The Basics of Rip Training

The Basics of Rip Training

This past July, we rolled out our newest class offering at SPIRE, TRX Rip Training! What exactly is rip training? The rip trainer is a lever bar that uses resistance from a single bungee cord to create variable resistance, focusing on rotation, core stability, control, power, balance, and coordination. What does that mean in plain english? It means you’ll practice movements that you encounter in everyday life and get stronger, prevent injury, and perform better! Getting excited for your first class? Great! Before you get rolling, here are some Rip Trainer basics you’ll need to know.

Training For Your First Ragnar

Training For Your First Ragnar

Our SPIRE Squad has been working hard all summer training for ½ marathons, marathons, and most recently the 2017 Northwoods Trail Ragnar. I will start this post by stating, I am a casual runner. My running pace is average. I have only completed two races in my life, both were charity 5Ks. Despite all of this, I ended up signing up for my first-ever Ragnar Trail Race in Northern Wisconsin…… AND I LOVED IT. Keep reading to find out how we trained and what made this such an awesome experience. 

70.3 World Championship: A Letter from Hubie

70.3 World Championship: A Letter from Hubie

Hi Gang!

Being a part of the triathlon scene for over 35 years, it has been an amazing journey to see it go from nobody knowing the word, to everybody knowing about IRONMAN. The industry has come a long way with high tech bikes and gear, nutrition, coaching and many more aspects of the sport. The coolest thing that has become of the sport is the participation and more and more people finding it to be a challenge every year, or a bucket list item. Watching this sport from the sideline and to see it grow has been phenomenal!  

TRX Rip Training

TRX Rip Training

Introducing the newest tool to the SPIRE Studio! This little black and yellow bar with a resistance cord attached to it is packed with a magnitude of abilities and benefits. Whether you're just a beginner or an elite athlete, this tool is for you! Heres the 411 on all things Rip Trainer before you head to your first class!