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Lets take a minute to recognize a few of our members and employees for their hard work and dedication. We had a number of Lab Rats represent us in both local and national competitions.

National Physique Committee PINKMuscleFEST

Siva Avaaru

Siva Avaaru competed in the 2nd Annual NPC PINKMuscleFEST at the St. Charles Convention Center on October 3. He won first place in Novice Men’s Physique Class A, second place for Novice Men’s Physique Overall and fourth place Men’s Physique Open. 

IRONMAN Louisville    

Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith finished the 2015 Louisville IRONMAN in 15 hours, 38 minutes and 56 seconds. That’s 140.6 miles that included a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.

Crossfit Festivus Games

Evie Garren John Land Phuong Nguyen
Congratulations to Melissa Chonos, Evie Garren, John Land and Phuong Nguyen for finishing the Crossfit Festivus Games. The competition takes place at multiple gyms around the country. John Land took fourth place in the Male Intermediate Division, Evie Garren took 11th
Melissa Chonos
and Phuong Nguyen 24th in the Female Novice Division at Crossfit St. Charles competition. Melissa Chonos competed at J5 Crossfit and finished 151 out of 349 Female Masters Class nationwide. 

USAPL Raw Nationals

Chris Thacker
Chris Cholley, Drew Thompson and Drew Thompson all competed at  USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals in Scranton October 16 – 18. Around 1147 lifters from across the country qualified to compete at Raw Nationals. Chris Cholley had a PR performance 
Chris Cholley
hitting 250 kg on his squats, 155 kg on benchpress and 235 kg on deadlifts. This was his second USAPL competition and he competed in the 120+ kg open weight class. Chris Thacker finished 13 out of 165 lifters competing in the 105 kg open weight class. He hit 270 kg on his squats 
Drew Thompson
with a close miss on 285 kg, 175 kg on benchpress and 275 kg on deadlifts. Drew Thompson finished 15 out of 63 lifters in the 83 kg open weight class. He hit 230 kg on his squats,170 kg on his benchpress and 240 kg on his deadlifts. Chris Thacker and Drew Thompson qualified for the Arnold Classic with their scores.

Marine Corps Marathon

Rachel Kleinpeter
Lab Gym personal training client, Rachel Kleinpeter ran the Marine Corps Marathon on October 25 in Arlington, Va. Rachel’s been training with Andrew since May, shortly after completing right after completing the St. Louis Rock N’ Roll marathon. Her training is  helping improve all over strength. Rachel drastically improved her time and finished in 4:17:58. That beat her previous her previous time of 5:05:13. Congratulations on completing 26.2 miles!