Behold, a quick peek at Wolf Strength and Conditioning’s new home: Crossfit Solace. Solace is a world class facility, and probably the only place in Manhattan where crossfit, olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, yoga, and general strength and conditioning can all be trained for under one roof while under the tutelage of experienced coaches in each area.
I’m both proud and extremely happy to call Crossfit Solace my new home. The services I’ll be offering there are as follows:
1. Solace Strong: A recurring 8 week barbell-based dedicated strength cycle, utilizing the Starting Strength model of lifting. Culminates at the end of every ~8 week cycle in a Strengthlifting/CrossFit Total event where all members of the cycle can test their 1RMs in a fun, informal meet-like setting.
2. Semi-Private Personal Training: personalized programming and coaching in small groups of 2-4 trainees at a time. Available for anywhere between 2-4 recurring sessions per week.
3. Private Lessons/Personal Training: One-on-one, fully focused on you. This option is great for someone brand new to the lifts, or who wants a very focused session with the opportunity to ask programming or mechanics/form questions between sets, or someone for whom athletics and physical activity have always been a challenge.
4. Semi-Private Starting Strength/Barbell Training Events: Held approximately monthly on a weekend day, this is also a small group of 2-4, but in a non-recurring format. Spend 3 hours receiving coaching on the barbell lifts. Similar to the SS Training Camps below, but focused on multiple lifts, and in a smaller group format so each trainee can receive more individualized attention and focus.
5. Starting Strength Training Camps: Training camps are one-day events where the focus is on improving your performance under the bar. Camps focus on the squat, presses (press and/or bench press) or pulls (deadlift and power clean/power snatch). Each camp begins with a lecture focused on the basics of the movement, followed by a platform session where participants receive coaching through their warm up and work sets. Through the entire process, attendees learn the hallmarks of properly executed movements and how they should look and feel when they are performed correctly. Camps finish with question and answer sessions, programming discussion, and how to identify and correct common technical problems. Whether you are just starting out with strength training, struggling with the basics of the lifts, or looking to polish your technique and understanding of these movements, you will come away with valuable insights and experience to benefit your training.