In prior years our Halloween Saturday Costume WOD has been such a big hit that we're bringing it back this year!  I know, I know, it’s late notice — so we’re simply bringing back the option to express yourself artistically while attacking a Sweaty Saturday workout with some Arena Ready friends. Costume or not, come in and get your workout on.

A few years ago Stacey requested that folks wear their favorite throwback or current-era workout gear as costume - any decade or genre was fair game:

Inspired by the gold tights given to me by my father-in-law (yes, you read that correctly), I thought it would be fun to see my fellow AR buddies sport your favorite workout gear - from the "24-hr fitness look" to your favorite decade of style to the latest trend in the Marina. Who's with me?  

This year we're offering that as a suggestion once again so that folks can be in the spirit of the holiday, but also comfortable enough to actually exert themselves while working out.  Zumba?  Bodybuilder?  WWF superstar?  1980s contestant straight out of the Crystal Light National Aerobics Championship?

Yes, that last one is actually a thing:

If you're a tough guy but you still want to rock the 80s attitude, look no further than some of your former NFL heroes who probably wish they never agreed to sign up for this little gem: 

Perhaps Prancercising is more your speed and sartorial style:

And, of course, there's always Country Hip Hop... combining two of Arena Ready's favorite musical genres into one strange entity that just gives you a weird feeling inside: 

Those are just a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.  If you already have a costume planned, and it doesn't fit any particular workout genre or era, then no worries - feel free to wear it with pride and rock it on Saturday instead!  Just beware that face paint and/or superfluous accessories may get in the way of what your partner wants you to do in the workout. 

In other words, leave the feather boa at home (or else we'll be cleaning feathers off of the gym floor for 2 days) and maybe save being the shower from "The Karate Kid" for next time:    

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That sort of excessive dandy flair just gets you in trouble really:

Alright, now that we've got all that settled I wonder what celebrity sightings we might encounter as a follow-up to Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn from a few years ago:

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Tiger holds her crutches because Tiger is a gentleman, obviously.

WOD For 10-27-18:

With a Partner Against a 24-Minute Clock:

BUY-IN: 1000m Run TOGETHER

… then, in the remaining time AMRAP of…

25 Thrusters @ 95/65 lbs

25 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls

25 Lateral Bar Burpees

25 Power Snatches

25 Overhead Squats

25 Lateral Bar Burpees

*The faster runner starts on the thrusters immediately and does NOT have to wait for their partner to complete the run.

*One athlete working at a time on the AMRAP, switch whenever you like (tagging not required).