Beginners’ guide to the gym

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Hey, want to start going to the gym but find it all a bit baffling or intimidating or anxiety inducing? Yeah, you’re not alone. Even the most friendly, welcoming gym can seem a bit daunting if you’re new. Because it’s an unfamiliar space.

Stuff that’s unfamiliar always seems much scarier than it is. Like when you’re on holiday and you’re walking somewhere alone and someone comes up to you pointing at your head and saying something over an…

EM Athlete Joe Musgrove Makes History in His MLB Debut

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EM Athlete Joe Musgrove strikes out 8 in 4-1/3 innings of relief against the Toronto Blue Jays and in the process setting an MLB record!  Joe works out at EM San Diego with Master Trainer Jono Green.

By Jordan Ray / MLB.com | August 3rd, 2016

HOUSTON — Astros rookie right-hander Joe Musgrove probably didn’t expect his Major League debut to go the way it did, but his performance in Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays will b…

Devenski Retires 9 Out Of 10 in MLB Debut

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EM Athlete Chris Devenski is a long time friend of the EM family both training and helping in projects around the facility.  Not long ago Chris and his Dad spent a night loading used turf into his Dads truck one night at EM Anaheim(so much turf that it looked like the front wheels were off the ground).  Chris spends most of his EM training time with Jono in San Diego.  Along with his incredible talent as a baseball player, Chris has a great sense of humor – port…

2016: year in review

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It’s been a funny old year, full of surprises. Some good, some less good.

The good

I’ve done nine ten races this year. Plus one I dropped out of. Not a bad finish to DNF ratio. Three of those races were cross country races, which I’d have liked to do more of but the dates have been tricky the past month.

I’ve also done four parkruns. In the summer I took my time down to 21:21 which I was happy with. I was also wearing my niece’s tutu at …

Runner uses GPS to create festive art – in pictures

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Some people use Strava’s GPS feature to create intricate designs; others to draw rude pictures. But London runner Owen Delaney has been getting into the Christmas spirit. He spent an hour planning the first routes in the city’s Bushy Park before the Christmas spirit really started to move him. Enjoy some of his creations, and have a very happy Christmas …

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EM Athlete Alexis ‘Chip’ Bennett Earns BACK 2 BACK Pack12 Batting Champ!

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When you came to EM in Anaheim or Rancho Cucamonga, you were bound to see this high energy speedster zipping around the training floor, or hitting the weights .. Alexis ‘Chip’ Bennett is one of EM’s ‘wonder children’ always wanting to learn, always perfecting her craft … It’s not a surprise that Chip found a way to make her place in NCAA history by becoming Back To Back Pac12 batting champion in 2015 and 2016!  Chip’s leadership at …

EM Athlete Amanda Lorenz Named NFCA Freshman of the Year

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Florida freshman Amanda Lorenz has been named the NFCA Freshman of the Year, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Tuesday night at the NCAA Championship Banquet in Oklahoma City.This is the third year that the NFCA Freshman of the Year has been in existence. Last season, Oklahoma’s Paige Parker garnered this accolade. In 2014, Tennessee’s Annie Aldrete and Auburn’s Kasey Cooper shared the inaugural honor.In her f…

How was your weekend running?

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Share your own tales of weekend triumphs and woes – and plans for Christmas Day running – below the line as always

Now that it’s less than a week to the big day, let’s talk Christmas Day runs. What’s your tradition? The other day I was chatting with someone, explaining that myself and the other half usually go for a longish, rambly run together before picking up the breakfast croissants and pain au choc treats. “Blimey” she said, “Don’t you even take Christmas …