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1. Who's with me? by USS. Just a good dose of positive feelings. "Don't try to paint my rainbow gray. I'm feeling fine, fine, fine..." "I didn't come to waste no time..." "Something's happening here. A diamond mind. We're extracting the shine." I could go on.
2. Make Me Wanna Die by the Pretty Reckless. This song delivers, bouncing from sweet lows to muddy driving guitars and a thumping kick drum.
3. Locomotive by Big Wreck. I wouldn't be shocked to hear these guys were heavily influenced by Soundgarden, Candlebox, and Shinedown.
4. Bad Dream Mama by Eagles of Death Metal. These guys are very one dimensional, but they also bring such a cool, funky groove. Some of their more crowd friendly songs are Don't Speak I Came to Make a Bang, I Only Want You, I Got a Woman... I also love Kiss the Devil and Whorehoppin' (Shit, Goddam).
5. The Way You Used to Do by Queens of the Stone Age. Speaking of cool, funky grooves that get the head rocking. Josh Homme is actually a founding member of the Eagles of Death Metal.
6. Handwritten by Gaslight Anthem. Just a simple straight forward rocker. Brian Fallon is one of my favorite lyricists of our time. This song lands towards the top of his songs with Gaslight, though I like his solo work better.
7. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket. You won't find many MMJ jams on a workout playlist, if any aside from this one that sometimes barely makes the cut.
8. Son of "Cha" by Local H. I remember having such high hopes for these guys when their single Bound for the Floor broke. My hopes were misplaced, but I do love this song in the gym!
9. My My by Seven Mary Three. Another deep cut from a 90s one hit. Water's Edge still remains the favorite by these guys casually or in the gym. But this song is worthy of being thrown into the mix for variety.
10. I Walk Alone by Oleander. The song that sucked me in 21 years ago. These guys are so good but could just never break through.
Been a rough couple weeks, but time to get back at it!
1) 16 by Highly Suspect. Just heard this song for the first time today and it was love at first listen. Fresh and raw.
2) Tokyo Ghoul by Highly Suspect (ft. Young Thug and Terrible Johnny). Similar to 16, only I just heard it yesterday.
3) California Medication by USS. Love the band and this song, but the inability to download their music on iTunes has made it difficult to listen to them unless I pulled up YouTube. Getting started on Spotify changed all of that today. This song is a feel good tune that makes me want to escape the grind and head to the beach.
4) Never Fade by Alice in Chains. New Alice with that classic haunting Alice feel.
5) Omission by Magpie Salute. I love me some Rich Robinson guitar work. It's not the Black Crowes, but it's perhaps his best effort since in my opinion. And I really dig this groove.
6) Move by Thousand Foot Krutch. I think the title says it all when it comes to workout songs, right?
7) Broke Down Stupid by the Toadies. The riff runs in circles and the song, though new takes us for a ride back to the mid-90s. The Toadies of course being better known for their early to mid-90s anthem Possum Kingdom.
8) Make it Stop by Rise Against. Typical Rise Against. Reliable. It can be really good, but for me, only once in a while as the formula often remains the same.
9) Dear Lucid, Our Time is Right Now by Evans Blue. Love the way this song bounces back and forth from a hard hitting, bouncy opening to a heavy verse and a chorus of harmony.
10) Wish You Were Here by Incubus. There are a couple reasons this chorus hits home lately.
I found this chart interesting from the book, the FIT Formula. It's a great read if anybody would ever like to borrow it or if you're looking for something to purchase for yourself or somebody else.
Here's a quick start guide to help you decide which hormonal category is dominant in your life:
Fat storage present in the belly/midsection.
Implications: Feeling wired but tired. Wake up tired. Sleep Problems. Feeling stressed. Always on the go. Irregular bowel activity.
Solutions: Introduce meditation and relaxation sessions to your week. Reduce alcohol. Eat regularly.
Fat storage present in the love handles and upper back.
Implications: Mid-morning and mid-afternoon energy slumps. Sugar/carb cravings.
Solutions: Reduce starchy carbs. Eat every 3-4 hours with protein included in the meal/snack. Increase consumption of healthy fats.
Fat storage present in the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Implications: Mood swings. Lethargy. Bloating and wind.
Solutions: Detoxify. Green vegetables need to be increased. Avoid soy, dairy, and sugary foods while increasing fiber intake. Avoid store-bought cleanses.
1. Way Back in the Way Back When by Glen Hansard. A little on the slow side, but its edgy reference to an angry and difficult, yet hopeful past make this an excellently written song lyrically and musically.
2. Human by Rag'nBone Man. Another slow song that just works.
3. If Your Prayers Don't Get to Heaven by Brian Fallon. Instant feel good. Impossible for me to hear and not want to click my fingers or tap my feet along to the beat.
4. Alive and Kicking by Nonpoint. What starts off as kind of a listless vocal harmony picks up steam and turns into a heavy hitter of getting past the trials and tribulations inflicted by another we've all felt at one point or another.
5. Move by Thousand Foot Krutch. What better song to move to than a song that straight up tells you to do just that?
6. Walk by Pantera. Easily the best song to farmer walk to. By the time the chorus hits, everything just feels more powerful and defiant.
7. Bleed Together by Soundgarden. One of my favorite Soundgarden songs that drew me in as a fan many years ago.
8. Dope Nose by Weezer. Classic, reliable Weezer hook.
9. Breakout by the Foo Fighters. I tend to forget about this song for some time. By the time I rediscover it, it's always just what the doctor ordered. Straight forward with a punch. By the time the screams kick in, it's a knockout.
10. Come to Stay by Oleander. Starts off with one note and tells you right away this song is going to quickly pick up steam and not look back as the drums bring it back in and it's going to carry forward with no apologies.
Last week I dabbled in creating my own seasoning and it's a winner!
I dehydrated 5 halved jalapenos, 5 sweet peppers, 5 cloves of garlic and a handful of basil at 135 degrees. I left the seeds because I like the heat. Once dried out, I put it all in the Vitamix and ground it down. After that, I mixed it with an equal quantity of salt. Just like that... BOOM! A flavor explosion you won't find in a store. It'll work on anything... eggs, meats, veggies, healthy foods, unhealthy foods... It's worth the time.
Also, be aware and pay attention to how you grind this stuff up. The Vitamix keeps everything well contained. But it does create a light dust at first while grinding. Let it settle before opening the lid. Nobody needs jalapeno dust in their eyes!
It has recently been brought to my attention that rent will be increasing. As a result, effective 10/1/19, rates will be increasing and will change as follows:
Group Workout Memberships will increase by $20/month. 2x a week will increase from $40 to $60 a month and unlimited memberships will increase from $60 to $80 a month. Drop-in classes will increase from $10 to $15 per class. The two week free trial will remain in place for first time clients.
Also, payments for group classes are due upon the start date of a membership with a 1 week grace period. Unpaid dues after the grace period will result in a disruption in your membership.
Private sessions will increase by $10 and have some policy changes. All private sessions must be paid in advance prior to the start of the first session. At a minimum, at least 3 sessions must be purchased/paid for in advance. There will also be a new cancellation policy where any cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the session will result in a charged session. While we understand life happens, there will be one free cancellation without penalty for every 10 sessions. Private sessions will also have an expiration date moving forward. 5 or less unused sessions will expire two months after startup. 6-10 private sessions will expire three months after startup.
Lastly, the previous rates and discounts will remain available until the last day of September.
Current rates for group classes through this month are as follows:
1-3 months of Boot Camp - $40/mo for 2x a week, $60/mo for unlimited
4-6 months of Boot Camp - $40/mo for 2x a week, $55/mo for unlimited
7-9 months of Boot Camp - $35/mo for 2x a week, $50/mo for unlimited
10-12 months of Boot Camp - $30/mo for 2x a week, $45/mo for unlimited
Multiple family member discounts still apply and will continue with the new rates.
Private session rates through this month are as follows:
Single Sessions - $45 per 45 minute session
10+ Sessions - $40 per session ($400 total - paid in advance)
Private Session for 2 - $55 per 45 minute session
Private Session for 2 - 10+ sessions - $50 per 45 minute session ($500 total)
As always, I will continue to work to give the best experience in town. I understand it's never the most ideal situation, but unfortunately comes a time where it's unavoidable.
Thank you for your understanding.
1. Do you Really Want It? by Nothing More. Lyrically, this song works perfect for the gym and where we are in this world right now. "Everybody wants to change the world, but one thing's clear. Nobody ever wants to change themselves." Yet if offers the very truth that what you need/want is right there for the taking if you really want it. The choice is yours... if it really means something to you, you'll find a way to make it happen, while others just talk a big game or criticize everything else along the way.
2. Up All Night by Beck. Feel good song that makes you want to move.
3. Whipping by Pearl Jam. Cuts right to the chase and takes off out of the gates. A good "get out of my way, I got this" song.
4. Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant. The title says it all!
5. Tonight by Seether. Solid rock song with a good hook. And there's the opening verse "I'm not gonna waste this. This opportunity's mine. I'm sick of complaining about a beautiful life." And it just carries from there...
6. Don't Speak, I Came to Make a Bang by the Eagles of Death Metal. Love the retro sound of these guys. The style is different from a lot of other rock songs in the gym making for a good change of pace, but keeping that edge.
7. Come On Get It by Lenny Kravitz.
8. Taking Back Control by Sparta. Once again, the title says it all.
9. The Shock of Lightning by Oasis. Not typically a band that's going to land on a gym playlist, but this one works.
10. Re-education (Through Labor) by Rise Against. "To the sound of a heart beat pounding away......"
Nobody has ever regretted bettering themselves! But they do regret not going after something they've always wanted. Set your sights on something and go and get it!
College football is right around the corner! Last man standing was a lot of fun last year, so let's do it again.
The way it works: There are 14 weeks of regular season ball. You get 14 teams. Pick one team each week to win. If that team wins, you advance to the next week, BUT you cannot pick that team again for the rest of the season. If the team you pick loses, you're out. Done. Finished.
We'll do this two different ways. One for a fee and another for free, no skin. If anybody wants to have a little fun with a shot at a little cash, we'll have a $10 buy-in. Winner take all. If there are multiple winners, they'll split the pot.
Regardless of how you do it, anyone who gets through all 14 weeks will win a free month of boot camp. After regulation is complete, they will then get a chance to pick the major conference championship games for a second month and then the playoffs for a third month! You have to commit to playing for money prior to the first game 8/31. The pot will be awarded after the last regular season game. If everybody loses, the pot will go to the last players still alive.
Let me know if you're in and I'll send the next set of details. Open to non-gym members. Awarded memberships are non-transferrable.