Author name: Matt Beitzel

Be an Eagle

QIC: Deez


  • Side Straddle Hop – 20 in Cadence
  • Hip Circles – 10 each way OYL
  • Cherry Pickers – 20 in Cadence
  • Moroccan Night Club – 30 in Cadence

The Thang

Mosey to Wagamons Pond boat ramp

  • End of parking Lieutenant Dan up the parking lot until the electric pole
  • Top of the parking lot 5 diamond, 5 regular, 5 wide Merkins
  • Back down the parking Lieutenant Dan
  • Top of the parking lot 5 diamond, 5 regular, 5 wide Merkins
  • End of parking NUR (no clue on spelling) up the parking lot until the electric pole
  • Top of the parking lot 5 diamond, 5 regular, 5 wide Merkins
  • Back down the parking NUR
  • Top of the parking lot 5 diamond, 5 regular, 5 wide Merkins
  • Plank for the “6”

Mosey to Park behind Library

  • Find a bench and do 30 Dips
  • 30 Flutter kicks (double count)
  • 20 Dips
  • 20 Flutter Kicks (double count)
  • 10 Dips
  • 10 Flutter Kicks (double count)

Mosey to FireHouse

  • 1 – Round of Sherlock Shuffle
  • 1 – Round of Bolt 45

3rd F

What is that one thing most people afraid of?
It’s CHANGE. Especially when it’s painful or uncomfortable.
But you have to go through the change to become more phenomenal in life. This story will help you understand the same.

The Story of an EAGLE:
The Eagle has the longest life-span of its species. It can live upto 70 years.
But to reach this age, the eagle must make a very difficult decision!
In its 40th year, the eagle’s long and flexible Talons can no longer grab a prey which serves as food.
Its long and sharp beak becomes bent.
Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to its chest and make it difficult to fly.
Then, the eagle is left with only two options: DIE or go through a painful process of CHANGE!
This process lasts for 150 days (5 months)
The process requires the eagle to fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out.
Then the eagle will wait for the new beak to grow back after which it will pluck out its talons. When its talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers.
And after this the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and LIVES for 30 more years!!
Why is Change needed???
In order to survive and live. We too have to start the change process.
We sometimes need to get rid of the unpleasant old memories, negative habits and our fixed mindset.
Only Freed from the past burdens can we take advantage of the present.
If an eagle can make a life-saving and life-changing decision at the age of 40….why can’t we?
In order to take on a New Journey ahead, let go of your negative old limiting beliefs.
Open up your mind and let yourself fly high like an eagle!
When it rains, all birds occupy shelter. But the EAGLE avoids the rain by flying above the clouds….
The problem is common to all but the attitude to solve it makes the difference!
Don’t be afraid of change…accept it gracefully..!!!

Building Bridges

Warm Up

  • Side straddle hops – 20
  • Windmill – 10
  • Hip Circles – 10 each way OYL
  • Cherry Pickers – 10
  • Moroccan Night Clubs – 15

The Thang

First round is 1 Run, Second round is 2 burpees, 1 Run. Third round is 3 diamond merkins, 2 burpees, 1 run and so on until 12 rounds are finished.

  • 1 run
  • 2 burpees
  • 3 diamond merkins
  • 4 merkins
  • 5 E2K
  • 6 big boys
  • 7 flutter kicks (double count)
  • 8 American hammers ( double count)
  • 9 mountain climbers (double count)
  • 10 air squats 
  • 11 side straddle hops 
  • 12 curb dips

Plank for the 6 to finish. 

After 3rd F, Start round 3 with a run around the parking lot and do all 12 steps again.

Last but not least Bolt 45!!

3rd F

Be a bridge builder

“The Bridge Builder,” by Will Allen Dromgoole. It tells the story of an old man who came to a vast chasm while traveling on foot on a cold, gray evening. To cross it, he had to wade through a “sullen tide.” Although “the sullen stream had no fear for him,” once the old man had safely reached the other side, he turned around and built a bridge back the way he came.

A fellow traveler asked the old man: Why, when his journey was nearly over, would he build a bridge he would never use? The old man explained that on his journey, he had seen a “fair-haired youth” who would be traveling the same way after him. The chasm that had been no problem for the old man, he said, might be a pitfall to the young man. The old man concluded: “He, too, must cross in the twilight dim; Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”

There are two types of people: Those who build bridges and those who burn them. Which type are you? No doubt, Jesus Christ was a bridge builder. One clear example of this is in John 8, when some Pharisees bring a woman to Jesus who was caught committing adultery. They said to Jesus, “‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’” (vs. 3-5). 

As usual, the Pharisees were trying to trip him up. But Jesus was way ahead. His simple way of dismissing these charges was to doodle on the ground for a few moments before standing up and saying, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” (v. 7).

You’ve probably heard it said that God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. This account in John 8 illustrates this truth beautifully. Jesus built a bridge of mercy and compassion to this woman who didn’t deserve it. Why? Because he loved her. She was one of his most precious creations, and he didn’t want to see her die in her sin without God or hope.

But in that love, Jesus didn’t ignore her sin. He didn’t overlook her adultery. He told her, “Go now and leave your life of sin.” With those words, Jesus demonstrated the perfect balance between compassion and speaking the hard truth. 

Usually you and I focus on one or the other. Sometimes we’re compassionate to those who have messed up royally, but we don’t correct them. We don’t point them to the truth about their sin, so they end up doing the same stupid thing over and over. Other times, we’re quite good at spewing truth all over someone who’s goofed up, but we do it with very little compassion. The truth hurts by itself; we don’t need to beat people over the head with it.

When was the last time you reached out to someone who felt they didn’t have a friend in the world and you showed them the compassion and love of Christ? Jesus came to build bridges to sinners and save them. He built bridges to fishermen, lepers, prostitutes and tax collectors; he built bridges to those who were sick, hurting and hopeless. And, thank God, he built bridges to you and to me. So, if you and I are serious about following him, we need to put down our matches and lighter fluid, and start building bridges

We need to build bridges and reach out to people that are in need. Also we need to keep reaching out time after time because maybe that person is not ready for help but we need to keep on reaching out to help.

12 Day Of Fun


  • Moroccan Night Club (In Cadence)
  • Cherry Pickers (In Cadence)
  • Side Straddle Hop (In Cadence)
  • Windmills (In Cadence)


Start on the “1st Day just like the song and then you do 2nd Day & 1st Day, Then 3rd Day, 2nd Day, 1st Day and so on…

Music – Different Varieties of “The 12 Days of Christmas”

  • 1 run
  • 2 burpees
  • 3 15 sec plank (Total time 15 sec)
  • 4 merkins
  • 5 E2K
  • 6 big boys
  • 7 flutter kicks (double count)
  • 8 American hammers ( double count)
  • 9 mountain climbers (double count)
  • 10 air squats 
  • 11 side straddle hops 
  • 12 – 1 round of stairs at library
  • Stop before you do the 12th day go back to the library plank wait for the six. 


3 benefits of fellowship

Fellowship is the relationship that we have with one another as Christians. It is based on the relationship we have with Jesus Christ. When you and I became Christians three relationships changed: Jesus became our Savior; God became our Father; and the church became our family. 

There are many Benefits to fellowship but here are 3 of them. 

Benefit 1

“Fellowship builds friendships. The early church really was a close knit group. They were all together and had everything in common. I believe that the reason that the early church had such good relationships was because of their commitment to Jesus and to each other.”

Benefit 2

Fellowship builds unity. The church is called to be united. Unity is having everything in common and being of the same mind.

We cannot manufacture unity within the church. We cannot fake unity. We can only protect, or guard the unity we already have. Paul calls it “the unity of the Spirit.” This phrase reminds us that “the unity, the agreement, the common ground” Fellowship builds unity.

Benefit 3

Fellowship builds God’s kingdom. Our fellowship, the relationship we have with one another and with Jesus is a witness to the world. The early church was committed to Jesus and to one another and the world saw it. When Christians regularly meet together to worship God and fellowship with one another, we are a witness to the world. Jesus said: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). We are to love God and love people.

Rev. J. Patrick Street is Lead Pastor at Redeemer Church

Benefit 1 really hits home for me. Fellowship builds Friendship. 

BEEKER is the only reason why I am here. Beeker has been talking about this group for about two years to me. The summer of 2021 he brought it up real quick and of course i ignored him. I thought why would you want to wake up how early and run from parking lot to parking lot and work out. Then this past summer I realized I needed to change my health and needed to start doing something. Beeker would first work out with this group and then meet me at 6:15 to help me out. I actually started to feel bad that he was doing two a days just to help me out. So then I decided to suck it up and wake up earlier and get my butt kicked at my first Saturday with the 2.0 work out. After a couple of weeks I couldn’t understand why I kept wanted to come back morning after morning and then FOCKER one morning during a Ruck brought up the 2nd F (fellowship) and how important that part of this group is to him. I stepped back and realized this is the same for me. Every morning Seeing Wirlybird, Quattro, Sherlock and T-Rex non stop picking on each other and everyone else. The constant bomb jacks that Fireplex is doing. Then you see and hear about Spreader and Ruxbin loosing weight and becoming more healthy for themselves and their families. The extra rucking that Chappie encouraged myself and the whole group for the November challenge. And then there is Nutz working some crazy hours and making the time for his family and coming to the workouts so we can always say Deez Nutz. 

I truly can not say thank you all enough for the camaraderie and the fellowship that you have all given me and shown me. 

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