Super Sunday!!

So before we move forward into February lets do a quick recap of January….

We attacked our goats last month and made some significant progress. Some of the highlights being Rob and Stacy both stringing multiple kipping pull-ups together, and everyone making significant improvements in there chosen area of weakness.  The lowlight being the fact that I still have an appalling beard and continue to look ridiculous.

Also as a whole, we took on the task of improving our flexibility and range of motion.  I can definitely see the difference, the efficiency and range of motion has improved markedly in the WODs over the past month. We will continue to address ROM issues in our classes post WOD.  However if you feel like flexibility is a major issue personally I offer you, the couch series from  San Francisco CrossFit.

Hips
Calves
Quads

And of course all you need for our contract relax hamstring stretch is a towel or jump rope.  All of these stretches can be performed in the comfort of you own livingroom and should be done 2 to 3 times a day for maximum results. 

Now on to February!!! 

If you haven’t been in for the ever popular, Saturday morning announcements with Boone and Wes then I will bring you up to speed.  

Next Saturday we will be holding Saturday morning workout at 7 AM instead of the usual 10 AM. Austin is lucky enough to host this years “CrossFit Affiliate Gathering”.  The conference starts at 9 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Boone and I will be attending, so save downtown for Saturday night and set your alarms nice and early on Saturday. You might learn a few things from the guest coaches we’ll have in gym during the gathering. 

Next, we will be taking a field trip to Town Lake on February 14th check out the details HERE or navigate to events section on the right hand of the screen. Sweatin with your Sweetheart is going to be a damn good time.  

Finally put the 21st down on you calendar as well.  Shane and Tristy have graciously volunteered there home for a Potluck late lunch and nutrition lecture.  Again see the details HERE or navigate over to the events section. 

That’s all I’ve got for now, enjoy the big game!!

Grand Opening WOD!

Our Grand Opening workout  will be done in a “Fight Gone Bad” format with a few tweaks of the exercises. Below is the explanation for the WOD as well as the exercises.

In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. Three total rounds. The stations are:

  1. Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
  2. Tire Flips: (Reps)
  3. Kettlebell Swings: 1.5 pood (Reps)
  4. Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
  5. Double Unders (Reps)

The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of “rotate,” the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep.

**Click HERE to sign up and compete in the WOD**

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow

Thanksgiving Week Hours

We will be open Monday through Wednesday of this week.  The rest of November it is free for anyone to come to our new location (8708 S. Congress Ste. A-180) and try CrossFit.

Thanksgiving Week Hours:
Monday 11/24 6:30 AM to 10 AM, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Tuesday 11/25 6:30 AM to 10 AM, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Wednesday 11/26 6:30 AM to 10 AM

Hope to see everyone at the new facility!

Brittany Tuck Memorial Fundraiser and Grand Opening

CrossFit Austin would like to invite you to our grand opening on December 6th, 2008.  The festivities will include free BBQ, drinks (beer, water, soda, etc.), and plenty of other fun. We will be holding a WOD (workout-of-the-day) competition for all you CrossFitters.  All the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Brittany Tuck Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

For more information, to register for the competition, or make a donation CLICK HERE.

Come out and help us celebrate this exciting step for CrossFit Austin, and support a worthy cause!

Welcome to CrossFit Austin!

Welcome to CrossFit Austin! We are excited to announce the launch of our website and our subsequent free outdoor workouts.  Our temporary free outdoor workouts will be held at Town Lake Monday through Friday and in the parking lot of 8708 S. Congress on Saturday mornings. Please feel free to browse around the site. You will find the workout schedule here and more info about CrossFit here. Check in regularly for workouts, posted times, and announcements. Please email or call us with any questions. We are excited and dedicated to “Forge Elite Fitness” here in Austin, TX.

Wes Kimball and Boone Putney
Co-Founders CrossFit Austin

“The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.” – Greg Glassman Founder of CrossFit

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