Sergeant Tony's Blog

Going Native! — Sgt. Tony Ludlow’s blog post for 4/19/2017

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 19th 2017 11:06 AM| by Tony Ludlow

It turns out that I’m bi. Who knew? I took some graduate level cultural anthropology classes when I lived in Richmond, Virginia just before I moved to Japan. The University of Richmond professor challenged us to think about the process of cultural expression, culture shock, cultural differences, cross-cultural exchange, cultural conflict, cultural acquisition, and ultimately […]


Posted on Saturday, Apr. 1st 2017 5:07 PM| by Tony Ludlow

Goooooood Saturday Evening, Everybody!! I hope you’ve been able to get out there and enjoy this beautiful weather! Isn’t it awesome?! I wanted to share a part of an email I just sent a lady who joined us in February, only to have to drop out after a couple of days because of a serious […]


Posted on Sunday, Feb. 5th 2017 7:18 PM| by Tony Ludlow

It’s half-time of the Super Bowl and a good time to remind you that we’ll be working off the wings, the pizza, the Rotel dip, the pigs-in-a-blanket, and Moon Pies tomorrow on the Quarterdeck! This week is a NO WEIGHTS WEEK on the Quarterdeck. You won’t need any dumbbells this week. All of our exercises […]

Monday, January 16, 2017

Posted on Sunday, Jan. 15th 2017 7:26 PM| by Tony Ludlow

Tomorrow, Dr. King’s celebration day, all classes meet! That’s me doing something for you! You’re welcome! See you on The Quarterdeck!

SNOW DAY! 1/6/2017

Posted on Friday, Jan. 6th 2017 5:13 AM| by Tony Ludlow

Memphis city schools (Shelby Co.) have just now closed. We will be standing down today. My apologies if you’ve already left your house. So very sorry. Y’all be safe out there!

What is your why? 1/4/2017

Posted on Wednesday, Jan. 4th 2017 1:02 PM| by Tony Ludlow

We had a GREAT morning today to start 2017! Thanks, everyone! If you read my recent post about Relevance, Significance, and Purpose, you might be interested in another word that I’ve written in my journal lately: Intention. More specifically: being intentional. This new year will see a shake up and a new approach to some […]


Posted on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd 2017 5:14 PM| by Tony Ludlow

I’m reading another biography about Benjamin Franklin. History nerd behavior. Franklin moved in and out of a vast and diverse circle of friends and acquaintances with ease. He was comfortable with the tradesmen of his day, and equally at home in the audiences of Kings and Queens. Franklin was a scholar among scholars, a scientist […]

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road — Sgt. Tony Ludlow, blog post for 12/30/2016

Posted on Friday, Dec. 30th 2016 3:22 PM| by Tony Ludlow

Relevance. Significance. Purpose. About two years ago, maybe longer, those three words started showing up. Regularly. They reappeared in my life like a letter I’d written to myself from a long time ago. At first, the 3 appeared like extras in a movie. You know? You consciously see the extras but you only give them […]

Let’s Eat Pancakes!

Posted on Monday, Dec. 19th 2016 4:21 PM| by Tony Ludlow

“Pick up one dumbbell with your right hand, we’re going to start up Jim Steiner’s wood-chipper!” If you’ve been on the Quarterdeck, even for a week, you’ve heard me say this. Most of you only know Jim Steiner’s name from the exercise I call “Starting Up Jim Steiner’s Wood-chipper.” But often someone new to the […]

Body and Soul — announcement for 12/11/2016

Posted on Sunday, Dec. 11th 2016 3:11 PM| by Tony Ludlow

Last week I announced something unique for December. With the exception of Tuesday’s workout, I’ll leave 3 to 5 minutes at the end of each workout for meditation and prayer. We’ve been doing this on Thursdays for years, but for December (and maybe beyond) we’ll do this at the end of the Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, […]

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