August - September Monthly Wrap Up!

Top Pit Monsters

CrossPIT - Edwin Rivera & Nicole Benson (21)

Hawaiian Kempo - 4 person tie (8)

Pit Kids - Othello Hernandez (14)

Pit Pee Wees - 8 person tie (8)

Full attendance report found HERE


Always RSVP for every class for yourself and/or your child....ESPECIALLY Pit Kids where we are no longer allowing new students into Tuesday's class as we're at max capacity. 

**Reminder: Pit Kids may only attend up to 3x a week**

Don't forget to record your scores; we will be repeating some workouts from months ago so it's a tangible way to see your fitness progress.

See how many classes your friends have been attending and encourage them to go to class with you :)

 

Help the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey!

Aspen Hill Farm and our one of our Pit Parents are helping raise money and goods for the horses, dogs, and cats displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Here is how you can help...and potential win some great gifts!

Donate to any of the following:

Hurricane Harvey Amazon Wish List

Austin Pets Alive!

Best Friends Organization

Texas Equine Veterinary Association

Email your receipt to ckmsamlaska@aol.com, and note which prize you want to put your raffle tickets towards! Every $20 spent = 1 raffle entry.

**They are having their drawing tomorrow, Sunday September 2nd at 5pm PST, so you have time to get in on the action**

The prizes are below:

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

  • $100 Tack of the Town Gift Card

  • $100 iTunes Gift Card

  • $100 Blesk Photography Gift Certificate

  • $100 Red Rock Equine Gift Certificate

  • 1 Month Pit Kids Membership ($140 value)

  • 1 Month Hawaiian Kempo Membership ($160 value)

 

 

Mixed Martial Arts Fitness classes at The Pit 702

Try one of our Mixed Martial Arts Fitness classes and get in great shape! Check out our schedule:

 


Monday thru Thursday / 9:15am - 10:15am

Monday / 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday / 6:45pm - 7:45pm


 

RSVP for your first class upon Groupon purchase:

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July - August Monthly Wrap Up

Top Pit Monsters

CrossPIT - Edwin Rivera (26)

Hawaiian Kempo - Thomas Robert (11)

Pit Kids - Alexandra Frohman, Diesel Leano, Jorien Wong (10)

Pit Pee Wees - Paige Hanson (10)

Full attendance report found HERE. Use your attendance statistics as a means to track your progress and attend classes MORE than last month!

They are also posted on the Bulletin Board on our walls. If you see your homie slacking, motivate them to get to class!

SAFE House's 9th Annual Color Run

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We are teaming up with Safe House to help with their charity event during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Click HERE for more details and to spread the word to your friends!

If you'd like to jump on board The Pit 702 Team, fill out the form below and we'll contact you with further registration info!

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If so, please enter their names and 5k or 1 mile

The Pit 702's One Year Spam-tacular Anniversary!

Spam is a Hawaiian Staple and we do Hawaiian Kempo, so this only makes sense.

Come celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary in addition to witnessing our Spam competition! Who will win the Spam Championship Belt??

Spread the word and let us know you're coming on our Facebook Events Page!

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The Pit 702's One Year Spam-tacular Anniversary

The Pit 702's One Year Spam-tacular Anniversary

Smash Your Goals

Why are you training at The Pit? To get in shape? To learn self defense? To gain confidence?

These are great reasons, yet won't be enough to sustain you when your sore, tired, and life gets in the way. 

That's why we've devised a new program here that we call:

Smash Your Goals

This is how Smash Your Goals works:

  1. With a Pit instructor, come up with a goal.
  2. It must be objective, tangible, and/or quantifiable.
  3. You and your instructor come up with a game plan on how to achieve that goal.
  4. Your write your goal and date on one side of a pine wood board.
  5. On the back, you write your name.
  6. Your instructor then affixes your board on the wall.
  7. Only your goal is visible.
  8. Your identity is kept secret until you accomplish the goal.
  9. Once you accomplish your goal, your instructor holds your board and you BREAK IT WITH YOUR KNUCKLES.
  10. You are free to keep your broken board....and come up with another goal to train and stay motivated for!

Why? There are two mentalities behind goal setting. Make it public or keep it secret. 

If you keep it secret, you won't have the accountability of others supporting you. If you make your goal public, you risk not completing it due to the instant positive gratification of social reality. 

Smash Your Goals bridges that gap. It gives accountability to the only person that matters...your instructor who will  help you get there. It is still secret (for the most part) so you don't feel like you've already accomplished it, and quit early. Not to mention, walking past your board on the wall everyday should drive you nuts to accomplish it!

Finally, it's cool breaking things. Yes, they're only 1 inch pine boards. Yes, you have to use your knuckles. It smarts a little, but makes it that much more satisfying....c'mon you're tough :)

Talk to one of your Pit Instructors if you'd like to come up with a Smash Your Goal - it's FREE for Pit Monsters!

Any non Pit Monsters that want to take on the challenge you can try our Smash Your Goals Special!

Smash Your Goals Special
39.00

Let us help you achieve your goals. $39 for 30 days of Unlimited Classes (CrossPIT, Blitz, Mitts, Strong)! Save over $100 off normal prices! **Available to new Pit Members who have not tried a class in the last 6 months**

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June - July Wrap Up 2017

Top Pit Monsters

CrossPIT - Edwin Rivera (17)

Hawaiian Kempo - Thomas Robert (12)

Pit Kids - Rowan Hanson, Cros Pompa, Jorien Wong (7)

Pit Pee Wees - Alexis, Bryce, Devin Sadowski (9)

As several of the movements are too subjective, we are doing away with the Top CrossPIT Performers. We do encourage you to gauge your progress and record your scores via the Student Section's "Workouts & Lessons" page (inquire within if you don't know the password).

See the full attendance report HERE which is also posted on our walls.

 

 

 

NAMBLA wins :(

6 weeks. 21 participants. Half the field had to get 70% of the intial points through a series of activities. If they all did so, 1st - 3rd top point earners would get money for their charity. If half the field DID NOT get 70% of initial points....20% of pot would be donated to NAMBLA.

Here is the final tally:

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3rd Jessica Hanson, 2nd Stephanie Lehr, and 1st Thomas Pyeatt in their respective outdoor poses

 

Unfortunately, the group failed and the North American Man Boy Love Association will be given an anonymous donation. Though here are some our findings in this first of it's kind event here at The Pit 702:

  • If you have a hospitality job that doesn't afford you the hours to get outdoors on your sporadic days off, you were screwed. 
  • If you didn't become engrained with a close support system of homies pushing you to get these activities done, you were screwed.
  • If you got hurt or were dealing with life (work, kids, job, school), you were screwed. 
  • Using the charity of choice as motivation (and subsequent NAMBLA anti charity) wasn't enough to keep folks on track. 

While the Summer Scavengers did not get the collective outcome of overcoming NAMBLA, here are some positive take aways:

  • Eight people WERE motivated to complete these challenges.
  • People bonded in their adventures and we gained some new Pit Monsters.
  • EVERYONE was fit enough to accomplish these hikes...and at the very least, one class.

So all is not a total loss. We always want to do innovative things here at The Pit 702 and will learn from this first Summer Scavenger Series and improve upon it. Stay tuned for the next challenge!

And no we're not donating to NAMBLA, relax. 

The second ever 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge is DONE

Congrats to the following Pit Monsters for taking on the physically demanding and mentally grueling 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge!

JC Rosero, Simon Anderson, Alonna Kuveke, Pierre Petrel, Jose Razo, Jessica Hanson, Stephanie Lehr, Nicole Benson, Devan Rendon. Fresh and smiling at the start

JC Rosero, Simon Anderson, Alonna Kuveke, Pierre Petrel, Jose Razo, Jessica Hanson, Stephanie Lehr, Nicole Benson, Devan Rendon. Fresh and smiling at the start

Unlike the first 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge nearly three years ago, in addition to the workout a new element was added...the "...but did you die, die." Every 2 hours, a single six sided die was rolled. The number corresponded to the physical or mental challenge instilled upon EVERYONE no matter the time. Once completed, the current Pit Monster would continue their workout. These were the outcomes of the die:

  1. Run around the Sunset Station parking lot (appx 1/4 mile)
  2. Jump rope for 3 minutes
  3. Listen to Polka music blasted on high for 30 minutes
  4. Open the doors and turn off the AC for 30 minutes
  5. Hold a horse stance and do continuous sprawls in group for 2 minutes (the Pit Wave)
  6. Everyone counts out 10 sit ups to be done together (100)
Half way in...not as chipper.

Half way in...not as chipper.

 

As luck would have it, we got every outcome....Polka music, Sunset Station run, AC off, and jump rope twice!

At the end of the 24 Hours the majority of the group completed 15 workout rounds which was approximately 2-2.5 hours of bag work, body weight movement, balance jumps, ninja star throwing, explosive and static medicine ball movements. This was in between bouts of sleep where one was lucky to get a straight hour of rest, if that. 

The 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge is more a test of mental fortitude in addition to the physical toll it takes on your body. At the end of the 24 hours you can say you accomplished something crazy, out of your comfort zone, and bonded with your Pit Ohana. 

Check out some videos of what went down...and until the CrossPIT Challenge THREE!

The 24 Hour CrossPIT Challenge 2

This is one of the hardest events we have ever thrown. More mentally exhausting than physically...although you will be dead tired as well. Essentially:

  • You're in a team of 4-6
  • You do a workout that takes between 10-15 minutes
  • When you're done you tag your teammate to do the same workout
  • Process continues for 24 hours to see which team can get the most rounds completed

Why? To push yourself out of your comfort zone and realize that you are tougher than you give yourself credit for. Plus you don't have to spend tons of money on an obstacle course race...though those are fun too sometimes. 

  • Yes, it's for 24 hours. 
  • No, there are no showers here...though we do have a hose and it will probably be warm outside...and we will have Quik Kleen Wipes on hand :)
  • Yes you sleep here on the mats.
  • No, no visitors are allowed. 
  • No, we will not reveal the workout beforehand. 
  • Yes we will have a bunch of fun stuff to do that night like games & movies. You won't be bored!
  • Adults only - no kids. If you need a baby sitter we have trusted Pit Monsters who will give you a deal to babysit. Inquire within. 
  • We randomly assign your team day of...unless it's a new friend of The Pit, then we will make an exception and let you guys be on the same team.

Here are some highlight from the first 24 Hour Challenge (even tinafey participated)!


Start 11am Saturday June 24th

end 11am Sunday June 25th

$20 for Pit Monsters, $39 for Pit homies, $10 for Summer Scavengers

Entry gets you food, lodging (HAHHAAH), Commemorative T shirt, bragging rights when you crush it, and for you Summer Scavengers.....40 points!

So fill out the below if you want in and if you want your friends to join, pass along this page! They don't have to be Pit members although they should be in decent shape, not be cry babies, creepers, or have funky body odor.  

**We are only accepting 30 participants max**


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May - June Wrap Up 2017

Monthly Wrap Up

May- June 2017

  CROSSPIT PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

 Ties: Josh Maron, Brian Pompa, David Lane, Steve Gordon the Cop, Jake Russell, Kevin Dykstra, Shawn Maher

(1 Top finish) 

Ties: Tiffany Hietbrink, Katelyn McDougal, Kerri Alonzo, Jessica Hanson, Nicole Benson, Makayla Maron

(1 Top finish)

 

ATTENDANCE TOP PIT MONSTERS

CrossPIT

1st: Jake Russell (23)

Ties for 2nd:

Kerri Alonzo, Tiffany Hietrbrink, Diana Ibarra,

Katelyn McDougal, Edwin Rivera (14)

 

Hawaiian Kempo

Tie for 1st: Kevin Guevara & JC Rosero (9)

Pit Kids

1st: Nicholas Gordon (9)

 Pit Pee Wee

1st: Paige Hanson (8)

April - May Wrap Up 2017

CROSSPIT PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Phyllis Streeter (3 top finishes)

Bradley Bohannon (2 top finishes)

 

ATTENDANCE TOP PIT MONSTERS

CrossPIT - Angel Alonzo, Kara Onosaki, Edwin Rivera (20)

Hawaiian Kempo - Devan Rendon (15)

Pit Kids - Elias Blum (9)

Pit Pee Wee - Knox Finn (7)

The Pit 702 Summer Scavenger Series

Staying in shape is easier with:

1) a goal

2) variety

3) social reinforcement

4) positive & negative consequences

5) accountability

Your normal weight loss challenge is a snooze fest. The Pit 702 takes pride in designing unique challenges and events to keep you motivated and attending classes consistently. That way you'll be legitimately healthier. If you happen to make some close friends, drop a few pounds, and develop a baby tricep muscle in the process....well that's just icing :)

The first ever The Pit 702 Summer Scavenger Series is an 8 week adventure checklist! There are certain goals and point values. Whoever has the most points at the end of 8 weeks wins.

Here are the challenges:

The Pit 702 Summer Scavenger Series

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The Pit 702 Summer Scavenger Series begins May 8th and ends on July 1st.

$19 entry fee for Pit Monsters and $199 for new Pit Monsters which also gets you 8 weeks of CrossPIT classes up to 4x a week (save $160)!

All entrants receive a Pit 702 bandana, which will be utilized for each challenge completion:

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After 8 weeks, the top 3 point earners receive MONEY for a non profit of their choice! The pot is totaled after expenses and must be a legal non profit. The break down is as follows:

1st place - 50% of the pot

2nd place - 30% of the pot

3rd place - 20% of the pot

But there's a catch.

60% of ALL participants must gain at least 70% of all possible points or else NOBODY wins the money and instead....

20% of the pot will be donated to the North American Man Boy Love Association. We are serious. Don't even google that but yes, it is a real thing. This sounds crazy right? Well here's the reasoning:

While this is a competition, everyone will be forced to motivate each other. As if getting in shape, doing fun adventures, bonding with your Pit Ohana, and raising money for your particular good cause, isn't enough.....the threat of benefiting a wretched organization should light a fire under you to always strive to earn points.

It's not impossible....we are realistic and anticipate people will drop out (thus the 40% attrition rate) and 70% of all possible points is a friggin "Grade C" people, c'mon. 

We will be creating a Facebook group for participants to stay engaged and plan their outings. There will be more details about the specific events, procedures of completing the adventures, and such. 

If you, your friends, or family think you possess the cajones/lady cajones for the Pit 702 Summer Scavenger Series, drop us a "I AIN'T SCARED" note to let us know you're interested! It begins May 8th!

 

Spring CrossPIT Challenge Results!

For 6 Weeks, some Pit Monsters embarked on a mission to 1) decrease their waist size. 2) decrease their resting heart rate. These are two highly objective indicators of better overall health and fitness, as opposed to other factors such as pounds loss, BMI, or workout improvements.

After 6 Weeks, the results are in:

Julia Jang was the double winner with biggest decrease in waist size and resting heart rate! This was accomplished in 6 weeks and entailed 21 CrossPIT classes. Congrats Julia!

Here are some stats:

  • 66% of participants worked out regularly and completed the challenge
  • 8.75" total inches lost
  • 6 beats per minute decreased resting heart rate, was the average of those that completed and recorded their final resting heart rate

Some insights:

  • The biggest challenge was eating, drinking, and life getting in the way of making it to classes. 
  • 6 weeks is a short time to see any improvement in waist loss, especially for those that were already fit.
  • The challenge was undertaken by brand new members who were sedentary as well as seasoned Pit Monsters alike. With consistent classes, it's proven you will get in better shape as the heart doesn't lie (resting heart rate)!

Great job to all participants for staying dedicated for the duration. Stay tuned for the next Challenge!

March - April 2017 Wrap Up

CROSSPIT PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Diana Ibarra & Kayla Boucher (2 top finishes)

Koa Dudoit, Devan Rendon, Jake Russell, Brian Pompa (tie)

 

ATTENDANCE TOP PIT MONSTERS

CrossPIT - Kayla Boucher (21)

Hawaiian Kempo - Julia Palmer (10)

Pit Kids - 5 way tie (7)

Pit Pee Wee - 8 way tie (8)

 

Make Mom Proud

While you're supposed to show you love your mom EVERYDAY, this Mother's Day weekend, do something that will definitely leave an impression. 

Make Mom Proud is a series of events Friday/Saturday May 12th/13th that the whole family can enjoy and...all for a good cause!

5/12 - Friday is a FREE Self Defense class here at The Pit 702 at 5:30pm.

5/13 - Saturday morning is Run For Life, a 1 mile walk, 5k, or 10k to raise awareness and funds for true ID. true ID is a local non profit devoted to helping at risk youth and those currently trying to escape the adult entertainment / sex industry.

Following the run at Equestrian Park, we will be hosting a donations based Yoga class by Angel Alonzo, as well as a picnic, games, bounce house, music, and local vendors. Come hangout with mom and the entire family!

The Pit 702 will be fielding a team for the race! All Pit Monsters that sign up for the race will be entered in a raffle for some awesome prizes.

Those who are not yet Pit members, if you sign up for the race you will receive a FREE month of classes (over $200 value!) good for yourself of anybody of your choosing....great gift for mom :)

You don't need to be a super athlete...walk, jog, or stroll with your kids. It's not about winning, it's about promoting a healthy lifestyle for a good cause surrounded by your loved ones!

Contact us with any questions, otherwise, commit to an awesome, healthy Mother's Day Weekend by signing up for Run for Life, NOW and stay tuned for some awesome race day shirts!

Please pass this along to your friends and spread on social media!

Please pass this along to your friends and spread on social media!