Quote of the Week 9-19-2022

“The secret to business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

NEWS

Entrepreneurship is hard.  It’s really…really hard.  It’s hard to say, it’s hard to spell- google helped me with this one.  Some days, when things go wrong, and they often will go very wrong, it makes one question- is this sh*t worth it?  

I had a few of those days in a row recently.  

I don’t think people realize how close to the edge fitness studios operate.  A few members freeze, maybe one cancels, Coaches need last minute coverage, landlord busts your chops, and all of a sudden it’s panic time again.  Deep in your stomach, pissed off, throw up panic.  

I am writing this week’s blog from a hospital bed, room 375 Mather 3 South.  I contracted MRSA from an extremely deep dog bite and my arm is blown up like a cartoon.  It’s hot, I am sweaty and unshowered, and just generally miserable.  Normally there are 200 fires to put out a week at the gym and this week was no different, except I had zero capacity for it.  When you are really sick, when you could lose an arm, when you could die, you question everything. 

For 30 hours in the ER the only question in my mind- is this sh*t worth it?

Then…something truly amazing happened.  It was cheesy and cliche and still completely life changing.  My meds start to work, my fever breaks, and like out of a movie somewhere in the hallway I hear a familiar voice.  Out of disbelief I motor my bed to a somewhat upright position and try to peer out the door.  “Bobby B!”  

It’s freaking Coco.  I almost cried.  

I must’ve seen thirty different nurses and doctors and specialists and Coco was the only person who instantly made me feel better.  And guess what.  THAT’S why this sh*t is worth it. 

You come for the Programming.  You stay for the Community.

All of my doubts about the gym, all of the bullsh*t, all the negativity was GONE the second I spoke to my gym friend.  You guys are family.  I am proud of what I have built.  I am proud to see how our amazing Coaches are going to make it even better.  My question was immediately and permanently answered- YES, this sh*t is SO worth it.            

The secret to business that I know that nobody else knows is this- people are everything, relationships are the only thing.  Burpees and ring dips?  Whatever.  Even world class programming- it’s free, I post it online every damn day.  What matters in this business and maybe every business is people.  

Thank you all for being my people.  

PROGRAMMING

We are in Week 2 of hypertrophy training and hitting 12s all week.  Pause 12s are absolutely gross so prepare for that folks.  I will unfortunately be on bed rest so you guys need to let me live vicariously through you!  Post your thoughts on each WOD so I can feel like I am there please.

LET’S MAKE THIS WEEK WORTH IT!

Monday

Strength

Incline DB Bench

12-12-12+

Metcon

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

HSPU

Hang Cleans (95#/65#)

Burpees

Tuesday

Strength

Pause Squat Cleans

12-12-12+

Metcon

3 Rounds

25/20 Cal Row

15 DB Thrusters (35#/20#)

1 Rope Climb

Wednesday

Strength

Chin-ups

12-12-12+

Metcon

21-15-9

Pull-ups

Deadlift (135#/95#)

KBS

*200m Run Before & After Rounds*

Thursday

Strength

Kneeling Strict Press

12-12-12+

Metcon

4 Rounds

2 Single Arm DB Snatch (50#/35#)

4 Single Arm DB Jerk

6 Single Arm DB Box Step Over

8 Single Arm Devils Press

20 Doubles

Friday

Strength

Pause Front Squats

12-12-12+

Metcon

AMRAP 18

16 Pistols

14 T2B

12 Wallballs

10 Med Ball Sit-ups

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