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

Programming Workshop for Strength Training

Coaches: Diego Socolinsky and Emily Socolinsky When? Date: Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2020 Time: 12pm – 4pm both days Price: $150 for one day; $225 for both days Where? LIVE from Baltimore, MD via ZOOM!! For Whom? Coaches and lifters, recreational athletes, general population, those interested in learning more about programming  What? Join Fivex3 for a weekend … Read More

emilyProgramming Workshop for Strength Training

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?

Meet Fivex3 Member, Rosemary: Strength Training and Myasthenia Gravis

Rosemary joined Fivex3 in January of 2019. She had dabbled with weights before but nothing really serious. About a year ago, she was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG), a chronic autoimmune disease which causes muscle weakness. When she researched strength training and MG, she found very little but she did find one article. She came in to discuss her concerns … Read More

emilyMeet Fivex3 Member, Rosemary: Strength Training and Myasthenia Gravis

Weights and Plates: Nutrition Coaching with SSC and RD, Robert Santana

I have had the opportunity to work with Robert about two years ago and was very happy with his guidance and help. Easy to work with, easily available via email and messenger, easy to understand. 😉 I have referred him to a number of my clients who were interested in working with a nutrition coach who understands individuals who strength … Read More

emilyWeights and Plates: Nutrition Coaching with SSC and RD, Robert Santana