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Stronger U Nutrition Partnership

We are excited to announce that Alamo 180 is partnering with Stronger U Nutrition to be our exclusive nutrition coaching program!

We all know the benefits to better nutrition, but what should you really be eating to see the results you want? Where is the best place to start? How does diet and exercise work together?

It can all be pretty overwhelming to navigate. But now we have a solution that will help you simplify and succeed with your nutrition goals. Introducing Stronger U Nutrition.

Stronger U is a team of coaches working to help clients reach their individual goals. Each client works 1-on- 1 with a coach who is accessible at virtually any time via phone, text, e-mail, or the Stronger U Facebook group (exclusive to members). SUPPORT is the #1 feature of the program and that is what makes Stronger U one of the best in the nutrition industry.

The program was developed after witnessing people working out hard, being active daily, and eating clean, but not seeing the body composition changes that they expected. Stronger U solves these frustrations of their clients by using a coach to take a step back, look at the current state of nutrition with an unbiased eye, and prescribing a fix utilizing daily macronutrient goals (macros for short!). Your individual numbers are assigned based on numerous factors such as starting weight, weight loss goal, fitness/performance goals, daily activity levels, and much more. Each week, you will report all of your macros, workouts, and hours of sleep back to your coach. This report gives your coach a detailed snapshot of how your week went, and how your coach can properly adjust (or NOT adjust) your numbers based on YOU, the individual.

The reason so many people see such great results with Stronger U comes down to the company’s strategy for clients — accountability, ease of adherence, and sustainability.
Accountability – your coach won’t just assign you numbers and send you on your way. Your coach is ALWAYS there to help you and hold you accountable. At a restaurant and not sure what to get? Text your coach. Worried about a trip coming up? Call your coach and get a strategy. Your coach is always there for YOU.
Adherence – No foods are “off” the list for you while you work with Stronger U. As long as you can accurately track what you’re eating and be able to make it work with your prescribed numbers, it is A-OK. This makes those Pizza nights with the kids or holiday parties easy to manage without stress!
Sustainability – This program will give you a new outlook on food and help you build a more controlled relationship with food. You’ll learn about how to choose quality foods, possess the ability to treat treats as treats, and be able to maintain levels AFTER you’ve hit your goal weight.

It sounds pretty great, right?  We feel this partnership with our fitness services and Stronger U Nutrition services will really help our clients #makea180. There are tons of success stories with this program, and we know that YOU can be one of those, too!

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Plus, did you know that Frank, one of our #makea180 Athlete Spotlight, uses Stronger U? Read about his fitness and nutrition transformation here

He recently posted on Facebook:

“Where the mind goes, the body will follow … When the right workout program meets the right nutrition program magic happens! I just wanted to thank Coach Jeff for being my biggest advocate and always pushing and coaching me to do my best. Between Alamo 180 and Stronger U Nutrition my mind and body are in a great place and my spirit is soaring.

Read some more Client Reviews stories here

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If you’re ready to get on board, awesome! Alamo 180 athletes save 10% on services. Reach out to jeff@alamo180.com for information on how to register with your special discount!

If you have any more questions or would like more information, feel free to chat with us, or email clark@strongerufit.com. They will be our exclusive coach for our gym!

We’re excited about this partnership and how it ultimately translates to YOUR success!

Rookie To Race: Sprint Triathlon Program

Rookie to Sprint is a beginner training program designed to train rookie triathletes for a sprint triathlon race.

Rookie to Race Program Start Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Program culminates with the Windcrest Freshman Triathlon on June 9th.

***We offer this program ONCE a year, so don’t miss your chance! And it’s capped at 20 participants.*** 

 

About the Program: The 8 week program is designed to prepare newbie triathletes for a strong race finish!  You don’t need any triathlon experience – we promise! We will cover drills and skills in each swim, bike and run workout.  There’s also an option to select the triathlon + strength program. Get in incredible shape by cross-training along with triathlon training! Learn more 

 

This program is also the starting point for our Rookie to Half Ironman and Rookie to Ironman programs should participants desire to keeping going beyond the sprint distance.

 

Ready to learn more about this VERY POPULAR beginner program + eligibility requirements + more? Read up here! 

OCR Challenge: Spartan Sprint

OCR Challenge — Spartan Sprint!
 
6 week OCR Challenge starts Monday, April 2. Ends at the Spartan Sprint on Saturday, May 20.
 
TRAINING SESSIONS:
— Saturdays at 8am. Alamo 180 studio. What To Expect: Obstacle course race style workouts. Expect skill development such as rope climbs, spear throws, monkey bars, traverse wall, atlas stone, bucket carries and more. **First Saturday WOD is April 7.
 
— On Your Own Training Sessions: You will receive a training plan with select run/walk workouts to complete on your own during the week. **Run/walk OYO training sessions begin April 2.
 
 
COST:
For IRON XT members – $60/ 6 week Challenge. Or $15/drop-in workout.
For non-IRON XT members $100/ 6 week Challenge. Or $20/drop-in workout.
*Cost does not include Spartan Sprint registration fee
*Cost includes a team t-shirt
 
This 6 week program will train you to complete an obstacle course race…and have FUN while doing it! Will you accept the challenge?
 
 
REGISTER:
 
 

Breathe & Not Sink Swim Clinic

Swim Skills Clinic: Breathe & Not Sink 
Friday, March 23 @ 6pm
San Antonio College Pool

Do you find that you sink every time you take a breath? In this one hour clinic, learn how your arm positioning and underwater pull plays a key role in either keeping you afloat or submerged.

The drills covered in the clinic will work on timing of the underwater pull, as well as arm and body positioning. You will learn drills that will improve your stability in the water. These drills are game changer!

If you’re ready to stop taking in water each time you breathe, sign up for this clinic!

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Testimonial from last swim clinic:

“Awesome swim class last night with Alamo 180 Tri Clinic. It was all about Getting Horizontal in the water and more swim drills! Thanks Bree for your patience and you’re knowledgeable in the water!!!””

“Thanks for the class. As always , Great!! coaching. The explanations as to why a position works (or doesn’t work) in the water is so helpful, it gels the concept and helps me remember.
You also do a great job at the “teach and repeat”, teach and repeat. Only way for a new learner to really grab all those pearls of wisdom. I feel like I’ve learned A LOT and found many things I can work on after just one hour with you.”

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Registration and payment secures your spot: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws…

Community athletes: $25 / Alamo 180 athletes: $15

Don’t delay in registering. Spots limited!

#makea180 Athlete Spotlight (March)

#makea180 Athlete Spotlight: Cleve Wilson

Age: 69 years young

Occupation: Realtor with First State Realty, LLC

 

Read his transformation story:

“I have always been actively involved with sports and sport specific training from an early age. Process of elimination led me into track and racing half-mile, mile and cross country. During those college years I had excellent coaching and learned that focused endurance training was the key to excelling in whatever races I competed in. There is no ‘shortcut’ to success in any sport if you expect to win.

After college, I started to run in the local road racing events during the 1970’s and 80’s. I loved to compete! Total running mileage and speed work translated into success again. At the time I saw little to no value in weight or strength training. I was lucky enough to train with the most famous New Zealand Olympic running coach of all time, Arthur Lydiard, telling us, ” Have you ever seen a deer lifting weights? If you want to be a great runner you need to RUN and running hills will give you all the strength you need.” So, 99% of my early years training was road and track running. When you are in your 20’s that is arguably correct but after 40 not so much.

As I got older, especially after 55, I noticed that running was so much more difficult and I was getting more and more injuries than I ever had before, not to mention getting slower and slower! Running was always so easy, why was it becoming such a chore?

Finally, it occurred to me that I was a bit heavier and my legs were not as lean and muscular as they used to be. My son-in-law, Jeff Soileau, kept telling me that I needed to start coming to Alamo 180 gym and begin strength training with him. He said that he could help me regain the strength in my legs, core and upper body that I simply lost over the years. Could he be right? What did I have to lose? I soon realized I had REALLY lost a lot of strength all over my body which was just a natural progression of aging.

When I started, I could not even do one “pull-up” and 40 simple squats were enough to end my productive day! I would limp around like the old man I was for two days! I have been going to the gym regularly for a few months over a year and have been training seriously for about one year. I have come a long, long way and
have been doing it in a slow, sensible progression. I have to admit that Jeff has been really good at tamping back my natural tendency to ‘push the envelope’ and made sure I do not overwork.

Because of strength training my running has really increased in mileage, average training speed and even racing speed. I am not having all the injuries and I have slowly dropped about 15 lbs. I feel years younger. I have regained my waistline and I am enjoying running again. I wish I had started doing weight and cross-training several years ago but at least I am doing it now while I still can. Today, I am most proud of my ability to do weighted “pull-up” sets and more than I ever thought I could do at my age. My new challenge is “The Torture”, Coach Jeff (I have other names for him), was so kind to visit upon me: Five sets of The Bulgarian single leg squats AND the weighted single leg deadlifts with 25 lb. kettle bell. These are, at present, the end of my productive day again, temporarily. Soon this torture will be routine and Jeff will invent another for me to conquer. Progress.

LIFE is only as good as your ability to enjoy it the way you want to enjoy it. I am
convinced that what I am doing for myself today is going to allow me to truly enjoy
the most of everyday I have left to live. I refuse to surrender to the aging process
without a fight. Think of what you have to lose and what the reality of that means.

See you at the gym.”

 

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Did you read our February #makea180 Athlete Spotlight? Read the inspiring transformation story here!

7 Year ANNIVERSARY + $20.11 Membership Special

Did you know we’re turning SEVEN?!
Yes, it’s true! Happy 7th anniversary to Alamo 180!
So let’s turn back time to 2011 when we got started with the mission to help the Alamo city #makea180.
In celebration of 7 years in helping HUNDREDS of people #makea180, we’re rolling back prices! Take advantage of a huge deal, our $20.11 Special! When you sign up for a 3 month auto-debit membership, you get your first month for ONLY $20.11. Deal is good NOW through March 9. (for first-time visitors only).
To get this amazing, limited time offer, sign-up in studio.
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Read what one of our clients has to say about Alamo 180:
“This place is life changing!”
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Time is running out to claim your FREE spot in our Free Week Special. And because we’re in the celebration spirit, you can take advantage of both our Free Week Special AND the $20.11 Special.
Ready to start your #makea180 journey like the hundreds before you?

Free Week Special Feb 26 – limited spots available

Since 2011, we have sat down with some amazing people all of whom were ready to do one thing – change their lives, to #makea180. If you’re reading this email, you probably already know what we’re getting ready to share isn’t for everyone. In fact, it’s for one, single person.

Chances are we know that person really well…we know they’ve woken up every morning for the last several years, stared into a mirror and wanted someone else to stare back. This body they’re living in, well, they don’t even recognize it.

We know they’ve tried every option in town to finally look (and feel) how they do in their dreams. If there was a free class at a studio, 3 sessions with a personal trainer or a great deal at any of the gyms down the street, they’ve done it…just with ZERO results to prove it.

We know they have big dreams that require a body with energy, stamina and strength so they can finally climb mountains, whether they’re figurative or literal. But, getting that body takes action and you gotta know what the first step is to get started. That’s where Alamo 180 comes in.

Starting Monday, February 26, we’ll be launching our Free Week Special. It’s not just another free gym promotion giving you empty hopes and pressuring you to buy a membership. It’s a chance for you to experience the Alamo 180 cross-training program, IRON XT. A program that has changed so many lives for the better. A program that has literally allowed people to make a complete 180 in their life. We are so confident in the service we provide, we want to give you the chance to experience it – completely free. No strings attached.

Claim your spot here

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Here’s what a few of our clients say about the IRON XT program:

I’m totally addicted!! Jeff and the team are super supportive and encouraging. Doooo it! Doooo it!! ~ Julia

“If you are serious about wanting to get “in shape” at whatever your age and skill level this is a “one-stop shop”. Owners are VERY knowledgeable, friendly and they and their coaches are really interested in the success of their clients. You cannot go wrong with this company.” ~ Cleve

Awesome class… Jeff’s a great and motivational coach!!!” ~Bertha

“I took the IRON XT class for the first time tonight and I’m hooked. I can’t wait to show off some new muscles in the near future!”

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In just one week you will learn how we program the daily workouts for maximum results. How it’s about quality movement patterns over quantity repetitions or weight. How to properly modify movements so you’re safely and appropriately challenged. In one week you will learn how Alamo 180 will take you from “Here” to “You Know Where You Want To Be”.

The Alamo 180 coaching staff will work with you in our small, group training classes so that you can take what little precious time you have and turn into the kind of long term change that lets you slide on pants that haven’t fit in years and chase kiddos without gasping for breath. That lets you find joy in living the active lifestyle.

The clock to book your Free Week Special expires in less than a week. One week of workouts to inspire you towards the biggest change of your life. Five training sessions capable of finally kicking you off that plateau of “no needle moving scale hell” and into action. And, the expertise of a team that’s done it over and over again. We have a limited number of free spots, so don’t delay in grabbing yours.

Ready to start your #makea180 journey? What’s to lose?

Claim your spot here

Respectfully,

Jeff & Bree Soileau

#makea180 Athlete Spotlight

#makea180 Athlete Spotlight, Frank Aguirre.

 

Read his transformation story👇🏻

“My journey at Alamo 180 started in September 2016.

I came to the gym overweight, feeling physically and mentally broken down. For most of a decade I had put a lot of effort into getting fit with little to show for it. In fact, despite working out 5 days a week I allowed myself to gain 40 pounds.

Leaving a program that was no longer working for me was very difficult but I needed a new start. At first I thought my decision to join Alamo 180 was a huge mistake because I just wasn’t ready for the intensity of the workouts. Sure I was comfortable lifting weights but the cardiovascular and metabolic aspects of the workouts were a different story. I hated them. Especially the running.

Slowly over the next several months I managed to lose 10 pounds without really trying. The workouts were just that effective. Even my running started to improve, mostly because of the Murph Challenge. Completing it was something I was really proud of. A couple of weeks later I decided I needed to take control of my nutrition. I sought out a nutrition coach with Stronger U Nutrition, and coupled with sound workout programming, I started to lose weight. Seriously. Everything started to change.

I’m getting close to being down 50 pounds since joining Alamo 180. Being in a better place physically and mentally has allowed my workouts to really improve—especially the running. I’ve been able to increase my distances from a couple of miles to nearly 6 miles.

I’m happy at A180. I’ve finally found the health and fitness I so desperately wanted.”

–Frank Aguirre

#IronXT #transformation #nevergiveup

FREE WEEK studio classes in November

Are you ready to exercise with purpose? Are you ready to take your fitness to a whole new level? Are you ready be part of a non-competitive community? Are you ready to finally achieve your goals?

We offer a variety of classes and programs for you to build total body health and fitness. All classes and training programs are developed and led by experienced and passionate coaches, with accredited certifications, who can scale the workout to fit your needs. It’s perfect for every ability level. You won’t find any negative BS here!

We love sharing our passion for health and fitness that we want to let you try it out, with no obligation, for an entire week for FREE!

All the links you gotta know:

Learn about our popular classes here: http://www.alamo180.com/studio/classes/

Next, redeem your FREE WEEK pass here:  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=49831&stype=43&prodid=10321

Then reserve your spot in class by checking the class schedule here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=49831&stype=-7&sTG=25&sView=week&sLoc=0&date=11/20/17

 

Looking forward to sweating with you!

 

Have a few questions? Call, email or swing by the gym if you would like to chat with someone! We’d be happy to assist!