Thanksgiving Weekend – November 26 – 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend – November 26 – 29, 2009

***Important Announcement***
MPH will be closed from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume a normal workout schedule on Monday, November 30.

Jessica H. is thankful for a good spot.

Thank you: two important words of courtesy, gratitude. No matter the circumstances—a held door, a kind word, or a life made better—messages of thanks are always meaningful. It is a momentous thing to feel accepted and appreciated, and “thank you” not only satisfies this, but it simply can never be said enough. Not from us, anyway.

We work to send these words or their parallels to you often and with the greatest sincerity. So, it is today, a day whose moniker bears the responsibility of passing along gratitude and tribute, that we thank you, our amazing athletes and friends.

We are so grateful for your presence, for your loyalty and dedication, for the effort you give in every workout and for your innumerable and diverse contributions to our growing community. It is the shared experience of our team—the support and energy and ability on the hard workout floor and through the otherwise ethereal Internet—that makes coaching so incredibly satisfying and worthwhile for us.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Rest—for the next four days. Give your bodies a sufficient chance to recover, take care of your hands and really enjoy this time with friends and family.

A hundred times, thank you.

–Melody, Rebekka and John


  1. aschneidau | November 25, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you guys!! I’m finally getting stronger – slow but surely and I thank you all for your great coaching!

  2. StuLu | November 25, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    And I would like to also “thank” the makers of Advil who got me through the day after the three workouts this week. Also to my manicurist who buffed my hands this afternoon and made them soft and supple once again. To the ladies at LuLu Lemon who always grace me with a smile and good cheer when I pass by. To whoever makes that white tape that not only protects our hands from looking like those of a horny prisoner in solitary confinement, but saves our asses from unsightly chaffing caused by sit-ups on Canadian made rubber floor mats. Thanks to Ivy Finkenstadt for being my daily inspiration to greatness. And for not getting mad at me. Oh, and thanks to my special agents at Starbucks who give me the beta on each workout in the morning so that I am completely prepared for 5:00PM.

    Really though, thanks to all of you. For giving. For putting up with me. For the sweaty handshakes and grunts of breathless-exhausted cheer. Team. Group Hug. I love and respect you all.

  3. jwood30 | November 26, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Rob it was good seeing you at the Bistro tonight. It is always nice seeing a familiar face while I am at work. Jeff

    • Rob | November 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Jeff – my wife and I had a great time. I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I had all year. Keep up the amazing work!

  4. IWant2GetStronger | November 26, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Thanks to da coaches and to the MPH Family. You all help as I struggle through each work out and mental limitation each day, Today I struggle through each and every bite of non paleo food, riding high on sugar and unfortunately loving each bite. But come Monday I’ll be bsck on my game having enjoyed a four day rest. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. jeremynurse | November 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    It’s a good day to make my first post on the CrossfitMPH website. It’s fitting to do this today, because my appreciation for what John, Mel, and Rebekka are doing has been increasing steadily every day. I can see how their care, honesty, and sincerity has, like an ember, fueled our commitment to ourselves, them, and each other. I feel lucky to be a part of this great community, and can’t wait to continue to grow and learn alongside all of you. Thanks to everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! – Jeremy

  6. Burpee Lover | November 27, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you – Mel, Rebekka, and John! I really appreciate your excellent coaching, constant pushing, and patience. I also thank you for being “in my head” yesterday, which significantly reduced my intake of desserts and completely eliminated my desire for bread, pasta, rice, and other starches!

  7. Mrs. Finkenstadt | November 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you to John, Melody, and Rebekka!


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