5 Reasons You'll Want To Do a Boot Camp at enduraLAB

Not all boot camps are created equal. With New Year resolutions being made and the rising popularity of HIIT bodyweight training, more and more boot camps are popping up. We stand behind our boot camp and believe that our product stands out in the growing fitness arena of Fort Worth. Here are five reasons we think your next boot camp should be at enduraLAB. 

  1. NO HIDDEN EXPENSES: We provide everything that you need for the change you're desiring. All YOU have to do is show up in workout gear and shoes. It's that simple. Plus, you'll get way more than just a workout. You'll get before and after body composition measurements, a simple nutrition plan to compliment the workouts and personalized attention from our highly-skilled and inspiring coaches!

  2. FACILITY: enduraLAB is located in the heart of Fort Worth's West 7th area in a 4200 sqft, environmental controlled gym. That means while everyone else is freezing in the park or soaked from the rain, you'll still be focused on achieving your goals inside a clean and comfortable gym. And with two shower rooms available, you'll be able to get ready for work or a night out on the town right from the LAB.
  3. PERSONALIZED ATTENTION: We limit the amount of bootcamp registrations to ensure you get the individual attention you deserve. No more being lost in a sea of athletes trying to figure out how to perform a "flying burpee". The smaller classes allow our coaches to offer timely tips and corrections to ensure you are safe and you get the most out of every session. 

  4. COMMUNITY: The enduraLAB Boot Camp is a great way to get fit while having fun in a supportive atmosphere. Being surrounded by like-minded, motivated people makes all the difference in staying consistent with training, which leads to real and sustainable results.

  5. OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE YOUR TRAINING: We are not JUST a boot Camp. Whether you want to run your first half marathon or advance your strength training, we have additional programs at enduraLAB to help reach your goals. After completing the bootcamp you'll have a chance to sit down with your coach to discuss your goals and decide what programs are best for you.


How To Rock Your 2016 By Not Focusing On Resolutions

With less than a week left in 2015, it is a great time to start thinking about goals and associated plans for 2016. While goals and resolutions are great for motivational purposes, the practice of focusing solely on these usually leads to failure. It's why so many find it difficult to achieve their resolutions. Working towards a huge task without focusing on the systems that actually get results.  At enduraLAB we believe on simplifying your goals and resolutions into systems of daily/weekly/monthly practices. They're easier to complete, set you up for small victories and can take you to your goal and beyond. Plus, they're not as daunting or stressful!

How do we set up systems for our clients' goals at enduraLAB? Here are three steps to get you started. 

  1. Take a look back at last year and what you've learned. 2015 was a big year for us with our expansion of our business and space. We've learned a ton and plan on using that to make 2016 even better. We can't just discard our past and expect something totally different to happen this year. Understand your past...the failures, the successes...and go into your 2016 planning with that knowledge.
  2. Write down 3-5 outcome-based goals or resolutions. These could be anything. Think about what you want to achieve in 2016. Maybe it's obtaining a certain body composition number, finishing a degree or certification, running a half marathon or achieving a new standard in the back squat. Make sure that these are specific and measurable. 
  3. Now for the real magic...write down 3-5 behavioral goals that will provide the system to achieve the outcome-based goals. These are your desired daily/weekly/etc. habits that, when completed, will achieve your goals without even thinking about them. For example, if your outcome-based goal is to run a half marathon your systems may consist of laying out your running clothes and shoes each night, setting up a subscription service for supplements and setting an alarm for you to start your bedtime routine. These are the real focus for your 2016. 

Once this exercise is completed we can start working on developing the habits that will achieve your goals in 2016. We like to use Charles Duhigg’s “Habit Loop” from The Power of Habit. (A great book if you are looking for something to read over the holidays.) Developing habits takes a little time, but stick with it and you will be well on you way to rocking 2016!

We're excited for 2016 and have many great options to help you achieve your health and fitness goals; from nutrition coaching to personal "skill sessions" to bootcamps and specialty courses. Do not think about starting, just start!

Holiday Survival Guide: 3 Tips To a Healthier Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you! We hope that everyone is spending time with their loved ones and are chowing down on some amazing food. We know how committed you all are to your fitness and want to show you we are equally committed. Here are three tips to help you avoid taking too many steps back and ensure a quick recovery into your fitness routine.

Top 3 Thanksgiving Survival Tips:

  1. Don’t forget to move. Schedule an activity that involves at least 30 minutes of movement on Thanksgiving. Whether is this your local Turkey Trot or a family workout in your living room, you must get your body moving on the day of feasting.

    *If you are in Fort Worth, enduraLAB has a post turkey day workout on Friday at 9:30am. Join us! 

  2. Be your own chef. Make and bring a few “healthy dishes” as a go-to for your big meal. There are lots of yummy things that don’t need a lot of unhealthy ingredients to be great. For example, just add grass-fed butter, salt and pepper to sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, or roasted root vegetables and you are golden!

    *During the big meal, eat slow and fill up on veggies and protein before heading to the sweets!

  3. Up your fluids. Increase your fluid intake during the day. We like our athletes to aim for 75-100% of your bodyweight in ounces. You won’t stuff yourself as much if you have a belly full of water.

    *For an extra kick, sip on green tea before you sit down and eat. Not only will you get credit for fluid intake but it also acts as an appetite suppressant.

Again, we want you to enjoy your holiday and don’t want to take the fun out of it by any means. Let’s just tweak a few things and shift the holiday tradition to something more than eating. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please share!


7 Reasons You Need a Personal Trainer

Everyone who walks through our doors has a different sport, goal or objective...and we love that. While our Group Coaching program is designed to meet the needs of our large and varied community, when it comes to achieving specific goals, nothing beats private coaching. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, increase strength, improve technique, prepare for an event, or just prefer a more personal setting, an individually designed program equates to faster results.


  1. INDIVIDUALIZED: Your workouts can be adjusted on the spot by your coach to account for range of motion, ability, lifestyle variables, etc. This type of highly individualized programming can help target deficiencies, identify strengths and yield faster results.

  2. ACCOUNTABILITY: There is nothing more rewarding than setting a goal and achieving it. Your coach will help you do just that. Throughout your training your coach will help guide you towards your goals by listening to your feedback, assessing your progress and putting you in charge. The nature of private training brings along a the greater accountability that some clients need. 
  3. GOAL SETTING: Whatever your reasons for being here, we will help you identify specific, measurable and attainable goals. Once we have completed your initial assessment and defined your goals we can begin to design and implement your training program.

  4. NUTRITION COACHING: Nutrition is the foundation of health and performance. Your coach will help you develop your nutrition program through a solid understanding of nutrition science and experimentation to determine how foods affect your body. We'll teach you how to fuel the machine.

  5. BUILD SPECIFIC SKILL SETS: Want to perfect your double under, conquer a pull up or dial in your clean and jerk? Private coaching sessions are a great way to focus on and strengthen specific skill sets.

  6. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: Pick your coach and pick your time. Private Coaching can be scheduled anytime during business hours.

  7. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING: If you are training for a specific event your coach will tailor your program to meet the needs and demands you will see in your event or sport. This will help you gain a valuable edge over your competition.

All of our private training programs are initiated with a client goal session and movement screening. From here, your coach will design an integrated nutrition and training plan with assessment criteria and frequency to ensure that you reach your goals. Our coaches are life-long learners who have high-quality certifications and experience with producing results for every type of client. From 18 year old guys, to 65 year old women, from level 1 beginners, to level 3 pros, they can do it all. More importantly, our coaches actually care about you and doing whatever it takes to help you progress, in sport and in life.

For Private Training scheduling please contact us via email at info@enduralab.com or our online scheduling system.

The LAB Climbs Kilimanjaro

Member Post by Jo Anna Leuck

So this story starts on a sad day in February.  It was an early morning workout at the LAB where I broke the news.  “Lee, you know how I have been training for Portland, and all?  Well, I can’t go.  I have the chance to go teach at a hospital in Tanzania and climb Kilimanjaro.”  After clarifying that I was serious, and despite already training for two months, was in fact not going to run the marathon, I was quickly assured that my training could continue, just for a different goal.  And so began months and months of the poor Portland running group having to hear endless discussion about my upcoming trip and climb.  The LAB continued my endurance training through the marathon group, threw in some hill repeat runs, a hike or two, a lot of squats and lunges and trained me for the challenge of a lifetime.  

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the summit is at 19,341 feet.  All of the instruction that I received from my climbing company was that I should “train”, but that in no way was this a technical climb.  What neither myself, nor the brochure, accounted for, was three days of torrential rain and hail that turned the hike into a truly technical and brutal adventure.  I found myself clinging to slippery rocks high above the ground with muddy water pouring from above.  I forged rushing rivers that hadn’t existed the day before.  I arrived to the camp night after night, soaked to the bone, only to find my tent full of water.  

Despite an unexpectedly challenging experience, I found the refrain of “be comfortable with being uncomfortable” running through my head.  The LAB had provided me with truly functional training and I was ready for the rain, hail, floods, and the slippery climb.  Every run, squat, workout, and swing had prepared me with a strength to move onward and upwardwith a smile, despite the conditions.  

I cannot explain the exhilaration that I experienced at the summit.  There was never a point that I doubted that I was going to finish.  I credit that confidence and the accomplishment itself to the LAB and the training that I received.  Whether it is a monumental climb or just the strength the live life to the fullest, the LAB provides training for real life adventures!