Raising Money for The Ulman House: A Home Away from Home For Cancer Patients and Families

My sister, Charlotte, was diagnosed in September 2011 with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. She was pretty lost for about a year…..we all were. We did not know who to talk to, who to ask for help. In 2012, Charlotte connected with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, an organization founded in 1997 by Doug Ulman who, at age 19, … Read More

emilyRaising Money for The Ulman House: A Home Away from Home For Cancer Patients and Families

Client Profile of the Month: Meet Master Athlete, Anita Clayton

  Anita started training at my gym in June of 2017. Her daughter, Susan, has been a member of Fivex3 since about 2012. Anita and I actually go back 20 years, when I was working as the Wardrobe Supervisor at Center Stage, a theater company here in Baltimore. Anita has been a volunteer at local theatre companies here in Baltimore … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Meet Master Athlete, Anita Clayton

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

emily7th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2018

“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

emily2017 Charm City Strongwoman Contest Sponsors!!!

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.