2021 Newsletter

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Concept2 Skierg World Sprints 

We are beyond impressed with how this years Skierg World Sprints turned out. 74 athletes participated in the annual 1000m sprint on the Concept2 machine. We could not be more proud of these individuals and everyone who put their best effort forward.  

This was an even bigger year for Pat’s Gym because we had athletes from Uzbekistan join in the competition. Many of you know that Roza Gilles is originally from Uzbekistan. We took a trip to Uzbekistan this fall and had the opportunity to lead a seminar in a gym in Tashkent and meet fellow athletes who were driven and shared the same passion/love for Concept2 machines.There were 59 athletes from Uzbekistan competing in the challenge. Way to go Uzbekistan and watch the interview about our experience teaching a seminar over there.

A Holiday Special – It’s that time of the year – running around and looking for that special gift? Then look no further. We have a lot of items that would be the perfect gift. Give the gift of health – buy a package of personal coaching sessions, buy a month of Online Coaching, or a month of classes and become a part of the Pat’s Gym community. If you’re looking for a unique stocking stuffer, then buy a special hat, a cropped hoodie, a water bottle, a winter hat, or even a t-shirt. Tell that special person that you really care. We offer discounted pricing throughout the month of December. Package prices can be obtained by emailing It’s great to give to yourself for the holidays, and to jump start your routine as 2022 begins. 

The December 12 Days of Christmas Monthly Challenge – Each year at Pat’s Gym, the Monthly Challenge rings in the holiday. Also, it will put you in the mood for the festivities! The December Monthly Challenge is the 12 Days of Christmas. It consists of the following:

“12 Days of Christmas”

  • 1 Devil press 2×30/15#
  • 2 Thrusters  2×30/15#
  • 3(0) Double unders or single jump rope  
  • 4 Burpee box jump overs 24/20”
  • 5 Pistols or weighted lunges per side 2×30/15#
  • 6 HSPU or pike push ups 
  • 7 Burpee pull ups or MU  
  • 8 Calories ski 
  • 9 Push ups (hand release)
  • 10 Box jumps 24/20” 
  • 11 CTB pull ups or BW rows   
  • 120 Calories bikeerg 

The workout should be done just as ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ song is sung. There is a 60min cap on time. You get scored on how fast you go through the exercises. Count each one carefully and enjoy the song!

We will be doing this on December 24th this year if you want to join in the fun. Watch the video explaining how to complete the monthly challenge, set it up, and the rules/standards. Remember the winner gets a soft cozy Pat’s Gym hoodie.

2021 Pat’s Gym Community Highlights 

Let us share some of the amazing positive memories that happened with the Pat’s Gym community.

We lived through the 10 day cold stretch from February 6-15th which tied for the fifth coldest stretch in Madison history according to the National Weather Service.

Pat’s Gym hosted the first “Murph Challenge” and this will be an annual tradition going forward. Mark your calendars for Memorial Day weekend and next year it will be an even bigger event. 

Pat’s Gym partnered up with Bishops Bay Golf Club to create a special golf program to get the Bishops bay members/athletes ready for the season. 

Pat’s Gym hosted summer outdoor classes at Bishops Bay. 

Pats Gym partnered up with Lake City Twisters to help elite gymnast stay healthy for their rigorous season. 

Pat’s Gym started a new corporate class training the Heritage Tavern team and welcomed back the April Aire corporation. We are so excited to see new faces and help the community of Madison become healthier. 

Pat’s Gym held a Concept2 Seminar in Uzbekistan.

Pat’s Gym is proud of athlete Ashley Sawicki for committing to the Saint Cloud State University women’s basketball program. 

Pat’s Gym wants to congratulate athletes Matt and Sarah Karls on their expansion of Karls Family Dentistry in building a new state of art facility. 

Pat’s Gym athlete Katelyn Klein started hand crafted jewelry designs @adeliastreetdesigns. Make sure you give it a follow and perhaps it can be a great holiday gift idea. Way to go Katelyn! 

Pat’s Gym athlete Adam Burish was recognized at Soldier Field for being a UW Badger and Chicago Blackhawk player. 

Pat’s Gym athlete Brian Elliot signed a one year contract with the Tampa Bay lightning. 

Pat’s Gym athlete Patrick Heaney competed in multiple sailing races throughout the summer and won his first race at the Regional Invitation event. Patrick had a serious knee injury in 2020 requiring surgery and it is great to see that his dedicated rehab work paid off. 

Coach Ross and Gaby competed in the CF competition Rumble on The Bay and placed 2nd.  

Roza became a National champion in the CF Games for the second year in a row. 

Coach Luke and Roza attended a weightlifting seminar from the World Cup winner and European & World Championship medalist Oleksiy Torokhtiy. If you want to take your olympic weightlifting to the next level, sign up for a personal training session from one of our coaches.

Pat’s gym Coach Luke offers high quality training in the gym as well as high quality woodwork outside the gym. If you ever want amazing custom furniture, contact him. Support local small business and give @pipermade__ a follow.

We had a lot of newlyweds this year: 
Congrats to Stacey, Jenny, Cody, Karmin, Shae, Dave, Chizom, and Connor. 

We also had many athletes add newborns to their families and can’t wait to see them join the Pat’s Gym community!