The temps are dropping, the leaves are changing, and everything in the grocery store is pumpkin flavored…you know what that means…OCTOBER IS HERE! October is turning out to be a busy month at Arkitect Fitness…Here’s what we have going on!
Coach Matt’s ONE Year Anniversary!
This week marks one year that Matt has been coaching at Arkitect Fitness. We are incredibly fortunate to have him and he has been a great addition to the community, as well as his fiance, Anna! Arkitect has seen a tremendous amount of growth in the last year, and Matt and Anna have been a big part of that! Be sure to make it in for a workout this week to congratulate Matt on one year!
October Challenge of the Month
This month’s challenge is a bench press for max reps with 50% of your body weight for women, and 60% of your body weight for men. By participating in the challenge you will be entered in to a drawing to win a tub of creatine or a bag of preworkout from Transparent Labs.
Two More Group Hikes in 2019!
Summer is over, but there is still plenty of good hiking weather left!
Here are the dates:
- Sunday October 13th at The Flume Gorge
- Saturday October 25th: Location TBD!
Mark your calendars, and be on the look out for more details soon!
The Empowerment Project
Is there a particular exercise at the gym that makes you feel like a total bad ass? Many of you may know that I recently became involved in photography, and I’m looking to incorporate this new passion with my passion for fitness and helping people. For the month of October I’ll be doing free professional shots for any member who wants to be photographed doing an exercise that makes them feel like a boss! This will be by appointment, starting this Saturday the 5th. The shoot will take 30 minutes, so e-mail me to schedule a time for this Saturday! Tony@Arkitectfitness.com
This past Saturday, Arkitect was host to a USAPL Powerlifting meet, in which 3 of your fellow gym members competed. Veterans Julie Buelte, and Brian Nee both had outstanding days, while first timer Sarah Katz tried her hand out Powerlifting with great success. Here’s a quick recap of their performances!
Julie: Personal Best Squat at 72kg bodyweight with 130kg/286lbs (NH State Record!), Personal best total (Squat, bench, deadlift combined) with 330kg/726lbs (NH State Record!)
Brian: Personal Best squat with 150kg/330lbs, personal best Deadlift with 220kg/484lbs (NH State Record!) and personal best total with 490kg!
Sarah: Personal best squat with 62.5kg/138lbs, personal best bench press with 42.5kg/94lbs, personal best deadlift with 82.5kg/182lbs and a personal best total with 187.5kg/412lbs
Thank you to everyone who came to help and support!
Total Check-ins: 749 (Compared to 577 Sept 2018!)
Top 10 Check-Ins:
- Rebekah Joseph
- Nathan Kopczynski
- Barbara Elliott
- Julie Zajac Buelte
- Abe Demaio
- Cassie O’Brien
- Jamie Pica
- Sarah Sarah
- Chris McCoy
- Christopher Moore
- Lyla Boyajian
- Erik Dellea
- Ryan Goslin
- Daniel McCarrol
- Tara Meader
- Chris Morrison
- Chris Snook
Make sure you introduce yourself if you see them in the gym!
Facility update: New treadmill! The Norditrack X11i commercial grade. The thing is like a DREAM Try it out next time you’re in!
Busiest days of the week:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Busiest Times of Day:
9-10 am and 5-6 p.m.