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: […]

Monday Motivation – Rolling into 2019…Here we come!

What can I say about 2018…it was a tough year filled with struggles and stress and injuries! Every year we try to put the past behind us and we look forward to a bright new year. I saw a great quote the other day that talked about great leaders always sailing the ship towards the […]

MONDAY MOTIVATION 51 – Do what your coach says!

First, my apologies for not posting a MM video last week! If you subscribe to our youtube channel, I have been on a mission to post a Monday Motivation video every week for the past year and I was two weeks short of hitting my goal and I mind blanked on Labor Day and spent […]

It’s time…kettlebell sport needs tested and untested classes…

I have been thinking about this for a couple years now…I think it is time to separate kettlebell sport into “tested” and “untested” classes (the same way powerlifting split in the 80’s. The sport has grown enough and there are plenty of competitors for the split to happen. Drug testing in kettlebell sport is a […]

Monday Motivation 22: Dealing with adversity

You’ve made a list of goals, one month, six month, one year, five year goals, everything is going great and then BOOM you get kneecapped by a shadowy figure and your plans all fall apart. Well…you can roll around and scream “why me” or you can get up and knock the dust off and make […]

What program and which coach is best?

by Doug Seamans   This debate has raged for years now…decades actually. While it may seem like I am beating a dead horse, I still hear people who want to argue that this program (usually the one they are using) and this coach (usually their coach) are the best and everyone should use this program […]

Review of CAP Barbell OB-86B & OB86PBCK

REVIEW OF CAP BARBELL OB-86B & OB-86PBCK Since some other gyms and a lot of other people in the fitness world follow us on Twitter and Facebook and glance our little blog once in awhile I thought I would start doing some reviews on some products that we use here in the gym. This article […]