7th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2018

HELLO LADIES!!!!! The 7th 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 … Read More

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“Former” (Cause they had to move!!) Client Profile: Meet Brendan ;)

In January of 2017, I received this email from Brendan: Brendan here. We’ve never met but I feel like I know you with how much Mariza raves about you. Also, I helped Shannon with the audio on that short she made about you a while back, so I have to say I’m very impressed by you and 5×3.  Anyway, I’m … Read More

emily“Former” (Cause they had to move!!) Client Profile: Meet Brendan ;)

Back Rehab 101: Scott’s Story of Recovery

  Diego and I recently had an article published on the Starting Strength website about one of our clients who rehab his back injury with Starting Strength.  Scott is the poster child for consistency, perseverance and determination. We could not ask for a more confident and coachable client than Scott. 😉 This is his story.  For those who are interested … Read More

emilyBack Rehab 101: Scott’s Story of Recovery

Remembering my sister, Charlotte. Life does go on. And it’s okay.

It is December 27, 2015. Just 5 more days until we are in the New Year. 2016. Another new year. Another new beginning. The first New Year without my sister Charlotte. The first of  many New Year’s without her. This is my new reality. This is my family’s new reality. 2015 did not begin well. “You have weeks to live,” … Read More

emilyRemembering my sister, Charlotte. Life does go on. And it’s okay.

Client Profile of the Month: Meet Melissa

Melissa and her husband, Mike, joined us around the end of November of last year. Mike had contacted me in June to learn more about our program but back pain, life and a wedding put everything on hold until November when they finally were able to start. Melissa seemed a little reluctant, even skeptical, at first. She almost didn’t come back. “I … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Meet Melissa

What is Starting Strength and what is a Starting Strength Gym?

A former client and aspiring coach stopped by the gym the other day and asked some questions about the nature of the Starting Strength method. Here is a cleaned up version of my response: Most people associate Starting Strength with the Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression, but they are not the same thing. Starting Strength is a methodology for strength … Read More

diegoWhat is Starting Strength and what is a Starting Strength Gym?

2017 Charm City Strongwoman Contest Sponsors!!!

We have some amazing sponsors this year! Please make sure to check them out and thank them for their sponsorship!!!! 😉 Meet our 2017 Charm City Strongwoman Sponsors!!!  Platinum Sponsors ($500 Sponsorship) H & S Bakery East Coast Gold Weightlifting/Mary Hyder Equinox Corporation  Teavolve Cafe and Lounge Gold Sponsors ($300 Sponsorship) Totten Training Systems  Fit Blessed Meals  Silver Sponsors ($200 Sponsorship) … Read More

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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.

The 6th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2017 is HERE!

REGISTRATION FORM: Please download the registration form by clicking here: 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 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 … Read More

emilyThe 6th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2017 is HERE!