Check out this behind the scenes video with Stormer and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, filmed for Sports Illustrated at our gym.
Three months ago, while having my morning coffee at my regular spot, I received a call from a man who asked for my help. He told me he’d rather meet me in person to explain his situation, which we arranged to do later that day. The only way I could describe Riaan Van Tonder, after having met him for the first time, was that he seemed wounded. Not defeated, just wounded.
I’m not big on singling out specific athletes for their achievements, but at certain times it’s warranted. Before Roark opened in February, I met Jason Brown, the Editor of Men’s Health. I was asked to come up to the MH Offices, to discuss the possibility of training him for the Men’s Health Staff Challenge. I had no idea what to expect, or what kind of ‘canvas’ I’d have to work with, but was very pleased that someone in Jason’s position would consider using an unestablished gym for such a serious assignment.
Scott Fraser Olympic lifts for the first time. Watch on his second rep how well he extends his hips, knees and ankles. Pleasure to teach.