Why I STILL Don't Have A Smartphone
The Healthy Addiction - August 2019

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-Calling All Rowers!-
10-Week Advanced Coaching/Training Program

Our Next Tuesday night rowing class series is a DEEP dive into improving your rowing and coaching technique! This is a 10-week program that will not only help you take your rowing to the next level, but also give you the tools you need to pass the Dark Horse Rowing Certification (the preferred education partner for Concept 2 and Crossfit).
Our resident rowing expert, Coach Matt Santucci, will be covering:

* How to fix common errors
* How to program workouts and classes
* How to develop a ‘coach’s eye’ for teaching good movement
* How to pass the Dark Horse Rowing Certification with flying colors!

When: Tuesday nights at 7:30pm Starting September 3rd
Where: The Protocol Strength & Conditioning
Cost: $299 for all 10 sessions
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $249 if registered before August 16th

Click Here For Early Bird Pricing!
Happy 9 Year Protocoliversary! 

Last Thursday August 1st The Protocol Strength & Conditioning turned 9! It's hard to believe that what started with 5 ladies on a basketball court in Vail 9 years ago has become what we have now. For those who are new to us, here's quick history of our facility...
* August 2011 - One class at 6am on Tuesday/Thursday
* November 2011 - Classes move indoors to Springs Gymnastics (3 classes now)
* January 2013 - First studio opened 500 sq ft, 1 instructor (outgrew quickly!)
* September 2013 - Moved into bigger studio 1013 sq ft, 3 instructors
* May 2016 - Moved into 2000 sq ft gym, 6 instructors, 28 classes 
* October 2018 - Expansion into adjacent building, launched The Protocol Massage 

and our people....
* 110 State powerlifting records
* 33 National powerlifting records
* 29 World powerlifting records
* 4 National raw powerlifting team championships
* 9 certified instructors
*Countless people overcoming major physical (and sometimes psychological) hurdles to enrich the quality of their lives through strength and movement

If you've been a part of this journey in any way (instructor, student, workshop attendee, blog reader, etc), we want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this thing we call The Protocol possible. Thank you!

As we always say... the best is still yet to come!
Summer Massage Specials! Save up to $35 when you buy 2 sessions.
Unwind this summer with a trip to The Protocol Massage! We are offer special summer pricing on 2-session packages of our 60 and 90 minute treatments. Click below to take advantage of these savings! 
Two 60-Minute Massages $120
Two 90-Minute Massages $155
One 60 Minute Massage $75.00
One 90 Minute Massage $95.00

Recent Blogs...

Why I STILL Don't Have A Smartphone  

By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder

About 3 years ago, I wrote an article called “Why I Don’t Have A Smartphone” (click here if you missed it). In it, I spoke about how what started as an innocent tardiness to the upgrade party, became a very intentional decision. The main takeaways from it were:
  • Being more present during live interactions with actual humans
  • Being more attentive to my spouse
  • Disallowing myself to be distracted by shiny objects and actually getting crap done
Well gang, it’s been almost three years and I’m still sporting the flip phone. However, nowadays, people aren’t making fun of me like they used to. The most common thing I hear is, “Oh wow. I wish I could go back to that.” Just to be clear, I didn’t ‘go back’. I’ve never ‘went to’, and frankly, after exploring cost vs benefit (I’m talking about time and productivity), I have no plans of getting one. As a matter of fact, I’ve actually gone more extreme on guarding my time… which is the point of today’s post.

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Absorb What Is Useful, Reject What Is Useless

By Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder

“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless.”

“Using no way as the way, accept no limitation as limitation.”

Bruce Lee

The two quotes in today’s post were introduced to me by our fellow coach, Chad Robinson. The “using no way as the way” quote has been the signature line on his email for as long as I’ve known him. Honestly, although I’ve always admired and respected Bruce Lee’s wisdom, that quote never made a lot of sense to me until recently. In the fitness world, it’s not a lack of information that holds us back, but rather TOO MUCH information that causes many people to suffer from paralysis by analysis. Trying to achieve a deep understanding of all the minutiae of a particular thing will often hold us back. Pavel Tsatsouline told us, “Understanding is a stall tactic… do you want to study hydro aquatics or do you want to learn how to swim?”

The first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in 1993… exactly 20 years after Bruce Lee’s death. It was far more brutal back then than today’s events: There were no weight classes, no timed rounds (they just go to knockout or submission), no judges, and almost no rules (‘no biting’ and ‘no eye gouging’ were about it). One of the objectives of the event was to settle, once and for all, which fighting style was superior. Prior to this event, almost no one had heard of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (BJJ). However, after Royce Gracie destroyed the competition in UFC 1, today BJJ schools are on every street corner in America.

The UFC has greatly evolved since then, and if there is one thing we’ve figured out, is that this concept of ‘mixed martial arts’ or MMA for short, is superior over allowing oneself to become tied to the dogmatic approach of one particular style of fighting. Turns out Bruce Lee’s ‘using no way as the way’ was ahead of its time... I wonder what he would have to say about UFC if he were still alive today?

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