CATZ - Top 10 Gyms in US
Once again, Men’s Health has named CATZ one of America’s 10 Best Gyms. Click here for the link to their website Men’s Health - Top Gyms in America
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
CATZ Fitness Made Fun - Boston.com
Alexa Pozniak of the Boston Globe works out with kids at the CATZ Sports Performance facility in Hingham, MA. Take a look…take a listen. Work it out Boston: CATZ
Thursday, February 28, 2013
CATZ athlete called up to NHL
Keith Kinkaid, the starting goalie for the Albany Devils in the AHL, has been called up to the New Jersey Devils as the backup goaltender. Keith trained this past summer at CATZ-Long Island under coach Brian Kolonoski. Click here for the complete story Kinkaid called up to Devils
Monday, February 11, 2013
Toast the LA Galaxy and their back-to-back MLS Cup wins at CATZ-Pasadena
Come to CATZ and celebrate the LA Galaxy’s back-to-back victories - the 2011 and 2012 MLS Cups. On Saturday Feb. 16, CATZ-Pasadena will be hosting members of the Galaxy as they toast their MLS Cup wins. Take pictures with the Cup as well as current and former Galaxy players. The event will run from 4:30-6:30pm at 801 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena.
CATZ will also be demonstrating the USC Human Performance Laboratory and leading kid’s fitness games. Don’t miss the opportunity to get great training discounts and a hands on understanding of all that CATZ offers!
Get the best prices all season for Galaxy tickets and season passes! The first 100 guests will receive 2 free tickets for the first preseason friendly…Galaxy VS. Tijuana. Feb. 19th.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Jim Liston’s podcast on the Responsible Sports Podcast
Jim Liston | Creating An Environment To Succeed
In this episode, Jim Thompson, Founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance talks with former Chivas USA strength and conditioning coach and former Los Angeles Galaxy coaching staff member Jim Liston. Jim shares his experience as a coach including how to create an environment to succeed. He also shares his advice regarding weight training, the pros and cons of specializing in one sport and minimizing the risk of injury for your players. Lastly, he shares his personal experiences coaching top soccer athletes.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
USA Women’s Soccer wins Gold!
For the third Olympics in a row, and for the fourth time out of five since women’s soccer has been a medal event, the USA Women’s Soccer Team has won the Gold Medal. Avenging their 2011 World Cup loss to Japan, the USA Women’s team showed no mercy on their way to a 2-1 win. Carly Lloyd struck first when she headed a cross served by Alex Morgan in the 8th minute. That was the only score in the first half. Nine minutes into the second half, Lloyd scored again after a long run and a blistering shot into the upper right corner of Japan’s goal. Japan got within one goal when the Americans could not clear the ball out of the box after a blocked shot. A couple of great saves by Hope Solo thwarted Japan’s hopes as the US team hung on for the win.
Congratulations to both teams for a well played game! Way to go, USA, for bringing home the Gold.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
It’s Misty and Kerri
Congratulations to CATZ’s Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings as they take home the Gold Medal for the third straight time. In three Olympics, this dynamic duo has never lost a match (and only lost one set) as they have dominated Women’s Beach Volleyball. In an All-American final, Misty and Kerri beat Jen Kessy and April Ross (who have also trained at CATZ) in straight sets by a score of 21-16, 21-16. This is, most likely, the last time we will see these two play as a team. What a way to finish their career together!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
CATZ vs. CATZ at the Olympics
It’s an all CATZ final in Women’s Beach Volleyball at the London Olympics! Tune in on August 8th at 4:00pm (EST) to watch Misty May-Treanor and Kerrie Walsh Jennings battle April Ross and Jen Kessy for the Gold medal. Misty, April, and Jen have trained at CATZ. We wish them all luck and have no idea who to root for. Go USA!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
CATZ Alumni set for the 2012 Olympics
23 CATZ-trained athletes, spanning three sports, are ready to descend upon London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. We wish them luck in their pursuit of Gold!
They are as follows:
Heather O’Reilly (USA)
Amy Rodriguez (USA)
Heather Mitts (USA)
Rachel Buehler (USA)
Kelly O’Hara (USA)
Lauren Cheney (USA)
Amy LePeilbet (USA)
Alex Scott (England)
Kelly Smith (England)
Candace Chapman (Canada)
Aya Sameshima (Japan)
Sean Rooney (USA)
David Lee (USA)
Rich Lambourne (USA)
Clay Stanley (USA)
Reid Priddy (USA)
Riley Salmon (USA)
Ryan Millar (USA)
Kevin Hanser (USA)
Women’s Beach Volleyball
Misty May-Traenor (USA)
Jen Kessey (USA)
April Ross (USA)
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Boston Breakers playing in 2012
U.S. Soccer has given the Women’s Professional Soccer league professional status for at least another year. The league has been reduced to 5 teams after MagicJack folded in October 2011 which is under the minimum of 8 required by the U.S. Soccer Federation for Division 1 status. Given a successful Women’s World Cup last summer and the 2012 Olympics this year, there is hope for a resurgence in the popularity of women’s soccer in the United States. Rumor has it that a number of new teams are slated for 2013.
Friday, December 16, 2011
“The Biggest Loser” program comes to CATZ-Needham
Dr. Michael Dansinger, the nutrition doctor for the “Biggest Loser,” and CATZ gym in Needham are joining forces to create a program to help overweight and obese people combat diabetes. For more information, please call (781) 449-2289.
Read more: ‘Biggest Loser’ program comes to Needham - Needham, Massachusetts - Needham Times http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/news/x301186093/-Biggest-Loser-program-comes-to-Needham#ixzz1gjcaDv7i
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
CATZ creates Diabetes Reversal Challenge with Dr. Michael Dansinger
Combining with Dr. Michael Dansinger, the medical expert for the show “The Biggest Loser”, CATZ will be piloting a new program to combat diabetes. The challenge will run for three months starting in January 2012. Here is information regarding the program:
Are you ready to reverse your Type 2 diabetes? Are you ready to shock your doctors,
friends, and family with your physical and mental transformation? Are you ready to
help make history by participating in a state-of-the-art, medically supervised, ambit-
ious lifestyle modification program designed to normalize blood sugar, shed excess
body fat and leave you in need of a new wardrobe?
Then come on in to CATZ and learn all about Dr. Michael Dansinger\‘s new 3-month
program based on his experiences as Nutrition Doctor for NBC\‘s The Biggest Loser,
Diabetes Doctor for WebMD, and Director of the Tufts Popular Diet Study. We\‘re
accepting up to 60 patients with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who are ready to
join a diabetes reversal team. We guarantee to beat diabetes into submission with
lots of supervised exercise and a low-starch eating strategy that is high in protein,
fruits and vegetables. No pills, no gimmicks—just hard work and great results.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Boston Cannons are MLL Champions
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - August 28, 2011: The Boston Cannons won the team’s first Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship with a 10-9 win over the Hamilton Nationals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Anchored by Bud Light Player of the Game Jordan Burke and with seven players scoring, the Cannons became the latest Boston sports team to win a championship.
“I’m very proud of this groups,” said Cannons head coach Bill Daye. “All season they worked hard and bought into our plan. 11 wins in 2011 and we’re MLL champs!” Daye has been a part of the Cannons for all 11 seasons, first as a player, then assistant coach and finally head coach.
2011 Bud Light MLL Season MVP Paul Rabil, smothered by Warrior MLL Defensive Player of the Year Brodie Merrill, contributed two assists in the win. Casey Powell, who rejoined the Nationals for the end of the regular season - debuting in the August 6 defeat to the Cannons - proved he is still one of the best in the game with four goals, striking first in the second, third and fourth quarters.
The teams traded goals throughout the final quarter, beginning with Powell’s goal from Jordan Hall. Heim scored his second unassisted goal of the night, but Merrill scored immediately off the following face off. Kevin Buchanan scored the game winner 45 seconds later, diving across the crease to beat Brett Queener. Codie Jamieson scored once more for the Nationals with 32 seconds left in the game, but it was not enough as the Cannons held the ball to complete the victory.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
1. Strengthening Exercises
2. Developing Strength
3. Download of the Month
Muscular strength is a muscle’s ability to generate force. The purpose of strength training is to increase muscle and connective tissue size, density, and toughness. Bigger muscles and stronger connective tissues are less prone to injury and aid in long term weight management. Muscle tissue also burns more calories than fat at rest. Strength training will also improve muscular endurance, or the muscles ability to perform repeated muscle contractions over a prolonged period of time. Muscle endurance is important for sitting, standing, walking, running, and any other activities of daily living. For example, consider sitting and surfing the web for an hour or more. Your neck muscles have to hold up your head (which weighs 12-15 pounds) for all that time. Now, that is muscular endurance.
A warm-up is important to increase tissue temperature and flexibility before heavy demands are placed on the muscles. Walk or cycle at a moderate intensity for 5-10 minutes before strength training.
Mix up your exercises-do not work the same muscle groups every day.
Work slowly with a focus on proper technique-this will make you more efficient.
Strengthening activities can be temporarily painful (typically 24-48 hours later).
Concentrate on activities that isolate specific muscle groups.
A gentle progression of stress on muscles will increase muscular strength.
Moderation is key to avoiding injury.
Perform 2-4 sets of 12-20 repetitions of an individual exercise (i.e. repeat the movement 24-80 times total)
Rest. Your muscles need time to recover after a workout. When you strengthen, you break down the muscles; however, unlike any machine, the body recovers and becomes stronger in response to the stress.
Download of the Month
Here is an excellent strengthening program for the legs, and you don’t need any exercise equipment.
Knee Strengthening Program
As always, consult your physician or physical therapist before you start this or any other exercise program.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
US vs. Japan World Cup Final features nine CATZ athletes
The US Women’s Soccer team defeated France in the World Cup semifinal by a score of 3-1. Eight CATZ-trained athletes are members of Team USA, including Lauren Cheney who scored the first goal of the game. Japan will be the US opponent following their 3-1 victory over Sweden. CATZ athlete Aya Sameshima provided the assist on the winning goal for Japan.
CATZ is proud to have worked with these nine incredible athletes and wishes them well in World Cup Final on July 17th.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
2 CATZ Athletes make All-Star teams
Needham, MA - CATZ-Needham trained athletes Matt Antonelli and Alex Hassan made the All-Star teams in their respective MLB minor leagues. Matt, a second baseman for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs, is batting .308 with a slugging % of .446 and an OPS of .836. He lives in Peabody, MA and played for St. John’s Prep (Danvers) and Wake Forest University. Alex plays left field for the Portland Seadogs, AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. This season he is batting .309 with a slugging % of .472 and an OPS of .906. Alex hails from Milton, MA and played for BC High and Duke University. Congratulations to them both.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
2 CATZ goals in USA Women’s first World Cup win
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler each scored second-half goals, and the United States opened play at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over a young but scrappy North Korea on Tuesday. In the 54th minute, Ali Krieger dribbled down the left and found Wambach, who cut inside and crossed with her right foot. Cheney soared, connected and USA were in front.
Korea DPR almost had the perfect response five minutes later when Ri Ye Gyong’s shot from distance had the goalkeeper beaten, but clipped the top of the crossbar.
As the half wore on, the physical intensity of the game appeared to be taking its toll on the Koreans and in the 76th minute USA doubled their advantage when Buehler’s low shot crept just inside the post and beyond the outstretched arm of Hong.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
11 CATZ Athletes Competing in FIFA Women’s World Cup
11 CATZ-trained athletes will be competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany from June 28 to July 17.
USA: Rachel Buehler, Lauren Cheney, Stephanie Cox, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelly O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly, and Amy Rodriguez
England: Kelly Smith and Alex Scott
Japan: Aya Sameshima
Thursday, June 16, 2011
CATZ announces partnership with Under Armour and Combine 360
CATZ Sports Performance Center and Physical Therapy Institute has partnered with Combine 360 powered by Under Armour and IMG Academies to integrate the Combine 360 training and evaluation platform in all its facilities. For more information on the partnership, please click here http://www.combine360.com/News/Post/54.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
CHIVAS USA Adds CATZ for Sports Performance Training
The club announced that the Competitive Athlete Training Zone, or CATZ, has been hired for the club’s Sports Performance Training and Physical Therapy, and will be represented on the technical staff by Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim Liston.
“CATZ is a great organization, and Jim Liston is an experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach, having worked with MLS teams and other top-level athletes for many years,” said Domene. “We’ve already seen in the first part of preseason how much he can help our team, and we’re very happy to have him on board.”
Jim Liston will work on training with Chivas USA, and Kevin Wentz will help the Red-and-White with physical therapy. CATZ has trained hundreds of professional and Olympic athletes at more than a dozen locations nationwide including the LA Galaxy from 1998-2003, during which time the team made it to six finals, and won an MLS Cup, a U.S. Open Cup, and the CONCACAF Champions Cup. CATZ also sent a Strength and Conditioning Coach to the Columbus Crew in 2007 and 2008, when the team won the MLS Cup, and currently works with the Boston Breakers of WPS.
For the full press release issued by Chivas USA click here.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Caldwell’s goal leads Akron to National Championship
Congrats to Scott Caldwell, who scored the game winner in the 79th minute to lead Akron to a 1-0 win over Louisville in the NCCA Men’s Soccer National Championship Game.
Click here to watch Scott’s post game interview.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
MLS leading scorer Edson Buddle talks about his preseason training at CATZ
Edson Buddle discusses his preseason training at CATZ in the latest segment of “This Week Inside the Galaxy.”
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Matt Poskay of the Boston Cannons named MVP of Major League Lacrosse
Congratulations to Matt Poskay of the Boston Cannons for winning the most valuable player award for Major League Lacrosse. CATZ trained Poskay as part of our work with the Boston Cannons this season.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
CATZ Coach, Jordan Jennings makes a surprise appearance against world-famous, Celtic.
With an injury to Kasey Keller and a red card to Terry Boss, the man holding the gloves was CATZ Coach, Jordan Jennings. The Tide’s all-time leader in goal keeper saves, shutouts, and minutes, ended up shining for 60+ for the Sounders FC in front of 45,000 fans.
Friday, July 02, 2010
CATZ Football Athlete Beating the Odds
Congrats to CATZ Athlete Zane Choat. Choat is legally blind and has earned a football scholarship to Waldorf College in Iowa. Choat trains with CATZ in Austin, TX. Click here to see a great story on Choat and his training at CATZ.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Edson Buddle earns roster spot on US World Cup Team
Congratuations to CATZ athlete Edson Buddle for securing a spot on the US World Cup roster. Buddle trained at CATZ Pasadena this offseason and is having a break-out season. The LA Galaxy forward currently leads Major League Soccer in goals scored, game winning goals and shots on goal. LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena commented on Buddle’s off-season preparation, “He’s come into this season better prepared physically and mentally than ever before.”
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tyrone Marshall prepares at CATZ for MLS pre-season and trip with the Jamaican National Team
Monday, January 25, 2010
New CATZ facility opens in Seattle Sounders FC Training Facility
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Hucles and Conrad named US Soccer Humanitarians of the Year
Congratulations to CATZ Athletes Angela Hucles and Jimmy Conrad for being named Humanitarians of the Year by the US Soccer Foundation. This award recognizes the philanthropic efforts of both Hucles and Conrad in enhancing the communities in which they live.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Coming soon to Seattle – CATZ Sports Performance at the Starfire Sports Complex
CATZ is pleased to announce the November opening of its newest Sports Performance Training Center in Seattle, located in South Seattle at the Starfire Sports Complex. A Grand Opening is planned for November 7th. For more information on the opening, please contact Jon Billings at (253) 564-1560 or click here http://www.catzsports.com/locations/home/37
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
McAllister Park advances to US Final at Little League World Series
Congratulations to the McAllister Park, TX Little League team for advancing to the US Final in the Little League World Series. The team has been training together at CATZ-San Antonio since December 2008.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
CATZ Named One of Top 10 Gyms in America
CATZ is featured as one of the Top 10 Gyms in America in the September 2009 issue of Men’s Health. This marks the third consecutive time that Men’s Health has recognized CATZ as one of the top gyms in America.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The New Rules of Kids’ Fitness
Men’s Health recently featured CATZ founder Jim Liston on his “Five New Rules of Kids’ Fitness.” By using these guidelines, Liston says that parents can show kids how much fun fitness can be. “Making sure your kids enjoy being active is the key to keeping them healthy for life,” Liston states in this feature article.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Lawson Headed to Duke University on a Lacrosse Scholarship
CATZ athlete David Lawson graduated from Middlesex as the second all-time leading scorer in lacrosse and will play for Duke University in the fall.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Breakers Smith provides game a healthy kick
Kelly Smith was featured recently in the Boston Globe. CATZ has been training Smith and the rest of the Boston Breakers soccer club during the inaugural WPS season.
Monday, April 13, 2009
The Boston Breakers announce CATZ as the official sports performance training provider
The Boston Breakers announce CATZ as the official sports performance training provider.
“Our partnership with CATZ demonstrates the Breakers’ commitment to our players,” said Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco. “CATZ’ understanding of the demands of soccer and their experience in preparing professional soccer clubs for competition will be a valuable addition to our team.”Click here to read more
Monday, March 23, 2009
LA Galaxy Host Open Training Session in Auckland, NZ with CATZ Founder Jim Liston
The LA Galaxy practice in front of nearly 10,000 children at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
A lucky group of kids were selected to warm up with the team.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Kristine Lilly on the Today Show
CATZ athlete Kristin Lilly appeared on the Today Show to discuss the launch of the Women’s Professional Soccer league in April.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Volleyball Magazine features Misty May’s training at CATZ.
Volleyball Magazine recently featured CATZ coach Anya Tronson discussing her experience training Misty May and travelling to Beijing for the Olympics.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Dan Calichman Interview at Galaxy Fantasy Camp
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Exercise Helps Brain - Research Shows Exercise Develops Brain to Learn Better
Monday, December 01, 2008
Columbus Crew wins MLS Cup
Columbus Crew Coach Sigi Schmid credits CATZ Sports Performance for keeping team healthy and fit during historic season that ended with Crew winning the MLS Cup. Columbus becomes the first team since the 2002 LA Galaxy to win the MLS Cup and Supporters Shield in same season. CATZ provided performance training to both of these teams
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Five CATZ athletes among MLS Best XI
CATZ congratulates its soccer athletes who were named to the MLS Best XI team, recognizing the league’s top 11 players by position.
•Defenders: Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City) and Chad Marshall (Columbus)
•Midfielders: Shalrie Joseph (New England), Robbie Rogers (Columbus) and Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus)
Click here to read the full sory.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Danks keeps Sox alive in win over Rays
Facing elimination for the second time in six days, the Chicago White Sox once again turned to CATZ-trained athlete John Danks. Danks gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the ALDS. Danks trained with CATZ in Austin, Texas before the start of the 2007 MLB season.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Danks pitches White Sox into playoffs
Congratulations to CATZ-trained athlete John Danks of the Chicago White Sox. Danks allowed no runs and two hits in eight innings to help the White Sox beat the Minnnesota Twins 1-0 and clinch the AL Central Division title. Danks trained with CATZ in Austin, Texas before the start of the 2007 MLB season.
Click here for more about Dank’s performance.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Angela Hucles To Play For New WUSA Boston Breakers
Angela Hucles, along with fellow US National Team players Kristine Lilly and Heather Mitts has been allocated to the Boston Breakers. Hucles, a long time CATZ athletes is coming off of a very successful olympic campaign helping Team USA bring home a gold medal. “Boston has been my home for the last six, seven years now,” she said. “I’m very thrilled. It’s just a great day right now. It’s nice to see that this is coming together.”
Head coach of the Breakers, Tony DiCicco had this to say about receiving Angela from the USA National Team Allocation. “Back with the Breakers and back from leading the USA in scoring during the Olympics is Angela Hucles. Ang is playing the best soccer of her life. She played every minute in the Olympic Gold Medal run and quite simply we would not be Olympic Gold Medalist without her. Angela also brings great versatility on where she can play and that always offers useful options for a coach.”
Welcome back Angela!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
May-Treanor Named Olympic Most Outstanding Player
CATZ-athlete Misty May-Treanor has just been named the Most Outstanding Player for the women’s competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Monday, August 25, 2008
GOLD RUSH! 15 CATZ-trained athletes win gold medals in Beijing.
What do Misty May-Treanor, Angela Hucles and Kate Markgraf of US Soccer, and the USA Men’s Volleyball Team have in common? They are all gold medalists. Their stories were some of the most compelling of the Beijing Olympics. And, they all turned to CATZ to prepare them for the Olympics.
Misty May-Treanor made history in the Beijing Olympics. May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh became the first beach volleyball team to win consecutive gold medals. With a two set victory over China, May-Treanor and Walsh won their 108th consecutive match and their second Olympic gold medal. May-Treanor trained with CATZ at our Anaheim, CA facility.
Angela Hucles and Kate Markgraf played key roles in the US Soccer team’s improbable run to a gold medal. Hucles, stepping in for injured star Abby Wambach, led Team USA in scoring for the Olympic tournament. Markgraf anchored the US defense and had several key plays in the gold medal game against Brazil, when the US held the explosive and heavily-favored Brazilians scoreless over 120 minutes of play. Both Markgraf and Hucles trained with CATZ at our Needham, MA facility.
The USA Men’s Volleyball team won the gold medal for the first time in 20 years. The team went through the Olympic tournament undefeated and Coach Hugh McCutcheon perservered through personal tragedy. All 12 members of Team USA trained with CATZ at our Anaheim, CA facility.
In all, CATZ athletes came home with 15 gold medals and one silver. Congrats to all on a tremendous accomplishment. Misty May-Treanor summed it up best, “If you want to train at the highest level, CATZ is the place to be. It makes the games easy.”
CATZ-trained Olympic Medalists.
Misty May-Treanor: Gold, USA Beach Volleyball
Angela Hucles: Gold, USA Soccer
Kate Markgraf: Gold, USA Soccer
Emmanuel Ekpo: Silver, Nigerian Soccer
USA Men’s Volleyball Gold Medalists:
Monday, August 25, 2008
From Tragedy to Triumph: U.S. Wins Gold
The U.S. Men’s Volleyball team defeated Brazil 3 sets to 1 to win their first gold medal in twenty years.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Beats Brazil in Overtime to Win Gold
“We just had to go after them. We believed in our fitness. We knew we were fitter. We just felt the unity, the strength, that’s what held us together.”
- CATZ-athlete Angela Hucles
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Defend Gold and Make History
CATZ-athlete Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh defeated China 21-18, 21-18 in Thursday’s finals to become the first beach volleyball duo to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals. The pair has now won 108 consecutive matches and 19 consecutive tournaments as a team while May-Treanor has reached her 103rd career tournment win.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team Beats Serbia in 5 Sets and Remains Undefeated in Beijing
Down 2 sets to 1, the U.S. Men’s Volleyball team came back to beat Serbia and advance to the semifinal round against Russia.
Monday, August 18, 2008
U.S. Women’s Soccer Looking to Make Gold Statement
Angela Hucles scores 2 goals in Monday’s semifinal match against Japan and thanks CATZ for helping her get fitter and faster.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Hucles Scores Goal for US and Advances to Semifinals
Scoring a goal in the 12th minute of the game, CATZ athlete Angela Hucles helped the U.S. Women’s Soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Canada in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Misty May-Treanor on Motivation
CATZ-athlete Misty May-Treanor talks about what keeps her motivated
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Misty May Discusses Training at CATZ in Radio Interview
“If you want to train at the highest level, CATZ is the place to be. It makes the games easy.” - Olympic Gold Medalist and AVP Tour player Misty May.
Click the play button below to listen to the complete interview
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Where Olympians Train - 19 CATZ-trained athletes head to Beijing
CATZ is pleased to announce that nineteen CATZ-trained athletes will be participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. These athletes all rely on CATZ to prepare them to excel in their sport.
Angela Hucles - USA Women’s Soccer
Kate Markgraf - USA Women’s Soccer
Misty May-Treanor - USA Beach Volleyball
Emmanuel Ekpo - Nigerian Men’s Soccer
Simon Elliot - New Zealand Men’s Soccer
Robbie Rogers - USA Men’s Soccer
Frankie Hejduk (alternate) - USA Men’s Soccer
Lloy Ball - USA Men’s Volleyball
Sean Rooney - USA Men’s Volleyball
David Lee - USA Men’s Volleyball
Rich Lambourne - USA Men’s Volleyball
Reid Priddy - USA Men’s Volleyball
Ryan Millar - USA Men’s Volleyball
Riley Salmon - USA Men’s Volleyball
Tom Hoff - USA Men’s Volleyball
Clay Stanley - USA Men’s Volleyball
Kevin Hansen - USA Men’s Volleyball
Gabe Gardner - USA Men’s Volleyball
Scott Touzinsky - USA Men’s Volleyball
To read more about these athletes, click here
Friday, July 18, 2008
USA Volleyball in World League Final
With a 3-0 victory over Spain, the CATZ-trained USA Men’s Volleyball team won Pool C of the FIVB World League with a 9-1 record. The team now heads to Rio de Janeiro for the World League Finals on July 23-27. Team USA is currently ranked 3rd in the world.
For the full story click here
Thursday, June 26, 2008
MVP! Angela Hucles leads US Women’s Soccer to Peace Queen Cup Title
CATZ athlete Angela Hucles scored the winning goal in second half stoppage time to lead the US Women’s Soccer Team to 1-0 victory over Canada in the finals of the 2008 Peach Queen Cup in Suwon, South Korea. For her outstanding play, Hucles was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
With the win the US Women are now 17-0-1 in 2008 and have won four tournaments this year.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Beijing Bound. Markgraf & Hucles named to US Olympic Soccer Team. Markgraf named co-captain.
CATZ athletes Angela Hucles and Kate Markgraf were named to the US Olympic Women’s Soccer Team roster today. Markgraf, who is playing in her 3rd Olympics, was named co-captain of the team, along with Christie Rampone. Hucles, who earned a gold medal on the 2004 Olympic team, is coming off a MVP performance in the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea and has 84 caps for the US Women’s Team.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
CATZ & Celebrity Circus on NBC
CATZ is on site at the filming of Celebrity Circus on NBC to provide medical support and injury rehabilitation services to the contestants. The show is currently airing Wednesdays at 10pm/9pm central on NBC. Celebrity contestants include model Rachel Hunter, Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans, and former Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight.
Click here for more information about the show.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Cotter Moving up the Triathlon Ladder
James Cotter grew up in New Zealand devoted to playing basketball and water polo, but a move to triathlon-crazy Hawaii sparked his interest in endurance sports.
“I just kind of jumped straight in,” said Cotter, who moved to Hawaii in 2000. “My dad was going to race the Keauhou Kona Half Ironman, and he challenged me to do it. The race was set for May, and I trained barely five months for it, but I won my age group. I was 18.”
A few years later, Cotter met a dedicated triathlete from Texas who persuaded him to come to Austin.
“I met the Dell family in Hawaii,” Cotter said. “Susan (Dell) is a triathlete, and we became friends. The Dells told me Austin was a great place for triathletes, and they invited me to Texas.”
Cotter arrived in Austin in 2004, took a job caring for the children of Susan and Michael Dell, and also turned pro as a triathlete.
Now 26, Cotter broke out in 2007 with victories at the Texas Man Triathlon in Dallas and the Texas Triathlon at Canyon Lake. On April 6, he beat fellow pro Tim Marr of Honolulu by nearly three minutes to win the Lavaman Triathlon in Hawaii. Cotter completed the Olympic-distance race — 1.5-kilometer swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run — in 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56 seconds.
On Sunday, Cotter will compete at the Capital of Texas Triathlon. A traditional showcase for up-and-coming triathletes, the Austin event has drawn such world-class competitors as Jamie Cleveland, Andrea Fisher, Desiree Ficker, James Bonney, Rip Esselstyn and Brandon Marsh. The last edition of the event featured an epic battle between Cleveland and Bonney in 2006 (the 2007 race was canceled because of heavy rain).
Just two weeks ago, Cotter started training under Derek Williamson, and Williamson has been tracking Cotter’s biking progress with a “power-meter” — a sensor that detects a rider’s power output and heart rate. “It really helps you track performance,” Cotter said. “Training with Derek has already affected my biking. The workouts are hard, and my body is already starting to adapt.”
Each week, Williamson has Cotter swimming about 20,000 meters, biking 250 miles and running 40 to 50 miles.
“He’s no slouch, and I think he’s just going to get better and better,” Williamson said. “He’s world-class material, and now that he has the time to focus on his training, his potential is limitless.”
Cotter also turns to his wife, Lindsay, a nutritionist, for help with his training.
“She’s great at making the correct balance for my training,” said Cotter, who after working for the Dells from 2004-07, now works part-time as a trainer at the Competitive Athlete Training Zone. “I’m not a full vegan, but we focus on fresh organic produce — lots of fruit and vegetables. Lindsay always cooks up a great Mexican dinner on Tuesdays.”
That’s the day Cotter undertakes one of his hardest workouts. After rising at 6 a.m. and eating breakfast, he’ll swim 3,500 to 4,000 meters. After a quick lunch, he’ll set out on a 31/2-hour bike ride.
“The competition here in Austin is top-notch,” Cotter said. “I’m not really going to taper much for CapTexTri, but I will race to win. My goal Sunday is just to go as hard as I can, and hopefully push or be pushed to a new level, and see who comes out first.”
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Men’s Health names CATZ one of America’s Top Gyms
CATZ is featured in the March 2008 issue of Men’s Health in the article, “Secrets from America’s Best Gyms- 30 new ways to build the body you want.” Listed as one of the top fitness experts, Jim Liston offers his advice on how to improve your ab workout.
CARVE YOUR ABS
For total ab development, employ an improved version of the classic cable woodchop, an exercise that mimics the swinging of an ax. “Instead of pulling the cable from your shoulder to the opposite knee, try chopping in every line of action,” says Jim Liston, founder of CATZ Competitive Athlete Training Zone in Pasadena, California. Your start and end points are your eyes, shoulders, waist, knees, and ankles. Choose one point and pull the handle to another. Do 12 reps in one line, switch sides, and repeat. Then choose a new line for each of 2 more sets.
-Article by Scott Quill, Men’s Health, March 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
CATZ Physical Therapy Institute Featured in Rehab Management Magazine
Rehab Management, an industry leading publication dedicated to covering news and current issues in the rehab industry, featured CATZ Physical Therapy Institute in their latest January/February 2008 edition. To read the full article click here.
Friday, November 16, 2007
CATZ Athlete featured on ESPN’s College Gameday
Jordan O’Reilly, senior captain and linebacker for Williams College was interviewed on ESPN’s College Gameday discussing what it is like playing in one of college football’s oldest rivalries - Williams vs. Amherst. Jordan led the Ephs is tackles in 2006 and led a defense that allowed only 61 yards rushing and 9 points per game.
Williams Head Coach Mike Whalen had this to say about his captain this preseason: “We couldn’t ask for a better role model for our younger players than Jordan. Simply put, he is willing to put in the time and pay the price for success. Jordan does everything the right way both on the football field and in the classroom. He treats everyone with respect, is loyal to his coaches and teammates and ALWAYS puts the needs of the team ahead of his own. We have a proud tradition at LBer and I expect Jordan will do everything possible to make sure that continues this season.”
Friday, November 09, 2007
Twellman’s goal sends Revs to MLS Cup
Congrats to CATZ athlete Taylor Twellman who scored the winning goal to send the New England Revolution to the MLS Cup.
Click here to see the amazing goal!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
CATZ on “Your LA” Hot List on NBC
See CATZ as featured on the Your LA What’s Hot List. Click the link below to see the full story as seen on the local Los Angeles NBC affiliate Channel 4.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The New CATZ Blog Discusses the NBC News Story
CATZ relaunches the CATZBlog with “What’s wrong with wanting to go to Harvard?”, a series of commentaries from CATZ founder Jim Liston.
This series will address the October 30th, 2007 NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams piece, “Getting a Tutor - for Sports?” (which featured CATZ, See the full story). The story raises the question, are we pushing our children too hard to succeed?
Click here to go to the CATZBlog and comment on your personal experience or feelings toward this widely debated topic
Monday, October 08, 2007
CATZ accepts the Men’s Health Fit School Challenge
CATZ is currently working with Men’s Health Magazine to change lives and physical education in the US—one school at a time. The Fit School Initiative is designed to fight childhood obesity at the Getty’s Middle School in Easley, SC. The plan includes building a fitness center, overhauling outdoor facilities, re-designing workout programs, team building, staff training and teaching sound nutritional habits.
CATZ founder Jim Liston and CATZ coach David Jack are part of a 12 member panel of experts on youth wellness that are working to implement the Fit School program.
For more information on the Fit School Initiative visit: http://www.menshealth.com/fitschools
Monday, October 08, 2007
CATZ Athletes win bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup
Congratulations to CATZ Athlete’s Kate Markgraff and Angela Hucles for winning the bronze medal with the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in China.