F3 Knoxville

Big Ball Slurpee

THE SCENE: warm and muggy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Nope, not a professional

20 SSH

10 each of baby arm circles (both ways), Moroccan night clubs, and over head claps

15 tempo squats
7/11’s – 7 pairs of exercises done by 10 reps of exercise A/1 rep of exercise B (9/2, 8/3, etc)


8 count body builders & Rockettes

BBS & Sprint (30yards)

60lb Sand Bag Toss & Burpee

Flutter Kicks & Monkey Humpers (Both on 4 Count)

Incline Merkins & Box Jumps (or Step-ups)

Lunge & CMU Curl

Inch Worm Merkins & Squats
no time for Mary

the grass is greener where watered, not necessarily on the other side…



Memorial day convergence

Celebrity Q

THE SCENE: 45* and clear

BAC forward IC
BAC reverse IC
Cherry pickers IC
Tempo squat IC


Everyone on Preacher at the fountains.  Each corner of the World’s Fair Park lawn has an exercise and number of an exercise to perform.  Run laps and do the work until Preacher calls time.  Each time you pass the fountains you don’t collect $200 but perform 8 burpees.  Corner exercises:

  • Mountain climbers 4-ct x12
  • Power merkins x10 (explode off the deck and clap at top of merkin)
  • BBSUs x15
  • Jump squats x15

Lather rinse repeato. Recover on Preacher and mosey towards amphitheater.

After nearly getting hit by the same truck going both forward and reverse (the truck, not us), assemble on the stage at the theater.  Routine is 11’s.  Start with 1 box jump on stage, sprint the stairs to the top, 10 rail rows at the top.  Return and repeat finishing off 11’s.  Merlot might have splashed.  Recover on Preacher.

Mosey back to the south end of the World’s Fair lawn.  Line up going across.  Preacher calls 10 count bear crawls, then remain in place and do 10 squats all in cadence.  Repeat until reaching the fountains on the other side.

Box cutter flutter Edwards ???
American hammers
25 Strong for Preacher’s visit: Jenner, Crawdad, Cornhole, Red Writer, Archie, Wilson, Filter, Careless, Quarantine, Halo, Rousey, Passport, G6, Sneaky Pete, Waffle House, Operation, SiPad, Swanson, Partial, Al (FNG), Purple Rain, The Voice, Petey, Preacher, Abort
Preacher talked about his recent move to Arizona, and how none of what has happened to him in the last few months would have been what he planned or thought he would do.  He had to walk through the valley of the shadow of death to end up where he needed to be.

Can drive competition with FiA this week.

Stairs, Circuits and Sprints

THE SCENE 30 and clear

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

High Knee / Squat (8 HK, 1 Sqt) on 8ct x15 IC
Merkins 4ct x20 IC
Baby Arm Circles Forward x12 IC
Baby Arm Circles Backward x12 IC

Mosey to stairs near the Sun Sphere


Jelly Legs
Start bottom of stairs.
R1: Hold squat position for 10 count, perform 10 squats, run stairs, at the top do 2 Burpees.
R2: Hold squat position for 20 count, perform 20 squats, run stairs, at the top do 4 Burpees.
R3: Hold squat position for 30 count, perform 30 squats, run stairs, at the top do 6 Burpees.
R4: Hold squat position for 40 count, perform 40 squats, run stairs, at the top do 8 Burpees.
R5: Hold squat position for 50 count, perform 50 squats, run stairs, at the top do 10 Burpees.

4ct Flutter Kicks x25 IC
4ct Shoulder Tap/Merkins x15 IC

Mosey to open field.  Number off into 3 groups.

Stations + Suicides
S1: Superman Swims / Ice Skaters
S2: Carolina Dry Docks / Froggy Squats
S3: Spiderman Pushups / Reverse Lunges

Complete 3 rounds of all 3 stations,
R1: 120 sec (change exercise at 60 sec)
R2: 90 sec (change exercise at 45 sec)
R3: 60 sec (change exercise at 30 sec)

After everyone has completed all 3 stations everyone lines up and does suicides after R1 = 1, after R2 = 2.

Hello Dollys 4ct x25 IC
Freddy Mercury 4ct 20 IC

Number off and Name-O-Rama

From Boyhood to Manhood
Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”
Wisdom – Intellect
Stature – Physical
Favor with God – Spiritual: relationship with God the father
Favor with Man – Spiritual: relationships with others

9 PAX came out to World’s Fair for an intimate beat down.  The goal was to move nonstop for 45 minutes…mission accomplished!

Always an honor and blessing to lead the K-Town PAX

Tuesday at the Fair

The Scene 72 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

COP (all IC)
SSH x 20
Mountain Climber x 15
Merkin x 20
Hello Dolly x 20
BACF x10
BACR x10
Flutter Kick x 20
Box Cutter x 15
BBS x 20

Mosey up stairs and down to amphitheater

10 Merkins on north side of amphitheater
1 BBS on south side

Mosey past the BIG GOLD BALL, then to the WEDGIE (watch out for the train!). Grab a battle buddy.

Doras up the wedgie: Merkins x10 at top; 150 combined LBC at bottom.

Mosey back to fountains

Number off & Name-O-Rama

Let’s be inclusive of “the new guys”. At work, at church, at F3, wherever. Let’s set out to make an impact on those around us! Press in, encourage, and keep up with those guys!

It was a mosey-heavy morning. We picked up Paula Deen as he was running by the fountain before we started. This guy is training for a 24 hour race AND a marathon! He gets the “fastest mosey” award for the day. 11’s at the amphitheater took up a good amount of time and really helped us log some mileage. The 15 PAX left their chatterboxes at home, today. Excited to see Paula Deen and Simone (so named because of years of gymnastics experience) show up more in the future and take their places as leaders!

Around the World

THE SCENE 62 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH x15 (IC)
Baby Arm Circles x15 (IC)
Reverse Baby Arm Circles x15 (IC)
Michael Phelps (OYO)
Squats x15 (IC)

Gathered the PAX to challenge them to think about the world and the role HIM’s can play. PAX numbered off 1-4 and let them know that at each of the 4 stations was associated with a country and prayer requests to pray if they chose to do so. It’s so easy to think about “nothing” while working out, but challenged the group to pray/consider these requests this morning.

Gather at your station

Myanmar Merkins x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Swedish Single-Leg Step Up’s x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Djibouti Derkins x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Jordanian Jump Lunges x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)

PAX gathered at mid-field and reminded them that this is the 34th anniversary of the World’s Fair. So we celebrated by doing the stations again counter-clockwise with 34 reps at each station.

Myanmar Merkins x34 (OYO)
Swedish Single-Leg Step Up’s x34/leg (OYO)
Djibouti Derkins x34 (OYO)
Jordanian Jump Lunges x34/leg (OYO)

Choose a battle buddy, mosey to amphitheater.

Battle buddy 1: 10 Inch work push ups
Battle buddy 2: Reverse pulls until BB finishes
AMRAP for 7 minutes

Mosey back to AO

Sprinters x20 each side (IC)
Fat Man’s 1 minute
Star Gazers

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Faithfulness. What does that look like in our lives? Often times, we have pictures in our minds of faithful people that you can count on at any time, yet still, these people will let us down. Whether it’s a spouse, friend or family member, at some point they’ll let us down or not follow through on what they said they would do. In 1 Corinthians 1:9, the apostle Paul writes, “God, who has called you into fellowship with his son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” As we think about what this looks like in our lives, we can always remember that no matter our hardship or worry, that God is faithful. For several years, I raised my own salary and the faithfulness of God to provide literally for my every need was humbling. Trusting God and His faithfulness can be a challenge, but let us rest in this attribute. The “Jesus Story Book Bible” describes the faithfulness of Jesus as  a “Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.” May be find comfort in this!

The 15 PAX showed up ready to work on what felt like a fall morning. It’s easy to forget that for several months in 1982 Knoxville was “on the map” around the world. I wanted us to remember that in the same moment we’re doing our Merkin, that there are famine, wars, and persecution happening at that exact time. Hopefully the stations reminded us of this. It was a fun VQ and hope to continue to put the EH on many others who live in the downtown area!