Community Updates June 11, 2018

All the fit stuff happening soon

Drew's Words of Wisdom...

I have found so much strength in this quote. My stoic nature does not mean I don't care or have emotion. If my immediate reaction cannot change the condition my throw more stress into the fire? “If an emotion can't change the condition or the situation you're dealing with, it is likely an unhelpful emotion. Or, quite possibly, a destructive one. But it's what I feel. Right, no one said anything about not feeling it. No one said you can't ever cry. Forget "manliness." If you need to take a moment, by all means, go ahead. Real strength lies in the control or, as Nassim Taleb put it, the domestication of one's emotions, not in pretending they don't exist.” ― Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way:


In case you missed it, here's Drew's latest TACO - Teaching Athletes to Conquer Obstacles Video -

With surprise guest, Tiffani Casper. Sometimes Failure is the best things to ever happen...

A new TACO Drew's day post is released on Facebook Live each Tuesday.


Welcome Shae and Ryan to the HPA family!

NEW Registration Options for KIDS MINI- CAMPS!

We're now offering 1-week and daily registration for kid's mini camps. One week registration is $65 and daily mini-camp is $15/class.

On the schedule this week:

Monday - yoga and twisted twister

Tuesday- Field Day races

Wednesday - Agility and Obstacle Course showdown

Thursday - Crossfit basics and Healthy snacks day

Friday - Wacky Water Day

Registration is now open at Camp is for rising 1st - 5th graders. This is separate from our regular kids classes, which will keep the same schedule over the summer. Each 2 week session will run Mon-Fri 10am to 11:30. Kids will have a chance to learn healthy habits while paring fitness with fun. Water games, nerf wars, and even the Kona ice truck will be here.

Bring Your DAD To Kids Class

June 16th - Dad's join us for a fun workout with you Elementary - aged kids. Make sure to bring your own nerf gun (we'll provide the bullets). Friends are welcome too. Note to parents - we want all our kids to feel welcome, even if their dad isn't around. Moms, uncles, older brothers, etc. are welcome to step in. We've got a few good men on standby to be partners as well.

Inaugural Fluffy Knuckles Lift-Off Event

To honor the life of fellow athlete Mike McFadden, a.k.a Fluffy Knuckles, will take place on Saturday June 30th. There will be no classes that day. The event will consist of a 1-RM Bench, Power Clean, and Back Squat. $10 suggested cash donation at the door to participate.

Pre-registration by Thursday June 28th is required:

Volunteers needed! There will be a pre-event huddle for volunteers on Thursday June 28th at 7pm (about 30 minutes).

Marine Corp 10K in DC

Transportation decisions will be made at the end of this week based on the number of people going. So far we have about 15. If you are thinking about going please contact Jen ASAP.

Every year, Mark Hummeldorf ran this race in Washington DC to honor his fallen brothers. This October 28th, we'll run to honor him. Then give him a high five in Arlington. It sells out quickly.

Registration is open. Mass transportation may be possible once we have numbers on people going.


Welcome to bring a friend month. Every day is an opportunity to bring someone new into the gym. The workouts are easily adjusted to fit anyone's needs. There will only be one element per day to focus on so we get to practice a lot of reps and really get better at moving this month.

Check out my explanation video below:

Another fun training week at the gym.

  • Monday we will do some interval work with rowing, power snatches, and burpees.

  • Tuesday is a classic Benchmark Elizabeth. Power Cleans and Ring Dips in a 21-15-9 format.

  • Wednesday is a pure strength day. OHS, then front squat, then back squat.

  • Thursday we have a partner chipper WOD. You will run, wall balls, burpees, and db snatch.

  • Friday we are throwing 2 benchmarks together, cindy and jackie.

  • Saturday is a partner workout with a play off of the Regional Workout, LINDA.

Resources Website -

Check it out!

Summer Skill Clinics -

Over the next few weeks you'll be hearing more about some Saturday skill clinics. These are opportunities for our coaches-in-training to hone their presenting skills on various topics in which they want to widen their knowledge base. Each clinic will be supported by one of our full time coaches and free for members.

Saturday - June 23rd - Clean & Jerk skill clinic with Tana


Saturday 6/16 - Bring Your Dad to Kids Class 10:15

Saturday June 23 - skill clinic 10:30 am

Saturday June 30th - Fluffy Knuckes Lift Off

Wednesday July 4th - 1 class at 9am


(Believe Unconditionally In Yourself And The Ability Of Others)


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