Ever have one of those trips where you come back and you know you've changed in some way? This was definitely one of those! And I mean that in a good way. There was no shortage of adventure and excitement this past weekend in Austin, Texas. In fact for one of the more action packed parts, I am only half-joking about exaggerating it a little and writing it up as a screenplay... I've already cast Danny Trejo as one of the villains. Long story short, we are unstoppable.
Back to theand ... I led the on Saturday, and Senior Paul Britt led the on Sunday. The folks that showed up to each workshop (and some showed up for both) were extremely impressive not only with their physical abilities, but with their professionalism, experience, and understanding of the human condition.
While we didn't do a formal "workout" in the, during the entire workshop we explore the progressions and at the end I give an interactive lecture about both progression and program design so that everyone is primed to rock their classes come Monday morning (or whenever their next training session is). At the the next day, Paul had short workouts throughout the day. The one before lunch was a great simple workout that's just fantastic for a mixed level group and one per person. The only real restriction is that you need to do an EVEN number of rounds of this workout, but other than that, people should choose an appropriate weight , then work at their own pace:
- 10 swings
- suitcase carry to a determined distance (one side only)
- 30 second plank
- Repeat, being sure to use the other side for the suitcase carry!
If you're experienced and choose a heavy, this one can get "interesting" really fast as it challenges the midsection BIG TIME with every move. Beginners can get in a whole lot of quality practice with a lighter .
Matt at Tao Health & Fitness in Austin was an incredible host, he knows where all the good food is and is a great instructor as well. It's always excellent to work with someone who has great leadership skills and a gifted staff. If you are in the Austin area, do yourself a favor and check out his classes. Rumor has it he has some newand certified instructors on staff now, too! :)
After scarfing down some well-deserved "breakfast for dinner" at a local Austin diner, Matt and I came back to Tao Health & Fitness to do a little bit of training. I made a rough video that will show you the mobility sequence I'm currently working on (make sure you watch this because my socks almost make me face-plant at one point HAHAHA).
Can't wait to schedule up more, I love teaching and I love how the awesome people who show up to make every workshop fun, different, challenging, and exciting. I'm NEVER scripted, and while I cover all the required info, I love to tailor what we're doing to the people who have spent their valuable time and money to learn more. It's an HONOR to teach, I take it very seriously, and love every minute of it.
Hope to see you at a workshop soon! :)