your official tshirt (free if you sign up buy March 22!) Decide how you’d like to train: Training Plan Options: Train on your own: Do your own thing. Sign up for the TSC and test your skills with everyone on May 4th. Get the Once-A-Week Plan: I’ve planned one…

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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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