Those of you who were following along last Weds/Thursday onand Youtube know that the journey out to the first ever Certification ( ) Workshop in the UK was a little bit.... challenging. The weather plus "waitng on equipment" had me scrambling to get canceled flights rebooked... then rebooked again in order to make it to Newcastle, England in time to sleep at least a LITTLE before having to help lead the workshop the next day. Fortunately even after hearing "there's nothing else we can do" several times and jumping up the chain of command food chain, "there's ALWAYS a way" prevailed and I arrived victorious (though 10 hrs behind my original scheduled arrival). My secret to lack of jetlag: a "life of chaos" (I kinda hate routines and normality in any and every form... that and the occasional exuberant workaholic marathon--of my own freewill), sheer stubbornness, medallion status, and all carry-on luggage.
FIRST, last weekend was the EncinitasWorkshop, which was FANTASTIC.
A lively discussion oftraining, the recent workshop in MN, and Adam's secret twist on the Bulletproof Coffee phenomenon (not to be missed).
The answer of course is a love of PCC (Progressive Calisthenics Certification) Workshop, and I'm still honestly just reeling in joy with how well it went. We all had high expectations - as instructors, as participants etc. But I can safely say that everyone's expectations were exceeded. I was honored to be an instructor (as a Team Leader) along with , , and Steven Low. When a workshop is brand new like this, you never really know how it's going to go until you start it up. It was very clear as soon as we got going that this one was going to blow the roof off. Al and Danny set a tone of friendly leadership that was so natural that it was a sheer joy to support them. I told Al at one of our instructor meeting dinners (we may have collectively eaten a small farm over the weekend, by the way. There might be a lamb shortage in MN for a few weeks) that with the leadership tone he set, helping to instruct the highly motivated group felt nearly effortless. Order was easily maintained because everyone really wanted the info. Not to mention all the highly valuable comments, cues, and experiences which were contributed by the participants themselves. I'm confident to say that EVERYONE, myself included has come away from this weekend a better instructor than just a few days ago.! This past weekend was the first ever