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  • FREE+STYLE in STORES NOW

    Today is a very big day as FREESTYLE, Carl Paoli’s book has finally shipped and landed in stores and at the doorstep of thousands of athletes and fitness enthusiasts around the world.

    You can find the book here:

    Amazon and Barnes & Noble

    Barnes & Noble stores across the US

    Costco (limited locations. View list below)

    Independent Book Stores 

    The opportunity to WIN a trip to San Francisco to train with Coach Carl is still up for grabs until July 21st. Visit www.freestylethebook.com for information on how to enter.

    If you are one of the fortunate ones to have received and read the book, please visit Amazon and leave a review and rating.

    Thanks for all the continuing support.Let’s move,

    Team GWOD

    COSTCO Locations:

    736
    595 SOUTH GALLERIA WAY
    CHANDLER, AZ

    1050
    340 LAKEWOOD CENTER MALL
    LAKEWOOD, CA

    661
    3801 PELANDALE AVENUE
    MODESTO, CA

    1015
    520 N LONE HILL AVE
    SAN DIMAS, CA

    658
    3250 WEST GRANT LINE ROAD
    TRACY, CA

    637
    170 COOLEY MESA ROAD
    GYPSUM, CO

    336
    2655 GULF TO BAY BLVD
    CLEARWATER, FL

    387
    1375 N MEACHAM DRIVE
    SCHAUMBURG, IL

    1037
    2343 SOUTH TELEGRAPH ROAD
    BLOOMFIELD, MI

    633
    2195 E CUSTER AVENUE
    HELENA, MT

    307
    311 DANIEL WEBSTER HWY
    NASHUA, NH

    305
    50 OVERLOOK BLVD
    NANUET, NY

    361
    1085 HANES MALL BLVD
    WINSTON SALEM, NC

    636
    250 WEST HIGHWAY 67
    DUNCANVILLE, TX

    1108
    1501 WEST KELLY AVENUE
    PHARR, TX

    740
    1470 MARVIN ROAD NE
    LACEY, WA

  • How to Rope Climb. #1

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    During Carl's visit to Berlin he had a chance to film a rope climb progression with BOXROX. In this progression Carl breaks down the Spanish wrap, which is an ideal place for begginners to start learning how to climb the rope and develops the most transferable techniques  to all other movements used to clear obstacles.

    The view the progression video and read the full article visit

    http://www.boxrox.com/howto/2014/07/how-to-rope-climb-carl-paoli-series-...

    REMINDER: A few spots left for Carl's seminar this weekend July 13th in Vancouver at CrossFit 604. SIGN UP NOW:

    https://freestyleconnection.pushpress.com/open/event/freestyle-connectio...

    Happy Training,

    Team GWOD

  • ON THE ROAD!

    With the launch of Carl’s new book the schedule has been more hectic than ever. We are all working hard to keep up with what we care about the most, which is providing you with content and opportunities to learn more about how to improve your training and coaching.

    The next stops for the Freestyle Connection Seminar Tour are:

    July 12th - Calgary, AB – SOLD OUT!

    https://freestyleconnection.pushpress.com/open/event/freestyle-connection-seminar-cal

    July 13th - Vancouver, BC – FEW SPOTS LEFT

    https://freestyleconnection.pushpress.com/open/event/freestyle-connectio...

    September 6th - Minnesota, MN – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

    https://freestyleconnection.pushpress.com/open/event/freestyle-connection-seminar---minnesota-mn

    September 7th - Denver, CO – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

    https://freestyleconnection.pushpress.com/open/event/freestyle-connection-seminar---denver-co

    Looking forward to seeing you all there.

    Happy 4th of July,

    Team Freestyle

  • KICK IT WITH COACH CARL

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    Ever find yourself saying, “What I NEED is a personal coach?” Haven’t we all! Well you ask, we deliver! In honor of the new freestyle book set to launch this coming July– we wanted to give one lucky winner a chance to learn the principles of freestyle straight from the master. We are giving away a trip to beautiful San Francisco to spend a day (Saturday, August 23, 2014) with Coach Carl Paoli.

    In your session, Coach Carl will teach you his art of movement and give you a personalized program that shows you how to connect four basic movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework for mastering the basics of any human movement. These invaluable lessons from Coach Carl are essential to EVERYONE , whether you’re an endurance athlete, deskbound workaholic, new mom or unique in your own way- these principles will change your life forever.

    More! When you are finished with your session, you will dine with the authors of freestyle at their favorite Bay Area hot spot. You will spend your evening getting to know Coach Carl and co-author Anthony Sherbondy with an absolute guarantee - you will have the time of your life ….they will see to it!

    EVEN more? Yes, there is! Our publisher has generously offered to supplement your at-home library with a collection of new books! You will have a choice of 5 complimentary titles from Victory Belt Publishing – you may choose anything you want from their amazing list!

    Grand Prize includes:

    • Roundtrip Airfare for 1 to San Francisco.
    • Hotel Accommodations for 2 nights.
    • Ground Transport in San Francisco.
    • A Training Session with Coach Carl Paoli.
    • Dinner with Coach Carl and Tony.
    • Airport Transfer to and from San Francisco Airport.

    How do I enter?

    There are three ways to enter the contest. No purchase is necessary, and the winner will be chosen at random.

    Take action
    Preorder a copy of Freestyle on 
    Amazon 
    http://www.amazon.com/Free-Style-Maximize-Performance-Movements/dp/16286...
    or
    Barnes&Noble
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/free-style-carl-paoli/1117719401?ean=978...
    and
    simply let us know at: vbgiveaways@gmail.com.
    Get social
    • Facebook – Post a link on Facebook and encourage others to share, too! Let us know that you’ve posted the link with a comment on our Facebook page.
    • Twitter – Share a tweet or two about freestyle and remember to send them @freestylethebook and @carlpaoli.
    • Instagram! - Tag freestyle with a picture from your expression @freestylethebook and @carlpaoli.
    Get old school
    Send us a note as to why you think freestyle will change your life! Short and sweet is how we like it, no more than 250 words, send it to vbgiveaways@gmail.com.
     

    CONTEST RULES aka THE FINE PRINT

    BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement Eligibility: Contest is open to legal residents of the Continental United States who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Comments will not show up until they have been moderated, so please do not re-submit if you don’t see your comment. Please leave only one comment. Prize date: August 23, 2014 Grand prize contest begins May 30, 2014, and closes July 21, 2014. Winner will be selected at random and announced: July 25, 2014.

  • FREE+STYLE has arrived!!!

    After 3 years in the making, "FREESTYLE: Maximize Sport and life Performance with Four Basic Movements" by Carl Paoli and his co-author Tony Sherbondy- is finally here!!!carlpaoli_book

    This book is a product of Carl Paoli's lifetime experience as an athlete and over a decade of coaching all-level athletes around the world. Freestyle will teach you how to:

    * Turn on and trust your intuition about movement
    * Use tools that help optimize imperfect movement
    * Tap into the universal movement patterns and progressions underlying all disciplines
    * Use Carl Paoli's movement framework to create roadmaps for your physical success
    * Learn what being strong really means

    Freestyle is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barne & Noble and will ship on July 15th. Get your copy NOW!!!

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Free-Style-Maximize-Performance-Movements/dp/16286...

    Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/free-style-carl-paoli/1117719401?ean=978...

    Thanks for all your support over the years,

    The GWOD Team.

  • Holiday Ship Dates

    Well the lights are up, the tree is decorated, and sounds of holiday cheer fill the air! 

    If you are looking to treat your special someone with GWOD gear, DVDs, or a new free+style t-shirt, please make sure you get your orders in before December 17 so it gets delivered in time for Christmas morning!  We also ship to Military Mail addresses too to support our service men and women abroad.

    This week we wrap up our Back Kip progression:

    Thanks!
    Coach Carl

  • New Seminars Dates, New Discount!

    The New Year is just around the corner and we've been busy planning our seminar schedule for 2014!  Freshly added to our calendar are seminars in the midwest - Chicago and Kansas, and finally one here in the SF Bay area.  Check the dates below and sign up ASAP because they will sell out!  We are confirming additional dates and will announce them soon.

    We also want to let you know that we've created another discount to our seminar for educators, in addition to the current 15% discounts offered to CrossFit L1 trainers (code: cfcertified), Military, Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel (code: mpfr), USA Gymnastics members (code: usag).  We've had an increasing number of teachers attend our Freestyle Connection Movement Seminars in the past few years, and we think that's an important and valuable effort we'd like to continue to invest in our future with our kids.  If you are a teacher, instructor, or professor of any kind that works with students in an educational setting, please use the code "physed" when registering for a seminar to receive 15% off!

    Don't forget this is our final day for our FREE SHIPPING offer for US orders over $40, and 50% off shipping for international orders over $75.  Get your t-shirts, tanks, and DVDs in time for the holidays!

    This week we continue with our Back Kip progression, putting that Deficit Push Up in action:

    Thanks!
    Coach Carl

  • Free Shipping Offer on GWOD Goods!

    Just a quick announcement to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday week - we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all U.S. orders over $40 placed here on GymnasticsWOD; for international orders over $75 shipping is 50% off.  This offer is applied automatically and will be available until December 1. Go get a head start on your holiday shopping with your GWOD and free+style t-shirts, and a copy of the new Progression DVD bundles!

    This week we introduce another means of getting up into the support position on the rings, using the Back Kip:

    Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanks,
    Coach Carl

  • Complex to Simple

    While a Push Up is a basic movement, it's one that we would consider complex in terms of shape because the arms move at the shoulder level and also hinge at the elbows.  When we take the Push Up into the fullest range of motion possible, we get a Deficit Push Up.  If we look at little closer at that extreme end-range of the deficit push up, we can take it further by letting elbows start to straighten out again.  The Deficit Push Up then essentially gives us an opportunity to train simple, but more challenging strict movements and holds like Levers, Skin the Cat, and the Iron Cross by utilizing this concept of Simple->Complex->Simple: start with the simple starting position; go into a complex transition by bending the elbows with a dip; then return to a simple position by straightening the arm into a Lever hold while it is in extension.

    Check out this week's video in the Deficit Push Up for more:

    Thanks!
    Coach Carl

  • New DVDs available for Pre-Order!

    The new batch of GWOD progression DVDs are coming!  We've sent them off to the presses and they should be in stock any day now.  The new discs and bundles includes all of the movement progressions I've been posting on the site this year, plus a few that we've filmed and have not yet released.

    We produce these DVDs in addition to our web-videos and mobile app because our athletes and users have found that it's much easier to follow our progressions on the TV and big screen.  The DVDs also neatly organizes the content in series and focuses, so it's a great learning tool for yourself or to share with others.  Best of all, the DVDs allow us to deliver training content to those without reliable internet access - and we've been donating hundreds of discs and DVD bundles to our deployed military overseas and abroad and will continue to do so!  Please head over to the GWOD DVDs catalog and pre-order the DVDs and bundles now, and we thank you for your support!

    This week we continue with our One-Arm Handstand progression with a fun drill:

    Thanks!
    Coach Carl

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