Blog
02
10
2017

Meet Melissa

Cara and I have known (and laughed with) Melissa through three gyms, and we were thrilled when she completed her StrongFirst certification in 2015 to move from student to instructor at Catalyst. She tells it like it is and knows her stuff…especially those get ups. If you’ve been lucky en...

21
09
2017

Get a Grip

Who remembers these in their parents (or grandparents’) kitchen drawers? I may or may not have my own hiding in the depths of a kitchen utensil drawer somewhere.  While being able to open a jar of pickles or maraschino cherries at will definitely impacts quality of life, few of us consider how...

01
09
2017

Embrace the Season

I’m sitting on my porch with The Byrds crooning in my head as I write this. My favorite season is fast approaching: chilly nights and sun-warmed days, fall colors, and football when the good guys in black, orange, red, white, green, and gold win (we won’t argue about how those colors go together). H...

01
08
2017

Meet Mary Jo!

No matter at which location or time you find Catalyst, chances are, you’ve met Mary Jo. She’s fortunate enough to live almost halfway between our North Liberty and Solon locations, but currently she spends most of her workouts with the Solon A.M. classes. Upon starting, she reminded me t...