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We have a burning passion for developing exceptional people and communities. We achieve this through our progressive, adaptable, and transformative programs that can be experienced both in-house at our flagship location in Avon, Ohio or with our community of online programming athletes.

Getting Started.

New to Functional Fitness? Start with our INTRO program.

You’ll start with a short phone call to let you know what to expect at Black Flag Athletics and for you to let us know your goals.

Recent Blog Posts

The Power of General Physical Preparedness (GPP)

At Black Flag Athletics, every 10 days or so, you’ll witness our classes engaging in what might seem like unconventional workouts: carrying heavy kettlebells, lugging sandbags, pushing and pulling sleds, and crawling in various directions. This isn’t just a random...

Why We Do Murph: A Memorial Day Reflection

As Memorial Day approaches and the whispers of "Murph" echo through the gym, many ask, "Why are we doing Murph?" This question holds a deeply personal answer for each of us. It could be because we have a loved one who was serving. It could be the challenge of...

A Tribute to Mom: The Ultimate Fitness Coach

My mother, like many mothers, is the strongest person I know. Not only did she raise six children, all of whom played sports, she worked hard to raise us and somehow managed to stay actively involved. Not only by showing up but by finding ways to create initiatives to...

Building Longevity and Quality of Life Through Intentional Training

With over 25 years of experience designing workouts for people, programs, and teams, the one thing I have learned is that it is essential to always maintain focus on the objectives of your training. Understanding these training objectives is crucial when creating a...

Embracing Olympic Weightlifting for Enhanced Fitness

In the realm of group fitness and professional training hubs worldwide, the discourse surrounding Olympic Lifts and their diverse iterations has been fervent among elite trainers. The debate over the efficacy and safety of movements like the snatch, clean, and jerk is...

Unleash Your Inner Athlete: The Essence of “Functional Fitness”

At Black Flag Athletics in Avon, Ohio, the atmosphere resonates with the rallying cry of "Be an athlete!" This mantra isn't just for seasoned competitors; it's for everyday individuals navigating the demands of work, family, and life. Why do we emphasize this? Because...

Why Work Out? Cultivating Long-Term Fitness and Wellness

Once a quarter at Black Flag Athletics, our coaches gather to delve into the intricacies of leadership, class management, coaching development, and communication strategies. These quarterly meetings serve as the cornerstone of our commitment to continuous improvement...

Returning To The Fundamentals: Strengthening The Basics

When many of us embarked on our fitness journeys, we were often still in grade school, where physical education classes introduced us to activities like kickball and dodgeball. Yet, amidst the fun and games, we were also exposed to fundamental human movement patterns:...

Aligning Purpose and Performance: Managing Your Training to Fulfill Your ‘Why’

Recently, I delved into Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest book, "Be Useful, Seven Rules For Lift," opting for the audio version. In the early chapters, Arnold shares his approach to encountering newcomers in the gym. His simple yet profound question, "Why are you here?"...

New Strength Cycle Start This Week (3/24/24)

We're thrilled to kick off a brand new strength cycle this week at Black Flag Athletics, and we're doing it with a twist – introducing our modified "Wendler 5-3-1 Program." This program is tailor-made to seamlessly integrate into our class structure, allowing us to...

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