The Accelerate Blog

After the Tests.

If you participated in testing and also attended classes today, you may have noticed something. Instead of using platitudes like, “push harder!” during those 250m sprints, your coaches had more to go on. For example, in today’s 5am, Brandon coached athletes with specific split time goals, all based on last week’s testing. We get it....

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Testing Day 1. 2k row, pull-ups, dips

It’s test week at Accelerate Seattle and today was day 1. Before we kicked it off, a quarter of our athletes were excited, a quarter of them didn’t know what to expect and the last half were dreading it. “This isn’t about winning or getting a PR,” said Brandon. “This is about creating a baseline...

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How to Stop Exercising and Start Training. Step 1. Test Yourself.

When you decide to approach your workout routine as training vs. exercise, there is one thing that is super important. Testing. It sounds boring, and sometimes it is boring. But here’s the thing, testing is what will drive you to blast through plateaus and get to the next level of performance and body composition. If...

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Stop Exercising. Start Training.

At the park yesterday with all the kiddos, we spotted a 12 year-old boy sporting a black Nike t-shirt with this slogan, “STOP Exercising, START Training.” Good for him that he already gets it because many people, in their 20s, 30s, 40, and beyond are still slogging away at ‘exercise’ not realizing it’s doing very...

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May is For Lifting Heavy Sh*t

At Accelerate Seattle, we approach strength training a little differently than other studios. All of our programming is backed by science and research, with performance and results at the top of the priority list. In May, the Strength Performance Training (SPT) classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays will focus on heavy weight training so we...

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Pre-workout. Fact, Fiction or Overblown Nonsense Claim?

There are so many claims about supplements and pre-workouts. It becomes difficult to differentiate between real science and bro science, the science of good marketing and sales tactics. There are some simple and easy things you can do to improve performance. Consume a balanced meal containing about 30g of carbs 1-2 hours before training. Stay...

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Don’t Drop Your Weights, Bro.

Why the toughest gym in Seattle cares how you drop your weights.

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Attn: Runners. Get a PR and the Booty of Your Dreams.

At Accelerate, we don’t have treadmills yet, but at least half of our athletes are competitive runners. And most of them, since starting with Accelerate, have PR’d in at least one race. How is that possible? First of all, let’s be honest with their motivations. Many of our running-loving Accelerate athletes are there to improve...

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Equal Pay is No April Fools Joke.

Hey ladies. April at Accelerate is all about about our female athletes. Women make (on average) 92% of men doing similar work. This month, to support the goal of equal pay, all female Accelerate athletes on the 8x/month or unlimited plans will receive an 8% discount on April dues. Our female coaches will get an...

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Ready for More (results)? Now offering nutrition.

For the past few months, we’ve been beta testing a private nutrition group on Facebook with a small set of members. After months of messing with the format, we are ready to roll this out to our community. We know that nutrition is a cornerstone of results, and we are committed to nutritional offerings that...

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After the Tests.

If you participated in testing and also attended classes today, you may have noticed something. Instead of using platitudes like, “push harder!” during those 250m sprints, your coaches had more to go on. For example, in today’s 5am, Brandon coached athletes with specific split time goals, all based on last week’s testing. We get it....

Read More...

Testing Day 1. 2k row, pull-ups, dips

It’s test week at Accelerate Seattle and today was day 1. Before we kicked it off, a quarter of our athletes were excited, a quarter of them didn’t know what to expect and the last half were dreading it. “This isn’t about winning or getting a PR,” said Brandon. “This is about creating a baseline...

Read More...

How to Stop Exercising and Start Training. Step 1. Test Yourself.

When you decide to approach your workout routine as training vs. exercise, there is one thing that is super important. Testing. It sounds boring, and sometimes it is boring. But here’s the thing, testing is what will drive you to blast through plateaus and get to the next level of performance and body composition. If...

Read More...

Stop Exercising. Start Training.

At the park yesterday with all the kiddos, we spotted a 12 year-old boy sporting a black Nike t-shirt with this slogan, “STOP Exercising, START Training.” Good for him that he already gets it because many people, in their 20s, 30s, 40, and beyond are still slogging away at ‘exercise’ not realizing it’s doing very...

Read More...

May is For Lifting Heavy Sh*t

At Accelerate Seattle, we approach strength training a little differently than other studios. All of our programming is backed by science and research, with performance and results at the top of the priority list. In May, the Strength Performance Training (SPT) classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays will focus on heavy weight training so we...

Read More...

Pre-workout. Fact, Fiction or Overblown Nonsense Claim?

There are so many claims about supplements and pre-workouts. It becomes difficult to differentiate between real science and bro science, the science of good marketing and sales tactics. There are some simple and easy things you can do to improve performance. Consume a balanced meal containing about 30g of carbs 1-2 hours before training. Stay...

Read More...

Don’t Drop Your Weights, Bro.

Why the toughest gym in Seattle cares how you drop your weights.

Read More...

Attn: Runners. Get a PR and the Booty of Your Dreams.

At Accelerate, we don’t have treadmills yet, but at least half of our athletes are competitive runners. And most of them, since starting with Accelerate, have PR’d in at least one race. How is that possible? First of all, let’s be honest with their motivations. Many of our running-loving Accelerate athletes are there to improve...

Read More...

Equal Pay is No April Fools Joke.

Hey ladies. April at Accelerate is all about about our female athletes. Women make (on average) 92% of men doing similar work. This month, to support the goal of equal pay, all female Accelerate athletes on the 8x/month or unlimited plans will receive an 8% discount on April dues. Our female coaches will get an...

Read More...

Ready for More (results)? Now offering nutrition.

For the past few months, we’ve been beta testing a private nutrition group on Facebook with a small set of members. After months of messing with the format, we are ready to roll this out to our community. We know that nutrition is a cornerstone of results, and we are committed to nutritional offerings that...

Read More...