Bullet Points and a Brew 5/17/17

Hey there. Remember me? I’ve been AWOL due to some busyness and some laziness. Time to get back on track and start putting these out. I was able to get on a rope for the first time this year this past weekend. I was able to sample two different crags for the first time. I’m always amazed at just how much rock is in this area. I’m truly lucky to live in an area that’s covered in sandstone.

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The Buffet Wall. Photo: Bob Butters c/o Roots Rated

In terms of performance, I’ve got a long way to go endurance-wise. I’ve been putting in some basic work, and had faint hints of some fitness, but the weekend was a big motivator to really get after it. Speaking of getting after it, let’s get after some bullet points.

The Bullet Points

There’s a reason Dan John considers a loaded carry one of the fundamental human movement patterns. Not sure about that? Read this article, and start carrying stuff. You may learn something.

If you aren’t recovering adequately, you’re not getting stronger. It’s as simple as that. This article had some interesting videos that describe some science behind recovery, and some novel ways to address how you recharge for your next training bout.

This article came out a couple weeks ago and I immediately tagged it as an article for one of these posts. Mark Anderson has been climbing and coaching for a looong time. There’s gold in these here lessons. Go find it.

The Brew

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Beer Geek Breakfast, Mikeller

Mikeller is a microbrewery based out of Denmark with a really interesting mode of production: They’re a gypsy brewery. They travel around and make their beers in various breweries. It’s an interesting concept, and apparently doesn’t affect the quality of their beer, as this one of the more highly rated stouts around. I’ve always been on the lookout for this one, and it finally appeared at one of the bottle shops around here.  (Thanks Sigler’s!). It pours an oily black with a finger of tan, thick, bubbly head. A very roasty aroma fills the room almost immediately, lots of malts and coffee. It’s roasty and rich, with a Russian Imperial stout-ish malt character in the taste, with some present but subtle coffee. It’s definitely different than the coffee bomb that is your standard coffee stout. The taste finishes out with a pleasant bitterness. On the palate, it’s as good as it gets for a stout, with a thick, velvety mouthfeel. It’s a delicious beer that lives up to the hype. Coffee and stout fans will enjoy this one immensely.

That’s it for this week.


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Strongfirst Kettlebell User Course

I’m excited to announce that the Strongfirst Kettlebell User course is coming back to Chattanooga! On May 27, Senior SFG Delaine Ross will be at Scenic City Strength and Fitness for an 8 hour workshop breaking down fundamental kettlebell skills. These skills lay the foundation for a lifetime of effective kettlebell training, so this course is not to be missed. You can find more information here.

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I also teach a class for folks who are more familiar with kettlebells on Thursdays at the same time. We will dive into some more advanced kettlebell movements and concepts, and push the intensity up a bit more than Tuesday.

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Bullet Points and a Brew 2/28/17

It’s that time again. It’s been a good couple weeks after a bout of traveling. I was able to get out a week or so ago and put down a boulder I’ve been working on for the season. Apparently the deadlifts, swings and hangboard work have been paying off, because this boulder felt easy. That same day, I made some progress on some other blocs in the field, so hopefully I’m going to get back out there soon and continue to get after it. I’m heading to the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas this upcoming weekend for the first time, so it’ll be sweet to check out a new boulderfield!

Let’s get into the bullet points.

The Bullet Points

Last week, I posted an article that morphed from what was going to be a quick write up on some readiness concepts into a glance into my philosophy concerning training. I believe you should be able to get after it and do some moderately strenuous work with little to no warmup. If you can’t, you need to start investing in some time to build your readiness. Here’s how.

I really respect people who approach training with a patient and practical approach. Steve is one of those guys. This was a great piece detailing some of his philosophy behind finger strength training that also contains some actionable information to utilize immediately in your training. That means it’s well worth the read. So do it.

Foam rollers are loved. Foam rollers are hated. They work. They don’t work. Whether you love them or not, they’re here. I personally use foam rollers for some light warmup work and to turn the volume down on some muscle tone, if that’s what I feel needs to happen for a productive session. Some proponents claim foam rollers can do pretty outrageous things. This was a cool article that reviewed research concerning the various claims the foam roller camp makes. Go get ya some science.

A strong overhead press can be a game changer for shoulder health, even for athletes who only pull downwards (ahem…you know who you are). It needs to be done correctly though. This article breaks down some common flaws when pressing and some ways to clean it up. It goes into detail about the tall kneeling position, which I love for a lot of movements. Putting heavy shit over your head is awesome. Make sure you do it right.

The Brew

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Raspberry Halo, Cigar City Brewing

When it comes to stouts, Cigar City has some good ones. Marshal Zhukov’s, Hunahpu’s and other stouts they brew are some of the most sought after and well reviewed beers in that style. Because of that, I’m quick to grab any stout of theirs that pops up on the shelves. It pours black with a light brown head. It’s got a nose full of roasted malt and faint raspberry, which becomes more prominent on the back end. Flavor is heavy roasted malt and your standard rich chocolaty big stout flavor. A very subtle raspberry is present if you look for it, and just like the aroma, it becomes more prominent on the back end. It’s kind of nice! A lot of raspberry beers are heavy handed and come off as artificially sweet and not well balanced. This one is subtle and shows a touch of restraint. I dig it.


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I finally got around to creating an official Facebook page. It’s in its infancy, but hopefully some cool things come out of it. I’d appreciate if you went there and clicked the ole “like” button.

Tactical Strength Challenge

We are hosting the Tactical Strength Challenge again at Scenic City Strength and Fitness! It will be held April 8th all around the world. Six weeks out! The three skills tested are a max powerlifting-style deadlift, strict pull-ups or flexed arm hangs depending on your division, and a 5 minute snatch test. It’s an awesome event and a lot of fun to push your limits and cheer on everyone else. If you’re interested, reach out to me ASAP so we can answer your questions and get your registered! You can register here.

Nutrition, Performance, and Strength Coaching

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I’m teaching two kettlebell classes at Scenic City Strength and Fitness.

An entry-level class that emphasizes the foundations of safe and effective kettlebell training is held Tuesdays at 6:15 pm. It’s only 10 bucks and spots will be limited to ensure a great experience. If you are in the Chattanooga area and have always been curious about trying out kettlebells, it’ll be tough to find a better opportunity.

I also teach a class for folks who are more familiar with kettlebells on Thursdays at the same time. We will dive into some more advanced kettlebell movements and concepts, and push the intensity up a bit more than Tuesday.

You can check out the calendar and register online for any of these classes here. Each class is 10$. Hurry, because the spots fill up fast.

 

Bullet Points and a Brew 1/24/17

It’s another week of getting after it! I’m a week or so deep into a finger strength and strength training program, playing with ways to optimize how a session flows. I’m really happy with how things are going.

 

I head down to Atlanta on Thursday. I have the opportunity to be an assistant instructor at a StrongFirst kettlebell certification. I’m excited to see some old friends, make some new ones, and welcome newly-minted SFG instructors. Selfishly, I will get to witness some amazing coaches instruct and I can’t wait to learn from them. It’s gonna be a great weekend.

Let’s get into the bullet points

The Bullet Points

Foam rolling can be a waste of time. It can also be a huge help with improving mobility and movement quality. Which effect will it have on you? That depends on whether you do shit correctly. Dr. Rusin breaks down some of his favorite foam rolling drills. I stumbled across some new variations that I have implemented and immediately felt a benefit. There’s a lot of useful information in this article, so you should read it.

I was lucky to meet Chris at a PlanStrong event this past summer. He just posted the first article of a TEN part series exploring the Turkish Get Up. It’s something you should definitely follow. The Turkish Get Up can be a complex, intimidating movement. When someone owns a Get Up of 100+ pounds, you should probably hear what they have to say. Check it out, and follow along for what I’m sure will be a fantastic package of information.

I thought this was an interesting discussion. People have done some weird things to get better at a sport they love. Enjoy a thread filled with humorous answers, shenanigans, and an interesting idea here or there.

The Brew

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So Happens It’s Tuesday, The Bruery

The Bruery has a famous “Day of the week” lineup of big, boozy stouts that include Black Tuesday, Mocha Wednesday, Peanut Butter and Thursday, etc. So Happens It’s Tuesday is a rarely seen part of that line-up. Why? Rumor has it that this variant was victim of a large scale infection during the brewing process, probably with lactobacillus, a bacteria used to sour beers. Hence the name. SHappens I‘ts Tuesday. S.H.I.T. Get it? Anyways, I stumbled across a bottle a while ago and decided to crack it this past week. Yep. Mine was infected. However, it was still pretty damn good! The beer had plenty of the roasted malt character you’d expect from a stout, with a nice sour bite from the lactobacillus. The tartness didn’t overwhelm the stout characteristics, but blended with them quite nicely. Also, there was no hint of booziness from a beer with a reported 13+% alcohol content, another nice cover-up due to the tartness. I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but it goes to show that “infected” beers might still be tasty.


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Nutrition, Performance, and Strength Coaching

It’s the new year, and a lot of people are building out their strategy for training in 2017. I can help. If you’re interested in nutrition coaching, strength training, Functional Movement Screen consulting, performance training, or some combination of these programs, you can find more information here.

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An entry-level class that emphasizes the foundations of safe and effective kettlebell training is held Tuesdays at 6:15 pm. It’s only 10 bucks and spots will be limited to ensure a great experience. If you are in the Chattanooga area and have always been curious about trying out kettlebells, it’ll be tough to find a better opportunity.

I also teach a class for folks who are more familiar with kettlebells on Thursdays at the same time. We will dive into some more advanced kettlebell movements and concepts, and push the intensity up a bit more than Tuesday. There will be no class this Thursday, the 26th, because I will be out of town.

You can check out the calendar and register online for any of these classes here. Each class is 10$. Hurry, because the spots fill up fast.

3 Ways I’m Changing My Training in 2017

I’m about to be back in Chattanooga after a vacation, and I’m psyched to get back after it in terms of coaching, climbing, and my own training. I always like to reflect on the past year and see what’s changed in both my training and philosophy concerning physical preparation. I’ve learned a lot the past year, and am taking on some new challenges this coming year. How does MY training plan reflect that? Let’s take a look.

1. An Increased Focus on Finger Strength

I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to climb at a fairly competent level without doing a whole lot of targeted finger strength. The last year or two, I’ve learned that as climbs get harder, holds tend to get smaller (a big surprise, eh?). One of my main dislikes about finger training  was the amount of time I perceived a dedicated block of finger training would take. One of the “big rocks” of my training philosophy is efficiency. I’m not a fan of sitting around and doing only one movement. I (wrongly) thought that this approach was how the majority of hangboard training sessions would go. Enter Integrative Strength Training.

I’ve heard this approach mentioned multiple times by Steve Bechtel over at Climb Strong. It’s a unique way to keep your sessions flowing, and reduce monotony. Most importantly, this method utilizes the endocrine system to  make strength gains. At it’s most basic, this approach combines a heavy strength exercise, a finger strength exercise, and some mobility work. A session involves rotating through these movement categories instead of just hitting straight sets of one movement, then moving on to the next one. The first grouping of movements I will be playing with include deadlifts, fingerboard work, and some upper body T-Spine and Glenohumeral mobility. I’m excited to see how it goes.

I’ve kept my description of this approach extremely broad, because I still have a LOT to learn about it. I learn by doing, so I hope to not only develop strength through this approach, but also gain some knowledge. If you want to learn more about Integrated Strength Training, check out this podcast.

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Power Company Podcast: Integrated Strength Training w/ Steve Bechtel

2. Putting Heavy Shit Overhead

I think a heavy shoulder press is one of the best shoulder health movements a person can do. If they do it correctly. Also, someone once told me the secret to happiness is lifting heavy shit over your head. I want to be really happy, so I want to lift something really heavy (for me).

I’m going to be training for my StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor level 2 Certification in April. It’s about that time to dive even deeper into the world of Kettlebells, applicable strength, and tension. The strength test for this qualification is a 1/2 bodyweight single arm Kettlebell press. I need to press either a 36kg (80lb) or 40kg (88lb) kettlebell depending on how much I weigh come April. I plan on training for the 40 kilo, because why not take the opportunity to get stronger?

My strategy for this goal will involve around the concept of variability. The Soviet weightlifters of the past hold an incredible number of records and competition wins. The training system they used wasn’t as linear as some other schools of thought. When viewed with an EXTREMELY broad brush, one of the golden rules of that system was that one’s training load should vary at least 20% from session to session. That doesn’t mean it always needs to increase. In fact, depending on one’s training experience, the wavier and more varied the load, the better! (within reason).

I personally handle heavier sets with low reps better than higher rep sets, so it looks like I’ll be doing a lot of 1,2, and maybe 3 rep sets (and not in that order) if I’m feeling froggy. Maybe I’ll throw in some fingerboarding and turn it into more Integrative Strength work. Who knows…

3. Sport and Region-specific Conditioning Work

My endurance sucks. Part of it is due to the fact that I boulder 90% of the year. The other part of it is that I rarely spend an adequate amount of time training my aerobic energy system. Looking back, when I’ve tried to develop my endurance, I’ve spent a disproportionate amount of time addressing my anaerobic performance and neglected the aerobic energy system. In 2017, I want to balance that out a bit more. It is hard to train a weakness. It’s not fun, and quite humbling. I would really like to climb some hard sport climbing routes in the fall, so I plan on staying disciplined and getting after some of my weak spots.

Some non-specific conditioning protocols I like

-Kettlebell Snatches: 15 seconds on, 45 seconds off, alternating hands each round.

-Loaded Carries: All sorts of variations and intervals, but the goal would be to stay around 4-7 out of 10 intensity wise, and making sure there is adequate recovery.

Deep 6 Complexes: Skill practice, and being able to complete complex techniques when fatigued.

 

Some climbing-specific things I’ll be doing

-Playing with some low intensity hangboard intervals or repeaters

-4 x 4’s

-Feet on campus board intervals, with a simulated rest

I used these last spring and they really helped with recovery and climbing through a pump. Start on the lowest rung of a campus board, with your feet on the kick board. Slowly climb up and down the board, making sure your feet stay on the kick board. Simulate foot movements if you want. Once your work interval is over, put your feet on the ground, but keep a fraction of your weight hanging from a campus rung. 1/2 of your rest time is spent “shaking out” on the rung. Adjust the weight you’re putting on the rung to ensure you are recovering. The second 1/2 of your rest time is off the board, normally resting. I started with a 1 set of 5 intervals and worked up to 3 sets, with a 5 minute rest in between sets.  

As always, perfect repeats and technique drills will always be part of my training. Skill comes first, all the other details are built on proper technique.

Without a plan, you’re just randomly trying to throw things at a wall and see what sticks. Figure out what you want to address, and figure out what you need to change. Einstein said that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of madness.

How are you going to prove your sanity in 2017?

 

Bullet Points and a Brew 12/27

I’m currently sitting in the Nashville Airport at six in the morning. We breezed through security, and are waiting to head west. After a quick pit stop in Los Angeles, we’ll land in Maui to meet up with the rest of my family to spend the new year. I’m pretty ok with it. I plan on some family hangs, beach time, and a bit of climbing, actually. There’s been some bouldering development happening on the island and I’m stoked to check it out! The weekend was good. I was able to get out and do a solid circuit day at LRC on Sunday, with the added bonus of being able to climb on the golf course boulders, which is always a treat. I hope your  week goes well! Let’s get into the bullet points

The Bullet Points

The Power Company Climbing Podcast is always chock full of actionable training tips. This one’s a little different. An interview with Miguel Ventura, owner and operator of Miguel’s Pizza in the Red River Gorge Kentucky. The episode has stories, some philosophy, and some history behind one of the most iconic locations in rock climbing. I’ve had many a moment sitting on the front porch talking to Miguel, or just living in the the campground, and those moments have had a huge part in shaping who I am today. Also included is a short conversation with Miguel’s son Dario, another person I deeply respect. It’s a good one. Listen up.

Lower body movements don’t only cause adaptations in the lower body. Some of my favorite strength training movements for climbing are looked at as lower body movements at first. However, a lot goes into play as to how the body responds to an exercises, some good, some bad. I thought this was an interesting read.

If you’re learning new training movements, it’s probably a good idea to learn from a coach in person. If that’s not possible, it’s up to you to find what you believe to be safe and accurate information. I really enjoyed this article that dug deep into the finer points of kettlebell ballistic movements.  A lot of coaching points to think about. Check it out.

The Brew

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Vanilla Hazelnut Marshal Zhukov, Cigar City Brewing

Marshal Zhukov is one of the notable stouts from Cigar City. It’s big and bold, and the Vanilla Hazelnut variation only improves it. Big aromas and flavors of dark roasted malts, espresso, vanilla. The hazelnut adds a nuttiness that elevates this stout to one of the best stouts I’ve had in a long time, maybe ever. Highly recommended.

 

 

 


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Bullet Points and a Brew 12/13/16

Second rest day in a row, and I still have no skin. You know what? That’s a good problem to have. I was lucky enough to take advantage of 3 perfect days of climbing with great crews this weekend all over the southeast. It was a great feeling to come home Sunday night with tired muscles and shredded fingertips. The season is here! I hope everyone’s weekend was as enjoyable as mine was.

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Seriously, how perfect is this?!
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Corey enjoying southern slopers

Let’s get into the bullet points.

The Bullet Points

“Your first rep is not your first rep. Your set up is your first rep.”

A short, but critical article for safe and effective swings. Setting your swing up properly ensures you can generate proper tension, protect your spine, and get the most out of the following swings. Don’t get sloppy with it.

A lot of us get off track nutritionally during the holidays. And honestly, that’s ok. I believe the holidays are a period of time where we should worry about things other than a rigid nutrition plan. Another winner from Precision Nutrition, this piece breaks down a way to manage calorie load without counting calories. I use quite a few elements of this system in my nutritional coaching. Check it out!

I don’t like to label exercises as “dumb” very often. There’s often some form of benefit, and as long as it’s performed safely, I won’t go on a tirade of ranting and raving about the shittiness of the so-called exercise. I’ve seen this one from time to time though, and it’s pretty terrible. I don’t really get the whole “unstable surface training” method, especially since it’s been scientifically proven to have ZERO benefit for performance, and only marginal benefit from a rehab standpoint. Not a whole lot of useful information in this article, but it’s good to read some snark from time to time, right?

The Brew

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Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break, Eviltwin/Westbrook Brewing

Westbrook’s Mexican Cake is in my top 5 beers of all time. Imperial Biscotti Break by Evil Twin is probably in my top 10. You can imagine my excitement when I saw the two breweries collaborated and blended the two. This beer is an imperial stout with cocoa nibs, coffee, almonds, cinnamon, habanero peppers, and vanilla. As you can see, there’s quite of bit of ingredients, and quite a bit of flavor. The beer pours black with a tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate are present. The flavor is more of the same, with some roasted malts making their presence known. You can feel some subtle heat on the very back end of the flavor from the habaneros. As the beer warms, the heat gets more intense, but it’s never too much. The blend is not quite as good as each of the base beers, but it’s still fantastic.


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I’m teaching two kettlebell classes at Scenic City Strength and Fitness.

An entry-level class that emphasizes the foundations of safe and effective kettlebell training is held Tuesdays at 6 pm. It’s only 10 bucks and spots will be limited to ensure a great experience. If you are in the Chattanooga area and have always been curious about trying out kettlebells, it’ll be tough to find a better opportunity.

I also teach a class for folks who are more familiar with kettlebells on Thursdays. We will dive into some more advanced kettlebell movements and concepts, and push the intensity up a bit more than Tuesday.

You can check out the calendar and register online for any of these classes here. Each class is 10$. Hurry, because the spots fill up fast.

Bullet Points and a Brew 12/7/16

Here comes a mid-week version of BPB! The Jiu-Jitsu tournament this past weekend went well. I lost in the first round, but the match was a great learning experience. I rolled well and felt fairly even with my opponent until he caught me in a sneaky calf-slicer submission. And by sneaky, I mean I didn’t even know I was in trouble until I started tapping out. Watching the rest of the tournament play out, the skill gap was evident and I’m excited to put in the work to narrow that gap! No more tournaments on the horizon at the moment, and I’m stoked to focus a bit more on climbing for the remainder of the season.

It’s been a good week so far. Yesterday, I was lucky to spend a couple hours diving into an FMS screen and some kettlebell work with a Power Company Climbing athlete. I’m always grateful to have the opportunity to meet new people and work with them help them improve at a sport that I love.

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The aftermath of quality movement and getting strong.

I’m hoping to get out and boulder this weekend and take advantage of the conditions! Let’s get into the bullet points.

The Bullet Points

I’ve made it no secret that I’m a fan of the Turkish Get Up. This single movement addresses so many different movement qualities and has a positive transfer for so many different athletic goals. I truly believe it’s one of the most effective movements someone can do. The term “calisthenics” comes from the Greek term “Kalos Sthenos.” It means “beautiful strength.” To me, the Turkish Get Up is Kalos Sthenos embodied.

I’m a huge fan of this series. Every single one of these videos has been informative and a little different than what one usually hears in the training community. Dr. Henoch dives into  a common “issue” for a good deal of people when squatting.

Grain’s good for you OR Grain is the worst thing ever, will give you cancer, and kill you. Surely it’s one or the other, right? There’s no way there could be a reasonable, middle ground depending on a person’s individual biological makeup and food sensitivities, right?  Precision Nutrition’s article includes some history, some science, and some reasonable steps to take concerning adding proper carbohydrates to your diet. Give it a read.

The Brew

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Brettanomyces Pinstripe, Blue Pants Brewery

A lot of Pinstripe variations have surfaced in the past. Pinstripe, an imperial stout by Blue Pants has nice notes of roasted malts and some chocolate. It’s an above average imperial stout. I’ve enjoyed their “Candy Bar” Pinstripe, which had some caramel notes added. This iteration of their stout was bottled with live Brettanomyces. The interesting thing about Brettanomyces is that the flavor profile of a brett beer will change over time. I may have opened this one too soon. The beer was almost completely overpowered by the Brett character. Funky, band-aidish (new word?) notes were extremely prominent. It was hard to find the roasted malts and chocolate to balance out the aggressive Brett characteristics. It could be good in a year or two, so if you find one, sit on it for a bit to let the Brett mellow out a bit.

That’s it for this week’s BPB.


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I’m teaching two kettlebell classes at Scenic City Strength and Fitness.

An entry-level class that emphasizes the foundations of safe and effective kettlebell training is held Tuesdays at 6 pm. It’s only 10 bucks and spots will be limited to ensure a great experience. If you are in the Chattanooga area and have always been curious about trying out kettlebells, it’ll be tough to find a better opportunity.

I also teach a class for folks who are more familiar with kettlebells on Thursdays. We will dive into some more advanced kettlebell movements and concepts, and push the intensity up a bit more than Tuesday.

You can check out the calendar and register online for any of these classes here. Each class is 10$. Hurry, because the spots fill up fast.