Congratulations to our Member of the Month: Catherine Lachow!

Catherine is a regular at our Sorrento Valley location. She set a goal about four months ago to compete in an Olympic Weightlifting meet in October. Her two main objectives were to 1) Beat her old total of 115 kilos; and, 2) To do it at a much lower weight class.

Ever since she declared these goals, she attended every single Oly class up at Sorrento Valley, which is three times per week. She also attended the group classes for conditioning after those classes. Catherine is the true definition of not only consistency but also persistence.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Removes CBD From 2018 List of Prohibited Substances
Written by Calvin Sun

Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is the non-psychoactive, pain-relieving cannabinoid found in cannabis. In addition to pain relief, CBD offers a variety of other health benefits including reducing inflammation, anti-cancer properties, as well as neuroprotective benefits for athletes who may be prone to traumatic brain injury such as football players and MMA fighters.

Many athletes across a variety of sports have been unable to use CBD because the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) currently has listed it as a prohibited substance.

Sleep Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

Most of us live hectic lives. With countless priorities pulling us every direction, sleep is something a lot of people tend to sacrifice. Unfortunately, an unhealthy night of sleep can have long-lasting consequences that extend beyond physical tiredness. Sleep is a prime-recovery time for your mind and body. Your body uses this time to heal from your workout, process and store memories, and prepares your body to handle the stresses you intend to throw at it the next day. Thankfully,

Push-Ups: Simple and Effective
Written by Invictus Athlete Josh Littauer

Push-ups? Seemingly simple and too easy, it can be one of the most foundational movements you do. Whether you have a diverse fitness background, a love-hate relationship with fitness, are limited to a certain community in fitness, or have no fitness background at all, the push-up can be a very effective tool for your tool box.

As a person gains experience in fitness, whether that be CrossFit, bodybuilding, barbell training, gymnastics, Olympic lifting, performance training, or any other type of fitness,

Mother and daughter duo, Shanna (left) and Maelee (right) McCarron.

Mo’ Soup for You! Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Recipe by Invictus Member Shanna McCarron

*Editor’s note:
Shanna is one of our happiest members and is a regular at our Point Loma location’s 7pm class along with her high school aged daughter, Maelee. They attend class together as a way to spend healthy, quality time with each other. Even though Shanna has been battling a hip injury lately, she hasn’t let it stop her from getting in her workouts. When she’s with us at the gym,