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No Vaccine — No Service

Effective August 9, 2021, Sand & Steel will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the gym. The policy is simple: No Vaccine — No Service.

The 8 Key Mistakes That New Personal Trainers Make When Writing a Strength & Weight Loss Workout Plan

The 8 Key Mistakes that New Personal Trainers Make When Writing a Strength & Weight Loss Workout Plan

If you are a newly certified personal trainer, your first task should be actually writing some personal training programs for your future clients. In the below video, I take you through the process of actually writing two personal training programs: a strength program and a conditioning program. Then we’ll analyze the program together as we focus on correcting the 8 key mistakes that new personal trainers make in their programs.

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Pride PairUp Throwdown Competition & Brunch 2021

June 26, 2021: Pride PairUp Throwdown Competition is our annual team-based Pride Celebration & Competition. You and two other teammates will work together to finish a challenging 35 minute synchronized CrossFit WOD. Then the Top 4 teams will face off in a single-elimination Olympic lifting showdown until one team remains. Trophies go to the top three finishing teams and MVP, a full brunch, beers on Paul, and bragging rights for the whole year.

Hip Thrust with Loop Band

Loops Bands by Kettlebell Kings

Loops bands or hips loops are used for conditioning and strengthening the hips and thighs.  Compared to their rubber counterparts, aka, the mini-band, loop bands are heavier weight and more durable.  Loops bands are also easier to put on than mini-bands.  Alternatively, mini-bands are less expensive and better for lower resistance exercises.  If you are serious about glute training, both should be in your training toolbox.

Face Mask Policy

Face Mask Policy

Face Masks are not required for members and employees that have been vaccinated.  All Sand & Steel Employees & Members are vaccinated as of August 9, 2021. Vaccines are required unless you meet the health or religious exceptions.

Mobility Training

Mobility vs Flexibility vs Yoga vs Stretching

Exercise is essential for good health, but I am assuming you already know that.  But did you know Mobility Training is just as essential?  Do you even know what Mobility Training is and how it differs from concepts like flexibility, yoga, and stretching?  That’s what this article is all about.  Because without sufficient mobility, you cannot be all that you wish to be.  This applies whether your chosen craft is golf, strength training, CrossFit, or endurance running.  You are not as efficient as a runner, you are more likely to get injured as a golfer, you are slower in CrossFit than you ought to be, and as a powerlifter, your recovery times are slower.  Mobility is critical for all sports and physical activities.  Period.

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