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Dating in the Gym

Dating in the Gym

By Kaitlin Young I‘ve spent the majority of my time in various gyms over the past 20 years. There wasn’t a single gym that didn’t have people dating, even if it was “prohibited”. Private relationships are far too difficult to control. We have a room full of people...

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What I’ve learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What I’ve learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elisabeth Clay  Note: the opinions shared within this pieces are those of Elisabeth Clay and do not necessarily reflect those of Zebra Athletics.  As we deal with all of the craziness around us during the last month, it seems that we are daily having to re-evaluate...

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The Traits That Make Ideal Training Partners

The Traits That Make Ideal Training Partners

By Elisabeth Clay  When you first start training, everyone is better than you, for the most part. The aspect to training that should receive the largest focus is having an exceptional professor to teach you correct technique. As you learn and grow in the sport, the...

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Showing Appreciation for Our Dedicated Team

Showing Appreciation for Our Dedicated Team

By Kyle Fisher As the President of Zebra Athletics, one of the best parts of my job is working with my team. I can openly admit that throughout my management career I have struggled to adequately show my appreciation for my staff, but as we take time out this month to...

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Martial Arts Mat Layout Options for Any Facility

Martial Arts Mat Layout Options for Any Facility

When it comes to designing your MMA or martial arts facility, the fun part is realizing that you get to decide where everything goes, and how it all looks. The space you make for your martial arts mats is a key part of the design of your entire facility. Each gym...

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Instruments, Not Ornaments: Body Image and Sport

Instruments, Not Ornaments: Body Image and Sport

By Kaitlin Young My first job out of college was working as a strength and conditioning coach at a volleyball club. I trained 272 girls from ages 11-18. Being so close in age to them was both a help and a hinderance, but there were many lessons to be taken from my...

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Make the Winter Blahs Work for Your Gym

Make the Winter Blahs Work for Your Gym

No matter which part of the country you live in, by the end of February, most of us will be tired of the colder weather and cloudy skies. Cooler temps and shorter days keep us inside more often during the winter and severely limit our activities. As a gym owner, you...

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