‘The first step towards getting somewhere is deciding you’re not going to stay where you are.’ (J.P. Morgan) It’s a new decade and a new year. Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions this week or have already made them. We make New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to improve our lives. However, most… Read more »
Come and celebrate Forwards longest running tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas/Fitness. We only have one class so we pack the house. You can even choose to do this whole workout outside (dress accordingly) After the last person is done we all pile into the barbell side of Forward for breakfast and “recovery” drinks…. Read more »
Grab a partner and build a snowman for time: 100 Assault Bike Calories 100 Air Squats 100 Kettlebell Swings 100 Partner AbMat Sit-up + Med Ball Toss 100 Burpees 100 Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift High-pulls 100 Row Calories Only one person works at a time. Can start anywhere but can’t move to next movement… Read more »
BRIGHT SPOTS If you’ve been in the gym lately you’ve probably noticed a white board with the caption “Bright Spots,” which is a “PR” board of sorts (personal records). Those days when you’re in the gym and you just feel like everything is going right and BAM—you get a PR. Or you get… Read more »
Proverbs 11:25 – A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us. However, it is not limited to sharing with just those around us. It is also for the person that we have never met or will ever see. There are… Read more »
Happy Week-Before-Christmas, Everybody!! The programming this week does not disappoint–it has something for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced athlete. WODs will vary in duration and include a variety of movements, including some movements we don’t see very often (strict pull-ups) as well as some classic favorites (box jumps, burpees). We’ve… Read more »
Grab a partner and come to support our local community! This event is FREE to everyone! Bring an unwrapped toy for The Marine Corps Toys For Tots!! Jedi Master Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 mins of: 100 Deadlifts, 135/95 lbs 100 Air Squats 100 Hang Power Cleans, 135/95 lbs 100 Push-ups 100… Read more »
Guess who’s coming home soon? Jedi Master Skill: Every 3 mins for 15 mins: Squat Snatch + Hang Squat Snatch Wod: Every 1 min for 15 mins, alternating between: 15 Bike Calories 2 Rope Climbs 10 Dumbbell Bench Press, pick load Jedi Knight Skill: Every 3 mins for 15 mins: 2 Hang Power Snatches +… Read more »
Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you Jedi Master Skill: Back Squat 6×6 Wod: 30-20-10 reps, for time of: Med Ball Clean, 20/14 lbs Med Ball Push Press Toss, 20/14 lbs, 10/9 ft Jedi Knight Skill: Back Squat 6×6 Wod: 30-20-10 reps, for time of: Med Ball Clean, 16/10… Read more »
Surround yourself around fitness minded people. Positivity can be so contagious!! Jedi Master Skill: Deadlift : 3×3 Wod: 3 rounds for time of: 15 Deadlifts, 225/155 lbs 15 Toes-to-bars Jedi Knight Skill: Deadlift : 3×3 Wod: 3 rounds for time of: 15 Deadlifts, 185/125 lbs 15 Knees to Elbows Padawan Skill: Deadlift : 3×3 Wod:… Read more »
Hopefully we have all started adjusting to training from home! It helps to set a daily routine, and make sure you schedule some exercise and sunshine every single day. Try to get your family and/or pets to work out with you. It could be time to start training for that first 5k or half marathon!! If running isn’t your thing we still have plenty of options for you, depending on how much equipment you may have from home.
This week’s programming looks at little different in Beyond the Whiteboard. NCR, who does our programming, has stopped listing Priorities and has added a “cash out” option to go along with the “No Equipment” and “Limited Equipment” workouts. I have also included the regular workouts for those of you lucky enough to have a fully stocked home gym. It seems like they’re really trying to get creative with the different kinds of movements they include (so we don’t end up doing a million burpees or lunges). You can also find ways to use household objects to replace equipment you would use in the gym… for example, you can grab your kid’s backpack and fill it with water bottles and use it for a weighted vest!
If you’re finding yourself getting lonely in isolation, please reach out to me (Coach Buffy) or any of the other Forward coaches or members. We are all here to support each other. It is my goal to come back a stronger athlete (that should be your goal, too), and for our community bond to be stronger than ever. You guys are what keeps me getting up everyday, and despite the challenges the world has presented us, I find myself smiling in spite of it all. This community is a blessing.
Have a good week, guys.