6/28/13 - Field Trip to DEUCE: Tuesday July 2nd (5:30 PM)

Next Tuesday’s 5:30 PM class is taking a field trip. Class will be held at, you guessed it… DEUCE Gym in Venice. DEUCE is our newest fitness school and though it doesn’t have a grass floor, it isn’t like any place you’ve ever been. This is a one time unique opportunity to check out the new gym and train the FFOTB way in a real facility.

Who? You! This is a FFOTB class, so all the usual participation options apply. Members and non-members who are dropping in are all welcome to train.

What? FFOTB’s 5:30 GPP Class

When? Tuesday  July 2nd  – 5:30 PM

Where? 110 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (Across Lincoln from Whole Foods/CVS)

Why? We’re taking the FFOTB show on the road for one day for two reasons, 1) to show off all of our hard work and 2) get some photos of you guys training for DEUCE’s new website. Two birds. One stone.

Parking: Please avoid parking east of the alley on Commonwealth. Lincoln Blvd. has parking.

Come ready to work hard and help us spread the word. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

 

Logan Gelbrich

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Friday’s Workout:

EMOM 12
2 Rolling Pistols
8 Bent Over Rows

In 8 minutes:
800m Run
Max Hang Power Snatches (115/85)

 

 

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