Monday 100111

Three rounds for time of:
500m row
21 Burpees
400m run

Post time to comments.

Dan and Joylyn are super excited that the new rowers are in .

Of course you know that exercise is shown to prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.  What you may not know is that there is mounting evidence that regular exercise also improves symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Research suggests that 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 days a week will ease symptoms of depression. 

Although the actual connection between exercise and improved mental health conditions is not known, evidence points towards neurotransmitters that affect mood found deep in your cranium.  Some researchers believe that the answer may lie in better sleep or decreased cortisol levels.  I prefer the idea that it's endorphins and other "feel good" hormones that have an uplifting effect on the body and mind similar to anti-depressant medications (which are far more expensive than exercise). 

Exercise provides those with mental health conditions with a very positive coping mechanism.  It's just the distraction that many of us need after a long day and it affords the opportunity to interact with others on a different level that what you're used to.  Come in, work out, sleep well, and feel good.  See ya soon.


  1. stef :

    Lol… I really enjoy that Joylyn looks all relaxed and into it… Meanwhile Danimal is looking rather panicked.

  2. Matt :

    I love this picture!

  3. James :

    Dan, I don’t care how superexcited you are about the rowers — there is no position during the rowing stroke where both your elbows and your knees should be bent.
    Of course, after seeing the time you put up in the WOD this morning, go ahead and row with whatever technique you want.

  4. derek :

    I really liked today’s workout, really tough stuff. Feeling lately like I have been able to push myself in areas I couldn’t before and not just survive the workout. I also wanted to thank James for running my last 400 with me today, he really pushed me to get though it at a much faster pace than I thought I had in me. Love having all the new rowers!

  5. Ward :

    My friend, Daline, whom some of you met at the WOD and nutrition class on Saturday will be playing at Mead Street Station on 32nd Ave tonight. Her time slot is 8:50. If you are out and about on a school night or live in the hood, stop by.

  6. Jeff "CueBall" :

    I’ve been told it’s not nice to laugh at people but Danimal, I’m sorry that I can’t do what my Mom has told me. That face and altered form made me laugh my arse off this morning when I came into work.

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