Those of you who were following along last Weds/Thursday on Instagram and Youtube know that the journey out to the first ever Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC) 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.
On the way, I managed to make some cool new friends from around the world and learn about how other interesting entreprenuers are making a nice living creating content for social media (in house and under contract for some fairly large companies).
Then I got stuck in Paris for 5 hours, hung around with my also-stranded new friends from Aberdeen where we all imbibed our mind-altering beverages of choice (espresso for me, champagne for them) and generally had an impromptu party. After they had to leave I laid waste to Duty Free (any excuse to avoid having to go the mall is a good one) and stocked up on important things before the 2nd wave of espresso hit which inspired a bizarre recap/haul/workout video in a stylish corner of the airport. I edited it and posted it from my phone. Admittedly I am a little afraid of watching it now. Have a laugh on me:
After crashing out hard, I got up early to get to the workshop site, which ended up being COMPLETELY IDEAL. They even had a special setup for us outside as well as indoors. You can read my complete “official” workshop experience blog over on the Dragon Door PCC blog.
Speaking of Bodyweight Exercise and Calisthenics…. Here’s a couple ways to use the parallel bars commonly found on municipal “fit trails” and a few tips on dips (hey that rhymed!)
Can’t wait to see when I get to help out at another PCC Workshop!! In the mean time, I hope to see you at the Dragon Door Health and Strength Conference in August, 13 Dragon Door authors (including both Kavadlo bros!) will be there to give talks, sign books, and hang out! I can probably get half my bookshelf signed at this point! BOOYAH! Also, I hope that the new Mike Gillette book will be out in time for the conference, made the cover of that one! 🙂