Our lives are busy. Everyone I know, literally EVERY ONE I know, struggles to balance work/family/school/home responsibilities/fitness, etc. I know that I certainly do. There is a never ending supply of projects and "To Do" lists that never get completely finished. That makes it really easy to put off chipping away at the thornier tasks that require perseverance and commitment. Coach Suz likes to say, “Don't say you don’t have time, say IT’S NOT A PRIORITY”.
Good Morning Tribe--
I found myself stuck between a few topics for this week's blog post so you are going to get an amalgamation of all of them. I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.
First, a huge shout out to all of the teams and team captains and the coaching staff for making the Catacombs Games such a success. No matter what the workout is, you guys know how to have fun. The personal bests and first time accomplishments are inspiring. You guys have done such an amazing job of prioritizing fitness, community, and fun above a number on the leader board. You make me proud.
Second, many of you have begun receiving emails from a member of the coaching staff to set up goal setting sessions. We want to make sure that each of you have the opportunity to check-in with a coach on your goals and that we can provide an extra layer of support and accountability for you. Of course any member of the coaching staff is available to work with any of you, this is just to ensure that no one falls through the cracks. This is going to take some time to roll out, so be patient!
Next, SugarWOD. We have had ENORMOUS success with folks tracking workouts, sharing fist bumps, and generally encouraging each other. If you have not yet joined or if you aren't using regularly, you are missing out. It is such an awesome part of our community. Ask any of the coaches and we will be happy to help you. Last Monday alone we had over 100 people log there scores and there were over 350 fist bumps given...and that is just our little gym! Let's see if we can beat that this week!
As always, remember to sign up for class and to sign in for class once you get here. It helps us keep our classes at the optimal size to coach each and every athlete. If you can't make a class that you have signed up for, please cancel out of the class so that someone else can have your spot. And don't be afraid of the waitlist. There is a ton of turnover and rarely do we have folks not make it into class.
Information will be coming soon for the Murph training group and the Summer Endurance Team. Stay tuned!
Have you ever noticed the energy in a group as we are briefing a workout at the whiteboard or even talking before class? Sometimes everyone is excited because the movements or weights in a workout are within reach or for whatever reason it just looks fun. But sometimes, when one person says something negative...
I was at a function at one of my kids' schools this week when a parent that I have seen many times but didn't really know came up and said, "Hey, you are the Catacombs person, right?". This happens a lot and it always stops me in my tracks. I'm never quite sure where it's going to go from there. My first instinct is to make sure that I'm not doing anything that casts a shadow over what we stand for, and my next instinct is to start listening. Often these conversations are openings into what is happening in that person's life.
Recently, we have fielded questions about the next Group Foundations session- when, how much, etc. There wasn’t one in February because January brought in so many wonderful folks with the two Foundations groups that we deemed it appropriate to have some “getting to know you” time between all members. Now that we feel like we know each other better, Catacombs is offering two more Group Foundations: mornings (7:30 AM) and evenings (6 PM).