As we approach Thanksgiving, I am always filled with gratitude for the blessed life that I get to live. This year is no exception. All of us, even those facing daunting challenges, get to live lives of which 99% of the world’s population can only dream. We live in a beautiful place with a fantastic quality of life. The worries and stresses and anxieties that keep us up late at night are the products of jobs, families, and relationships. All of these are outgrowths of lives well-lived. We are privileged to have these “problems” in our lives.
Join coach Alye DeRoma and guest coach Mitch Beaver on Saturday, Nov 17th at 12pm for a seminar on the Clean and Jerk. We will be breaking down the clean and jerk in depth over a 90 minute class to help re-learn the lift or fixing any issues you may have. The class will aim to help anyone from the beginner to the more advanced lifter.
As we wind down the Whole Life Challenge, I am always reflective on what went well and what could have or should have gone better. That reflection usually has two dimensions…one focused on the gym and community side, the other on me personally as I always start the WLC with big plans and goals. I welcome your input and feedback on the gym aspect, as we want to support your health and fitness goals in the best way possible. It is a critical component to the transformational change that is our mission. And I’ll keep chewing on the big ideas around my own WLC successes and failures.
January 8th of this year was my first time stepping into CrossFit. I have two little girls that I only get to see a few days a week, and I always want to maximize my time with them. Being out of shape and very overweight made that impossible. I looked at (probably) every gym option in Durango, but Catacomb’s attitude of, “Start where you are” drew me here.