Is 110% really possible?

YES!!! This week’s Monday Motivation, I am talking about giving 110%. Yes you heard your high school coach yell at you to give 110% and you thought you were giving it, but were you? Are you now? Is it even possible? YES! When you give 110% that is how you hit a PR!

5 Benefits of Training with Kettlebells…

We all know that I love kettlebells, and yes I am that dude in the gym that is doing endless rounds of clean and jerks and snatches. I can go on all day talking about how great kettlebells are, and I do love barbell work and conditioning work, but kettlebells are my jam! So here […]

What Does the Russian Doping Scandal Mean for Kettlebell Sport…

Wow, social media has been alive with articles and videos being shared, and filled with comments and conversations about the recent Russian doping scandal. The kettlebell sport community was shown a video from youtube with IUKL president Igor Solodov and coach Anton Anasenko regarding positive test results for Ivan Markov and Vladimir Kobzar. Here is […]

Strength Fest 2019

Strength Fest 2019 was a HUGE success! Three sports; powerlifting, strongman – strongwoman, and kettlebell sport, one location, one day! We had over 140 athletes and over 200 spectators! We wanted to take a minute and thank many people who helped make this event so amazing… Thanks to Bill from 365 powerlifting and Derrick from […]

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Strength is the answer to your problems…

We have trained a lot of people here at Pride, to date over 1,200. While training that many people we have seen it all, people who need strength and people who need more cardio, people who need to lose weight and people who need to gain weight, people who need to work on mobility and […]

Monday Motivation 94

After ten years and over 1,200 people trained here at Pride, we have seen a lot of success stories, but one thing we have also seen is people complaining about their weaknesses but then not doing anything to fix it. We see people come in to the gym and crush it, getting stronger and faster […]

Monday Motivation 83 – Maximum Effort – Maximum Results

When you come in for training, and your coach tells you to change your grip or fix your posture or push out two more reps or move a little faster or talk less, we aren’t doing it just to make your workout harder or just to be a pain in your ass, we always have […]

The state of fitness 2019…

After ten years in the fitness business as a gym owner and a coach, I think I finally have the experience and the background to voice my opinion on the fitness industry as a whole. I have been mulling over this for a few weeks now. If any of this article stings or feels like […]

Rebels victorious at USPA North Carolina State Championships!

Last month Pride hosted the USPA North Carolina (tested) State Championships, it was a ton of people in our little gym…over 400, and the Rebel Powerlifting Team did great! Here is a quick recap of everyones lifts: Jenn Squat: 303 Bench: 154 Deadlift: 325 Tara Squat: 292 Bench: 143 Deadlift: 353 Steve Squat: 375 Bench: […]

Did you miss yesterday’s Monday Motivation? Here is number 80!

Just in case you missed this week’s Monday Motivation video, here is number 80, talking about your circle of influence and who you take inspiration from and who you pickup successful habits from. I also talk about people you may not be recognizing as having knowledge or experience or expertise that you could be learning […]