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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our New Location, Hours This Weekend


As you may have now gathered, we are moving! We’re not going far. In fact, we’re moving less than 1 mile away from our current location as the crow flies or 1.2 miles of roadway according to google maps. We’ll be relocating to…

30 Gick Rd.

If you’re familiar with the location of Pai’s Tae Kwan Do in Saratoga, then you know where we’ll be. We’re sharing the same warehouse. Not to worry, our new space will be a big upgrade from our current location. We’ll have better access to the outdoors, we won’t need to dodge cars, there will be a garage bay door, loading docks, more usable floor space, better temperature control, load bearing walls that won’t crumble, and so on. We have a lot of plans for the new space including some new toys and gadgets. The moving process will no doubt be a huge pain in the tuches, so we’ll solicit your kindle Feral volunteer efforts when the day comes, which we will give notice of in the very near future as details materialize.

Our official move date is July 1st but we’ll be doing some work before that as well in cleaning up our existing spot and possibly moving some equipment before hand. We’ll keep you posted as we finalize more of the details.

In other important news, we will have some wonky hours this week, so take note! Here is the FINAL modified schedule for Thursday > Monday:

Thursday: 5:30am, 6:30am, 9am, 12pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm Yoga

Friday: 5:30am, 12pm, 4:30pm, 6pm, 7pm

Saturday: 9am Yoga, 10am CrossFit (NO OPEN GYM 11-12am)

Monday: 5:30am, 6:30am, 12pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm Elements

The classes will be led by some familiar Feral faces as well as our friends from CrossFit 518 and CrossFit Aevitas/Black Sheep Athletics. Make them feel at home! We’ll be back to normal starting on Tuesday so don’t panic!

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Same Muscles, Different Details

If someone says there is one optimal way to for the human body to function, they are either ignorant or selling you something in the hopes that you are ignorant. There are hundreds of ways to move. Just because a routine ‘uses’ all the muscles in your body doesn’t mean that it covers all possible physiological basis. Handstands, backbends, max effort overhead presses, 20 rep sets of overhead presses, flagpoles, sun salutations, and crawling like a baby all use the same or similar muscles, but they are not the same. They all create and rely on vastly different skill patterns, pathways for ATP metabolism, neural recruitment, and contractile elements within the muscles.

The same example, but a for the lower body: running a marathon, squatting a heavy 3x5, and doing a backflip. All stress different skill patterns, metabolic pathways, and rates of motor neuron recruitment.

A routine that is rehabilitative, relaxing the nervous system and increasing blood flow throughout the body, can use every muscle in the body. It is different than a routine that causes power development. What is most important is having a goal and conducting yourself toward that goal.

Nellie’s goal is and has been to increase her strength. Her training program reflects this, and the muscular and neurological stressors are radically different than they would be in, for example, a vinyasa yoga class. Though both may involve the same muscles, they are different physiological stressors.

**Update on Hours**

Noah and Jayson are attending a Starting Strength seminar in the city this weekend. Hours are as follows: Thursday is 5:30am, 6:30am, 9am, 12pm, 6:30 and 7:30pm, Friday is 5:30am, 12pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, and 7:00pm. Saturday is 9am yoga ONLY, with no open gym or CrossFit, and Monday there is a 5:30 and 6:30am, with NO evening classes Monday Night. We may be expanding the hours a bit, so stay tuned!

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