1/21/20 - [VIDEO] DEUCE Diaries Finale

This short film caps a remarkable run of Melanie Lim’s DEUCE Diaries series that featured the people, the workings, and the magic of DEUCE Gym. This episode centers around Strongman 101, which is a specialty course with a storied past in our community and Meredith Miller. She’s a graduate of the program turned coach of the program whose own story is such a symbol of triumph and perseverance that it belongs on the silver screen. 

Melanie Lim used this 17-minute piece to apply for one of just eight spots in Stanford film school. We all await her admission notice next month! Please enjoy a glimpse into the power of this community. 

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Logan Gelbrich  

@functionalcoach

 

1/21/20 WOD

Spend 10 minutes on kipping pull ups…

 

Then, AMRAP 10

100′ Sandbag Carry (BW)

10 Dbl Kettlebell Swings (54/35)

*At the 10 minute mark, Run 800m

 

Live Screening: DEUCE Diaries Finale

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Jan

2020

Did you know the culminating episode of the DEUCE Diaries was used by its creator, Melanie Lim, to apply to Stanford Film School? We are screening the 17-minute film tonight at the garage at 7:30pm.This final episode featured the remarkable story of own own Meredith Miller. It would be hard to imagine where she’s been, ho ...
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Jan

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Nov

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Oct

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Oct

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Aug

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