Welcome to “The Box,” our way to regularly communicate with you to share the latest information. If you have any suggestions for “The Box,” talk to Tammy, Mike or one of the coaches to share your ideas! We want to hear from you…
The last couple of weeks have been busy at the box. The CFA staff have been meeting often to talk about how to improve our gym, bringing on new Level 1s to shadow coaches and to prepare for the CrossFit Games Open 2013.
CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN
For many of us who love CrossFit, the year truly begins in March. It begins when that first WOD is announced and the anticipation begins. This year, CFA wanted to make an event out of the Open WODs. Every Saturday, starting March 9th, the Open WODs will be held at the box from 10:30 am onwards. It’s hard to determine how long the WODs will take. At present, CFA has 27 members signed up to participate in the Open! We are proud of this and hope that the members who are not signed up to compete can contribute something to support the team.
How can you support us? Every competitor needs cheerleaders. Encourage one of your coaches to finish the WOD and watch them as they are watching you each time you are doing your WOD. Bring a salad or something to contribute to the potluck that will be held every Saturday and bring your own meat to grill afterwards. We don’t intend to run off, we want to hang out after every WOD. Let’s grow our community! Can we count on you?
In March 2013, we changed the time of our first evening classes from Monday – Wednesday. We are now beginning at 17:00. While we were a little nervous that Monday’s class might either be empty or the participants late – it was incredible to walk in and see a full class! It looks like the 17:00 time will work out perfectly. Thanks to our members for being on time and participating.
During the Open, our Saturday WODs will begin at 09:00. This is to facilitate the Open WODs for the athletes. Because the Open WODs are announced on Thursday mornings in Europe, it is important that we create structure for the duration. If you are participating in the 09:00 WOD on Saturdays, please remember to be on time for that too. The class will be one hour in duration, not as long as our usual Saturday WODs but they will still challenge you!
Do you ever wonder who you should talk to about any concerns you have at the box? We’re making that easy! Here’s your “Who’s Who”:
Mike – Owner / Coach
You can talk to Mike about anything. He loves to hear your thoughts and feedback. With all the great changes we’ve had at the box in the last few months, I’m sure he’d be happy to hear how you like the new equipment etc.
Mike is working with Todd and Patrick on the overall WOD programming. If you have any feedback or questions about the WODs, please talk to Mike and let him know your concerns.
Tammy – Box Manager / Marketing / Photography
Questions about your contract? Feedback about the box? Questions about classes or any of the times? Ask Tammy. Tammy is also Mike’s backup when he’s not around. Tammy is behind Facebook and also posts on our website. Have you seen any of the photos we post? A lot of them are her work.
If you want to organize something with your work team to do a CrossFit event as “team building,” talk to Tammy about the prices and possibilities. We would love to host your gang for a soul crushing time at the box.
Nick – Head Coach / Lifting
Nick is the Head Coach at CFA. What does this mean exactly? Nick is behind the development of the coaching team and works hard to bring structure into the hour that you spend at the box. He works with the coaches to make sure they are comfortable in what they are coaching you on. If you have any feedback about the coaches, let Nick know – but let your coach know too.
Nick offers Personal Training classes to those who are interested in taking their fitness to the next level. Talk to Tammy if you’re interested.
Mary – Zen Planner & Admin
Not only is Mary a coach at the box, but she’s also behind Zen Planner and helps out with a lot of the administrative topics we have at the box. If you have trouble with your login or registering for a class, let Mary know and she can help you out.
Mary will be working with Sandy to create a strong Nutrition page for our website. Stay tuned for that coming in the near future!
Mary offers Personal Training and Nutrition classes to those who are interested in taking their fitness to the next level. Talk to Tammy if you’re interested.
Todd & Patrick – Programming Gurus
Todd and Patrick coach and program many of our soul crushing WODs. It seems easy to do, but believe me, a lot of planning goes into making sure your WODs meet your needs and challenge you. If you have a specific movement you just love…why not talk to them or send them an email to ask if they’d add it into the programming?
CFA Coaching Staff
We have so many great coaches on our staff. Take some time to be coached by them and learn the different styles, techniques and cues they use to coach you through the movements. Ask questions and let them support you!
If you are a new member to the box, please do take a moment to introduce yourself to the coach if you haven’t met them yet. While our coaches do look out for new faces, sometimes we overlook it!
That’s it for this week! Time to move on to finalizing the plans for Saturday’s WOD 13.1.