Congratulations to Robert Bienvenu who recently traveled to Las Vegas for the AAU National Powerlifting Champhionships. Robert turned in the following results: benchpress 192#s, squat 170#, deadlift 303#, Push-pull total of 495#s and powerlifting total of 665#s. This was good enough to send him home with a fist full of medals, 4 National Champhionships and 4 Louisiana State records. These results qualified Robert for the World Championships which will be held in Vegas in October. Congrats and good luck, Robert!
On March 2nd, Vince Breaux competed in the APF 2013 Louisiana Open in Baton Rouge. He tried something that had never been attempted before. He competed in "Raw" Benchpress with a press of 341.5#. He also did the full "Equipped" meet consisting of Squat, Benchpress and Deadlift. His Squat was 391.2#, Benchpress was 429.7# and Deadlift was 485.0#. He was told by Garry Frank, the meet director, that doing Raw and Equipped had not been done before. Also, Vince was successful on all 3 attempts of each resulting in going 12 for 12 in the meet. This was his 4th meet this year.
Vince won the Overall Best Masters Lifter Award for the meet. The masters category consists of lifters 40 years of age and older. Vince was in the 65-69 age group, 220# class.
Vince already holds so many State, American and World titles that he is always looking for a new angle to be the best, first, etc. That is sure some snazzy trophy! Congratulations, Vince! So . . . .what is next?
Congratulations to Stanley Lerille who completed his first ironman this past weekend. Stanley was proud to have finished and we are very proud of him for not only finishing, but turning in impressive times. Stanley finished in 13:09:15 finishing in the top third overall and 97th in his division. His times were: 1:21:53 swim, 6:23:17 bike and 5:14:08 run. Wow, great job Stanley!
Mark Miller also chalks one more up for the record books. Mark has completed multiple century rides, 15 marathons, 34 Half Ironmans and truly one of his greatest accomplishments, the completion of 27 Ironman distance races, (included the Norsman and the Kona Hawaii World Championship). Mark has competed and completed all of the Ironman North America races as well as X-terra and Escape from Alcatraz.
Congratulations to Robert Bienvenu who competed at the AFP LA State Open Powerlifting Meet in Baton Rouge on March 2nd. Robert, competing in the 165# 60-64 age group, lifted 192# in the Bench Press, 198# in the Squat and 303# in the Deadlift. His total lifts of 693#s earned him 4 new state records, giving him a total of 17 state records in 4 different organizations. Congrats, Robert!
Have you heard about the new running class at Red's? It's not just running! This class incorporates strength, conditioning and cross training designed to make participants stronger and faster runners. The class meets in the MIT Building but utilizes multiple club areas both indoors and out. The "Fit to Run" class is open to anyone who would like to become a stronger faster runner. Whether aiming to run a mile or training for your first 5k, we will tailor the workouts to meet your goals.
Two Red's members, Jennifer Angelle and Beth Domingue signed onto the class last fall. Beth and Jennifer both worked very hard during our "Fit to Run" class in preparation for the Rock and Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon in New Orleans this past weekend. Jennifer rocked the race by shaving six minutes off her last half-marathon time. In her very first half-marathon, Beth's average pace was a whole minute per mile faster than her average pace for a 10k race she did in November. Way to go ladies!
Here is what they have to say about the class:
"I've seen vast improvements in my running and overall fitness in a short amount of time. Accomplishing goals like a 10k and half marathon could not have been done without this class. I felt I was always counseled on the right way to train so to decrease chance for injury as well as encouraged and motivated to push myself to the next level. It has been an awesome experience for me!! And I've made some great friends along the way!" Beth Domingue
"A is for Awesome Anne!. The class provides smart balanced personalized training. Accomplish goals injury free while honoring individual abilities!" Jennifer Angelle
The class is held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30am. Space is limited, so visit to Front Desk to sign up soon!
Robert Bienvenu has been busy adding to his trophy wall. Robert took home 3 "Swords" (1st place awards) recently in the Push-Pull competition in New Roads. He pushed 190#s in the Bench Press & pulled 280#s in the Deadlift totaling 470#s in all, which gave him a 1st place win in all 3 divisions. Congrats to Robert!
Congratulations to Robert Bienvenu who placed 1st in the Open Division at the recent state powerlifting meet. Robert competed in the 165# weight class and lifts include: 190# Bench, 180# Squat and 285# Deadlift for a total lift of 655#s. Robert's 285# Deadlift also set a new Louisiana state record. Congratultions to Robert!
Vince Breaux competed on November 6th, 7th and 8th at the WPC World Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships in Las Vegas. It was the biggest meet that he had ever competed in, with 760 lifters from 37 countries. Russia, Hundary and Slovakia seemed to have the most lifters with USA having 20%0 or less of the lifters.
Vince competed in the 65 - 69 age group, 220# class. In the Raw Benchpress on the 6th, Vince broke the world record on all 4 attempts ending with 347.0#. In the Equipped Benchpress on the 7th, Vince broke the world record with 424.2#.
The Raw Full Meet was on the 8th for Squat, Benchpress and Deadlift. He won the Squat, but not close to a world record, though, it was an American Record. The Benchpress portion was a world record ending up with a 341.5# press. Deadlift was also a world record with a 457.2# lift.
In all, Vince ended the meet with 4 World Records and 5 American Records. "The excitement of the competition is still there and that makes it all worth the time training in the gym," says Vince. He was also able to bring both of his sons with him so that made it even more special.
LHSAA State Champions Swimmers from all four Athletic Divisions work out at Red’s. Although these kids go to different schools, and live in different areas around Lafayette, they get together on a regular basis and train with each other at Red’s, both in the weight room and the pool. From their early days swimming together on the Riverside Swim Team here in Lafayette, the bonds that were formed are lasting and the progress these kids continue to make in the sport of swimming is impressive.
Division I Nathan Borel Back Stroke Lafayette High Division II April Aguillard Breast Stroke St Thomas Moore Division III Sarah Simar Butterfly Stroke Notre Dame Division IV Silas DeJean Breast Stroke Westminster
We at Red's would like to acknowledge these young adults for their exemplar life-styles and dedication. Congrats to them all!
I would like to add a comment from Mark Borel: These kids are committed to a year round program of good health, rest, hard work ethic and success. We are very happy, as parents, to see them get together at Red’s and foster their friendships as they move on in life in their different directions.
(We, at Red's, always welcome such success stories. Please forward your accomplishments to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Fell, member and personal trainer at Red's, had a phenominal finish at the Ironman Florida this past weekend. John finished 1st in his age group, 30-34, in a blazing 9:04. He was the second amateur to cross the finish line. Wow! This outstanding finish qualified him to compete in Hawaii at the elite KONA ironman. Congrats to John!