Running Classes Start 11/8

Coach Aaron’s Running Classes start this week!
Classes will include a variety of functional movements, track workouts, long runs, sprint drills, and plyometrics. Participants will be grouped with other people with similar goals and attitudes to create a motivating and supportive atmosphere. Overall the program is designed to do more than just facilitate you getting in miles; it’s built to make each mile count and ensure that you’re encouraging the necessary changes in your physiology to be successful!

Workouts will focus on improving:

  • General aerobic endurance
  • Race pace
  • Running technique
  • Strength

Sessions will be performed in a closely-coached group setting and will last 1 to 1.5 Hours.  For CrossFit Austin members, these classes are included in your membership and count toward your class allotment.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Goryzki MS Track
7412 W Slaughter Lane
Circle C Park
6301 West Slaughter Lane

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to get started today!

Sunday Yoga Classes Are Back!

Free Yoga Classes have returned to CrossFit Austin!  These classes will be taking place weekly at 11:00am on Sundays.  Currently, our resident Yoga enthusiast Leah Alter will be leading these classes while our regular instructor, Colleen, takes some time off.

Save your FREE spot in upcoming classes here.

A message from Leah: Each week, you will be guided through a series of challenging poses to open our hips, shoulders, hearts…bodies. I encourage you to gather up the courage to step onto the mat if you have never tried yoga. All you need is a mat, a towel and water!

Turkey Trot!

In town for Thanksgiving and craving a WOD???

What: 21st Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Where: The Long Center on Ladybird Lake

When: Kids K 8:45am, 5-Mile Run 9:30am, 1-Mile Walk 9:45am

Join Coach Boone and other CFAers on Thanksgiving Day for the annual Turkey Trot in Austin! This race is a ton of fun and a great excuse for chowing down at Thanksgiving Dinner! Proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin and their local programming. The entry fee is currently only $18! Prices increase Nov. 1, so sign up soon…

Hope to see you there!

Man Night (11/10)

What: Men’s Meat Night

Where: Green Mesquite BBQ  in South Park Meadows

When: Thursday,  11/10 at 7:00pm

Not to be outdone by the ladies, the men of CFA will be gathering like a wolf pack to devour some meat and spend some manly time together. Come out to catch up with friends and make some new ones!

Ladies’ Night (11/8)

LADIES’ NIGHT is back!!

What: CFA Ladies’ Night

Where: Opal Divines on South Congress

When: Tuesday (11.08.11) at 5:30pm

Join the women of CFA for Happy Hour and good conversation!  We’ve got a lot of new faces at CrossFit Austin, so come out and have some fun with your CFA family! Hope to see y’all there!

CFA Happy Hour (10/27)

What: CFA Happy Hour

Where:  Little Woodrows in Southpark Meadows. It’s STEAK night folks!!

When: Thursday, 10/27 at 7:00pm

Come hang out and grab a pint and/or steak with your CFA partners in crime.  Be amazed at what everyone looks like in regular clothes, and feel free to bring any friends or family.  Should be a beautiful night!

Fall Fit Fest!

We can’t keep our excitement in any longer! In honor of our recent expansion, we will be celebrating our bigger blue box on October 15th, 2011 with a “Fall Fit Fest. In addition to a chance to enjoy our new gym,  Fall Fit Fest will be a fundraiser for the American Red Cross of Central Texas. That means that all proceeds from this event will help fund the response to the Texas wildfire disaster, and help the Red Cross be ready the next time disaster strikes. If you like free morning workouts, chances to show off your CrossFit skills, silent auctions, raffles, games for kids, costume contests, and more (!!!), then you should plan to come join us for a fun-filled day!

We will have *FREE* morning workouts at 9:00a, 10:00a, and 11:00a for members, friends, family, and anyone else that wants to join!  Sign yourself and your friends and family up here to participate in the free workouts!  The festivities will kick off at noon and continue until 4pm.

Details will follow soon, check the gym, our website, and facebook for updates.
Want to help? Talk to a CFA staff member and let them know!

*We realize Barbells for Boobs is also on October 15th, but don’t worry – we’ll save some fun for those who want to join us afterwards

Schedule of Events:

9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM: Free Community Workouts

10 AM: Festival Opens

Noon: GNC Festival Games, and Airrosti Feats of Strength officially start

12:30 PM: Food from Snap Kitchen

1:30 PM: Frost Costume Contest

2:00 PM: Burpee Bank Bonanza

3:00 PM: Silent Auction Winners Announced

3:05 – 4 PM: Dance Party

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Barbells for Boobs @ CF Centex

CrossFit CenTex will be hosting the Barbells for Boobs Amazing Grace 2011 fundraiser on October 15th. The event raises money for Mammograms in Action which helps to provide funding for qualified women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer in our community. By supporting Barbells For Boobs, we help low-income and uninsured individuals to get the examinations they need in order to stay cancer free!

CrossFit Centex is honored to be hosting the Pink Bra Tour this year; please join us on October 15th at 9:00 am at CrossFit CenTex for Amazing Grace! Each individual will complete the CrossFit workout “Grace:” 30 reps, ground to overhead, for time (M:135, W:95). This workout can be scaled.

To register, click here and join the CrossFit CenTex team. (Anyone from CFA will be placed in the first heat so they can be back in time for Fall Fit Fest!) You can also make a donation by clicking here.

Livestrong Fundraiser

Coming Saturday July 2, 2011…

Colleen: My story

Plain and simple cancer has affected my life in the last 9 years in a way that I think no family could ever anticipate or imagine. First, my 15 year old brother was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma on Dec. 12, 2002. He graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2010. My grandfather was diagnosed in 2003 with liver cancer and fought hard but from complications passed in October of 2004. In June of 2006, I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer, early stage 1b and had a 6 month battle.  Now, my own father is fighting prostate cancer at home in Georgia. Like I said, it’s not a story one would ever imagine. The positive is we have seen many miracles, and my brother’s diagnosis started me down a new career path of combining sport with fundraising. I mentioned to Wes in an email that this June would be my 5 year cancer-versary. That’s a big milestone, and immediately as this CrossFit family is so supportive and great, Wes offered to do a WOD/event to commemorate that. You may know me as the girl that always has LIVESTRONG gear on when I work out, and yes I do work there but it has also become a way of life for me.

The Event

On July 2, I want to celebrate 5 years by doing a kick ass WOD with my CrossFit family. Any donation will get you into the WOD, simply go here to make a tax deductible donation to LIVESTRONG. With a $20 donation, you will get a LIVESTRONG shirt to sport as you take on the cancer kickin’ WOD. See you there!

CrossFit Austin is excited to host this event, and is looking forward to celebrating kicking cancer’s butt with Colleen!!  Mark your calendars, make your donations, and sign up for a time slot to participate in the WOD!

Announcement:  The supply of LIVESTRONG shirts is limited and there is no longer a guarantee that you will receive one with a $20 donation.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

CrossFit Regionals

Ladies and Gentleman if you have not heard, CrossFit Austin has officially qualified for the CrossFit Games South Central Regional in Tomball, TX June 17-19th!  Our team will consist of the following:

Women Men
Stacey Magnesio Shane Stephens
Leigh Legare Wes Kimball
Betsy Magnesio Anthony Rinaldi aka Tony Sleeves
Carissa Stith Nick Askey

Miguel Garza will also be there representing CrossFit Austin and his families gym G7 Athletics in the individual competition.

We would absolutely love for folks to come out and support our competitors! If we can get enough people to commit, we will rent a 15 passenger van(s) and have a good ole fashion CrossFit Roadtrip! So email if your interested!

For more info on the event and to Purchase tickets (I believe they are $10/day) CLICK HERE

For more info on the venue and hotels in the area CLICK HERE

Come Help CFA Get to California!!!