I hope this newsletter finds you all healthy, happy, and crushing your fitness goals.
I want to remind everyone about our happy hour on 4/28 at Eight Row Flint in the Heights. This is an excellent opportunity to socialize and get to know your fellow gym members outside the gym. So, come out, make some friends, and enjoy an April evening in Houston.
We also want to take a moment to celebrate some major accomplishments of our members. Congratulations to Alex for passing the bar exam, Stephen and his wife Amy for the new addition to their family, and Dan for turning 40 and still hitting new personal records in the gym. New members, Erik and Leticia, are less than a month away from their wedding. We’re excited to see everyone growing personally, professionally, and physically.
Speaking of goals, we just wrapped up our pull-up challenge, and the results were incredible! Everyone put up some impressive numbers. 25 pull-ups Peter?!?!? We had a few first-time pull-ups, and many set new max rep PRs since the last time we tested.
We’re so proud of everyone who participated and can’t wait to see how folks perform in the next mini-challenge. For those still working on their first pull-up, remember every time you work towards doing a pull-up, you’re getting stronger and closer to achieving your goal – keep pushing yourself, and you’ll get there! We are here to provide the tools to reach your goals; your hard work and determination earn the results.
Looking ahead, we have a special stretching session with Megan after the open gym on Saturday, 5/20/2023, at 10:15 am. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your flexibility and mobility, which is essential for injury prevention and overall health. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. We will have extra mats if needed. Class is $10 and open to members and non-members.
Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to get a workout and sample supplements from Total Nutrition. If you’re looking for supplements or other nutrition products, we highly recommend checking them out. They’re an excellent resource for our members, and we’re happy to support a local business. Although you can get great results with a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein, sometimes supplements can help fill in gaps. I take Whey Protein Isolate, EAAs, and Creatine Monohydrate. If you are a pre-workout/caffeine fan, I am sure they can help you find some good options.
Finally, we’re excited to announce that we’re building a small business referral repository to support other members’ local businesses. If you have a business, please email us your details, or bring a flyer or business card to the gym. Let’s support each other and help our community thrive.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to support you and help you achieve your fitness goals.
The Stronger Faster Houston Team
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our blog for past newsletters and updates: https://strongerfasterhouston.com/blog/
Pull-Up Challenge Rules
Score Reps // AMRAP 2:00 // Max Strict Pull-Ups Unbroken
The start position is hanging from a bar, overhand grip, palms facing away from the body with no bend in the elbows, and head in a neutral position.
Hands spread shoulder width apart.
Pull the body up until the chin is above the highest point of the horizontal plane of the bar.
Return to start position, elbows locked out.
Legs are allowed to bend at the knee.
The Hip angle must stay open and the same as the start position, with no kicking, kipping, or manipulation to aid upward movement.
You can rest in the hang position.
The exercise is terminated if the feet touch the ground to rest or assist.
Scaled: Use 1 Green Band to assist attached to pull-up bar hanging from above.
Same standards as above.