UPDATE: We will be open this week, but on a limited schedule. Open gym will only be available during the class times. The air quality inside the gym isn’t great as the vents in the roof have let in ash and other particles. Honestly, the air at your home is probably way better, but I understand that you may need some reprieve even for an hour. We will be programming strictly technique work until the air quality improves. Anyone from boxes that have been evacuated are welcome to drop in free of charge. Be sure to wear a mask, keep yourselves updated, and stay safe. <3 ~Coach Ninja
The SB County Air Pollution District deemed the air as hazardous (See link on the main Facebook page) so I made the decision to close. Your health is my priority and working out is not conducive to that at the moment. Please stay inside and wear a mask if you must be outside. Direct Relief is currently handing out a limited supply of masks at the Franklin Center on Montecito on the east side. Safety first.
Thursday, 11/23: 12pm class only
Friday, 11/24: 12pm class, 12-2pm open gym
Saturday, 11/25: 9am-12pm open gym (no community class)
Sunday, 11/26: 9-12pm open gym, 10:30am-12pm skills class
Hope you all have a lovely holiday!
What do you stand for?
Are you one to talk about all of the cool things that you’re going to do, or do you put those words into action?
Do you take short cuts or do you have it in you to put in 100% effort? So often I hear people talk about what they want to do, but rarely any follow through. To get where you want to be, there has to be 100% effort and focus on your part to get there. No one is going to do it for you. Ultimately, only you know what you need and want.
So often I see on social media the “final product” in the form of photos. But what went on behind the scenes of that photo? Photoshop, filters, drugs… did they put in the actual work to train intelligently and sculpt their bodies, or is it all a facade?
Take a moment and ask yourself, “What do I stand for? What am I willing to sacrifice to get where I want to be? What am I willing to do to get where I want to be?” Only you can decide the route you take. Whether you decide to give 100% or take a shortcut, that is up to you. However, own up to whatever decision you make and take full responsibility.
In the end, your success comes down to your integrity.
The October Athlete of the Month is our lovely ray of sunshine, Mr. Luis Beltran! He brings so much energy and fun to every class he attends. Not only do we appreciate his fantastic energy, we also appreciate the hard work he has put in over the past few months. His gymnastics movements are getting more fluid and stronger, and his lifts are getting more efficient and heavier. You can’t deny this man’s zest for life and fun and hard work. Congrats, Luis!!!
Here’s what Luis has to say about his journey…
“I was born and raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from San Marcos High in 2002. I attended college at SBCC for a couple years then moved up to Santa Maria for a few years. I wasn’t very active until I started college. I got really into the whole globo gym thing and did that for a few years but found myself getting bored. I tried the personal training route but found that not only was it expensive but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. My job at Social Services was pretty sedentary so I was looking for something that would really challenge me. Fast forward to November 2011 when I was living in Grover Beach; one of my friends at the time told me about CrossFit. I remember it was a Saturday, a week before Thanksgiving that he told me about CrossFit. I was intrigued so that very Monday I showed up at CrossFit Five Cities and never looked back. I was instantly hooked. I enjoyed the workouts and camaraderie at CrossFit Five Cities until a back injury and necessary hernia surgery put me on the sideline for about a year. I rehabbed my injuries and went back to CrossFit on my own unaffiliated. I eventually moved back to Santa Barbara in May of 2014 and signed up at Fishers Strength and Health. At that time CrossFit SB and Fishers were sharing the same space. CrossFit wasn’t in my budget at the time but I enjoyed watching the classes and trying out some of the free community classes. Eventually I started losing motivation working out on my own and wasn’t working out as much as I should. I decided it was time to go back to working out at a box in group classes again. I knew I wanted to join CrossFit SB since I had already met some of the people. I contacted Naomi in March of this year and have been loving it ever since. This place keeps me on my toes and forces me to get better in a safe way. The workouts are fun and I’ve made friends in the process. I’m glad I get to call CrossFit SB my Home box.”