March Newsletter


February was a busy month at Pat’s Gym, and during March we will focus on getting ready for spring and summer. You don’t want to miss out on what’s going on at Pat’s Gym. Check out what we have going on and be inspired!

Pat’s Gym Special – Pat’s Gym is offering a special of private coaching and unlimited classes to help our athletes be inspired and achieve great results in 2019. This is a great way to take advantage of the services that Pat’s Gym has to offer, to get specialized attention, and to set yourself up for success. Pat’s Gym will offer you 10 private coaching sessions (which must be used by May 1), a month of all you can train classes, and access to our coaches during coach’s hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 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 May 1, 2019, and payment must be received prior to starting the services. Why wait, the discount will be approximately 30% off of our standard rates.

Athlete of the Month – Kevin is our athlete of the month. Kevin has been with Pat’s Gym for five months now. He was first introduced to it after moving to Madison, and he instantly knew he wanted to be part of it. Coach Cody brought him to the Gym where he worked out with Pat and Roza. After that, Kevin couldn’t resist coming back. Because of this love for Pat’s Gym, Kevin became a coach.
Kevin grew up in Colorado, and that’s where his interest with physical fitness began. Kevin loved the Rocky Mountains and would do anything outdoors including biking, hiking, and skiing. Being active has always given Kevin a great sense of energy and happiness. Kevin grew up playing tennis, basketball, and soccer. Soccer and basketball predominately took over once he was in high school, and he went on to play college soccer at the University of St Thomas in MN. At Pat’s Gym, Kevin has found a new pathway of training physical fitness.
Kevin loves the intensity of the workout, but really likes the atmosphere and the people. It’s the people that make Pat’s Gym so special. It is one of the most unique atmospheres Kevin has ever been a part of. Kevin loves being a coach because he feels extremely lucky to work with very driven individuals. He loves being able to watch fellow athletes grow in both physical and mental strength.
Pat’s Gym is completely different from any other gym Kevin has ever been to. Kevin loves the different levels of intensity that helps Pat’s Gym athletes push themselves to new places that other gyms don’t provide. Kevin does not believe workouts are going to be as difficult in other gyms, but the supportive community is why athletes at Pat’s Gym can complete the workouts and it is why they continue to come back day after day.
Pat’s Gym has absolutely changed Kevin’s life in the most positive way. It has helped him form friendships that will never fade, and it has helped Kevin build a mental strength unrivaled by any other atmosphere.

The March Monthly Challenge – The March Monthly Challenge is short but intense. It should only take a few minutes. It’s focused on power, but don’t be intimidated. It will expose a lot and test you mentally. This challenge involves a basic movement. Try it and see what you can do. This is one challenge that you want to do early in the month, mid-month, and then later in the month. You will improve!
Try this one and see what your time is:
50 box jumps for time 24/20” Male/Female
You must get full extension at the top position
You can step down or jump down

The February Monthly Challenge – The February Monthly Challenge was short, but it seemed like it could take forever. It helped expose weaknesses, including mental weaknesses, with Olympic lifts. It was a complex movement. The weight also was a bit intimidating; however, it was a popular challenge. The February Monthly Challenge was:
30 Clean and Press/Jerk @ 75% BW for time
The winners of the Pat’s Gym January Monthly Challenge are Luke with a time of 2:50, and Gretchen with a time of 3:25. Great job!