Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

***Important Announcement***
Please note the addition of a 6p Workout of the Day class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Neil is our most famous athlete. Everyone knows him for his less-than-perfect counting skills, “ESL” fumbles, baby-soft hands and, uh, obscene indecent lewd profanesuggestive squat and pushup technique. What may or may not be so widely known is how important he is to us, and what a driving, positive force he is for our community.

Neil not only suggested our nook on Church Street (after walking the whole of Logan Circle with us looking for spaces), he literally helped us build the place, staying with us every hour of the day and night during the demolition, painting, and massive cleaning and setup last summer. Now, at these same, myriad hours (he lives less than a block away), you can find Neil, with or without his giant Labrador, Zoe, hanging around MPH, checking in on us and our athletes with a gigantic smile and encouraging words for everyone.

Today is Neil’s 40th birthday—seriously. While we normally reserve birthday workouts for staff, Neil is often like a fourth coach. And let’s face it, he is the heartbeat of MPH. Happy birthday, Neil, and good luck keeping count during this one.

–Melody, Rebekka and John

Neil
five rounds for time:
400m run
50x double under
40x squat
30x sit-up
20x pull-up
10x handstand pushup