Hello all! Thank you for joining us and tapping into our Co-Mo Collective Series! Here is what we are spending time, energy and thoughts on geared towards optimizing a life of moving and living courageously!
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Photo of the Week: The Garage Gym Games
Garage Gym hosted 3 "Games" competitions between 2011 and 2013. 20-30 participants packed into 900 square feet with one goal, win.
Bike 3 miles at an aggressive pace and tough gear choice, standing as much as needed
Immediately start a 2 mile run (on or off road) Focus on pushing this pace keeping your attention on "small wins" within the run, ie: the next phone pole or tree.
Quote I'm pondering :
"Birds of a feather flock together". - William Turner
What I'm reading, listening, watching or eating:
The incredible story of how degraded gorse-infested farmland has been regenerated back into beautiful New Zealand native forest over the course of 30 years. Now considered a hero locally and across the country, Hugh Wilson (75 years old) oversees 1500 hectares resplendent in native forest, where birds and other wildlife are abundant and 47 known waterfalls are in permanent flow. He has proven without doubt that nature knows best – and that he is no fool.
This film is a gem. One quote that captured my attention. "He gets up everyday with the same routine, and goes to work. And work is hard, we don't use vehicles so the work site may be a two hours walk away, so after walking two hours to work, you start work, then work all day and walk home for two hours."
Resilience + purpose = a meaningful life.
This Fall Co-Movement is launching the "Co-Movement Games" a one day, one time per year event for members and local community members, all levels and abilities can participant.
The theme "Every Second Counts" will challenge participants with 3 unique events.
In the spirit of bringing great people together during tough times, we want to encourage bonding through a physical endeavor, one that no one has seen or experienced before.
Participants will understand that full effort = full victory.
First Event Start time: 8:00 AM
End time: Approx. 12 PM
Event #1 The Get Up
Participants will establish a one rep max turkish get up. You must successfully stand up and lower back down to the floor with complete control. The weight you are able to lift successfully with both arms will be your score. For every 5 lbs lifted of your max weight, participants will deduct 1 minute off their total event time
Example: Participant lifted 50lb successfully with both their right and left arm. They will deduct 10 minutes off their total event time.
Event #2 The Carry
Participants will complete a 400 meter farmers carry, for time. Male weight is 70lb per hand. Female 45lb per hand. You can set down the weight as much as you prefer with no penalty. Your time will be recorded after you complete all 400 meters. Your total time will be multiped by 3 for an overall score.
Example: Participant crosses the finish line at 6 minutes. Score = 18 minutes
Event #3 The Chase
Participants will strap on their seat belt with their favorite foot powered bicycle and ride from HQ to the Deansboro Post Office down West Hill, turn around and simply return back to HQ for a total of 3.6 miles. Upon returning back to HQ participants will immediately start a 3.44 mile run loop down Skyline, take a left on Eagan Road, and a final left turning up Knoxboro road, finishing at HQ.
Example: Bike + Run time = 49 minutes
The Carry 18 minutes + The Chase 49 minutes minus The Get up 10 minutes = total score = 57 minutes.
All these events have been tried and tested behind the scenes by Co-Movement guinea pigs and surely will not disappoint.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Remember no one ever said they enjoyed being an arm chair quarterback, the joy and sense of accomplishment in life comes from getting over the finish line as a PARTICIPANT.
Get into the arena. In the famous words of JG Bennett
"My body is the home in which my mind or soul has to live from birth to death. It is the chief instrument by which I act on the world and achieve my purposes. Its state of health and efficiency- not just at this moment, but for the rest of my life- will influence everything that I think, feel, say and do." ** Due to COVID this event is outside, will have limited participants
and all pre-cautions will be in place**
Admission Cost: $1.00
Let the games begin.
Have an amazing weekend everyone!
P.S. 115+ supporters have purchased a handmade, naturally harvested Beaver Stick in the last 3 months supporting Golisanos Children's Hospital in Syracuse NY and Asher's College fund, grab yours today and be reminded that good health and happiness is a blessing!
P.S. + Headquarters is rocking and rolling. We are accepting new clients that want to build a resilient body and be a part of a movement (no pun intended) that is making this world a better place! Inquire at Co-Movement.com
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