#DestinationDeck: Location MIT Stata Center

When MIT asked the award winning architect, Frank Gehry, to design this 720,000 sq foot academic complex, a lot of folks from Boston area had mixed feelings. Some praised it for it’s daring design that challenged conventional thinking of what science labs (it houses the Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences) should look like, while others thought that it was a “disaster” as it was expensive, impractical and poorly built. Since we are not architecture critics by trade, we’ll leave those discussions to other more qualified folks but what we CAN attest to is the fact that this space can host one mean circuit-style workout.

Sixteen minutes of burpees, wall jumps, some more burpees, broken down by short sprints; all sandwiched between the run to and back from your home locations; will kick your ass pretty hard. If you walked away thinking that workout was easy – you need to do it faster – you need to race someone. A lot of you threw it down this morning and it was a beautiful thing to see.

CHALLENGE: Next time you do a circuit workout, do it slightly faster than the time before. You will get stronger, your endurance is going to increase, and when that race day comes on the last Wednesday of the month, flying through 37 sections of Harvard stadium will become your second nature.

Special thanks to Charlie Holt for leading our post-workout photo session. Happy Monday Ya’ll!!!


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