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

Stronger Together: A Starting Strength Affiliate Gym Strength Meet

When? Sunday, December 8, 2019 Where? Fivex3 Training, 4015 Foster Avenue, Baltimore 21224 What? Stronger Together is a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym 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; … Read More

emilyStronger Together: A Starting Strength Affiliate Gym Strength Meet

Meet Fivex3 Clients: Jesse and Laura Wolcott

Jesse started with us in October of 2016. His wife, Laura, joined us in July of 2017 following the birth of their son, Bryan. They have worked hard to find a balance between their training schedule, work schedule and their new role as parents. It hasn’t been easy, but they make it work. 😉 Jesse has also been a volunteer … Read More

emilyMeet Fivex3 Clients: Jesse and Laura Wolcott

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