A new blog post has been in the offing for a few weeks, so here’s the latest happenings in the gym.
As always, Des and I are constantly striving to educate ourselves so that we can further improve the quality of service we provide to our clients. It’s very important to us – You Snooze, You Lose and so on.
To that effect, Des went back to college last weekend to start his journey to becoming a Physical Therapist. A long tough road, but no doubt one he’ll fly down. I’ve signed myself up for the Crossfit Level 1 Coaching course in January, and we’re both attending a weekend training seminar in December aimed at training for Crossfit Competition. We’ll be training with a 3 times qualifier to the Crossfit Games, so will be getting some invaluable information there no doubt.
Anyway, that’s enough about us! We have plenty to talk about in the gym as well. This upcoming weekend is a busy one. We have Elaine McElligott fighting for the Irish A-Class professional Muay Thai title in Neptune Stadium on Saturday 12th October. It’s a tough fight, but we have no doubt that Elaine will cement her place as the best female fighter in the country on the night. She is already the 4-Nations Professional champion, so to be crowned the national champion will be a fitting end to the year for her, and a proud achievement for the gym as a whole.
There’s also a crew from the gym heading to race in the Runamuck challenge in Kildare. A tough 10km Cross-Country obstacle course, that’s a great laugh. To those travelling – don’t bring ANYTHING you can’t afford to throw away afterwards. You’re going to get very wet and very mucky!!
Our X-Fit classes are becoming very popular at the moment as well, and we’re delighted to say they’re almost at capactity. They’re a perfect mix of Skill, Strength and Conditioning and plenty fun as well. Here’s a look at last nights class for an example of what we do:
Skill: Handstand practice for 10 minutes incorporating forward rolls & basic gymnastic work.
Strength: Double Kettlebell Squats for 5 reps followed by 10 reps of Pushups & TRX Rows. 5 sets increasing the weights of the squats as the sets progressed.
Conditioning: 20 minutes of 300m Run, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Thruster – working as a pair – one person works while the other rests, alternating exercises. A lot tougher than it looks!
In the meantime, Be Strong, Live Well.
Brendan & Des.