Welcome SICFIT Chandler!

 

Strength in Conditioning for Saturday, September 6, 2014

It is with great power and responsibility that we welcome our newest SICFIT gym SICFIT Chandler to the team of Fitness Professionals. A 3,200 sq/ft space located inside the newly renovated Chandler Ice Den. This state of the art strength in conditioning facility will be lead by Nathan Atchison the primary owner and operator. Nathan and his team share a passion for fitness and nutrition that begun years ago when he was a child growing up in Southern California. Nathan, his wife Shannon and their 7 year old daughter Madyson are the pride, joy and dedication of his life. He shows the same love and caring for his clients, members and students as he does his friends and family. If you would like more information and to schedule your FREE introductory training session contactNathan@SICFITchandler.com760.668.7409

SICFIT Chandler is located inside the newly renovated Chandler Ice Den.
7225 W Harrison St. Chandler, AZ 85226.
Off the 10 freeway and Ray rd

SICFIT Gym Logo EL PASO

SICFIT licensed gyms are designed to enhance the lives of our students through educated coaching, nutritional counseling, challenges, seminars, level testing and community events. Our three levels of training and nutrition are the backbone of our exercise philosophy simply described as LIFE  I  FITNESS  I  SPORT where our goal is to simply improve the quality of life, to become better than (yesterday) or to score the most points to win.

We introduce personal athletic achievement into sport and train athletes ranging from kids to seniors and from “push up to podium.” We believe that being physically FIT and healthy is inspiring; it feels good, builds confidence, enriches our lives and allows us to live our best by becoming better leaders, parents, children and humans. We believe that every SICFIT gym should teach all facets of human movement including but not limited to functional movements, personal training, gymnastics, periodized strength training, pre-hab, mobility, flexibility, yoga, Olympic weightlifting, competitive FITness, military training, endurance adventure racing, nutrition coaching, life coaching, supplement prescriptions, body fat analysis, customized programming and above all else holding ourselves, coaches and students and our facilities to the highest possible standards and accountability.

The SICFIT Licensee will be given the rigorous standards, structure and systems to open, run and execute a high level Strength In Conditioning facility. The support given will provide a platform for success of any hungry Trainer, Coach or Athlete. The tools are prepared and delivered, and with hard work and commitment, you will out perform your competitors. We strive for a community of fitness business leaders with outstanding, highly qualified coaches, and a safe and supportive environment.

To learn more about a future in fitness visit us at SICFIT Gym’s “Future of Fitness”

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CONDITIONING A
Reverse tabata | 10 seconds work, 20 seconds rest, 8 rounds
LIFE: Knee tuck hold
FITNESS: Hanging bar L-hold
SPORT: L-sit on rings
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CONDITIONING B
30 Minute AMRAP
5 Deadlift
5 Push ups
9 Box jumps
LIFE: Kettlebell deadlift, knee push up, step up 5 each leg
FITNESS: Deadlift 205/135, regular push up, step up 24/20
SPORT: Deadlift 275/185, regular push up, box jump 24/20

 

SICFIT Scottsdale Coaches corner September 2014

HOOYA,
The world is unpredictable and chaotic. Destiny favors the prepared (in mind, body and spirit). Hard physical training, proper nutrition, and strong values are foundational to living a good life. Personal growth encompasses the whole person: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We believe that there is an athlete and warrior within everyone.  Leadership is best shown through example. We use what works and discard what doesn’t. We innovate. We treat everyone with respect, encouragement, and sometimes, tough love. The defining attributes of leaders are an unconquerable spirit, a burning desire to better oneself, and service to your teammates and communities.
As I sit comfortably in my leather office chair drinking purified water out of a Mason glass I am reflecting back on my experience a couple weekends ago at the world renown SEALFIT academy in Encinitas, California. Words cannot describe the physical, mental and spiritual definition of KOKORO, a 52 hour trainig course that simulates what a Navy Seal would experience during HELL WEEK. 26 mile night hikes, water torture and no sleep. It is an undeniable fact that we are all capable of doing 20x more than we think we can sometimes we just need a push. Ask Paul Deuchar one of our members, KOKORO 34 graduate and SICFIT Scottsdale’s September Athlete of the Month. He decided to tackle the mountain head first and came out on top. 
 
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September is here and we are so close to what I like to call “Fall” in Arizona. You know the 2 weeks in between Hot and Cold. Which means playing outside in sub 100 degree temperatures, bike riding with my kids to school and watching football. For most it can also mean bad food choices like hot dogs with buns, chip, dips and beer. So why not have a Whole Life Challenge before the candy, stuffing and cookies are in our face? The late, great Jack Lalanne coined “Fitness is King, nutrition is Queen and together they make a happy kingdom” so what are you waiting for? The accountability of course! That’s why everyone in the gym should be on this 8 week nutrition challenge together. Sign up HERE.
 
Thank you to all of you who showed your support for our 6th annual anniversary party. It was a huge SICcess and offered many different events throughout the course of the day. A special thank you and Mahalo to our 6 year members who have been with us all the way. Tina Vange, Marc Lutz, Tom Rietz, Reem Kiddess, Richard Shields, Bill Gold, Chris Tousley, Katie Gerken and Gwen Whitfill. Without you all we would just be a place to workout, because of you we are a community. 
 
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Congratulations are in order for these amazing accomplishments:
To our 5 newest Level I students who completed the signature “White band”  FITness test.
As always we will continue to offer this piece of our program to anyone who “Show’s up, Never Quits” all we ask is that you come back and assist the process.
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To our Athlete of the Month Paul Deuchar for completing the 52 hour course KOKORO 34.
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To Coach Nathan Atchison and Najla Kayyem for finalizing SICFIT Chandler located inside the new;ly renovated Chandler Ice Den.
Now joining San Diego, El paso and Scottsdale as our 4th SICFIT gym.
SICFIT Gym Logo EL PASO
We are also looking for a ROCKSTAR: Also known as the General Manager of SICFIT Scottsdale to Coach, operate and execute the Flagship gym and run the day to day operations. If you or anyone you know is interested please email info@SICFITscottsdale.com with a complete resume and short video telling us why you think you could do the job!
On December 6th 2014 join TEAM SICFIT  on the GRID-lot for the SICEST of the SOUTHWEST III as the “Old school, takes on this new sport”. Combining strategy, brute physical power, and agility, team racing brings strategic athletics to the competitive FITness set. SICest of the Southwest III will feature 24 teams of 6 athletes in each of the following categories. SPORT/advanced and FITNESS/intermediate plus 24 individual PRO men and 24 PRO women.

This year SICFIT Scottsdale will be the HOST facility for the SICEST of the SOUTHWEST III. If you would like to compete, volunteer, judge or sponsor in any capacity use the links below.

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Here are a timeline of events happening at or around your home gym this month. Find the clipboard with event title and get registered. If you would like to be auto enrolled please reply to this email with your name and event you would like to sign up for
Sep 6th FREE class Saturday  (10am)
Sep 9th Food as Fuel nutrition seminar & Whole life challenge information (7pm)
Sep 11th Here’s to the Heroes annual 9/11 workout *Classes at (6am,7am,5pm,6pm ONLY)
Sep 13th Whole life challenge workout/weigh in/measurements (9am-11am)
Sep 23-25 GUEST DAYS all classes FREE when you bring guest, if they enroll recieve $50 off your monthly membership
Sep 27 Fundamentals seminar (1pm-3pm) anyone looking for semi private instruction on the basic functional movements presented in a classroom setting.
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In good health…..
Luke D. Kayyem

 

Bring a Friend, Gain a Workout Buddy!

 

Strength in Conditioning for Friday, September 5, 2014

Don’t forget to round up all the folks in your life who you know will fall in love with all the positive change SICFIT Scottsdale can help them implement into their lives. Bring them with you to tomorrow’s free intro workout at 10am. Once they get a taste of how SICFIT’s Strength in Conditioning functional fitness and HIT programming is unlike anything they have ever done before, they will be hooked and they will have you to thank… And you will have another workout buddy!
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Buckos.

WARMUP
Agility/line drills 5 min
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RELAYS
2-3 Even teams
Beginning on back run across gym, perform 7 reps of an exercise, run back and tags out.
First exercise- burpees
Second exercise- push ups
Third exercise- broad jumps
Fourth exercise- Bear crawl down and back
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CONDITIONING
7 Minute AMRAP
6 Shuttle runs
6 Push ups
6 Sit ups
6 Burpees
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Rest 2 min
5 Minute AMRAP same thing
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Rest 2 min
3 Minute AMRAP same thing

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Save Your Stress. Workout More Not Less.

 

Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, September 4, 2014

It’s Thursday. It’s been a long work week with another day to go till the weekend. We totally get it that sometimes the last thing you want to do is cram your schedule even tighter with a trip to the gym. But when you’re arguing with yourself about all the reasons why you can’t workout today, remember that SICFIT Strength in Conditioning doesn’t just strengthen you physically, it also strengthens your capacity for the other strenuous area of your life. So instead of stressing out about whether or not you’re going to workout today, come channel that stress into your conditioning so you can be calmer and more clear headed for the stressors in your life that you cannot control.
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WARMUP
Run/row 1600m
Burgener Snatch warm up with pvc, then with bar
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SKILL
Double under practice 10 minutes.
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CONDITIONING
15 Minute AMRAP
150 Jump Ropes
15 Push ups
15 Dips
15 Behind the neck push press
LIFE: 60 second jump rope or 150 singles + bench or parallete dips, pvc or light bar strict press
FITNESS- Single under, bench dips, light bar push press
SPORT: Double unders, ring dips, 75/35 push press
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CONDITIONING B
Run/row 1600m for time, for scoreboard
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COOL DOWN
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Squat Mobility & Motor Control for an Upright Torso

 

Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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he fourth point of performance (upright torso) requires flexibility in the ankles and hip flexors. If elevating your heels with a change plate helps you keep your torso upright – improve your ankle dorsiflexion. The ‘ball under foot’ exercise for the plantar fascia restores the tissue on the bottom of the foot. This helps improve ankle dorsiflexion because the plantar fascia  (connective tissue) merges with the achilles tendon continuing up into the calf muscle – forming a continuous line of pull that supports ankle motion.

The hip flexor assessment will help you determine if your quads and/or psoas (deep hip flexor) are tight on each side. The pictured stretch for psoas releases the deep hip flexor and associated connective tissue down to the hip.

While flexibility is required for an upright torso, sometimes motor control is the issue. If holding a plate in front improves your form, use the plate loaded front squat and goblet squat to improve core engagement and stability. Athletes with poor motor control will sometimes mistake the issue as a flexibility limitation when what they need is to groove the pattern with a light weight for better squat mechanics.

These three components play a big factor in maintaining an upright torso, along with good hip flexibility, which you can revisit here.

- Kevin Kula, “The Flexibility Coach” – Creator of FlexibilityRx™
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Upright-Torso-Squat-Fix Upright-Torso-Squat-Test
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WARMUP
5 Rounds
100 Meter easy row
100 Meter hard row
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STRETCH
Hamstrings and glutes
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SKILL
Pistol practice
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CONDITIONING
5 Rounds with 90 seconds rest between rounds
LIFE: 10 Straight leg deadlift + 5 burpee broad jump
FITNESS & SPORT: 10 Deadlift with ascending weight each set + 5 burpee broad jump

Please welcome SICFIT Chandler to the team of fitness professionals.

It is with great power and responsibility that we welcome our newest SICFIT gym SICFIT Chandler to the team of Fitness Professionals. A 3,200 sq/ft space located inside the newly renovated Chandler Ice Den. This state of the art strength in conditioning facility will be lead by Nathan Atchison the primary owner and operator. Nathan and his team share a passion for fitness and nutrition that begun years ago when he was a child growing up in Southern California. Nathan, his wife Shannon and their 7 year old daughter Madyson are the pride, joy and dedication of his life. He shows the same love and caring for his clients, members and students as he does his friends and family. If you would like more information and to schedule your FREE introductory training session contact Nathan@SICFITchandler.com 760.668.7409

SICFIT Chandler is located inside the newly renovated Chandler Ice Den.
7225 W Harrison St. Chandler, AZ 85226.
Off the 10 freeway and Ray rd

SICFIT licensed gyms are designed to enhance the lives of our students through educated coaching, nutritional counseling, challenges, seminars, level testing and community events. Our three levels of training and nutrition are the backbone of our exercise philosophy simply described as LIFE  I  FITNESS  I  SPORT where our goal is to simply improve the quality of life, to become better than (yesterday) or to score the most points to win.


     We introduce personal athletic achievement into sport and train athletes ranging from kids to seniors and from “push up to podium.” We believe that being physically FIT and healthy is inspiring; it feels good, builds confidence, enriches our lives and allows us to live our best by becoming better leaders, parents, children and humans. We believe that every SICFIT gym should teach all facets of human movement including but not limited to functional movements, personal training, gymnastics, periodized strength training, pre-hab, mobility, flexibility, yoga, Olympic weightlifting, competitive FITness, military training, endurance adventure racing, nutrition coaching, life coaching, supplement prescriptions, body fat analysis, customized programming and above all else holding ourselves, coaches and students and our facilities to the highest possible standards and accountability.

The SICFIT Licensee will be given the rigorous standards, structure and systems to open, run and execute a high level Strength In Conditioning facility. The support given will provide a platform for success of any hungry Trainer, Coach or Athlete. The tools are prepared and delivered, and with hard work and commitment, you will out perform your competitors. We strive for a community of fitness business leaders with outstanding, highly qualified coaches, and a safe and supportive environment.

To learn more about a future in fitness visit us at SICFIT Gym’s “Future of Fitness”

Looking for a ROCKSTAR: Now hiring a General Manager

SICFIT is looking for a Full Time General Manager to manage the north Scottsdale location.
Rockstars only apply please!
Competitive salary, bonus, flexible schedule and profit sharing incentives. Opportunity for continued growth in the organization.
-Will working behind the scenes be as rewarding as being in the spotlight coaching and training?
 -Do you enjoy managing others, events,
customer service and paperwork, which includes the administration involved with computers, e-mails, voicemail, schedules, databases, websites, social media and accounting?
 -Is organization and management of several moving parts your strong suit?
Unless you answered a resounding YES to all three statements, you may need to continue searching for the next step in your career.

The General Manager at SICFIT is the master magician. Being at the helm of the entire organization means the day-to-day grind such as daily facility operations, events, sales, teaching and training with the ultimate responsibility to execute the companies vision, hire the right team and steer employees in the same direction to help members achieve their goals and increase company profits.

General Manager must possess the following characteristics:

Visionary. Not only should you know the ins and outs of the fitness business (including coaching, sales, products, programming and people), but you should also possess a unique mindset that sees beyond what everyone else is doing to help you shape a facility’s legacy. You must be an out-of-the-box, big-picture thinker and problem solver.
Puzzle Whiz. You will need to recruit, hire and train the right people and put them in the perfect spot to thrive. The same is true for retail products and programs. You must be able to put together the perfect combination of planning and execution based on the current and future needs of the facility. This is a fun challenge that doesn’t have a clear finish line and requires constant tinkering.
Proficient Profiteer. Profits keep the doors open. To be profitable, you must have a firm grasp on accounting principles and understand spreadsheets and budgets. Your sales and networking expertise helps you drive revenue, which is paramount for SICcess of the business
Branding Brain. You need marketing and communications savvy to articulate the mission and vision to the community through thoughtful  and relevant strategies and tactics.
Conscientious Customer Care Giver. A majority of your time will be spent talking to members. Yes, you will have an office, but if you are locked away behind closed doors, the facility will not thrive. You’ll answer all inquires/complaints from members and employees, and you’ll be expected to develop creative solutions to keep the ship sailing.
Sales
Be able to sell yourself, health and wellness the environment and our services. Sales should be natural and happens all of the time. It is the lifeblood of the business. Without new members and upgrades the business will not grow. Can you talk to strangers? Pass out business cards? Seek out opportunities? Make things happen?
Paperwork
Fitness is a business, after all. Paperwork is a byproduct of running a facility. If computers excite you and creating documents, spreadsheets and flyers make you leap for joy, management might be the perfect fit. On the other hand, if you hate anything technology-related and you’ve resisted the urge to get e-mail because you think it’s a passing fad, you might want to rethink this position.
Organization
Organizing yourself is tough enough, but running a department—let alone an entire facility—requires more than petrified multitasking. If you have color-coded calendars for your life and have mastered your IPhone, organizing a team will be a fun challenge.
Continuing Education. Not only is it imperative that you are certified by a nationally recognized, accredited organization, but you must also stay current with continuing education in order to properly evaluate, educate and grow our programming. Your thirst for knowledge should be outweighed only by your excitement for passing along the nuggets you receive to the team. You don’t have to be the best instructor, but you certainly must possess a keen understanding of exercise physiology, for all levels of the SICFIT training mythologies LIFE | FITNESS | SPORT, communication techniques, class design and delivering the SICFIT experience.
Teamwork Taskmaster. While it’s true you’ll need to be able to sub classes and step in to fill any voids, your ultimate objective is to create a team of highly skilled players who have a vested interest in the organization, each other and the members. The ability to create an empowered environment where part-time coaches with many outside interests have a desire to go above and beyond for you, the gym and one another will make a tremendous difference.
Accountability. “How can my actions speak louder than my words?” Holding your teams feet to the fire. Doing what you say you’re going to do on time and without reminders.
Interested applicants should send a resume and short video (up to 3 minutes) of yourself (content is up to you… Why would we want to hire you as the GM?) to info@sicfitscottsdale.com

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Food as Fuel at SICFIT Scottsdale

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Strength in Conditioning for Monday, September 1, 2014

The food we eat affects how we feel, look and perform. To learn more about which foods will give you the best results, join SICFIT Scottsdale for Food as Fuel. This free class will cover the basics of why a “practically paleo” nutrition plan will compliment your work in the gym, and how to simply incorporate it into  your life. Come with your questions, an open mind, and ready to write down ideas for quick and easy recipes, tips for grocery shopping, and how to stick to your plan when eating out and on the go! Food as Fuel will begin at  7pm on Tuesday, September 9th.
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CONDITIONING
1 Mile run or row
50 Push ups + 50 air squats + 50 burpees
Walk small lap
800 Meter run or row
25 Push ups + 25 air squats + 25 burpees
Walk small lap
400 Meter run  or row
15 Push ups + 15 air squats + 15 burpees
Walk a big lap
LIFE: Row 250 + 10 push up + 10 air squat + 5 burpee | Rest 1-2 minutes and repeat 5x
FITNESS :As prescribed
SPORT: Carry a plate on each run #45/25
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Free Community Intro Workout

 

Strength in Conditioning for Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gather your crew and be the positive influence in their life by bringing them with you for your Saturday morning fitness routine at  SICFIT Scottsdale! Next week is the perfect opportunity to help a friend kick start a shift to a healthier life style because SICFIT Scottsdale is hosting a free Community Intro Workout at 10am! Start recruiting friends and family this weekend and by Saturday 9/6 you will have a whole posse to bring!
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STRENGTH
Find a 1 RM strict press off racks
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CONDITIONING A
Tabata | 4 Minutes each
Squats
Burpees
Single or double unders
Broad jumps
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CONDITIONING B
12 Minute EMOM
Odd minute: 16 lunges
Even minute: 12 hand release push ups
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Give it Up for Our Champ!

 

Strength in Conditioning for Friday, August 29, 2014

When you see Coach Jorge around the gym, make sure you give him a pat on that back for his recent victory at Rush Club! As the Middleweight Champion, Coach Jorge’s win is a true testament to what dedication, diligence, and discipline in SICFIT Scottsdale’s Strength in Conditioning program can help you achieve! Congratulations Coach Jorge! We are proud to call you one of our own!
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NFL CONDITIONING A
30 Back squats 30 reps
Max push ups
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NFL CONDITIONING B
5 Rounds
Prolwer sled sprints + light job
LIFE: Low weight
FITNESS: 140/90 lbs
SPORT: 180/140 lbs
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NFL CONDITIONING C
10 Minute AMRAP
Walk small lap with sprint on sidewalk

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