8/31/12 - Oh, The Places We’ll Go

Oh, the places we’ll go. That’s right, our tiny gym overlooking the ocean in Santa Monica has quite a reach. It makes us tingle inside just thinking about the fact that our flag, the FFOTB shirt, is floating all around the world as we speak.

Whether it’s in action at a local mountain landscape…

 

Whether it’s touring the world of professional baseball on opposite side of the country…

Or, the Ragnar road race circuit…

Or, sometimes they show up an entire ocean away…

 Heck, even some of the fittest folks in Texas have their flags waving..

‘The Nation’ lives! So, if you head to out to explore the world, be sure to share your FFOTB pride. Positivity is contagious.. pass it on!

Logan Gelbrich

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Friday’s Workout:

“Jumping for Joy”

4 rounds for time:
20 Jump Squats
100M Sprints
15 Jumping Lunges
100M Sprint
10 Tuck Jumps
100M Sprint

The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones

30

Aug

2012

My heart goes out to the inconsistent ones. I cringe, more so than they do, at the folks that show up for two weeks and disappear into the ether. Most people that don't hang on or aren't consistent don't realize what the consequences are of there participation, or lack thereof, has. At the root of this topic is the reason t ...
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Priority #1: Culture

Priority #1: Culture

29

Aug

2012

In my recent rounds in the world of fitness, I've seen a bit of an alarming trend in programs like ours. As the functional training movement continues to explode around the world, various interpretations of how to execute it are abound. Like many things, I don't think there isn't really a right or wrong way to go about it.T ...
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FFOTB Prepared Meal Service

FFOTB Prepared Meal Service

28

Aug

2012

That's right, folks! Our organic meal service is finally in gear. Rockstar member of 'The Nation' and key chef at the infamous Whole Food Venice Smoke House, Reyna, has rolled out her food service right her at FFOTB. Reyna's Organic Fresh Garden meals are cooked in a local commercial kitchen and the menu is ...
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The eGym

The eGym

26

Aug

2012

We were graced with quite a flattering compliment the other day from a distant member of the 'Nation.' If she came to class, she might go unrecognized by most students, yet her religious following of the website and Facebook Fan Page is unmatched over the last 8 months or so. Here's what the comment said: "Looking through s ...
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Homework: See your classmates in jeans

Homework: See your classmates in jeans

24

Aug

2012

Have you ever heard someone preface a story with something like, "Man, when I was in college we used to.." and continue on to describe something memorable? Sure, we all have. Well, how many of those stories are of something that happened inside of a college class? Hell, how many of those stories had ANYTHING to do with clas ...
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Eat Your Frog First

Eat Your Frog First

24

Aug

2012

Productivity isn't just important for Olympic lifts and ridiculous bouts of timed exercise. Ideally anything you learn while you're enrolled in this school of fitness will aid you in real life. I mean, that's the point right? We want to enjoy a more free, healthy, active, and fun life, and this program supports that.Gym sha ...
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Flip the Script

Flip the Script

22

Aug

2012

I had an interesting conversation today.  I was talking with a friend of mine about his recent break up with his significant other.  He said something that stopped me in my tracks.  And, it's something that I keep thinking about. I had never heard it posed this way and I am not going to get the wording exactly, but I'l ...
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Nutritional Cease Fire: “These guys are cool..”

Nutritional Cease Fire: “These guys are cool..”

21

Aug

2012

Like most people from my generation, I once pondered the day when the future of food would include full meals in pill form just like the Jettsons enjoyed. With maturity and education, however, those dreams are long gone. As a matter of fact, these days if a food product comes in a package it's almost guaranteed that it's lo ...
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Rule #1: No Squats in the Old Folks Home

Rule #1: No Squats in the Old Folks Home

20

Aug

2012

We do an incredible amount of squatting here. We do so, not because we aren't creative, but because squatting (and all it's variations) are the building blocks of human movement. A well performed  squat  has the ability to repair imbalances and even injury in the body. Furthermore, the ability to squat well will transf ...
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