Ever dreamt of combining a couple CrossFit WODs, biking a 5k, running a 5k, and hiking Camelback to create the perfect team competition? Probably not because its just too crazy! December 11th, 2016, Full Strength, will be hosting “Break the Camel(s)back” for the 2nd time!
So being one of the original CrossFit gyms in the Valley we decided to make this a fun day and go back to the roots of CrossFit. While this is a competition we want to avoid turning this into a “CrossFit Games” mentality and complain about awful judging. THIS IS FOR FUN! We will be donating for a great cause…with that said…you will be counting reps for your team. Yes, this is on the honor system. We will have RX and a scaled divisions. You are not winning $5,000 or securing a spot for regionals. We are doing a day where you know your money spent is going to the AAWL…not our gym bank account to buy new equipment. If you want to have a blast…this is the competition for you. If you want prize money and think its dumb we don’t have legit certified judges…hold off on this because you may decide that CrossFit Competitions are actually just for fun and should be run for a good cause.
Coach Emily decided to throw out the idea of a CF Comp based off of Triathlons. At first it sounded crazy, but we sold out in 48 hours. With 50 teams (150 people) and only 2000 sq feet we had the perfect competition. We couldn’t host it again because we knew it would grow and we didn’t have the space. Now we have 5,000 sq feet and want to blow this up!
Currently the day is planned out as:
Athlete 1: WOD1- WOD at Full Strength Athlete 2: WOD2- Bike to trailhead at Camelback Mountain/Run back to gym (about 5K) Athlete 3: WOD3- Hike Camelback; Bike back to gym Athletes 1,2,3: WOD4- Group/team WOD at Full Strength
This summer, beginning May 31, CFFS is offering weekly morning “CrossFit Kids” camp sessions. CrossFit Kids is a fun, active way to teach kids physical, and social skills while building confidence. Children learn foundation movements (squat, push ups, climbing, jumping, gymnastics movements), but more importantly, they continue to learn and build on being able to follow directions, listen, communicate, and play with others.
Each class is coached by professionals, who have competed at some of the highest levels in CrossFit and have multiple certifications. They work with children and adults year-round on functional-fitness, at all skill levels. CrossFit Full Strength is one of the oldest affiliates in the Valley.
Develop the skills to become a BETTER ATHLETE: be faster, be more explosion, be stronger, be more well rounded. Your child will get 4 days each week packed with different movements in a safe and fun environment. This is unlike any other athlete camp your child has done before!
WHEN: Starts May 31st, 930am-11am
WHERE: CrossFit Full Strength
WHO: Boys and Girls 7-14 years old
PRICE: 1 Week = $60. Multiple weeks and multiple children receive huge discounts!
We are one of the oldest CrossFit Kids program in the city! Help your child get to the next level by signing them up ONLINE.
If your child is on a current membership these classes will take the place of our normal class. Just let Gayle know and she will get them signed up.
Its official….Registration for the CrossFit Open is live. You can now register for the 5 week Open competition and compete along with thousands of CrossFitters from around the world. This is the first step to getting to the Home Depot Center as an individual or as an Affiliate Team.
February 25nd CrossFit Headquarters will release the first workout of 5 for CrossFitters to do either at home or at a registered Affiliate. CrossFit Full Strength will have this workout scheduled each Saturday so members can participate easily.
You are probably thinking, “What if I just started or am not planning on advancing?”
Gayle’s answer, “Do it to be a part of something at the gym and to support CrossFit Full Strength!”
Maybe you haven’t even done your first CrossFit class and you are reading this…SIGN UP Maybe you have been a member for 5 years and just don’t feel like doing it…SIGN UP Maybe you feel you aren’t good enough (YOU ARE!)…SIGN UP Maybe you have no idea what I’m even talking about…SIGN UP Maybe you can’t lift as much as Coach Luz (No one can)…SIGN UP
Everything is scalable no matter what your level is at the gym. This is great way to embrace the CrossFit community.
We are encouraging all FS Members to register for the Open regardless if you plan on competing. The more members we have on these Saturday classes the more fun it will be for everyone and raise the energy. At Full Strength we have some amazing athletes that have aspirations of advancing to Regionals for their first time as well as athletes that will be repeat competitors at Regionals. Lets all support each other by participating.
Registration for the Open is $20 and you can register through CrossFit HERE.
Do you feel that you could improve upon your flexibility and range of motion? Would you like to maximize your training potential and be able to recover faster each time you jump into a CrossFit workout?
“Being able to use your full range of motion while performing a strength building exercise first requires flexibility, and then mobility is used to move the load through your full range of motion utilizing strength.”
Flexibility and mobility can mean many things. An accurate definition means that you have exceptional range of motion during most of your gym movements, you are free of pain and soreness more than the average person, and you have very few nagging restrictions and tight areas in the body.
So what happens when you reach this level?
You feel heated and supple before each workout
Your body recovers from workouts faster
Those nagging pains in your neck, shoulders, and legs decrease
You are able to front and back squat deeper than you currently do
Shoulder tightness decreases allowing you to press overhead with ease
Tipping forward at the bottom of a wall ball or thruster reduces
You begin to develop better balance and strength during single leg pistols
You notice progress in your wrist and shoulder flexibility during a front squat and clean
Overall body pain and sorenss is reduced, with injury potential at it’s lowest
You maximize your deadlift, snatch, and overhead squat strength giving you that extra bump up you needed in your PR. (Yes, flexibility assists strength and power!)
Join Damian Motlo for our upcoming CrossFit Fullstrength “Maximize Your Mobility” Class.
Register online for a single class or all 4.
1 class is $20 or do all 4 for $40
Classes will be at 10am August 15, 22, 29, and September 5.
did so well that we are running it through the month of July. Camp is Monday through Thursday from 9:30am-11am. This camp is only $60 for the week or $200 for the month. Your child will gain confidence, strength, more body awareness, and just walk out knowing that they can do something that most kids don’t do! We do not baby sit…we coach your child to be the best that he/she can be.
For more information please email Gayle at email@example.com or show up monday morning at 9:30am.
This last month we had kids back squat, press, olympic lift, and surpass what they thought they could do. Your child should be lifting…in the right environment. You have no idea what 1 week of CrossFit will do for your child…
Come check out CrossFit Full Strength this Summer. Develop the skills to become a BETTER ATHLETE: be faster, be more explosion, be stronger, be more well rounded. Your child will get a week packed with different movements in a safe and fun environment. This is unlike any other athlete camp your child has done before!
We have several members doing this competition. If you are interested in competing there are spots available. They have 1, 2, and 4 person teams. Co-ed and same sex teams available. The workouts are posted:
Details are also on FACEBOOK. Register online HERE. If you have questions please let me know. It would be awesome to get some gym support at this event If you are doing the workouts programmed at Full Strength…you can do this competition! Competing is fun and great way to get involved int eh community. We already have people signed up for this so if you are interested we will get a meeting together this Sunday. Just email me ASAP.