Last week was a busy one for us here at the new BLKBOX Fitness HQ. The team worked extremely hard with some major installs taking place and a sprint to finish up our showroom in time for our 5th birthday and grand opening with a BBQ provided by Belfast-based caterers French Village with some casual drinks allowing us to spend time celebrating with colleagues and clients and of course to host the fantastic PLAE Summit, which was the first educational Summit we have hosted in our new HQ.
It was an honor to have a full house at our first event and it was a pleasure to host such a fantastic seminar with some of the top names in the field of Strength and Conditioning. We would like to thank all the speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to join us in our new venue and fill the room with some outstanding knowledge bombs.
The line-up included John Connor, Conor McGregor's strength coach, Barry Solan, currently the 1st Team Strength & Conditioning Coach at Arsenal Football Club. Brendan Chaplin, the Founder and Managing Director of Strength and Conditioning Education, the UK’s #1 provider of education, resources and mentoring for strength and conditioning professionals. Nick Winkelman, the Head of Athletic Performance & Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union also graced us with his motivational knowledge alongside Coach Landow who served as the Strength and Speed Coach during the NFL lockout.
We would also like to thank Ron McKeefery and Marisa Viola for all their time and effort in making the event run so smooth. (We hope the Guinness was as good as you had hoped!) The feedback we have received has been brilliant and we are overwhelmed by all the lovely comments. A big thank you to Slims Kitchen for providing us with breakfast and lunch during the seminar. Thank you to everyone who attending and we hope to see you at our upcoming events in the future.