Do Stuff!

Track night tonight at 6:30 at Santa Monica College!

2 Rounds for Quality of:

5 second Ring Support with hands turned out

8 Muscle up Transitions with feet on floor

10 Bar Taps

Rest as needed, then

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

3 Wall climbs

10 Up-downs

5 Parallette pass-throughs (forward + back = 1)

10 Grasshoppers (right + left = 1)

For the wall climbs, toes and chest touch the ground to toes and chest touch the wall. For the up-downs, thighs touch the ground then stand up fully. For the pass-throughs, the hips open at the front and back. For the grasshoppers, the shin contacts the opposite forearm.

G 9 rounds plus 8 Up-downs, Diso 8 rounds

Big congratulations to San Arli for winning the second week of the Newtrition Challenge!  He wasn’t messing around, check out his scorecard here.


I am super excited to have so many people participating and experiencing new activities lately!  One of my goals is to not just get people fit, but to get people excited about life and the neverending possibilities that await us.  The key is to stay healthy to be able to experience as many of these experiences as possible!


First, we have our PCF Beach Cruiser Triathalon coming up on November 20th.  I know I am not alone in wondering what it would be like to participate in a triathalon.  I’ve had thoughts about participating in one of those smaller triathalons maybe.  Now is the time! Grab a set of goggles, a swim cap and start training now!  This will be accessible to all skill levels.  We will have a sign up in the office and will be releasing details in the coming weeks!


Next is something really exciting and unique.  One of our newer members, Sandy Hill, has been kind enough to forward information about something I have always wanted to organize for the gym…hiking Mt. Baldy!  This won’t be your typical climb though, the hike will be performed at night under a full moon! I have attached the forwarded email below to outline the details.  If you are interested, please email us to rsvp or you can just show up at the base of the mountain!

The possibility of another full moon sufferfest occurs November 11.  It is a lovely and memorable hike. If you are receiving this email you either: a) have climbed Mt. Baldy before. b) have expressed serious interest to do so. c) lack common sense.

The trail starts at 6000′ and tops out at 10,000′. 4 1/2 miles up, 4 1/2 down. It takes about 4 hours up and 3 1/2 down. There is a spring halfway up where we stop for some food and a hot drink. This may be the last possible date before snow. If it does snow between now and then, this will limit participants to the hardy and properly equipped. (You would need crampons and gaiters.  An ice ax is nice, but poles will normally suffice.)  Otherwise, it’s just a big walk.

Phase of the Moon on 11 November: waning gibbous with 99% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated. Full Moon on 10 November 2011 at 12:17 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


8 pm. At the trailhead, pack on, ready to leave. The moon will not wait for us so this is not a negotiable time. If you are running late, no one will know. There is no cell at the trailhead. You will get there, it will be dark and lonely, you will curse and drive home.

What will the weather be like?

Cool. Not freezing. Probably. As we get closer you can check:

Where do I need to go?

Or you can ride with me 2 hours before the trailhead time:,-118.378784&sspn=0.007772,0.013089&ie=UTF8&ll=34.116397,-118.378662&spn=0.007772,0.013089&z=17&iwloc=addr

Will my phone work?

No. There is no cell in the canyon on the ride up and very little reception on the mountain until you get to 10,000′ when you can sometimes hit Palmdale over the hill.

If I have an old FRS walkie talkie, can I bring it?

Yes. We will pick a frequency.

What else do I need?

Some kind of pants. NOT JEANS. A shirt. A warm upper layer. Fleece or a light jacket. Boots if you have them. But as long as it’s dry, even decent running shoes can do. Warm hat/gloves or mittens. Spare warm layer for when you stop moving. A pack. 2-3 liters of water. Some food. Walking sticks/trekking poles if you have them. I have lots of headlamps.

Can I bring my really cool friend/spouse/significant other?

Or course. If they’re really cool.

Can I bring my kid?

Of course. If you think they can hike 9 miles and climb to 10,000′. In the dark. At 4 am. Only you know.

Can I bring my dog?

No. National Forest rules.

Do I need a Forest Adventure Pass to park?

Technically. If you’ve got one, bring it. They won’t tow and I’ve never seen them ticket in the middle of the night.

If I’m coming from out of town, how would I get there?

You could fly into the Ontario Airport which is 22 miles away. Depending you could either go back to the airport or book a room at the base of Mt. Baldy at the fabulous Mt. Baldy Lodge

Why should I do this?

If you have to ask, I can’t explain. Come.

What will cancel this event?

Serious weather. Rain, snow, serious wind.


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