Coming Out of Lockdown: One Year Later

On June 15, 2020, the lockdown was lifted and all three DEUCE locations were able to return to the gym to do what we do best. While DEUCE Backlot (West Hollywood, CA) and DEUCE Athletics (Hermosa Beach, CA) would have to return to lockdown shortly after and continue operations in local parks, one year later

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An Argument for Bumper Bowling

Remember bumpers with bowling? I mean those things they put up to prevent bowling balls from going down the gutters. Because really, how sad is it when you’re a kid (or maybe not even a kid) trying to have a good time, bowling your heart out, and throwing gutter balls turn after turn? It’s kinda

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Is the Hold the Standard Summit for me?

While it might seem surprising, the answer is most likely, “Yes.” Since you’re reading this on a gym blog, you might assume that the Hold the Standard Summit is where gym owners and trainers go to talk about gym things.  It’s not.  The Summit is a two-day immersive course in adaptive leadership and organizational culture happening July

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[VIDEO] Starting Your Own Subject/Object Shift

Watch the clip above to take in a concept called the Subject/ Object Shift. It’s from an interview I did with our friends at Invictus Fitness who have been leading for nearly a decade in the competition scene of CrossFit. The beauty in the message above is that we’re all subject to our reality on

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NEW! DEUCE Racing Podcast, Episode 6: Ben Smith

We love Ben Smith. Not only is Ben a beloved GPP Coach at both DEUCE Gym in Venice and DEUCE Backlot in Hollywood, he’s also the Head Coach of three DEUCE Specialty courses – Nutrition, DELTA BRAVO, and Bodybuilding. And while you might already know a bit about Ben’s background in the military, or how he came to find

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