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Naughty or Nice Run for Fun!

Posted by Melody

Join us for the inaugural "Naughty or Nice" 5k Fun Run at Hellyer County Park in San Jose. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, plan to walk or run, we want to see you on December 6, 2014. Sign up before Oct 31st for $40 registration! Nonmembers AND Panthers welcome to join the group. If you have any questions, talk to Scott Wojnowski who is organizing a group of Paradigmers to run together.

Here's the details...

The Naughty or Nice 5k Run promises to be a holiday event for the whole family. In addition to the 5k run for all ages, we are also offering a mile run for little elves 12 years old and under. Get into the festivities by showing up in your best seasonal outfit or costume. Get creative and show us which list you think you’re on, but keep it family-friendly please. All participants will be rewarded with refreshments at the finish and if all goes as planned, there just might be a visit from the jolly man himself. You know who I’m talking about!

In keeping with the holiday spirit, we are partnering with the Pajama Program to raise funds and gather donations for new pajamas and new books for children in need. So be sure to join us, because Santa is making his list and checking it twice, and we want you to be on it.

The Pajama Program is a nationwide program that provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted. These children live in various situations including group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children the Pajama Program serves are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter.

Sign up HERE

More details about the charity HERE

Crossover Symmetry

Posted by Melody

Here's everything you need to know about how to use our Crossover Symmetry station! If you have shoulder impingement or poor overhead positioning, adding this to your pre-warmup before class begins will be hugely beneficial. Post any questions you have to comments!

Workout for Wed, October 22, 2014


1) 6x5 Full Snatch, TnG
2) 6x5 Full C&J
3) Partner 20min AMRAP:
-P1 rows 500m
-P2 completes rounds of: 5 G2OH (135/95) & 10 burpees till rower is complete
continue rotating for 20min, counting total rounds and reps

Welcome Paradigm Littles!

Posted by Melody

We are so excited for all of the new Paradigm babies this Fall!

The baby wave started off with another adorable little boy for the Afentoulis family - Nicholas Thomas. Congrats to Missy, Evan and big brother Michael!

We are so excited for Alissa and Greg Colaizzi who have welcomed their first baby - a boy, Hudson Lee! (...seriously the cutest miniature Greg we could imagine...)

And most recently, the Calupad family has added a beautiful baby number 4 to the clan. Welcome Brynn! Congrats Carlo and Ivy - we are sure she will be one strong ninja in no time at all.

Come Celebrate 3 Years With Us!

Posted by Melody

We are getting very excited about this weekend's festivities! It has been an awesome three years and we are looking forward to kicking back and celebrating with all of you. Don't worry, there won't be any "met-cons" involved...(unless Hoover Ball and Jump House count). This day is all about relaxing and enjoying time together!

Here's the details:
-Ramac Park (off Cottle) 11am-4ish pm
-Saturday, October 4th
-BBQ/potluck lunch
-Hoover Ball tournament
-Jump house for the kids...and adults, don't worry
-Sumo Wrestling
-Raffle giveaway at 1pm

For the day....everyone is welcome! Bring out the family/significant other/kids/roomate etc.

For the Potluck...please bring something to share with the crowd and meat to toss on the grill for you and your family if you like. There's a signup at Paradigm in the office for what you're bringing- if you can get your dish on there it would help avoid 15 potato salads etc. Healthy food is always appreciated and devoured but this is a celebration too - please don't feel like you're restricted to chicken and broccoli!

For the Raffle...we are raising money towards an AED machine for Paradigm - not the most exciting piece of equipment, but pricey and worth having in the rare event that it is actually needed. To jumpstart this project, we are giving away a bunch of stuff this weekend. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You can purchase them from any coach at Paradigm. You don't HAVE to be present to win at 1pm, but we sure hope you are! Non-members can join in the raffle too.

Prizes to win include:
-1 month unlimited Paradigm membership
-Reebok Nanos
-Foundations to give to a friend or family member (4 private sessions with a coach learning the basics of CF prior to beginning classes)
-Foot Massages
-1 Hr Sport's Massage
-20 minute "chair" massages
-Paradigm gym bag packed with Pro-Shop Goodies

Please remember that there are no regular classes at Paradigm this coming Saturday in lieu of the party. Take the day off to rest and celebrate with us!

“Just Squat” Part II

Posted by Melody

We are 5 days into our Squat Challenge - are you on pace? Check out this video to get better positioning and benefits out of those 5 daily minutes.

Just squat part, Ronny style. wink from Ronny Varghese on Vimeo.

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