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A Challenge For You

Whether you’re an athlete trying to recover from training (you are!), or you’re someone who is looking to not feel like poo all the time from so many hours spent at a desk, treating your body to some dedicated mobility work could not be more important. Unfortunately, more often than not, the thought of working […]

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A man in full

  One day after a workout Terry Clapp pulled me aside. He wanted me to know that he hadn’t been in the gym much because his son Reece was terminally ill; that he worked days and spent his nights in the hospital by Reece’s side; and that he didn’t want me to think that he […]


Shin Splints

  Now that we are running outside again, a few of us are bound to suffer from shin splints. For the purposes of this discussion we will call the pesky injury that is shin splints any tightness or inflammation of the tissues in the lower leg. If you have had shin splints before you know how […]

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The Success Of Tracy

  Well, after a picture like this, there isn’t really much I need to say about Tracy’s success. Tracy is always down to work hard and her progress is evidence of that, to say the least. If you’ve been in class with her, you also know the ever-upbeat presence that accompanies such determination. Here are […]

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Life Without a Microwave

This winter our microwave broke. I think ice got into the wall and fried the electronics – the clock doesn’t even turn on. I considered replacing it but somehow I never got around to it. Anyway, it was rough at first but now I kind of like it. Life without microwave changed my relationship with […]

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The Beginning of A TwinTown Renaissance

No doubt a lot of us have seen Matt Erickson’s name climbing to the top of the leader board in the past couple of months.  Matt joined the gym in October and was by all means fit at the time.   Last Wednesday Matt deadlifted 435 pounds, coming a couple pounds shy of hitting 3X bodyweight.  […]

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A Big Week For Our Athletes

This was an awesome week in the gym. Our athletes put up impressive front squat and deadlift numbers. Actually, you badasses blew my mind with the weight you squatted and pulled. On Monday, 6 men front squatted over 250 pounds, and 7 women front squatted over 150 pounds. On Wednesday, your numbers were even more […]


1 – 2 – 3 Shake Your Booty Fly Free!

“1 – 2 – 3 Shake Your Booty Fly Free!” This was the chant we did at the end of our first day of Boot Camp. Many Boot Campers said this with a question mark on the end. It probably didn’t make sense at the time, but now that Boot Camp is done it does. […]

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Homemade Pineapple Salsa

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, so I thought this seasonally-appropriate salsa would make for a perfect comeback. I pulled it from the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook, which by the way, might be the most helpful cookbook I’ve ever got my hands on – if you’re in the market, I’d recommend this […]

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Be Accountable To Yourself

In ancient Greece students of philosophy would keep journals called hupomnemata. A hupomnemata was in essence a training journal. Philosophers would use the journals to take a daily accounting of their behavior. Sextius explained how to use the hupomnemata: “What evils have you cured yourself of today? What vices have you fought? In what sense […]

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