By: Trent Soares

This past weekend we held our 2nd annual Max with the Coaches weightlifting seminar. The turn out was great; the atmosphere was untouchable. One essential reason for that is the community that the members have created here at Double Edge Fitness. As the media producer I was fortunate enough to walk around and truly grasp the environment at the South gym on Saturday. One thing really caught my eye, it wasn’t the knowledge bombs, specific tactile cues that provided instant success, or even the PR celebrations. The best thing that came out of Max with the Coaches in my vision was turning members into advocates. It was amazing to see members truly understand the art of weightlifting and providing each other praise and correction when needed. With one common goal between the 60+ people in the room it got me thinking about the Welded Open coming up.

The Welded Open is a perfect opportunity for those of you who have even the slightest bit interest in testing your fitness. Your score has no repercussion on the gym, as always there is a scalable option, and Leo will have his shirt off. The Open has a place near to my heart, it’s the initial step that I took towards my Welded journey back in 2013. As you can see where it has taken me now, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. Community was an essential part of that reasoning. The Friday night throwdowns carry that same atmosphere that was present at Max with the Coaches. At the Friday night throwdowns we basically do The Open workout that was announced the night before. There will be heats, any spectator or athlete may watch others workout for the fastest time, or most reps. The motivation to move quicker and rest shorter is significantly higher when a bunch of people are watching. I hope to see you on the leaderboard.

If you have any questions about signing up please ask anyone on staff or feel free to email me trent@doubleedgefitness and I will be more than happy to set you up.

Sign up for the Welded Games Open by clicking here!

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