Fitness Blog

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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By David Lyman / March 21, 2019
David doing a side-plank off a swing-set seat.

When you forgot to pack your TRX, but you can improvise…

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Online Scheduling

By David Lyman / March 11, 2019
Online scheduling now available!

#NerdsWhoLift achievement unlocked: Online scheduling now available through our website or the Genbook app!

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The Countdown Begins

By David Lyman / March 4, 2019
Boot Camp in the Park

12 weeks till BOOT CAMP returns!!!! Get ready, Seattle, because boy do I have some surprises in store this year…..

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By David Lyman / February 28, 2019

(Click for video.) Pull-Up-n-Overs: More fun than regular pull-ups! The angle change works a slightly different part of your muscles for well-rounded definition. Plus, the novel movement builds those neural connections between mind & body. Make sure to do the negatives (a.k.a. descending portions) slooowly for best results.

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Gift Baskets

By David Lyman / February 20, 2019
Progressive Gym gift baskets with gift vouchers

2 charity events in 1 month! Progressive Gym is proud to support local nonprofits such as Epilepsy Foundation Washington and Jubilee Women’s Center. Do you know of an auction or fundraiser coming up? Would you like to donate a package of personal training to a good cause? Contact us for special charity rates and we’ll…

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Suspension Training

By David Lyman / February 12, 2019
David does TRX suspension training

Do you struggle with hand strength when opening jars, holding heavy pans, or tearing down boxes? Have you tried TRX suspension training yet? It’s hands-down my FAVORITE go-anywhere, do-anything workout tool. I especially love it for group workouts, because you can adjust the difficulty simply by changing angles! That means friends and family can work…

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