News & Updates

5 years ago

When we opened the gym 5 years ago, our excitement was soon followed with a panic stricken “did we make a mistake?”

Our gym had been opened for three weeks and we were way behind our projected goals for the first month. We sat on the floor, looked at each other and wondered if we made a mistake.

Faith is spelled r-i-s-k.

Taking a risk is what starts you on the journey to creating something great. You see what you want to accomplish, you have faith in the outcome, and you take a risk to go after it.

In that panic filled moment on the gym floor, a woman walked through the door and bought a premium personal training package. The next day a friend wanted to gift us a check to help us out in our first month of business. We made our financial goals that month! Our faith increased and it inspired us to keep working hard. This picture is where we are today!

What great thing do you want to accomplish? You will never know what you’re capable of until you take a risk! Have faith it will work out even when things get really hard. Great things don’t come from comfort zones. Go for it! You can do it!

What if nothing changed?

When you look at yourself in the mirror…

What do you see?

How does it make you feel?

What if nothing changed in the next year? The next 5 years?

If you answer, “I can’t live another year like this” then it’s time to make a change. 

At Alamo 180, we firmly believe that everyone can live their best and most active life. It’s never too late. You’re never too old, too out of shape, or whatever lie we give ourselves, to get started!

Start your fitness journey here.

At Alamo 180, you will find you have lots of options when it comes to living and loving the active lifestyle. Choose from our CrossFit or Triathlon programs. Our positive culture and supportive community makes working out fun. Achieve more, together.

Rookie to Race Registration OPEN

Rookie to Race Program #2 registration is OPEN! 
Program start date is July 17 and culminates with the Dam 09 triathlon. 

This popular program is designed for the motivated individual with the goal of completing their first triathlon.

Discover how you can start your triathlon journey with Alamo 180: http://www.alamo180.com/triathlon/rookie-to-race/

Triathlon Team

Alamo 180 offers the leading triathlon training service in San Antonio. Our culture and friendly atmosphere is unmatched! And we specialize in training beginner triathletes! When it comes to triathlon, you get it ALL at Alamo 180!

The Alamo 180 triathlon team is for all triathletes, Sprint through Full Ironman, and for all fitness levels, Beginner to Advanced.

Our program is developed and led by USA Triathlon certified coaches, and is an Ironman and USA Triathlon certified club. Carefully curated to safely balance duration, intensity and recovery in order to maximize results. Our proven programs get athletes to the start line healthy and strong, and to the finish line with a smile on their face.

Join our friendly triathlon community! We offer weekly Coached and Club training sessions, a full library of training plans for the Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full Ironman, and more! Learn more about joining the triathlon team

Sounds great to you, but want a beginner version first? If you’re new to triathlon, then Check out our Rookie to Race program.

Getting started in Triathlon

Do you want to start training for triathlons, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you lack the ability to swim…maybe you aren’t sure about how to ride a bike…maybe you’ve never even put all three disciplines together. Put all fears and doubts aside and follow our proven approach!

At Alamo 180, we encourage athletes to approach triathlon safely and conservatively.

First, it takes courage to start the journey! So celebrate taking the first step to an active lifestyle!

Second, lay the right foundation. Start with learning how to swim. Once you feel confident in the swim, sign up for the Rookie to Race beginner triathlon program. If you can already swim, then head straight to the Rookie to Race program.

At the completion of the Rookie to Race program, you’ve successfully laid the a solid foundation of skill and efficiency and are ready to build endurance. Pick the race distances you plan to do and progress patiently. You can’t rush success, so take your time as you enjoy training and racing.

For athletes that would like to achieve a Half Ironman, we recommend doing so within one year of completion of Rookie to Race. For the Full Ironman, we recommend doing so within two years of completion of the Rookie to Race program. Learn more about Rookie to Half Ironman and our Rookie to Ironman program.

We have successfully trained HUNDREDS of triathletes to the finish line of their goal race and we are confident we can do the same for you! If you’re ready to live your best and most active life through the sport of triahtlon, we are ready for you! Achieve more, together.

June Newsletter

June Newsletter! Read all about it here
Alamo 180 is a community of motivated men and women ready to make positive lifestyle changes.
Take a look at our athletes setting their 180 goals and accomplishing them!
Are you ready to achieve your 180 goal? Do it in a supportive community! Achieve more, together!

Friday Night Lights / 19.1

Celebrating fitness by participating in the CrossFit Open WOD 19.1.

15 min AMRAP: 19 wall balls, 19 calorie row.

We made it into a friendly, intramural competition. Three teams – red, white and blue teams.

To us, CrossFit is a way of life. And the Open is a way to celebrate fitness.

Want to learn more about our CrossFit and join our fun and supportive community? Click here to learn more about what we do and why!

Taking a look back #4

The Alamo 180 gym opened for business March 2014.

Offering a ton of services because that’s what you do when you start a small business. It’s like throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks. We offered triathlon, running, boot camp (because it was a commonly recognized name for strength training), personal training, indoor cycling, yoga, obstacle course racing.

When the construction was complete and the equipment purchased, we looked upon our gym with pride and love. We didn’t know it then, but we were blinded by passion. It’s a miracle anyone walked in and signed up for our services.

We couldn’t afford to mat the floor. We didn’t even have a rig. Our friend let us borrow his rig for a year until we could afford to buy one (rig not pictured here). We had the minimum equipment necessary to offer a classes up to 10 people.

When we made money, we saved it, and poured it right back into our gym. It was a slow growth process, but it helped knowing a thing or two about endurance 😉 Slowly and surely, our bareboned gym grew.

For those that have been with us from the beginning, you’re our family. For those that have joined any time since the beginning, we love that you’re part of the family. And if you want to join us, come be part of the Alamo 180 family!

About our CrossFit program

There are many positive aspects to our CrossFit program but a big one we are known for is periodization. There is a period for load and a period for recovery. During a training cycle, we use progressive load principles to slowly and steadily stimulate the body to adaptation along with active recovery to avoid overtraining, injury and burnout. Simply put, each period gets incrementally challenging and it’s followed up with recovery. Challenge the body and rest the body, and repeat the process.

Periodization is the opposite of random.

For example, you wouldn’t train for a running event, of any distance, by running as hard as you can every day. You would quickly become overtrained, injured and burnt out. Hard workouts are necessary, but so too is recovery.

By designing a CrossFit program that includes recovery, we call it training smarter, not harder.

Learn more about our CrossFit program and membership levels

Learn more about our Beginner CrossFit and how to get started training smart!

Swim Series

Tired of flailing your arms and legs in an attempt to swim freestyle?

Ready to add swimming to your cross-training regimen?

Hoping to one day complete a triathlon?

Maybe you have a triathlon coming up soon and want to improve your freestyle?

Whatever your reason, whatever your goals, the time to learn is NOW!
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Alamo 180 offers TWO swim series – Beginner Swim Series and Beyond Beginner Swim Series.

The Beginner Swim Series is designed for doggie paddlers, floaters, sinkers, and everything in between wanting to learn how to swim freestyle.

The Beyond Beginner Swim Series is designed for freestylers looking to go beyond the basics and improve their stroke mechanics.

Maybe you’ve tried to learn before, but only left frustrated? Read two testimonials from Swim Participants saying it finally came together after signing up for Alamo 180’s swim series:

“I’ve taken swim lessons before but left feeling like I was just flailing my arms and legs. Now, I feel like I actually know how to freestyle…Not only because each step was broken down and explained but because of the feedback after we would practice a drill. Great class and well worth the money!”

“I have taken swimming lessons with one other coach before my lessons with Coach Bree and unfortunately I just wasn’t getting it. Coach Bree has helped me advance so much. I have renewed confidence that I can achieve my goals/dreams!! Thank you Coach!! You are the BEST!!”
So many have learned to swim freestyle for the very first time! And others felt like they finally grasped the concept! 

Our approach is to decrease the overwhelm so you can learn quickly and easily. 

If learning how to swim, or learning how to swim better, is on your To Do list in 2019, then don’t delay in grabbing your spot. Spots are limited!