Craig Brooks: Older and Stronger

Fivex3 Coach, Craig Brooks, attended the Starting Strength Seminar in May 2016. At that time, he squatted 255lbs for five reps, pressed 135lbs (failed the fifth rep), deadlifted 275lbs, and benched 205lbs.  Two weeks ago, he squatted 500lbs for a single. At age 49. You can get stronger as you get older. Here is Craig’s story: https://startingstrength.com/training/older-and-stronger

emilyCraig Brooks: Older and Stronger

Strength Will Always Come From Within

The other night, one of my new lifters lost his balance when performing the first rep of his work set. He had squatted 285lbs on Saturday for three sets of five, and simply added 5 pounds to his squat the next session. He started his Novice Linear Progression at the end of February of this year, with a starting squat … Read More

emilyStrength Will Always Come From Within

Meet our 2019 Charm City Strongwoman Sponsors!!

Please make sure to check them out and thank them for their sponsorship!!!! 😉 Charm City Strongwoman Title Sponsor!!! ($2000) East Coast Gold Weightlifting/Mary Hyder Hoffman and Associates Solid System Construction Gold Sponsors ($500) H & S Bakery Teavolve Cafe and Lounge GLW Partners JV Equinox Silver Sponsors ($250) Totten Training Systems  Baltimore Tattoo Museum Irving Fitness and Nutrition LiveSore … Read More

emilyMeet our 2019 Charm City Strongwoman Sponsors!!

Meet Lydia, Young athlete and Fivex3 member

Lydia was encouraged by her mother and sister to join us last summer for training. Although she was hesitant to try something new at first, after a few sessions, she quickly realized the importance of what she was doing and how it would help her on the field. When she returned to us this summer, she was in PT for … Read More

emilyMeet Lydia, Young athlete and Fivex3 member

Meet Master Athletes, Susan and Deb

Friends for Life: Stronger Together Susan and Deb have been friends since they were 5 years old. They were in kindergarten together, then grade school and through college. At 69 years old, they are still traveling together, sharing laughs and trading stories about their children and their husbands. “No matter what we do, we’re always having a good time,” Susan … Read More

emilyMeet Master Athletes, Susan and Deb

Meet Diana: Wife, mother, teacher, runner, strength trainee for life

Diana has been a member of Fivex3 Training for the past two and a half years. She began training with us after her second meniscus tear surgery and has not stopped. Originally, she started training to help her get stronger with her running. However, it became quite clear to her that strength training was becoming more than just “something she … Read More

emilyMeet Diana: Wife, mother, teacher, runner, strength trainee for life

8th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

The 8th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest is here!! This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Bohn who died on February 11, 2015 after a 3 1/2 year battle with colon cancer. She was my inspiration and my other half. She was also as strong as she was beautiful. This contest is for her and for ALL … Read More

emily8th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

Training with depression. You are not alone.

“Depression is a physical illness.” —Terry Bradshaw In June of 2011, I was on top of the world. I had discovered Starting Strength a year ago that month thanks to my husband, Diego. I was out of back pain. I had joined a dance company again. I opened my business, Fivex3 Training, and was slowly gaining clients, meeting people and rehearsing … Read More

emilyTraining with depression. You are not alone.

Client Profile of the Month: Juliana Molina

Juliana joined us in September of 2018. She started training twice a week, as that was all her schedule would allow at the time. And she stuck with it as best she could. However, in December of 2018, she got pretty sick (it was that time of year for a lot of our members!!) and her strength gains took a … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Juliana Molina

Meet Fivex3 Member, Kelly Adams: Strongwoman Competitor

Kelly is an all around bad ass woman. Lawyer, strongwoman competitor, powerlifter, hiker, dog lover, wife, daughter. She joined Fivex3 in 2014, a few months after her first Charm City Strongwoman Contest. We have had the privilege to coach her for the past five years and look forward to many, many more years of gainzzzz.. 😉 Here is Kelly.

emilyMeet Fivex3 Member, Kelly Adams: Strongwoman Competitor