10 01, 2020

How to Set Realistic Goals and Reach Them In a Positive Mindset

By |2020-01-10T15:01:34-07:00January 10th, 2020|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page|0 Comments

How to Set Realistic Goals and Reach Them In a Positive Mindset Written by Dave Thomas Some people snobby fitness professionals like to shit on New Year's for bringing out false hope for people and a crowd of gym goers who will "all quit the following month." I disagree. I have always loved New Year's, [...]

4 01, 2020

A Look Into Our 2020 Workout Design

By |2020-01-05T11:50:17-07:00January 4th, 2020|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

A Look Into Our 2020 Workout Design Written by Dave Thomas Over our nine years operating as a gym in San Diego, we have evolved and tweaked our programming at every step of the way and I promise you, it will be tweaked and evolve many more times again. Complacency is where all progressive beings [...]

23 10, 2018

WED: “Behind the Whiteboard” – Phase 1

By |2019-09-18T03:12:39-07:00October 23rd, 2018|"Behind the Whiteboard", All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

WED: "Behind the Whiteboard" - Phase 1 About four years ago, we made a dramatic course correction that's been the single largest driver of improvement we've ever made. A dedicated novice onboarding program. I'm not talking about a two week foundations course. I am talking about a developmental multi-month program that runs parallel to the [...]

22 10, 2018

TUES: The Goal Setting Way to Sanity

By |2019-09-18T03:12:42-07:00October 22nd, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

TUES: The Goal Setting Path to Sanity We are maddening creatures. We want to achieve certain outcomes in life, only, there are habits we all have that we aren't willing to give up. So what ends up happening to a lot of us is a cycle of trying hard to get the thing, without ever [...]

18 10, 2018

FRI: “By and Large”

By |2019-09-18T03:12:48-07:00October 18th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

FRI: "By and Large" Dalio has a concept in his book Principles that clarified the way we attempt to educate here at this gym in a way that few have. He stakes the claim that in general, starting with our education system, we are all way too hung up on precise quantifications, when it is that exact [...]

15 10, 2018

TUE: “Garbage Volume”

By |2018-10-15T13:22:09-07:00October 15th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

TUE: "Garbage Volume" I saw Jason Archibald talking about the concept of garbage volume the other day, and that term stood out to me as exceptional. In two words, it conveyed exactly what mindless, careless high reps equate to be for us: garbage. It's very easy to see days with lots of reps on the [...]

9 10, 2018

WED: “Behind the Whiteboard” – MUSCLE Class

By |2019-09-18T03:13:03-07:00October 9th, 2018|"Behind the Whiteboard", All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

WED: "Behind the Whiteboard" - MUSCLE Class We are going to launch a new series on the site called Under the Whiteboard where we dive into the physiological reasoning for the training here. Today kick starts that with a look into MUSCLE class. Two years ago, if you would have told me that people would [...]

8 10, 2018

TUES: Healing In The Gym

By |2019-09-18T03:13:04-07:00October 8th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

TUES: Healing in the Gym I’ve had this conversation about emotional drive in the gym with a lot of members over the years. In my most recent continuing education outing at the StrongFit seminar last month, it was something that quite simply was the underlying focus. Anxiety is something that a LOT of us deal [...]

25 09, 2018

WED: “One In, One Out”

By |2019-09-18T03:13:15-07:00September 25th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

WED: "One In, One Out" There are club people and there are bar people. Bar people find little gratification in waiting half an hour in line, in clothes they don't want to wear, only to pay a cover and enter a place where drinks cost $17 and they can't hear themselves talk. Sorry club friends, [...]