Sunday July 20, 2014
Open Gym: 9:00-11:00am
Huge congratulations to all the Trodo competitors yesterday. Again, another great day and great experience up at CrossFit Illumine. For those whom have never tried to compete in Trodo, we highly recommend it. It is a great, no pressure event. A wonderful way to “cut your teeth” in competition and see if it is something which interests you. As I have said before, if you sign up for “Mud Runs,” 10k’s, triathlons, or races of any capacity, this is just like that. It is a fun way to test your CrossFit training without the pressure of a high profile event. We will keep you posted on the next Open in August.
We also want to make very public our congratulations, pride and happiness for one of our “Greek & Emerald Isles” team “When I Kip, You Kip, We Kip,” who qualified for the Granite Games in St. Cloud Minnesota September 12-14. For those who may not know, we joined forces with CrossFit Dinami to create a larger team named “Greek & Emerald Isles.” This was a name which combines the roots of the two boxes. Dinami is a Greek word which translates to “Power” and the Irish roots of the Beverly/Mt. Greenwood communities, to create “Greek & Emerald Isles.” Four of the six team members are CFB athletes, Ashley, Jackie, Fred and Sam. We are so proud of the effort and hard work they put in to qualify. We will also have representation by Jason B and Shawn Coffey who will be competing in the Open II events; a pairs event with same gender athletes competing through the weekend. Coach John has also qualified as an Individual Master’s athlete and will also be representing in St. Cloud. None of this happens without the greater community involvement, so we also want to exclaim high praise for all the other athletes who joined “Greek & Emerald Isles” to participate in the qualifying rounds. Beetle, Curtis, Dan M, Jes W, Thea, Joe P, and Malopy. It was tough and you all did fantastic.
We have our August On-Ramp slated to begin Monday, July 28th. Share this info with your friends, if a friend joins On-Ramp we will reward you with 20% of your next months membership.
The Galt Games at Atlas CrossFit is August 16-17. Individuals Rx, Scaled and Masters are Saturday August 16, Teams are Sunday August 17. Go as an individual or get a team together and show the greater Chicagoland CrossFit Community what badasses you are. It is a well run event. I know we have 2 individuals and 1 master going. Lets make it a CFB party.
We will run our own in-house Paleo Challenge in September. We will begin the week of Labor Day (Tuesday September 2.) We will run the program the same as our very first Paleo Challenge. There will be a $40/$50 Buy in (This is TBD still.) We will award cash and prizes to the winners. First, second and third place in both genders will receive prizes which will be created based on registration. Our first challenge we awarded to the First place winners A pair of Nanos, a Rogue jump rope, and cash, second place got a jump rope and cash and third place got cash. The scoring is based on numerous categories. Daily attendance, Fat percentage change, Workout improvement from Day 1 to day 45, before and after photo analysis. This is a much better program as we are paying into our own coffers and we are competing only amongst ourselves and not a much larger global community. We will have more details and rules in the near future.