Member of the Month

The Couple Who Works Out Together, Stays Together! STW February Member of the Month: Julissa Paez and Gilbert Salazar By JAX Ooo, L’mour! Translation: Oh LOVE! It’s certainly in the air this month. February is about one of the few times in the whole year when we see more guys, especially twice the amount of […]

JUNE MEMBER OF THE MONTH – STEPHANIE S.

Posted on on Jun 18, 2015

JUNE MEMBER OF THE MONTH – STEPHANIE S.

NOT JUST ANOTHER MOM FROM SUBURBIA STW MEMBER OF THE MONTH STEPHANIE SMITH Years ago I took classes with Pete Hardy at another fitness center where he taught.  He had the no nonsense style of instruction that I LOVE!  Years later I found out that Mr. Hardy owned STW and heard about the intense and fun training there and after some research I just knew I had to be a member.  Since joining I am constantly challenged!  I have been working out and training for various physical challenges many years but would always end up getting bored or plateauing in my progress and had a constant feeling...

March Member of the Month – James Ford

Posted on on Apr 1, 2015

MARCH MEMBER OF THE MONTH JAMES FORD I spent just over six and half years in the U.S. Army from 2003-2009.  In 2007 I was wounded in Afghanistan. After being medically retired from the U.S. Army I stayed here in San Antonio to study at St. Mary’s University. I started coming to STW Krav Maga a couple weeks after coming out of a cast from having surgery on my left ankle (my only ankle). For me it was a way to stay in shape and also learn something I have wanted to learn for a while. One of the things that provoked me to learn Krav Maga is having that extra skill set and cushion can...

October Member Of The Month

Posted on on Nov 5, 2014

When Going Beyond the Comfort Zone Pays Off Meet STW’s October Member of the Month: Annette Ramon By Jax   STW would like to introduce October’s Member of the Month. Four years ago, this mother of two and full-time law student walked through our doors on her sister’s recommendation after she experienced difficulty losing weight with the arrival of her second child. “I took a class with Bridget the first day, and she was calling me out the whole time I was there,” she said. “I loved how hard she pushed me, so I signed up the next day. Since then, I did a lot of Bridget’s...

September Member of the Month

Posted on on Oct 11, 2014

A Vision for a Brighter Future STW September Member of the Month: Clifford Jordan by Jax Allow me to introduce, Mr. Clifford Jordan. He walked through STW’s doors February 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. I first met Mr. Jordan at a coffee shop for this interview. He took a bus to meet me there. A man of tall stature walked in, and he seemed to carry himself with an unassuming air of humility and a winning smile. He introduced himself with a friendly handshake, grabbed himself a drink, and began his story. Mr. Jordan was born and raised in California before finally settling in San...

AUGUST MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Posted on on Sep 2, 2014

From Victim to Survivor STW’s August Member of the Month: Mary Gonzales By Jax   No one ever grows up thinking, “When I grow up, I ‘m going to fall in love with someone who beats and mistreats me; and I also want a home filled with discord and sadness.” We all want the fairy tale, or at least something closely resembling a “Happily Ever After” that comes with the prospect of meeting that soul mate, that perfect and special partner to lean on and know that no matter what challenges come our way, we’ll  fight through them together. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to fully...

JULY MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Posted on on Aug 4, 2014

Bullied No More! STW July Member of the Month: Antonio Rodriguez By JAX According to the federal government website, stopbullying.gov, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services,approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying, and 1 in 10 teens drop out of school due to repeated harassment. Most experts agree that the amount of bullying peaks in middle school, with an alarming 83 percent of girls, and 79 percent of boys report being bullied either in school or online. The consequences of bullying have detrimental results. In fact, aside from the...

June Member Of The Month

Posted on on Jul 4, 2014

STW’s June Member of the Month: Adriana Torres Fighting Back by Taking Control of My Life By JAX A person’s home is a symbol of someone’s domain, a refuge where no matter what’s going on in the world, we have somewhere we can go to find rest and be at peace in the comfort of knowing that once we lock that door, we feel safe and secure behind the walls of our symbolic little fortress. But what would happen if that security was violated? What would you do if you found yourself confronted by a total stranger who had no respect for the laws that governed and felt that it was okay to...

Member of the Month – May 2014

Posted on on May 26, 2014

Gaining from Loss  STW’s May Member of the Month: Laura Arzola  By JAX Experiencing the loss of a loved one unexpectedly can be quite devastating. Thoughts of things one could’ve said or done better before that person left this earth, whether they did everything they could, are bound to nag at the surviving relatives mercilessly. No amount of condolences, sympathy cards or explanations that this too shall pass can help the surviving member comes to terms with resolving the series of mixed emotions until they have gotten past the process of denial, blame, guilt and finally, acceptance....

Member of the Month – March

Posted on on Mar 31, 2014

When Age has No Bounds STW’s Member of the Month (March 2014) Norma Hughes This month, STW would like to recognize Norma Hughes for her dedication to hard work. Always active, but never fully conscious about exercising, this fifty-three-year-old travel agent came to the realization that she needed to do something about her health when Mother Menopause reared its ugly head in her early fifties. “I was watching television one day, because menopause would often keep me awake late into the night, when I saw an ad for Krav Maga. There was a bag class that I was really interested in and thought...

February Members of the Month – The Couple Who Works Out Together, Stays Together!

Posted on on Feb 14, 2014

The Couple Who Works Out Together, Stays Together! STW February Member of the Month: Julissa Paez and Gilbert Salazar By JAX Ooo, L’mour! Translation: Oh LOVE! It’s certainly in the air this month. February is about one of the few times in the whole year when we see more guys, especially twice the amount of them in the early morning hours of February 14th, hovering in front of the card display, sifting through the plethora of heart-shaped cards written in sparkly fonts, stuffed with romantic music, each offering declarations of undying love and devotion. Your head spins from having to...

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