Jan. 15-18, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida

contact: Frank DiMeo (941)228-8341

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome to sunny Sarasota, Florida!

your event host
incredible Siesta Key Beach
our Marina
beautiful Sarasota Bayfront Park

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Frank DiMeo--Instructor/event coordinator

Frank DiMeo is the owner of CrossFit Gulf Coast, aka the Cave, and is an experienced coach, speaker, author, fitness advocate, and seminar presenter. Here's a list of his qualifications--
Instructor Courses:
Underground Strength Coach Level-1, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit KettlebellLevel-1, NSCA-CPT, USAW Club Coach, Battling Ropes Level-1
Frank has also completed:
Dave Schmitz Reactive Resistance Band Workshop
Mike Mahler Level-1 Kettlebell Seminar
Kettlbell Concepts Level-1 Seminar
Tom Mitchell Strongman Basics
Logan Christopher/Bud Jeffries/Ryan Pitts
/Eric Guttmann/Dru Patrick: Super Human Training Workshops #2 & #3

Former SSG with U.S. Army Paratroopers
Over 25 years martial arts experience
Pioneered a  full-contact fight club in 1974

His goal is to provide the most effective training possible drawing from his own experience and that of other dedicated trainers/ coaches.

  • January 16, 2014
  • Wednesday 9am-1 pm
  • Introduction/orientation
  • First block of training

Improving your pull-ups
You'll hear a lot about fitness for "baby boomers" these days, and much of it is garbage!
I hate to see very capable people in their sixties being "trained" by so-called "personal trainers" who don't have a clue about what truly can be achieved by those in this age group.
I'm 63 years old, I know what I can do and what many others can do with the right kind of training.
It's much more than doing bicep curls with a 5lb dumbbells (and having a spotter for it, no less)!
In this block of instruction you'll learn how to really train these folks, who I choose to call master athletes, not baby boomers.
If you are a trainer or a coach, you'll learn how to program for serious strength gains for your clients.
If you are a master athlete, you'll learn what you are truly capable of in a "hands-on" setting.
Safety is always important, as is correct technique, but so is loading.
Many people train much to light, to the point of being rediculous.
Learn how to train master athletes from someone who actually is one!

  • January 16, 2014
  • Wednesday 2-6 pm

How to train Master Athletes

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Noah Jeffries--Instructor


Noah has been coached in Strongman training throughout his life by his Dad, Bud Jeffries. His level of experience and knowledge are well beyond his years. 
Noah is crazy strong and will share insights about

Mental Bio-Locks - A system of reprogramming your mind for training and life success:  

Mental Bio-Locks is the process of teaching yourself how to think while training.  This is transferable to other areas of life and revolves off a system of mental tricks to make your body do what you intend for it to do instead of its instinctive path.  In short - everyone wants to be a race car driver, but the big mistake they make is spending all of their time working on their car instead of learning of how to drive.  You can have the fastest car in the world, but if you don't know how to drive it chances are, someone who knows how to drive will beat you in a Prius and you yourself will crash and burn.

  • January 17, 2014
  • Thursday 9 am-1pm

Mental Bio-Locks

Short Steel Bending and Scrolling to build phenomenal grips for martial arts and functional strength. Short steel bending is a great way to visibly monitor your gains in wrist, hand and grip strength.  Not only to monitor it, but to increase it exponentially for out of this world grip and mental focus to apply across all your training endeavors.  The gains from this type of training build a grip that is nearly impossible to break and in the martial arts world this is paramount.  From a functional strength perspective, steel bending builds hands, wrists, forearms and grip that is necessary and healthy for optimum longevity and mobility. 
  • Steel scrolling is an incredible way to train in itself.  It's essentially one long rep isometric and if you don't already do some form of cross training, which teaches you how to breath and have cardio strength while under duress, steel scrolling is a powerful way hone this skill set.  In the world of martial arts your focus is to last as long as possible with the greatest strength, hold, endurance and aerobic capacity.  Steel scrolling builds all these facets through one long isometric movement.  During this session we will have hands-on learning.  I will teach you how to focus, control, and breath-through to bending and scrolling steel even if you think it impossible.

  • January 17, 2014
  • Thursday 2-6 pm

    Steel Bending and Scrolling

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    Sue DiMeo, OTR/L--Instructor

    Sue is a very experienced medical professional and an NSCA-CPT..
    Though she  had spinal surgery and was in a body cast for a year as a teen, she has relentlessly pursued strength and conditioning.
    She has treated people with spine and head injuries, stroke patients, and many other
    physical complications. Currently she also does strength & conditioning training for people with back
    She will be teaching about training people dealing with those issues. Her instruction will cover several areas including kinesio taping, core strengthening for people with back pain, and safe but effective back exercises.
    If you or any your clients have ever said, "Ouch, my back hurts!" or "My back is killing me!"this instruction can be very helpful.

    • January 18, 2014
    • Saturday 1-4 pm

    training with back pain

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Eric Guttmann-Instructor

      Eric Guttmann is an Active Duty Naval Officer and the creator of Extreme Military Fitness. Since its inception in 2009 Extreme Military Fitness has provided effective training programs for busy professionals and gym owners worldwide, including Cross Fit Gulf Coast in Sarasota, FL. Eric’s courses and programs have received positive reviews from the likes of Bud Jeffries, Logan Christopher, and Peter Ragnar.
      Through his military experience Eric started to focus on ways to “Live as Long as You Can as Best as You Can” because when people go to war some do not return. Further, the rigors of military life also take their toll on the body and many servicemen jokingly refer to themselves as being “broken” when they take too many hard parachute jumps and injure their ankles/knees or when the rigors of flying ground many a naval aviator due to lower back problems.
      This led to focusing as much time on recovery as on training. One of the key areas he focused on was joint mobility which helped him heal a ligament sprain that was supposed to take 18 months to heal in one week. After multiple healings and multiple requests to share his mobility routine with others he created the FULL Mobility DVD and is frequently sought after in Training and Anti-Aging seminars to teach this system. Now he is incorporating Vestibular Reset drills for even greater results that make you grow younger by fixing gaps in your brain/body movement patterns.
      Eric has trained in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Chen Style Taijiquan, Hung Gar, and is a Commando Krav Maga instructor, Elite Combat Fitness Instructor, Elite Kettlebell Instructor. Eric has also received specialized military training in aviation, SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape), and Electronic Warfare.
      Eric considers himself a human guinea pig and is constantly experimenting on himself and his trainees by designing and implementing cutting edge training and restorative programs combining the best of American, Israeli, Russian, and Eastern training and healing techniques. The best of the best of these “experiments” become the books and courses that are offered at www.ericguttmann.com

      Here's what you'll learn:
      * A 15 minute vestibular reset drill incoporating Spiderman Crawls, breath holds, and an Apache training technique to rejuvenate body and mind and get you ready for anything
      * The 3 best Double KB exercises for strength and the 1 gymnastic move you can do with you kettlebells for total body mastery
      * How to use a medicine ball to explosively train your anterior chain, posterior chain, and rotational component
      * A mental toughness drill that will teach you to overcome challenges in the gym and in life

      • Jan. 18, 2014
      • Saturday 5-8pm

      Extreme Military Fitness Elite

      Sunday, November 17, 2013

      Joy Byxbee--Instructor

      I live for the unconventional-growing up in Southern California ( Long Beach) my parents encouraged me to climb trees, scramble over the cliffs at Laguna Beach, learn Japanese in kindergarten, pursue ballet and boxing at the same time-this early influence kept feeding my desire to learn more about the world around me, and how other cultures view what it is to be a warrior as well as a woman. Coaching others to get back into the art of moving well and being healthy physically as well as mentally is a natural fit for me. I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, A CF Kettlebell/Endurance coach, Striking/MMA, and an Underground Strength Coach. I own Valkyrie Conditioning, a hybrid fight training program that is in state of constant evolution through my wonderful mentors both in the world of Sport Fighting and Strength.

      • Strong Legs/ Strong Heart
      • Jan. 18, 2014
      • Saturday 9am-1pm
      Strong Legs/Strong Heart

      Tuesday, November 5, 2013

      Vince Uttermohlen--Instructor

      Vince Uttermohlen is the Director of Training and a protection specialist for Berkoot International Protection Agency. Since it's birth in 2003 Berkoot has provided training in Russian Systema, hybrid military-style fitness training, weapons and scenario training for military, law enforcement and protection specialists.
      Through the success of the type of training offered by Berkoot, Vince created and is owner and head coach of Constant Motions Protection and Fitness, LLC, a resource to offer versions of the fitness and protection training to the general public.
      Constant Motions has since become a respectable, results-driven fitness facility unlike any other and a valuable resource to the community with it's women's protection classes/seminars and KIDSAFE programs.
      Vince started training in Judo at the age of 9. With a new love of the movement, grace and technique of martial arts, Vince continually moved forward learning many different diciplines including Gung-fu, Shotokan Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Vince eventually opened and operated his own Tae Kwon Do school turning out respectable kids and medal winners in national competitions.
      Vince is also a 25-year veteran Firemedic with Sarasota County Fire Dept. Here he takes his experience and developes programs and training for firefighter fitness and tactical defensive training for fire and EMS.
      Through study of movement, application and need, Vince invented and designed a hybrid sled, affectionately known as "The Destroyer" and is currently in use in multiple gyms as well as the fire department and is hailed as the most versatile training tool on the planet.
      Vince considers himself a forever student of Russian Systema, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, mobility and their applications to the world of fitness and protection. He continues to research and network with top coaches, sport directors, sport doctors, rehab specialists and mentors to weed through the myths and propaganda and provide the best in overall health, fitness and safety. 

      • Russian exercise/breathwork 
      • Jan 17, 2014
      • Friday 2-6 pm 

      Russian exercise/breathwork

      • program design & Destroyer sled training
      •  Jan. 17, 2014
      • Friday9am-1pm

      program design/ Destroyer sled