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Immune Boosters & Busters

There are things you can do to boost your immune system to help you prevent and fight off infection. But most importantly, to live a full and healthy life.

Immune Busters: 

  • Not enough sleep 
  • Eating too much sugar / high carbohydrate diet 
  • Not exercising 
  • Stress 
  • Not getting outdoors 

Can you relate to any of these on the Immune Buster list? If so, you’re not alone. So now that we know what busts the immune system, let’s look at what boosts it.

Boosters: 

  • Getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night 
  • Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. 
  • Exercising 30 minutes a day
  • Meditating, relaxing, releasing stress 
  • Getting outdoors in the sun 

How many do you do get right on this above list? Which are you going to try to work harder on?

And it’s not as hard as it might seem to knock out all 5 in a day. Here’s how:

Get into a positivity, immune boosting loop: 

Fuel your body with a good diet = so you have the energy to exercise = exercise outdoors (in the sun) so you can release stress and also sleep better = sleep helps your body recover and prepare you for the next day to start it all over again. 


Watch the Facebook replay of our BECOME BETTER LIVE CHAT here as we go into more detail about each

Gym closed for a week

Out of the safety and well-being of our members, the Alamo 180 gym will be closed for a week (3/16-3/22) #flattenthecurve 

If you are a member, we will be loading workouts you can complete at home onto the SugarWOD app that will require little to no equipment. Be sure to check your app daily for the Coronapocolypse workouts.

If you don’t have the app, it’s free! Make sure to download it and search for Alamo 180. 

For those that take swim classes, the SAC pool will be closed as well this week. We will keep you posted as we hear more from the college.

No more triathlon

A message from Alamo 180 Founders, Jeff and Bree, 


Since 2011, Alamo 180 has helped hundreds of athletes enjoy and excel in the sport of triathlon, a sport that is near and dear to our hearts. It’s literally how we met. Our courtship consisted of swimming, cycling, running and lifting weights. 


After a lot of research and consideration, as well as our experiences as both coaches and athletes, we are making a pivot in the triathlon training services we offer. 


We are shifting our focus to what we believe most triathletes need most – CrossFit, swimming and nutrition. We will have triathlon training plans for sale, but we are no longer offering triathlon coaching or a triathlon club. This change will allow us the opportunity to better serve the triathlon community instead of just Alamo 180 triathletes. 


You’re invited to try a CrossFit class so you can see what’s in the koolaid and maybe start drinking it yourself. Understand why so many athletes have started getting faster in their training and racing, by simply adding 2 CrossFit workouts a week. 


“I’m the fittest I’ve ever been because of Alamo 180’s CrossFit classes! I also BQ’d my marathon and had several podium finishes in triathlon last season, so the proof is in da pudding!” 


We invite you to sign up for a swim series if you want to learn how to swim or to improve your freestyle. We also have a series to help you build skill and confidence in the open water. These series have helped so many triathletes improve in their training and race performances. 


“I would highly recommend the Beginner Freestyle Swim Series to anyone who wants to learn freestyle. The breakdown of how to swim is presented in an easy to understand manner and the amount of information presented in each session is appropriate and worked in my brain. I felt comfortable, learned techniques that would never have occurred to me before and am ready to move on to the next series to build upon and improve my swim.”


We will continue offering our popular Tuesday evening swim classes and open swim. We will still be out at Boerne Lake every Saturday morning at 7:30am starting April 4, so make sure to join us there! 


We are looking forward to a great 2020 and beyond serving you through CrossFit, swimming and nutrition! 


Respectfully, 
Jeff and Bree Soileau 

March 2020 Athlete of the Month

Alamo 180 Athlete of the Month: Manny Iruegas

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180?I am 28 years old and I joined Alamo 180 around June 2019. 

Why do you CrossFit? For the Gainzz haha!! More importantly, I do CrossFit to be the healthiest I can be and keep an overall physically active lifestyle.  

What is your favorite workout? Least favorite?My favorite workouts are the high intensity, all or nothing workouts. I really enjoy the support i get from my coaches and the class energy. My least favorite workouts are when I have to workout alone without the motivation from others.

What is something people don’t know about you?I’ve been employed at USAA for 3 years. I currently work in the bank department, specifically dealing with military benefits and the service member civil relief act. Every day is a new learning experience and I really enjoy my time there.

Hobbies outside of fitness? My favorite hobby is playing drums. I’ve been a drummer for 15+ years. I love dropping some sick beats!

What are you training for right now? Another competition! I participated in my first Crossfit competition about a month ago and I had a blast! Aside from that, I’m training to beat Coach Xamara in double unders..

Favorite cheat meal? 
I loveeee desserts and pizza! My go to desserts would either be cookies or brownies and for pizza the meat trio is my favorite. Is beer a meal?

 What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit?The first days are honestly the hardest and the easiest time to give up. Consistency is one of the biggest keys to accomplishment. Eventually, CrossFit becomes addicting and a great habit! You will amaze yourself!

February 2020 Athlete of the Month

Christy Martinez

How many different programs within Alamo 180 have you done?  

  • Beginner Freestyle Swim Series
  • Better Freestyle Swim Series
  • Rookie To Race (Beginner Triathlon)
  • How to do flip turns and wall touches Swim Clinic
  • CrossFit

Why do you CrossFit? 

My motive to finally do CrossFit is because I signed up for a Deca Challenge for the Texas Senior Games and two events I needed help with: Pull-ups and Power Cleans. You-Tube was not cutting it, especially for the Power Cleans.

What is your favorite workout? Least favorite?

  • My favorite workout is anything that I can do and do well.
  • My least favorite is anything that I suck at.

What is something people don’t know about you?

I joined the Army at 17, 3 weeks after graduating from high school. I only joined for the College Fund but 22 years later, I retired. I joined as Private Benjamin and retired a Sergeant Major so I will say that leaders are made. I never saw myself staying in the Army longer than 3 years.

Hobbies outside of fitness? 

I love Gardening and have 9 beds that always have something growing. I am also a Texas Master Naturalist so I spend a lot of time on trail maintenance, butterfly surveys or anything outdoors.  

What are you training for right now? 

There are so many great events and it is so easy to want to do them all. Last year, I signed up for way too many and by the end of the summer, I was wiped out. This year, I am focusing on the Texas Senior Games. I have signed up for 4 events.

  • 20K Cycling which will be the first time I raced in a bike only event
  • 5k Run
  • Deca Challenge consisting of Power Clean, Push-up, Pull-up, Kneeling Ball Toss, Vertical Jump and Plank and then some sprinting events: 100m, 400m, and 1500m
  • Triathlon which will be the Tri for Old Glory in July

And I am also preparing for my first CrossFit competition and it has the word massacre in it.

Favorite cheat meal? 

I eat pretty clean because I eat whatever my garden gives me plus a protein. I believe everything in moderation.  I have a no-cook on Friday policy which means a Hot and Ready from Little Caesar’s will do. I like ice-cream and if I am going to eat it, it will be full fat with several goodies in it Like Double cookie crumble with caramel, chocolate covered nuts, and swirls of chocolate.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit?

Stick with it. There are alternates to every exercise so that you can get something out of it.

February Newsletter

Self Love.

When we start investing in ourselves, that’s self love. Self love can look like a lot of things, and one of them is intentionally setting aside time to move your body so you can improve your health and fitness.


What boundaries do you need to put up in your life so you have time for YOU? It’s okay to say no to things. Saying no gives space for more YES in your life!


If you’re looking for more ways to say YES to YOU, read the newsletter here! Great ways to get connected to a friendly and supportive community!


Read the February 2020 Newsletter Here

January 2020 Athletes of the Month

Joey Villarreal CrossFit Athlete of the Month

Joey Villarreal

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180? 56, I joined in April of 2016! I’ve logged almost 500 CrossFit workouts!

How many different programs within Alamo 180 have you done?  Crossfit and OCR

Why do you CrossFit? I like to stay active and I like the whole body style fitness program

What is your favorite workout? Least favorite? I don’t love any of the workouts but I like and appreciate all of them

What is something people don’t know about you? I’m an Air Force Veteran, and my wife and I own the Blue Star Brewery.  I brew beer daily!

Hobbies outside of fitness? I like being outdoors. Hunting, hiking, and dream of fishing 

What are you training for right now? A high-quality life!

Favorite cheat meal? Hot Cheetos and cheese!

What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit? Keep at it and just do your best no matter what.  It doesn’t matter when you start, just start!

Daniel Espinoza Triathlete of the Month

Daniel Espinoza

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180?  I am 34 yrs old. I joined Alamo180 in April 2017 when I started the Rookie to Race program. It is one of the best decisions I ever made. 

Why do you do triathlon?I do triathlons because they are challenging. I love that I get to test limits that I never knew my body had. 

Favorite discipline? Least favorite? Biking is my favorite discipline. It is my favorite because its the longest part of the race. Running is my least favorite. It is my least favorite because its the ending part of every race

What are you training for right now? Ironman Texas. My first full Ironman.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in triathlon? When you first start everything will be hard. You will feel more tired than you ever had. Don’t quit and just keep trying!

Frosty Five 5K 2019

7th annual Frosty Five 5K was a success! Thanks to everyone that joined in the healthy, holiday fun!

We had almost 600 people show up! Wow! Over $1,500 was donated to Street2Feet! WOW!

We loved the new location this year at Pearsall Park! Great route (thanks E-Dragon Productions) and all the kids got to play on the obstacle course and playground afterwards.

Enjoy these event pictures from Matt Sevier Photography. Feel free to tag yourself, share and post! Click here to view

Also, we would love to see more of your smiling faces, so any extra pictures you post, please use the hashtag #FrostyFive5K. We will share them on our social media pages!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love,
Alamo 180

2019 San Antonio Rock’n’Roll

Congrats to our Alamo 180 athletes for strong performances in the 10k, half and full marathon this past weekend at Rock n Roll San Antonio!

Even with the addition of challenging hills, many had personal best finishes! Way to go team! 👏