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Grit

By David Lyman / May 23, 2019
David doing one-handed push-ups with his determined face on.

Concentration. Determination. Grit. While you’ll normally see me smiling in class, there comes a time when all of us must give more than we knew we had. On the last few reps of a strength exercise… for the final moments of an endurance exercise… that’s when we have to dig DEEP and make those seconds…

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Hike Swings

By David Lyman / May 20, 2019
Video preview for hike swings.

Kelly’s admiring the #SuperBloom while David’s finding ways to avoid standing still. Typical! Come see us both at BOOT CAMP IN 7 DAYS! Boot Camp in the Park is a FREE, all-levels fitness class. We’ll be getting our pump on in Cal Anderson Park on 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, & 6/17. For details visit Boot Camp…

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Cal Anderson Lunge

By David Lyman / May 17, 2019
David lunges off bleachers at the park.

BOOT CAMP IN 10 DAYS! And I’m pretty excited. Can you tell? Took a lunch-break “LUNGE break” to keep my adrenaline in check! Reminder: My FREE, drop-in, all-levels boot camp begins Memorial Day and runs for the next three Monday evenings, too! See Boot Camp 2019 for more details!

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Tenzin & Battle Ropes

By David Lyman / May 15, 2019

Deltoids like woah. That’s Tenzin working the battle ropes as we prepare for BOOT CAMP IN 12 DAYS! Reminder: My FREE, drop-in, all-levels boot camp begins Memorial Day and runs for the next three Monday evenings, too! See Boot Camp 2019 for more details!

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Ravenna Run

By David Lyman / May 13, 2019
David runs through Ravenna Park.

14 DAYS TILL BOOT CAMP …So I went on a little trail run to get in the “park workout” spirit! Ravenna Park is such a glorious urban oasis! Perfect for when you need to escape the city without actually leaving it. Reminder: My FREE, drop-in, all-levels boot camp begins Memorial Day and runs for the…

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Boot Camp Returns!

By David Lyman / May 2, 2019
Boot Camp in the Park

Progressive Gym’s 4th annual boot camp in the park returns this Memorial Day and I AM SO STINKING EXCITED! View the event here!

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Spartan Race ’19

By David Lyman / April 14, 2019
Spartan Race 2019

8 miles, 30 obstacles, 4 grueling hours, 1 awesome team! WOW what a challenge the Spartan Super Race was yesterday!!! The rain poured, the wind chilled, and the mud sucked us in with every step. But through it all, we had each other’s backs. Literally– we had to hoist each other over walls and out…

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So it Begins….

By David Lyman / April 10, 2019
Kelly studying

That’s my wife, Kelly, studying to become a certified personal trainer. Soon we’ll truly be able to call fitness the family biz! So proud of her, and so pumped to have someone I can geek-out with!!! (Once we get started talking about this subject matter, we could go on for hours.) Awesome wife, awesome life!

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Cherry Blossom Workout

By David Lyman / April 1, 2019
David working out under a cherry tree in blossom.

(click for video) Seattle’s trees are really showing off this week! cherry blossoms + stretch & tone session = refreshed body + peaceful mind

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Msg from the Wife

By David Lyman / March 27, 2019
Kelly Lyman

Guess who has two thumbs and is becoming a personal trainer? THIS GAL! Ahhhhhhhh that still feels so weird to say. Because when I picture a personal trainer, my mental image doesn’t look anything like me. I’m not a perky, bubbly, Energizer Bunny. I’m not a natural-born athlete. I’m not even a competitive person! I…

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