“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”
Today we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Whether this was in any of the many wars, WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Malay, East Timor or Afghanistan. It is important that we remember them. A truly special and memorable day for all New Zealanders, their families and military personnel.
Coach John had the honour and privilege of serving with the 3 pictured men in Afghanistan in 2011. Two whom were killed in action whilst we were over there and one who tragically died via Helicopter crash in the recent Christchurch fires. All 3 men were part of our elite SAS.
“Me maumahara tatou e a ratou”
ANZAC Day Sessions at 8am and 9:15am ONLY – We will be honouring a fallen soldier which is something we have done every year since we have been OPEN. We think of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and we think of what they went through as we push ourselves through a mentally challenging workout.
U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brandon “Bull” Barrett, 27, of Marion, Indiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on May 5, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents Cindy and Brett Barrett, his sisters Ashley and Taylor Barrett, his brother Brock Barrett, and his grandmother Carmen Johnson.
“It does not matter how slow you go or whether you finish the work out or not, the main reason is that you are at the box wanting to be better and in a position to better your health”
Next Tuesday we have ANZAC day. We will be doing a HERO workout named the BULL. We have done this workout every year at this time. Personally I think it is one of the hardest workouts that I have done. Lets prepare for this and remember our ANZACS who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
New Faces – Recently we have had a few new faces join us in the box. If you see Israil, Maxim, Jenn or Anastassiya around the box then please introduce yourself and make them feel at home or welcome.
We also have a Elements course starting next week. If you have friends or family that want to come and join our awesome community then please ask them to get in touch.
Pictured we have Mondays crew getting through their accessory work.
“We are not made wise by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future”
How are we all finding the new format of the programming. Our aim is to avoid patterns or routine and programming is still 100% aimed at doing this. We hope people are enjoying the accessory work. I have been really wanting to see people get stronger in gymnastics and get stronger through accessory work as well as strength work. Due to all of the work that we have in these sessions we are only planning it on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. The current cycle will last 8 weeks.
If you have feedback, then don’t be shy to send it through to John.
“It’s not the result that matters, its understanding the effort you put in to attain that result”
A quote that we can all relate to once again. If you are prepared to work hard then understand that your efforts are within your control. Sometimes things don’t go your way but you can reflect and either be happy or think that you could have done more. Your call !
EASTER WEEKEND HOURS
CLOSED – Good Friday 14th April 2017
8am and 9:15am – Saturday 15th April 2017
CLOSED – Easter Sunday 16th April 2017
8am and 9:15am – Monday 17th April 2017
If you are travelling this weekend, stay safe out there on the roads, enjoy the break and don’t stress about not training. This Saturday we have a great partner workout and next Monday the Normal programming will be scheduled. We will be back to our Normal Schedule on Tuesday.
EASTER HOURS have been published on the Facebook Members page and in the picture shown. If you are keen to train then BOOK IN as necessary.
Easter Tip – “If you see a Easter Bunny laying little brown eggs, do not eat them as its probably not chocolate”
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but to keep a good attitude while waiting”
Throughout life there are things that we want. Having the patience to wait and attain/achieve those things can be hard, but if you can keep a good attitude whilst doing so then you have great patience. Something we can all work on, one way or another.
“You must be the change you want to see in this world today”
This week sees us step in to a new training cycle, where we will focus on the basics again and look at rebuilding those basic foundations and building on them. There will be some new movements and we should be disciplined to spend the time on moving better. Better and correct movement helps you to move better in everyday life, in training and can be a injury preventative,