Uncle Mike’s Blog

How are you recovering from your workouts?

I have found that as I get older the need to spend a lot more time taking care of my body increases.

Does that make sense to you?

If someone told me this would happen to me 10 years ago I would have laughed in their face!

I was indestructible in my 30′s, even in my earlier […]

Nine “fool proof” steps to a solid kettlebell swing.

Hey guys!

About a month ago I was invited to teach the kettlebell portion of the CPPS certification course.

This was a great honor for me.

Not only did I teach, but also participated in this amazingly detailed certification that was developed by World famous strength and conditioning coaches James Smith and Joe DeFranco.

While at this course, […]

Versatility of the kettlebell…

For those of you who are familiar with our training style and and have been following us or training with us at the gym, you already understand how we use kettlebells in conjunction with body weight movements and also offer pure strength training with the bar.

If you HAVE been following us online, or physically […]

15 Years of The Training Room (Part 2)

The evolution of The Training Room (15 Year Anniversary Edition)
 Part 2: CrossFit, Kettlebells and more nicknames!
In 2003, we decided to take the trip to St Paul Minnesota for the RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge)

That was a great weekend!

Learned a ton, and had some VERY sore hamstrings from swinging bells all day long.

Everyone was dressed like […]

15 Years of The Training Room (Part 1)

The evolution of The Training Room (15 Year Anniversary Edition)
Part 1: The Belmar Years
For the most part, things have gone rather well for us in our FIRST fifteen years of business.

It all started a year ago TODAY back in January of 1999…

Time has really flown by quickly.  So much has happened in 15 years.  […]

My top 6 do’s and don’ts of gym business ownership…

Hey guys…

I was out for a run with my four legged running partner Lola yesterday and, as usual, a few things popped into my head.

If you have ever run on the Manasquan bike path early in the morning, you know that it is very quiet, peaceful and a great place to let your mind […]

You guys aren’t CrossFitting

This morning, as usual, I showed up at the gym at 5:30 am to prepare for the 6 am group training session and was reminded by dedicated TR member, Mike Brown that I’ve been way too quiet on this blog.

I’ve got a few things to talk about and who knows where this may end […]

I believe this addition to my diet was a game changer…

Hey guys!

It’s been a while since my last update…

I don’t like to post just for the sake of posting, but rather share information that I feel is valuable.

On that note…

For about a year now I have really cleaned up my diet (it really wasn’t that bad to begin with), and have also made what […]

Updates and rant from Uncle Mike…

Hey guys…

It’s been a while since my last post, but I don’t post unless I have cool stuff to share with you.

There have been some positive changes to the gym including new paint and reorganization of the gym.

As the weather gets nice (soon), we will be cleaning up the court yard and getting ready […]

What is YOUR key to being successful?

Hey folks!

First off…

Thank you all for reading my last blog post on “Why I feel so fantastic!”

I appreciate all the feedback from you.

Anyway…

I get questions all the time about what motivates me to get up so early every day, work two full time jobs and stay so positive all time.

I guess the #1 answer would […]