Levo Update Show – Episode 50

Community Shout-out, Zoom Survey, and Dominating Tough Times

Shout-out to Zach and Nicky for getting hitched. Our hearts go out to them for the lost celebration, but COVID ain’t got nothing on those two. It’s official baby!!! Mr. and Mrs. Heath!

Member of the Month is… Everybody. Check out the write-up. As always, Allison and Coach B work together to capture the essence of awesomeness and they did not fail.

Zoom Survey captured a lot of great data – thank you! Classes are rolling at 7am, noon, and 5pm on every day of the week. Thanks to those who are going live. If you haven’t made a class yet, they are fun and we’d love to see your faces.

Enjoy the show and always remember… #keepmoving, #LevoFittotheFinish

Levo Staff

Zoomie Zoomie & COVID Calendar

How we doing? What can Improve?

Hello My Friends,

Again, emails are a plenty so I will keep this short:

  • Enjoy this Covid Quarantine Calendar – 30 days of 30 rep challenges to maintain your sanity and improve your gymnastic upper body strength. (DOWNLOAD CALENDAR)
  • Equipment Still Available – Message Antoinette to schedule pickup
  • THANK YOU – You are maintaining your memberships and we are THANKFUL FOR YOUR COMMITMENT to LEVO!
  • We have been working harder than ever to help deliver value, but we will continue to improve
  • Zoom Trends show that attendance drops after 1-2 weeks.  Let’s buck the trend… SEE SURVEY
  • Day 2 was better than Day 1 on Zoom and Week 2 will be better than Week 1.  But, we want your input… SEE SURVEY
  • Click HERE, to take a quick survey.  Your input is needed and extremely valuable.  The survey is a few easy questions and then a section for you to add specifics.  We hope to hear from a lot of you. 

Thank you again for being awesome and we will do everything we can to keep delivering value.

Until we meet again – Good Luck, #keepmoving, #LevoFittotheFinish

Levo Staff

Levo COVID Quarantine Calendar

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Isolations. Time to dominate – 3, 2, 1, GO!…

Jared and Stacy took the time to devise this calendar with the hope that you will stay Fit and Sane. “Stay in Place” – “Quarantine.” “Potato” – “Potatoe.” You get the idea.

It will eventually get a little rough, so we put this together to help with upper extremity gymnastic strength. You will notice that there are repeat test days or 30 pushups for time and max pushups in 2 minutes. These are separated by a lot of things that will keep you fit and sane, but they will also improve on the fundamental skill of the pushup.

Enjoy and dominate!

Click HERE for a pdf copy.

Enjoy and #keepmoving, #LevoFittotheFinish

Dr. J and Stacy

Stacy and J

Mobility and Progression Work

Today we focus on overhead position and another way to find intensity (aka – “The Suck”) while rolling out the lats. Enjoy the “PVC Superman Reach” and the “Face-plant Snow Angels,” as you increase your range of motion.

Good Luck, #LevoFittotheFinish and #keepmoving

Levo Update Show – Episode 48

Gym Closed, but Open Online

Hello to All of You People,

Closed but still Open

Yes, we are a part of St. Louis County and therefore must comply by the most recent order to shut down our business as it does not meet the criteria of essential.  Though our collective ego is bruised at the vicious label, we will comply.  But, we will still be providing a lot of value.  And while it is difficult to replace the community and comradery (Camaraderie) felt within Levo’s walls, we believe our digital options will provide at least the same, if not more value to the membership.

Here’s what we plan to do starting tomorrow morning

  1. Zoom Meeting – A real-time opportunity to meetup with other members and hit the at-home workout together, albeit virtual.  Download the Zoom app on your phone or create a free account on your computer, using just your email account.  Once you are setup with Zoom, all you need to do is go to the workout on Wodify and click the link shown in yellow, click the next link to be redirected to zoom, and follow any other prompts to Join the Meeting.  We will be running live classes every morning at 6 and every evening at 5:30, but we will open the meeting about 30 minutes prior to class starting.  If it’s your first time, join the meeting early in case you have any issues with getting setup.  We will be working on an archive system for you to watch a previous class, but give us a couple of days on that option. 
  2. Mobility and Movement Progression – Your time at home will give you ample opportunity to progress the hardest parts of gymnastics (upper body strength) and much time to build quality range of motion.  Jared and Stacy will be putting together specific drills and progression programming and sending it out in video format to the entire membership.  Look in your email on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to progress your strength and skill.
  3. At-home – We will be donating equipment to members who need something to keep up with programming.  It obviously won’t be everything you could ever need, but much of the equipment can be used in multiple ways.  Contact Antoinette about what we have available.
  4. Home-Gym – For those with home gym setups, there will be options for you to follow more regular programming.  Antoinette will be making a good document to help you maintain your Olympic lifts and power lifts to go along with normal programming.  Look for more details in the coming days.
  5. Covid Quarantine Calendar – Stacy and Jared will be putting together a Quarentine Calendar with extra challenges and benchmark tests to help break the monotony of each day as well as give you a measuring stick to the time we get to meet in person!  Look for more details in the coming days.
  6. Nutrition – Antoinette will be putting together a text group of people who are interested in sharing recipes and potentially doing a zoom meal prep session on Sundays.  Look for more details in the coming days.

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting this until the end of this week and potentially early next week.  Therefore, we haven’t had a lot of time to work through all the specifics.  That said, it may be a little bumpy in the first week.  However, we are bunch of resilient SOB’s and we will get this figured out together.  Cause that’s what we are: a family.  And that’s what families do. 

Good luck, #keepmoving and #LevoFittotheFinish

Dr.J and Staff

Levo Update Show – Episode 47

Challenges, Comebacks, and Corona

Hey peeps!

WordPress got all crazy on me over the weekend. My apologies, but here is the Update Show Highlights:

  • Mobility Challenge – Lat Mash, Lat Stretch, Drop Snatch (Pressing Overhead Squat)
  • Movement Challenge – Dax showing off the Push Jerk
  • Shout-Outs – 2 Comeback Kids: Gary and V
  • Corona – What we know, what we are doing, what we can all do
  • Sneak Peek at the Week

Enjoy and #keepmoving

Dr.J

Levo Update Show – Episode 46

Miami Musings, Proud Owner, Challenges!

Levo People!

Hello!  So good to be back in Missouri after struggling to survive in Miami South Beach. 

Don’t worry, I did not melt in the sun nor was I burnt to a crisp.  Instead, I hit 3 workouts and roughly 10 miles on the bike scouring all the environment had to offer.  It cleared the mind and allowed enough time to plan this week’s Levo Update Show, the Mobility Challenge, and the Movement Challenge

Follow the links to enjoy the challenges and enjoy the show.  Here are the highlights:

  • Max Efforts
  • Miami Musings
  • Mobility Focus – Ankle and Calf for all the Oly Lifting
  • Movement Focus – Pull Progression for all the Oly Lifting
  • Sneak Peek at the Week

Good Luck and #keepmoving

Levo Update Show – Episode 45

Progressions, Programming, and Aotm

Short intro for the sake of efficiency:

Enjoy the Levo Update Show. Highlights:

  • Weekly Challenges – where are they at and what value they provide
  • Programming – Max Effort, Olympic Lifting, Gymnastics
  • New Class Flow – More time for coaching and progressing
  • Shout-Out – Brian Kauling
  • Sneak Peek at the Week

Enjoy and #keepmoving

Levo Staff