As a departure from the norm, this week we have teachable Tuesday! In every moment, there are opportunities to learn. When we step back and put aside our feelings about a certain something, we can better understand what is really going on. The filter of our emotion is removed, and the raw situation is revealed. Like it or not, things are what they are. No sugar coating, no medicine, no nada. It’s called life.

Our emotional state has been a dear friend in our evolution. Negative emotions are just as important to feel, understand and direct as positive ones. They help us understand what we want, and what we need, just as much as what we don’t. We are taught that all things need to be good all the time. This is not the way life is! Life is a series of ups and downs, a ride that we all take. When we buffer the downs, the ups are not quite as meaningful.

I may be the messenger of bad news here, but life isn’t lived well by being happy or even content all the time. Its about learning, growing and experiencing things in their true state so that we can gain the knowledge and wisdom we need to pass on to others so that we, as a society, as a whole, become better. Its not about you or me, its about us. We are in this together, whether we like it or not. Life has a way of balancing itself, regardless of what are opinion is about it.

This is the journey. Today, right now. This is our life. The ups, downs and everything in between. its all equally important, equally relevant. All we have to do is see life for what it really is and do our best to help each other see it too.

To our health,

Coach Michelle


Chipper Tuesday

Equipment: Jumpropes & Bands

Part 1: Warm Up

10 Walking Butt Kickers – 10 Toy Soldiers – 10 Shin Grabs – 10 Calf raises – 10 Sampson Stretches – 10 Squats – 10 GBHE – 10 Bear Squats

Part 2: Perform 2 rounds

12 Alternating Single Leg GBHE

12 Bent Rows

12 Walking Lunges

12 Push Press

12 Supermans

40 Skips on Jumprope

Part 3: Muscular Endurance Triplets

Set 1: 16/12/10 


GBHE + Pullover

Alternating Renegade Rows

Set 2: 16/12/10

Alternating Split Raises

GB Chest Fly

Hi Plank Knee Tuck pairs

Set 3: 16/12/10

Jumping Jacks

Bent Fly

Stiff Leg Dead Lift

Part 4: Plank OUT 20 seconds each/minimize rest

Low (forearm) Plank – Side Forearm Plank R – Side Forearm Plank L – Hi Plank – Hi Plank Knee Tucks

Part 5VMO Release and full body stretching for 10 minutes. 

Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Wednesday 4/27/16

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Karen – Met Con Humpday

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – Met Con Humpday

8:15AM Sunshine Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – Met Con Humpday

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Jentry – Met Con Humpday

9:30AM Sunshine Orinda Sleepy Hollow Co Ed PRIVATE Class – Coach Piper – HIIT REPS + AMRAP

11:00AM Cytosport In Trinity In Meditation – Coach Jentry (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Next Level In Trinity – Coach Jentry (private class)

2PM Cytosport Hatha Yoga – Coach Michelle D. (private class)