Here is something very kick ass the crew put together from Elite FTS.
Please read below….
EliteFTS athletes know that with the right mindset, even the toughest challenges can eventually be overcome. This takes both dedication and an iron will. Only you can make yourself give up. It’s about resisting the urge to surrender, showing how strong you are, sticking together with your team, and getting everything you can out of life.
Here’s an opportunity to show yourself – and the world – what you’re really made of. I’m asking you to support a cause that’s as tough and as meaningful as Team Elite. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® is a mighty force for good in this world, and it can benefit from an extra hand or two right now.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the one true wish of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions (progressive, degenerative or malignant conditions that have placed their lives in jeopardy). They might wish to be a fireman for a day, or to visit a theme park or meet an athlete or a movie star. These are things that will enrich not only the lives of these children and their families, but often the entire community.
Elite Fitness Systems was founded and operates according to some core values that make us a particularly good match to help this wonderful organization. Many of these kids already share these same values we do, but most of them, medically speaking, are fighting impossible odds.
Some children, however, still need to develop the qualities that Team EliteFTS members have spent their lives striving to perfect – values like:
*Courage – the strength to take chances, to innovate and experiment, and to become a leader
*Empowerment – the development and achievement of a high level of self-esteem and self-actualization.
*Teamwork – the desire to work together as a group, creating an atmosphere in which everyone has a chance to contribute and achieve success
*Integrity – to live and work with trust, honesty, caring, fairness, and loyalty. These values are essential for individual growth.
*Attitude – to approach life and work with passion, a smile and a positive state of mind.
So, in the spirit of the season, I’m asking each of you to download the Team Elitefts Holiday Tips (e-Book) and see your donation of at least $10 or more go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Central Ohio Region. This gift can be made at EliteFTS.com through December 31.
Don’t do this for me. Do it for the children. The Holiday Tips will give you 136 tips and 10 workout plans (and a circa-max raw bench program) from some of the world’s best-known athletes – all of whom are top personal trainers, coaches and strength experts. And I will personally see to it that all the net proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
So make your pledge and enjoy our latest e-book: it’s insightful, instructive and actually pretty entertaining.
Of the 24 Team Elite FTS members who contributed to this publication, several have had their work published in national magazines.
Dave Tate—Founder of Elite Fitness Systems; renowned speaker and author and professional powerlifter
Mike Hanley—President of Hanley Strength Systems, LLC and Owner of The Training Studio in Morganville, NJ
Jim Wendler—Senior Editor and Sales Manager of Elite Fitness Systems
The Thinker—Parts Unknown, but a student of Soviet and Eastern Bloc training methodologies.
Alwyn Cosgrove—International Tae Kwon-Do champion; Renown personal trainer, writer and motivational, personal training and business speaker
Zach Even-Esh—Personal trainer and operator of Underground Strength Coach
Jim “Smitty” Smith—Strength Coach with the Diesel Crew
CJ Murphy—Owner and Head Instructor at Total Performance Sports
Shelby Starnes—Nutritionist at Troponin Nutrition
The Angry Coach—When someone is this angry, you learn not to ask questions
Brian Schwab—No. 1 ranked powerlifter at 148 pounds; WPO Lightweight Champion
Marc Bartley—Owner of Total Gym in South Carolina; One of the premier powerlifters at 275 pounds
Chad Aichs—WPO competitor in the super heavyweight division; Holds AWPC records in all three lifts and the WPO three-lift bench press record
Julia Ladewski—Sports performance coach and No. 1 ranked female powerlifter at 132 pounds
Matt Kroczaleski—One of the top powerlifters in the world at 220 pounds; 2006 WPO World Champion
Scott Yard—Top bench press and world record setting powerlifting competitor
Chris Clark—Super heavyweight division competitive powerlifter
Justin Harris—Owner of Tropinin Nutrition and the reigning Jr. USA Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Champion.
Jeremy Frey—Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the collegiate level; champion powerlifter
Scott Cartwright—Competitive powerlifter who has achieved Elite status in both the 275- and 308-pound weight classes
AJ Roberts—Director of Personal Training and Youth Fitness at a health club in Owensboro, Ky.; Ranked among the top powerlifters in the world in two weight classes.
Jason Ferruggia—Renowned strength and conditioning specialist in the New York/New Jersey area; has trained more than 700 athletes from over 90 different NCAA, NFL, NHL and MLB organizations
Rob Pilger—Known for producing winners and champions in several sports; people seeking fat loss and lean muscular gains have enjoyed much success with his methods
Mike Szudarek—Elite-level powerlifter in the 220-pound weight class; serves on the advisory board for the American Powerlifting Federation.