Thanks for your interest in training with us at CFSW. Here’s the quick guide to getting started.
Step 1: Check out this page, or click the “Get Started” tab on the menu bar above and to the left.
Step 2: Take a look at the available options, and decide on the appropriate path (Foundations, Jump Start, 1-on-1 training). Not sure?Feel free to contact us, and we can work with you to help you make the right choice.
Step 3: If you are an experience CrossFitter or athlete, you may be able to move straight into the classes. Here is a handy list of skills and movements that you should be able to demonstrate competently.
Anyone interested in getting in on a rowing challenge and raising some money for charity? The goal: row 100,000 meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is a small group of people who are going to be participating.
You’ll need to create an online logbook here, and then let Ken know ASAP so we can get everyone coordinated.
We will be open from 10 a - 12 p on Monday, 11/11/13 for Open Gym. Workout will be provided, or do your own.
*We are scheduled to do a CrossFit Total Monday or Tuesday this week (I didn’t take Veteran’s Day into account when programming), and we’ve done Murph on Veteran’s Day for 8 years now. So: Your first 2 workouts of the week will be the Total and Murph. Personally, I would do the Total first…
Re-Opening Party and Partner Workout Challenge 9/28!
Please join us this Saturday, September 28th, as we ‘Officially’ celebrate our new location! We’ve been tackling projects all summer (and will continue to do so), and we’re ready to show things off!
Schedule of Events:
830 class as normal
930 - 12-ish Open House/Public Welcome. Invite friends, family, whomever. Anne (who will be running the Kids’ program) will be there with some games and activities, and we’ll be running heats of our Partner Workout Challenge!
Around 12, we will be closing down the public portion of the day for a CFSW only Potluck/BBQ.
Hope to see you here!
Details for THE PARTNER CHALLENGE!
In the grand tradition of the CFSW Members Only competition of ‘12 and the Weightlifting meet over the summer, we’ll be running a Partner Workout Challenge Saturday.
We’ll have heats beginning sometime around 9 am, and running about every 30 minutes or so (or as needed), until everyone is done.
There will be prizes awarded for the top Male, Female, and Co-ed teams. At least one member of each team must be a CFSW member (or Alumnus).
This will be a ‘CrossFit’ style workout, but designed so that you’ll still be able to enjoy the BBQ afterward. There WILL be scaled options, but prizes will only be awarded to the top teams that complete the workout Rx’d.
Last-minute registration will be allowed to accommodate peer pressure, but advance notice will be appreciated. We’ll have a sign up sheet at the gym, you may email us or just comment below (with the name of your partner).
Ben here, and today I want to discuss having a sense of PURPOSE!
So Strap in and Hang on, because we are about to get all sorts of “moto” up in here!
When I was discharged from the military in July of 2006, I was high on the fact that I was able to walk my sister down the aisle on her wedding day (a goal that I had set, when I was still in the hospital)! It gave me such a sense of accomplishment since the Doctors told me that I would not be able to because of my injuries. However, I was not about to let that stop me, so I charged forward till I accomplished my goal!
Fast forward a couple months and I found myself not only without a goal, but also with the feeling of worthlessness and lingering depression. Couple that with my nightmares and anxiety and I was a mess. I honestly didn’t know what to do. I did drink quite a bit to numb the embarrassment and pain that I was experiencing in my life.
This living aimlessly continued for about three years. Then one day, I heard a guy speaking about goals as a way to guide your life, and I decided I would give it a try. So, my first goal I set was go to the gym 5 times a week. So I set up a “plan of attack,” of making time and went after my goal. The sense of accomplishment and purpose I got in return was incredible. It was so rewarding I decided to apply it other aspects of my life, bother professional and personal.
As I progressed I found that setting little goals were nice, but I found myself losing momentum. What I found was I was setting goals I KNEW I could reach, and not setting a goal to reach something that was outside my comfort zone and seems a little crazy! So I decided to set HUGE goals! Goals that will require me to step outside of my comfort zone, learn more and really make me stretch and push myself as a person and that is what I want to challenge you guys to do.
I want you to set some small goals, but also a HUGE goal, something that requires you to “stretch” and to get a little uncomfortable. My big goal is by December I want to give a motivational speech to a big corporation. Does it scare me? YES!!!! In order for me to grow, I must step outside my comfort zone, as do you too!! I dare you to set a goal and COMMIT to it!!!!!! Write it down and review it every day, closing your eyes and visioning it every day! Then you will believe that it is POSSIBLE!!!!!!
I hope you guys are have an outstanding day!!! Holla back!!!
Here is a quote to think about, when you are setting your goals.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Just a reminder, we still have a few of the discounted 10-3 student memberships available for $60! And to accommodate those folks (and everyone else), we’ll be adding some new classes toward the end of next week.
Beginning 8/15, we’ll be adding a class at 1030 am and a Foundations class at 1 pm, Monday - Friday.
Question for you all: would anyone be interested in opening up a morning session for the Olympic Weightlifting class? Please comment below or contact Ken if you would be up for it.
We would like to offer a hearty congratulations to Sara, competing in the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland over the weekend. She won the Hammer Throw Gold Medal with a WPFG World Record throw! She’ll compete later this week with her brother in the Toughest Competitor Alive competition. We’ll keep you updated as we hear results.
Member's Only Weightlifting Meet and Potluck 8/17/13
We needed an excuse to have a barbecue, and everyone likes to pick up heavy things! So, we are going to have a mock weightlifting meet on Saturday, August 17th. We’ll plan to start about 11, but final schedule will depend on the number of competitors.
This marks the end of the first 4 week cycle for the Olympic Weightlifting class, so it will be a perfect opportunity to establish new 1 RMs before we start our next cycle.
We also have people who have expressed an interest in competing in Olympic Weightlifting. This event will give you an opportunity to experience a competition. We will be following USAW rules.
Please note: this is a FUN event! You DO NOT need to be actively competing (or even interested in competing) to register!
Come out and compete (and win prizes!)! Come out and support your friends! Come on out and grill something!
Competition is limited to CFSW members, but anyone is welcome to join us to watch and BBQ.
$10 to compete, free to spectate. Registration is online only, deadline is 8/15. To register, click here. You must be be signed into your Front Desk profile to be able to register. It is listed under the ‘Plans and Passes’ tab.
Call or contact us with questions or for further details.
BRING A DISH FOR THE POTLUCK!! (Or just scrounge off of your friends…)
Some of you have already guessed the identity of our mystery man from a few days ago. Ben and his lovely wife trained with us previously (before moving to the far side of the world), and Ben has coached off and on at CFSW for the last few years. We’re pleased to let you know that he’ll be back coaching, starting next week.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure, I’ll allow Ben to introduce himself:
I am a proud Marine, and I served in Ramadi, Iraq in 2005-06’. During my tour, a Humvee I was riding in, was struck by a roadside bomb killing two of my fellow Marines and leaving me with a right-leg amputation. Needless to say, the incident changed my life forever.
When I was first discharged I was lost. I wasn’t sure what to do with my life; so I floated around from job to job, and drank A LOT to help me cope with insecurity and my loss.
In 2009, I moved to Seattle, WA and that’s where I was introduced to Crossfit Northwest. The community was surprisingly receptive and supportive to me participating in the programs. I loved it! So I kept going back, and found that it was helping me cope with my nightmares and emotional symptoms associated with PTSD. It also rekindled the love I had for lifting weights that I discovered when I was in Iraq.
When I moved down to Tempe, AZ in 2010, I found another great community of people at CrossFit Southwest. What surprised me was the way that people here were also motivated and inspired by my story of recovery. I loved the fact I could inspire people to live better and overcome obstacles.
As a result, I wanted to increase my knowledge about the science behind lifting so I could improve my coaching abilities. Over the last couple years I have aquired several fitness certifications; such as, Crossfit level 1, and USAW Olympic Weightlifting
I look forward to blasting steel with you and assisting you in reaching your goals!
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We’re upgrading our business systems to a member management system called Front Desk. This includes our website and the online tools that are available for you to manage your schedule at CFSW. With Front Desk you can log in from your smartphone or computer to see your account details, update credit card information, sign our electronic waiver, and manage how you want to be notified about appointments, classes, courses, and events.
You’ll receive a verification email with another link to the site to set your password.
You’ll receive a second email asking you to sign our electronic waiver. Electronic waivers are an integrated component of our new system, which is a huge improvement on our old paper waivers. Unfortunately, we can’t transfer your current waiver.
3. If your membership is automatically charged, you will need to update your method of payment.
If you have any problems confirming your account or are unsure of the email address we have on file for you, please email me at email@example.com.
We’re excited about these changes—especially that the tools are mobile so you can check your schedule of services at CFSW and manage your membership anywhere, anytime.
Please let us know how you like our new Front Desk, and thank you!
We are pleased to introduce a new student membership option:
With the budget-conscious student in mind, we will be offering a limited number of “10 - 3” memberships at a discounted rate! For $60/month, you will be able to attend any weekday (Monday-Friday) class from 10 am - 3 pm.
Beginning on August 15th, among the new classes we will be offering will be classes at 10 am, and 1 pm, and the plan is to begin offering additional classes in September (subject to demand).
These memberships will become available on Monday, July 21st, and will activate on August 15th. We are only offering 40 of these memberships, on a first come, first served basis.
Keep an eye out for further information to be posted Monday!
We’ll be starting an Olympic Weightlifting-specific class time next week. Initially, we’ll be meeting from 5 - 7(?) pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 930-1130 am on Saturdays. We may end up extending that to 730 or 8 pm in the future. The plan would be to expand that schedule to Monday-Thursday as interest warrants.
If you are interested in attending, please talk to one of us either next time you’re in the gym, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an open time slot, intended to be for those of you who would like to work specifically on improving your Olympic lifts. There will be a workout provided, or you can bring your own, and you will be able to show up and receive instruction and supervision. You should be at least moderately proficient at the Olympic lifts (e.g., this is not intended to be a ‘learn how to’ class).
Many thanks to everyone that came by Saturday to help move the entire gym in about 4 hours!
Our new address is 1848 E. University Dr (University just east of McClintock). We share a wall with Napa Auto Parts on one side, and our friends at Gustavo Dantas BJJ on the other. We hope that you are as excited about the move as we are.
We will be holding classes as normal beginning Monday, 6/3, but please bear with us over the next few weeks as we continue to settle in. It’s likely to be a summer-long process, but we’ll be able to train around a lot of the activity.
We will have no changes to the schedule for Saturday May 25. Monday (Memorial Day) we will have an open gym from 9 am -11 am only. There will be a workout provided, or you may choose to work on something of your choosing. Please note that we will be closing down at 11 am, so plan accordingly.
Pardon the lack of recent postings, things have been a bit stressful lately, and I’ve been pulled in many directions. We’ve been a bit better about the Facebook page, so please check us out there.
What have we been up to? Well, among other things, I am pleased to Officially Announce that we are moving!
We’ll be located at 1848 E. Unversity Drive, Just east of McClintock on University—right next to Napa Auto Parts and GD JIu Jitsu.
We officially take possession today, and we’re hoping to complete the build out and have things ready to move in by the weekend of the 18th of May. Keep an eye out, we’ll keep you posted as the timeline develops.