The Turkey Payment

It’s that time of year again . . . The Annual Procession of All Things “Carb”… potatoes, bread rolls, chips & crackers, candied yams, cranberry spreads & sauces full of sugar, and all manner of desserts. You know that we typically frown on the heavy carb eating here at Athlon; so here’s your solution to get through the Thanksgiving Holiday […]

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Athlon Client Fights for Title This Weekend

Owner of The Pit SLO, and former client of Athlon, Cruz Gomez, fights for the California Fight Syndicate’s lightweight title this weekend.  Let’s do this Cruzy!!!  Check out the video for this fight here: [youtube Iv8vcc3ZCxQ] And if you’d like to train like and get the conditioning of an elite class fighter come check us out!  Get more info at:  […]

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Winner Announced… and Her Story

  The Summer Shape-Up Fitness Contest 6-Weeks To An Amazing Summer Body! The results are in!  After 6 challenging weeks of total fitness activities and tasks, the winners are: 1st Place:  Allison Jensen 2nd Place:  Kelly Dooley 3rd Place:  Greg Rowan Here's the winner's story (Allison):    I became a member of Athlon in July 2010 after months of feeling […]

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Look who dropped in for a workout last week…

None other than Forrest Griffin, former light heavyweight champion of the UFC and current competitor.       For those of you who don't know him you can get more about him on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Griffin and of course from his website: http://www.forrestgriffin.net/     It was great meeting him and watching such a great athlete train with us!  And he's a pretty […]

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The one thing you've got to believe in…

If you’re not familiar with this story, you need to be. It’s the story of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10. I share this with you today, because this is what our Pushups For Charity fundraiser coming up in 3 weeks is all about. Watch it now (especially the last minute of it) and then come […]

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Tune in to the UFC this weekend…

  …and watch Antonio Banuelos, MMA fighter out of The Pit in Arroyo Grande, and Athlon Elite client, lay it on the line against Miguel Torres at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada! Tone (18-6) has been working hard here at Athlon for the last two and a half months.  He's improved his speed, his strength and […]

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The Mother of All Exercises – "Squat-Clean"

In Olympic weightlifting there is but one objective: get the most weight possible over your head.  The person that gets the most overhead wins.  Simple. However, as you may guess as simple as that sounds there is a very complex set of movements that enable this to happen. The movements for accomplishing such a feat are the "Snatch" (you get […]

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Back Pain? Probably not the back…

Did you know 8 out of 10 Americans experience back pain at one point or another?  Chances are you've experienced some type of back pain too. We've all heard that one of the keys to avoiding back pain — and even reversing it — is to stay healthy and exercise.  There's a ton of low back research that shows this. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here's Your Workout…

It's that time of year again… The Annual Procession of All Things Carb:  potatoes, rolls, chips & crackers, candied yams, cranberry spreads & sauces full of sugar, and all manner of desserts. You know that we (Athlon) typically frown on the heavy carb eating; but here's your solution. 1.  Thursday morning wake-up, grab a cup of coffee and then go […]

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