Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What a great class!

Just wanted to say thanks to Mateo's 6pm Wednesday class. I had a great time filling in for him. Let me tell you all of the interesting things that were going on in that class:

1. We had 18 people. My biggest class ever!
2. We had two traveling visitors from another CrossFit- Dan and Claire. Thanks for choosing CrossFitWorks!
3. We had a first time crossfitter, Nicole, a friend of Steve and Midori. Welcome!
4. The She-devils football players and their coach joined the class. Great work guys!
5. It was the first time I subbed for Mateo at 6pm.
6. They normally do mobility work on Wednesdays but were nice enough to let me program something different for them. The workout was a farmer's carry competition, and then a 20 min AMRAP that included bear crawls, mt. climbers, crab walks, tablemakers, farmer's carry and weighted step-ups! They were amazing.
7. Since I train at 9am, I don't always get to meet everyone that comes in the evening. I met six new people!

What fun! I love CrossFit.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I first just wanted to thank Jen and Lisanne for putting on a spectacular Paleo dinner on Saturday night. What amazing food! Who says parties can't be paleo? Jen also gave an informative talk about the movie and nutrition. We had such a great turnout as well! Good food, good movie, good people. Awesome.

Now I want to take some time to tell you why we are so fortunate.

We are fortunate because we have owners who care. How many gym owners care how your day was, or know you on a first name basis, or care what food you eat? Not many!
We are fortunate to have an owner who is a "Paleo Master." That should be a real title, don't you think? After she signs her name she should write P.M. :) Not only is she a paleo master, but she knows A TON about food and nutrition. The good, the bad and the ugly! Jen didn't just start doing this a few months ago. This has been her life's work, her livelihood and her passion.
We are fortunate to have a diverse group of trainers. Jen, Carl , Bryon, Kate, Andres, Mateo and our new trainer Kevin are all very knowledgeable people that come from different fitness back rounds. Each person has something different to offer and we can all learn from them.
We are fortunate because we have a BIG gym. We have a huge space to work with. I don't know if you guys have been to many CrossFit gyms but some are even as small as a two car garage! Ours is definitely one of the bigger ones.
We are fortunate because there are AWESOME people at our gym. This encompasses everyone. Owners, trainers and clients. Everyone that comes to Works is drawn here for a reason. Although those reasons might be different, we all love it here. The people are friendly and compassionate. Competitive, yet humble. We encourage each other and we have fun. Everyone here is passionate about CrossFit.

There are many other great things about CrossFitWorks, but those are the big ones. What else can you think of? How do you feel fortunate?