48 pax including one FNG (Goldfish) joined the fun lead by Xerox and Everest this morning starting at the Children’s Museum. I am told there was a lot of mumble chatter but an advantage of getting old is that you can’t hear so well so YHC didn’t hear anything. We all moseyed down to the parking lot across from the train station for a warm-o-rama:


Side straddle hop x25 IC

Imperial squat walkers x 20 IC and yes, this is a real exercise…

Windmills x 25 IC (sort of)

Sun gods x 15 IC each direction

Chinooks x 15 IC each direction

Peter Parkers x 20 IC

Then we split into two groups. Xerox leading a group to corner of Church and Friendly and Everest leading a group to corner of Church and Market. There were 8 corners of pain, going along Friendly and stopping at Davie, Elm, Greene – then over to Market and back down stopping at Elm, Davie, and Church. The idea was to move through the exercises quickly and keep moving. Most people made it through one cycle. The stations looked something like this:

10 Merkins EAR TOUCHES

10 Mountain Climbers

10 Peter Parkers

10 Parker Peters

10 Plank Jacks

10 WOJO Squats


10 Jump Squats

10 Monkey Humpers

10 MonKey Squats

10 LBC

10 Low Dolly

10 Low Slow Flutter

10 Freddy Mercury

10 Dieing Cock Roach

10 Crab Cakes

10 Sit ups

10 Body builders

10 Imperial squat walker

10 Scorpion dry dock

10 Carolina Dry Docks

10 Alternate Shoulder Taps


10 Diamond Merkins

10 Plank Jacks

10 Copper Head Squats

10 Prayer Squats

10 Lunges

10 Monkey Humpers

10 Monkey Squats


10 Box Cutters

10 X & O

10 Crunchy Frogs

10 LBCs

10 Burpees

10 Lt Dan

10 Turkish get up

10 Plank Dips

10 Makhtar N’Diayes

Then we moseyed back to the Childrens’ Museum for a little Mary:


Homer to Marge

Crunchy Frog x 20 IC

Low slow flutter x 20 IC

American Hammer x 20 IC

YHC took us out. It was an honor working beside Xerox today and leading the large Pax. Thanks for giving me the chance today.


April 23 is the Roanoke launch. Let’s help CHiPs make this a great one.

April 23 is also Battlefrog. Wilson is taking the short bus. Get on board…

General request for people to step up and try leading a workout. We need Q’s at all of them, particularly as we continue to grow in AO’s.

PAX: Amelia, Hermie, Jonathan Herlong FNG – Goldfish , Bunny Ranch, Daphne, Wilson, Tea Party, Rooney, Hoser, Rooster, Stella, Defib, Money Ball, Jeeter, J-Love, Drysdale, Cummings, Dr. Phil, MVP, Jordache, Wide Left, Butt Fumble, JR, Cecil, CHiPs, Boat Show, Lynda, Graffiti, Kicker, Beaver, (Real Nice) Fanny, Prophet, Explosion, Woody, Glamour Shot, Bird’s Nest, Wildcat, Amphibious, UGA, Cheesy Poof, Hackman, Crab Leg, Gunny, Leverage, Secretary, Quicken, Everest and Xerox (Q’s)

QIC: Xerox and Everest