• It’s a new month, it means we need a new goal on the goal board! This month center it around getting outside! Maybe it’s going on a walk each day, 2 activities outside a week, biking twice a week, hiking the M once a week, etc. Come up with something to get you outdoors more!
  • New monthly challenge! This one is simple just like last time. 5 Min AMRAP: Max strict pullups. These can be accumulated throughout the 5 minutes. Use bands if you must, just record the band you used. The idea would be to test this multiple times throughout the month and get better as you go!
  • Make sure you’re keeping up on the Nutrition Challenge! Info about the challenge HERE. You can find how we will keep track of points, figuring out your numbers and so on HERE.
  • Weekly Nutrition Challenge is doing an activity outside 5 days this week (going on a walk, run, pickleball, playing catch, etc)

Before we get to the Member of the Month. First, Happy Mother’s Day you all you awesome mom’s out there! We’d be lost without you guys!

Second, congrats to everyone who did the Master Qualifier workouts! We’re proud of you guy and you all did awesome!

Third, I never mention this, but the winner of our April gym Monthly challenge was Jared Anderton! Make sure he doesn’t win this month, get doing those strict pullups!

Member of the Month Bart Brooks!

Bart Brooks!

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Menudo Soup.  Not all that weird but it did have tripe (cow stomach) and the texture was what got to me.

If you had to pick one age to be permanently, which age would you choose?
I’m pretty content at the age I am now but Brooke (bless her heart) said it would be okay if I went back 5 years to when I had more hair.  So, I’m going to say mid-30s would be a good age to stay at permanently (at least for my hair).

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I’ve been told I look like Woody from Toy Story, Kronk from Emperor’s New Groove, and Adam Levine from Maroon 5.  I’m not sure if Adam can act or not but among those 3 choices, he’s the best I’ve got so bring on those tats.  

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
I recently purchased a yard care company for my 5 sons to hopefully manage over the next decade or so.  At this point, I am putting in time to get that going so you will find me on a mower most Saturday’s. 

What’s something you’ve done, but will never do again?
I moved my family across country to Houston, TX in 2010.  I would not change that experience for anything but thinking about doing that again at my age takes me to a dark place.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
This is such a long list that I’ll just narrow it to the gym and say any exercise that has me lifting/pushing something overhead…. and double unders!

What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Don’t sweat the small stuff… or the big stuff for that matter.  Just do what you know is right and things will work out just fine. 

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?
My first paying job was filling water troughs on my grandpa’s horse ranch.  He owned/boarded over 50 horses and my job was to drag the hose around to the corrals to ensure all the horses had water for the next 24 hrs.  This does not sound all that bad but there was very little water pressure!  I learned patience and how to manage boredom.

Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?
Early bird.  I just feel like I am more productive in the morning.

If you could have dinner with any 3 people in the world who would it be and why?
I’m going to take the liberty to limit this to a person that is still living.  Russell M. Nelson as a spiritual leader who would be neat to spend some time with.  Warren Buffett as a business leader who has been around and could impart some business wisdom.  Mike Singletary as a sports figure; he played on the 1985 Bears team, had crazy eyes, and most importantly he could tell me what it was like to play with Walter Payton. 

It was Lisa Butikofer’s birthday on Sunday (9th). If you see her wish her a happy belated one!

MONDAY 5.10.21

A. Gymnastic Strength
2-3 sets:
Strict Ring Dip
Strict Pullup
*Add weight if possible

B. “Moving On”
For total time:
800m Run
Rest 3:00
400m Run
Rest 2:00
200m Run
Rest 1:00
100m Run
*17 Min Cap