Congratulations to October Competitors & PRs!

It is so exciting for us to see so many of our folks getting out into the community to compete! We had a handful of folks get out and compete in October we couldn’t be more proud. Great job on all your accomplishments CFA! Keep up the great work!


SuperFit Games Austin

We had a whole list of folks join in for Team SuperFit on October 10th. We had multiple teams with podium finishes and so many PRs! Congrats on all your hard work guys!














Tim Garland & Austin Coover took 3rd in the Mens RX division
Leigh LeGare & Stacey Magnesio took 1st and Kim (Scott) Peabody & Jenni Demske took 2nd in the Womens RX division
New member Robyn Schoen and her partner from her old gym back home took 3rd in the Male/Female RX division

Jose Gonzalez competed with previous member Ed Robinson in the Mens Novice division










Josh Harris and Cody Watkins competed in the Mens Rx Division


Also, a special thank you to all of our awesome volunteers! We COULD NOT have done this without you!!


Check out all the photos from the competition on the SuperFit Facebook pageor from our own photographer, Dan Morice’s, Flickr page!

Austin Weightlifting also made some serious waves at the Iron Cat Meet down at Texas State!


Matt Cecilo – 65kg Snatch 89kg Clean & Jerk with a Total=154kg He was 5/6 on his first meet!
Vy Mai – 1st place with a 42kg Snatch and 58kg Clean in the 53kg weight class.
Coach Erica – 1st Place with a 44kg Snatch and 61kg Clean & Jerk* (PR)
Beverly Lopez – 2nd Place with a 46kg Snatch* (3 kilo meet PR) Total = 103kg in 58kg weight class

ZKC USA Fall Open Meet
Coach Wes went 120/150 (264/330 lbs) for this meet and will be competing at State!

These are the numbers from the board. Great work!

Lauren – Back squat – 160# || Kim – Power Clean – 130# – Split Jerk – 140# || Jeremy – Back Squat – 305# || Leigh – Clean & Jerk – 220# – Clean – 225# || Bobby – Back Squat – 265# || Tim – Snatch – 235# || Isaiah – Snatch – 175# || Josh, Cody, Austin, Tim – Pistols – 70# || Leigh, Stacey, Kim, Jenni – Pistols – 53#

Amazing work team. If you are interested in setting up a consultation to discuss your goals and make a plan to reach them, contact Coach Tim and we’ll get you scheduled!

If we missed anyone please be sure to shoot us a message. If you have an event coming up in October, let us know!

Contact with your competition details!


Enter To Win “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” Prize Pack!!

Are you fit enough for the Zombie Apocalypse? Better get in gear and start training! Every time you come to class between Wednesday, October 14 and Friday, October 23rd you can enter to win a Scouts vs. Zombies movie prize pack from Paramount!

The more you train, the more chances to win! 


The pack will include:

2 tickets to the advanced screening of the film on October 28th
1 Camping Chair

1 Backpack
1 Head Lamp
1 Movie Poster

Stop by the front office and drop an entry form in the box each time you come to the gym! We’ll do the final drawing on Friday, October 23rd so don’t forget to enter! 











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Good luck!!

Tomorrow is a big day for several of our folks! We have members competing in the SuperFit Games hosted here at CrossFit Austin and we also have some folks heading down to Texas State for the Ironcat Open. We want to wish all of these folks good luck tomorrow as they head out to show what their made of!


SuperFit Games:

Kim (Scott) Peabody & Jenni Demske
Leigh LeGare & Stacey Magnesio
Tim Garland & Austin Coover
Jose Gonzalez
Josh Harris & Cody Watkins
Robyn Schoen

Ironcat Open:

Erica Cuellar
Bev Lopez
Vy Mai
Matt Cecilio

Looking Back and Moving Foward || Coach Wes Kimball

Ahhhh yesss it’s that time of the year. Summer is starting to slowly fade into our memories and the thought of fall is creeping into our minds.   Football, cooler weather, turning leaves, and a new 10 week training cycle at CFA. Before we jump right into what to expect in the coming cycle, I’d like to take a peek back at our summer cycle and the changes and improvements we’ve made.

We started the summer with a new format to the competitor training program. Gone are the days of two totally separate programs, and in its place is one fully integrated program for both those that want to compete in the sport of fitness, and those that are here to compete at the game of life. As we mentioned back in July, the competitor programming is being adapted from our good friends CrossFit Invictus, and elements of the Invictus program have seen their way into our normal group programming as well. Organizing things in this way allows our competitive athletes and coaches to be a bigger part of the overall CFA community. It’s also given folks who previously were intimidated by “The Competitors” courage to challenge themselves in new ways, while empowering our competitive athletes to once again be leaders in the gym and positive examples to all.

That said I’d like to thank everyone in the community for supporting and embracing the changes we made this summer, as well as CJ and the Invictus team for allowing us to dip into their vast base of knowledge. I’ve never in my career had so many gym members comment to me about how strong and united our community is, and nothing makes me prouder.


Now that we’ve looked back, what’s on the horizon?

Once again a quick review on how we run our training cycles:

Week 1: Test Week

Week 2-7: Training Block (3 week base + 3 week peak)

Week 8: Retest Week

Weeks 9 & 10: Transition weeks

The training block breaks out into two phases, a 3 week Base Phase followed by a 3 week Peak Phase which.

My overarching goals for this training block are:

  • Improve upper body pulling strength
  • Improve overhead and torso stability
  • Improve short aerobic interval / extended lactic endurance conditioning efforts (3-6 minute time frame) via traditional CrossFit “Metcons”, “track style” conditioning work, and mixed modal intervals
  • Improve Speed Power via the Power Clean and Split jerk


Some specifics you can expect in the base phase:

  • Strict Pull-up work 3 times a week
  • Overhead Squat work once a week
  • Front Squat, Power Clean, and Jerk work once a week
  • Extra Credit Run work once a week
  • Mix Modal intervals 2 times a week
  • We’ll play around with some of the SuperFit Team Workouts on Saturdays

I’ll break down the peak phase once we get a bit closer in about 3 weeks.  

Final news and notes:

Throughout this 6 week training block we’ll also a be holding an Olympic Weightlifting 101 clinic on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Anyone who is in their first 6 months of training, or if you just struggle with the snatch and clean and jerk this is an incredibly helpful course and will only add to your progress in the gym. We’ll teach you the positions that are absolutely critical for success in the lifts, and work on your movement, mobility, and coordination to improve those position. Get more info here.
Thats it for now folks! As always feel free to hit me up at with additional questions!

-Coach Wes


Happy Birthday Coach Erica!

We want to wish our very own Coach Erica a VERY Happy Birthday today! She’s been an integral part of our team over the past few years and we’re so thankful for everything she does. She’s given a lot of love and a lot of sweat to this crew and we wouldn’t be the same without her! Happy Birthday Coach E!


Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation @ CrossFit Austin|| Win a FitBit!

This Saturday [July 18th] join us for either the 9:00 am or 10:00 am class and have your name entered to win a FitBit from Paramount pictures! They will be joining us to take some shots of our community training like badasses and giving out passes to the early screening of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation on Tuesday [July 28th] at the Regal Metropolitan.

We will draw the winner of the FitBit after the 10:00 am class. Reserve your spot in class now!

{Register Here}


#SummerAtCFA photo contest

Love CrossFit Austin AND prizes?!
Enter our summer photo contest!! ☀️

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook and post your pic in July using our

#SummerAtCFA hashtag for a chance to win 1 of 3 totally awesome prizes.

1st: FREE (yes, totally no joke free) membership for the month of August
2nd: Airrosti / CrossFit Games prize pack
3rd: CFA tshirt

Winners will be randomly drawn on Aug 1st & announced here on Instagram.

#CrossFitAustin #SummerAtCFA#Awesomeness

Welcome to July


Well folks it is officially summer here in Austin, and with summer comes new fun stuff at CrossFit Austin! We’re already 10 days into our new training cycle and our annual Murph day event will take place Saturday morning on July 4th.  Those are all the things you already know, so lets get into the new stuff happening at CFA starting this month!

First things first it’s time to bring back a #hashtag contest. The contest is quite simple, follow us on instagram & post a pic in July using the #SummerAtCFA hashtag.

Winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month for a chance to win:

1st: FREE (yes, totally no joke free) membership for the month of August
2nd: Airrosti / CrossFit Games prize pack
3rd: CFA tshirt Winners will be randomly drawn on Aug 1st & announced here on Instagram.

Rumor has it a selfie stick might make its way to the gym next week.


Competitor Program
As you may have noticed we’ve fully integrated our competitor’s program into our group training sessions.  The competitor programming is being adapted from our good friends CrossFit Invictus, and organized in a way that allows our competitive athletes and coaches to be a bigger part of the overall CFA community. You’ll see the comp team guys and gals in group classes Monday – Wednesday and a majority of Saturdays.

Now, we would also like to open the competition program up to additional folks that are interested in adding some “extra / additional” work to their regular training sessions. Here are some baseline buy ins.

  • Training will take appx. 90 minutes and a portion of the work will be self directed
  • You need to be well versed in the exercises we do as Friday’s programming will be completely on your own
  • You must be on an Unlimited membership to have access to the program

If you’re interested in dipping your toes into the comp program waters send me an email at and I’ll add you to our private Facebook group.


Austin Weightlifting Summer Training Cycle
If just reading about that extra CrossFit work got you tired, or your idea of conditioning is a good set of 10 on the back squat, Austin Weightlifting might be for you. Last month we had six lifters including myself and Coach Erica compete in Olympic Weightlifting meets.  We’ve targeted late September for our next meet and will begin a full 12 week olympic weightlifting training cycle next Monday. Right not we have 6 athletes participating in the training cycle and would love for more folks to jump on board!

  • Our coached training sessions are on M/W @ 6:30 am & Tu/Th @ 6:30 PM, the rest of the program is completed in the Oly Center
  • If you’d like to continue to have access to CrossFit Classes this is available with your Unlimited membership
  • If you’d like to switch to an Oly Only Membership this is also an option

If you’re interested in any aspect of our Olympic Lifting Program email

For any questions about your membership option, or to change membership options, contact Genevieve at and she’ll help you out!

Stay tuned for more great stuff at CrossFit Austin this summer!

-Coach Wes