Interview with Ian Boughey Weight lifting&CrossFit Coach

1. How long have you been doing sports and at what level? (hobby / racing sport / results etc…) 

I started “sport” at 4 years old in Liverpool when my father bought me my first pair of football boots. At school in England we played rugby, cricket, and did cross—country running in the rain and mud. I started to play ground-hockey at 14 and was in the National under-15s Champion team. After that I got interested in martial arts for a while but soon went to running when a friend asked me to join him in a 10km race for charity. That got me hooked and I went on to run the Miami & New York Marathons in the same year (1982). Another friend asked me to do a Triathlon with him in 1983 and at that time, no-one knew what it was but I did it anyway. Later I was back in Europe and  I ran the Nice Triathlon 2 years in a row because I became friends with Mark Allen the 10-time World Triathlete Champion and he stayed with me in Switzerland whenever he had a race in Europe. Form this I started lifting weights and in 2013 in New York, I did my first Crossfit courses and that became another addiction :) I loved it so much that I did my coach’s certification at the age of 60 and went on to become certified in Rowing, Strongman, Mobility, and Weightlifting. After coaching this for 4 years, and placing first in Switzerland (over 60 division), I started to focus specifically on Olympic Weightlifting which is why I’m here at DynaMaxX. I had never had the opportunity to use Olympic-level equipment before!

2. What are the most important aspects of choosing a gym? How can be recognized a really good Gym? 

That’s a tough one to answer because different people need different things from a gym but universally I think cleanliness and hygiene are probably at the top of most people’s list. Apart from that, what I look for is the quality and condition of the equipment and a knowledgeable staff; both of which DynaMaxX has.

3. What other sport activities are you doing? (outdoor, hobby, intermittent)

My wife and I love to hike; she is from Switzerland so grew up in the mountains and we love to follow the old trails. We did this in the deserts of Arizona and Morocco which is a wild experience. I jog, swim, cycle, and want to begin rock climbing.
 


 

4. If someone, as an ordinary working person, has little time to do sports, what is the most useful and most time-consuming (I think you mean time-efficient) way of training that she/he can do at least 3-4 hours per week?

There’s no doubt in my mind that the most efficient thing to do if you’re short of time is to lift something “heavy”. This could be on a Smith-machine, free-weights, an odd object like a slam-ball, or a Hungarian goat-bag, or simply your own body-weight with pull-ups for example. DynaMaxX has ALL of these possibilities and more so there’s no reason to not spend 30-45 minutes here and it will make you healthier in every aspect of your day-to-day life.

5. What do you recommend to the older age group, how to start or restart sports, paying attention to avoiding injuries, possible illnesses, and what sports activities are right for them?

There is absolutely NOTHING that an older person can't do at some level. Obviously, we can't run as fast, or lift as heavy but the human being was designed to MOVE and not sit so we need to keep doing that until the end. Every sport modality can be scaled down to suit the ability of the person that the message that Crossfit is focusing on now. I look at 2 things with older people before getting into specifics; can they balance on one leg, and can they get up off the floor with as little help as possible. It sounds like nothing but these are super important as we get older. Balance and strength exercises will mean a person will live longer and in a more healthy state. The incredible amount of equipment at DynaMaxX means that everyone, at any age, and at any level of ability, can do something. I would advise them to work mostly uni-laterally; that's to say, exercises are one leg (or arm) at a time and incorporate plenty of balance exercises. Add to this, lifting something off the floor, (whatever weight you can manage). If they could do some Mobility work (like stretching) to get their joints mobile, they'll see that their lives will change drastically!

6. In parallel, what are the most important dietary and lifestyle changes that an average citizen over 40 years should make for a long, healthy life?

Without doubt this can be summed up in a few simple rules: eat real food; that means it doesn't come with a label and hasn't been manufactured in a factory. Eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds etc. Nothing processed and no sugar; cakes, cookies, sugary coffees or drinks, muffins etc., I think you get the picture? Protein is an important consideration for everyone but especially as we get older; often, older people don't get enough and they lose muscle mass; you lose muscle-mass and you can't walk up a hill with your shopping, carry your grandchildren, get up on the floor if you fall. As lifestyle changes; Drink more water, sleep longer, Movement, Meditation, and More protein are my recommendations.

7. Based on your experience, what would your advice be to today's young generation? (is it worth paying for sports and a healthy lifestyle in a long term?)

OMG YES! When we are young, we feel invincible and immortal, but today's lifestyle and nutrition mean that the young generation of today could be sicker at a younger age than we EVER were. Negative nutrition and lifestyle at 20 will only begin to show at 40; at 40 it will show at 50, and at 50, well that could be…! People say to me; I hope i can do what you do when i am your age and i answer then you must start doing it now (whatever age you are) because if you wait till tomorrow, it'll be too late.

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DynaMaxXs first anniversary!

DynaMaxXs first anniversary!

PROGRAMS

Downstaires by the entrance
17:00 – 21:00    
Barber shop services (Registration in needed!)     
Haircut 20€ only!     
Take your future appointment this evening, get 10% discount!

Downstaires social area
17:00-21:00
Buffet service: snacks,champagne, Fox bier, DynaMaxX Birthday cake, Scitec Nutrition products tasting, 15% special discount by shopping. Buffet for non members 10€


STUDENT ABROAD CHRISTMAS EDITION!

STUDENT ABROAD CHRISTMAS EDITION!

Are you studying abroad? Are you spending your Winter Holidays in Luxembourg and are looking for a gym to train at? Search no more! dynamaxx_gym DynaMaxx Gym&Fitness is proposing an exclusive "Students Abroad" Membership, which includes 1 months of unlimited access to the gym (collective classes, gym, functional training area, sauna) for 89€! The membership is valid from the 15th of December until 15th of January, exclusively for students studying abroad (student card or certificate required).


IDEA FOR CHRISTMAS!

IDEA FOR CHRISTMAS!

If you are not sure about the christmas gift for your loved one, @dynamaxx_gym offers you the best gift ever. Don’t hesitate, our newest promotion is available from now until 9th December (Sunday)!
Enjoy fitness with your significant other, relative or sibling!
Promotion: Join our growing DynaMaxX Community with your husband, wife, daughter, son, sister, brother, fiancé and the second contract is half at price!*
Havethe same address, pay from the same bank account.
*Only for the 6/12 months memberships and for the first period.
For more information, visit www.dynamaxx.lu


BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

Only on 23rd November, don’t miss it!
50% for all new memberships* and registration fee! Sign your contract on Friday!

 

*first month only!



NEW PRICELIST FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER

NEW PRICELIST FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER

 

New price list with new membership types to keep our members and costumers satisfied. Are you interested in group courses only? Are you 65 years old and over? Or do you want to keep going for longer than only one year? Choose the membership that fits you the best.


NEW TIMETABLE FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER

NEW TIMETABLE FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER

 

New timetable from 1st September 2018! Please check the classes and don’t forget to register yourself 

info@dynamaxx.lu or 26 33 14 37


Functional training area

Functional training area

The news everyone has been waiting for!
We are so excited to announce, that the Functional Training area is available to our members! What to expect?
Only the best as per usual! Get ready to train like a beast! We offer push prowlers, battle ropes, olympic rings, cages and much much more for you to go crazy and achieve all your goals!
Are you excited yet?
Because we certainly are!


Free Sessions cards

Free Sessions cards

Don't forget Dynamaxx Family! ❤️
Go to the desk and pick up a free session pass or two and bring a new friend or family member in for a session! Bring a friend or your Momma or your great Grandpop! Bring anyone you think may be interested in becoming a member of our growing family!
As long as they haven't used a free pass before bring them along!
Have a great session today everyone! ⚡️


National Holiday hours!

Saturday le 23rd June we are open from 10 am to 3pm! Come and enjoy to holiday the way we know and love most! Train hard!


PAY BY GIFTCARD, GET 10% OFF

10% OFF ALL PRODUCTS 
For ALL Members OR as a Gift to non-members
Top up your card with our top up cash system and get 10% off everything in our Dynamaxx Store! Come and get one.


NEW TIMETABLE OF THE GROUP CLASSES

Please check our actual time table of the group classes.

Participating: with pre-registration via e-mail info@dynamaxx.lu or phone 26 33 14 37


STUDENTS ABROAD MEMBERSHIP!

Are you studying abroad? Are you spending your summer holidays in Luxembourg and are looking for a gym to train at? Search no more! DynaMaxX is proposing an exclusive ‘Students Abroad’ Membership, which includes 2 months of unlimited access to the gym (collective classes, gym, functional training area, sauna) for 120€! Promotion available from the 1st of June, exclusively for students studying abroad (student card or certificate required).


PROMOTION FOR OUR MEMBERS!

PROMOTION OF THE WEEK

25% off Scitec Nutrition 100% Whey Protein (1850g)!

Promotion for members only!


No M.A.X, Insanity LIVE! and Stretching on 9th and 11th May

Zsoka & Liga are on Holiday on 9th and 11th May, so we won't have M.A.X, Insanity LIVE! and Stretching classes.

Thank you for your understanding,

DynaMaxX Team


SAVE 40 EUR WITH OUR SPECIAL OFFER!

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER?

Get in shape for Summer at DynaMaxX! This month we propose a unique promotion in order to motivate YOU to get fit for Summer and join the DynaMaxX Family! NO MORE REGISTRATION FEE for 6 or 12 month memberships as well as 10-times tickets! Get your hands on this promotion TODAY!

Promotion available Until further notice!


OPENING HOURS FOR THE HOLIDAYS MAY

1st May (Tuesday) : 10:00-15:00

10th May (Thursday) : 10:00 -15:00

21st May ( Monday) : 10.00-15:00


CONVENTIONAL DEADLIFT 101

CONVENTIONAL DEADLIFT 101

INTRO

The Deadlift is arguably the most primal movement pattern you can perform with a barbell. Despite being the easiest basic compound exercise, most of the time it’s performed very poorly to yield any significant strength gains or improvements in somebody’s physique. Besides the squat, the deadlift recruits an approximately equal amount of muscle tissue across the body and therefore can be considered a full-body workout on its own. Not only is it one out of three powerlifts but since its existence, it has always been part of a bodybuilder’s exercise staple – for a reason. A deadlift is a hardcore mass-and strength-builder! Deadlifting pays off and that’s what this article is all about…
Find down below the tips and tricks that helped me achieve a 300kg conventional deadlift (drug-free).


OPENING HOURS DURING EASTER HOLIDAYS

1. April ( Sunday) : 10:00 - 18:00

2. April (Monday) : 10:00 - 15:00

We are waiting for our dear members during the Holidays as well!


Promotion of the week!

Are you stocked-up on your supplements? This week DynaMaxX is having a flaming hot promotion on its 100% Whey Protein Professional (2350g) by Scitec Nutrition. Make sure to come quick and benefit of a 25% discount! This promotion is avalible exclusively for our dear members until next Tuesday (27.03) !


BENCH PRESS LIKE A BOSS

 

TEASER

International chest day, but still struggling to put up two plates on the bench press?! No worries, we got you. BENCH PRESS LIKE A BOSS will make it happen in no time!

THE ARTICLE

INTRO
Benching doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it only comes down to 2 major things:

1. Setting up correctly
2. Propper bar path

Yeah, that’s it, no fancy training equipment needed!

MAIN PART

THE SETUP

A proper setup is key for every major compound lift; the bench press included. Here are a few points illustrating why it’s that crucial:

  • - Decreases distance bar is travelling (less range of motion = more weight on the bar)
  • - Puts shoulders in efficient position to press from + decreases risk of injury
  • - Creates tight and solid base allowing better muscle engagement (strong base = strong building)


Now, how do we setup?!

Here are the 2 most common ways to set up used by professional powerlifters competing in the bench press. Both are correct and applicable, none is the better one!

 


Indoor cycling classes

Dear Members and future Members, 

in our fitness studio the Indoor cycling training beginns from 5th February on Saturdays at 11:00!

Please reserve your bike via email: info@dynamaxx.lu or phone: 26 33 14 37

Thank you, DynaMaxX Team


New group courses 2018

New group courses 2018

 

DynaMaxX is presenting two BRAND NEW collective classes that to this day never existed in Luxembourg before! If you are still not sure about your training, you are looking for a challenge or you want to get the best results? Wait no more, DynaMaxX is presenting two brand new and exciting collective classes to change your life!

BUSY? THE CRAZIEST 30 MINS OF YOUR DAY WILL GET YOU THE BEST RESULTS OF YOUR LIFE! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!


New promotion!

New promotion!

Attention to all our future members! We are currently having a promotion that will make your life easier and save you some money! Are you excited yet? DynaMaxX is proposing an exclusive and limited promotion for its future members. If you decide to sign a 12-month membership at DynaMaxX and pay for the 12-month subscription up front, you will get the last month for free! This particular promotion is valid until March 10th! Hurry up and get your hands on our exclusive promotion! Why would you want to do that you may ask? Not only will it make your life easier, but you will also be able to train the whole year stress-free! Train now, save later


Opening day

Opening day

The DynaMaxX team is excited to announce that on the 20th of January we are inviting you to come and celebrate the opening of DynaMaxX with us! We are inviting you to come and try out our unique machines, other equipment as well as our wellness area for free.

In addition to that you will be able to try different and new exciting products, which we propose in our shop. We will also have a tombola and each participant is a guaranteed winner! Each guest will be receiving a number of small gifts, which will motivate you to come and work out! If you decide to sign a 6 or 12 month membership on our opening day, you will also receive a gift of a bigger value!

When? Saturday afternoon, 20th of January
How? Make sure to register online (per e-mail, Instagram, Facebook or per phone)

From now on, machines of the world’s leading manufacturers are available in DynaMaxX!

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO TRAIN ANYWHERE BUT THE BEST GYM IN LUXEMBOURG?





Daily ticket

Daily ticket

The DynaMaxX team is happy to announce that if you want to come and try out our gym, you can do so by purchasing the daily ticket for 18€. The ticket includes the access to our amazing machines, free weights, a collective class, MMA or boxing class as well as the wellness area.

We beg your attention! Our FREE try out tickets are only available during the DynaMaxX open days, for which you will have to register in advance. The DynaMaxX open days will be in January, however the exact dates will be announced shortly.


Stretching class at DynaMaxX Gym!

Stretching class at DynaMaxX Gym!

Attention to all of our members as well as future members of DynaMaxX, we are proudly announcing our brand new Stretching class! We present our stretching coach Liga! The 60 minute stretching class will take place twice a week, on Wednesdays at 19:30 and Fridays at 19:30. Make sure to book a spot for the first ever Stretching class, which is on Wednesday, 3rd of January at 19:30 at DynaMaxX! You can register for the class via mail: info@dynamaxx.lu or per phone 26 33 14 37.

Start 2018 with a great stretching class!


Last-minute Christmas gift

Last-minute Christmas gift

 

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for your loved ones?
What about a Massage Voucher at the DynaMaxX Gym?
Perfect gift for any occasion! Get it now, thank us later!


Opening Time For The Holidays

Opening Time For The Holidays

 

24.12 SUNDAY 1000 - 1500
25.12 MONDAY CLOSED

31.12 SUNDAY 1000 - 1500
01.01 MONDAY CLOSED

MERRY CHRISTMAS!