Can you pass the FBI fitness test?

Being in the FBI means you are in elite and selective company. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills are a must, but did you know that now you have to pass an FBI fitness test as well? For thefirst time in 15 years, the FBI is requiring agents to pass a test that ensurestheir physical fitness. Men ages 20-29 have to complete a minimum of 38 situps in one minute, 29 push-ups without stopping, run 300 meters in 59.0 seconds, and run 1.5 miles in 12.29 minutes. Women in the same age range have to complete a minimum 32 situps in one minute, 15 push-ups without stopping, run 300 meters in 71.0 seconds, and run 1.5 miles in 15.05 minutes. Read on to seeadditional age ranges. Do you have what it takes to pass?

Strengthen your abs by using this quick 10 minute ab routine!

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Get stronger with these methods that “break from the norm”

One the most frustrating things we encounter while strength training is plateauing. It’s upsetting when your progress comes to a halt, despite all your efforts. If you think you are plateauing then try these 4 methods to help break the cycle and help you continue on your path to building strength again.



5 Great Grip Strength Exercises


Grip strength exercises are often overlooked, but they are one of the most important aspects of strength training. While accessories like wrist straps can help you pull some huge weight, it is putting your body at a disadvantage by not training the strength of your grip. Exercises like wrist curls and squeezable grippers are often done in the gym but they are actually not as beneficial to your grip as you may think. Check out these 5 exercises proven to help increase your grip strength!


What does 2000 calories look like?

Traditionally, a daily serving for the average adult was 2000 calories. Of course this doesn’t apply to people who are part of special diets and exercise regimens. But what does 2000 calories look like in real food?

Check out this article by the New York Times to see!


Post Recovery Work Out Tips from Gatorade’s Top Doctor

Often, we don’t plan for our post work out– other than a protein shake and a shower. Here are some great tips by Dr James Carter head of Gatorade’s Sport Science Institute. Watch as he discusses the “three R’s” for your post work out.

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Try these 2015 fitness trends at the Colosseum with a certified personal trainer!

Not sure how to start your new year’s resolutions on gettingin shape? If you have the desire but are uncertain how to begin exercising and working out, call the Colosseum to help you achieve your goals in 2015!

Fitness programs include Body Weight Training,  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Treadmilltraining, proper Recovery efforts which include stretching and foam rolling.

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Pre and Post Workout Nutrition tips


Every great workout plan should be supplemented with proper nutrition. While there are a few people who can work out and proceed to eat anything they want, the unlucky rest of will not see the effects of our exercise without the right diet. Not sure where to begin? Check out the infographic to learn more.

This infographic explains what your body needs before and after your workout, while giving you examples of what you can eat. It also explains in detail the importance and function of Glycogen. Have any of your favorite pre or post workout meals that you would like to share with us? Let us know on facebook!


The Viral Phenomenon of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You’ve seen it everywhere by now. If it’s not all over social media sites like facebook and twitter, there are videos shared on news sites, blogs, and challenges even being featured on TV shows. Millions around the world have been pouring buckets of ice water over their heads all in the name of ALS awareness. It has raised nearly $80million dollars, but it also has its fair share of doubters. Has the real point of the ice bucket challenge been drowned by folks just trying to put a video on the internet? Or has this phenomenon just been a fortunate result of viral campaigning in the social media age? Either way the results have been positive. However, let’s look at the origins of the challenge as well as a few ALS facts.

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4th Annual Victor Martinez Autism Fundraiser

We raised a total of about 2K in funds for the Autism Speaks charity!
















The Results of the event were:

-Stacy Wagner took 1st place with a combination of the most reps and most money raised for the charity
-Gabe Wyant took 2nd place
-MJ Jenderosk took 3rd place
-Kim Webster took 4th place
-Nikki Johnston took 5th place
To view the full gallery of event photos click here