So here we are one week out of the open and we have a lot to discuss. First, like last year, I couldn’t be happier and more and the overall experience. Although we only finished 74 this year, that could not be more irrelevant, and that’s NOT what the Open is about. It’s about helping you guys break through some of your barriers, limitations in your abilities or simply mental blocks that keep you from doing more. Once again, this year we had people do things for the first time because they had to and it was amazing to watch. I admire everyone’s tenacity; while I don’t general support the re-doing of the workouts the simple desire to do better is always welcomed.
As a coach, I love the open for both the above reasons and what it leads to following. Hopefully the open helped establish new goals. Now you know that if nothing else, you will be tested again in a year and you will be ready. We are committed to helping you do this (if this is your goal) and we have a couple things in the works to help you do so, namely the W.I.N.G.S. Program (Where Individual Needs Grow Stronger). There are a few different parts to the Wings program and they are as follows:
Barbell Club (Wings)
The BBC is designed to help people in a smaller group setting advance their strength and BB skill set. Our first cycle will start in two weeks on April 29th and goes on for a 7 week. Individuals who choose to participate in this program will remove themselves from the general population for a 7 week cycle at. During this time you will follow a separate and semi-personalized program – this group will be capped at 8 individuals. The BBC will meet 2-3 times per week with me for coaching and then have 1-2 workouts to do on your own. We will be meeting at 7PM during the week. The specific days will vary but for the most part you will need M, Tu, Th, Fr available and then an additional time possibly on Saturday. As we get the group set the schedule many change. There is not a pre-requisite skill / conditioning level you need to be at but there are some basic movement patterns you must have. Going forward, this program will have established prerequisites but for this first cycle there will not be any. You will have to meet with me prior to signing up.
So who exactly is this geared towards…? The BBC is for people who are trying to achieve strengths gains primarily. In other words, if you feel your performance is being slighted by your strength, or ability to perform certain barbell movements, this program is for you. If you have been thinking about doing this, I encourage you to sign up for this first cycle. I will also be doing a good deal of extra work as part of my practical on you (if you choose), which will certainly benefit your training and overall lifestyle habits. For more information on this please don’t hesitate to pull me aside or email me for more information. This program will cost $100 for the seven weeks and is capped at 8 athletes so don’t wait too long, a few spots have already been filled.
Virtual Training and Personal Training (Wings)
For those individuals who want one-on-one attention, here it is. There are two options, the typical Personal Training (PT). or Virtual Training (VT). PT can be done at your schedule and pace. If you want to work on specific movements or weaknesses, this is where we will do that in a one-one-one environment. VT is very similar but you will be given personalized programming for you goals, needs and or deficiencies.
From time to time, we will be scheduling clinics to work on specific areas of need. These clinics will be taught by various coaches and will include, but not be limited to, Movement & Mobility (M&M), Rowing, Olympic Lifting ( I & II) (OLY), Gymnastics (GYM), and some more. Most of these will be taught by 215 coaches but from time to time we will be bringing in outside specialists. We will do our best to offer these clinics every 2-3 weeks and at various times in order to accommodate everyone. The first two clinics to hit the schedule shortly will be M&M and OLY. Date TBD in the next week, check the calendar for details.
Reminder that the new class schedule goes into effect next week, Monday, the 22nd. Here is the full 215 schedule, bold/italic items are new classes.
Monday – 6am, 8am, Noon, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Tuesday – 6am, Noon, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Wednesday– 6am, 8am, Noon, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Thursday – 6am, Noon, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Friday – 6am, Noon, 5pm, 6pm
Saturday – 8am, 9am
Sunday – 11am (Partner Workouts)
Special Congratulations and let’s go to Maryland!
Lastly, but DEFINITELY not least, in fact MOST IMPORTANTLY…although there were a lot of great efforts through out the open, one of your own did exceptionally well and made the cut of being one of the top 48 women in our region, Coach Perrin! She worked extremely hard throughout those 5 weeks and it paid off. Many of you may or not know, but there is ton of work that goes into being successful during the open, 95% of it is mental. Once the open starts, your training up until that point is what it is, you then have to manage your body and mind going forward, and she did that.
We will be reserving a block of rooms for going down to MD to support her. So talk to some people and let me asap if you would like one of those rooms. We NEED a big representation down their to help and support Perrin. It is sure to be an eventful weekend. For more details check out the our event page and the regional event.
A special note to our own Little Ninja:
“Perrin, I’m so proud of you. You were amazing during those five weeks in so many ways, you earned and deserve every right to be there in MD. I, and many others, can not wait to go down stand behind you as you represent our community and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to do so. You always lead by example and are an amazing role model for the women, and all athletes of 215. I am more thankful than you will ever know to have you hear as a fellow leader, teammate, coach, friend and so much more. Be fierce and give ’em hell! But remember, you are already victorious.” – Micah