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From the Vault: Super Bowl Theme Workout

In the very first year of the Champions Club, 2010, we held a Super Bowl workout with a guest-appearance from Jarrod and a few of his peeps. The only thing I remember about it was my stereotypically motivated drafting of Jarrod, only to see him lose to Anita in the final sprint. I have never been so disappointed in him.

The most memorable Super Bowl Workout, however, came at the peak of The Freaks. February 1, 2014.

You can see Shannon, Erika, Elizabeth, Bubs, Murley, Ricky, and David Saporito involved in blatant cheating. Even Aaron I'm Going Be A Priest Augustyn cheated at the 1:30 mark. After the burpee waterfall, Bubs and Amy Potter's fury escalated and led into the most epic tiebreaking photo-finish in Champions Club history:

We still don't know for sure who won the bear crawl relay, but Team Sap/Shannon got the W on paper. Here was their post-game press conference.


We've been hit or miss on the Super Bowl workout and it usually depends on how the team workouts have been looking. It's not official yet, but I think we're going to roll with it this year. It would be 12 noon on Super Bowl Sunday. Anyone down?

New Year's Workout Poll

In the past we have done an 11 pm workout on New Year's Eve, ending at midnight and celebrating the New Year. If we get enough people we'll do it.

Anyone in?

The Freaks, New Years 2014

Theme Workout Announcement: Christmas Workout 2018

Six months ago we were almost a week into our most populated Summer of all time. As the weeks progressed it was apparent the gym was going about as well as it's ever been. The Summer is something I always have in my plans, no matter what month it is. But not far behind is Christmas break. We've already seen a few college kids come home, and with more expected on the way it should be a fun couple weeks. At the core of these few weeks is our annual Christmas Workout Spectacular. As usual, it will be on Monday, December 24 at 9 am. This workout usually lasts a little bit over an hour because there are actually three mini-workouts included: Christmas Eve Commotion, The Magi Mile, and Twelve Days of Burpees. Afterwards we usually have waffles, cookies, milk, and other assostments of unfavorable sugary carbohydrates.

The pride of our Athletes of the Summers right here.In the past we've also done Secret Santa and card/board games after the workout, so if anyone wants to set that up feel free. This workout is open to any and all Champions Club college kids, as well as our Babies and middle school crew, so hopefully we can get a turnout like last year. I bought some extra wallballs and we have extra floor space this time around.

One thing coaching the Babies session has taught me is it's usually better to have less of something and keep them wanting more than to go overboard on it. This is what I try to do with Theme Workouts in the Summer, and this is also why I think Christmas Break goes over so well. We get to see the people we haven't seen since August in short, 1-hour (or more) snippets, and it lasts for about 2 weeks. Even Nick Bewick and Danielle Woorden would seem pleasant and enjoyable in those short doses. We get to see the best of Ricky Carey, Alyssa Jabara, Lindsey Eason, and Kris Campbell. If that doesn't lighten your mood, then nothing will.

I hope you guys (and myself) really take a sec to appreciate the Community we have and enjoy the people that make the Champions Club what it is. Even kids who have left for other gyms will swear up and down that no place matches what we have here. If things fall right, I think this Christmas could be our best one yet. So recruit those lazy session-mates of yours and let's have a great two weeks!

Monday. 9 am. See you there!

Thanksgiving Workout 2018 Recap

What a session! For the second year in a row, we exceeded 30 people in attendance our annual Thanksgiving Workout. 32 was the magic number today - well, 33 if you count Saporito coming in late as usual. We made use of the turf side to host the crowded workout and once we got rolling everything went pretty smooth. 

Thanksgiving 2018 Photo Gallery

Thanksgiving 2018 Workout Results


Thanks to everyone who came out, especially Mrs. Gloria and Don! Remember, tomorrow's session times are 9 am and 5:30 pm. You all earned your cheat meals today!

Theme Workout Announcement: Thanksgiving 2018

Every year on Thanksgiving the Champions Club does their annual morning workout before we force feed ourselves later in the day. Last year featured the most in attendance we've ever had - Babies included. Here's the specifics:

Thursday, November 22

9 am

College Kids back from school, middle school, and Babies are all welcome.

Looking forward to a good crew this year!

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!

Harry Potter Workout Recap

Yesterday marked the final theme workout for the Summer 2018, and it's fitting that it featured our best turnout. We had 23 in total come in to see the Hogwarts Express depart from Platform 9 ¾ on another September 1 morning. We changed the format a bit to accomodate the crowd, and made it an individual workout more than a partner one - though everyone was grouped into a House.

In the end, Slytherin won the House Cup with a total of 377 points!

The full workout results can be seen here.

The photo gallery can be seen here. They are also temporarily uploaded in the August '18 Daily WODs gallery because I am dumb and haven't deleted them yet.

For the first time (I think) in our 9-year history of doing this workout, we got video highlights. Big shouts to Shakes for the decorations!

We also did a post-workout BBQ of sorts, and pictures will be posted as soon as I get them organized. Again, thank you guys for sending the Summer 2018 off in style! Dream Team and Athlete of the Summer will be posted tomorrow.