“Eating alone will not keep a man well, he must also take exercise” – Hippocrates

Hippocrates already knew what researchers are busy trying to convince the modern of the world of today.  Exercise is a potent preventative medicine, far safer and effective than any other drug on the market.  If a drug was invented that had all the benefits of exercise, people would fight to get their hands on it.

We know the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle; heart disease, diabetes, obesity, many kinds of cancer, Alzheimers and early death.  Inactivity worsens symptoms of arthritis, back pain and is associated with depression and anxiety.  As we develop these diseases, we seek medical care, often looking to the medical world for a medicine.  Perhaps, we should also look at our lifestyle … diet and exercise, two incredibly powerful tools that can be as simple as going for a walk and increasing our intake of vegetables.

Come join our class on Monday for your daily dose of exercise!

Strength Focus:

Review of movements and set up for the workout ahead.  This is the time to ensure you are appropriately challenging yourself.  Using our Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale (1-10), ensure that each exercise is somewhere between 5-8.

Shoulder Press     2 sets of 5
Burpee    2 sets of 3
Pull-up    2 sets of 5
KB Swing     2 sets of 5

Workout:

This is a two part workout.
A:     In teams of 3 complete as many rounds as possible in 15min.

5 Shoulder Press
3 Burpees (or 6 lunges)

Rest 5 minutes, then

B:     In teams of 3 complete as many rounds as possible in 15 min.

5 pull-ups
10 KB swings

For both A and B, team members cycle through a full round one at a time, moving as quickly as possible minimizing partners’ rest.  The goal is to complete as many rounds of the workout as possible as a team.

Fun and Games:

Tic Tac Toe – if we have time, we will play a round!

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