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Creating a Culture in your Fitness Operation!
A brief story of how we came about and why we are kicking ass and ruling The Jersey Shore!
A Brief History of Uncle Mike and the Milkman

Circa 1999

When The Milkman and I started up The Training Room in 1999, we never dreamed it would escalate to […]

By |October 19th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|5 Comments

Kettlebell and Body Weight Basics Workshop

I’ve been getting a ton of emails asking when the next intro class is.

It just so happens that I do not have a football game on Saturday, October 8th.


What better way to spend the afternoon then teaching what I love to a group of motivated individuals.

Weather you’re looking start training with us, or just want […]

By |September 21st, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|1 Comment

New Class times in the PM Hours (feedback please)

Hey guys

We’re looking to make the evening classes more consistent.

This is what we’re looking at:

Monday through Thursday


Friday will stay the same with class from 5-6

What do you think about this schedule?

Please drop a comment below!

By |May 26th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|16 Comments

Come out and be stupid with us!! Avon 5k Kettlebell Farmer Walk Time!

Who wants to do this again?

Date: 6/5/11
What?: Teams of 4-6 people carrying kettlebells for a distance of 5k
Why?: Because we want to and we can!

Last year was a blast, plus we pissed off some of the running geeks from the Jersey Shore Running Club.

They said we were “stupid, stupid people for running with kettle […]

By |May 12th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|2 Comments

Free Strength Seminar Review (video included)

Thanks to all that came out for the free strength seminar!

It was a complete success.

I won’t go into complete detail.

Those of you who showed up know how much great info you took away from this.

A HUGE thank you to the following people who contributed and helped us out!

Chris Reed who came all the way down […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|6 Comments

What music do you like when you train? (feedback please)

The Candy Man and I were talking about music today (as we always do) and came to the conclusion that certain types of music (genres) are appropriate for certain training sessions.

For example, we like old school punk rock when we do our high rep kettlebell snatch workouts.

I know Marine Mike digs his old school hip […]

By |March 31st, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|31 Comments

My Last few days of training and a fun Prowler Challenge!

So the last few days of training looked like this.

Sunday: Mountain biking with Boxing Mike and Chris R.

Monday: Kettlebell clean/press and weighted pull up ladders 3(1,2,3)

I used a 24kg for the first round of presses and pull ups
I used a 28 kg for my second ladder
I used a 32 kg for my third ladder

I finished […]

By |March 29th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|5 Comments

If you like foam rolling, you’ll like this homemade device

I’ve been using the foam roller for many years and have used it for personal training clients with great success.

For some reason, we never incorporated it into our group setting.

So we’ve officially added a foam roller protocol into our group classes, and it seems to be a hit with most of our members.

Many trainers/clients also […]

By |March 24th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|1 Comment

What new class times would you like to see? (Survey)

If you haven’t noticed, The Training Room has  been experiencing a large influx in new members lately.

In order for us to maintain high standards of training, Jim and I feel that we may need to add a few more class times to the schedule.

I’m sure that you will agree with us on this.

With that said, […]

By |March 19th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|2 Comments

My Zach Even Esh inspired strength session (video included)!

I was inspired by my pal Zach Even Esh.

It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

As Zack would say, “Crank some heavy shizzz!!”

BTW Zach, I expect you to comment on this post!!

The big metal block we have weighs around 280 we think.

I’ve seen my friend Zack dead lift this with one hand.

I cannot do […]

By |March 8th, 2011|Uncle Mike's Blog|4 Comments