Olympic Weightlifting Class

As a part of your group membership we offer two Olympic Weightlifting classes to hone your skills in the most complex elements of our training program:

Snatch | The World’s Fastest Lift 

The most complex and elegant lift in the sport of Weightlifting, we break down all variations of the snatch and teach athletes how to be graceful, precise, and most importantly lightening fast with the barbell.

Clean and Jerk | The Worlds Most Powerful Lift

In juxtaposition to the snatch, the clean and jerk is a true display of brute power and strength.  Mastering the clean and jerk requires a dedication to being the strong, fearless, and relentlessly aggressive.

Schedule | Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Tuesday Class @ 6:30 PM
Thursday Class @ 5:30 PM

The Coaches | Experience and Expertise 

Wes Kimball 


2013 American Open Qualifier 
CrossFit Weightlifting
Trained under Olympian Chad Vaughn for 4+ Years
Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM 
Erica Cuellar
CrossFit L1
CrossFit Weightlifting 
CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting
CPR Certified
Thursdays @ 5:30 pm


The CrossFit Austin 2010 1st Quarter Challenge

The Mean, Lean, and Clean Challenge

We start 2010 with a new goal, a new challenge, and a new competition: Meaner, Leaner, and Cleaner… what exactly does that mean?

1. We want you to be strong, because strong people are awesome
2. We want you to look great in that swimsuit when the sun comes back out
3. We want you to eat foods that don’t destroy your insides

Bottom line, we want CFA members to track their successes, and be rewarded even more for their hard work and commitment.

The Prize:

Each participant will put $20 in the pot to participate in the Challenge. The Male and Female that have best percentage strength gains and best body composition changes win the entire pot!

The Rules:

Challenge #1: “Mean” aka Get Stronger!
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.
-Mark Rippetoe

– Test Rep Maxes January 4th, 5th, and 6th
– Retest February 27th, and March 1st, and 2nd
– The Male and Female with the best percentage gains will receive
$50 off one month of gym dues

Challenge #2: “Lean and Clean” aka Look Good!
I just want to look good naked! -Lester Burnham

– 3 ‘Before’ pictures,and an umbilical measurement will be taken on January 11, 12th.
– Each Sunday a food log is to be submitted to the “CFA Mean, Lean, and Clean group”on www.dailyburn.com
– 3 ‘After’ pictures are taken on February 20, 2009 (or within the next 2 days)
– CF Austin coaches pick the top 4 people whose body composition has improved the most and have been most diligent about logging their food.
– We will have a LIVE vote by all participants to determine the Winner and Runner-up
– Male and Female Winner wins 1 month of free unlimited classes at CF Austin

Odds and Ends
– All Pictures will be PRIVATE, and will not be shown to the group with out expressed permission.
– All money needs to be in by January 12th.
– Let us know your “in” via the comments

May 24th On-Ramp Class (6 Spots left)

On Ramp Program Starting May 24th @ 7:30 PM

The On Ramp program is designed to teach you the fundamental movements of the CrossFit program and prepare you for the rigors of our group classes.  The On Ramp Program consists of six classes over a two week period.  We also offer one on one training as a substitute for the On ramp class. Once you have completed our On Ramp program either as a class or through one on one sessions, you will be eligible to participate in our group classes.

The two-week On-ramp class costs $100 and includes an introduction to the foundational CrossFit movements and nutrition.  Click here to view the class schedule. To pay for the class and reserve your spot, please click the link below.

Buy OnRamp Intro CrossFit Classes

Akins Boot Camp

Starting Monday January 4th, 2010 we will be holding another CrossFit Outdoor Bootcamp @ Akins High School.  The boot camp will utilize the CrossFit training principles in an outdoor setting, and progess participants to a high level of fitness.  The boot camp will also serve as an introduction to the CrossFit methodologies, for those that are interested in full CrossFit classes at our facility.  If you have ever been curious about CrossFit but a little intimidated, or you’re just looking to get back in shape this program is for you!

The first Bootcamp will last six weeks on Mondays, and Wednesdays from 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM.  To pay for the class and reserve your spot use the appropriate link below:

General Public ($175):

Military, Fireman, Law Enforcement, First responders, Students, and Teachers ($150):

Akins Teacher/Staff ($100):

For more info contact us at info@crossfitaustin.com


Halloween Workout in the Park


CrossFit Austin and Westlake CrossFit bring you a free Halloween CrossFit workout in the Park. Give yourself a reason to indulge in costumed revelry this Halloween! Meet us at Town Lake under the South 1st bridge, with your best costume on and be a part of the Austin CrossFit revolution.

This will be an instructor-led one hour CrossFit session. The perfect opportunity for those curious about CrossFit to finally try it out, the beginner to build on their skills, or the Fire-breather to destroy another WOD. If you plan on attending please RSVP on our Facebook invitation or just meet us at Town Lake between 10 and 10:30 so we can get started promptly at 10:30 AM.

CrossFit Austin 30 Day Paleo Challenge

On Wednesday, October 14th CrossFit Austin will be embarking on a 30 Day Journey of the joys of Paleo eating.  We will kick things off with an hour long “Circle of Awesomeness” Nutrition Seminar @ 7:00 PM on Tuesday the 13th.

Here is the Down and dirty of the Challenge:
– Tuesday 10/13: seminar to give strategies and guidance for embarking on the challenge, we will be taking “before” pictures of all participants.
– Wednesday 10/14:  Start eating straight Paleo fool!
– Thursday 11/13: Celebrate completion of Challenge, take “after” pictures.
– Monday 11/16:  Announce winner

And the prize is? (drumroll)….

A free month’s membership at CFA!

If you can’t make the Seminar and want in on the fun, email me your “before” pictures by next Tuesday .

Here are a few links to give you a head start if you so choose:

The How, Why, and a little Motivation
Paleo Basic Overview
List of Foods to eat on the Challenge
Paleo Recipes

NorCal Paleo Challenge Success Stories Part 1 and Part 2

CrossFit 305 30 Day Challenge


Fight Gone Bad 4


What is Fight Gone Bad IV?

Fight Gone Bad began as a fundraising event in 2006. From those humble beginnings and with the support of the CrossFit community, Fight Gone Bad has grown into an international event to raise money for The Wounded Warrior’s Project and Athletes for a Cure.

What is the workout?

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. The event is in the 3 round format. The stations are:

* Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
* Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
* Box Jump: 20″ box (Reps)
* Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
* Row: calories (Calories)

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, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

When and where is the Event?

8:00 AM on September, 26 2009 @ The Long Center across from Auditorium Shores

How do I join CrossFit Austin’s Team?

-Send me an email letting me know you want to be on the team.
-Commit to raising $150
-Start directing people to our donation page or print off a donation sheet.

Whats our goal?
$3000 by September 26th

50 day 10,000 Push-Up Challenge


– Athletes will complete 200 Push-ups or a scaled version of 100 Push-ups a day between August 5th and October 5th.
– Each athlete will be allowed 11 rest days through the course of the challenge.  This amounts to 1 rest day per week, plus 3 additional rest days throughout the course of the challenge.
– Athletes are not required to adhere to the above suggested schedule
– Push-ups missed from previous days can be made up, however any push-ups over the allotted 200/100 per day will not count towards future days.
– Push-ups done during CrossFit Austin movement preps, skill sessions, and WODs will count towards the days total, all other push-ups should be completed outside the box.
– We are working on the honor system here folks so be honest, and have fun getting stronger!


– Chest must touch the ground

– Arms must be fully extended at the top

– Rigid mid line must be maintained (aka no Mt. Everest Butt or doing “the worm”.)

– Knee push-ups are encouraged if you cannot adhere to above standards in a standard push-up position.

– Push-ups can be partitioned throughout the day in any combination.

CrossFit One World Push-ups from crossfitoneworld on Vimeo.

Who’s in:
Big Matt

80s Bodacious Bar Run


The Essentials

1. We will start and end the PubRun @ Auditorium Shores where we have our Park Workouts.
2. The Route will be announced after next Tuesday July 21ist.
3. 80s Gears is greatly encouraged, and obnoxious amounts of sweat bands required.
4. Bring your running shoes and drinking hats!

Under South 1st bridge (where we host the free WOD in the park)
Cedar Door
Tap Six
Key Bar
Tinniest Bar In TX
Barton Creek Saloon