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What can I say other than once again... I'm impressed. In what's becoming a very consistent pattern I have managed to not get the weather quite right, and in another consistent pattern, I have managed to mention that it's not going to rain a matter of minutes before it does on 2 occasions this week! I'll be doing my best to alter that pattern!

I sounded everyone out this week to see whether you'd prefer to train outside or move across to the arches, and have some very mixed responses. Some of us will come if the session is under cover, and some won't if they have to travel. My preference is always to retain the location for the session, however, please know that if I do move the session undercover it's primarily related to safety issues, and secondarily related to how you can have the best training session. If moving the session undercover will allow you to work harder, be more focused and enjoy yourself more then those factors influence my thinking. Please make sure that you check messages after 5.30 before heading to training for any changes in location.

Be sure to stay focused and keep up your hard work. Remember that your commitment, attitude, positivity and effort not only help you achieve the results you're after, but they also encourage and inspire others to reach for their own. Your focus during the awful weather of the last three weeks has been truly inspiring. While I love being back outside without getting drenched... I do enjoy seeing the extra level of focus and resilience that it takes to get to those "saturation sessions."

Have an amazing weekend and I'll see you at Daybreak!!

Well.... I didn't think that we could top last week, but here we are! The deluge has continued and again I want to congratulate everyone who trained on one of the wet mornings this week. We ran through the rain on Tuesday, we went undercover on Wednesday, yet still a large percentage of people hit their session commitments, and the same can be said for Thursday, when we moved the session (equipment sessions are always safer in dry(er) conditions) and still, plenty of us showed up to work hard! I am one impressed trainer!

Most of you will have noticed that we've been using a new location for our undercover sessions in Annandale. It's still in the same area, but we've been heading for the areas of the arches which have a paved or concrete floor. It makes the experience ever so slightly easier and cleaner! To find the location you can still park in the same place on Chapman Rd and walk up towards the skate park (away from the Tramsheds). You can also get to it by parking on The Crescent near the skatepark or by heading in to the car park before you go under the bridge on The Crescent (and then walking towards the Tramsheds). Not only is the new area more comfortable (which is necessary on those wet and windy mornings) but it also has better lighting (so no one's getting accidently punched in the face on Fridays).

As you know, we have our Cocktail Masterclass on the 26th March. It will take place at The Cannery, at 5.30pm. This week, I'm happy to be able to let you know details: We will be making 3 cocktails (a Margarita, a Mojito and a Negroni, each with a twist). We will have the award winning Andreas Denieul from Black Bottle in Darlinghurst instructing us, and he will be focusing on how to make cocktails with utensils you have in the kitchen. You will also receive a credit for anything purchased at The Drink Hive on the night, so you can make your own cocktails at home!

I want to encourage you all again to maintain your amazing effort. It's been so great to see so many of you at training despite the weather being less than ideal. You're setting great patterns for Winter and building strength, fitness, resilience, community and amazing memories all at the same time. Keep it up!

Don't forget the session tomorrow at Ballast Point (assuming the weather holds out!), have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you all at Daybreak!

Greetings from the end of another week! Well almost.... This one will drag out for a little longer than most as we have out Christmas party lunch tomorrow. it's not too late to make it, so if your plans have changed you're more than welcome! I'm really looking forward to celebrating the end of another year of training with you all. I'll miss those of you that can't make it, and I'm looking forward to a drink and a meal with those that can

So how did we go with our excuses this week? I chatted last week about the self talk we give ourselves to either get to training or to find excuses to not make it out the door. How did you go? I was talking with some students about exam technique this week, and we discussed the tendency that many of us have to glaze over a little as we are reading something. They talked about not taking in information when they were reading a text under the pressure of time, and it made me wonder how many of us do that when the newsletter is challenging us about something relevant? Often we need to pay attention to the things that will challenge us and improve our lives, but we lead such busy lives that we read things on the fly, intend to come back to them later, and then totally forget about it! So... Do you need to pay attention to the messages that will make significant improvements to your life?

We have 17 days left of the year, and my question to you as we ponder the last one is how many will you make? A lot can change in those 3 short weeks. I often say to people who start training that in those first two weeks you'll see a big difference. What do you want to achieve before Christmas? You CAN drop a few kilos, you CAN improve your fitness and strength and you CAN improve the quality of your life. But will you?

Action is needed. Getting out of bed and doing something different is how we change.

David is currently training for the Tour De Cure to raise money for cancer research. You may know that this is an issue that has touched his life personally so it would be great if we can get together to support him by donating. Please use the link here for donations.

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