September 3, 2012

Another for the history books.

Another great day at Gring’s.

I totally missed the piggy-back station.
More time in the sand.
And Tunnel of Pain, sand version!


Old school CF phreaks

Sand pit drill warm up.
Tunnel row, Star Jump/JJ, B/C, T2B, B&T TuckJump, Dynamic V, Side BC, Crunch, Step Jump/Toe Tap, Elephant Walk
End: Tunnel of Sand Pain Fantastic morning out!

Enjoy your Labor Day. 

A quick nostalgic note after being back a Gring’s. It’s important to thank Chris for bringing his military boot camp spirit and mentality to our fitness lives. It was his vision that brought us here. It’s also important to thank the old schoolers, who back in 2004, 05, 06…consistently showed up outside in the heat, rain, bugs, mud, cold, sleet, snow. Sometimes it would just be you and Chris hoping that 2 other people show so there’d be a “class.” Tuesday/Thursday evenings, and a Saturday morning. A few committed people and a dedicated leader, trying to piece together some crazy, outlaw fitness. That was before the bootcampy muscle confusion dvds, and other mainstreamed/commercial high-intensity-functional-fitness programs. Along with old Arrow/Teleflex CFers (see DingDong, BF, Hoov), they paved the way of that vision. [Bethy shows how to get to 8am Saturday class at 7:59:54; Mike shows off a retro ’06 Basic Training tee…sweet…wait, that IS an actual ’06 tee…ew!]

  • Wicasa Yatapika September 3, 2012 Reply

    That was a classic, grass-roots, out-of-the-bed of a pick-up truck, throw down some signs, kick-in-the-ass Corps Fitness CLASS…that is the Vision that morphed into what now resides in Bldg. 7….Never forget it!!! Great times with great people…remember it’s 1-2-3 go….NOT 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 go….HAHAHAHAHA!

  • Jan September 3, 2012 Reply

    I give that class a big fat kiss - mwha! I will always be a devotee of the circuit / bodyweight / grassy-ass classes! Thanks for sticking your neck way, way out w/ your concept, Chris, and sticking to your vision despite the lean years! I admire the holy hell out of that!!! Those early days really solidified (for me) accountability to the group in just showing up so we had enough for class - let alone what you did when you got there.

    Have to give a shout out to Marty and Terri Stallone, too, who were early adopters at Gring’s. Good peeps!!!

    CK: when are they going to start digging up the parking lot to put in the turf, sand pit and Smokehouse II ?????

  • Maria N September 3, 2012 Reply

    The only things missing today were all the kids, running around haphazardly at ages 2-7 and TRYING to do double duty-parenting &
    CF-ing. Ahhh, the good ole days of multi-tasking.

    Never a dull moment back then. We never thought we’d have a ROOF, let alone mats, and I think we’d still be outside if we had to be…a testament to the group & Chris’ leadership. Fun times.

  • Maria N September 3, 2012 Reply

    BTW, Captain Awesome is much lighter than he looks….very deceiving.

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