For a healthy 2018 – Incorporate Structural Workouts
Most athletes love to go hard either focusing on power or strength. It’s fun to go hard, but you can’t do that all the time. You only have one body, so don’t forget to mix in structural workouts. Most people don’t like shoulder work, but it definitely helps with upper and lower body strength […]
For 2018, make sure fitness is a priority
For the month of December, I will describe all the benefits of exercise. There are a lot of other benefits besides the obvious one. I also tend to get into the rationale behind the benefits, so I will share these with you. One of the strongest benefits of working out is helping improve your […]
Title: Holiday Special – Save an additional 5% off of already discounted packages in December!
Pat’s Gym is taking away your excuses for not getting in shape! During the month of December, you can purchase packages of classes and private sessions, and save an additional 5% off of already discounted packages. The best way to get in shape is by being consistent, so Pat’s Gym classes are definitely an […]
A ReebokOne Most Inspiring Trainer Finalist
Pat Gilles and Pat’s Gym want to thank you for supporting Pat on the Reebok One Most Inspiring Trainer Competition. Pat was selected out of thousands of trainers nominated. Pat was nominated by his athletes. Voting took place through November 26th, with the winner announced in early December. The winner of this competition will […]
Train for a Triathlon with Pat’s Gym
If you’re thinking of running a triathlon, then think of training at Pat’s Gym with Coach Greta. Greta will teach a strength class to help you be strong during your race and to help you avoid injuries and imbalances. In addition, Greta will lead a cycling class at Pat’s Gym that is focused on […]
The December Monthly Challenge
Each year at Pat’s Gym, the Monthly Challenge rings in the holiday. Also, it will put you in mood for the festivities! The December Monthly Challenge is the 12 Days of Christmas. It consists of the following: 1 GTS 100/70# SB 2 DL with 100/70# SB 3 Man Makers 2×30/2×15 Dbs 4 Burpee Box […]
Two Holiday Classes Taught by Pat Gilles
For the holiday season, Pat Gilles will be teaching two-holiday classes. The first class is a Pat’s Gym Community Class that will take place on December 16th, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. at Pat’s Gym. This is one class that will get you in the holiday mood, and help you burn away calories in a great team environment. […]
Our Athlete of the Month – Katie won the Concept2 World SkiErg 1000m Competition.
I have been training with Pat Gilles with Online Coaching for about 15 months. I have never regretted a moment of it. It has helped me come back from a broken leg. I broke my leg playing football. After the leg was healed, I was out of shape. I was struggling physically and emotionally. […]
Get Cut Program Class starts January 3rd, 2018
The Get Cut Program has helped many athletes jump-start their workout routine, and achieve amazing results in only 35 days. It’s a comprehensive program that combines effective workout routines, nutrition, and recovery. The pictures don’t lie! And every year, Pat’s Gym hosts a class for the athletes in this class to come workout with […]
Concept2 Holiday Challenge – Get in shape while giving to your favorite charity!
Until December 24th, you can participate in the Concept2 Holiday Challenge and earn money for the charity of your choice. The details are as follows: Row, ski and/or ride 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters until 11:59 p.m. December 24th. Concept2 rower, SkiErg and BikeErg meters only. You can combine meters from each machine to reach […]
Pat’s Gym Holiday Coat Drive – Bring your hats, gloves and coats and donate them for needy families
From December 6th through December 24th, Pat’s Gym will be collecting old coats, gloves, and hats that have a second life in them. There are a lot of needy families in Dane County who can definitely enjoy your coats, gloves, and hats that you don’t need any longer. Pat’s Gym did this two […]
Functional Movements – Critical to a healthy 2018!
I want to help set you up for success in 2018, as such the Knowledge posts I am creating will focus on how to set you up for a healthy 2018. Start now, in December to be healthy in 2018. I think deadlifts are one of the most important functional movements. They not only […]
Supplemental workouts can have you sweating while keeping you injury free. Try this one!
With a supplemental workout, you can target a specific part of our body. This one targets upper body strength, while improving shoulder health. Also, you can work on form so that when you’re ready to add on weight you have the basics down, and the foundation can support it. For most of this workout, […]
The reasons you want to stay away from sugar
I believe that staying away from sugar is easier than trying to eat it in moderation. Most Americans definitely exceed the American Heart Association (“AHA”) recommendation for daily consumption. The AHA recommends that females consume no less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day, and men no more than 9 teaspoons per day. […]
Easy goes the cardio – a great supplemental workout.
Cardio can be a great way get blood flowing into your muscles that may be sore from working out. However, there is a way to do it. This workout will flush the muscles, create a demand for food, psychologically recovery, and a great way to build up volume. You definitely have to try it!
Turkish Get Ups will keep you safe, and structurally sound.
The month of November is supplemental and recovery workouts at Pat’s Gym. As such, this second Knowledge post for this month covers Turkish Get Ups. This workout should take no more than 30 minutes. Go slow and make sure you form is impeccable. There is no need to rush. Alternate arms in sets of […]
Crave Sugar? Follow these Helpful Hints to Stop Those Cravings
Many people have a sweet tooth and have problems staying away from sugar. With willpower and discipline, it’s easy to stay away from added sugar, which includes staying clear of those candy bars, vending machines, ice cream bars, and other obvious calorie-laden desserts. In this post, I will provide you tips to help stop […]
A Holiday Special
Pat’s Gym is offering a holiday special for our athletes. It is a great way to take advantage of the services that Pat’s Gym has to offer, to get specialized attention, and to set you up for success for 2018. Pat’s Gym will offer you 5 private coaching sessions, a month of all you […]
Online Coaching Events
If you’re an Online Coaching athlete, you don’t want to miss out on all the fun events tailored just for you. Pat Gilles has planned a great educational workout for November 11, starting at 9:00 a.m., at Pat’s Gym. These workouts are always well attended, you will have a great time, and you will […]
An Exciting Start to 2018
It’s never too early to start planning for success! Pat Gilles and his coaches are already planning how to start out 2018 so that you are set up for success to achieve those 2018 fitness goals. Pat’s Gym will be offering a Get Cut class/program, which is one of our most popular offerings. It’s […]
The November Monthly Challenge
Each year, Pat’s Gym participates in the Concept2 World Competition SkiErg in the 1000m race for the best time. In the past, Pat’s Gym has had our athletes place as winners of this competition. This year, with our focus on aerobic capacity, and mental toughness, I am confident that our athletes will place well […]
Black Friday Community Workout
Don’t fret about staying in shape over the holidays with what Pat Gilles and Pat’s Gym has to offer you. At 9:00 a.m., on November 24 – Black Friday – Pat Gilles will be leading a group of passionate athletes through a great post-Thanksgiving workout. This Pat’s Gym Community Event will be a great […]
Supplemental workouts can set you up for PR’s and long-term success.
Try this deadlift, pull up workout and you will have short term, medium term, and long-term success. A great way to practice your deadlift form, work on core stability, and improve you pull ups is to do this type of workout frequently. I know many people who have set personal bests with a deadlift […]
I have been incorporating more box squats into my workouts. I have found that it is a great structural exercise that I am loving. I find that it has made my front and back squats a lot stronger. In addition, it has helped make my hips feel a whole lot more solid. I have […]
Eat Wisely to Gain Lean Muscle Mass
Many people who want to get bigger make the mistake of thinking eating more of everything is the thing to do. If you want to get fat, then go ahead. However, if you want to gain defined muscles, and lean muscle mass then eat more wisely. Here are a few rules that you should […]
My Favorite – SkiErg EMOM’s!
Recently, I was short on time but high on energy. I wanted a workout that would push me, but where my energy would control the time that I worked. I created this one and it was perfect. If you try this one, make sure that you pay attention to the transitions and make them […]
A heavy breathing workout – SkiErg and Bike
Recently, I needed to lay off of the heavy weights and wanted some heavy breathing. I didn’t have a lot of time, but I wanted to make sure I got in a great, but safe workout. This one definitely hit the spot. It had the Airdyne and SkiErg but also brought in volume with […]
Eat Wisely to Lose Weight
Most people looking to lose weight, always think it’s the diet that matters. Well, you have to know what to eat, how to workout to burn fat, and not to overdo any one of those elements. Many enthusiastic people restrict their calories too much and find that they will actually gain weight. What happens, […]
A Halloween Gift for You
If you’re like most families, you will get those big bags of Halloween candies, and be tempted to open them until you give them away on October 31st. Generally, people will have to go get replacement bags so that when Halloween arrives they have some candy to handout. I’m sure that you know the […]
The Monster Mash
Pat’s Gym will be hosting a Halloween Workout! Come dressed for the event, which will take place on October 31st, at 6:00pm. The Pat’s Strength Class that is scheduled for time, will be replaced by the Scarily Strong Pat’s Gym Class. Come dressed in your costume for the workout, and see who will win […]
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