AGUA Masters Weekly Newsletter
A Note from Coach John
You have all been in my thoughts these past few weeks. This last month has been the strangest one of my life, as I'm sure it has been for many of us. I've missed coaching, familiar faces, access to a gym, and being in the pool most of all. Thankfully, there is a light at the end of this tunnel, and it is not a train heading towards us, it is hope. We just need to hold on a little longer. I'm happy to get this newsletter up and running biweekly as one small step towards diving back in. As for our level of conditioning, don't worry. We we will get it back together. That's what a team is for! I hope you are all safe and healthy, and I cannot wait to see you back in the water. In the meantime, always feel free to reach me at [email protected].
Workouts From Home: L-Sit Chin-Up Holds
If you are struggling with maintaining fitness at home due to lack of space and equipment, you are not alone. Give your workouts a boost with personalized help from Asphalt Green's trainers. Check out our virtual fitness options here.

In the immediate, try adding L-sit chin-up holds to your dryland routines. This exercise fires up your lats and biceps, and provides an endurance challenge for your core. The best part? All you need is a doorway.

  1. Grasp the top of a doorframe with a shoulder width grip.
  2. Squeeze your abs and raise your legs to 90 degrees.
  3. Take a deep breath, depress your shoulder blades and drive your elbows straight down to the floor while activating your lats.
  4. Pull your chin towards the bar until your lats are fully contracted, then slowly lower yourself back to the start position.
  5. Keep your legs parallel to the floor and hold for a count of 19 seconds.
  6. Rest for 19 seconds, and repeat between five and 19 times.
As an alternative for those without a suitable doorway or enough grip strength, use a sturdy open door:
Stay Connected
Join the AGUA Masters Facebook Group
Practice physical distancing, not social distancing. Join our AGUA Masters Facebook group to stay connected with your teammates, and share photos and fun stories.
  • Practice Schedules Stay tuned for updated schedules when practice resumes. Visit for more information.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Asphalt Green has made the difficult decision to close both locations and suspend all programs and classes. We look forward to reopening as soon as possible. Visit for updates.
Thank You for Your Support

Some of you have expressed concern for our staff during this unexpected closure. There is much uncertainty at the moment, but we are doing our best to compensate our employees for as long as possible.

Members, if you would like to donate your dues or class fees to help us in this endeavor,  please click here.

If you are not a member but still wish to contribute,  you can do so here. All donations are tax-deductible and are entirely voluntary.

We wish good health to you and your family. Visit for updates.