SAPT 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Lift: Come Join the Fun

Thanksgiving is this week. Awesome. I mean, come on, Thanksgiving rocks pretty hard. It's one of the only days of the year (if not, the only day...) where it's widely acceptable, and even encouraged, to make it your top priority to eat, sleep, play backyard football, and watch football as much as humanly possible. And then repeat as many times as you can before the day is over. Not to mention, this is the first Thanksgiving I can recall where the football games actually matter. Like, when was the last time the Lions were good?! On top of that, the 49ers are my favorite team, so it's awesome to seem them doing well for the first time since circa 2002. I have high hopes for they'll pull off something respectable this year. Admittedly, those who know me well understand that watching football is far from my favorite pastime, but I bring this up nonetheless as it's a fairly monumental shift on the Thanksgiving football side of things.

Okay, SO, since you're all going to be eating turkey and pie as far as the eye can see, and then laying down to nap shortly thereafter, what better way to start your morning than to train inside Northern Virginia's Mecca for all things awesome in the lifting department??

This Thursday morning, at 8am, SAPT will be hosting its 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Lift. All ye in the Northern Va area are welcome to to come and train with us.

Yes, you read that right. All you need to do is show up and have some fun. No excuses,'s early enough so that you all can finish in plenty of time to travel and/or enjoy the rest of the day feasting and relaxing.

Come on, you know you want to. Plus, you get to see all four of the SAPT coaches under one roof! While, yes, at any given moment you may find us lifting heavy things, or in a similar position as Coach Ryan in the picture below...


we are actually kind-spirited at heart, and appreciate the little things in life, namely:

  • The smell of new tennis balls
  • When others actually use their turn signal in traffic
  • When your smoothie blends just right (you know...when all the frozen fruit and ice chops PERFECTLY and quickly, and doesn't get lodged in the blade or stuck at the top without going down to the bottom)
  • Achieving that perfect, crisp brown on a s'more marshmallow without torching it
  • The aroma/atmosphere of a good coffee shop
  • Hitting the traffic lights just right on a busy main road
  • Rescuing kittens that look like this:

Considering we will all be there, along with a fair number of the SAPT community, where ELSE would you want to be on Thanksgiving morning?

Feel free to join simply to socialize, try out new and quirky exercises/routines you may have never done before, compete in farmers walk and/or tire flip races, and render your stomach more eager than ever to go home and devour copious amounts of dead animal flesh.

And, in case you missed it last year, here are some brief clips of our 1st Annual Turkey lift:

Hope to see you there!