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.

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!

Our client, Jan: Age is only a Number

Jan is my she-hero. Here’s why she should be yours too. “Because of strength training, I am increasingly convinced that ‘aging’ is a result of reduced movement which results in the loss of strength and, ultimately, health. I think the decrease in physical activity sends a message to the body to begin its decline into a sedentary, less healthy, and … Read More

emilyOur client, Jan: Age is only a Number

“Doing The Program” – Client profile of the Month: Meet Jesse

“The program works, especially when executed exactly as written in the books, SS:BBT3 and PPST3. I know this because I have used it for many years with our members, and every single one of them who does it according to the instructions gets big and strong over a 6-month period. All of our Starting Strength Coaches who apply it to … Read More

emily“Doing The Program” – Client profile of the Month: Meet Jesse

How Barbell Training Saved Me….Twice

I started my strength journey the end of June of 2010. My husband Diego had already started the program about a year before but I was in such a bad state with my back that I couldn’t even imagine trying to ANYTHING, let alone a barbell program. That is, until I had the worst back episode in May of 2010 … Read More

emilyHow Barbell Training Saved Me….Twice