Road Trip!

We’re on the road this weekend, heading down to take in some Texas history at The Alamo. We stopped in Waco for the night and saw a billboard for Health Camp and wanted to make a joke of it until we saw Burgers and Shakes listed. WHAT? This sounds like a health camp right up our ally.

We drove around trying to find Dubl-R Burgers, another age old burger joint in Waco but they were all closed up for the night. Aimlessly driving; hungry; and out of ideas for dinner we took an exit with a lot of food options and there was Health Camp all lit up and waiting for us!The place has been around since 1949 and started with a little canteen on wheels serving up burgers and shakes. It’s adorable and obviously a local favorite even at 8:30 at night. We had a great dinner and were able to get a picture in before they turned the lights out for the night.

Incidentally, there’s been plenty of Bluebonnet sightings on the way down which makes for a very happy drive! Enjoy the weekend!

About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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