Why Holiday Open Gym?

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Back in 2006, when Andy first had a full-time staff at CFLA, he decided to incorporate a Holiday Open Gym. During Open Gym, there would be no regular classes between and around Christmas and New Years. The gym would be open during limited hours where members could work on whatever was needed or they could loosely follow a suggested workout of the day alone or with a group of gym friends. And the core staff would gain some recovery time. From this Open Gym tradition sprouted a more organized Coaches Development Program at CFLA. All the up-and-coming coaches who had already gone through a lot of hands-on instruction would be in charge of Open Gym.

The original idea of shutting down the office and regular classes was this: Andy believed we could serve our clients best if the core staff started off the New Year rested and refreshed.

We still follow this end-of-the-year schedule today with the same reasoning. The core staff hits it hard all year and Open Gym is a perfect time to recharge our batteries so we can hit the ground running come January especially with Cycle 7 starting on the 12th and the Whole Life Challenge starting the 17th. January will be exciting and action-filled — and we want to be fully ready. 

The cool part of Open Gym for members is that no matter your membership package, you can come as many times as you like during Open Gym. A coach — often two coaches — will be available to facilitate groups for the suggested workout or to answer questions about mobility, strength, or endurance. Make sure you take advantage of this time to come as many times as you like. Or you can of course use it as a rejuvenation period, too. 

Holiday Open Gym Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12/22/2014 12/23/2014 12/24/2014 12/25/2014 12/26/2014 12/27/2014 12/28/2014
6:00am – 9:00AM 5:00PM – 8:00PM 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM CLOSED CLOSED 8:00AM – 11:00AM 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12/29/2014 12/30/2014 12/31/2014 1/1/2015 1/2/2015
7:00AM – 10:00AM 5:00PM – 8:00PM 9:00AM – 12:00PM CLOSED 9:00AM – 12:00PM



Tuesday’s Workout

A) Rope climb skill practice (10-15min)

B) 2 Rounds for total quality reps (1:1)
     Tire flips with jump through
     Hand-release pushups
     Med ball sit-to-stands

And Coming Wednesday
Mental Toughness

A) Press (15min)
Work up to heavy 3

B) Task vs Time vs Task Priority
1) Task Priority
500m Row, for time
-3min Rest
2) Time Priority
Row as many meters as possible in the time it took to complete Part 1
-3min Rest
3) Task Priority
Row the result of Part 2, for time
**See 10/16/14**







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