A Visit at Seryak Strength and Conditioning

Most of my athletes know that my background in fitness and wellness started years ago as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Through the years my methodology and training philosophy has evolved much as my own fitness has.  I enjoy meeting other coaches, trainers, and professionals who challenge my…

Athlete Spotlight: Deanne Mannion

Athlete Spotlight Deanne Mannion If you know Deanne, you know that this lady balances many things at once.  A hectic and demanding high level job along with being a single mom and now Ironman participant - Deanne has had to squeeze in workouts when she can and has made huge…

“Do I Have Heart?”

A few days ago an athlete asked me "do I have heart?" I was taken aback at first because I did not know where the question came from.  Well, let me rephrase. I never imagined that this athlete doubted the amount of heart they had in racing and in life.…

Athlete Spotlight: Will Chadwick

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT Will Chadwick Beach 2 Battleship Ironman 2012 Will Chadwick all the way to the right of the photo Will Chadwick our resident patriot (USA! USA!) and helicopter pilot is tackling 140.6 miles of Beach 2 Battleship this coming weekend. We look forward to cheering him on as he…

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating. Eating awareness. Savoring the food we eat. Acknowledging we are consuming fuel. All of the above are ways to approach a meal or snack.  Many times we scarf down foods because of habit or because we're short on time. If you struggle with weight, or finding yourself 'missing'…

Fall Classes At Triformance

Base Tri Fitness coach, Lauren Updyke, will be hosting a class again this year at Triformance! Indoor Cycle X is on Thursdays at 6:30 PM! This class is geared for athletes looking to maintain their fitness and core strength through the fall.  The class will focus on form, pedal stroke…

OSMO Nutrition Review

I was selected via to be one of OSMO’s testers for the past five weeks. I was in my final few weeks training for Ironman Wisconsin. Weather conditions in central  Ohio were hot and humid throughout the testing – averaging temps in the 80-90 degree mark. Humidity was always high…