Frank DiMeo is the owner of CrossFit
Gulf Coast, aka the Cave, and is an experienced coach,
speaker, author, fitness advocate, and seminar
Here's a list of his qualifications--
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
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
First block of training
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!
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
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.
Sue is a very experienced medical professional and an NSCA-CPT..
Though she had spinalsurgery 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 problems.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.