I Love When Students …
Shirley wrote an a great blog yesterday on 10 Things She Loves Students To Do. I thought I’d chime with a few additions.
- Recap Dry Erase Markers. The dry-erase-marker situation at the gym is already one filled with triggers and confusion. I have often stepped in front of a class to write names on the board only to go through 12 markers before one writes properly. AArrgg! Some days I leave the gym with peace of mind knowing a good-working black or purple marker is back in rotation only to return the next day to find just semi-dried orange and brown markers. What happened in those 14 hours? Other than seeing students soar to their potential here at the gym, there are not a lot of things more satisfying than writing with a good dry erase marker brimming with ink. I feel all will be possible in a class that starts with a good marker! So when students use the markers to keep track of scores and leave the precious, coveted markers on the ground capless, I shed a tear. I say my goodbyes to that marker and hope to move on.
- Like My Warm Ups. I think a lot about warm ups. Maybe I think a little too much about warm ups because frankly not only do I personally love a good warm up, I need a good warm up. I’ve been known to go a little over the top or take a little too much time with the warm up, but know that I’m always thinking how it can serve you. And entertain me!
- Like My Music? This is rich coming from me considering I’ve been know to get angry during Classical Fridays. That anger was an involuntary response, I promise, to which I apologize, Chip. As a coach, I do try to set a mood according to the workout and well, according to my own mood. I do hope you like it though.
- Come to our events. We know your schedule is jam-packed with goodness and family and work and life outside the gym. So, we really love it when you decide to make it to our events. It just reinforces what a community and family we are here.
And that’s really what I love most about our students, which is hardly ever in question: our familial sense of community.
“Catch Me If You Can!”
4 RFT, teams of 4, relay serpentine-style
50 Double unders
12 MB Sit to stands (20/14)
12 DB Clusters (50/35)
18 Burpee box jump overs (24/20)
10 Strict Presses 115/85
15 Overhead Squats
20 Push Presses
25 Front Squats
30 Push Jerks
35 Back Squats
Kenny’s First CF WOD
5 Kipping pullups
Kenny: “It was the early mid-2000s (2004?), and I did it at Crunch Gym in West Hollywood. I got in the rounds of 20’s. I’m sure that not a round of them counted. It was amazing. A few rounds in I thought it was brutal, but The mental and emotional tenacity was easy to turn on, because I knew I had a 20min window to do some stuff.”