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Tough Mudder Training Program

Join Alamo 180 and train for the Tough Mudder event! This 10 week program will get you to the finish line and you’ll have FUN while doing it! Will you accept the challenge?

ABOUT:
Alamo 180’s OCR program challenges all levels of athletes, beginner to experienced. Our successful training approach is to help you develop what is physically necessary to finish…and with a huge smile on your face! The whole purpose of OCR is to have fun! It’s not about speed or how strong you are, it’s just another fun way of being healthy and active. It’s not about finishing first, it’s about finishing with a smile!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Group workouts will include the very obstacles encountered on race day: rope climbs, spear throws, bucket carries, sandbag carries, monkey bars, and more. Every workout can be scaled (made harder or easier) to meet the needs of beginners and experienced level athletes. OCR training is a blend of strength, endurance and skill.

TRAINING SESSIONS & SCHEDULE:
10 group training sessions during the 10 weeks.
— Saturdays at 8am. Alamo 180 studio. First Saturday WOD is September 8
— On Your Own Training Sessions: You will receive a training plan with select run/walk workouts to complete on your own during the week.

COST:
Program rates beginning at $100.

Ready for a fun challenge? Learn more here:http://www.alamo180.com/studio/obstacle-course/ ‎

Scam Sale

On Wednesday, August 1, we learned we were victims of a scam. We purchased equipment for our studio (3 Air Assault bikes and 1 Concept 2 rower) from a company that claimed it sold equipment that had been used in CrossFit competitions.

We thought we were getting a deal. We didn’t realize it would end up with $1,200 lost and no equipment.

As a small, family operated business, we pride ourselves on routinely saving money to pour it back into our gym. Our never ceasing goal is to improve the training experience. Not only was this stolen from us, it was stolen from our members and our prospective members.

This loss, as of right now, significantly delays our “Studio Improvement To Do List”. With your help, we can recoup the loss and continue to give back to our members.

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade. What was meant to destroy, you instead rebuild it even stronger. Help us make sweet lemonade.

How can you help? By buying a lottery ticket and playing the Alamo 180 Scam Sale Fundraising Lottery.

How to Play:

  • Purchase a $25 ticket. Purchase your lottery ticket by sending money via PayPal to bree@alamo180.com and selecting “Friends & Family” for the money transfer. Direct link to PayPal: PayPal.Me/alamo180. You can also send money via Venmo to @alamo180
  • 4 chances to win: 
    • 1 winner will receive the Grand Prize of a FREE 3 month membership for themselves and a 3 month membership to gift to a friend* (value of $900)
    • 3 winners will receive an Alamo 180 t-shirt or hat of their choice (value of $25). 
  • Winners will be drawn on Facebook Live on Wednesday, August 15.

Fine Print:

  • Must purchase the ticket before the expiration date of Monday, August 13 at midnight to be eligible for the prizes.
  • *The friend that is gifted the monthly membership cannot be a current Alamo 180 member. Select one friend for the membership that is intended to be gifted. You can choose to gift both memberships, with each going to one friend each (both friends cannot be current Alamo 180 members). 
  • Grand Prize Membership applies to studio classes only (not triathlon or running).
  • Grand Prize Membership must be activated by Feb 1, 2019.
  • You can buy several tickets for increased odds of winning.

Good luck and have fun! May the odds be ever in your favor!

P.S. If you wouldn’t mind sharing our first FB live video, we would be so grateful. Thanks in advance! 

July #makea180 Spotlight: Renee

My journey with Alamo 180 began in 2015 when I reached out to Coach Lexa and Alamo 180 for marathon training and guidance in preparation for my first marathon. Prior to joining Alamo 180 my training consisted of a few runs during the week and a long run on the weekend with no structured training plan. I had no idea what tempo, fartlek, and speed work runs were. With the help of a structured training plan, form work, and great coaching I was able to go from a 9 min/mile to 8:30 min/mile and complete my first marathon successfully!

Coach Lexa brought up the talk of possibly qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever see that as a possibility as I always said, “Boston is for fast people, not me.” My journey to qualifying for the Boston Marathon is a story for another day. To sum it up there were some ups, downs, and heartbreak along the way, but four marathons later, with the help of great coaching, a solid run plan, and strength training I finally achieved my goal! In January, at the Houston Marathon, I ran a 3:31:09 and with that qualifying time I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon

Triathlon came into my life after talking with Coach Lexa; she said I would see
improvement in my running fitness from triathlon training. At first I was hesitant to take the leap into triathlon as the thought of swimming, biking, and running seemed like a formidable task. Being a total newbie to the sport I had to learn how to swim and cycle for long distances. I remember my first few swims I was frustrated thinking I was never going to get better and was second-guessing my decision to train for a triathlon. Cycling was tough for me too, at first I didn’t know how to cycle and use the gears on my bike properly making my life on the bike miserable. I was also feeling like the slowest person on the team, which I’m pretty sure I was, but no one on the team cared how fast or slow I was they were always supportive and helpful. I eventually improved with hard work, patience, and sticking to the training plan. The sport of triathlon can be a daunting feat for any new triathlete but Coach Bree and the Alamo 180 tri team were so awesome and they made the transition to triathlon seamless. I didn’t know what to expect after training and completing my first triathlon but the tri bug bit me and I am now hooked on triathlons and have completed several sprint, Olympic, and 70.3 distances.

Alamo 180 is unique in that a gym is available and strength classes are offered and incorporated into the run and triathlon programs. I had a gym membership and would go occasionally to get strength training in but nothing like the Iron XT classes offered at Alamo 180. Coaches Bree, Jeff, and Lexa spoke of the many benefits of strength training for
endurance athletes. I decided to try out the Iron XT classes and loved the combination of weight lifting and high intensity workouts. I have noticed a huge improvement in my strength and performance in running and triathlon. I have also noticed I am able to recover faster from workouts and have been able to stay injury free both of which I attribute to strength training and great coaching.

I was attracted to Alamo 180’s culture, the community, and the fact that they catered to athletes of all experience levels (beginner to advanced); no one has an ego, everyone is welcoming, helpful, and supportive of each other. I like that every workout is always scaleable with the focus being quality over quantity.

Training with Alamo 180 has truly changed my running and endurance sports hobby into a passion of mine. Alamo 180 has helped me develop as a better athlete in running, triathlon, and strength training. I am so happy to have found Alamo 180 and the awesome athletes I get to have fun, workout and train with on a daily basis.

Some final thoughts: Set big goals, huge ones! Don’t be afraid to fail! Test your limits! Your body can endure so much more than you think it can! Work hard! Have fun! Be patient! Don’t give up on your goals!

MURPH CHALLENGE

 

HONOR THE FALLEN

Join Alamo 180 as we Officially Host THE MURPH CHALLENGE

Where: Alamo 180. 

When: Memorial Day, 28 May 2018. 

Waves Begin at 7:30 am, 9 am, and 10:30 am and are limited to 14 people per wave.

Register for the event + declare your wave

What: MURPH Hero WOD: 1 mile Run. 100 Pull-Ups. 200 Push-Ups. 300 Air Squats. 1 mile Run. In a 20 lb weighted vest or body armor. Bring Your Own Vest!

Note: scaled options available for all movements, as well as going sans weighted vest, and options to partition such as 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 air squats.

Entry Fee: $25 for Alamo 180 athletes, $30 for community athletes. Your entry fee includes an awesome T-shirt, Kiolbasa sausages, Blue Star Beer, fresh fruit and refreshing drinks, plus amazing door prizes from Caliente Harley-Davidson, Wounded Warrior ProjectSan Antonio Running Company, and Bicycle Heaven. 

***Honor all those that have fallen in the line of duty for our nation. Remember and honor their selfless service along with Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005.***

Register for the event + declare your wave

Run Skills Clinic: Body Position (May Clinic)

Join Alamo 180 for a Run Skills Clinic! Topic: Body Positioning

Date: Friday, May 18
Location: Edison High School, track facility 
Time: 6-7pm. 

Register here

This 1 hour clinic will cover body positioning and run mechanics so you can maximize your run potential. Don’t keep running harder, learn how to run smarter.

  • Have you heard the phrase, “run tall” but don’t exactly know what it means?
  • Do you ever wonder why you’re told to do warm-up drills like high knees, butt kicks, and skipping?
  • Do you see pictures of yourself in races and workouts and not like the form you see?
  • Are you plagued with nagging injuries and you know it’s related to running?
  • You know that improving your form will help performance, but you don’t know where to start?

Believe it or not, running is a skill sport. It requires skill to move your body forward efficiently. You can’t power your way through miles upon miles with inefficient form and hope to get faster with lasting results. In this 1 hour clinic you will learn how to get your body in the most efficient position, as well as learn common mistakes with run form so you can avoid them. 

Note: you won’t run more than a mile in this clinic, it’s mostly drill work, so in shape or out of shape, come and learn a lot! Clinic can be scaled to accommodate everyone. 

Open to anyone to join! This clinic is for novice and experienced runners.
Alamo 180 athletes – $15/clinic
Community athletes – $25/clinic

Register here.

Limited spots (and they go fast!) so don’t delay in signing up.

Message info@alamo180.com for questions or information.

Swim Skills Clinic: Rotation

Join Alamo 180 for a swim skills clinic! Topic: Rotation

Date: Friday, May 11 
Location: Candler Physical Education Center, pool facility 
Time: 6-7pm. 

Register here

In this one hour clinic you will learn drills that will help you work on horizontal body positioning as well as to improve your torso/hip rotation. Positioning and rotation are key to an efficient freestyle. The drills you will learn are game changer! This is an in-water clinic, so expect to be swimming!

*Learn why rotation is so important in freestyle and how to do it effectively.

*Learn how to get better and more efficient at rotating.

*Learn how proper rotation can help propel you forward.

In this clinic you will learn drills that will help you work on horizontal body positioning as well as to improve your torso/hip rotation. Positioning and rotation are key to an efficient freestyle. If you’re ready to start rotating and propel forward, sign up for this clinic!

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Testimonial from previous swim clinic attendees: 

“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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Open to anyone to join! This clinic is for novice and experienced swimmers.
Alamo 180 athletes – $15/clinic
Community athletes – $25/clinic

Register here

Limited spots (and they go fast!) so don’t delay in signing up.

Message info@alamo180.com for questions or information.

 

Run Skills Clinic: Cadence

Join Alamo 180 for a Run Skills Clinic! Topic: Cadence

Date: Friday, May 4
Location: Edison High School, track facility 
Time: 6-7pm. 

This 1 hour clinic will cover what cadence is and how it correlates to improved run performance. If you’re wanting to get faster and more efficient in running, don’t neglect the importance of cadence. In addition to cadence, we will work on body positioning and run mechanics. This is a jammed packed clinic! 

Believe it or not, running is a skill sport. It requires skill to move your body forward efficiently. You can’t power your way through miles upon miles with inefficient form and hope to get faster with lasting results. This clinic will teach you how to get your body in the most efficient position AND how to learn the right cadence for you so you can maximize your run potential. 

Note: Expect to run about a mile in this clinic, it’s mostly drill work, so in shape or out of shape, come and learn a lot! 

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Hear what some of our past attendees had to say about the run clinic: 

“My friend and I really enjoyed the running form class last night! We had a great progression run this morning between the dynamic warm ups and the alignment instructions. Thanks for a great class!”

“Enjoyed the clinic. Good to know I’m not all messed up! LOL! I wish I would have taken this course when I started. Thank you.”

“I learned SO much! Thank you for a great clinic!” 

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If you’re ready to improve your run form and performance, join us!

Open to anyone to join! This clinic is for novice and experienced runners.
Alamo 180 athletes – $15/clinic
Community athletes – $25/clinic

Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=49831&stype=-8&sTG=22&sVT=61&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=05/04/18

Limited spots (and they go fast!) so don’t delay in signing up.

Message info@alamo180.com for questions or information.

 

Run Skills Clinic: Body Positioning

Join Alamo 180 for a Run Skills Clinic! Topic: Body Positioning

Date: Friday, April 13 
Location: Edison High School, track facility 
Time: 6-7pm. 

This 1 hour clinic will cover body positioning and run mechanics so you can maximize your run potential. Don’t keep running harder, learn how to run smarter.

  • Have you heard the phrase, “run tall” but don’t exactly know what it means?
  • Do you ever wonder why you’re told to do warm-up drills like high knees, butt kicks, and skipping?
  • Do you see pictures of yourself in races and workouts and not like the form you see?
  • Are you plagued with nagging injuries and you know it’s related to running?
  • You know that improving your form will help performance, but you don’t know where to start?

Believe it or not, running is a skill sport. It requires skill to move your body forward efficiently. You can’t power your way through miles upon miles with inefficient form and hope to get faster with lasting results. In this 1 hour clinic you will learn how to get your body in the most efficient position, as well as learn common mistakes with run form so you can avoid them. 

Note: you won’t run more than a mile in this clinic, it’s mostly drill work, so in shape or out of shape, come and learn a lot! 

Open to anyone to join! This clinic is for novice and experienced runners.
Alamo 180 athletes – $15/clinic
Community athletes – $25/clinic

Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=49831&stype=-8&sTG=22&sVT=58&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=04/13/18

 

Limited spots (and they go fast!) so don’t delay in signing up.

Message info@alamo180.com for questions or information.