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LAB5 Notes 10/19/2014

We are excited to announce we will be introducing a new custom rewards program for LAB5 members called Perksville.  It will integrate with your personal Mindbody account here at LAB5. 

Rewards will be provided to members in many ways, including loyalty, referrals and the use of social media.  Stay tuned for more details soon and your invitation to join the Perksville rewards program via a special email. 
If you want to learn more before additional details are provided please do not hesitate to ask your instructor or the front desk!  This is going to be fun!

Community Corner 10/19/2014


Layne Shepherd

Date you started at LAB5: July 2014

Occupation: Software Engineer currently, but contemplating a big career change

Favorite Move: Favorite move, or favorite results?  Tendon stretch is fun; I hate the pistol squat, but like Ron says, I like the results :)  Maybe one day I’ll do it without the TRX straps.

Hobbies: Reading and knitting.

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Kids/Pets: Two dogs — Kramer, an eleven-year-old husky; and Buddy, a nine-year-old Yorkie rescue.

Comments:  I almost joined another gym closer to my house in July, but decided to try the 5 class pass at Lab5.  So happy I did!  Lab5 is the best gym I’ve ever been to.  The quality of instruction is amazing, and I love the small class sizes and variety.  Also, my back has never felt better!

Founders Corner 10/19/2014

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After visiting with many of our members we believe one of the key issues to long term fitness success is finding workouts you enjoy and getting your desired results. Many people start various fitness programs but very few stick with it. If you are not having fun working out it is very unlikely you will stick with it; even if you are getting results.

Whether its the workout here at LAB5 or somewhere else find workouts that you enjoy and your chances of long term success increase dramatically!
Please let us know if you are having fun and getting the results you want and deserve. All the best to you and your success!

Alan and Bonnie Cashman
Co-Founders LAB5 Fitness

Recipes: Smoked Salmon Tartare Appetizer


teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
16 radish slices
ounces  smoked salmon, chopped
  Dill sprigs, for garnish
1. Combine sour cream and dill in a small bowl. Top each radish slice with salmon, a dollop of the dill sour cream and a sprig of fresh dill.
Servings: 16 pieces, Prep: 10 mins, Total: 10 mins
Nutrition Facts:
Calories 6, Cholesterol 1 mg, Sodium 29 mg, Protein 1 g, Potassium 10 mg.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Who Knew?

Treating your symptoms doesn’t mean you’re healthy. If you think your doctor is controlling your health problems because he or she prescribed medication for them – well, you couldn’t be more wrong!


Move of the Week: TRX Dip

Lean back into the strap, then grab the handles from the outside, not the inside. Step forward a bit, avoiding shrugging your shoulders. Keeping your hands next to your hips will ensure your shoulders are in good alignment. Bend the elbows to sit in a 90 degree angled chair and press back up, straightening your arms. This move can be modified to put either more weight on the legs, or the arms,