Sunday April 24, 2016
***Happy Birthday James***
***Happy Birthday Barb***
CF Kids:JV(6-12 years)11:00-11:35am
With the fluctuation in weather we have amassed quite a pile of sweatshirts, hats, gloves and other cold weather gear. Please sift through and take home what is yours. IF it is still here at the end of the week we will assume you are donating it to charity.
Parents. Before leaving the box, if you brought children, please look around the area your children were in. If you brought with them chips, crackers, pretzels or other snacks; If they had paper, crayons or markers out; If they went in to the back and grabbed balls or jump ropes, please clean up after them. We have brooms and dust pans in the laundry room. Please respect the coaches and staff to not have to clean up after your children. Much like you clean up your gear after a workout we would appreciate the same with the children.
I have reached out to Sayre Park and there has been a change to the date for the Sayre Park Weightlifting Summer Open. The date is now June 11 and the ladies will start the day at 8:15 am. I will have more information once Sayre Park releases registration. If you have any questions about this, if you want to participate and start training for June 11 please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you going.
For those of you who have the CrossFit competition bug, I have signed the Box up as a community for the 2016 Granite Games in St Cloud Minnesota Sept 9-11. There will be an online qualifying event beginning June 9-July 4, Registration is $25. There will be 4 WODs (1 per week, much like the Open) to establish qualifications. The main event September 9-11 has multiple categories to include all athletes. Elite, Masters (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+) and Teens (14-18) There will also be Team events (Team of 4 2 Girls, 2 Guys-Rx, Intermediate, and Scaled.) (Teams of 3-Same Gender-Rx, Intermediate and Scaled) It is a great event at a great venue. It is very well run and there will be celebrity CrossFit athletes warming up and working out right next to you. IF you are interested you can sign up and select the community “South Side Average Joes by clicking here, or speak with me and we to discuss opportunities in more detail. Signing up for the online qualifier is a great reason to keep the intensity of your training up. I for one am looking forward to it. If you’d like more info, click here for details.
CrossFit Roselle has announced a fun Strongman/obstacle course competition Saturday June 4. Teams of 2 1 girl 1 guy.
Here is the announcement from CrossFit Roselle:
Outdoor obstacle course competition involving sleds, tires, yokes, wall climbs, farmer carries. 2 person teams – 1 male & 1 female. $150/team. 30 total teams. 3 total events. Over $1000 in prizes to top 3 teams. Registration opening soon! Stay tuned for more info.
– Teams of 1 male and 1 female will run each obstacle course together at the same time. Each member is trying to complete the course as fast as possible. The times will be combined for total time.
– There are only 30 total teams. The first team to register will run the courses last and have the advantage of knowing all other times. The last team to register will run the courses first and have to set the pace for all other teams.
– There are no Rx or scaled divisions. Everyone will run the same course. If for some reason you are unable to complete an element, you will be eliminated from the podium, but you will be able to complete all remaining courses.
– Expect each course to last around 3 minutes. It will not be easy (think Fran). This will be fast, challenging, and just f*#%ing fun.
– The prizes provided by CFR alone are worth the entry. We are working on other sponsors, so expect some great gifts
Registration is OPEN, so grab a partner from the opposite gender and have some fun. Click here for registration.
CFB/White Sox outing Friday May 20. Sox vs KC with fireworks following game. We have a sign up sheet for those who can/want to attend. We already have the minimum 20 people signed up so we are just waiting on the White Sox to get back to us with pricing and details. If you plan to attend please add your name to the sheet so we can reserve our spot at the Pre-Game Picnic and get seats. We will order a bus to transport us to and from the game.
We are working on the Summer social calendar. A few events we are working on but looking for feedback. Please reply in “comments”
-Mid Day Golf Outing.
-Adult Gymnastics at Morgan Park Gymnastics Center. Open Gym every Friday from 8:00-9:30pm. $10
-Saturday Team Swim WOD at Alsip Pool (Date TBD)
Save the date for the Third Annual CFB Pool Party at Beetle and Angie’s Tiki hut. Saturday June 25. Mark it in your calendar.
For those who have taken a shine to Olympic Lifting, there are a few events coming up that we can get you trained for and get you involved. If you are interested email me at email@example.com and we can set you up with a training program which will prep you for any upcoming meets.
-June 11 @ Sayre Park Summer Open
-September 10@ CrossFit Construct, Chicago Open
-September 11@ CrossFit Alpha Dog Meet