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619 San Diego Personal Training Presents… Day of Nutrition Expo (Feb 23)

619 San Diego Personal Training is excited to offer a unique one day only, Nutrition Expo!

9am-10am – A nutrition informational session including Pete’s Paleo, a short nutrition talk by A’verria Martin and hot topics such as local (Vegetable & Meat) CFA’s.

10am-11am A special Nutrition Day WOD (sure to be a gut buster)

11 am – ? The Not so Fast Food Truck will be coming to serve up delicious (paleo) food (self-pay)!!!

Please come and bring a friend or 2, eat and socialize after the WOD! Pease bring a chair to sit around and enjoy the healthy and active lifestyle.  We look forward to seeing you there!

No registration required.


8 Week Challenge at 619 San Diego Personal Training 619

100% Gym Participation is The Goal

What do you win? All Participants will receive 619 apparel. The cash prizes will depend on how many people sign up but at the very least:

1st Prize Male $150 / Female $150
2nd Prize Male $75 / Female $75
3rd Prize Male $25 / Female $25

The 8 Week Challenge will begin on Monday.

Please go to the link below for The Phase 1 Food List

This Challenge will be for Power, Strength, Speed, Lower Vital Statistics, and Body Fat of Course.

For Power we will be measuring the 1 Rep Max for progress in both The Snatch and Clean & Jerk with a Dumbell and Barbell. A 10% increase on both exercises with a barbell will be worth 5000 points on each. A 20% increase on both exercises with a dumbell will be worth 5000 points on each.

For Strength we will be measuring for progress The 10 Rep Max in The Front Squat, Overhead Squat, and Strict Press. A 10% increase on all 3 exercises with a barbell be worth 5000 points each.

For Speed we will be measuring The 2 x 2000 Meter Row(3 Minute Rest Interval) for Time and The 4 Mile Run at Fiesta Island. A :20 second decrease on each 2k row will be worth 10,000 points. A 3 minute decrease in time for the 4 mile run will be worth 5000 points.

For Vital Statistics we will be measuring for Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Body Weight, and Body Fat. A decrease in all 4 stats will be worth 10,000 points for the top 3 male and top 3 female participants.

In addition to The Exercise Journal we will be keeping track of hydration, sleep, and daily stretching for points in the first 30 days of the challenge. 20,000 points

90,000 Additional Points are Available for the movements below:

400 Back Squats 4000 Points
400 Thrusters 4000 Points 115/75, 95/65, 75/55
400 Overhead Squats 4000 Points
400 GHD Sit Ups 4000 Points
400 Traditional Sit Ups
400 Dips 4000 Points
400 Pull Ups 4000 Points
400 Kettlebell Swings 4000 Points
400 Burpees (any variation) 4000 Points
400 Double Unders 4000 Points
40 Miles Total Runnning worth 25,000 Points
20,000 Meters Rowing is worth 25,000 Points

120,000 Additional Points are available for the tasks below:

30,000 Points for 30 workouts in the first 30 days. Yoga and Runs over 2 miles will count as a workout.
20,000 Points for 20 workouts in the 2nd 30 days Yoga and Runs over 2 miles will count as a workout.
20,000 Points for a 2000 word essay on The 10 Focal Points of Nutrition
15,000 Points for 30 Days of Food Journaling of The Phase 1 Food List
15,000 Points for tracking your sleep, water, and stretching in the last 30 days of The 619 Challenge
10,000 Points for uploading 4 pictures to yelp of you in action at 619 San Diego Personal Training 619
10,000 Points for an updated google review
10,000 Points for an updated yahoo review

300,000 Points can be accumulated in variety of ways to win The 619 Challenge. As always everyone is a winner but this challenge will be like no other in results accumulated. $20 cash buy in. The sign up list is on the front desk. My Goal is to have 100% gym participation for this challenge. What’s your goal 619?

January Athlete of the Month – Virginia Cheng

619 San Diego Personal Training is overjoyed to give the title of Athlete of the Month to Virginia. She is a favorite around our box and every day she graces us with nothing but a smile and determination. She is extremely helpful with new members and maintains great relationships with our solid members. Just recently, she has changed her outlook on fitness and has jumped in with two feet. She is dedicated to her 6am class not missing a day and with the Oly Clinic in place she has been coming twice a day, two times a week to improve her technique and increase her weight always reaching for new PR achievements. With 619 San Diego Personal Trainingcomfortable under her belt and her confidence up, Virginia has started to train for a full marathon which she plans to complete with great success this year. We are grateful for Virginia and we support her 100% as she continues to makestrides into the new year.

How did you get involved in 619 San Diego Personal Training?
About a year ago, I started to get really tired of my workouts. My routine was so monotonous and running just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. A close friend of mine had gotten into 619 San Diego Personal Trainingand recommended it to me. I remember googling it and watching a few videos and I was immediately intimidated by what I saw, thinking “There is NO way I can do any of this!” After another month, I finally decided to give it a shot and it’s been the best decision I ever made.

What was your first WOD/experience?
All I remember is that the WOD kicked my butt and I was extremely sore the next day. But it was a great kind of sore…the kind that makes you want to keep going back for more.

How long have you been 619 San Diego Personal Training for?
I’ve been 619 San Diego Personal Training for about 9 months now.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
To date, my biggest accomplishment would have to be a tie between finishing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and finally getting my name up on the board at 619. There’s still a ton of stuff I need to work on so I’m sure these will soon be replaced by something better!

What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement?
My favorite would have to be the power/squat clean and rope climbs. My least favorite would probably be the overhead squat.

What are your hobbies outside of 619 San Diego Personal Training?
I’ve been playing the piano since I was 10 so whenever I have some down time, I always try to squeeze in a song or two. I also enjoy arts&crafts, hiking, and visiting new places.

Fun fact
Last year I entered a jump rope contest at the SD Health Expo and I took first place with 189 jumps/minute.

Athlete of the Month – Charlie Chabalko

Charlie has been a powerhouse at 619 San Diego Personal Training619. Since his first day at the bay, he has remained committed to doing his absolute best at all times. He is consistently pushing himself with form and weight, and every WOD presents a new challenge to him. He doesn’t just get through the WOD, he thinks ahead, sets a goal for how long it might take, and gives it his all.

Every morning when he comes into the gym, Charlie greets everyone with zeal and enthusiasm, contributing to the camaraderie with positive energy and style. He is consistently the top achiever in virtually every workout, yet he is unfailingly modest and down-to-earth. He most likely lives by this famous quote from Katy Perry: “I don’t feel like I can act like an entitled bitch yet! I still have so much to prove.”

Charlie has managed to successfully balance a successful career with an amazing family and a commitment to 619 San Diego Personal Training619. He is an inspiration to all of us, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have Charlie as a member of our 619 family.

How did you get involved in 619 San Diego Personal Training?

A few years ago, I was at a point in my life where I really needed to make a healthy lifestyle change, but was not really sure how. I was overweight, had zero motivation to work out, and was eating food that was cooked and served to you in less than 5 minutes. As fate would have it, I attended a charity auction where I met Chris Keith who encouraged me to bid on the 3 month membership to 619 he donated to the auction. I ended up winning the auction and have been at 619 ever since.

What was your first WOD/experience?
My First WOD experience was brutal. It was at 6am down at the bay. I remember having to do bear crawls up and down the boardwalk. I could barely make it a few steps before collapsing. After seeing everyone in the class lap me a few dozen times, It was very clear to me that I was REALLY out of shape and had some work to do.

How long have you been 619 San Diego Personal Training for?
I have been 619 San Diego Personal Training for about a year and a half.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
I have 2 accomplishments that I am proud of. The first is completing 30 workouts in 30 days. Day 1 at 619, Chris challenged me to complete 30 workouts in 30 days. It had been years since I last worked out and saw this as an impossible goal. With lots of encouragement from the other athletes at 619, I accepted the challenge. I went from complete laziness to a Monday-Saturday 6am workout at 619 with a day off on Sunday which consisted of at least a 5 mile run. Halfway through the 30 days, I remember being so incredibly sore that it hurt to do anything. There were mornings that I just wanted to quit. Somehow, I was able to power through and complete the entire 30 days without missing a day.
The second is completing the La Jolla half marathon. Before joining 619, the farthest I have ever run was maybe 4 miles. Being able to complete the half marathon, and completing it under my 2 hour goal was a huge accomplishment.

What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement?
My favorite exercise is probably the power clean/squat clean. Although far from perfect, I feel like this is my strongest exercise. My least favorite is overhead squats. The lack of flexibility in my shoulders makes this exercise difficult for me. I am improving each week and will continue to work on perfecting this exercise.

What are your hobbies outside of 619 San Diego Personal Training?
I make wine and lots of it. About 6 years ago, I invested in a start-up winery. We make several different varietals that can be enjoyed at our tasting room in Julian, CA. It’s called the Blue Door Winery, make sure to stop by on your next trip to Julian.

Gluten Free/Carb Load

As most of us are either Paleo, gluten free or just keeping a well balance diet and watching carbs, there are some good points to know.

• LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL is truly the way to eat. You can assure you know what your food is all about. It is good to know you are getting the nutrients right from the source and the quality is always fresh.
• Check your local bakeries for multiple bread/carb options. Julian Bakery in Bird Rock has a wide variety of gluten free, carb friendly breads. Check them out! Watch out for those unknown and hard to pronounce ingredients in the “low carb” “Fat free” “Wheat Free” even some “Gluten Free” breads. Do your research!
• Carbs are important in the diet as long as they are taken in moderation. This is your energy, your fuel to a great workout or even a long day at work. Carbs are more than just bread and pasta, especially those Paleo – Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source and are delicious and can be prepared in numerous ways. A large grapefruit is not only an excellent source of a carbohydrate as well and provide many other nutrients for the body.

FUN FACT: 70% Diet and 30% Exercise. Remember! We are what we eat and with all the effort and hard work here at 619, make sure to fuel your body the right way for maximum results.

Teamwork Thursday

Here at 619 San Diego Personal Training we like to focus on the comradery vibe that lives throughout. Not only does it create a family feel but it also creates for motivation and dedication back and forth between our members. As we grow, it is important to always be looking out for others and help them grow with success in skill and strength. We want to feel that success in our box! Teamwork!

Kevin Kaiser – We Salute You!

Today we embark on a very sad yet enlightened day. Here at 619 we not only value what opportunity we offer our members but strongly uphold to what kind of members make 619 a success. Kevin Kaiser, just 24 years of age has begun a unique and ever so demanding new journey in life. Today marks his first day as an elite member of Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, Rhode Island in which he will become a part of the Pilot Officer Program for the United States Navy. Kevin is what we call a “beast” here at 619. His performance here has been astounding and fascinating to watch. He has set and achieved fitness goals beyond what anyone could imagine the body to be capable of. He has set new PR records on every skill and continues to be at the top and his capabilities are endless and a sure thrill to witness. Kevin has played a very important role within our 619 San Diego Personal Trainingfamily because he really has touched many lives but also has touched many hearts; the kid truly has a heart of gold. His strength and mental courage are one of a kind. With this, he has led a strong following to reach new levels. He has shown sheer determination for himself day in and day out, always striving for the best not once but sometimes two times a day. His experience and efforts with 619 San Diego Personal Trainingare ever so humbling and with his efforts he will succeed at whatever he dives into. It is a given that he will set new athletic records in training and will shock them without a doubt. We are so proud to have Kevin grace 619 with his presence and he will be missed dearly. We are honored to have such a delightful man fight for our country and take action with his head held high. Kevin, we thank you and send you on your way.

True Inspiration Thursday at 619 San Diego Personal Training 619

619 is very fortunate to open the doors to many great athletes! We strive to succeed in our training, motivation and drive here with everyone. We set our standards high and hope to show our athletes what they are made of and prove to them great new heights they can achieve. We have been honored to have NCAA Athlete Jhazmine Lynch here for the summer months and are deeply saddened to see her go. She has been a huge asset here proving her weight lifting skills and endurance training, her inspiration and kind heart has really made an impression with us all at 619. As she heads back to school in Syracuse NY, she now has a piece of 619 to take with her. We wish her the best of luck and great success.

Gymnastics Skillwork

619 San Diego Personal Training 619 WOD “Marky Mark”

5 Rounds for Time

5 Handstand Push Ups
10 Dumbell Snatches 100/70#
15 Pull Ups
200 Meter Run