If you were to ask most people why they first got into fitness, I bet many would say to lose weight and get toned. I know that is the reason I began back in the day. I wanted to lose fat and get better arms to improve my self esteem and attract girls! And following a sound exercise routine combined with good nutrition will definitely get you that effect, if you are on the right routine that is (and if not, hit me up to get on the right one for you). Looking better naked isn’t the only benefit to resistance training though. In fact, possibly the best benefit is getting stronger. There are 3 excellent reasons I can think of as to why everyone, including 12 year old kids and 80 year old grandmas and everyone in between should want to be strong.
Rivers and bridges are just a couple of things that make Beaver County unique.
There’s a sense of pride and community here that I haven’t seen in a lot of other places. It would be almost criminal not to take advantage of all that BC has to offer.
That’s one of the reasons we have partnered with BVR Boardshop this Summer to offer Stand up Paddleboard Yoga. We wanted to keep the beginner in mind while offering slow, floating flows on Saturday mornings starting June 1st 9am til approx. 10:30am.
SouLift was recently voted into the Top 3 of Yoga experiences around by readers of the Beaver County Times 2019. (Best of the Valley winners have not been announced yet as of this writing)
Enjoy a morning of SUP and Yoga on a quiet stretch of the Beaver River with Yogi Polly Brown.
There will be a short lesson on paddleboarding and safety then afterward a short paddle to a quiet location for some beginner style Vinyasa flow.
WHERE: BVR Boardshop (below the old Jeffries Landing)
WHEN: June Schedule: Saturdays- 1st,8th,15th,22nd. July Scheduled to be announced.
SUP rental + Yoga: 35$
SAVE with a 5 Class Pass!
**THERE IS A 15 PERSON LIMIT FOR EACH CLASS**
*In the event of bad weather Yoga will be held at SouLift Fitness . Our NEW location is near the Boardshop in Bridgewater at 1445 Market Street 15009.
This thing began as a love for chili, especially on those colder days. What was once just a small effort for change has evolved into a lasting movement to foster more than ourselves by supporting our community. 2019 is looking to be a great year for SouLift Fitness, the Chili Cook-off, and especially the Beaver County Humane Society! Based on our success the last couple of years, our goal this time is to raise $3000!
Life is generally better with a solid teammate. In gym or life, having a partner who inspires you, motivates you, pushes you to do your best even when you aren’t “feeling it” that day, a constant spotter who helps you get that last rep out even when you’re still shaking from that last set.
This month SouLift Celebrates training and life partners Kristin and Todd Clayton.
SouLift Celebrates: Jessie Črnjarič
Jessie can be quiet but her presence fills the room. She doesn’t need to say much but you know she’s there.
When we first met she was shy. Her active lifestyle has always kept her reasonably fit but she knew that building strength would help her be able to do even more with more ease. As her strength grows, so does her capability to do more of the things she loves.
Jessie is the mother of 2 boys, owner of Foster Design Studio and is the in-house photographer and a creative consultant for SouLift Fitness.
State your Name and/or Nickname please
Words to live by?
Do it anyway.
What is your fitness background?
High school swimmer (20 years ago) and just generally active.
How long have you been training at SouLift Fitness?
3 years, maybe
Take us back to your first day at SouLift… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
It’s always hard.
What’s your favorite part of SouLift?
The people. I am profoundly grateful to have met so many strong, amazing and unique people.
What is your cheat meal go to?
Pepsi. I deprive myself of Pepsi, but I love Pepsi.
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
Squats, burpees, RDL, burpees, split squats, burpees, BB rollout, pull-ups
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I am happiest in nature.
Current Training Goals/PRs?
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
Doing really fun things like stand-up paddle boarding, hiking and rock climbing.
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
My first headstand at yoga.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of gym time?
I like movement and I see beauty in everything— SUP, hiking, yoga, rock climbing, photography, destination camping. I also love seeing what other people have created in art and architecture.
Thank you Jessie for being with us. We love you!
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SouLift Coaches Jenifer Kendall, Dana Evans and Joshua Martin competed Saturday at the 2nd Annual Veterans Lift-A-Thon at St. Clair Crossfit in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Other members of the team included Noelle Haswell, Tina Harkin and Jason Randle.
Organized by The Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA, the powerlifting meet consisted of 4 events. Overhead Press, Deadlift, Bench Press and Squat.
Led by Dan Blevin, VLP's mission was to raise $10,000 for homeless veterans. Not only did they meet the 10k mark but surpassed it! Our team raised a total of $1,447.
Here are the final results:
Jenifer: DL- 285#, OP- 95#, Sq- 250, BP- 130#
Dana: DL- 280#, OP- 80#, Sq- 230#, BP- 120#
Joshua: DL- 455#, OP- 185#, Sq- 435#, BP- 275#
Noelle: DL- 255#, OP- 70#, Sq- 205#, BP- 125#
Tina: DL- 195#, OP- 70#, Sq- 140#, BP- 90#
Jason: DL- 340#, OP- 155#, Sq- 280#, BP- 200#
Everyone added weight to their personal bests.
It's been a long Winter.
We have spent the time plotting and planning to bring an epic fitness experience to the community this Spring and Summer.
Nominations have begun for The Best of the Valley 2018
It's not easy being a small business. We are grateful to be in a community that so strongly supports it's small business and local economy. Thank you! If we've helped make a positive impact in your life please consider nominating SouLift Fitness again this year for the Best of the Valley. It takes a second. Go to Health/Beauty and click Gym/Fitness center.
Here's what's new!: Be sure to read through! Exciting news ahead..
The NEXT 6 WEEK WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE STARTS APRIL 14th! The first one was a BLAST!
I couldn't believe the results..
-Lexi lost 25lbs
- Kim lost 15lbs
As did so many others!! We also GAINED habits that will help us for the rest of our lives. Please consider joining our Team SouLift for the next Whole Life Challenge that begins April 14th. The concept is a simple one. Practice 7 daily habits the best that you can for 6 weeks and score yourself daily. YOU choose your level of commitment. YOU choose your own parameters. Watch this quick video to learn more.
Join TEAM SOULIFT HERE: http://www.whole.lc/wlc1804/pt/soulift
Punch Cards are HERE! By demand we now offer 10 class punch cards. Cards are 150$ and allow you to attend any class on the schedule (after assessment). Card expires 3 months after purchase. If commitment isn't your thing then this a great opportunity for you to come see why SouLift Fitness is the best around.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-504-6992. These make great gifts as well!
Sunday March 18th Team SouLift will again be competing in The 19th Annual Pittsburgh Monster Meet! Location is at Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Regency
This is a stellar event and the largest Powerlifting meet in the area. Come spend the day watching amazing feats of strength from the strongest people our area has to offer. This will be our 3rd Monster Meet participation. It's always a blast!
Saturday March 24th at 5-9pm is The SouLift 2nd Annual Chil Cook-Off for a Cause! Again we are raising money for the Beaver County Humane Society! Last year we raised 500$. This year we hope to double that! 20$ to enter your chili- 5$ entry to taste and we vote with dollar bills so bring cash! The Chili with the most dollars wins the coveted trophy. More info HERE.
Chili cook-off is held at Midland VFW- 700 Midland Ave
Saturday March 31st a few of our strongest ladies will be competing in The Veterans Lift-a-Thon Fundraising meet sponsored by Cocoa Elite. Meet will be held at CrossFit St Clair/ Fitness, 1341 McLaughlin Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Our team has been training hard! If you wish to donate just click this link- https://www.classy.org/team/147669
Every bit helps!
FitCamp Season is almost here! We will begin April 30th We have made some changes and also added a SECOND LOCATION!
Details to come so STAY TUNED!!
- Free Community Saturday Workouts in the Park will be announced soon!
- Transformation Contest!
- By long demand we are developing a Kids Program!
- AND MORE!!
It's going to be an awesome Spring and Summer and I hope you join us for some of these great events! Come be a part of the family..
Dedicated to your success,
David and the SouLift Family