Sunday April 20, 2014
!!!Happy Birthday Debbie!!!
With us settling in to the new Box we have found that some new policies need to be addressed and made public.
-If you arrive at the Box during a class and planning to practice your lifting, skill work, mobility etc., please check in with the coach to inform them you are there on your own. Please be conscientious of the people in the class. Please settle yourself in the back by the lifting platforms and not in the middle of the Box. The rig is for athletes in class as we have pull up stations and j-hooks on the squat racks. Also athletes participating in class have first dibs on all equipment.
-The lifting platforms are not to be used for jumping rope. I understand it is a nice solid surface, but the rope shaves off the poly
-Under no uncertain terms are Kettlebells or Barbells to be used on the turf. We now have 3 cuts in the turf from dropped kettlebells.
-While CF Kids is in session the Box is not “open” for athletes. The exception to this rule is if you have a child in the session.
-Please respect the Kids session and do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your class or Open Gym, if you do, please stay in the front lobby until the session is complete.
-Please no lingering after Sunday Open Gym when CF Kids is in session.
I know these are a lot of new rules, but this is for the safety and respect for the children, their parents and other athletes, the integrity of the gym equipment, and respect for hard work people put into making this such an outstanding facility. Thanks for your understanding.
We have been asked to join CrossFit Dinami in creating a community where we will merge Boxes and build teams to qualify for the Granite Games. I am excited and honored we have been asked to do this as this is one more thing I love about the CrossFit community at large. We have great relationships and rapport with so many of our CF neighbors and this is one more element that makes me so happy to be a CrossFit Affiliate. There will be more details to come in preparation of teams and preparation for the “Open” events in June. Granite Games are September 12-14. http://www.thegranitegames.com/
This Friday evening April 25 we will assemble at the Box for a Trivial Pursuit Trivia Night. Create a team of 3 or come in solo to join one. We will set up at the end of the 6pm WOD and if weather cooperates grill some grub. Bring a side and a drink to share.
Saturday April 26 we will not have Team WOD. But, we will be participating in the Inaugural Travis Manion Memorial WOD
The Goal of the Manion Memorial WOD is to embody Travis Manion’s spirit of “If Not Me, Then Who…” 1st Lt. Travis Manion spoke these words preparing for his second and final deployment to Iraq. After he paid the ultimate sacrifice on April 29, 2007, these strong words inspired Janet Manion, Travis’ mother, to build the Travis Manion Foundation. TMF serves to not only assist past and present military members and their families, but to cultivate future generations of leaders. We are proud to stand behind the Travis Manion Foundation!
400 Meter Run
29 Back Squats #135 or scaled
Please sign up and donate to this worthy and noble cause. It will be a great morning. You can participate as an individual, or you can grab a teammate to share the work load.
To register click here: http://www.31heroes.com/inaugural-manion-memorial-wod/
Honored Prairie will be making another delivery Saturday April 26. This service is brought to us by Seven Sons Farm. They are a family farm in Indiana who provide grass fed beef, free range chicken, and a natural diet for all their animals. If you would like to place an order go here. http://sevensons.net/ Orders must be placed by tomorrow Monday April 21. Pick up is here at the Box between 11:00-12:30
We will begin the Whole Life Challenge May 3. We encourage all CFB athletes to participate as this is a tremendous way for us to get healthier while being accountable for our actions. This is a fantastic program which is held in very high esteem. Ashley will perform measurements for you to enter onto your profile page. You will also need to complete the Official Workout here at the Box to post a score. To sign up as a CFB athlete, go to https://www.wholelifechallenge.com/wlcsummer14/teams/crossfit-beverly
CrossFit Games Regionals will be at Navy Pier May 9-10-11. If you can, come down and watch Regional athletes compete in an exciting weekend.
Gareth Blakesley Executive Director of Lake Katherine Nature Center and CFB athlete is hosting “Break for the Lake 5k” trail run May 18, 2014. This is an amazing course which is off road (cool a trail run!!) in a beautiful part of the area in Palos Heights. Please join us for this great event. CrossFit Beverly is proud to be a sponsor and support Lake Katherine. You can sign up here, http://racetime.info/registrationcalendar/may/51814-break-for-the-lake-5k/ and read more here http://www.lakekatherine.org/documents/5kflyer2014.pdf
Amy Wiltgen is now offering “By Appointment” massages. We are excited to have Amy on board as I believe this is a service every CrossFit Box should have. If you would like more details or schedule an appointment check her website breatheeasy-massage.com