Virtual Class Zoom Room
AMRAP 15 Minutes:
6 Squat Cleans 135 (Marsha) / 95 (Sylvia)
6 Shoulder-to-Overheads 135 / 95
Instead of the usual “male” and “female” Rx weights, these suggested loadings will be named after the late Sylvia and Marsha in honor of their contributions to the LGBTQ movement.
AMRAP 15 Minutes:
6 Single-Arm Hang Cleans Right Arm
6 Single-Arm Hang Cleans Left Arm
28 Jumping Jacks
6 Single-Arm Press or Push Press Right Arm
6 Single-Arm Press or Push Press Left Arm
Post work to comments.
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Recommended Reading Today
Article in NYTimes last year about the monument for Sylvia & Marsha on the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture feature on Martha and other Black LGBTQ movement leaders
Today: Spirit of Stonewall Pride Workout
Happy Pride from CFSBK! We’ll be running “Stonewall” in today’s 10am Locked & Loaded virtual class.
CFSBK has celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in a variety of ways over the years. In 2013 we wrote and started hosting a workout named “Stonewall” in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. Stonewall was a weekend-long riot and protest at the end of June against police raids and harassment of LGBTQ people at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which many mark as the birth of the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
What is lesser known about the Stonewall Rebellion and the growth of the LGBTQ rights movement is that it was led by transgender women of color, such as Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. While the LGBTQ rights movement has made a lot of progress over the past few decades, there is still a long way to go, particularly for members of the trans community who face significant discrimination and violence. For this reason, CFSBK’s upcoming Pride workout will be a fundraiser to benefit 2 nonprofit organizations serving the trans community: the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, one of organizers of the massive and inspiring action for Black Trans Lives at the Brooklyn Museum on June 14. CFSBK has been a proud supporter of these organizations over the past 3 years and supports them in the centering of Black trans lives and, in the spirit of Stonewall, the fight to end police violence.
In previous Pride workout fundraisers, we have collected donations on site and made 1 collective donation to each organization. However, since we sadly can’t do this workout together in person this year, we’re recommending that CFSBK members and friends that join us at 10am for the virtual version and donate directly to MPJI and SRLP. Our suggested donations is $25 (the cost of a drop-in) – less, more, or whatever amount is meaningful to you! We will not be charging a drop in for class on Saturday so that those funds can be directed toward these foundations.
March with CFSBK Tomorrow!
In the spirit of Stonewall as a protest against police brutality, CFSBK is encouraging members to support the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives on Sunday, June 28 leaving Foley Square at 1pm.
Cyclists: If you’d like to bike from the gym to Foley square, we’ll meet up at the gym and bike over at 12:15pm. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before 12:15.
Public Transit: Non Cyclists will meet at city hall park at 12:45 near the base of Brooklyn Bridge.
You can DM us on Instagram or text David (number in comments)
All that being said, it looks like it might storm tomorrow, so we’re keeping an eye on the weather. We will have something on the blog by 11am if plans change.
The event will also be livestreamed for those unable to join in person.