Apps, snacks, Bring a spectator, and 80's theme. Dress up as you were Jane Fonda
CF Kids:JV(6-12 years)11:00-11:35am
...And the winners are...Team 1! By a squeaker. 1 point is all that seperated Team 1 from Team 4 in the Nutrition Challenge. While Team 1 cleaned up on the mini WODs, Team 4 had amazing success in both inches lost as well as "Christine" performance. Our Biggest Loser was MKC with some impressive numbers both off the scale as well as inches lost. And our biggest winner was Jackie "Old Style" Garcia with the biggest improvement on "Christine."
It was a tight race through the entire month and everyone should be proud of their performance. The improvements on "Christine" are both a testimonial to your training, your nutrition as well as your participation. While 6 days a week is hard both mentally and physiclly, the results don't lie. Even though the challenge is over and there is no prize, think of the reward of continuing 5 days a week and sticking with your good nutrition intake. I think you will be very happy you did.
There is still time to sign up for the Open online. Take that leap and see where you measure up with 400,000 peopel around the world. If you are military, police, fire, student, teacher, nurse you can measure yourself amongst your colleagues. If you have already signed up for the Open, scores for 18.1 must be submitted to, https://games.crossfit.com/ by 7pm Monday evening. There are no exception. Not entering your score on the site will get you a 0 for the week.
Week 2's Friday Night Lights theme: '80's workout! Dress in your best neon colors and leg warmers. Also bring a snack or appetizer. Plus if you bring a spectator to your workout (both Friday or Saturday) you will earn your team 1 point. If your spectator signs up for On-Ramp your team will earn 5 more points.
You can still perform 18.1 Monday. We try not to have you wait till Monday as we move on with our regular programming. Plus, it is a strain on the staff to get you a judge and run a seperate clock. Please try to get the Open WODs in Friday or Saturday. They will be programmed every Friday as our daily WOD and replace Team WOD on Saturdays. If you can't attend Friday Night Lights you can perform it during regular AM sessions.
Team Unicorn Fury Led by Ashley Mizuno and Charlie JGus Knox
Ed O'Keefe, Carolyn Raleigh, Gee Marie John Metzger, Kathy, Bill O'Donnell, Timothy J. Moles, Marianne Coffey, Louis Sandovol, Kylee Sternquist, Ade Bey, Tim G, Leah Smith.
Team Super Sloth Led by Liz Metcalf and Shawn
Brian Chronister, Victoria Willis, Trent, Erin Garrett Michael Acevedo, Meghan Tomasek, Matt Gainer, Allison Krucek, Kelly McGrail, Jim Sink, Jennifer B, Christine, Brett.
Team Fighting Pandas Led by Jenny Navadomskis and Nick
Lisa Days-Martin Brian McArdle, Chuck Hutton, Lynne Panazzo, Jon Mikuzis, Jocelyn Jones, Pinche Tim Gainer, Mercedes Davila Fehsel, Maria McMullen, Faarooq Lowe, Julia Panozzo, Andre, Kelsey
Team Angry Turtles Led by Halle Engel and John Mc
Jaymi Pendleton, Paul Metcalf, Phil Trotter, Kate Walsh, Timothy Bennett, Sarah Reed, Loreen Pappas, Julio Esparza, PJ, Erin Bergin Grandys, Kathryn Semlow, Jill Metcalf
Here is how you can win some swag and earn your team points for bragging rights as the FITTEST ON THE SOUTHSIDE:
Scoring will consist of earning points based on performance. Points will be awarded to each gender based on the number of participants in bot Rx and Scaled. So Scaled athletes can earn as many points as Rx athletes thus leveling the playing field for those of you who are new to CFB, have an injury which will prohibit Rx movement, or just need to scale simply because of complexity/degree of difficulty of the prescribed movements any given week. Every team has an opportunity to win no matter what. With the high numbers of participants and team members the scoring will bounce all over the place thus affording equal opportunity to will the whole shebang!
Apart from straight scoring we will be offering additional points each week in a range of categories.
- Anyone who PRs or gets a first in a Weekly WOD will earn 5 points
- If during any week you have a friend come to watch your Open performance you will get 1 point/5 points if your friend signs up for On-Ramp during the Open.
- If your entire team performs the weekly Open WOD that team will get 10 points
- If you perform better than last years Open WOD (the repeater) you will earn 5 points
- During Week 3 (March 9) we will run a costume theme based on your teams mascot. The best costumes, which fulfill the theme we suggest, will win 10 extra points.
- Set your calendar for Saturday March 31 for the awards banquet to celebrate all the successes and the presentation of the CFB Affiliate Cup. We will have a BBQ cook-off where recipes will be judged and 10 points will be awarded to the top dish.
Our friends at Impact Physical Therapy/Chicago Recovery Room are running a CrossFit Games special for their Recovery Room. Compression boots, compression sleeves, Muscle stimulation, Ice Plunge Bath, Ice/Heat packs, Kineseo Tape application and general tune up for performance enhancement before WODs. 5 visits $75/10 visits $130 (a savings of $5/$7 per visit) Check them out here or give them a call.
We will set up the TV on Thursday evenings to watch the live announcement at the Box. All are invited and welcome to hang out and watch the Games athletes then perform the workouts.
Week 2 matchup (March 1):Patrick Vellner vs. Noah Ohlsen
Week 3 matchup (March 8): Masters Athletes, Kyle Kasperbauer vs.Neil Maddux
Week 4 matchup (March 15):Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson vs. Scott Panchik
Week 5 matchup (March 22):Annie Thorisdottir vs. Sara Sigmundsdottir vs. Katrin Davidsdottir
We have a new protein vendor, Ascent Protein. On Friday March 23 Courtney from Ascent will be in the Box for Friday Night Lights making protein shakes and explaining the products.
We would love to get positive "Athlete Testimonials" to post on the new CFB web page. We want to share our community with the neighborhood and surrounding areas and your testimonials are so important in giving people confidence to come through our doors. If you have some free time and have good things to say about your CFB experience, please jot it down. We would love to share it. Thanks in advance.
PARENTS: Please, please keep an eye on your children if you bring them to the box. We understand sitting in the lobby is no fun for them, but this is a safety issue. Barbells come down hard from overhead and can not be stopped even if a child runs out onto the floor. The staff is not responsible for keeping your children in the lobby area and should not have to police them.
Also, please clean up after your children. The coaches are not babysitters or maids for your kids. If you bring food/drink for you children please be accountable for it before you leave. This request is no different than asking you to put away equipment and should not fall on the staff. We are between two restaurants and we do not want to draw rodents into our space.