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Baby, You’re A Firework!

in Fitness, Inspiration

I was sitting in my bedroom, listening to Katy Perry (as I often do) and “firework” comes on. You know, it’s one of  3 songs that gets played on the radio. I’m sure you’ve heard it 40 times today. Anyway, I was singing in front of the mirror when these lyrics struck me:

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again?

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing?

Oooh! Katy’s plucking the heart strings here. I’m sure all of you felt/feel/will feel this way at some point, when you’re down & out, hopeless, aimless and  about to give up. Well guys, Katy’s got news for you.

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”

Yup. You’re gonna make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh!”

Well, I just confessed a very private mirror singing habit, so I better get a laugh, or a giggle, or a smile. Anything!!

Anyway, I think the song is right so, I got some inspiring words for the ladies if any of you happen to be feeling blahh lately. Check it out it’s from an affiliate owner from the east coast. It’s an unconventional definition of beauty:

“Beautiful women are strong and powerful.

They are athletes, capable of every feat under the sun. They have muscles, borne of hard work and sweat. They gauge their self-worth through accomplishments, not by the numbers on the bathroom scale. They understand that muscle weighs more than fat, and they love the fact that designer jeans don’t fit over their well-developed quads.

They know that high repetitions using light weights is a path to mediocrity, and “toning” is a complete and utter myth. They refuse to succumb to the marketers that prey on insecurity, leaving the pre-packaged diet dinners and fat-burning pills on the shelf to pass their expiration date.

Beautiful women train with intensity. The derive self-image from the quality of their work and their ability to excel. They don’t wear makeup to the gym, and they wouldn’t be caught dead with a vinyl pink dumbbell. They move iron, they do pull-ups, they jump, sprint, punch, and kick, and they use the elliptical machine—as a place to hang their jump rope.

They spend their weekends in sport, climbing walls, winning races, and running rivers. They laugh as they sprint circles around the unschooled, turning the image-obsessed into benchwarmers. Beautiful women don’t care if they’re soaked in sweat and covered in dirt, if their nails are chipped or their hair out of place. They care only about quality of life.

Beautiful women are happy, healthy, and strong, and they’re right there beside me, tossing conventional beauty on the ever-growing flames of what used to be.

Be beautiful.”

-Jon from Again Faster

WOD

Box Jump Tabata

Then, 1 rep max power clean

And den…

Rope Climb Burnout (1 attempt to climb the rope as consecutive times to failure)

***Announcement***

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http://heydaytraining.zenplanner.com

Unless you pay by cash, this will now be the portal by which you make your payments.

Yes, the days of collecting and depositing over 40 checks and chasing late payments every month is now over!! 🙂  Sighh.

To make a payment:

You click the sign up now option on the left hand side of the member page.

You will notice the many payment options we have now made available. The are 3 main categories. You choose the one that applies to you (most a yous are month to month). Click sign up tab.

You will then enter name, email, and payment info.

After you do that, you’re all set and will receive confirmation in your inbox.

If you want to save money and plan on being with us for a while it may be a good idea to get on auto-debit or a lump sum plan. Think about it.

In the near future, we will be toying with a new calendar as well that requires you to make reservations for busier classes testing caps on attendance as well as other things that will help this gym run much more smoothly and professionally.

Ok, That is all. Have a good workout guys.