Posts in "Community Highlights"

Our Beautiful Tribe


We are grateful to the strong and powerful women of the Ice Chamber for representing on so many levels!

Take a peek behind the scenes at a photo shoot to honor their achievements.

Cycling for a Cause

Community Highlights | June 9, 2015

Me and Craig-Day 4

Congratulations to Ramona and Craig for cycling over 500 miles each for the AIDS/Life Cycle fundraiser!

Suffering with a Smile

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When it comes to enduring hardship, sometimes it’s better to do it with a friend.  Bring your loved one to the IC for a trail workout.



The unique link associated with this Meal Train: [1] HOW TO INVITE OTHERS Each volunteer must click or enter the above unique web address. You can provide it to them by: 1) Forwarding this email 2) Sharing it to Facebook or Twitter

Congratulations Sarah & Selby

Community Highlights | May 26, 2015


Congratulations to Sarah and Selby on the expansion of their family!


“Our second son, Mekan Charles Mashakov Macdonald, was born at 1:39am after a very fast labor. He is 7lbs and 18.5 inches long and very healthy. Selby was amazing and is feeling great. We are still in shock that he’s finally here.”

Lee and Mary California Climate Ride last day?

Community Highlights | May 21, 2015


Water stop in Stinson,on to San Francisco! 266 miles and going strong!
See you back at the ice chamber!

Mary and Lee

Hello from Elisabeth and Logan

Community Highlights | May 20, 2015


Here is a video update from our beloved Elisabeth.  Both mom and baby are doing great!


Jen Frisch Rocks Bay to Breakers

Community Highlights | May 17, 2015


“Jen with random strangers.”

“Hey Steve – Glad I made it to the bay to breakers… I had a great time and was able to run the 7.5 miles without any training! due to the fact that I get a lot of cardio at the IC… pretty nice.  But hey! someone had already detached the t-shirt stub on my ticket… I mean you really gotta run the race in order to wear the t-shirt….  but I’m fine with it… just thought it was funny….  next year I will run in my IC crown and evening gown.

See you soon,

Having Fun in the Sun

Community Highlights | May 12, 2015


Our boy J.D. enjoying some sun rays on the beaches of Vitoria, Brazil.  Looks like he grew a beard?

Ice Chamber Member Profile: Paul S.

Community Highlights | May 10, 2015

paul sass

I first started coming to the Ice Chamber about 2 years after our twins were born (2009 or so); IC was near the train tracks, and hadn’t yet moved to behind CostCo.

My partner & I harbored a lot of guilt, at least since our twins arrived, about not working out enough. But guilt did not lead to action, it just compounded paralysis. Out of the blue, we met another couple that relied on Ice to stay fit. We simply copied our friends’ solution, which was to sign up and show up.

I am continually amazed at what Ice trainers manage to squeeze out of me in 45 minutes. They are expert at structuring the time, and the only decision I have to make is to get on the rocket. I show up, and 45 minutes later, it’s almost unbelievable that I’ve exerted myself so much in such a short time.
I’m trained as an experimental psychologist, and I’ve worked for decades in Silivalley as a “behavioral economist.” In brief, the sorts of things I pay attention to are all the non-rational aspects of human choices. Emotions, motivation, habit, unconscious patterns, that’s my beat.
Ice Chamber is an amazing place. Steve is truly a master of physical training. He’s attracted great trainers, loyal students, and created an awesome 21st century version of the ‘gym class.’ Now that I’m grown up, it’s so excellent that gym has became one of the most fun hours of my day.

Let’s Help Ramona

Community Highlights | April 30, 2015



Let’s help Ramona make this happen.  Her goal is $300 of pledge from the IC crew.

“From May 31 to June 6, 2015, I’m bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle. It’s a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS.  Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. Let’s work toward a day when positive is an attitude and not a diagnosis.  We’ll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.  Thank you!!”