Member of the Month: Nan Greer Crowley

Athletic Lab is one of the premier performance centers in the country. We have a vibrant and diverse community ranging from fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives to elite professional athletes. The common denominator across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of November we've selected Nan Greer Crowley. Nan is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program. You can read about our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Nan Greer Crowley What city were you born in I was born in New York, NY. I went to school in Boston and I have family in Pittsburgh. What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc) When I am not at the Athletic Lab, I work for Flow MINI, the MINI Cooper Dealership in Raleigh. I am called a MINI Motoring Advisor and I am also the MINI Genius. My husband and I moved here from the North Shore of Boston about 4.5 years ago. I haven’t had too much time for hobbies other than exercise. My priorities are my husband and my children. Chris and I spend our time off together having breakfast and dinner, doing weekend chores, and, during the season, watching the NFL games. We’ve two mostly grown children in their early 20s; our daughter is at Wellesley College and our son is a carpenter in Rochester, NY. I make time for reading every day, actual books and audio books. My favorite book this year is the Code Breaker by Walter Isaccson. It’s [...]

By |2021-11-03T15:26:08-04:00November 4th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Rajesh Shriyan

Athletic Lab is one of the premier performance centers in the country. We have a vibrant and diverse community ranging from fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives to elite professional athletes. The common denominator across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of October we've selected Rajesh Shriyan. Rajesh is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program. You can read about our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Rajesh Shriyan What city were you born in Mumbai, India What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc) I lead a team of technology architects and data/analytics specialists at NetApp. My passion is technology and building and growing teams. It keeps me motivated at work :). If I am not working out at AL, I spend most of my time hauling my kids (Tanya - 17 and Neal -15) to soccer and volleyball games and practices. Whatever limited time we get, we love to travel for leisure. I am a big NFL fan and enjoy following my west coast team from here.... #RAIDERS4LIFE My hobbies include driving fast cars and enjoying/collecting bourbon :). What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite I am down for Squats anytime. Nightmare scenario: Carpet crawlers (Heavy sled push) combined with running. Rajesh and family at the Charles Bridge in Prague What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training I started working out at The Lab about 8+ years ago. It started with a visit to the [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:35:53-04:00October 13th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Barreto Family

Athletic Lab is one of the top performance centers in the country. We have a vibrant and diverse community ranging from fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives to elite professional athletes. The common denominator across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of September we've selected the entire Baretto Family. The Baretto's are long time members of the Athletic Lab community. You can read about our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name's: Luis R. (Dad), Milena (Mom), Luis M.(29), Maria (24), Alejandro (22), Sabrina (20) What city were you born in All of us were born in Caracas, Venezuela, except for the youngest, Sabrina, who was born locally right here in Cary. She's the only one who can become president, but lord save us if that ever happens. What's your least favorite exercise? Favorite Exercise Collectively we hate burpees, which is probably a shared sentiment among the masses. I imagine there are some out there who enjoy them, but we've yet to meet them as we tend to avoid running into masochists. In terms of favorite exercises, some of us are weightlifting lovers, some of us enjoy a good rowing exercise though Luis M. will say he loves anything that allows him to act like a monkey as you'll see him frequently hanging on bars for no reason. What do you all do when you're not at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies) While the setting may vary — from snuggling with a book on the couch, to watching movies, to playing video games, to trying [...]

By |2021-09-28T17:04:21-04:00September 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Jeff Smith

Athletic Lab is one of the premier performance centers in the country. We are trusted by professional and elite athletes as well as fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives. One of our greatest strengths is our vibrant and diverse community. The common thread across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of August, we've selected Jeff Smith. Jeff is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program. Jeff was recently the top fund raiser in our WOD for Inclusion event. He raised as over $1,200 for Special Olympics North Carolina. You can read about our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Jeff Smith What city were you born in Born and raised in Summersville, WV - about 20 minutes from the newest National Park, The New River Gorge. What's your least favorite exercise? Favorite Exercise Least favorite, snatches. Although I like OH squats! Favorites: rowing, sled pushes, deadlifts What do you do when you're not at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies) Hiking with my wife, doing house projects, formerly traveling the world. I may also enjoy collecting bourbon and trying new hot sauces. What motivates you to train Being part of an awesome community, staying flexible and healthy enough to keep up with my 10 and 12 year olds. Those Athletic Lab postcards pack more punch than you think!

By |2021-08-02T18:28:04-04:00August 2nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Members of the Month: Drew Daner, Brooke Dunkley & Ross Sealby

Athletic Lab is one of the premier performance centers in the country. We have a vibrant and diverse community ranging from fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives to elite professional athletes. The common denominator across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of July we've selected Drew Daner, Brooke Dunkley and Ross Sealby. Drew, Brooke and Ross are members of the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team. The three recently represented Athletic Lab at the USA Weightlifting National Championships. You can read about our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Drew Daner What city were you born in Dallas, TX What's your least favorite exercise? Favorite Exercise Lateral Lunges; Power Clean What do you do when you're not at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies) I play soccer and hangout with friends. What motivates you to train I just feel like I’m not as good or as strong as I can be yet and I feel a need to get to that place. ____________ Name: Brooke Dunkley What city were you born in  Raleigh What's your least favorite exercise? Favorite Exercise My least favorite exercise is push presses, and my favorite exercise is snatches! What do you do when you're not at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies) I’m going to be attending the NCSU honors college this fall and studying biomedical engineering. I currently waitress at a restaurant called Flying Burrito. Outside of weightlifting, I love pole vault and gymnastics! What motivates you to train I like pushing myself and seeing what I can accomplish. Competing in nationals definitely [...]

By |2021-07-16T11:51:49-04:00July 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Jack Flood

Athletic Lab is one of the premier performance centers in the country. We have a vibrant and diverse community ranging from fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives to elite professional athletes. The common denominator across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of June we've selected Jack Flood who recently competed at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in the decathlon where he scored over 8,000 points for the second time in a month and placed 9th in one of the deepest fields in US history. Jack is a member of the Athletic Lab Track Club and in 2019, represented the US in the Thorpe Cup. You can read about our previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Jack Flood What city were you born in? Blue Point, NY What's your least favorite exercise? Turkish Get-ups Favorite Exercise? Power Clean What's your proudest moment as an athlete? Breaking 8k (8,000 points in the decathlon) for the 1st time at Mount Olive. What motivates you to train?  I just want to fulfill my potential with the gifts God has bestowed unto me while inspiring others along the way.

By |2021-06-30T19:22:40-04:00June 30th, 2021|News|