November Newsletter

DSC04746At Pat’s Gym, we have a lot in store for the last two months of the year to prepare you for a healthy and fit 2018. You definitely want to be a part of the Pat’s Gym Community where you can be sure that you get the physical training, and nutritional advice you need. We will also hold you accountable for achieving your goals. Read on for more information…

DSC09923Black 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 way to “shake out the cobwebs” and get you ready for the Thanksgiving weekend. The past Pat’s Gym Community Event workouts have been well attended, and this one has historically been well attended. Pat always has a unique way of motivating you during the workout, so that you don’t realize how tough the workout is. Your body will thank you for it later. Also, it’s a great way to set you up for success for a healthy December, and an even healthier 2018. Come in and enjoy the workout, and Pat Gilles will have a brief educational talk about what the workout was all about, and what you should learn from it.



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 can attend classes, and access to our coaches during coach’s hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In addition, our coaches will be available to help you with questions that you may have about working out, nutrition, stress management, recovery, and mental toughness. Package prices can be obtained by emailing The services contained in the packages need to be used by December 31, 2017, and payment must be received prior to starting the services. It’s a great to give to yourself for the holidays and to jump start your routine as 2018 begins.





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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 a very effective way to motivate yourself, and see incredible results in only 35 days. In addition, we will be offering specials on classes, private sessions, and Online Coaching for commitments of 1 year. You need to be committed to fitness, in order to have success. Everything that we will be offering in January 2018, will help support you with your goals, will motivate you to achieve those goals, and the results will further inspire you. It’s hard to fail with the team of coaches we have that will help guide you to success, and who will hold you accountable for working out. Start planning now for January 1, 2018.






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 learn something you can apply to your workouts! The previous Online Coaching workouts have been a lot of fun, and intense. Pat’s Online Coaching athletes are always talking about it for weeks afterward. Plan to come and burn away those calories!






Athlete of the Month – Meet Greta Petersen, our athlete of the month. Greta is a driven athlete, who won’t be deterred from any challenge I’ve put before her. Greta is also joining Pat’s Gym as one of our very talented coaches. If you’re looking for an experienced coach, who has a lot of knowledge to share, please contact her. Read on for more information about Greta… To learn more about Greta read here





DSC03451The November Monthly Challenge – Each year, Pat’s Gym participates in the Concept2 World Competition SkiErg on 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 in this competition again. By “placing,” I mean our athletes have held the Concept2 Ski Sprints World title. That’s quite an accomplishment and we’re so proud of them.

I highly recommend that you give the SkiErg Competition a try. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish, when the pressure is on, and what you can do when you put your mind to it.

I wish to congratulate our winners of the October Monthly Challenge. It was a tough challenge, but our athletes performed very well. Although, it only took 20 minutes those 20 minutes seemed like an eternity. The Challenge involved lifting the new rogue sandbags and heavy breathing. It started out with a bike for calories, then the sandbag complex, followed by a Ski for max cals.

Specifically, the October Monthly Challenge consisted of the following:

100/75 (male/female) calories on the Bike
Then the Sandbag complex
Using the following sand bags
Males used the 100# sandbag
Females used the 40-70#
6 GTS – had to touch the ground and hit the shoulder
8 Squat – held it where you wanted it
10 Lunges – total reps and holding the bag on a shoulder
Then – 100/75 (male/female) calorie ski
You started off with a timer for 20min counting down
Bike to 100/75cal,
Doing the 4 rounds of MB complex,
What time remained was spent accumulating calories on the SkiErg – Your score was anything over 100/75calories on the SkiErg

The winners of the October Monthly Challenge were: Dan with 55 calories for men, and Emily with 91 calories for women. I was so excited with the performance of all the athletes who participated! Way to go!