I’m kind of glad it didn’t occur to me until I got home that today was my last “Sidewalk Spin” class, because I would have cried about it during the cool down- guaranteed!
Oregon has tight mask mandates and Spinning is HARD to do with a mask because it’s so respiratory. So we brought our classes outside this pandemic-summer. It was so delightful, breathing the fresh air, watching the Downtown vibe ebb and flow around us. We even made a game of counting the boxes of Voodoo Doughnuts that walked by during each class. My bike was perched between to oak trees and when the season turned to Fall I watched the trees gloriously change outfits and during one class in particular the leaves floated down upon me every few minutes. I knew it was becoming sentimental. I knew I’d miss it. But above all I was acutely aware of how symbolic is was of our willingness to adapt, grow, innovate and make the very BEST of a difficult situation. We (class and community) were close- but we are closer now.
And now it’s time for the next GREAT thing as we move the bikes to the sports bar for rainy, freezing days and the beautiful deck for sunny days.
Thank you to all of you who showed up and made history in each others lives. I love you. 🚴🍂🍩🐲
And PS. Happy 👻 Halloween
The in me bows to the in you.
Truly...in utter humility I lower my head and THANK the light and life force in each of you ~ the small-but-mighty, stick of dynamite 🧨 instructors ~ who chose to breathe your essence, energy and life into this new brand. You made it come ALIVE across the country (and a tiny bit beyond). My heart overflows with love and gratitude. And if we can do THIS together NOW (in a pandemic) then we can move mountains.
“WARRIOR Rhythm is recognized by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the American Council on Exercise as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Completion of the course provides 9 AFAA CEUs, .9 NASM CEUs, and .8 ACE CECs.”
During unprecedented times, WARRIOR Rhythm launched!!! I attribute our success to the team of testers and early adopters (affectionately called “grass roots” ) who created momentum that spread like wildfire across the country and even to the U.K. and Portugal! Our culture is incredible: Brave, Inclusive, Authentic, Curious and Wild!
Today we proudly announce comprehensive, OFFICIAL accreditation.
Please help us celebrate by tagging anyone you know who loves: YOGA + WEIGHT LIFTING + HIIT + MINDFULNESS.
We have a team of Ambassadors who can provide discount codes and mentoring.
Take down your hair
Put on a show
Do it on the rooftop
If you would like to try a Pound virtual class check my current schedule and drop in! You can use wooden spoons!
This is our first official Lesson since we received accreditation and became a legit certification.
Thank you Downtown Athletic Club of Eugene for allowing me to be me. From rewriting the tattoo policy, lol, to supporting my creative endeavors with your trust. Thank you for being the birthplace of this format. Thank you also to the cast of Lesson 5 Fall 2020 for working out in a mask for 5+ hours on a Sunday: Shelly, Amy, Debbie, Lara and Amber.
To learn more visit warriorrhythm.com
Stay WILD! 🐆
Ellen de Werd is the creator of WARRIOR Rhythm™ and WARRIOR Strength™. Inspired by global interest in her format, Ellen opened the WARRIOR Instructor Academy.