Fast Track to Fitness

Every Tuesday and Thursday night at RJ1, you may hear noises coming from the third floor ranging from ground shaking crashes to an occasional “Aaaaarp!” or the treadmill on full blast.  Those aren’t sounds of us torturing poor souls who forget their RJ ID cards.  It’s the sounds of normal people like you getting stronger.

The workout goes like this – two sets of four exercises performed for 30 seconds for four rounds with a nice rest between sets.  The exercises for one of the nights last week was:

1st Round – jump rope, lawn mowers, weight snatch and jack knife sit ups.

2nd Round – sprint on the treadmill, jump lunges with weight, turkish get ups and one arm planks.

Please enjoy the following videos of Chrispy leading Kylie, James and Kai in a few exercises.

Round 1

Round 2

As you can see, the exercises are obviously challenging.  But if you have a physical limitation or you are simply not strong enough to do any given station, Chrispy will modify the station for you and help you develop your strength, coordination and stamina at your own pace.

We run two circuit training sessions twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at RJ1 with Chrispy and two sessions once a week at RJ2 with Dan on Wednesdays.  The times are at 6:30 & 7:00pm, four people maximum in each group and it’s only $5 plus entry.  Get on board and get in shape so that your next New Year’s Resolution can be ‘flash 5.12’ or ‘eat more ice cream’.


The Artwork of Jesse Crock

Any visitor to RJ2 can’t help but notice the striking artwork on display.  The master behind the paintbrush is Jesse Crock.  If you don’t know him already, following is a little insight into him and his artwork:

I am a native Coloradoan and love the outdoors. Through climbing and biking I have passionately explored and captured the world around me with strong, bold lines and bright, vibrant colors.

I am an art teacher and find that I often connect my work with the playfulness of my students. They inspire me with the energy they bring to the classroom. As a climber and cyclist I love to bring the viewer’s eye to places that are not often painted. I attempt to abstract the subject and background so that they become interwoven together. Please visit my website at

All of Jesse’s hanging paintings at RJ2 plus smaller prints of his work are for sale, just ask our counter staff for assistance.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.