Workout of the Day

All Work and No Play...


Listen, folks, we've got something of a population-wide crisis on our hands: we've lost touch with our ability to play.

Adults are by far the worst offenders, but kids aren't out of the woods on this one either (largely due to adult influence, if you ask me). I get it, you're a busy person with lots of important things to do, but let's be real: no one (and I mean no one) is so important or busy that there's no room for play in their life. It's human, it's enriching, and it’s essential.

The research is pretty clear, too. Play is a fount of physical and emotional benefits. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy in more ways than one.

It doesn't really matter what the “play” is, either, and that's part of the beauty of it. Go buy a ping-pong table, chase your kids around the park, join a co-ed roller hockey league, take up ballroom dance, learn to juggle, or get super into dominoes -- it doesn't matter!

Is it something you want to do? Something outside of ordinary life? Is it enjoyable? Does it draw you in and absorb your attention? Does it leave you feeling better than when you started? Bingo! Keep that up.

All it takes is a few minutes a day, or a weekly Saturday tradition, or joining a co-ed league with friends. Let's all agree to make a serious effort to not take ourselves too seriously and play a bit more -- deal?

- PS


  • 3 rounds

    • 60s max strict push-ups

    • 60s rest


  • 15 min AMRAP

    • 1 rope climb ascent

    • 5 cal row

    • 1 rope climb ascent

    • 10 cal row

    • 1 rope climb ascent

    • 15 cal row

    • 1 rope climb ascent

    • 20 cal row

    • ...