This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the CK-FMS in St Paul. CK-FMS stands for Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Screening. For those of you who are not familiar with the FMS, please check out this link to find out more about it!
What is Changing: As part of my further education and certification, I need to get LOTS of screenings in. Starting now, and going forward, all current members will be screened so that we know your movement baseline and can track needs, and improvement over time. Some of you have already had your screening, others have scheduled screenings with me. We can do these before, and after classes, or at a separate time. I will reach out to all of you individually about your screening.
How Does This Help Me?: After screening is complete, I’ll be putting together different exercises for each of you to work on at specific points in class, this way, you have a *customized* program to help you move and feel better, all built in to a small group class.
Wait, how much do I have to pay? : How much will screening and corrective exercise assignment cost you? Nothing. The only thing you have to do is currently take classes at the gym, that is all.
Travel, other announcements: In other news ,I will be away at another (unavoidable) training this coming week. I will post “homework” for you all that you can do at home instead of classes, should you wish, and I’ll be back Thursday night. I may schedule a one-off class Friday night just because I’ll miss you all so much,stay tuned!!
Hey all, just wanted to let you know that Dale’s Raw bars (which I’ve passed out to several of you) is having a sale starting at noon EST!!
(My f avorite is the mint chocolate chip! With the vanilla Cashew as a close second )
Hey Everyone. The response in traffic on the site has been amazing. The number of you who have reached out about my story has been overwhelming. Thank you all for your love and support. It means so much to me.
Part of my healing process has always been to DO. I can’t sit and wait, I must DO. So I’m doing.
I’ll be helping Technology for Autism Now run the Falmouth Road Race in August. They are closely affilated with TUGG, who I hope to run the Marathon for in support of their fund for those affected by Monday’s Events.
I hope you’ll take a moment to visit my fundraising page, and perhaps donate ten or twenty dollars. The minimum I need to raise to participate is actually rather modest, but I’m an overachiever. And as Autism is a subject near and dear to my heart and mind, I want to help get these amazing communication apps created so that we can all see what amazing minds are waiting once we get through the roadblocks of communication.
Or as I like to call it, Geeks for the Greater Good Technology Underwriting Greater Good is helping fundraise for those affected by the horrible events of yesterday, and I love everything they do. See below for a link to donate. And hopefully, I’ll have a chance to apply to run for them next year if they get their bib request honored! (Click the name of the company below to be taken to their https site if you want to be extra safe)
Yesterday was not the day I expected. I’ve volunteered with my friend Denise at the starting line of the Marathon for 4 years now. We set up the tent, she DJ’s, I warm people up before they go to the starting line.
We pack up, race down to the city, and park as close as we can to the finish line and attend a party 4 stories up from the street and across from the bleachers.
Yesterday started just like it should. It did not end that way.
I was sitting in this window talking to a very nice man who happened to have been an Army Ranger at some point in his career. That became quite obvious when a few minutes later there was an extremely loud BOOM outside the window, and he looked at me, and said “That’s a Bomb, there’s always a secondary” And then sprang into action. He started herding people toward the back of the building where there was a fire escape, and I followed along. I don’t remember doing much more than telling people to follow along and that we were getting outside through the window.
Once downstairs in the back access alley, people started coming through from the front of the building with injuries, and I started making sure people were ok. I lost my buddy the was-Ranger, and I hope he’s ok. He’s got my card, so I hope to hear from him soon.
After helping out some people, I realized two of the girls I was helping out lived near me, and my friend Denise and I started the trek back to Haymarket and her car so we could bring them to Somerville Hospital to address some of their minor injuries. I apparently singed my hair a bit and got a small burn on my ear, but that was it. I’m glad it wasn’t as warm as it was last year, or there would have been more injuries. Those layers saved a lot of skin!
We got to the car, the girls to the Emergency Room in Somerville, and back to my friends house. A glass of wine later, I went home to my husband. I really haven’t processed all of this yet, but what I do know is that I’m proud of our city and how they handled this. I’m proud of the people I saw helping. And I won’t be scared away from one of the most moving events I participate in every year.
I’d like to run next year, if possible, for the benefit of the families affected by this event. If you know of a fund being put in place that I can fund raise for, please get me in touch. I’m not 100% sure how the whole fund raising/runner thing works, but I want to make this happen, in fact, I need to.
All classes will go as scheduled tonight and going forward. Thanks for your patience as we had to cancel class last night and this AM for recovery.
We’ll be at the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge tomorrow morning at the Somerville High School!
This event runs from 11am to 3pm at the Somerville, MA High School Gym and Atrium at 81 Highland Ave, come on by and say hello!
Link to the PDF flier below:
We’re doing a special Basics class this Friday evening due to the Holiday weekend and a workshop we are holding this Saturday! This special class is from 6:30pm-8pm.
Before you hit those peeps and chocolate bunnies, macaroons and matzo come see us and learn how to burn up to 272 calories in 20 minutes of kettlebell swings!
I’m pleased to announce that while Adrienne Harvey is in town teaching the Primal Move Instructor Certfication, she will also be teaching a Primal Move Fundamentals Workshop on Sunday, April 7th from 10-1. This workshop is a steal at $99, and is a great introduction to the Primal Move program. If you are curious about the movements we do in class in our warm up and cool down and would like to learn more for yourself, or just want to move better from day to day, this is a great workshop to attend.
There are two HKC’s happening over the next two weekends with Andrea DuCane.
The HKC is a fantastic one day workshop that can help you learn and improve your basic kettlebell skills, I can’t recommend it enough. I took mine a year before my first RKC and it was a great foundation.