Watch out in Knoxville. Above the turf, D1 features Shield Systems Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts gym. Check out the photo shoot with D1 operations manager Amy Coleman and photographer Tyler Oxendine. CLICK HERE to see the cool MMA photos of Amy from Tyler.
Quick Fit 42 is a forty-two day challenge to transform your body and health through training, supplementation,
food restructuring and education. This is a planned lifestyle change that will
alter the way you look and feel forever. Of the four adult athletes who have already particated in D1's Quick Fit 42, the average
weight loss was 19 lbs – Low end 8 lbs – High end 39 lbs. Stay tuned for more info.
Make sure to set your TV to NBC tomorrow, Sat., Dec. 24 at 3 pm ET for a one hour PGA special that will feature PGA Tour winner Scott Stallings' training and therapy at D1 Knoxville. CLICK HERE to read more.
Looking to get fit before the holidays? Let D1 Cincinnati help you reach your fitness goals at our Women Only Boot Camp session on Dec. 22. D1 coaches will be on hand to take women of ALL ages and skill levels through a FREE hour-long motivating; high-energy metabolic workout designed for weight loss, general health and endurance. The session will be from 5:30 to 6:30PM and is open for members as well as guest who wish to experience D1 for the first time. CLICK HERE for more information!
Think you have what it takes to play in the IFL? The Omaha Beef of the Indoor Football League will be holding an official open tryout at D1 Birmingham on December 17th. Coaches from the Omaha Beef along with other Indoor Football League and Canadian Football League coaches will be on hand to evaluate potential players. Athletes will be tested in the 40 yard dash, pro-agility drill, L-cone drill, broad jump, vertical jump and individual position drills. At least two contracts will be awarded from this tryout. CLICK HERE to pre-register.
Christmas is a time of friendship, fellowship and the spirit of giving and D1 Columbus is getting into the holiday spirit by hosting a Pancake Breakfast for both members and guests on Saturday, Dec. 17. The doors will be open for a FREE training sessions for all ages from 9:30am to 12:30pm followed by delicious pancakes catered by Chris Cakes of Ohio. Breakfast is all you can eat for $5 and there will also be a raffle and door prizes for all that attend. Members are encouraged to bring friends and anyone who wants to experience D1 training is welcome to attend. For more information and session times, CLICK HERE.
D1's partnership with Legend Fitness continues to grow. Legend has now put their excellent weight equipment in D1 Columbus, D1 Cincinnati, D1 Birmingham, D1 Bowling Green, D1 Savannah, D1 Nashville and finally D1 Tampa. Legend Fitness is an international fitness equipment manufacturer based in East Tennessee and someone D1 is a proud supporter of their product. CLICK HERE to check out their site.
Be sure to check out D1 Knoxville athlete Joe Mitchell on the Biggest Loser finale tonight! Watch his final weigh in as he competes for the at home prize after putting in countless hours at D1. Check out the photo with fellow D1 athlete Tim Tebow during taping of the season.
Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan took part in a meet and greet for some of Nashville's top City Saver sellers at D1. Many area schools used the books' sales as fundraisers. Fun to see Cortland give back to many kids who raised a lot of money! On the same day, Cortland was named the 2011 Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the second straight year.
Cool blog with STACK Media about D1 Savannah co-owner Tim Tebow and his use of "Iron Sharpens Iron" from Proverbs 27:17.
Here is a clip:
On the night before he drove the Broncos to their fourth straight win, an overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers this past Sunday, Tebow was called upon by Denver head coach John Fox to address his teammates.
There’s no questioning Tebow’s oratorical prowess, but how is a second-year player who’s been doubted since the day he was drafted supposed to galvanize veteran teammates like Willis McGahee, Brian Dawkins and team leader Champ Bailey?
By proclaiming a verse from Proverbs 27:17, which reads: “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
As many D1 athletes know, "Iron Sharpens Iron" is something that is posted around every D1 facility. It is a great verse and truth to live by! CLICK HERE to read the full blog.
Train at D1 for 30 days for a special price of $100. For every pound you lose in those 30 days, take $1 off each month of your next D1 Training program. Go to D1Gear.com to purchase this limited holiday offer. Offer only valid December 5, 2011 to January 31, 2012. Limited to first 50 per D1 Facility. Offer not available to current D1 members. Offer only valid for adult classes.
Check out the blog below on the Vibram 5 Finger shoes from D1's orthopedic doctor down at D1 Birmingham, Dr. Geoffrey Connor MD.
Today: The Vibram 5 fingers.
Where to begin with this silliness? If you haven’t seen them here is a pic (to be fair, this example of the many versions looks more like a water sock others are a bit more sturdy) . . .
In my opinion the five fingers is really the visionary design (along with well-noted publications referenced below) that have given rise to the current minimalist shoe fad (many variations and manufacturers have since caught on as well). The idea here is that the shoe simply gives a minimal amount of protective padding to your God given natural foot. Beautiful. Simple. Elegant. It’s God’s design after all, right?
The Tennessee-based company combines indoor training fields and workout areas with a sports medicine surgery center and other physical therapy and medical offices in the nearly 35,000-square-foot building.
Teaming with sports medicine professionals is part of D1’s business model. Westchase Sports Medicine Orthopaedics is an investor in the Tampa facility and is opening an office there.
D1 Greenville co-owner Chester McGlockton died early Wednesday morning in California. He was 42. In January of 2007, Chester joined James Trapp, Ed McDaniel, Ingle Martin and Dexter Davis as co-owners of D1 Greenville. Chester was a great partner to D1 and will be sorely missed.
A native of Whiteville, N.C., Chester starred at Clemson before being selected 16th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992. He played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, New York Jets. He made all four of his Pro Bowl appearances while with the Raiders from 1994-1997. Chester was currently serving as an assistant football coach at Stanford University.