10 Reasons To Love Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Nashville

As you all know, we here at Nashville Strength Co. love ourselves an OCR (obstacle race).
They are such a great way to test your will, strength, and fortitude. We have ran our fair share of them and based on our experience, here are some reasons why we think you should love them yourself.

10. Running on dirt, grass, or in mud has way less impact and shock on the body. Less impact means less spinal compression and less injury!

9. Running on dirt, grass, or in mud will make you stronger. As you train on different surfaces, you will build supportive, stabilizing tissue in the ankle and knees that will help keep you from the same old injuries.

8. Running an OCR is so much fun with your friends! All different levels of fitness and ages are welcome as you can help each other out (typically ages 14+).

7. Nature, man–freaking nature. It’s way better than running in the city.

6. Destinations. Our next OCR is Tough Mudder in Lebanon TN, just outside of Nashville. Lebanon is beautiful country and the benefit of Music City, which we call home.

5. Obstacles in your race make your race way more interesting, challenging, and fun.

4. Testing your strength with OCR is a great diagnostic tool. I mean, what’s the point of working out all the time if you can’t do a pull-up or jump a mud hill?

3. OCR swag is way cooler than street races!

2. Tough Mudder was one of the first to races to make OCR’s popular. They know what they are doing and are one of the best out there!

1. Goals. Everyone should be training towards something and running an OCR is a great thing to train for. It will make you evenly strong and ready for whatever life throws your way.

So come run the Nashville Tough Mudder with us in September. Let’s do this!

FREE A.R.T.

activation response therapy

We will be hosting Dr. Scott Dunaway from Chirostrength on Thursday December 15, 2016 from 7:00am – 12:00pm. He will be giving away FREE A.R.T (Active Release Technique). Contact us today to schedule or if you have any questions.

Active Release Technique, per Dr. Scott is: “a hands on treatment to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia aimed at improving function of these tissues. This is accomplished by breaking up adhesions in and between these tissues as well as restoring proper blood flow to areas that have become starved of adequate perfusion. With these combined results, the patient will experience decreased tension and tenderness in the muscles and will improve the results seen with the Adjustment.”

Come and check it out and learn more!


CINCINNATI WORKSHOP AT EVOLUTION FITNESS

Evolution Fitness

In a couple weeks we will be at Evolution Fitness near Cincinnati, Ohio to conduct a workshop on how to implement calisthenics in your training. The workshop is for trainers only and will include a 45-minute workout to start.

Details:
WHAT: Trainer Workshop on implementing calisthenics into workout routines
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
WHERE: Evolution Fitness Warehouse – 2091 US-22, Maineville, OH 45039
COST: $25/person

Feel free to contact us if you have a question or contact Evolution Fitness.


BLACK FRIDAY SALE 2016!

nashville fitness black friday

Our annual Black Friday Sale is here again and we have another round of great discounts on fitness. Check out our deals for personal training, classes, and if you stop in the gym, even some p-bars! You can visit the Black Friday Sale page, go to our Square online store, send us an email, or give us a call(615-562-2633) in order to purchase a deal or if you have a question.

1. The Ultimate Redox Restorative Fitness Package – $750 (normally $880)

    8 Personal Training / Restorative Fitness Sessions
    4 Bottles of ASEA
    1 Bottle of Restore
    1 Tube of RENU 28 Redox Gel

2. 10 Personal Training Sessions with Terry – $600 (normally $700)

3. 10-pack fitness classes – $129 (normally $140)

4. Unlimited monthly fitness class – $115 with 12-month commitment via EFT (normally $129)

5. 10 Personal Training Sessions with Valerie – $500 (normally $600)

6. 2 times per week, Personal Training with Ashley – $400/month with 2-month minimum (via EFT)

7. 3 times per week, Personal Training with Ashley – $550/month with 2-month minimum (via EFT)

black friday sale


THE SKILL OF BEING PAIN FREE – Workshop

pain free fitness

We are pleased to be hosting Scott Dunaway of ChiroStrength for a workshop on November 19, 2016 at 11:30am. The workshop will focus on the skill of being pain free with proper structure, technique, posture, and alignment with regard to physical exercise.

Details:
What: The Skill of Being Pain Free Workshop with Scott Dunaway of ChiroStrength
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Life Fitness Academy – 2428 Nolensivlle Pike, Nashville, TN 37211.
Cost: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

You can sign up online through our Mindbody site or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


CALISTHENICS CLINIC with MIKE MARCHESE

nashville calisthenics clinic

Our next Calisthenics Clinic is coming soon–November 5, 2016 at 8:00am. Mike Marchese from Up Your Fitness will be leading this clinic along side Terry Barga at Life Fitness Academy in Nashville, TN. The knowledge and technique gained from a workshop with Mike will take your physical and mental development to a whole new level in the sport of Calisthenics! Body-weight strength training generates massive power, coordination and balance, protects the joints, chisels an amazing physique, builds tendon integrity, creates greater range of motion and if programmed correctly can be one of the best cardio/metabolic workouts you have ever had! This clinic will have a special emphasis on flag and lever. The cost is $40 if you sign up early and $50 at the door.

Details
What: Calisthenics Clinic with Mike Marchese of UpYourFitness
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00am
Where: 2428A Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $40 for early sign up and $50 at the door

You can sign up online at our Mindbody site (under enrollments tab) or if you have a question, feel free to Contact us!


2016 CALISTHENICS GAMES – OFFICIAL RULES

nashville calisthenics

If you haven’t seen the details about the 2016 Calisthenics Games, check out this earlier post.

You can register at our Mindbody Site (under enrollments). Have a question? Contact us!

Here are the Official Rules:

1. The Calisthenics Games will consist of two (2) sixty second rounds. These rounds will be
known as “The Preliminaries” and “The Finals.”

2. Each competitor will pick one (1) of the following three categories to compete in.
◦ Straight Bar
◦ P-Bar
◦ Hand Balance.

3. The top ten (10) competitors will advance to the The Finals round per Preliminary round
scoring.

4. Finalist competitors may change their category of competition for the final round if they desire
to do so.

5. The top three competitors will be awarded prize money. In the event of a tie in the final round,
the tied competitors will go head to head in a tie breaker round.
Example:
• Competitor 1 = 28pts
• Competitor 2 = 24pts
• Competitor 3 = 24pts
*Competitors 2 & 3 will compete for second and third place.

6. Tie breaker round will consist of one (1) sixty second round that will be judged the same way as
previous rounds. Competitors may change their category of competition if they choose to do so.

7. In the event of a tie in the tie breaker round, the tied competitors will be named co-winners and
prize monies will be split equally.

Scoring
1. Official Judges: Terry Barga, Mike Marchese, and Jessica Boehm.
2. You will be judged on three criteria: Strength, Fluidity, and Form
3. Each of the three official judges will rate your routine on a 1-10 scale in each of the three
criteria. Max score possible is 30.

Prizes
1. First prize: $250.00
2. Second Prize: $100
3. Third Prize: $50


CALISTHENICS GAMES 2016

Nashville Calisthenics Games 2016

LFA is excited to host Nashville’s first Calisthenics Games on November 5. Contestants will compete in 3 different categories: P-Bars, Straight Bar, and Hand Balance. Mike Marchese from Up Your Fitness and Terry Barga of LFA will be judging the event which will give out cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Spectators welcome! Here are the details to wet your whistle:

What: Calisthenics Games with Mike Marchese of UpYourFitness as guest judge
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 12:00pm
Where: workout park near Ascend Amphitheater
Cost: $40 for a single entry, $60 for a buddy pass (you plus a friend can split the cost for $30 each)
Why: A whole lotta fun and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. Spectators welcome!

To RSVP you can sign up online through our Mindbody site (under the enrollments tab) or feel free to contact us to sign up or with any questions.


nashville calisthenics

Official Rules
1. The Calisthenics Games will consist of two (2) sixty second rounds. These rounds will be
known as “The Preliminaries” and “The Finals.”

2. Each competitor will pick one (1) of the following three categories to compete in.
◦ Straight Bar
◦ P-Bar
◦ Hand Balance.

3. The top ten (10) competitors will advance to the The Finals round per Preliminary round
scoring.

4. Finalist competitors may change their category of competition for the final round if they desire
to do so.

5. The top three competitors will be awarded prize money. In the event of a tie in the final round,
the tied competitors will go head to head in a tie breaker round.
Example:
• Competitor 1 = 28pts
• Competitor 2 = 24pts
• Competitor 3 = 24pts
*Competitors 2 & 3 will compete for second and third place.

6. Tie breaker round will consist of one (1) sixty second round that will be judged the same way as
previous rounds. Competitors may change their category of competition if they choose to do so.

7. In the event of a tie in the tie breaker round, the tied competitors will be named co-winners and
prize monies will be split equally.

Scoring
1. Official Judges: Terry Barga, Mike Marchese, and Jessica Boehm.
2. You will be judged on three criteria: Strength, Fluidity, and Form
3. Each of the three official judges will rate your routine on a 1-10 scale in each of the three
criteria. Max score possible is 30.

Prizes
1. First prize: $250.00
2. Second Prize: $100
3. Third Prize: $50


Calisthenics Games Buddy Pass


Ninja Clinic in Nashville

ninja clinic nashville

Our ninja clinic is a fun event open to ninjas 8 years old and up. With special guest instructor Chris (Ginga Ninja) Boehm—you will learn how to improve your balance, power endurance grip strength and accuracy in landing. It’s $20 in advance or $25 day of.

What: Ninja Clinic with Chris Boehm of American Ninja Warrior
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30am
Where: LFA Gym, 2428 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Click here to sign up online through our Mindbody site. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


LABOR DAY 2016 – MOSTLY CLOSED

LABOR day

Yeah, we will be mostly closed for Labor Day this year (September 5, 2016) and we have adjusted hours for the weekend. Our only Saturday class will be 8:00am Calisthenics Conditioning. We will still be having the Farm Food Pickup on Monday, but it will be from 10:00am-12:00pm and we will be having one calisthenics conditioning class on Monday at 11:00am.

Contact us if you have any questions and have a great Labor Day!