CrossFit Total Day

Saturday Janury 8th in liu of our normal team workouts we will be testing everyone’s CrossFit Total (CFT)! The CFT is a test of basic strength, and work capacity in three of our core lifts.  Testing will be held from 8 AM  to 12 Noon.  Register for your time slot HERE.

The CrossFit Total will consist of 1 rep max on the following lifts:

-Back Squat

Each lift will have specific tempos, range of motion standards, and attempts.

Please do your best to attend this event, as it allows assess your progress, and will serve as a kickoff event for our first 2011 challenge “The Circle of Awesomeness Challenge” (more details to come).  Please contact with any questions.

Here at CFA we’ve been tossin out the weak sauce since 2008, come join the party!

CrossFit Austin 2nd Anniversary/Christmas Party!!!!

Believe it or not folks CFA is turning 2 years old!! As a show of appreciation to all of our wonderful clients, we’re having a party to celebrate all things CrossFit Austin!

Some things to expect:

  • 1st annual Push-up Man Awards
  • Drinks
  • Salt Lick BBQ
  • Ping pong
  • Billiards
  • Hula hoops
  • Bring your own paleo desserts
  • Awesomeness!!!

Its going down at 7 PM on Thursday December 16th at Aaron Pratt’s home (7400 Espina Dr., ATX 78739)

Please RSVP so we can get a good head count for food!

Turkey Trot Pub Run

Time for another infamous CrossFit Austin Pub Run!! For those of you who wimped out on on dressing up for the Mohican Challenge, here’s your chance. To express our thanks this holiday season we will pay tribute to INDIANS, and of course, PILGRAMS! Join us on Saturday, November 13th, at 7:30pm at Town Lake to start the run.  Stay tuned to the official pub run route…

November Ladies Night

It’s almost time for CFA’s Ladies’ Night again!  Nov. 1st at 7:30pm we will be meeting at Milano Cafe 4601 Southwest Parkway Austin, TX 78735

Big Dawg Challenge 11/13!

CrossFit Austin is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Big Dawg Challenge on November 13, 2010! To learn more about the Big Dawg Challenge check out James “OPT” Fitzgeralds blog.  The challenge will serve as our regular and CC class on Saturday November 13th.

Register Here to sign up for the Challenge, and make sure to select CrossFit Austin as your host facility.
Sign-in Here to save a spot between 9-11:30 AM on Saturday

More info on the Big Dawg Challenge, and Big Dawg Dish

Big Dawg Challenge:
Big Dawg competitions have traditionally been and will maintain its goal of being a gathering place for folks to compete together or online against one another based on prescribed fitness workouts.

They have been and will continue to be built so that anyone can do them anywhere with the basics. Only expectations are honesty in movement standards and a willingness to help other athletes. For live events the gathering has traditionally been judged by other competitors – i.e. counting reps, watching movements, etc…to keep the camaraderie high. We only expect full effort.

Big Dawg Dish:
Here is our opportunity to help Big Dawg athletes who may not be able to compete due to their financial situation 100% proceeds from the fund will go towards those athletes that represent the Big Dawg family, wish to compete and simply need some financial help.

Small or large, once or 20 times, any amount given will benefit, thank you for your support.

Barbells for Boobs!

Join CFA in supporting Barbells for Boob’s “Amazing Grace” fundraiser!

“Amazing Grace” began as a small, local fundraising event to help fund mammograms for the young women of Southern California who couldn’t afford one themselves. Thanks to a ton of support (and sweat!) from the local CrossFit community, they were able to raise $4000 and fund the very first mammogram. Now just one year after the inaugural event, over 150 CrossFit Affiliates from all over the world will be participating in this fundraiser to benefit Mammograms in Action. MIA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide funding for qualified women who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.

On Tuesday, October 26th, the WOD for all sessions will be “Grace”: 30 reps, ground to overhead, for time M: 135lbs, : 95lbs (Scaling allowed) 

If you’d like to participate, you can simply show up and do the WOD.  However, if you’d also like to donate to the cause (and get a nifty t-shirt), you can do so here any time this month.
(Note:  Register as an INDIVIDUAL unless there are more than one of you donating with a single credit card.)

100% of the proceeds of “Amazing Grace” will be donated to Mammograms In Action.

Hope to see you there!  PINK attire is highly encouraged for both Ladies and Gents!

Happy Hour!

Come get your FUN on with the good folks at CrossFit Austin.  Meet the characters from the other classes, see the strange creatures who wake up in time for the 6:30am class, or the twilight crew (not those sexy vampires) who frequent the 7:30pm class.  Come on out and share a few drinks and a great time.

We’ll be meeting at Little Woodrow’s, in the South Park Meadows shopping center.  Boone will be there promptly at 7:30pm, come early to prevent him from sitting by himself and crying in the corner, or drop by anytime thereafter.  Feel free to bring your friends & family and hit us up if you have any questions.  Look forward to hanging with you all!

Free Olympic Weightlifting Sessions!

Chad is heading to the World Championships of Weightlifting at the end of this month in Antalya, Turkey.  So in liu of his normal class we will be offering FREE 1 hour weightlifting classes on Wednesdays for the next two weeks!

Here’s the low down:

Wednesday 9/8
2:00 PM Free Class
6:30 PM Free Class

Wednesday 9/15
2:00 PM Free Class
6:30 PM Free Class

If you’ve been thinking about joining Chad’s Oly Class this is your chance to give a shot!

As a bonus Chad will be in the peak of his training (ie tossing around some heavy, heavy weights), so if you’d like to stick around and watching him train (appx. 3:30-5:30 PM) you’re more than welcome too.

*If you are there to watch please be courteous to our regular CrossFit classes that will be running simultaneously from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Limited Spots Available SIGN UP HERE

Free Saturday Intro Class


We are now offering Free Saturday Workouts once a month at 11 AM at our facility on S. Congress. The focus of these sessions will be fundamental movements, mobility, and an introductory workout for those interested in trying CrossFit. They are open to current, and prospective members. For current members they will not count against your monthly allotment of class sessions, and for prospective members they are 100% free. Mark your calendars if you’ve been waiting to try CrossFit:  Saturday, September 18th is your chance! Get more info and sign up here.

The OlyAthlete Open

“Weightliftin and a WOD” is proud to announce their inaugural event on Saturday August 28th: “The OlyAthlete Open”. Our goal is to prepare athletes in the South Central Region for the USAW CrossFit event in Colorado Springs on October 1-3.  We also would like to give local athletes who have never participated in an official Weightlifting meet, the opportunity to do so.

“The What?”
The competition will feature the Snatch, the Clean & Jerk, and a CrossFit-Style WOD called  “The AMRAP”.

Official USAW rules will be applied to the judging, and format of the Weightlifting Competition.  Including an official weigh-in, and technical rules. This is not a USAW sanctioned meet, so official result will not be submitted to USAW.

The CrossFit-Style portion of the event will be announced the Monday preceding the competition. Competitive standards will be applied. Click here for a detailed description of the event.

“How to get in”
Individual entry $25
Team entry $35
*Teams will be comprised of 3 males and 2 Females, multiple team from one box are allowed
*Athletes competing on teams must register as individuals, and one team captain must register the team
*This event is limited to 40 Participants

Individual Registration (Reserve Spot & Pay)
Team Registration (Reserve Spot & Pay)

“The Winners”

  • Best Male and Female lifter
  • Best Male and Female CrossFitter
  • Top Team Overall
  • Best Male and Female Overall

“Where and When”
Saturday August 28, 2010
CrossFit Austin (Click here for Map and Directions)
South Austin, TX