Being Present

Being present sounds so simple right? But how often are we actually present? Often times we are caught up over what happened yesterday or maybe we are stressed out over what’s going to happen tomorrow. How does worrying help us? It simply doesn’t. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles but it WILL take away today’s peace.

Sometimes we have to just take a deep breath and remember that we can’t control everything. Often times we spend hours stressing over something, and then after, we realize that there was no reason to even have stressed. Those were precious hours wasted.
Another aspect to being “present” that I think we can all improve on is “active listening.” When someone’s telling you something about their day.. Are you really listening? Pay attention to how people feel and what they are saying. It’s funny to think about, but everybody teaches their kids how to speak. It’s one of the first things children are taught. But we never really teach children how to listen. Listening is a beautiful thing. It is often skipped over. Being present and listening to people’s stories and feelings is invaluable.
So today, I challenge you to be “present.” Set down the electronic devices and speak with your loved ones. Listen and take in what they have to say. Don’t regret not living in the moment.
Group Class Workout
Warm Up: 4 Rounds 40/20 Machine Get Warm!

2 Rds: 20 Russin KBS, 20 hollow rocks, 20 air squats

Finish with: 15 PVC PT, 20 scorpions


Strength: Deadlift (Rising) 6×4

Every 2 Minutes

Lean: No strength





6 Rounds

8 Burpees to rig 6’

10 Single arm KB Thruster 35/26 total

30 Double Unders

1 Min rest after each round
(Score is total time with rest)


Welded Lean

4 Rounds

400m Run or Ski 500m

50/40 Cal Bike

500m Row

Rest 2 Minutes between Rounds


Mobility Of the Day: Glute Smash (pg. 300)

Improves: Low Back and Hip Pain, Knee Out Position


Skills: Pull ups and back accessories