We're not just another gym.
The Protocol SC, located here in Tucson, Arizona, is much more than just a place to have a gym membership.
It is a complete strength and conditioning system that has the unique ability to meet you where you are and take you the next level of fitness. Featuring kettlebell classes, personal training and private lessons, fitness has never been more accessible for the healthy goals you seek.
Meet Our Team
Our team at the Protocol is here to meet your needs. With over 50 years of combined fitness and health experience, we are ready to help you achieve your goals.
Greetings and happy spring! I don’t mean to rub it in, but here in Arizona we have beautiful outdoor weather pretty much all winter long. It makes us quite sad for the many of you who read this blog in other areas who aren’t so fortunate. We are glad that you’re slowly getting around to[…]
Greetings! Welcome to part 4 in our series of fitness lies you need to stop believing (click here if you’d like to read the priors). In previous posts, we’ve discussed lies that usually come from those outside of fitness. In other words, for those who are either in the industry or are advanced gym-goers, these[…]
Greetings and Happy New Year! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m kind of geeky about the New Year’s holiday and making resolutions. This is a pretty big holiday in my home country (former Soviet Union), and although I’m pretty well Americanized, the big celebration of the new year[…]
Editor’s Note: It’s the holidays and we know you’re busy. If you wish to skip the bulk of this article and go straight to the best weight loss advice, go to the last paragraph. It’s all explained there. Greetings and Happy Holidays! A number of years ago I worked at a gym that had this[…]
Greetings! This month’s post is part three of our series where we discuss the biggest lies in the fitness world that absolutely need to die. You can follow the links below in case you missed the first two: Lie #1: Lifting heavy weights makes women bulky, muscle-bound, and huge. Lie #2: Skipping breakfast makes you[…]
Greetings! Today’s blog is a bonus post. I recently had the honor of being interviewed on, “What’s New Coach?” by Neal Snyder. Neal is a Personal Training Manager and Developer for the famed Equinox Fitness Clubs. I met him at a kettlebell certification in Seattle and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. In[…]
Greetings! This month we continue with part two in our series of “Fitness Lies You Need To Stop Believing” (You can click here if you missed part one). This month we tackle a myth that has been promoted heavily by the fast-food industry, so right away you should be able to start smelling the faint[…]
“Repeat a lie a thousand times and it becomes the truth.” – Dr. Joseph Geobbels, Propaganda Minister of the Third Reich Greetings! This month’s post is part one of a multi-part series where we will discuss the biggest lies in the fitness world that absolutely need to die. I started this dialog online a few[…]
Greetings! We come to you this month with a whole lot of awesomeness to report! For starters, this month The Protocol celebrates its 6-year anniversary. It’s hard to imagine what life was like 6 short years ago; I was working at a gym and scared out of mind to take this leap, but somehow found[…]
Greetings! Once again, it was that time of year. Last weekend, Team Protocol made its annual trip to compete in the 100% RAW Powerlifting American Challenge. This was our third time competing as a team and we were very excited to defend our Master’s National Championship from last year, as well as add to the[…]
Greetings! The world of health, fitness, and wellness is diverse and multi-faceted. We try to stay active, eat right, get plenty of sleep, manage stress, take our vitamins, brush and floss, not drink too much, etc., etc., etc… Often times there are so many things we know we should be doing to maintain our bodies,[…]
Greetings! This month’s post is extra exciting for us… and not just because it’s the first one from our shiny new facility! Earlier this year, Matt and I had the privilege of attending the first Strength Matters Kettlebell Certification offered in the United States. For those of you who don’t know Matt, he has been[…]
Greetings! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve gotten to see The Protocol grow and evolve. Although our little place has spent more than its fair share of time in the national spotlight, we came from some very humble beginnings. After working as an independent trainer since 2004, I started “Vail Boot[…]
Greetings! This month’s post is going to be a little different. One of the greatest things about The Protocol is what we like to call our, “Protocol Family.” Community is one of our core values, and is also the most wonderful things about my job. There days when getting up at 3:45am to go to[…]
Greetings! Over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some extraordinary people: Business owners, CEOs, fellow coaches and trainers, a few professional athletes, folks who could barely get out of a chair, and all points in between. Occasionally, however, I get the opportunity to work with someone who[…]
Greetings, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! As 2015 winds down, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge some students from our studio who accomplished some rather extraordinary things this year… as well as tell you about some very exciting stuff happening in 2016! Earlier this year, Team Protocol competed at the 100%[…]
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and many other books in the series, tells a story that his father used to tell him when he was a kid… When I was a child, my dad told us that the Japanese were aware of three powers: the sword, the jewel and the mirror. The[…]
Being in the fitness industry for over a decade, I’ve seen some very sad, yet predictable, patterns: 1. Start crazy diet and/or exercise program that is unsustainable long-term. 2. Grit through said program for defined period of time (usually under 90 days). 3. Attain a moderate amount of success from the program, but burn out[…]
Greetings, Happy fall! This month’s post can be a little tough to get through… at least it was for me. We will be sharing a story about a remarkable young man whom I have had the honor of working with for the past couple years. He has endured some incredible challenges throughout his young life[…]
Greetings! On August 1st, The Protocol Strength & Conditioning celebrated its 5-year anniversary. Many businesses don’t make it to this point, and I’m extremely honored to be in this position. If you’re one of my students (past or present), friends, mentors, colleagues, or if you just read this blog and share it with others, I[…]