Congratulations to Our Members of the Month – Marta Alligood & Ben Gold!

If you have ever attended the 9 a.m. class at Point Loma, you most likely have been greeted with a warm smile and a genuine “hello” from Marta Alligood while at the same time being attacked with questions from her partner in crime, Ben Gold. “Where are you from? What are you doing here? How long are you here? What do you like to do for fun? Is English your first language? What’s your name?” All of these come rapid fire without too much of a pause for an actual answer.

Reduce Your Stress to Increase Your Energy
Written by Jean Thorson

Your energy level is vital for the quality of life you want to live. The question is, what is your current energy level? Are you a “dragger”? That person always looking for energy to jump start your day? Or are you a “peak ‘performer”? That person who wakes up ready to share your passionate energy with the world? For those peak performers, you may find that this information is a review to how you go about your day. But, if you consider yourself a dragger,

Brush Up, Don’t Bang Out
Written by Sage Burgener

In our sport, there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the hips and what their exact role is in our lifts.

It is very common for people to be hip dominant lifters. They think that in order to create acceleration on the bar, they need to BANG the bar off their hips.

While there is absolutely contact of the barbell and the hips, we want to think about the contact being more of a BRUSH UP rather than a BANG OUT.

Basic Knife Skills: Garlic 4 ways
Video by TJ O’Brien

In a famous scene from Goodfellas, imprisoned gangster “Paulie” slices garlic for a pasta dinner with a razor blade so thin that “it would liquify in the sauce.” Why did Paulie not just smash his garlic into a puree like I show you how to do in this video?!

So many recipes start with garlic, it’s important to know how to handle it properly. And because it is so potent, slight variations in the way it is prepared can make a big difference in the way its flavor is expressed.

Basic Knife Skills: Garlic 4 ways
Video by TJ O’Brien

In a famous scene from Goodfellas, imprisoned gangster “Paulie” slices garlic for a pasta dinner with a razor blade so thin that “it would liquify in the sauce.” Why did Paulie not just smash his garlic into a puree like I show you how to do in this video?!
So many recipes start with garlic, it’s important to know how to handle it properly. And because it is so potent, slight variations in the way it is prepared can make a big difference in the way its flavor is expressed.