Client Profile for July: Meet Sally T.

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When Sally walked into the gym on June 1, she looked at me and told me point blank, “My doctor told me I should never, ever deadlift and if I choose to squat, I should never go below parallel.” We both looked at each other and just smiled.  And then we got to work. Sally joined us this summer for … Read More

emilyClient Profile for July: Meet Sally T.

5th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2016 Sponsors and Fundraising!!

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We have some amazing sponsors this year for the 2016 Charm City Strongwoman Contest. Please make sure to check them out and thank them for their sponsorship!!!! 😉   Meet our 2016 Charm City Strongwoman Sponsors!!!  Platinum Sponsors ($500 Sponsorship) H & S Bakery East Coast Gold Weightlifting/Mary Hyder Stevenson University Equinox Corporation  Teavolve Cafe and Lounge  Gold Sponsors ($300 Sponsorship) … Read More

emily5th Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2016 Sponsors and Fundraising!!

Stress: Is it ever worth it?

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“Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body.” psychology.com Stress is normal. Stress is a part of our life. Stress is REAL. And for many … Read More

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5th Annual Charlotte Bohn Charm City Strongwoman Contest 2016

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   REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL CHARM CITY STRONGWOMAN CONTEST!!! HELLO LADIES!!!!! This contest is a Memorial Contest for my sister Charlotte Bohn who died last February after 3 1/2 years of living with colon cancer. She was my inspiration and my other half. She was also as strong as she was beautiful. This contest is for … Read More

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Jackie: A Swimmer’s Story about Strength

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My name is Jackie and until about two months ago, I was a collegiate swimmer. My senior year season has just ended, which means that I can finally talk about my experiences without running the risk of violating NCAA endorsement rules. 😉 I have been a swimmer my whole life. As a five year old, I did swim lessons, and … Read More

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Our Third Self Defense Seminar with Steve Wakefoose, Sunday, May 15, 2016

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  We are very excited to announce our third Self Defense Seminar with Steve Wakefoose of CrossFit West Chester in Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 15, 2016. This self-defense seminar is based on Tony Blauer’s S.P.E.A.R System and Personal Defense Readiness program. Instructor Steve Wakefoose will lead the workshop. Steve is the founder of Providence Combatives and is a certified Level … Read More

emilyOur Third Self Defense Seminar with Steve Wakefoose, Sunday, May 15, 2016

Client Profile for March: Meet Kevin D.

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Kevin contacted me this past May, before he even moved to Baltimore. We became acquainted via email and when he finally made the move to Maryland in August, he emailed me again and came in to visit the gym and learn more about our program. We started his training in September of 2015.  It has been a pleasure getting to … Read More

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Brazilian Jiujitsu, flossing and learning Spanish = Building Habits

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“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryun This past August, I started Brazilian Jiujitsu. At age 40. I have never participated in any type of martial art. Ever. My entire life, from age 5 until age 38, revolved around dance, ballet and modern primarily. So what in the world possessed me to try … Read More

emilyBrazilian Jiujitsu, flossing and learning Spanish = Building Habits

Client Profile of the Month: Meet Helene

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Helene joined us in May of 2015. She came to us looking to get stronger and establish a better strength training routine. Her progress has been remarkable.  More importantly, as a nurse, moving patients was often difficult at times, and her number one concern was not getting injured on the job. What better way to get stronger than Starting Strength? … Read More

emilyClient Profile of the Month: Meet Helene

Fivex3 Training Client Profile: Meet Martha

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Martha started training with us on October 23, 2015. She visited the gym the week before and spoke to me at length about her back issues, that she was starting physical therapy soon but also wanted to start strength training.  My first reaction to this was,”Well, that’s great but I hope this person doesn’t try to talk you out of … Read More

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