Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Santa Monica Trip, Breakdancing, and now we're off to Santa Fe!

Last weekend went up to Santa Monica to hang out with Yoana's side of the family. Fun times, good times......


May be one of the best forms of exercises out there......and one of the best ways to get RIPPED ABS!!!!! Check out the guy in the middle of the picture....totally RIPPED! This one crew in Santa Monica was about athleticism and motor control. The things they could do were jaw dropping. Yoana and I stayed for their entire show on the sidewalk of the Promenade in Santa Monica. Hundreds of other people did the same.

I also went to the rings on Santa Monica Beach next to the peir. Swinging from ring to ring is challenging but super fun. I think my new goal is to become a Ninja Warrior ( for the show in Japan - and I am not kidding.)

We are off on a road trip tomorrow to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We'll do a stop over in Sedona as well! Should be fun!!


fawn said...

OMG! The ropes and rings look like a lot of fun! Look at Yoana! She is totally ripped! Nice pictures!

Lauren said...

Wow! Sounds like so much fun. Have a great time. I love Santa Monica.

Gabi said...

Great pics! (I had to look twice to recognize Yoana, at the first glimpse I thought she was one of the crew, lol.)
Those rings must be fascinating!
Have lots of fun in NM, too!

Rannoch Donald RKC said...

Man those rings look fun! I was in California last summer for almost a month and it was a blast.

Yoana certainly hasn't wasted any time getting back in shape.

Have a great summer


Franz Snideman said...


The ropes and rings were amazing! You would like them...big time!

Franz Snideman said...

Thank Lauren! Our trip to Santa Fe was amazing. My parents, brother and sister got to meet Marianna for the first time!

Franz Snideman said...


I know....Yoana easily could have been part of the breakdancing doubt!

Franz Snideman said...


You gotta try those rings about fun!

Yoana bounced back in shape right after we had the baby. Great training leading up to the pregnancy, her consistent training during her entire pregnancy plus breastfeeding got her lean really quickly!

Be well my friend!

Pete said...

Wow! Sounds like a good time, I missed getting on the rings when I went to Santa Monica. What's this about becoming a Ninja Warrior?

Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

That center dude's abs look like a Caribbean steel drum and probably carry a better tune as well!

Franz, you are looking darn good swinging on those rings .. I'm quite envious!

And Yoana looks amazing!

Franz Snideman said...


What's up brother! Hope you are well!

Ninja Warrior....have you seen the show on TV? It is awesome....Insane obstacle course fit for a ninja. Climbing, scaling, jumping...all sorts of stuff. I would love to do it! We'll see!

Franz Snideman said...


Yeah, those ABS are insane! INSANE!

The rings were a blast....if you ever make it out to Santa Monica Beach...make sure to try them!!!

Dr. Mark Cheng said...

Brother Franz, $100 says that you'll actually make it to a respectable round in Ninja Warrior! :-D

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Mark! You should do the ninja training with me :)