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Melody in LA!

Postby Melody » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:35 pm

Hi, All!

My name is Melody and I live in Pasadena, CA (Los Angeles, basically). I've been vegan since 2000. I own a personal training business here (www.flawlessfitness.com) and I am also a strength athlete. I am 5'0" and weigh around 100lbs. Some of my current goals for the end of 2012 are:

-Pass the Iron Maiden challenge (pullup, pistol, press with 53lb/24kg kettlebell)-- so far, can do all of the above with a 20kg
-Triple bodyweight DL -- current max is 235, so this might be a stretch, but there you have it anyway
-Bend the Iron Mind white nail on a regular basis

I've got more, but those are at the top of my list. :) Would love to chat with other strength athletes and trade strength tips!
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Talyn » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:42 pm

welcome!

they are some solid goals!

you should consider starting a training log.
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby loveliberate » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:15 pm

Hello & Welcome Melody :)
“I do not love the bright sword for it's sharpness, nor the arrow for it's swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend." http://www.a-human-right.com - http://www.corneredcat.com - http://www.aware.org
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby rattus » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:21 am

Checked out the "Gallery of Fun Stuff" on your site

... you're a bit of a nutter aren't you? :wink:

... think you'll fit right in here. :D :D
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby baldy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:17 am

Hi Melody, can I add you to our new vegan personal trainer index? -> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24252
"A wise man once said, "It's easier to buy smaller clothes, than to put on 5kg." ... Buzz
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Webb » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:25 am

Once you dial in your form and figure out what works best, you'll be crushing the white nail!
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Adena » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice to meet you! Good luck with your goals!
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Adena » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:29 pm

rattus wrote:Checked out the "Gallery of Fun Stuff" on your site

... you're a bit of a nutter aren't you? :wink:

... think you'll fit right in here. :D :D


Just checked out the Gallery of Fun Stuff as well, looks like fun to me! You'll be hitting your goals in no time!
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Melody » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Haha, yes, thanks, I am definitely a little on the nutty side. :) In a good way! I think! :D

Here is my best deadlift so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSXWzJ4Y698

I have a blog, but mostly to help other people, not to report my own stuff ( melodyschoenfeld.blogspot.com ). When I do something I think is kinda cool in the gym, I either tape it or take a pic.
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Adena » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:10 pm

Oh yeah, I meant to mention that I saw your Indian clubs and I think they're pretty fun too. My husband actually made some on a lathe. They're almost the same weight. :lol:
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Melody » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:01 pm

Nice! Yeah, I have a small collection of them here. If I knew how to use a lave, I'd try my hand at making some. :)
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Mr. Cleetus » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:15 pm

Welcome!

I spent some years living in Pasadena. I sure miss the weather! :)
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Melody » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:07 pm

I'm from NY originally; Pasadena is the 9th city/3rd country I've lived in. :) I moved to the LA area in 2001 on the condition I would live in Pasadena. So far, it's been working for me! :)
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Re: Melody in LA!

Postby Mr. Cleetus » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:29 pm

aha. We would have overlapped then, I first started going at the end of 2000 for long stays and then was there continuously during 2004&5. Have the local vegan options improved at all? I'm on my third country too; I don't want to think about the cities! I'm happy to stay in this one though :)
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