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REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR SCORE FOR VALIDATION. All scores must be submitted by 7:00pm Monday local time for validation. If you have completed the workout and have no intention of repeating, DO IT NOW…Don’t Delay! Click here to submit your score.
The Nutrition Challenge is OVER!! All who participated did AMAZING. I tallied the total fat pounds lost and it totaled 195 pounds of fat. That is incredible and the loss has shown not only in physical appearance, but also in “Jackie’ scores. You are healthier and leaner and more fit, which allowed you all to improve so much. It really is a testimonial that food is fuel and consistent behavior results in an achieved outcome. We will announce the winning team once we have triple checked the numbers to be sure there are no discrepancies.
Join us Thursday evenings here at the Box at 7:00pm during the Open to view the live release of the workouts followed by the celebrity face off performing the workouts. This week we see the reigning champ vs. the girl she eeked out for the championship. I expect fireworks and a good match up. We will have the big screen set up in the lobby for anyone who wants to hang out and watch the festivities.
Open Announcement Match-ups and Locations
16.4: Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir | Colorado Springs
16.5: Rich Froning, Ben Smith, Mat Fraser | The Ranch
It is our pleasure to be participating again in Workout To Wipeout Domestic Violence which will be held this coming Saturday March 19. This is our 5th year as a venue for this event (every year since the program started) and we are proud to do our part. While we will be performing The Open WOD 16.4 we ask you to bring a donation of $25 to support A New Direction. You can pre-register and make a donation on line by clicking here, or bring a generous donation Saturday March 19.
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND) was founded in 2011 by a grassroots group of community members and other professionals who saw a need–the need to help women and children in the Beverly/Morgan Park community who are victims of domestic violence. These individuals felt it was no longer acceptable to let this issue stand unaddressed in our community.
AND is dedicated to helping women break the cycle of violence. In 2013, thanks to a generous earmarked gift from the Mary Elizabeth Waller Foundation, AND added a children’s therapist to its staff. And, recently, AND was proud to announce the hire of its first Executive Director.
AND is committed to all who utilize its services, as well as its donors and stakeholders. Though our clients are primarily from the Beverly/Morgan Park community (Chicago), AND has no geographic boundaries, and serves women, men and children from any area with the vision to, one day, have every home be safe and free of domestic violence and abuse.
Athletes: please do us a solid in an effort to conserve plastic cups and the CFB janitorial budget by bringing a water bottle from home. There are days the Box looks like a bar with all the half full water cups. Supplying cups is a courtesy however the excess has gotten out of hand and taken advantage of. Thanks
Join us at the Box Friday April 1 after the 6pm class to celebrate the accomplishments of the Open and salute the winning Nutrition Challenge team. If the weather is nice we can pull out the grill and have a pot luck of sides and desserts.
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 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. If you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set you up with a training program which will prep you for any upcoming meets.
-June 25 @ Sayre Park Summer Open
-September 10@ CrossFit Construct, Chicago Open
-September 11@ CrossFit Alpha Dog Meet