Tuesday 

“Stanky Leg”
For Time:
15-12-9-6-3
DB Hang Clean and Split Jerk
DB Single Arm Row

Upper/Lower Accessory Work

 

 

Links!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

NEW CLASS!!!! 9pm Live Stream & Chill (Tue/Thurs)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

Two weeks ago I got a great email from a parent and friend. She was saying, although life if tough right now, there was so much beauty on her walk. Which made me reflect a bit more about all the beauty I see. (yes, last week I called out those that weren’t saying hi) And this is a new week.

What I’m noticing now.

It’s spring time, my favorite time of year because everything is in bloom. It’s my birthday time.
The sun peeks out a bit more.
Jasmine is blooming, my calla lilies are getting ready to come out. Yesterday I smelled waffles on my walk.
People are sprinting on the hills in my neighborhood.
I see people working on their homes.
People are sitting in their front yard.
I hear children laughing and playing.
There are families out riding bikes together.
I see chalk drawings all over my neighborhood made my kids and or adults looking to spread a bit more joy!

In that effort to notice more I now make it my goal to walk to the mailbox up the street instead pinning the letter to my mail box and or driving.

The beautiful things I notice is that the communities are coming together. 


Saturday’s Workout

Zoom Partner WOD!!

A) *On a 10 Minute Clock…Waterfall Style
10 Lunges
10 Up-Downs

Immediately into…

B) *On a 10 Minute Clock…Waterfall Style
50 High Knees
3 Inverted Burpees

 

Living Room Partner Workouts from Oak Park Los Angeles on Vimeo.

 

Links!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

NEW CLASS!!!! 9pm Live Stream & Chill (Tue/Thurs)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

 

When I was a kid, I prided myself on being a great chef of “lo que.” The full Spanish phrase is lo que hay meaning: whatever there is. I was the queen of putting together a decent meal of whatever was left in the cupboard and forgotten about in the fridge. A few elbow noodles at the bottom of a box, one iffy hot dog left, one dollop of mustard would turn into something filling and pretty good.

Though I am FAR from having the scarce options from my childhood, I feel like my lo que skills are being sharpened again. Not going to the grocery store so often means we have to be creative with what’s already in the kitchen. I feel resourceful and less wasteful. And so far, the meals have been really good. Julio made this dish tonight: fusilli with marinara and vegan sausage. Kinda far from lo que, but we did use the ingredients in the kitchen!

What are you cooking?


Friday’s Workout

“Marguerita” (vid below)
AMRAP 30
1 Burpee
1 Push-Up
1 Jumping-Jack
1 Sit-Up
1 Handstand Push Up

Links!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

NEW CLASS!!!! 9pm Live Stream & Chill (Tue/Thurs)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

 

 

My younger sister is a Doctor in Internal Medicine and she works in the ICU in Sweden. She’s in the Covid -19 war zone. She takes care of Covid-19 patients daily. She told me they are reaching their capacity now as I am writing this. They are also running out of protection gear for doctors and nurses. She told me that during the last few days she has been responsible for three Covid-19 patients. One man born in 1982, with no previous health issues, one man born in 1950, with no previous health issues and one older lady born in 1930, with no previous health issues – all of them have received treatment in the ICU. The man born 1982 and the man born in 1950, died yesterday.. The old lady walked out of the hospital to go home the same day.

 

The Covid-19 virus is relentless. It does not favour or choose you over me. It does not pick rich over poor or black over white. The virus will get to all of us. Eventually. And yes we know that if you are not in the “chronic illness bucket” (currently 83% Covid-19 cases) you are less likely to get severely sick or die from it. But as my sister said “the other 14% that are not suffering from chronic illness, that still die because of this virus – that’s a huge amount of people”.  “We see that every day and we know that the virus is very unpredictable”

 

A doctor that I work with here in the US told me that they will introduce point system starting this week at the hospitals. Meaning that on a scale used by doctors to determine illness, patients with higher chance of survival will be prioritised. Your score will determine if you get a ventilator or not. They don’t have enough ventilators for everyone.

 

The total collapse of our healthcare system all over the world is a brutal but oh so real slap in the face. The fact that healthcare is financially driven to the point that we cannot care for our people and protect our doctors during a pandemic where we need it the most, reveals how fragile and shitty the system is. 

 

We NEED UNIVERSAL HEALTCARE that is NOT financially driven. We need our research programs and healthcare programs to stand independent of politics and other big pharmaceutical companies. We need universal healthcare for everyone. Everywhere. We need communities that take care of each other. 

 

I have spent two, almost three weeks trying to take care of a virus infection that we have dealt with, including my children – we are now on the mend. We know it’s not Covid-19 as we got tested for it and it was negative. But before I knew we had a “good” old bacterial infection and not Covid-19, I was panicked and dealt with massive anxiety daily. I wouldn’t have been as worried if I knew we had a health care system that I could trust. If we know we are safe, supported and with a care system that is ready when we need it – I know my anxiety would have been much less.

 

Stay well people. And support our hospitals. Skip the “hero appraisals ” and do something about it and donate what you can to make a change. 

 

Char

 

 

Workout Links!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

PS – If you are in the live stream classes and you notice a friend who isn’t there, please share this post with them and let them know you miss them.

 

 

I slept for approx. 10 hours last night (note hair & expression on face), and woke up without an alarm at 6:50 AM.  It was the first good night of sleep in over 3 weeks!  I was about to start some coffee and remembered Coach Shirley’s LIVE ZOOM Yoga Class at 7:00 AM! 

I was treated to a PRIVATE class, as I was the ONLY one in attendance.  I was guided through a flow like warm-up, then was challenged through some vinyasa movements and postures.  Shirley’s attentiveness to my breathing helped me soften my energy and connect me with my practice.

I don’t know about you, but the CrossFit classes have been awesome but also challenging.  I also need a movement practice that helps me RESTORE – how about you?   


COMING Wednesday – COMPETITION

“300 Inspired” Gym Jones Benchmark WOD
For Time:

25 Hammer Curls
50 Deadlifts
50 Push-Ups
50 High Knees
50 Hollow Rocks
50 Alternating Kettlebell Clean-and-Presses
25 Hammer Curls

No Equipment WOD
25 Soup Can or Bottle of Wine Curls
50 Jugs of Water Deadlifts
50 Push-Ups
50 High Knees
50 Hollow Rocks
50 Alternating Jugs of Water Clean-and-Presses 25 Soup Can or Bottle of Wine Curls

 

LIVE WORKOUT LINKS – See you there!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

Tuesday 

“Devil’s Advocate”
For Time:
21 – 15 – 9
DB Swing
Devil’s Press

No Equipment WOD
“Devil’s Advocate”
For Time:
21 – 15 – 9
Jumping 1/4 Squats 
Burpee Tuck Jump

 

Links!!!!!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

NEW CLASS!!!! 9pm Live Stream & Chill (Tue/Thurs)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

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Monday’s Workout
Competition

AMRAP 15
5 DB Snatch (Each Side-Alternate)
10 Push Ups
15 Sit Ups
20 Squats
25 Burpees
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Links!!!!!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

And so another week of physical separation and online training comes to a close. It was great to see so many of you in the live stream classes this week and in response to your feedback we are adding a weekday 6PM Live Stream beginning Monday. This week, Coach Matt will be leading the 6PM Live Stream class. You may see some familiar faces in the 6PM class, including Coach Jen and Andy & Maggie – all at appropriate social distances. Thursday night’s Live Stream & Chill was a big success and we will continue to add more of those classes as well. You can chill with Coach Diz on Mondays, Coach Matt on Wednesdays, and Coach Shirley on Fridays. 

 

So guys, this is the situation for now – but probably not forever. Maybe it isn’t ideal, but we can still connect. We can still play. And we can still grow. We just can’t do it while touching each other.

 

PS – If you are in the live stream classes and you notice a friend who isn’t there, please share this post with them and let them know you miss them.

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Links!!!!!

7am Live Stream CrossFit (Mon/Wed/Fri)

7am Live Stream Yoga (Tue/Thurs)

8am Live Stream CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

9am Live Stream Women’s Only CrossFit (Tue/Thurs)

12pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Sat)

6pm Live Stream CrossFit (Mon-Fri)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Mondays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Wednesdays)

8:30pm Live Stream & Chill (Fridays)

 

March 28 Workout of The Day – Cardio Bunny from Oak Park Los Angeles on Vimeo.

What’s GPP? It’s been a question floating around now that we are up and running with our online classes. It stands for General Physical Preparedness. This is our way of helping you be healthier, stronger and fitter. Better able to handle stress both physically and emotionally, as well as helping boost your mood. Now, who doesn’t want a little GPP? We do this through, cardiovascular training (jumping and getting heart rate up), body weight movements, otherwise known as gymnastics, strength training (using the DB/KB) and helping you get better at moving your body in space.  

Speaking of moving. Walking has been my primary form of exercise this year and I love it. I’m grateful to have hills near my house to walk up and flat roads too. Many flowers and trees to see and beautiful homes too. Walking has changed over the last couple of weeks. So many more people are doing it. And it’s a bit strange. In this time of social distancing, which my sister likes to refer to as physical distancing,  (as we are still able socialize in other ways). Some folks out there have forgetten that it’s ok to make eye contact and say hello. Give me a little wave, acknowledge me, not by just moving around me, but a nod is great.

Here are the Zoom Links to the “Chill” classes going forward, starting Monday, March 30th:

Monday “Chill” at 8:30pm with Diz
Wednesday “Chill” at 8:30 with Matt
Friday “Chill” at 8:30pm with Shirley

  • Diz is adding her 8am GPP Class & 9am Women’s GPP Class on Tuesdays & Thursdays on Zoom! Here are the links:

8am GPP Classes, Tuesday & Thursday
9am Women’s GPP Classes, Tuesday & Thursday

  • Shirley will coach the 7am Classes Monday-Friday. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the 7am classes will be GPP classes, and Tuesday & Thursday’s 7am classes will be yoga! Here are the links:

7am MWF GPP Classes
7am TuTh Yoga Flow Classes

  • And the 12noon Class — our original Zoom class — is going strong MONDAY THRU SATURDAY. That link is in the right margin!

Keep coming to the Zoom classes. They are really fun, and it’s so nice to see you guys talking and moving in real time.


Saturday’s Workout
Cardio Bunnies
5 Rounds 60 seconds each movement 

Inverted burpees
Bottum of Squat
Penguin Hops
Bottum of Pushup
Kick Thru
Hollow Hold/Rocks
Dolphin Burpees
Arch Hold /Rocks