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

Meet Diana: Wife, mother, teacher, runner, strength trainee for life

Diana has been a member of Fivex3 Training for the past two and a half years. She began training with us after her second meniscus tear surgery and has not stopped. Originally, she started training to help her get stronger with her running. However, it became quite clear to her that strength training was becoming more than just “something she … Read More

emilyMeet Diana: Wife, mother, teacher, runner, strength trainee for life

8th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

The 8th 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

emily8th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

Training with depression. You are not alone.

“Depression is a physical illness.” —Terry Bradshaw In June of 2011, I was on top of the world. I had discovered Starting Strength a year ago that month thanks to my husband, Diego. I was out of back pain. I had joined a dance company again. I opened my business, Fivex3 Training, and was slowly gaining clients, meeting people and rehearsing … Read More

emilyTraining with depression. You are not alone.

Client Profile of the Month: Juliana Molina

Juliana joined us in September of 2018. She started training twice a week, as that was all her schedule would allow at the time. And she stuck with it as best she could. However, in December of 2018, she got pretty sick (it was that time of year for a lot of our members!!) and her strength gains took a … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Juliana Molina

Meet Fivex3 Member, Kelly Adams: Strongwoman Competitor

Kelly is an all around bad ass woman. Lawyer, strongwoman competitor, powerlifter, hiker, dog lover, wife, daughter. She joined Fivex3 in 2014, a few months after her first Charm City Strongwoman Contest. We have had the privilege to coach her for the past five years and look forward to many, many more years of gainzzzz.. 😉 Here is Kelly.

emilyMeet Fivex3 Member, Kelly Adams: Strongwoman Competitor

Meet Jamien: Fivex3 Client Profile

Jamien began training with us in 2017. Check out his video below to learn more about his experience here at Fivex3 Training.

emilyMeet Jamien: Fivex3 Client Profile

What happens when you break your wrist? You keep training.

On Monday, September 10, 2018, one of my clients sent me a text with some bad news:  “Hi Emily. So I have some bad news. I was in a car accident this morning and I broke my arm. I am totally okay otherwise but honestly my first reaction was just being angry that I won’t get to compete on Sunday. … Read More

emilyWhat happens when you break your wrist? You keep training.