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A new and different way to think about exercise progression.

June 18, 2019

Hey Everybody! If you’ve been to a few of our classes, you’ve probably noticed that the way we progress exercises is a little bit different than at other gyms. Namely, we don’t usually advance exercises by adding weight to a bar, or by holding a heavier dumbbell. We do other…

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No pain no gain? The Sweet Mo Guide to pain during exercise.

April 25, 2019

Hey Everybody! Recently we’ve had a few great conversations in class about pain during exercise. We realized we’ve been asked a few similar questions in regards to how to approach pain during a workout. Contrary to your high school gym coach or overly enthusiastic boot-camp instructor, fitness is not about…

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The Revolutionary Potential of Movement

July 2, 2018

Many of you have heard me talk about my incredibly powerful and profound friend Joni who is the founder of Future Prairie, an artist collective “built around a distinct aesthetic that interweaves the futurist values of artists working within and inspired by the ethos of futurism with the needs of their…

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On Burnout

June 8, 2018

Hey Sweet Mo Family! I just got back in town after almost an entire week of rest and relaxation on Orcas Island. Amy, my Mom, and I camped at gorgeous, serene, Moran State Park. It was my first time there, and I loved everything about the San Juan Islands: The…

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On Having a Body in the Fitness Industry

January 25, 2018

The fitness industry is a bizarre world. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel real. It’s an industry that gives us license to compare ourselves to those around us; one that expects, exploits, and banks on our self-loathing. This is also a business obsessed with the most hegemonic gender ideals. Sweet Mo runs…

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My Reflection on 2017

December 30, 2017

Dear Sweet Mo Family, In 2017 we’ve been forced to dig in and work. Many of us reexamined our values, our actions, and the way we impact the world. We reacted to bad news by growing. By deciding to change and to be changed. We decided to resist. Those of…

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