The Nutrition Challenge begins tomorrow. What does that mean? If you have signed up we will begin to log your attendance and your attendance will have an effect on your team’s overall score. Please note! By signing up and committing to a team your fellow teammates are counting on you to help the overall team score. This includes, attendance, following a diet which supports good health while changing body composition for the better, paying $40 entrance fee and completing the WOD, “Jackie” this week and at the conclusion of the challenge. Also you will need to be re-tested by Gold Standard March 9 at which time we will need to collect pre and post challenge body composition numbers. Teams have been selected and a group email has gone out to the email you have posted next to your name on the sign up sheet. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of your commitment. Your team is counting on you to be involved in helping to a path of victory. There is $1680 at stake for the winning team!
The Double Under clinic sign up is live. Click here to register. I would be thrilled to see many of you master your Double Unders as a New Year Resolution and start using them in WODs. The clinic will be held Sunday February 21 at 9:00am, which will be 1 week before the CrossFit Open. What better time to learn DUs then just before the Open? Cost is $50 per athlete, $80 if you want to add a custom rope and the clinic is 3 hours. Rx Smart Gear requires a minimum of 12 athletes, so if we can not fill the minimum they will not attend. I am only sharing this as I do not set these standards and am not responsible if they do not come. We have 8 signed up and we only need four more to assure the clinic happen. If you are genuinely interested there is no better time than the present.
Now with the cold a part of our lives, salt, slush and snow will be too for the next couple of months. Please bring an indoor pair of shoes so not to track in salt and muck from the outside onto the gym floor. Wet, salty shoes wreaks havoc on the rowing machine foot pegs, the rubber floor and everyone’s clothing when they drop down in a puddle of someone else’s shoe muck. Also the floor when wet can be incredibly slippery. Thanks for your cooperation.
Thanks to all of you who are “liking” the daily web posts on Facebook. It really is working and we are now reaching 400-500 of you a day which is a great boost. People have been telling us they are now getting the WOD posts on Facebook to come up on their newsfeed. This is great news, so please continue so we can expand our reach and share with the area our program. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
For those of you who have expressed interest in CrossFit competition, there are a few events coming up in the new year. The Icebox Challenge is next Saturday and Sunday January 16 & 17. Saturday offers Scaled Individuals (all ages)and a teen event (15-17 year.) Sunday offers Rx Teams, Teams of 2 same gender, and Masters (40+) team, 1 male/1 Female. Click here for standards and info.
The South Loop Games are Saturday and Sunday January 30-31. Individual Rx and Scaled, as well as Masters (40+ Men and Women) on Saturday, and a GRID style event with teams of 6-3 guys/3 girls. I think this can be very interesting as you can stack your team with “specialists.” Someone gymnasty, a heavy lifter and a Jack of All Trades. Click here for more info.
We will continue to post more events as we find them.
For those who have taken a shine to Olympic Lifting, there are a few events coming up in new year that we can get you trained for and get you involved.
-February 13 @ CrossFit Illumine Meet
-June 25 @ Sayre Park Summer Open
-September 10@ CrossFit Construct, Chicago Open
-September 11@ CrossFit Alpha Dog Meet
Prepare for the Open! Open season begins Thursday February 25 and continues through Sunday March 27. 5 workouts, 5 weeks. Test yourself, push yourself, get involved! This is a global event and is the one time of the year you can measure yourself with athletes from around the world of similar abilities. Get ready, it’s gonna be AWESOME!!