This month, the garage door opened and hardly closed. Defined’s Foundation Program graduated over 20 new athletes, and we hosted two back-to-back events on two of our sunniest days. All of our Murph Day heats were full, and over 50 athletes sat in silence for 9 minutes and 29 seconds to honor the life of George Floyd. Our weekends thrive with Pride, and our community feels hopeful. This month, you showed up for everything we stand for.

As July nears, we hope these actions of unity inspire you to always find support in your community and strength in numbers. Our reasons for training may vary, but we continue to train together with reason: We know we’re stronger together.

To stay up to speed with your teammates, read on to learn what’s next!


This Quarter’s athlete spotlight? Trevor Thomas

WHY WE CHOSE HIM: His dedication, strength, and consistency inspire us. His training approach is deliberate, and his mindset keeps him connected to his movement, inside and outside of the gym. Trevor always respects the standard, and it shows.

If you’re ever at the gym before the sun rises, you know Trevor Thomas is usually the third person to arrive after the doors open: Alan Bremerkamp’s always first, and usually Min Yun’s second. Training at this hour isn’t always about motivation. It’s sometimes about work demands. But it’s often about discipline. What this hour sometimes lacks in sunshine, it makes up for in grit.

For Trevor, training without purpose isn’t an option. Early mornings keep him connected to his community, values, and the why behind his training. Since being diagnosed with T1 diabetes at the age of  13, he’s had multiple doctors tell him to stop training hard. As someone who loves a challenge, he used this feedback as a way to better understand his health and how to continually challenge his capabilities.

To read his full interview, click here!

Enjoy his feature video on Instagram (link here); filmed and edited by Andrew Glatt.


Mark your calendars. Our Summer apparel pre-order begins Tuesday, June 29th! What’s there to look forward to? Defined sandals (sorry, no Crocs, yet!), a new collaboration with athlete Ryan Hathaway, and another round of gear featuring our striped logo. We can’t wait to see what you sport!

Tuesday, June 29th: Apparel pre-order.

Sunday, July 4th: Defined is CLOSED

Saturday, July 10th: Join us for our first Beach Workout of the Summer! Meet us at The Dock at Montrose Beach at 9AM; we’ll walk down to the water together. Register now in Zen Planner! All friends and family welcome. *Friends and family do not need to register.

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