2021 Stronger Together: A Partners Strength Meet (A Fundraiser for Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson)

When? Sunday, December 5, 2021 Where? Fivex3 Training, 4015 Foster Avenue, Baltimore 21224 What? Stronger Together is a Strength Meet displaying the strength of two lifters working together to form one total. Rather than competing individually, Stronger Together will require competitors to form a team of 2 and complete all 4 lifts as outlined in Starting Strength; The Deadlift, Squat, … Read More

emily2021 Stronger Together: A Partners Strength Meet (A Fundraiser for Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson)

10th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest!!!

This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Giza 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 the strong women out there. The contest will take … Read More

emily10th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest!!!

Fivex3 Training: Barbell Workshop

Coaches: Starting Strength Coaches Diego Socolinsky and Emily Socolinsky. Other coaches: TBD Date: Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25, 2021 Venue: Fivex3 Training 4015 Foster Avenue, Suite 200, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 Price: $450 (This fee is non-refundable). For Whom? Coaches and lifters, recreational athletes, general population Program Schedule: Saturday, April 24, 1pm – 6pm: Lecture on biomechanics and squat technique, squat practical  Sunday, April 25, … Read More

emilyFivex3 Training: Barbell Workshop

9th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

The 9th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest is here!! This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Giza 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

diego9th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

An “Almost” Decade of Strength

Today, on June 23, 2020, we celebrate nine years of service. Nine years of coaching, training, meeting so many wonderful people, running our Charm City Strongwoman Contest, expanding the gym and eventually, moving to a new location. And if it wasn’t for our members, none of this would be even possible. September 2010 Diego registered us for the November 2010 … Read More

emilyAn “Almost” Decade of Strength

Stronger Together 2020: A Starting Strength Meet

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS MEET! When? Sunday, December 6, 2020 Where? Fivex3 Training, 4015 Foster Avenue, Baltimore 21224 What? Stronger Together is a Strength Meet displaying the strength of two lifters working together to form one total. Rather than competing individually, Stronger Together will require competitors to form a team of 2 and complete all 4 lifts as … Read More

emilyStronger Together 2020: A Starting Strength Meet

Programming Workshop at Fivex3 Training

Coaches: Diego Socolinsky and Emily Socolinsky When is it? Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020 Time: 9 am – 1 pm Price: $150 Where is it? Fivex3 Training 4015 Foster Avenue Suite 200 Baltimore, Maryland 21224 Who is it for? Coaches and lifters, recreational athletes, general population, those interested in learning more about programming  What is it? Join Fivex3 for a … Read More

emilyProgramming Workshop at Fivex3 Training

Catching up with Claire post ankle surgery.

About two months ago, Starting Strength shared a video about my client, Claire, who has cerebral palsy. Here is her video: The end of September, on Friday, September 27, 2019, Claire had surgery on her left ankle, the one affected by her cerebral palsy. She had been putting off this surgery for years but the arthritis was getting worse and … Read More

emilyCatching up with Claire post ankle surgery.

Meet Fivex3 Member, Claire: Stronger in mind, body and spirit.

Claire started training with me in August of 2018. She had fallen earlier in the year, and been in physical therapy for her right knee since April. She had also taken a fall the previous year, injuring her right shoulder.  After the second bad fall, she decided it was time to come in and see us. Her husband, Bob, has … Read More

emilyMeet Fivex3 Member, Claire: Stronger in mind, body and spirit.

Think twice before signing your name on the dotted line: Trainer or Coach?

“If you are going to be an effective consumer of Personal Training, you have to understand these things. If you hire a coach based on the coach’s physical appearance, or even on the coach’s physical ability, you are quite often hiring the coach’s genetics, not the coach’s knowledge, experience, or coaching ability. You are not a genetic freak. You would … Read More

emilyThink twice before signing your name on the dotted line: Trainer or Coach?