No Gophers Were Harmed

I have to laugh, because I’ve outsmarted even myself. My enemy, my foe, is an animal. In order to conquer the animal, I have to learn to think like an animal. And, whenever possible, to look like one. – Carl Spackler

Deep Squats (Thoughts)

Top Golf on Saturday was really awesome. Thank you to our Chief Community Officers Ali and Andrew for setting it up. I’m voting for a redo. (I know the photo looks like we are cardboard cutouts inserted into a fake backdrop. I’d blame AI, but the picture was so dark I adjusted settings to see everyone and now we’re in The Matrix.)

Not only was Top Golf a chance to use the fitness we’ve developed, but just seeing people outside of the gym is always a treat for me. On top of that, it’s NOT just a driving range where the longest ball gets the most points. In fact, often times my longest shots scored the lowest. I was definitely surprised that the games available involved strategy, skill and luck to score well. Overall, it was just plain fun. And the fried mac and cheese was crazy good!

Remember back to your Intro Class. I shared that our mission at CrossFit Palo Alto is to support you and your life activities. We don’t have a gym that pressures you to attend 4-6 days per week. (ZERO judgement on any other gyms or programs.) We believe that you can increase your work capacity in 2-3 days of focused gym work in order to use that fitness in sport and life. We want you to be able to do what you want to do, when you want, for as long as you want with as much as you want.

In addition to Top Golf, I’d love to hear your stories about how CrossFit has integrated into your life and expanded your capacity. Maybe you can do something you never did before. Let me know because your story may just help/inspire someone else.

What’s Going On?

CrossFit Teens – Summer Session

Who: Boys and Girls aged 12-17

Dates: June 4th – July 30th

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 4pm

Led by: Coach Rebecca

*Email [email protected] to sign up*

4th of July Extravaganza Workout

9am at CFPA

All members welcome.

Red, White and Blue Theme

Coaching Opportunities at CFPA

Ever think about coaching? Maybe you know someone that would be a great coach.

Let’s have a conversation.

Send me an email: [email protected]

Overheard in Class:

“So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.”


BECKHAM on Netflix

“David Beckham is the kind of world-famous athlete whom everyone thinks they already know. In the ’90s, he joined Manchester United from humble working-class beginnings in East London, arriving on the pitch with a drive and determination to win. The public didn’t quite know what to make of him: He was both a pretty boy dating Spice Girl Victoria Adams, and a brilliant footballer with deadly free-kick accuracy. But in the 11 years he played with United, Beckham helped lead them to become the best football team on the planet, though not without serious setbacks.”

Tim’s Takeaway: I’m a sucker for a good documentary or biography. Stories about years of hard work and dedication that pay off are so inspiring. I got chills in each episode. From crucial turning point moments in games to children being born to taking criticism and forging a way. I hope you enjoy it with a smile on your face like I did. Click the photo or the Title to go right to it.

Thank you for your support.

I look forward to what we will do together.