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9:28 AM

THURSDAY NIGHT CRUCIBLE CLASS MOVING TO NEW TIME

Our Thursday night The Crucible class, led by Felix Erazo, is moving to 6:00 pm on Thursdays starting this Thursday, December 26.


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6:17 AM

HOLIDAY HOURS

Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 5:30am to 6:00pm – No Classes
Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 5:30am to 6:00pm – No Classes
Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day): 8:00am to 10:00pm – No Classes


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8:19 AM

HERE'S CHRIS'S POSTING:

Yesterday I won the Bros vs Pros Bench Press at Diamond Gym. I did 225lbs for 54 reps, matching the all time record. Went up against many competitors including IFBB Pro Akim Williams, last years champ Dylan Williamson who flew in from Fl, and a couple huge guys that weighed 370lbs and 400lbs. After having shoulder surgery in March and not being able to lift for most of this year, it's a great feeling to be back in the game. I will be back next time to crush 54 reps. Thanks Frank Cappuccio, Kaan Erpanur, Ron and Kathy Wnek for coming out and to everyone who watched online to support. My lift is at about 46:10 and my win at 1:11:00. (See our Facebook page for the link to the video)

 


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6:04 AM

WHIPPANY ATHLETIC CLUB POWERLIFTERS AT 2013 USAPL AMERICAN OPEN

Kristen & Kathie American Open 2
Ray Padilla, Kristen Richardson and Kathie White of Whippany Athletic Club competed last weekend at the 2013 USAPL American Open Powerlifting Championships in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Ray placed second in a field of 11 lifters in the Raw 181 Open division with a 507lb squat, a 270lb bench and a 575lb deadlift for a total of 1352lb! Congratulations, Ray! Kristen, lifting in her first meet, placed second among 7 lifters in the Raw 165 Open division with a 242lb squat, a 132lb bench and a 303lb deadlift for a total of 678lb. Great lifting, Kristen! Kathie competed in the Raw 132 Masters 3 (age 60 to 69) division with a 176lb squat, a 126lb bench and a 264lb deadlift for a total of 568lb. Her deadlift and total were new American records for her division! Thanks to coach Southern Mike for his help in preparing for and at the meet.

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11:12 AM

WHIPPANY ATHLETIC CLUB CONQUERS MT EVEREST!

WAC on Mt Everest
Member Tom O’Connell has reached base camp on Mt. Everest. His climb for Making Headway Foundation, partially sponsored by Whippany Athletic Club, has been successful. Here’s a picture of him at Mt. Everest base camp wearing his Whippany Athletic Club t-shirt!

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8:33 PM

THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS AND CLASSES

Monday and Tuesday, Nov 25 – 26 – Regular hours and classes

Wednesday, Nov 27 – 5:30AM to 9:00PM (6:30PM Co-ed Boxing is cancelled)

Thursday, Nov 28, Thanksgiving Day – 6:30AM to Noon (Special Co-ed Boxing Class at 10:00AM, no other classes)

Friday, Nov 29 – 6:30AM to 8:00PM (No classes)

Saturday and Sunday, Nov 30 – Dec 1 – Regular hours and classes


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12:20 PM

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU 101: FUNDAMENTALS OFFERED ON TUESDAYS AT 5:30PM

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101: Fundamentals will be offered on Tuesday nights at 5:30pm starting this Tuesday, November 5.  This week the class will be open to all members, basic or full, or to non-members during their free trial week.  The Sunday class at 10:00am will continue to be held also. 


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9:34 AM

KICKBOXING WITH KRISTEN IS MOVING TO MONDAY AT 5:30PM!

We’re moving the Kickboxing class to Monday nights at 5:30pm.  The 9:30am Thursday Kickboxing class will no longer be held.  Come in Monday night and give Kickboxing a try! Next Monday's Kickboxing class will be open to full and basic members as well as non-members during their free trial week.


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9:29 AM

Many of you have seen member Tom O’Connell training at the gym for his upcoming climb to basecamp at Mt. Everest.  Tom is requesting contributions for his climb in support of the Making Headway Foundation, which provides care and research for children and their families afflicted by brain and spinal tumors. Whippany Athletic Club has contributed $100 to this effort. To contribute to this important work, please go to https://mkghdwyf.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/FundraisingforMakingHeadway/PersonalFundraiserSignupFundraising/tabid/474496/Default.aspx?joinme=28713

This will be Tom’s third climb for charity.  In 2010, Tom traveled to southern Argentina to climb Mt. Aconcagua, which is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere.  For that climb, he partnered with a group called Impact a Hero, which provides support for wounded servicemen and women and their families.  At that time the Veterans Administration was refusing to provide moneys to have a Christmas party for injured soldiers & families at Brooks Army Medical Hospital and Walter Reed Hospital.  With the help of folks at Fox & Friends, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Commissioner Tom Von Essen and Jimmie Johnson, they were able to reach a nationwide audience and raise $20,000 for this great cause.  In 2012, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, outside the capital city Moshi.  Working in conjunction with Claudio Reyna Foundation (CRF, where he serves on the Board of Directors), he raised money for CRF and for Amani House, an orphanage in Moshi.  CRF through the sport of soccer (The Beautiful Game) helps provide inner city children with educational, healthcare and nutritional opportunities.  He personally visited Amani House when he arrived in Africa, along with a duffle bag full of soccer equipment and uniforms as well as much needed funds. Tom said “meeting all those kids and seeing their faces light up when I poured about a half dozen soccer balls onto their field was one of the sweetest memorable moments I’ll ever have.” 

Tom would appreciate any financial support for Making Headway Foundation that you can provide. Please feel free to pass this on to anybody you think may also be able and willing to help in this endeavor.


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2:54 PM

Barry Hyman Named 2013 Amateur Official of the Year!

In recognition of his distinguished career as judge and referee, boxing coach Barry Hyman has been named 2013 Amateur Official of the Year by the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Inc.!  Congratulations, Barry!


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