We are happy to have brought in several new part time coaches to fill out our roster! We now have a total of 8 part time coaches: Marianne, Paul, Chris, Tanner, Jess, Josh, Pat and Tom. In addition to the CrossFit Level I Certification, at least one of us has attended the Olympic Lifting (Mike Burgener), Nutrition (Matt LeBlanc), Gymnastics (Jeff Tucker), Barbell (Mark Rippetoe), Power Lifting (Louie Simmons), Football (John Welbourn) and Rowing (Angela Hart) certifications, with the Movement & Mobility (Kelly Starrett) certification up next on October 23. We continue to expand our knowledge base in order to bring our members the best fitness training and coaching possible.
The Saturday morning Team WOD had two teams: Amy and Ryan vs Marianne, Kathy, and Rob J. Tire Jumps, KB Farmer’s Walk, MB Carries, Burpees, MB Partner Twists, Push Ups, all culminating in “Basket-Medicine Ball Golf” (don’t ask). It was anybody’s game, with both teams throwing at the exact same time! Rob J sunk the winning shot to end the fierce competition.
Friday FRAN: “To know her is to hate her.” What a way to end the week! The morning crew (Rob V, Ryan J, Steve R, Marianne U, Dave G, Kurt M, Rob J and Luis B) had at it, with Marianne being the only one in the pack who had done FRAN before. Marianne had a PR of 7:40 — she had never gotten under 10:00 before today!
We held our first Team WOD on Saturday, May 1 (thank you to Merle at CrossFit USA for urging me to try this out). We had 3 pairs of athletes (Marianne and Kathy, Pete and Rob, and husband and wife team John and Amy) tackle a good one: 80 Box Jumps, then Sandbag Carry to the hill top for 80 KB Sumo Dead Lift High Pulls, then 400m Sandbag Carry, 80 KB Swings, 400m Sandbag Carry, 80 Push Ups, and a final Sandbag Carry to the starting point. The intensity really gets ratcheted up when there are teams, that is for sure!