Despite a paralyzing transit strike, NYC residents have weathered the lack of bus and subway service with characteristic New York aplomb and fortitude.
There are 8 million stories in this city and the story of LBH lifters is just one of them. Coach Joe Triolo and other LBH lifters have provided carpooling to and from the gym so that no lifter using public transportation should miss a workout. To further ensure that LBH members’ training was not adversely affected, Coach Joe Triolo opened the gym on the Friday before Christmas so that members who may have missed a workout could train.
One of our most stalwart lifters, Qi Cheng, actually rode his bicycle several miles from work in sub-freezing temperature, darkness, and rush hour traffic to train with his team mates. Qi Cheng, Coach Joe Triolo and the rest of the Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting Team members are demonstrative of their team motto:
“Be prepared to lift anytime, anywhere, and under any conditions.”