One Step Back

Last week I was working on my mornings.  If I could just get up 15 or 20 minutes earlier, I reasoned, the day would start so much better.  Perhaps I’d even attain that magical state we call “being present.”  (Maybe, maybe not.) So I tried it.  And...

Inside Out

When we meet with a prospective member, one of the first questions we ask is: “where would you like to be in six months?”  The idea is to get the athlete thinking, in relatively concrete terms, about where a new exercise program and community might take...

Week of Jan 7-13

Sunday, January 7, 2018 7 AM Mindful Lifting,Gang of Four, Entertainment! 8 AM Conditioning: 8×8, Wallballs/Burpees, Partner Waiters/Rowing Monday, January 8, 2018 Warmup (10 min): Coach’s Choice Strength (25 min): Box Squat 50, 60% x 5, 65% x 3, then...

Fill Your Bucket

There are several pieces of advice I feel perpetually confident in giving–decaf only after 2 PM, read the book before you watch the movie, hold the mayo (no really, hold the mayo). Here’s another: try hard not to ruminate on the passage of time while your...

Someone Cared Enough

Earlier today I received a short letter from a new colleague.  It was handwritten and accompanied by a couple of thoughtful gifts.  “Every journey starts with a small step,” the note began. The words, though well-chosen, weren’t important to me.  The...

Go All In

Once it gets cooler around here, I pay closer attention to the way folks enter the gym.  In the spring and especially the summer, it’s pretty simple–most folks arrive in their workout clothes, ready to go.  There isn’t much hustle and bustle near the...