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Snowflake

No two snowflakes are exactly alike. Each is beautiful and unique in its own way. Snowflakes do, however, share a common goal- to reach the ground. Due to the laws of nature, each snowflake begins its journey the same. However, along the way, each snowflake encounters a different experience. Some snowflakes will fall blissfully to the ground. Some snowflakes will run into each other and join forces. Some will be faced with blizzard storms and some will dissipate before they reach their goal. 

We, like snowflakes, are all different. Even when we share the same goal, our paths will be unique. Some of us are self-motivators, others need a little outside help. Some are blessed with resources, others need to be creative. Some can persevere through the tough times, others will quit.

Your journey is special to you and it is your responsibility to do your best along the way. Do not worry if your coworker is losing weight faster than you.  Likewise, be wary of flaunting your success to others who are struggling. Do not give up if you do not make the team this year, for some of the greatest athletes did not peak until they were older. Some can quit smoking cold turkey, others require support. Either way, do not be afraid to ask for help. 

Many of us will share a goal, but we need to be careful not to compare our success (or lack thereof) to that of others. We each are unique and special in our own ways. Reach deep inside and become the best version of you. Your snowy destination awaits, little snowflake. Go get it.


In preparation for the upcoming US Open Taekwondo Championships, we designed this workout for a few of our athletes. Even if you are not a fighter, you are going to love this workout! It hurts so good! 

View the video for workout demonstration.

"Warrior Workout"

Round 1

  • 5 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio
  • Tabata Burpees (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, for 4 minutes total)

Round 2

  • 5 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio
  • Tabata Grasshopers

Round 3

  • 5 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio
  • Tabata Jumping Jack Combos

Round 4

  • 5 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio
  • Tabata Hollow Rocks