The Definitive Resource in Progressive Endurance Training
You would think the head coach would have his bio up...
Isis Hargrave was turned on to the world of endurance shortly after meeting her husband Lee while he was training for the 2006 Chicago Marathon. She was in awe of his determination and hard work leading her to delve into running. Since then, Isis has ran in many races ranging from 5k’s to marathons as Lee as her coach, together going by the alias of The Running Couple. Still inspired by her husband, she has taken her passion for fitness to the next level by becoming certified in CrossFit and Newton Natural Running.
“Nothing makes me happier than being able to live out my passion with my family at enduraLAB. I am so honored to be able to take the journey to life long endurance with our members.” - Isis
Ashley moved to Texas in July of 2012. She comes from Indiana, where she was a trainer and coach for six years. As a certified fitness specialist and level one certified CrossFit trainer, she’s spent the past several years working with clients on an individual, team and group basis. Ashley studied Olympic lifting with a mentor before pursuing her CrossFit certification, which gave her addition tools for training with intensity.
With a well-rounded athletic background, her personal knowledge of athletics and training is how she reaches and inspires who she works with. Starting with gymnastics at the age of five where she learned from a young age the importance of body mechanics and awareness. She seeks to help you understand how your body works; giving you the principals for building a solid foundation that can reach new heights. She was an athlete in track, volleyball and softball all throughout her high school years, collegiate cheerleader and later added a strong background in CrossFit and Baptiste Power Yoga.
Rachel has been running since she was three and her dad found her warming up on the UTA track with the 400m runners at their invitational. About a hundred track meets and two Texas state titles later she found myself walking on to TCU’s cross country team. But nothing would prepare her for the training or countless injuries in the four years ahead.
In the spring semester of Rachel’s senior year of college and after countless visits to trainers, sports doctors, and specialists and two cortisone shots she decided to leave the D1 cross country and track and field teams. Medicine and typical training were no longer going to work. At this point, she had no hope of ever competing again. All the doctors she visited gave up on her and even told her to stop running and start biking.
Enter enduraLAB! Rachel embraced her injuries as abnormalities and decided to believe that she is not “broken;” enduraLAB has not only aided in healing her physically but also mentally and emotionally. Everyday Rachel spend at enduraLAB is a day that she learns something new: about herself, about the human body and most importantly about the resilient nature of the human spirit.
Jack is currently in training to be a future coach at the LAB. He got a head start by being out at the track with the athletes at the age of four weeks. While he can squat better than anyone around, we still don't let him run around with sharp objects.
Running has always been constant in John’s life. His problem though became his lack of knowledge when it came to running. He thought running was just something that one does: no thoughts, no process, or no skills required but built on determination to push beyond his comfort level in training.
Through middle school, high school, and part of college, he trained hard on average running 60 to 95 miles a week plus weight training. All John knew was what his coaches, family members or friends taught him. But most of those influencing his running had gained incorrect knowledge from the ones before them and those before them as well. John decided to stop the cycle of incorrect knowledge - it wasn’t working.
John discovered that running is a learned skill. It is something the human body is designed to do. He believes we need to allow our bodies to operate naturally without constraints that inhibit the body's mechanics. By learning these new concepts and applying them, John has progressed exponentially in not only his form and technique, but also his training (supplemented with cross training) in general. These improvements have allowed him to accomplish goals he thought were unattainable in both his running and triathlon training.