October De-load Week, Community Support

Stronger Faster Houston Community,

This weekend’s beautiful weather makes us feel like the harsh summer is finally in the rearview (or side) mirror. We’re excited to welcome back those who took a summer break, and we’re looking forward to some great workouts ahead. But don’t be fooled, Houston still has hot days to come, but triple digits likely won’t appear until next year.

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Let’s start by giving a shoutout to our very own George, who’s gearing up for IRONMAN Waco 70.3 next weekend. George, we’re cheering you on and have no doubt you’ll crush it! If you’re also gearing up for a race, big or small, let us know so we can send our support your way! Too bad the race wasn’t today – PERFECT RACE WEATHER!

De-load Week

Hats off to everyone for their impressive work over the last three weeks as we increased the weight and dropped the reps. Now, it’s time for a de-load week. You’ll notice lighter weights on the barbells, but don’t be tempted to add extra; this week is all about allowing your body to recover. Focus on form and control, round down on weights, and let your body reset. Make sure you’re fueling up with whole foods and hitting your protein intake (1g per lb of body weight; 150-200g for men, 100-150g for women). Prioritize sleep to get ready for the next building cycle. Let’s get those #GAINZ

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TrueMed – Your Path to Health Savings

Don’t forget to check out TrueMed, our partner, for medically necessary letters to help you get reimbursed for your gym membership fees through your HSA or FSA. This could save you up to 30% of your membership costs, so it’s worth exploring. Remember that FSA money is typically “use it or lose it” by the end of the calendar year, so don’t wait too long. You can fill out a survey to see if you qualify with TrueMed.

Conditioning is Back

Now that the scorching summer heat has passed, you’ll notice an increase in conditioning workouts. Stay hydrated, pace yourself, and continue working toward your goals. Whether you’ve signed up for races like HYROX, Spartan, 5k’s, 10k’s, half/full marathons, Tough Mudder, or just working to improve your health, focus on consistency and setting healthy habits to reach your goals. Let us and your coaches know about your goals so we can help you reach them.

Personal Training

We offer personal training if you’re looking for extra personalized attention or a tailored workout approach. Please feel free to contact us if you’re interested, and we’ll help you get started on your personalized fitness journey.

Invite Your Friends and Family

Community is the key to accountability and camaraderie. Invite your friends and family to join you at the gym to experience the supportive atmosphere firsthand. Remember to leave us Google reviews, as your recommendations help us reach new members and guide them toward improved health, fitness and strength.

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We hope you’re as excited as we are about what’s ahead at Stronger Faster Houston. Together, we’re building stronger bodies and a stronger sense of community and support. Keep up the fantastic work!

If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us or your coach, we are here to help you reach your goals. Your success is our top priority!

Stay strong and keep striving for your best,

Colin & Lisa

P.S. Did you see how much fun the HYROX PFT was? You can check out this video from the race, and if you raced and are interested in pictures, you can contact us for a link to the album.

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