Archive for category: Catalyst Strength
04
10
2018

Deadlifts = Overrated?

A quick google search of “deadlift” will pull up hundreds of hits, most of which proclaiming it as the be-all and end-all of strength training. And truthfully, if you’re picking efficient exercises, it’s a pretty good one, considering a conventional deadlift strengthens… Gluteus Maximus: (Butt...

03
07
2018

Best-Laid Plans

I am a sucker for a concrete plan. I love black and white. Nuances freak me out. Give me a 12-week plan with reps, weights, sets, and rest times all specifically defined, and I will blissfully and religiously follow it to greatness…and injury. Best-laid plans…we all know how those turn o...

20
06
2018

Meet Michelle

Michelle Lyons challenges all of our preconceived notions about elementary music teachers. Her stereotypical soft-spoken, lyrical, smooth voice is the perfect cover for the fiercest competitor in the room. We love that she comes to each class willing to try new things, attempt new weights, and accep...

18
10
2017

They Say It’s Her Birthday!!

Let me open this with the most important statement of today… HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPH!! This is YOUR blog post! For those of you that don’t know, Steph stays on top of making sure that we have a blog post  every couple of weeks. This poor woman has to stay on top of me to make sure that I actually get o...

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...