Dancers are athletes. And they should train like athletes too.

I recently wrote an article for Starting Strength  about our young high school dancer who is finishing her junior year. Her dancing has improved tremendously since beginning her novice progression. She was able to come back from a foot injury faster than she would have had she not been lifting and training with us. She trains all the lifts, including the power … Read More

emilyDancers are athletes. And they should train like athletes too.

Client Profile of the Month: Meet Susan C.

  Susan is amazing. True, I have a lot of amazing women here at Fivex3 Training, but Susan is really amazing. Not only does she own a hair salon with a co-owner, a business that they have owned for 22 years, but she most recently started another business, WhitePaws RunMitts, for runners, walkers and everyone in between. I have been … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Meet Susan C.

6th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2017

 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL CHARM CITY STRONGWOMAN CONTEST!!! LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE IS NOW CLOSED!! MIDDLEWEIGHT NOVICE IS NOW CLOSED!! MASTERS DIVISION HAS ONE OPENING!!!! CONTACT ME TO GET ON THE WAITLIST!!   HELLO LADIES!!!!! This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Bohn who died on February 11, 2015 after a 3 1/2 year battle … Read More

emily6th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2017

Our client, Jan: Age is only a Number

Jan is my she-hero. Here’s why she should be yours too. “Because of strength training, I am increasingly convinced that ‘aging’ is a result of reduced movement which results in the loss of strength and, ultimately, health. I think the decrease in physical activity sends a message to the body to begin its decline into a sedentary, less healthy, and … Read More

emilyOur client, Jan: Age is only a Number

“Doing The Program” – Client profile of the Month: Meet Jesse

“The program works, especially when executed exactly as written in the books, SS:BBT3 and PPST3. I know this because I have used it for many years with our members, and every single one of them who does it according to the instructions gets big and strong over a 6-month period. All of our Starting Strength Coaches who apply it to … Read More

emily“Doing The Program” – Client profile of the Month: Meet Jesse

How Barbell Training Saved Me….Twice

I started my strength journey the end of June of 2010. My husband Diego had already started the program about a year before but I was in such a bad state with my back that I couldn’t even imagine trying to ANYTHING, let alone a barbell program. That is, until I had the worst back episode in May of 2010 … Read More

emilyHow Barbell Training Saved Me….Twice

Client Profile of the Month: Meet Steve Andrews

We first met Steve when he contacted us about training his daughter, Jackie, a swimmer in college, who needed to get stronger in order to be more competitive in the pool. We started training Jackie in the summer of 2014. Around 2015, Steve decided he wanted to start working with us but was hesitant to start with the barbell training … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Meet Steve Andrews

Client Profile for July: Meet Sally T.

When Sally walked into the gym on June 1, she looked at me and told me point blank, “My doctor told me I should never, ever deadlift and if I choose to squat, I should never go below parallel.” We both looked at each other and just smiled.  And then we got to work. Sally joined us this summer for … Read More

emilyClient Profile for July: Meet Sally T.

5th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2016 Sponsors and Fundraising!!

We have some amazing sponsors this year for the 2016 Charm City Strongwoman Contest. Please make sure to check them out and thank them for their sponsorship!!!! 😉   Meet our 2016 Charm City Strongwoman Sponsors!!!  Platinum Sponsors ($500 Sponsorship) H & S Bakery East Coast Gold Weightlifting/Mary Hyder Stevenson University Equinox Corporation  Teavolve Cafe and Lounge  Gold Sponsors ($300 Sponsorship) … Read More

emily5th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2016 Sponsors and Fundraising!!

Stress: Is it ever worth it?

“Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body.” psychology.com Stress is normal. Stress is a part of our life. Stress is REAL. And for many … Read More

emilyStress: Is it ever worth it?