Photo Credit: Big thanks to the awesome Lisa Hepfer
Tacoma Strength is a community of people united in the common pursuit of living healthy active lives. Our members are athletes with jobs, parents, and people who want to make the most of their potential. We enjoy being challenged, learning new skills, encouraging and being encouraged by others.
The staff at Tacoma Strength designs our own training program to develop well-rounded fitness and then coaches daily group classes through the program. Every class is led by an experienced and dedicated coach. All you have to do is show up and do the work (and cheer for your mates). If you'd like to read in more detail about what we do, please see our About Us page.
To get started, you'll need to sign up for our Fitness 101 class which starts on the first Monday of each month.Be Active. Get Started. Join Tacoma Strength.
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This summer Tacoma Strength and Grit City Barbell are excited to announce our new weightlifting program. Over the course of 8 weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of the two Olympic movements, the snatch and the clean and jerk, as well as the appropriate accessory lifts.
At TS we always have our sights set on improvement. We each want to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be and we want to offer you the training opportunities that help you do the same. Something that's easy to neglect in our training is focused work on flexibility. It's just not as Instagram worthy as getting a muscle up or a deadlift PR, so it tends to move further down the list of priorities. BUT, flexibility, or the lack of it, is very likely putting the brakes on your performance and your ability to move with grace and ease.
Who would join me on this quest for movement freedom? We'll work on one thing in each session and we'll do it once per week. A major area of weakness for me is thoracic mobility, so one of the sessions will be focused on developing a strong thoracic bridge (gymnastic style bridge). The other two will be focused on developing the Front Split and the Middle Split. These will have huge carry over to the rest of your pursuits.
Mark your calendars and save the date as we gear up for our 5th Annual Summer Pig Roast Celebration. Craig will be roasting a whole pig - Cuban Style!
Bring a side dish, dessert or salad to share and your favorite beverages to enjoy.
Tacoma Strength is helping to sponsor the 2016 Kindred Souls Foundation Unleashed At The Stadium Bowl Event. As part of that sponsorship, we are forming a 10 person Tacoma Strength team this year to race the stairs.
Several people have asked me how they can improve their skills in certain areas or what they need to do to get started with a skill they’ve never had. I imagine most of you have a list of such things. I would like to make myself available for some office hours during the week so I can attempt to help you all out. It’ll be open format for a while. You show up with something you’d like to work on and I’ll see what I can do to help. It might be something simple that you could practice for a couple of minutes a day in addition to your regular training, or it might be something that I recommend you focus on almost exclusively for a while.
Several months ago, Morgan and I had a conversation about the future of Tacoma Strength and the future of its owners. After much thought and consideration we came to the conclusion that I should purchase Morgan’s and Lisa’s share of Tacoma Strength. So, I did. As of April 1st (this is not a joke), I am the one and true Supreme Overlord of Tacoma Strength. I promise to use this power for the enrichment of the lives of our gym members.
Please join Jenny Mae for yoga at 1000am on Saturdays and Sundays at the gym.
Join Coach Amanda on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Stadium High School Pool at 5pm.
Just Added To The Tacoma Strength Pro Shop - Kid Size Tacoma Strength Logo Shirts!
We're now offering a Strongman training class. Come try your hand at lifting new and interesting things (okay, maybe not pigs).
A big congrats to the Starting Strength Powerlifting division of Tacoma Strength's Grit City Barbell Club on their team win at the Starting Strength Fall Classic!
I recently completed a 45 KM hike on the Inka Trail in Peru. I thought my preparation for and experience with this hike would be of interest to my fellow CrossFitters.