Darth Vader sat at his desk, reviewing the latest reports from his commanders. He couldn't help but notice that his troops seemed to be getting weaker and less motivated by the day. He wondered what he was doing wrong.
As he pondered this, his thoughts drifted to the Jedi and the Mandalorians, who seemed to have endless reserves of energy and strength. He knew that they followed strict diets and workout routines to maintain their physical and mental fitness.
But the Empire? They relied too heavily on processed foods and sugary drinks, with little regard for nutrition or exercise. It was no wonder his troops were struggling.
Darth Vader realized that if he wanted to succeed in his mission to conquer the galaxy, he needed to prioritize the health and fitness of his troops. He began implementing new policies, encouraging his soldiers to eat healthier and to exercise regularly.
Slowly but surely, he began to see a change. His troops were stronger, more focused, and more motivated than ever before. And with their newfound energy and vitality, they were able to finally make progress in their mission.
Darth Vader realized that fueling the body and mind was just as important as wielding a lightsaber or mastering the Force. He vowed to continue prioritizing health and fitness, knowing that it was the key to his success.
Trying to find that positive mindset again?
One simple practice that can help is meditation. Meditation has been shown to have numerous mental health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, and increasing feelings of calm, focus, and well-being. Pretty awesome stuff.
But how does meditation actually work to shift our mindset? At its core, meditation is a practice of training our attention and awareness. When we sit in this state, we learn to observe our thoughts without judgment and without getting caught up in them. Over time, this can help us develop a more objective and detached relationship with our thoughts, allowing us to choose which thoughts we want to focus on and which ones we want to let go of.
Through regular practice, we can start to rewire our brain to be more positive and resilient. Here are a few ways that meditation can help:
With consistent practice, meditation can help you develop a more positive and resilient mindset, which can in turn lead to greater happiness and fulfillment in your life.
Remember, the journey towards a more positive mindset is a lifelong one, but every step you take towards cultivating a more positive inner world is a step in the right direction.
I hope that this helps you today!
- Team 351
Murph is a Hero Workout honoring LT. Michael Murphy who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. Murphy was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element supporting Operation Red Wings. Soon after they entered the designated area, they were spotted by three goat herders that reported their appearance. Murphy risked his life to protect his teammates by moving into the open to gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men. LT. Murphy was awarded the U.S. military's highest award, the Medal of Honor for his efforts during the war.
Murphy completed this workout that he nicknamed "Body Armor" that he did in a weighted vest to always be ready for the physical demands of combat:
1 mile run
300x air squats
1 mile run
Murph is more than just a workout. This is a workout to motivate us, humble us, and gives us a chance to devote time and sweat to honor LT. Michael Murphy (SEAL), someone who surrendered everything he could for our freedom.
Come join us Saturday, May 28th where we will honor LT. Murphy and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We'll be running heats at 5:45AM, 6:45AM, 7:45AM, and 8:45AM! Reservations are open and live in WODIFY, grab your spot!
We can't wait to see you!
If you would like a t-shirt for this event and to support the foundation please go to:
All tributes go directly to the LT. Michael L. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation!
Guys, the holidays are upon us and you know what that means? Our annual X-Mas Party! Let's celebrate the holidays together with some fitness, friends and food! Oh, and drinks of course.
Join us on Friday, December 17th for a workout and all the hanging out after! Did we mention that we are doing a PJ theme? It's going to be epic!
We will be kicking things off with the 4PM class and then will roll right into the 5:30PM. Those that complete the workout earlier can stay, chill and cheer on the 5:30 crew! This year, instead of drawing names for secret Santa, we have decided to roll with a thieves Christmas. So if you'd like to participate in the gift exchange please bring a gift! Nothing fancy, just something fun and maybe fitness-ie.
As much as we love having our kiddos present at these events we have decided to keep this party to adults only. We love those little dudes but it does get a bit hectic with members working out, hanging out, etc. Safety is of course our top priority and we can keep the crowd a bit smaller this way.
Let us know if you plan to join in on the fun by RSVPing to:
Can't wait to see you there!
In response to the threat of COVID-19, we closed up the Warehouse to gain more clarity and understanding on how we can combat the virus. Although there are many differing opinions on this fluid situation, we take the health of our community very seriously. We felt that it was imperative to close our doors to make a sound decision about this threat. We feel that after monitoring the situation over this past week, that based on our mature membership base and the cleanliness of our facility, we can open up our gym on Monday, March 23rd. We will be making changes to ensure the safety of every member and more importantly, the health of our little town.
As this decision to open was a very difficult one to make, we all need to do our part to ensure that the safety of our families is paramount and that this depends on our every action in our daily life. Our classes will not exceed nine (9) participants and will have one (1) coach to a class. Not to exceed ten (10) people in our classes. It will be required to reserve your spot through the WODIFY application. Reservations will be made available an hour before the start of class in order to give everyone an opportunity to make a reservation throughout the week.
For those who cannot make it to class or that prefer to stay at home, have created specialized programming for all members called, “QUARANTINE WODS”. This six-week program is a linear progression that will only involve a backpack for your strength component. Like any program, week one will be test week. We will continue to make videos for the QUARANTINE WODS programming and also provide virtual classes associated with this programming should you wish to participate from home. We are a community and together we will overcome this challenge. Just like our workouts, this will come to an end. Meanwhile, we will continue to better ourselves while looking out for each other’s safety and well-being.
Below are the rules we will implement for the time being. If our rules are not clear enough, we ask you to err on the side of caution for the safety of others.
1. If you or anyone in your household has fallen ill or if you have an underlying health condition, please stay at home. If you appear ill or administer any symptoms of being sick you will be asked to leave.
2. Make sure your reservation is made prior to coming to the gym. If a reservation was not made in WODIFY, you will be asked to leave since we are only allowed ten (10) people in our space.
3. Once you walk into the gym, please sanitize/wash your hands prior to working out.
4. Avoid touching your face at all times. Please bring a towel if necessary.
5. Upon completion of using gym equipment, please wipe down all items prior to putting it away.
6. Please leave your children at home until we state otherwise. This is to be in compliance with the no more than ten (10) person ruling from the State of Virginia
Please let us know if you have any questions at all regarding this.
In Good Health,
Warehouse 351 Team
We are so proud of our Phase I participants for taking on Warehouse 351's 6-WEEK CHALLENGE. The challengers pushed through each and every workout and they never gave up. A true testament to their strong and determined character.
If you don't know what Phase I is here it is in a nutshell... We start with 351's Foundational Movements that we deem a necessity to be able to execute properly before moving into our signature F.I.T. Program. Our F.I.T. Program (Functional Interval Training) is what warrants our full-time members lasting results. Why are these results lasting? Because our members and athletes want to show up every day and in simple terms, we know how to have a good time in fitness land over in this old warehouse. In just six weeks we are able to make a total transformation not only with moving better during this process, but we also clean up our nutrition. We believe that achieving balance is a process and that process requires accountability and support. The support that we provide and foster at 351 will aid in the total transformation of each individual. We all have a different path and 'process' so we must embrace it and enjoy every step. As one community, we are able to do this thing called life together and we log the workouts day in and day out. We show up and do work.
In a very short amount of time these participants have done extraordinary things . All of our participants have pushed themselves past their limits and have challenged themselves to build a better and fitter version of themselves. Next we WELCOME these new F.I.T. Members into our home and we embrace them. We show them the way and that we are in this with them for the long haul. Through HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT we march on to achieve a better quality of life through workouts, coaching, community and nutritional balance. We are so proud to have you with us and can't wait for all of the workouts to come!
- Happy Lifting!
Our in-house SWOLE FEST competition was nothing but pure awesomeness. We hope everyone not only enjoyed working out as a team, but learned that you are capable of more than you thought you were before doing all of this. Doing challenges like this reveals our inner beast mode and teaches us how to come together and be a team. We also had a chance to meet people who we might have not had the opportunity to chat with previously. How cool is that??? Pretty sweet if you ask us. We plan to do another one of these team competitions to kick off the summertime so get ready!
Our WINNING TEAM is "Aggressively Average" (team 3). They knocked these workouts out of the park and exuded team spirit every step of the way. For SECOND PLACE, we had a tie between "Suffer and Smile" (team 4) and team 8. We will be doing a podium award ceremony on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30PM (directly after the 5:30PM class). We hope we can all gather and support our SWOLEFEST teams as we present them with their shake weight (contributed by Kathryn Hill) and their team shirts as well as pictures.
Did you order a SWOLEFEST SHIRT??? Don't worry, they are on their way! We'll get those to you ASAP! Can't wait to do more competitions with our 351 Fam! Thanks to everyone who participated and started out 2020 with a bang.