Sep 23rd, 2013
Author: Mike Minium
We have a couple of exciting announcements to make regarding Uptown.
Power Hour Coming to 6am
We’re rolling out a new concept that we’re psyched about for the 6am class. We’re calling it the Power Hour. It’s all about developing strength, stability, speed, and conditioning.
The Power Hour class is all about getting you strong by centering on a few key barbell lifts. Lance will be bringing to bear a lot of what he has learned in the past few months, leading up to his first powerlifting meet (which we’ll be detailing on the blog tomorrow). He’s taken his squat from 415 lbs to 501 lbs–so he can speak on this subject firsthand.
In addition to getting you strong in a few basic barbell lifts, we want to get you training for positioning and stability with a ton of great bodyweight movements and progressions. Don’t have a pull-up yet? This class is gonna get you one. Don’t have a muscle-up? Or even know what a muscle-up is? We’ll lay out a plan for you to get one. Need to work on core strength? Welcome to the world of static holds (handstand, L-hold, plank hold, etc.).
And besides bodyweight and barbell mastery, we want you well-conditioned. Our metcons will have a two-pronged approach: 1) to reinforce the barbell and bodyweight movements we practice in our strength and stability pieces, and 2) to develop speed over various time domains (or at the very least, to minimize cycle times during our interval-style workouts).
Each Power Hour session will consist of a barbell movement, a bodyweight movement or progression, and a conditioning workout. The first Power Hour session starts tomorrow, Monday, September 23rd. Don’t miss out on this new training opportunity!
We’ll be posting the Power Hour workout each evening on our Uptown FB page.
New Evening Classes Beginning October 14th
Beginning on Monday, October 14th, we’ll be switching to a 5pm and 6pm group class schedule, 5 days a week. Our On-Ramp will be moving to the 7pm hour, which means that we’ll have two group classes going on five days per week, instead of just on Mondays and Wednesdays currently. We’re excited to be expanding our schedule, and hope to see the 6pm hour start to fill up!