As we round the corner on 2020, we are looking forward to starting 2021 with some new goals and programming! Thanks in large part to YOUR feedback on our Programming Survey, we will be making some modifications that will allow you to reach your goals this year!
This Week: Coach’s Round-up
You may or may not have noticed that this week’s programming is a bit of a grab-bag. That’s on purpose! We thought it would be fun to hand the programming over to the coaches, allowing each coach to post a workout that they either love or want to try themselves. It’s a fun way to end the year, and we hope you’re enjoying seeing inside of all of our brains!
But, don’t worry, the hard-hitting, PR-inducing WODs that you know and (hopefully) love are right around the corner!
Next Week: Benchmarks and Goal-Setting
First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who filled out our recent Programming Survey! Your answers are what we used as guidance to come up with this cycle’s benchmark lifts and WODs.
Next week will be a “testing” week. Each day there will be a Strength and/or MetCon component that will be re-tested at the end of this Programming Cycle. Make sure to check back here on the blog this Sunday to see what’s coming on what days, so you don’t miss your favorites!
These benchmarks should help guide you in your initial goal-setting for the year. The idea is that what we have in the benchmarks next week is based on what you want to improve on. So, once you test that lift or MetCon, you’ll be able to set a reasonable goal to work towards in this cycle. Also, you can count on ample WOD time devoted to helping you improve those benchmarks during this cycle. So you’ll not only have a goal, but also a framework to work towards that goal. Because we all know, a goal without a plan is just a dream!
Back to the Basics: Training Systems and Hard Work
It’s been *a while* since we’ve felt comfortable putting forth a true, well-planned-out training cycle that focuses on strength benchmarks and fitness goals. Our focus as a gym has shifted several times the past year. From prioritizing at-home workouts, to creating outdoor-friendly WODs, to slowly building intensity once we came back into the gym wearing masks, we’ve adjusted to it all this year!
All of this shifting comes at a cost, though. That cost is a loss of consistency in programming methodology. The good news is that we’re ready to start 2021 fresh, and are ready to WORK towards some new, exciting goals. We’ll get there using intelligent training systems, consistent programming, and most of all, hard work!
As we move into the next few weeks and start completing the benchmark WODs, we challenge you to start coming up with goals. Stay tuned for more guidance on goal-setting and system implementation in the coming weeks.
Bottom line – we’re ready to get to work and we hope you are too! Let’s make 2021 the strongest year yet!