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Sunday February 9, 2014

Open Gym: 9:00-11:00am CF Kids: Varsity (13-17 years)11:00-12:00noon JV (6-12 years) 12:00-12:35pm

News/Notes:

There will be no Yoga this Wednesday night.

Congratulations Katie N on your first T2B and T2Rings.  Great job, all your hard work, steady attendance is paying off.

We are working hard on the new building.  Things are coming along and we are hoping to be WODding in there this week (Saturday at the latest)  Flooring is down and rig is going up, painters are done and we are striping the wall ball targets.  While we have done so much, there is still details which need to be taken care of.  So, while we will be able to begin working out, we still have some work to do to finish.  We are moving nicely and the outpouring of volunteers who have stopped in to help has been overwhelming.   So much has been done by so few.  The tireless work put in to making the space come along has been nothing short of phenomenal.  We want to thank those who have worked so hard over the past couple of months.  Dave, and Dennis have been working around the clock to try and meet the deadline. Rick, Sonntag, Randy, Beetle, Richie, you all have helped this all come together and we are grateful.  Mr. Burns was instrumental in the painting with, Jackie, Angie, Ashley and Jail painting too.  Erik S came by to help with some electrical and flooring and Ken has helped me all over the place..  Thanks Katie and Jenny for coming by and relieving some of the painting from me.  Freddie, and Sewnig who worked so hard getting the floor square and started  then got help from Bill.  Steve Marino finished with the floor and turf today to make the place really look like a Box now.  You guys have made a mountain of work come down to where I can see the other side.  Thank you all so much for your time and efforts.  It's gonna be great, and I am so excited to begin this new chapter of CFB in such a great new space.

We are going into week 11 of our 12 week Oly strength program.  The last week of February (right before the Open) we will re-test to see what kinds of gains you all have made.  We have already seen 1RMs get crushed and we are eager to see the final results.  Technique and form have improved dramatically and we are so happy to see the progress.  We hope you are feeling stronger in the strict pull ups.  Now we are at the home stretch, let's start weening ourselves off the bands we have been using for so long.  Let's trim back the bands and see how we do in reps.  Sure the rep count might go down, but let's us that as a measure to build on.  We have seen a lot of barriers broken in this young 2014 and we want to see it continue.  You guys have so much strength and potential it is a pleasure to watch and coach.

Our new CF Kids schedule is active now.  Please note the changes and for those who couldn't attend Mondays, we now have Sunday sessions.  This is a great program, MK and Ashley are fantastic and it is a great way to have the kids expel energy on these cold dreary days. The new schedule looks like this. Sunday's: Varsity (13-17 years)  11am-12:00pm,   JV (6-12 years) 12:00pm-12:35pm Monday's: JV Moves to Sunday.   Varsity (13-17 years)  5:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday's JV (6-12 years) 4:10-4:45pm, Varsity (13-17 years) 5:00pm-6:00pm

The CrossFit Games Open will begin Thursday February 27.  The Open is a great opportunity to test your training against every other CrossFitter on earth.  Who knows? maybe we have the next Rich Froning/Sam Briggs and don't even know it.  Once the Open begins we will cancel Team WODs on Saturday to offer heats to participate in the Open.  That means every Saturday from March 1 to Saturday March 29 we will not be running Team WODs.  If you can not do the WOD Saturday we can run you through it Friday or Sunday with a judge.    This is an amazing time of year as the community building is tremendous and the atmosphere is electric.  The CrossFit Game Open registration is live and you can sign up for $20.  We encourage everyone to participate just to get a feel for where we as a box and as individual athletes sit in this world of CrossFit.  Sign up here: https://games.crossfit.com/competition