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Theme Workout Announcement: Halloween 2018

Now that the Summer is over, our theme workouts come up only on holidays. The first one of the school year is our Halloween workout. In the past, the high school and college kids have dressed up, Trick-or-Treated for an hour or so, and came back to hit the workout. Last year we brought it back with some of our Babies session on a short notice. This year I want to get ahead of the game a bit.

Our Halloween workout will be on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 till 7(ish) pm. Kids will Trick-or-Treat during our mobility session, then do a small workout afterwards. Like I said, last year was just the Babies who participated, but any of the middle school or high school kids (or College kids) can participate as well. In order to work out, you have to Trick or Treat.

Retro 2014 group.Hope to see you guys there!

Labor Day Weekend Schedule Update + Fall Schedule Bits

Here's the schedule for this weekend:

Friday, August 31

9 am

6:30 pm

 

Saturday, September 1

9 am (Harry Potter Theme Workout) - everyone invited

10 am (hangout/potluck/food and games stuff)

 

Sunday, September 2

11 am (mobility)

1 pm (babies)

 

Monday, September 3

11 am

6:30 pm

...........

Also, our fall schedule will be pretty much the same, except for the morning.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30 am

4:30 pm

5:30 pm (not just rookies, back to normal again)

6:30 pm

 

Wednesday

5:30 pm (mobility/makeup workout)

 

Saturday

9 am (mobility/makeup workout)

 

Sunday

11 am (team workout)

12 noon (middle school kids)

1 pm (babies)

 

Enjoy the weekend and stay posted for the Summer 2018 Dream Team and Athlete of the Summer announcement!

Theme Workouts from the Vault

Around this time of year, the Champions Club has traditionally done two of our school-year theme workouts: Super Bowl and Valentine's day. For the second year in a row, we did not do the Super Bowl workout, but once we get the numbers back up we will be sure to bring it back. It will be difficult, however, to top the classic 2014 Super Bowl workout during the prime years for The Freaks. We had a crazy tiebreaker, a fishing battle, a chick-fight with Amy and Bubs, and the only sin Aaron Augustyn has ever committed was caught on video.

Later that month we did Anita Partyka's Valentine's Day Heartbreaker - a workout where teams are given cards to play on their opponents. Highlights from the last round can be seen below.

This one is not out of the running yet for this year. Stay tuned..

Christmas Workout Results, Highlights, and Photos

Welp, this morning the Christmas crew set a Champions Club record for the most athletes in a single session. With a total of 36 in attendance (37 if you include Mrs. Fitz on the Marc Pro), we had a packed house for our 9th annual Christmas workout.

Sabal bounced quick, and is not pictured

The Thanksgiving workout proved to be a good testing grounds for the Babies crew, because they came in today calm and collective and at complete ease with our big crowd. They modified the wallballs, trading them for plate jumps, and alternated rounds on the twelve days of burpees. Otherwise they did everything as prescribed. On the big kids side of things, we had a return of Bromm, Big Kris, Lindsey, and Erika Banet. Rookies Nick Bewick, Danielle Woorden, Josh Howey, and Emma Demonaco all made their first Christmas appearance. And Erica freaking Krueger/Gibbons drove in from an hour away just to work out with us.

Speaking of the workout, we modified things a bit for the Magi Mile and Twelve Days of Burpees. For the Magi Mile, we did 30 mountain climbers instead of 45 - partly due to the even number/simplicity of it, and partially due to the mountain climber fiasco "recovery" workout from last Sunday that left the hip flexors of all 10 in attendance served medium rare (mine are still sore). And we skipped on the running and mountain climbers for the Twelve Days of Burpees and had each partner do each number of burpees.

The winning team this year was Ricky Carey and David Saporito.

With sit-ups that barely constituted "touching bands" and knee push-ups from Slick Rick, it's no surprise they pulled out the victory over Jacob and Jay. The final standings and full photo gallery can be seen below.

Christmas Workout Spectacular 2017 Results

Christmas Workout Spectacular 2017 Photo Gallery

And for good measure, we have highlights from the Twelve Days of Burpees.

Thank you guys so much for the turnout today! It really makes my day, and probably week, to see our family mesh like this. We had people like Mama V, Bubs, and Mrs. Carey in attendance who were around for the very first Christmas workout, lots of other Champions Club veterans and rookies, and including the Babies session adds a lot to the energy in the building. On top of all this, I think a special shoutout is necessary for Katie Shakes, who has done more behind the scenes to make this event run smoothly than you guys will ever know. She's the real deal, kids.

Thank you again, and tomorrow is at 11 am for anyone wanting to mobilize or make up a workout they missed. Hope to see you there. And to keep tradition, here's some happy trees and titanuim white for the soul.

UPDATED!! Christmas Break Schedule + Gift Exchange for Christmas Workout


 

Update: there is no 4:30 session for next week. All other sessions will be as listed. No New Year's Eve midnight workout either.

The rest of this week will be normal workout times. Starting on Sunday we will have a slightly modified schedule, mostly just affecting the morning sessions.

Sunday, December 24

9 am (Christmas Workout Spectacular)

 

Monday, December 25

11 am (make-up/team workout)

 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, December 26, 28, 29

10 am

4:30 pm

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

 

Wednesday, December 27

10 am (make-up workout)

5:30 pm (make-up workout)

 

Saturday, December 30

9 am

 

Sunday, December 31

12 noon

1 pm (babies)

 

Monday, January 1

10 am

 

Then back to normal times.

New Year's Eve Workout Poll

In the past we have done a New Year's Eve Workout starting at 11 pm and ending right as the crystal ball drops. If we can get enough for it, we'll do it again.

So post to comments if you are available to do a workout on Sunday, December 31 @ 11 pm. If we can get a group of about 8 or so then we'll do it.

Note: there will also be a regular team workout session earlier that day, as well as a regular workout the next day.

Thanksgiving 2017 Recap

Phew!

Thanksgiving 6.0 was a chaotic workout for sure. It's not often when The Babies being at a session don't require the most attention, but reigning Athlete of the Summer David Saporito is back for the weekend and holy pants he's like the most hyperactive 5-year old with orange spraypaint in his hair. And of course he instigates everyone else, so Big Kris (his partner) the 3x Banets, Sabal, and even Danielle were thrown into the mix of constant chatter that made giving instructions nearly impossible. But somehow, the workout still happened and it went pretty well. The whiteboard shows some discrepancy with who actually won the workout, but according to the numbers on the board Sabal and Elizabeth finished with the highest score.

Whether or not they were counting by 2's will always be a mystery, but I'm sure David will hold a permanent grudge. We totaled 26 in attendance, which included The Babies making an appearance as a test-run of sorts for the Christmas Workout Spectacular.

When it comes to the holiday/theme workouts, I would gladly put up with some mild chaos in favor of having a great turnout, and this was easily the most people we've ever had at a Thanksgiving workout. Big ups to you all for making the trip this morning, and hope to see you the rest of the weekend.

Thanksgiving 2017 Photo Gallery

Thanksgiving 2017 Workout Results