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March 6, 2020

This weekend marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time which results in moving the clocks forward an hour early Sunday morning.  It also signals the start of OUTDOOR training!  Classes will move outside to Shaw Park, Francis Park, the SLCC Meramec Campus and Whitecliff Park on Saturdays starting this week.  We’re often asked why we train outside when there are indoor options…we are a BOOT CAMP.  Over the last 20 years, I’ve found that people who are dedicated enough to train in the elements are far more likely to live a healthier lifestyle long after class ends.  Isn’t that the point?  What you do with your diet and the other 23 hours of the day will have a far greater impact than the hour-long class a few times a week.

The 90-minute Saturday program at Crestwood’s Whitecliff Park begins this weekend at 0800.  The flagship Shaw Park and Francis Park M/W/F 0600 classes start a new session Monday morning and our evening program at the Clayton location begins the following week, 16 March.  The Meramec M/W/F 0545 kicks off 23 March.  Program details can be found below and we’ve included links to online registration on our website at:   https://sharkfitness.net/class-schedule/.

Recently, a local young women’s high school sports team asked me to be their strength and conditioning coach for the season.  I’ve had a great time working with them over the last couple of weeks and the coach is already seeing a significant change in their motivation and conditioning.  What I enjoy so much about this team is the eagerness to improve and their energetic attitude.  I often stress that given their age and work ethic…nothing is out of reach for them.  Anything is possible if they are willing to put in the time and effort needed to achieve it.  They could be professionals, entrepreneurs, Generals, Admirals, astronauts or maybe a kickass mom who raises ultra-motivated kids in their likeness.  It’s all in their realm of possibilities.  I’ve given them the green light to be tough, competitive and exceptional…and their excitement builds each time we train.  I am really looking forward to the upcoming season and watching these women crush the competition.  They, like our military trainees, restore hope in this generation of entitled laziness.

I can’t help wondering what takes some people from having no limits and high expectations to a long list of self-imposed barriers that somehow validate not living up to their potential.  Is it disgruntled educators, a bad boss, poor parenting, watching reality television or a bad spouse?  I’ve always challenged my class to identify the “anchors” in their life that attempt to sabotage the desire to succeed…and remove them.  Instead of listening to the naysayers, convince yourself that you can be lean and fit despite those around you who are likely unhealthy.  They crap on you because it’s easier than fixing themselves.  They tear you apart out of fear that if you get your act together, it will expose the flaws in them and increase the likelihood you’ll find better company elsewhere.  Try some good old-fashion leadership and get in front of this.  Encourage them to join your campaign but especially regarding your health…you move forward regardless of their decision.  It is literally your life that is held in the balance and you only have one of them.  Life is way too short to suck at being lean, fit and healthy.  Surround yourself with people you want to be like…Shark Fitness clients.  Look at any of our classes…they are far leaner, fitter, healthier and getting the most from life than the general population.  They all didn’t start that way…they EARNED it by training hard and eating clean year after year…and they would love to help you get the same results.  What’s more important…selfies, human pyramids, black lights, games, stretching with livestock and trainers who don’t care or know what good training looks like or being with a group of people that legitimately make progress day after day?  Instead of cowardly hiding behind excuses and anchors…be a leader who inspires others without saying a word.  Be a Shark.

MARCH PROGRAMS
M/W/F 5:45am-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
M/W/F 6:00am-Shaw Park-Clayton
M/W/F 6:00am-St. Gabriel-St. Louis Hills
M/W 5:30pm-Shaw Park-Clayton
T/Th 5:45am-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
T/Th 9:30am-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
SAT 8:00am-Whitecliff Park-Crestwood

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (in order of start date)

WHITECLIFF PARK-CRESTWOOD-SATURDAY MORNING (8:00-9:30am)-This is an ongoing program that begins 7 March.  You may take a single class for $25 or buy a 2020 5 class punch card for $90 ($18 per class).  To register, please email keath@sharkfitness.net for a release form and details.  Do not contact the community center.  The class meets near the sand volleyball court. Class cancellation info may be found on the Shark Fitness Facebook page. Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.

SHAW PARK-CLAYTON-MON/WED/FRI MORNING (6:00-7:00am)-Class begins Monday, 9 March 2020. Class runs from 6:00-7:00am and costs $195 members/residents/$210 nonresidents (Code 31237) for the five-week program.  You must register with the Center of Clayton in person, call 314-290-8500 or online at:  https://www.claytonmo.gov/government/parks-recreation/recreation-programs to pay with credit card. Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Class meets at the south end of the park off Shaw Park Dr.  The class may move inside the Center of Clayton gymnasium during severe weather. Instructors:  Keath Hausher, President/Brigit Johnson.

FRANCIS PARK -ST. GABRIELS CHURCH-STL HILLS -MON/WED/FRI MORNING (6:00-7:00am)-Class begins Monday, 9 March 2020. Class runs from 6:00-7:00am and costs $195 for the 15-class program.  Please register with dale@sharkfitness.net before to the start of the program. The class meets inside St. Gabriel’s gym when the weather is extreme.  Outdoor classes start on Donovan near the playground.   This program CAN BE JOINED MIDSESSION.  Instructor:  Dale Bauer, CFT.

SHAW PARK-CLAYTON-MON/WED EVENING (5:30-6:30pm)-Class begins Monday, 16 March 2020. Class costs $130 members/residents/$140 nonresidents (Code 31239) for the five-week program.  You must register with the Center of Clayton in person, call 314-290-8500 or online at:  https://www.claytonmo.gov/government/parks-recreation/recreation-programs to pay with credit card. Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Class meets at the south end of Shaw Park near Forest Park Parkway. Instructors:  Keath Hausher, CMFT

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-MON/WED/FRI MORNING (5:45-6:45am)-Session begins Monday, 23 March 2020.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777 (PEDU 755 P03).  Class fee is $195 for the 15-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd., the gym entrance faces those lots.  Instructor:  Sarah Jaskiewicz, CFT.  Note:  The class may train inside when the weather is severe.

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-TUE/THU MORNING (5:45-6:45am)-Session begins Tuesday, 14 April 2020.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777(PEDU 755  P09).  Class fee is $139 for the 10-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd. Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.  Note: The class may train inside when the weather is severe.

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-TUE/THU MID-MORNING (9:30-10:30am)-Session begins Tuesday, 14 April 2020.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777(PEDU 755 P10).  Class fee is $139 for the 10-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd and meet near the softball field.  Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.  Note: The class may train inside when the weather is severe.

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