Welcome New Members!

July brought in this great group of new members! Just in case you haven’t had the chance to get sweaty with them yet, we would like to introduce all of them to the entire CrossFit Austin community!

Valeria Alcocer Chris Bostock Melanie Dunn Kelcey Fojtik
Emily Glowka Monica Gonzalez Courtney Hanson Jeff Jackson
Tanner Johnson Roland Klober Andre Lacquement Chet Lange
John Muniz Jahvon Newton Johnny Norris Jason Perkins
Jannica Py Aubray “TJ” Rivera Blaz Ruzic Jessica Seale
Daniela Shoup Megan Standley Carlos Torres Jordan Willford
Allyson Wright Joseph Zuniga    

Welcome, we are so glad to have you join us! Keep an eye out for upcoming community Events, we hope to see y’all there! 

Ladies’ Jazz Dance Class & Happy Hour


Have you ever wanted to take a dance class with your girlfriends? If so, here is your chance! On Friday, August 16th, our very own talented dancer, Genevieve, will be teaching a FREE 60 minute Jazz Dance Class starting at 7:00pm! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a professional dancer to participate.  Just sign-up, grab your favorite girls, bring your favorite refreshment, wear your favorite tights, and be ready to have a blast!

Register Here!

*Cancelled* Southside Athletics Informational Meeting

Do you have a specialty you’d love to home in on? Is gaining strength your biggest goal? Do Olympic lifts keep you up at night? Are you ready to take your performance to the next level?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Southside Athletics is the place for you.
Southside Athletics is the new home of Southside Barbell, Southside Strength, and Southside Performance. These three programs provide athletes with semi-private programing, access to 5 specialty classes per month, and unlimited Open Gym access.
If you are interested in learning more, be sure to join us at 6:30pm on August 8th for an informational meeting led by Coach Aaron
*No registration necessary

Athlete Open 2013

CrossFit Austin’s 2nd Annual Athlete Open



What is the Athlete Open? 

Part CrossFit. Part Track & Field. Part Olympic Weightlifting. The Athlete Open was created as an event to bring together competitors across diverse backgrounds and disciplines in a broad competition of strength and conditioning. Visit athleteopen.com to learn more!

When/Where is the Athlete Open?

Saturday, September 28th at the Texas School for the Deaf (1102 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX)
How do I sign-up?
Registration will open at 10:00 am on August 7th. Click here to register

Early Bird 10:00 AM August 7th – 10:00 AM August 21 (or until sold out)

20 Individual Pro Spots available: $80 (Male & Female Divisions)
30 Individual Amateur and Masters Spots available: $80 (Male & Female Divisions)
15 Team Spots available: $260 per team (2 gals & 2 guys)

 Standard 10:01 AM August 21 – 10:00 AM September 13

30 Individual Pro Spots available: $100 (Male & Female Divisions)
40 Individual Amateur and Masters Spots available: $100 (Male & Female Divisions)
25 Team Spots available: $300 per team (2 gals & 2 guys)

 Late Registration 10:01 AM September 20 – 10:00 AM September 14th (any remaining spots)

Individual Pro: $120 (Male & Female Divisions)
Individual Amateur and Masters: $120 (Male & Female Divisions)
Team: $340 per team (2 gals & 2 guys)



Superheroes and Villains Pub Run!

The wait for the next CFA Pub Run is finally over! 

Pub runWhen: Friday, September 6th at 6:45pm
Where: Town Lake (by the water coolers at South 1st)
Theme: You decide! Simply…

1. Give us your best ideas in the comment section
2.  The winning theme will be announced on August 23rd!

Thank you to Amy for the winning theme idea: Superheroes and Villains! 

We will meet at Town Lake (by the water coolers at South 1st) at 6:45pm on Friday (9/6) and go from there!


CFA Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member: Genevieve “Gen” Schmidt!

CrossFit Austin is excited to introduce Gen as our new admin!  We are very lucky to have such a talented and passionate lady join our team and CFA family! 

Here’s a few words from Gen and a pic of what she normally wears 🙂 …


Gen dressed for the female lead “Shaman’s Wife” in “Land Without Evil”

Hello! Hello! My name is Genevieve and I am so excited to meet you all! I am the new Administrative Assistant and I am here to help you out with all your CFA needs. It has been one year since I made the move to Austin with my husband and it has been a FABULOUS year! We moved here from Little Rock, Arkansas (although I am originally from Wichita, Kansas) after I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. I have always been an active person. My life as a dancer began at age three and I haven’t missed a beat since! I am trained in a range of techniques such as ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, and my personal favorite, modern. I have had so many amazing opportunities with my dance career. I’ve performed in Disney World, on Carnival Cruise Lines, and even taken a performance tour through Taiwan as a dancer in the world premiere of dre.dance Company’s “beyond.words.” My most recent adventure was here in Austin with Sky Candy’s full length stage production of “Land Without Evil.” In addition to dance I was also a gymnast, and ran track and field.

While in Little Rock, I found CrossFit and fell in love. After a few months of doing CrossFit I found that not only was I getting stronger and feeling better, but my dance technique was progressing rapidly! CrossFit has helped me grow in so many ways. Not only did it change my body, but it changed my mind as well. I had never found the sort of companionship and camaraderie in a gym that I found at CrossFit. In 2011 I received my Level 1 CrossFit Trainer Certificate and coached at CrossFit Little Rock for a year and a half, loving every minute of it! I am so honored to be a part of the CFA team and am looking forward to getting to know you all so please come say hello!


It’s about that time again…TEST WEEK TIME! Test Week starts Monday (7/1) and the new PR Bell needs to be used and abused! We will be retesting the workouts from week 4/29-5/4. See the testing schedule below and come prepared!

1RM Power Snatch
1RM Back Squat

500 Row
100 Wall Ball
100 Burpees
500 Row

Aerobic Capacity Test
2400m Run

Thursday and Friday will serve as make-up and recovery days in preparation for MURPH 07.06.2013.


South Side Barbell


Announcing CFA’s USAW Club: South Side Barbell!

South Side Barbell will enable members of CFA to be a part of a USAW team under the leadership of Olympian Chad Vaughn and Coach Thomas Lower! First South Side Barbell class will take place at 6:30am Monday (7/8) with Coach Thomas Lower.

Membership Consists of:

  • 5 Olympic Classes Per Month
  • Specialized Programing
  • Unlimited Open Gym Access
  • Discount on South Side Barbell Olympic Lifting Meets
  • USAW Registration (click here to register with USAW, $50 annual fee)

*For more information, please contact Sharon at sharon@crossfitaustin.com



MURPH 07.06.2013 and BBQ/Potluck









CrossFit Austin will be hosting Murph Day Saturday (7/6/2013) honoring the memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans.

Liutenant Murphy was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005.  This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he named it “Body Armor”.  We will honor a focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

For time:
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile run

*Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed.
**Teams of 2, 3, or 4 are welcome.
***All movements can be scaled.
****Be sure to wear your twenty pound vest or body armor if you have it.


  • Event registration will be open from June 5 until June 28th. 
  • $40 for participating athletes
  • Athlete entry fee includes t-shirt costs and donations
  • This event is open to all – members and non-members
  • Athletes must arrive at 7:00am to warm-up, sign-in, and pick up shirts
  • Heat start times are 8am, 9am, and 10am
  • Spectators are welcome
  • Donations are welcome and can be made HERE
  • Portion of the proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation
  • Cook-out will take place directly after the event

March 9th @ noon CFA will be hosting a BBQ/ Potluck to close out Friends & Family Week and announce the winners of the 2013 Circle of Awesomeness Challenge!

To celebrate MURPH 07.06.2013 CFA will be hosting a BBQ/Potluck 
directly after the event. This BBQ/Potluck will kick-off our Friends & Family event (click here to learn more about Friends & Family)! Be sure to post what paleo (or non-paleo) treats you will bring HERE!
*There are rumors of dodgeball and 3-on-3…


Friends & Family will be able to join CFA at 6:30am and 6:30pm on Tuesday (7/9) and Thursday (7/11). For more information on CFA’s Friends & Family Event and to Register, click HERE!

Sprinting Skillz Class

This month Coach Aaron will guide us through body position, foot strike, acceleration mechanics, high speed mechanics, and endurance running mechanics. Class starts at 11:00am on Saturday, August 17th.
Be sure to register early, Skillz classes fill up fast!


*Skillz classes are equal to a CrossFit Group Class.  Please sign-up like you normally would.