This is my last week at the gym for a while, like 3 months.  This week will be the regular schedule through Thursday.  Friday will be 5 am and 5:30 pm ONLY.  Saturday will be 8 am Poker.

Starting Monday Sept 18 the new schedule will start for the whole week.  Monday and Tuesday is 5 am, 6 am, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm  Wednesday – NO CLASSES, Thursday will be 5am, 6am, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm  Friday will be 5am and 5:30 pm ONLY.  Saturday will be 8 am.  This schedule is posted on the board at the gym.  Take a picture of it so you have one on your phone, too.  Any class may be cancelled to accommodate your coaches’ needs.  Please be patient and understanding, they are sacrificing a lot for you.

I wil update the group as I am able to.  Thanks for all your support, thoughts and gifts.  I appreciate it all and will be using all the games, puzzles, blankets, crayons etc.  Maybe I can send some masterpieces for you to hang on your fridge!?!

Here is an excerpt from The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday.



Consider who you are. Above all, a human being, carrying no greater power than your own reasoned choice, which oversees all other things, and is free from any other master.”  Epictetus  Discourses 2.10.1

The psychologist Viktor Frankl spent three years imprisoned in various concentration camps, including Auschwitz.  His family and his wife had been killed, his life’s work destroyed, his freedom taken from him.  He quite literally had nothing left.  Yet, as he discovered after much thought, he still retained one thing: the ability to determine what this suffering meant.  Not even the Nazis could take that from him.

Further, Frankl realized that he could actually find positives in his situation.  Here was an opportunity to continue testing and exploring his psychological theories (and perhaps revise them).  He could still be of service to others.  He even took some solace in the fact that his loved ones were spared the pain and misery that he faced daily in that camp.

Your hidden power is your ability to use reason and make choices, however limited or small.  Think about the areas of your life where you are under duress or weighed down by obligation.  What are the choices available to you, day after day?  You might be surprised at how many there actually are.  Are you taking advantage?  Are you finding the positives?


SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK     Monday through Thursday  5am, 6am, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm  Friday 5 am and 5:30 pm  Saturday 8 am

Workouts for the week-  Poker, row/clean/burpee/lunge chipper, toes to bar/run/deadlifts/clean/press, BENCH PRESS, row/front squats, push jerks/pullups/SDHP

Have a fantastic weekend

See you at the gym!!!

3,2,1 GO!!