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Saturday Team WOD with TempleStrength!!!

What an awesome day we had today with our members and their families!

First an awesome WOD where the men tested their strength against the women. We started with a fun long workout where the men were slightly ahead at the beginning but then the women absolutely dominated one of the movements and eventually won.

Here we started with Deadlifts and an active rest by holding the KB over the head.

They tested their balance with a 2 point stance while another partner did Knees to Elbows.

During the WOD, the teams had to Frog Jump 200M together. (This seemed brutal, luckily I didn’t do it…)

They finished up the WOD and thought they were done but then I had them do a Sled Drag relay where the girls won (again).

Thinking they were done (again), they finished them up with 100 Burpee Box Jumps as a team. The guys finally won. I thought they were going to go 0 for 3 today.

They absolutely hated me for this but now they love me. 🙂

We then finished up with a great Paleo BBQ at the house.

Great job, guys! It is an honor to coach you all!!!

Controlled Chaos on New Years Eve…

On New Years Eve, we had an awesome WOD with members, visitors, and some of their children.

It was truly controlled chaos and I honestly don’t know how we got through it without someone getting smacked in the head.


Hopefully one day we will be able to have a Kids program!

It was very special to have the kids their and below are the videos of the last workout from yesterday!


“Click” to Help Sandy’s Victims

We can watch the news,we can shake our heads at all the destruction, and we can pray for the victims of Sandy’s destruction.

We can also send real money to give them more help.

Click to give now!



And when disaster strikes, some people see the bright side…


“Saturday Boys Club”

This morning apparently was Boys Club as Scott and Curt showed up to the Garage Gym aka my house for a bone crusher of a WOD.

Short video of the action:

I am proud of both of these guys as they are my first clients and have showed awesome dedication and effort this week!

Curt was beasting out the 45 lb plate run and Scott was doing Ring Rows…

After the WOD, we prayed together and recovered with some Coconut Water and protein. It was yummy. The WOD was:

Here’s a photo of my first two clients after a great WOD! Keep up the great work, Scott and Curt!

 I am honored to be able to coach these guys and all my athletes that have been coming! I pray that God will bless our community and we will be able to do mighty things for God and His kingdom!!!

Have a blessed Saturday everyone!

We Are Almost Legit…

… Because we have ordered t-shirts.

You’re legit when you order t-shirts, right? Or is it when someone buys one?

Anyways, we’re stoked and God continues to bless us as we gear up for some BootCamp action on September 17th.

Here’s some artwork of the tees and tanks. Have an awesome Wednesday!



(Email me at if you are interested in ordering a shirt)


Emily and I are very humbled, honored, and excited to announce our BOOTCAMP!

We will open up shop on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2012 and we look forward to helping people achieve their physical and personal goals through a fun, positive, and encouraging atmosphere.

Our current classes are 6 AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (for now!) and as we grow our membership, we will quickly expand class times and days. We will hold our BootCamp at 1203 West Blanco Rd 78248. Blanco, inside 1604 near the Longhorn Cafe. (See our map on the right hand side of the website ———————–>)

A great message, a tough workout, and an uplifting group of members are the key ingredients to our future growth and success and we hope that in some way, TempleStrength will add value to your life by pushing you farther than you would go on your own!

Our location and rates can be found on our website, so please feel free to roam around and if you have any questions, please email

More info will be coming soon, but if you or someone you know would like to begin a journey of phsyical and personal change, we truly believe you have found the right place!

TempleStrength BootCamp… Training People to FIGHT THE FIGHT, FINISH THE RACE, and KEEP THE FAITH!!

T-Minus 4 Days!!!

We’re so excited…

And we just can’t hide it…

Jumping Up and Down with Excitement!!!!


TempleStrength is soooooooo excited to announce some big news soon!

By the end of this weekend, we should have the news “official”!

We are so blessed as we have been following God’s will for our lives as we are called to serve his people through love and exercise!

Dissin’ The Man Upstairs…

“For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8

There is a subtle and not so subtle sequence of rejection that takes place in a life that’s not surrendered to the Lord. Acknowledgement of obedience is not sufficient without the evidence of action that aligns with holiness. God calls all His children to purity and a productive life around His priorities. Accepting Almighty God’s instruction releases His Holy Spirit’s influence. A life, powered by the Spirit, sees the Lord work.

Indeed, there are wise rejections. Reject self-righteousness and accept unpretentious piety. Reject pride and accept humility. Reject bitterness and accept forgiveness. Reject egotistical anger and accept just anger. Reject fear and accept faith. Reject sin and accept sinners. Reject being holier-than-thou and accept holiness. Reject hurt and accept healing. Reject unbelief and accept belief. Reject Satan and accept Jesus. Reject unwise actions.

“And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.” 1 Samuel 8:7

As we surrender to our Savior Jesus, we will feel the rejection of others. It could be a family member who sees Christ in our life and is convicted of his or her sin. They feel uncomfortable and even angry at being exposed by the light of our loving life. Wise are we not to lower our language to their level with defensiveness. Rather, we accept them as a needy person in need of forgiveness. We love them to the Lord with relentless kindness.

Above all, accept first Jesus as your personal Savior and then begin a pattern of accepting His lot for your life. If you can trust Him with your eternal destination, you can trust Him with your earthly destination. Accept the reality of your trials with trust in God’s goodness to give you hope and help for the journey. Accepting God’s game plan—during the good and bad times—unleashes His strength and encouragement. Your acceptance of the Lord’s instruction invites His Holy Spirit’s comfort, conviction and control.

“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

Prayer: Dear Lord, by faith I accept You and Your will for my life. Fortify my faith.

Related Readings: Job 22:21-23; Zephaniah 3:2; John 13:20; 1 Peter 2:5

HOLD ON!!!!! (TempleStrength’s 3rd Event this Sunday!)

Ladies and Gents,

I pray you all had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend as we honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country and ensuring our freedom.

This Sunday at 2:30 pm, TempleStrength will be hosting another “GOD then WOD” event at Rivercity CrossFit!

The theme of the day will be “HOLD ON” and we will be doing Regional Workout #4 in a team format or a variation thereof. Here is a link to the explanation of this workout:

The details for the day are as follows:

Date: Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Place: Rivercity CrossFit 10813 Nacogdoches Rd San Antonio, Texas 78217

Emily and I are excited to see you this Sunday! Get ready for a great time with great people!