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Allow yourself to give your panda piggy bank more money by taking advantage of our PRE-PAY option.  Save up to 10% when you purchase your membership in advance!  You, your muscles, and your panda will be eternally grateful.  Find our pre-pay options on the drop down menu below.  You may purchase this through the website or in person.

This offer expires August 31, 2014.


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GOOD DAY!

We are starting another Intro Course on Monday, August 4, and registration will be open through August 11…. which is fine… it will just turn into a 7 Week Intro Course for latecomers.

We will meet MWF at 5:30 PM through Friday, September 26.

Stop by the gym or click the button below to sign up and hold your spot.  $150 for the entire course.

If you have any questions, send us a message or give us a call.




Yeah… it’s been a while since I’ve posted.
We are working on a new website though… and it’s really cool.

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THIS GUY CAN’T GET ENOUGH GRADUAMATIONS!

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Sorry for the lack of updates / pictures. My biceps are way tight from a combination of exercising and sitting bent-armed at the computer/phone in Nerd Mode…. so I’ve been keepin’ these pretty little arms straight and avoiding Nerd Mode as much as poss. BUT I’m sacrificing the well-being of my precious biceps for this update. Our Intro Course will be done this Friday, and no one is more excited than the idiot in the photo. SO at 5:30 PM, we will have a fun li’l team/partner workout followed by high fives and half-off-your-first-month-when-you-sign-up-for-automatic-monthly-payments-es. We will have regular non-team/partner stuff at all other classes EXCEPT 6:45 PM… because we will not be having a 6:45 session this Friday. If you feel like workin’ out with these folks, come by at 5:30… If you just want to give them a high five or a bro hug, come by sometime within the hour. If you just want to work on gettin’ strong and/or your schedule doesn’t allow for 5:30-age, come to any other class on Friday. THANKS. I love you all.

Listen to Carrick and Melissa, parents of four children, discuss how making DEA a priority has helped them both lose 20+ pounds while improving their strength and overall fitness AND making them closer in their relationship. After working with these wonderful people, helping them progress TREMENDOUSLY, and feeling their ever-building enthusiasm for fitness ALL WHILE they have been busy parenting oodles of children, it makes it hard for any of us to say we do not have time for the gym.

28 April, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

As of now we are still PLANNING on starting another Intro Course next Monday, May 5.  BUT… we still need several people to sign up for it.  Please email us or send us a Facebook message OR just stop by the gym to hold your spot.  $150 for the entire course.

AAAAND… We have added a new “Testimonials” page to our website.

Listen to one of our members, Amy, an administrative assistant and phenomenal cupcake creator, talk about feeling intimidated on her first day at our gym, but how our strong, welcoming community helped to grow her strength and confidence over the past year. Take it from Amy: don’t let the fear of trying something new or the thought that you should be in better shape before coming to the gym prevent you from improving your health alongside inspiring people. A year from now, you’ll wish you started today.

 

13 April, 2014

Travis Manion Workout

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Click the picture and search for “DOWN EAST ATHLETICS” to register.

Rob has asked us to host this event next Saturday for his friend who was killed in a firefight in Iraq in 2007, and we surely will.

To register for our team, click the picture above and search for “DOWN EAST ATHLETICS” … and then show up next Saturday to our regularly scheduled 10:00 AM workout…  and be ready to run and squat a whole lot.

Travis paid the ultimate sacrifice and we ask that you please show your support for this organization.

Please see John or Rob if you have any questions.

Thank you!

8 April, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

8 WEEK INTRO BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 5

MEETING MWF AT 5:30 PM

CONTACT US THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, OR STOP BY TO HOLD YOUR SPOT.

$150 FOR THE ENTIRE COURSE

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ANOTHER 8 WEEK INTRO COURSE WILL BE STARTING

MONDAY, MAY 5

Meeting MWF through June 27

ALSO…

THIS TUESDAY 9 AM WILL BE CANCELED.  JUST THIS TUESDAY!

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THIS GUY LOVES GRADUATIONS!

If you’re hoping this says something different than the Facebook post, you’re out of luck…

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Sooooo NEXT Friday, March 28… our Intro Class is going to be FINISHED. And for our LAST class, we are going to do a TEAM WORKOUT at 5:30 PM with EVVVVVeryone who is here.
SO…
I know many people are lazy on Friday PMs and don’t want to work out… or they’re just getting a head start on terrorizing the neighborhood… smashing mailboxes and ding dong ditching…
BUT… if EVERYONE can PLEASE delay their toootally busy Friday night plans a bit to come to the 5:30 PM session to give our Intro folks a high five and exercise with and/or next to them… we would grrrrreeeeatly appreciate it. And if you usually come in the AM or at a different time of day, we’ll (I’ll) make sure that workout sucks way more than the team workout in an attempt to force you to come at 5:30. (And I promise the team workout will be neither as long nor as bad as our 1 year party…)
The Intro class is (are?) a bunch of troopers… spending a lot of time in that ol’ lawnmower shoppe up front… with that lovely, lush, oil-stained indoor/outdoor green carpet. (I think it’s actually starting to grow on me though.) They definitely deserve a high five.
AND we’ll make sure there’s a bag of chips and a two-liter of RC Cola or 5 Alive for refreshments so we can call it a party.

Love,

John

 

Just letting everyone know that your food for your mid-week pick up is in the fridge NOW (Wednesday afternoon).

Come get it today if you can/want!

 

18 March, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ANOTHER 8 WEEK INTRO COURSE WILL BE STARTING 

MONDAY, MAY 5

Meeting MWF through June 27

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For everyone in the current Intro Course, don’t forget that we are offering half off your first month.  

 

I do ask… PLEASE do not view this 8 Week Intro as a “boot camp” or a “get in shape for summer” or a “do something for 8 weeks and then stop.”  That was never our intent for starting this.  There is no “quick fix” when it comes to this stuff.  It takes a loooooong time to get “in shape” or “fit” or “strong” or “ripped” or whatever adjective associated with “fitness” you choose.  Even getting to the bottom of a squat can take longer than 8 weeks for some.

At the same time, 8 weeks is PLENTY long enough for you to get at least SOMEwhat familiar with mostly everything we do in here, so there should be no need to feel you are “not ready” to jump in with the regular program!  So keep coming!  Use this 8 Week Intro as just that… an INTRODUCTION … to what we do in here.  And if you hated your life these past almost-8 weeks, and you hate this place, and you never want to work out hard again, then that’s fine!  I am glad we were able to introduce you to something you now know you never want to do again!  You’re welcome!  But really, I think most of our members hate this place.  Working out totally sucks.  Anyone who says differently, or has never at least had that thought, is not working hard.  And … maybe one day I’ll say something different… but at this point in my life… I don’t understand working out if you’re not going to work hard…sometimes even working so hard that you make your brain and body feel soooo weird that you question why you do this to yourself.  Not EVERY time… but I think we train FOR those times… and USE those times to make us stronger and better in our lives outside of this place.

Also, it seems like no one is really doing that “300 Kettlebell Swings a Day” thing anymore…. so there’s that.