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PLEASE READ! Two Poll Questions, a Seminar, Consults…and an Alarmingly Low Level of Complaining

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CFK,

Happy Friday!! A few things…

1) Closing out the first week of the No Complaint Challenge. Couple thoughts:

This is hard. I definitely expected it to be difficult, but this has been eye-opening already. Certain environments and people have already emerged as more-likely sources of complaining. I have heard the same from many of you.

We swear. A lot. This seems to be one of the toughest parts of abiding by this challenge. I have sworn significantly less over the past 5 days, but still let a couple slip on Wednesday (back to zero). I’m practicing a pause before speaking and reacting.

This is effective. I know that I have found myself in a different head space. Not as reactive. More thoughtful. I have heard stories from some of you that this has already had a huge impact on some of your family and work interactions…awesome.

Gratitude is still the key. By practicing sincere and deliberate gratitude every day, this challenge becomes much easier. Our February challenge will explore this.

Accountability. You will notice a spot on the white board at the gym where you can post your progress on how many days you are at. I encourage you to put your name up, as it adds another layer of accountability to this challenge.
Keep it rolling on this! Great work, everyone…
2) Rowing Clinic

We are exploring hosting a rowing clinic here at CFK. It will be a 30-45 minute class with a certified Concept 2 Indoor Rowing instructor who work in Hanover. This will be time very well spent, as we can all benefit from improving our form and efficiency on the rower. We want to gauge your interest. Details:

Saturday 30-45 minutes
9 person maximum per class
$20 class fee

If you are interested, please email me and let me know. If there is enough interest we’ll do more than one of these.
3) Mobility Clinic

The next mobility clinic with Coach Eric will be on Saturday, February 18th. Like last time, we will be holding this clinic in-place of both Saturday AM classes. Eric will be focusing on hips, knees and ankles during this session. Like the last session, this is not to be missed!

4) Curbside Consults with Eric

Speaking of the good Doctor, we will be setting up the ability to have 1-1 consults with him. I think we can all agree that it has been phenomenal having him here at the gym, and he has proven to be an excellent resource. I ALSO want to respect his time while he is at the gym…as it is very easy to pull him aside for questions about this pain or that (I’ve done it myself). A few people do that in the same day, and all of his time at the gym is taken up…not fair to him. So here’s what we’ll do:

*Eric will be offering curbside consults to all CFK members
*30 minute session
*Saturdays from 8:30-10:30
*Book directly with Eric via email, stating your issue and the goal of the session
*$20 per session

Some of you are doing personal training sessions with Eric, which have been awesome. Those are geared toward long term mobility and addressing big mobility limitations (3,5,10+ sessions, 60 minutes in length). Curbside consults can be used for addressing specific pain, quick questions, stretching suggestions, etc.

Interested? Contact Eric at doclitalien@gmail.com
5) Additional OLY Class

As mentioned in the latest State of the Union, many of you are asking for an additional OLY class with Coach Mikey. We are working on a time…right now we are targeting Mondays at 4:00PM.

If you would attend an OLY class at this time slot, please respond to this email and let me know. If we have enough interest we will do this. Right now, weekends are not an option but we’ll work on that for future classes.

All for now,
-Mike