October Newsletter

Well, it’s here; fall is already in full swing and winter is before us. Make sure you set yourself up for success. You still have enough time to create healthy habits that will carry you through winter and into the spring. Come in and take a series of private sessions, participate in classes or work with Pat Gilles through Online Coaching. 

New equipment and more to come! We’re having fun with the new equipment at Pat’s Gym. The Kevlar balls, Purmotion equipment, Rogue heavy KB’s, rings and new straps, specialty bars, the Peg Board, and the new Concept2 Rowers and BikeErgs. Also, the new AirRunner has upped the intensity and make running in the winter eaiser. We’re having fun and waiting for the new piece of equipment that is being made just for us. That piece of equipment will help keep our athletes healthy, while allowing them to push their boundaries. 

The new piece of equipment is being made just for us. It takes 12 weeks to make and should be arriving in about 7 weeks. The last two clues were that it will come in 11 weeks and that it is made in Ohio. This month’s clue is that it is a huge piece of equipment you can use for recovery and specifically hip and spine health. Keep asking those questions….some of you are getting close. The winner who guesses correctly will get a free shirt!

October’s Profiled Pat’s Gym Athlete – Read more about Jerrod and be inspired.

Jerrod has always been an athlete. When he was younger, he played sports. Specifically, he played tennis and basketball. However, as he got older, he became more sedentary. Jerrod always wanted to get back into working out and participating in sports. For the past 16 months Jerrod has worked out at Pat’s Gym. Jerrod started with personal coaching and saw the results. Then he became interested in Online Coaching, working with Pat Gilles directly, and he has been doing that for the past few months along with personal coaching. Jerrod continues to see the gains and is excited about where this journey will end (if it does end at any point). 

When Jerrod was in his mid-thirties, he began to see the results of the lack of physical activity.  He also felt the results – a lack of energy. When a co-working mentioned that she and her husband attended classes at Pat’s Gym, Jerrod reached out to Pat and the journey began. 

Personal coaching and Online Coaching have been a great fit for Jerrod. He never felt comfortable at larger, corporate type of gyms. They were too crowded and too big. The personal coaching provided Jerrod with a great fitness base, and Online Coaching has been a game changer. The daily workouts are so varied, and never monotonous. In addition to Online Coaching, Jerrod does a private session each week to do some of the more complex lifts perfectly.

Initially, Jerrod’s goals were to get back in shape and add some muscle, and to lean out. Jerrod also felt he needed something physically challenging in his life. 

After a few months, Jerrod felt that he was learning about fitness, and he wanted to up his game. Jerrod wanted to challenge himself to work out more often, cut fat, and eat healthier. Jerrod is really excited to see improvements every week. 

Jerrod loves Pat’s Gym because it feels like a community. People are really courteous and helpful. Jerrod thinks it is cool to see people across the entire spectrum of athleticism all focused on getting a little bit better every day. 

Jerrod loves Online Coaching because it is unique. Pat isn’t trying to do everything. Jerrod loves the fact that he isn’t paying for things that he’ll never use. Jerrod thinks that Online coaching is so much better than working out on his own. Pat is always coming up with new workouts that are personalized to Jerrod’s goals. This way Jerrod doesn’t have to wander around the gym trying to figure out what to do next. Online Coaching saves time and makes the workouts more efficient. 

Jerrod loves the fact that the athletes are really nice. They are always willing to spot you, if you need it. They are always accommodating to share space or a machine. Jerrod also loves working with Pat. Jerrod is surprised how motivating Pat can be. Pat is very encouraging even when Jerrod can be frustrated or tired from the day. Pat pushes in a very positive way. 

Also, Jerrod loves the fact that he is held accountable with Online Coaching. Online Coaching makes Jerrod more disciplined even when he is not feeling motivated. We will keep you posted on how Jerrod is doing – just check out the Pat’s Gym IG page to see Jerrod’s progress.

October Monthly Challenge — This month’s challenge is a fun one, and everyone can do it! It’s one of those challenges that you can dramatically improve on throughout the month; therefore, try it at the beginning of the month and throughout. You will be surprised at how you can improve throughout the month. 

If you know how to jump rope, you can dominate this challenge. The October Challenge is:  

Jump Rope

Coaches: Max double-unders in a row (two times around) unbroken 

Athletes: Max single jump rope revolutions in a row (one time around) unbroken 

The athletes with the most revolutions (counting is one time around for athletes and two times around for coaches) win!

The September Monthly Challenge – The September Monthly challenge was a great one, and incredibly intense. It was a lot of fun, but you had to be prepared for it. We had athletes working on it throughout the month, and they dominated! It’s what Pat’s Gym is all about.  

The Challenges:

Coaches weights:

2 rounds for time of

20 clean and jerks 135/95

20 box jumps 24/20

20 wall ball 20/14

20 hang snatch 95/65

20 box jumps 24/20

20 wall ball 20/14

20 squat cleans 135/95 

Non-coaches weights:

2 rounds for time of

20 clean and jerks 115/65

20 box jumps 24/20

20 wall ball 20/14

20 hang snatch 65/45

20 box jumps 24/20

20 wall ball 20/14

20 squat cleans 115/65 

Two options were given, one for coaches and one for non-coaches. The goal was to see who could get through it the fastest. 

The winners of the Pat’s Gym September Monthly Challenge for the females were Gretchen with a time of 24:22 using the coach’s weight and Kelly with a time of 26:24 using the athlete’s weight. For males the winner was Nick with a time of 30:35 using the coach’s weight. Great job!