Watt’s Towers: Legacy Art

Watt’s Towers: Legacy Art

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Mar

2020

It’s been said that the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia once took the tour bus to the Watt’s Towers in Los Angeles, where he had a profound acid induced experience at the site. The towers, which have become a notable attraction in Los Angeles, were built by Sabato Rodia out of rebar, steel, concrete, and scrap glass and ...
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Choices Narrow to One

Choices Narrow to One

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Mar

2020

For the first time in modern history the entire planet is subject to the same predicament. Even the two World Wars had different sides and someone to blame or direct anger towards. The coronavirus pandemic truly is global and will impact the lives of both the remote islanders of Fiji and the stock traders in Manhattan. Furt ...
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Running with Nature: Pt. 2 of 4

Running with Nature: Pt. 2 of 4

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Mar

2020

In an effort to continue developing a clearer understanding of what it means to run in better congruence with nature, we must start with a seemingly obvious detail about the context in which running occurs. There is one force acting upon us all at all times. That force, of course, is gravity. While this isn’t news to you, ...
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“Fake Gym” Origins

“Fake Gym” Origins

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Mar

2020

The words “Fake Gym” have been swirling in our lexicon lately and have become prominent around social media for DEUCE students and athletes alike. As a result, I owe you a bit of an explanation. DEUCE had humble beginnings. The three locations that now are scattered across the Los Angeles area began on a patch of g ...
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Running with Nature: Pt. 1 of 4

Running with Nature: Pt. 1 of 4

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Mar

2020

This is the first of a four part series looking into basic locomotion. Running is the most ubiquitous form of exercise in the United States. Ironically, part of the attraction of running is its accessibility and its perceived safety. Meanwhile, almost no one does it well and it injures more participants than any other train ...
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DEUCE Presents: Tuesday Event Series

DEUCE Presents: Tuesday Event Series

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Mar

2020

In this digital-only age of gym membership, we’re launching a Tuesday DEUCE Event Series to create important community experiences. Some of these DEUCE Events will be educational, while others will be strictly social in nature. Things kick off next Tuesday March 31st at 3pm with a DEUCE Nutrition Webinar with Coach B ...
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Reaching out, greater than retreating

Reaching out, greater than retreating

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Mar

2020

“You retreated, when you actually needed to reach out.”Oooph. Hearing that stung.I received this feedback while in pursuit of passing the Level 3 certification for Coach’s Prep. It came in reference to a distinct shift that occurred while coaching a progression for the handstand pushup. Specifically, there was a ...
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Choose Something, Anything

Choose Something, Anything

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Mar

2020

I like to learn from extremes. What better place to learn strategies for peace and empowerment than from those who overcome the most oppressive conditions? Prisoners of war are somewhere near the top of the list of those who are most oppressed. As a prisoner of war, the captors tend to control everything about the pris ...
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Stories in Reverse

Stories in Reverse

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Mar

2020

This is the return of the Saturday blog. The last time one of these went up was 2011, when I used to write them in the Coffee Bean on Main Street in Santa Monica. Hopefully my writing has improved as much as my taste in coffee. We’re bringing you weekend blogs, because this is also the mechanism for how we communicat ...
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Reading the Fine Print

Reading the Fine Print

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Mar

2020

Did you know that this is article number two thousand three hundred and twenty-two on the DEUCE blog? PHEW! Talk about endurance, right?Sometimes I wish more people would read the blog. Though I’m grateful that hundreds more do regularly around the world each day than we have members in our gym, some are missing the criti ...
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