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  • April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain

    April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain

    “Hello?!” Carrie just uttering “hello?!” is enough to get giggles out of her fellow athletes. Spend a whole workout with her and you’re sure to laugh. Coach Jenn says “I knew Carrie before she came to us and I am SO GLAD she is here. She took body adapt and beginner strength and then transitioned […]

  • FIRE IS A FICKLE BEAST

    FIRE IS A FICKLE BEAST

    FIRE IS A FICKLE BEAST By: Lauren Anderson They say that cooking by a fire is a skill unique unto itself. Because not only do you have to manage the food you’re attempting to cook, you have to cater to the fire’s needs as well. Too low of flame and the food won’t cook. And […]

  • March Athlete of the Month: Mimi Amelang

    March Athlete of the Month: Mimi Amelang

    Mimi joined Solcana in 2017 with a strength training interest, looking to lift more seriously on a Powerlifting team. She’s become a staple of the Solcana lifting community; attending meets, challenging herself and supporting her fellow lifters. Mimi focuses on Strength and Power Lifting, attending CrossFit and Mobility classes to support her training. Coach Jenn […]

  • IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

    IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

    IT’S NOT YOU IT’S ME By: Lauren Anderson So, this weekend I thought I was losing my mind. Let me explain. We were doing the show, same as it ever was, and in the middle of the first act on Saturday, I could swear all the music got slower. Like, I could swear by it! […]

  • AN ELITE TEAM OF MAVERICKS

    AN ELITE TEAM OF MAVERICKS

    AN ELITE TEAM OF MAVERICKS By: Lauren Anderson I think it’s hard to ask for help. Especially when it’s something I don’t want to do. And something I’m not good at. And ESPECIALLY when it’s a weak spot in my personal bravery threshold. In fact, by a cruel twist of irony, I think the hardest […]

  • WHEN WE METABOLIZE THE CRIES

    WHEN WE METABOLIZE THE CRIES

    WHEN WE METABOLIZE THE CRIES By: Lauren Anderson One thing that I don’t think gets talked about enough is how emotional a workout can be. And I know what you might be thinking: But wait Lauren, isn’t that like, the ONLY thing you talk about on this blog? And yes, you are correct about that. […]

  • October Athlete of the Month: Aaron Rutzick

    October Athlete of the Month: Aaron Rutzick

      Aaron is so kind to everyone in the gym. He calmly comes in, cracks a few jokes, calmly kicks ass through the whole class, and calmly goes off to SAVE LIVES! – Coach Jeff Aaron will often talk about how fit and able other people are while being one of the most able athletes […]

  • September Athletes of the Month

    September Athletes of the Month

    Congratulations to our September Athletes of the Month, Rachel Peterson and Bruno Lima! Rachel Peterson is a superstar of the 5:30am class. She has worked quietly and consistently to build her strength and skills with very impressive results. When she first came to the gym, she had one of those kinda scary squats(!), but she […]

  • THE PRODIGAL ATHLETE

    THE PRODIGAL ATHLETE

    THE PRODIGAL ATHLETE By: Lauren Anderson   I recently commented on a friend’s YouTube channel referencing an inside joke we had about the “Prodigal Son”. Mere moments of the comment living online and whamo! I got internet trolled by some self-proclaimed biblical parable “expert” white guy, telling me that I should “look up that story, […]

  • A HECKLER UPDATE

    A HECKLER UPDATE

    A HECKLER UPDATE By: Lauren Anderson   For those of you reading this blog from the start, you may recall the post I wrote about being heckled onstage for being fat during a corporate improv show a few years ago. For those of you new to this: you can catch up here. https://solcanafitness.com/2016/08/week-39-heckled-and-doctor-jekylled/ I was […]