Pre-Workout Coffee Recipe for Early Morning Exercisers
Written by Michele Vieux

Looking for a way to get in some calories before you workout but can’t stand the thought of eating solid food so early in the morning? I’ve been loving my breakfast coffee recipe! Not only do I go to bed looking forward to waking up so I can enjoy it, it also keeps me satiated for 5-6 hours which is helpful when I’m on the floor coaching and don’t have time to eat. I’ve also found it gives me enough energy for my morning workouts without having to force myself to eat and without worrying about being too full or nauseous during my workout.

Meet our Member of the Month: Jon Schlesinger
Video by Michele Vieux

Jon has been at Invictus for over four years and visits all three locations regularly. He does a particularly good job of boosting up other people, especially newer members, once he has already finished his workout. Since he’s been a member for awhile and is quite competent, he goes above and beyond to always sticks around to help other people out once he’s finished. Jon also has been kicking butt in Holden’s strength classes, and has been very dedicated to his nutrition and man bun status.

How to Stay Hydrated in the Heat
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published August 17, 2015)

It’s the middle of summer – it’s hot and you are sweating more than usual. Surely you are drinking at least the recommended eight glasses of water per day – but is that enough to make up for the extra fluid loss this time of year?

Under normal circumstances, eight ounces should be enough water to meet your needs as far as bodily functions go. Check out Coach Melissa’s blog post for a little more detail on this.

Mount Up or Miss!
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published September 11, 2014)

A weak bar mount – your approach and set-up when taking weight off the rack – will lead to missed lifts, especially when the weight starts getting heavy. You must respect the weight and approach the bar like you are serious about moving it. Commit from the beginning or miss the lift.

What constitutes a weak mount? Any of these faults will result in your rack position – and therefore your lift –

Mount Up or Miss!
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published September 11, 2014)

A weak bar mount – your approach and set-up when taking weight off the rack – will lead to missed lifts, especially when the weight starts getting heavy. You must respect the weight and approach the bar like you are serious about moving it. Commit from the beginning or miss the lift.

What constitutes a weak mount? Any of these faults will result in your rack position – and therefore your lift –