The Weekly Word: May 2, 2021
Summer Camp Dates & Early Bird Discount
It has been a few years since I have been able to offer some summer clinics and am happy to announce that this summer we will be launching six weeks of Sports Performance & Fitness Camps at Cornerstone Fitness!
Each camp will have its own unique curriculum and will focus on the following qualities: Functional Strength, Speed, Agility, Conditioning, and more! The sessions will be broken up into two age groups: Group I (ages 8-10) and Group II (ages 10-12). Each of the six camps will last for one week and will be held in a fun and competitive environment. The dates for these camps are as follows: June 14 - June 17; June 21 - June 24; June 28 - July 1; July 12 - July 15; July 19 - July 22; July 26 - July 29. All camps will run from 9 am - 11 am
Prior to announcing the dates publicly, I want to offer you, the readers of this newsletter, an opportunity to save a little cash. I am offering a discount on the first 20 tickets sold and want to give you first dibs on the savings. To take advantage of the offer, click here: Early Bird Discount!
For more information, go to chrisfluck.net!
What I've Been Thinking About...
Death and losing a loved one. Dark, I know, but this week marked the 8 year anniversary of losing my brother Ryan to drugs. I recorded a podcast titled Remembering Ryan this week and in it, I discussed the chain of events that led to the dreadful phone call, the toll it took on the family, and how to support those who may be in need of support.
One thing that stood out to me while I was preparing for the episode was this statement: If the alternative is attractive enough, then one can make a rational decision. There have been people addicted to drugs who were able to kick the habit when given opportunities. For them, the alternative was attractive enough. The same can be said for those who make big life changes and alter their eating habits to lose weight or those who begin a new training program. For them, the alternative of feeling healthier and living a higher quality of life out weighed the destructive behavior.
It is an interesting thought and one that really made something click in my brain. When people are facing hard times, they need to know that there are better options out there. The best way to do so is to enrich their environment with positive things in the hopes that one day they will choose the right path.
Fitness Tip of the Week
Anyone ever wakeup on the wrong side of the bed? There is no real cause for it but man, I woke up in a rough state of mind on Saturday morning. When I look back, I think it is safe to say that I may have been a little short in the patience department. That being said, spending 3-4 hours putting together Emi's kitchen set was not a great recipe for helping out in that area! Fast forward a few hours and I realized I needed to do something. The solution was a simple one but it was a total game changer. I grabbed a kettlebell, found some sunlight, and went to work!
Here is what I did for the workout: 15 Kettlebell Swings, 10 Goblet Squats and 10 Pushups. Then you perform 15 Swings, 9 Squats and 9 Pushups. Then 15, 8 and 8 and so on... until you reach 15, 1 and 1. At the end of the workout, you end up performing 150 Swings, 55 Goblet Squats, and 55 Pushups. It is a good amount of work for a condensed period of time and got me breathing heavy. My mood totally changed and I felt great the rest of the day. It is amazing what physical activity can do for the psyche. Next time you are having one of those days, grab a kettlebell, get outside, and get that heart rate elevated!
Quote of the Week
Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone" -- Fred Rogers aka Mr. Rogers
What I've Been Watching...
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers
This movie totally exceeded my expectations and would recommend it to anyone!
Mr. Rogers was highly influential and his approach to preparing children for the world contradicts what you see today at school, in the playground, etc. The quote I mentioned above really lays the groundwork for how to handle things in life. We don't hide from issues like death, divorce, and other hurtful things. We talk about them and we manage them to the best of our ability. It is the only way that we can get through things. I have a much greater appreciation for this man and his mission for preparing children for this wild world!
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