June Athlete Of The Month: Kim Scott!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our June Athlete of the Month is Kim Scott! Kim came to us a little over a year ago (I think her hair was pink at the time!) Kim has always been a positive voice in the gym, even through the suck. She is part of the chicken o’clock crew, getting her work done with the 5:30 am class. She and her fiance’ Jeremy completed the Spartan race in May and she’ll be competing in June in the AFM Fittest. Come join Kim for and early WOD and then maybe snag some breakfast tacos after! Congratulations Kim! We are thrilled to have you as this month’s Athlete of the Month.

 

State your Name and/or Nickname please:kim
Kim Scott, doesn’t get any simpler than that!

Words to live by?
Work hard, train hard, sleep harder.

What is your fitness background?
I danced for 18ish years of my life, and was a cheerleader in junior high and freshman year in high school. I also attempted to play all sports in junior high, but realized the only thing I was mildly good at was dancing, so I stuck with that.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
I started doing the movements about 2 years ago with my trainer turned friend, Ken Beck, but joined CFA in April 2014!

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
Ummmm Fran. April 7th, 2014, I met her. I scaled, in every sense of the word, and I was watching everyone else in the 6:30pm class just MURDER it. I thought I may not come back again because I was SO intimidated. I mean, everyone had their damn shirts off for goodness sake … I came again 2 days later.  Now, the workout s suck just as much, but everyone else is “embracing the suck” with me.

kim2What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The friggin’ people!  I absolutely love the feeling of community we have at CFA, and I have made some really great friends too. You guys are so amazing, constantly pushing me to be better, stronger and faster.

Current Training Goals/PRs?
Right now I have been slacking little at CFA, but that’s because I am training for AFM Fittest, which is now on June 13th. Anyone who wants to come watch me die is welcome!  I need all the cheerleaders I can get. 🙂

As far as a crossfit goal, I am working on getting that 200# back squat, and not bailing!  And, eventually getting a muscle up, but one thing at a time!

What keeps you getting up for that 5:30 am class?
The people!  Coach Erica and Coach Ben, and the few who I can count on to be there half asleep with me – Mitch, Ivan and Jeremy too!

I mean, we are the only group of people crazy enough to not only get up and workout at that hour, but do grueling workouts at that hour, and then go to work. I personally like to get it done so I can get on with my day, and not have to worry about trying to squeeze it in later.

What is your cheat meal go to? (We already know about Jeremy’s pretzel bowl 😉 )
Wait, cheat “meal” as in there is only supposed to be one? Just kidding! I love pizza. Like, I’m obsessed with pizza, and breakfast tacos too.

For the record, I had nothing to do with that weird pretzel, peanut butter, cereal and milk thing!

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
When I was complaining about not being able to do double unders, and literally as I was whining about it to Coach Erica and Cody, I just started doing them, and stringing them together. I thought I would never get them.

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
“Killer Pizza”

500M Row
30 Wall Balls 20/14
25 TTB
10 DUs
5 Burpees

Immediately followed by pizza, wine, and a day off!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?kim3
I mostly just enjoy hanging out with my dog and Jeremy, drinking some beers or wine.
I LOVE binge watching murder mystery shows – IDTV is my jam.
I have a pretty rad sneaker collection.
I’m trying to pick up sewing as a hobby, but I have only taken the machine out of the box once since December, so I don’t think that’s working for me.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I’m an over-sharer, to a fault!
Other than that, something a lot of people don’t know would be that I have been in and on the cover of multiple tattoo magazines.

Longhorns or Aggies?
Forty Niners. 🙂

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
I’m so very honored to have been chosen to be Athlete of the Month. Thank you!
Thank you again to the coaches who constantly encourage me, push me and congratulate wins (even small ones), and thank you to the entire CFA community, you’re all the reason I love this place!

Free Community WOD || June 13

Work hard | Sweat hard | Play hard

Come join us on Saturday, June 13 @ 10:00 am for a free workout with the CrossFit Austin community!  

Community workouts are open to everyone and a great way to find out what CrossFit is all about.

All skill levels welcome.

Current members: Bring a friend

First timers: Meet a friend

REGISTER HERE

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The Prep at CrossFit Austin || June 1

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The next cycle of The Prep at CrossFit Austin will start on Monday, June 1st.
REGISTER HERE

THE PREP COURSE

[what]    What we like to call “The Prep” is designed to introduce new clients to the fundamentals and essential movements often seen in our group classes. The Prep is a course that teaches proper movement, recovery, mobility strategies, and a crash course on nutrition & lifestyle. This beginners program ultimately gives our clients the tools to make their time at CrossFit Austin life changing. We’re not just movers and shakers at CrossFit Austin – we’re thinkers, too. Producing athletes that train smart, work hard and also know their stuff is what we’re all about.

Train Smart | We’ll teach you to lift & move proficiently
Dedicated time working on the technique of CrossFit Movements over the course of 12 classes, with technical consistency being a focus. Regular exposure to the movements will adequately prepare each client for success in the group class environment. Quality over quantity in your movement is our goal.

Work Hard | We’ll teach you to recover effectively
The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts. It’s in this time that the body adapts to the stress of exercise and the real training effect takes place. Learning what and how to fill this time outside of the gym is our goal.

Think Well | We’ll teach you to eat efficiently
The individuality and uniqueness of our clients are what makes our community a phenomenal place to thrive in their training. Nutrition can’t be ‘cut and paste’ for each individual – there’s no cookie cutter way to properly eat. Revolutionize the way you view nutrition and eat over the course of 12 classes and learn what works best for your ID.

[structure]    The Prep = 1 Month of CrossFit Austin

If there’s one thing we take seriously, it’s quality over quantity. Yes, we give a shit about each and every person who walks through our doors on a deeper level. You aren’t a dollar sign or a name on a sheet. You’re a member of our family. In our opinion, there’s no way to teach anyone new to CrossFit quality movement and technique in a short amount of time. Thus, our introductory course that isn’t a cram session squeezed into a few day’s time. It’s an investment of a month on both ends. You meet with your coach 3x/week for 4 weeks, learning the ins & outs of what CrossFit and CrossFit Austin is all about.

1 month | 12 Sessions
Just show up; we’ll do the rest. The Prep course you enroll in will meet 3x/week for 4 weeks.  Structured like a CrossFit Class, your Prep course classes will be at the same time each day throughout the course length for 1-hour. Just show up, we’ll do the rest (we mean it!) –  Your coach leads you through the hour class, from welcome, to warm-up, to workout with the learning in between.

1 Coach | 6 athletes
The Prep Course is limited to 6 clients per course to ensure everyone gets quality, semi-private coaching, and our coaches can focus on teaching instead of managing.

With limited space in each course, wait-list opportunities are available.

>>Click here<<  to see a schedule of our upcoming  Prep Courses

Learn more about the CrossFit Austin coaches leading The Prep here.

PRIVATE PREP COURSE

[what]     For those that can’t make our available Prep Course classes  or would prefer a more private introduction to CrossFit, we offer the “Private Prep”. You get all the great resources and coaching we provide in the Prep Course in one-on-one, private training with a coach. Due to the smaller more flexible setting we are able to expedite The Prep process  and get you through the material quicker.

[structure]     The Private Prep = 5 Private Sessions

No different than our regular Prep Course, the Private Prep focuses on quality instruction. Structure is a bit different though – You and your coach will meet for 5 private training sessions based on your scheduling. Each session runs for one-hour.

2 Weeks | 5 Sessions
Just show up; we’ll do the rest. 5 private session over the course of 2 weeks scheduled at your convenience.  Your coach leads you through the hour’s session, from welcome, to warm-up, to workout with the learning in between.

1 Coach | 1 Client
The Private Prep Course is a one-on-one private introduction to CrossFit. Your coach will take you through the Prep Course curriculum in 5 private sessions, and  tailor the program to your individual needs.

>>Click Here<< to enroll in a Private Prep Course and we will contact you within in 24 hours to schedule your sessions with your coach

Pricing:
Group Prep Option:  $200
Private Prep Option: $300

Course Times:
{6:30 am on M/W/F} or {6:30 pm on M/W/Th}
June 1 – June 26

Free Community Workout || May 16

Work hard | Sweat hard | Play hard

Come join us on Saturday, May 16 @ 10:00 am for a free workout with the CrossFit Austin community!  

Community workouts are open to everyone and a great way to find out what CrossFit is all about.

All skill levels welcome.

Current members: Bring a friend

First timers: Meet a friend

REGISTER HERE

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CFA Outing This Saturday! Bowling @ Evo

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Join us this weekend {4.25} for an afternoon of bowling, snacks, and a little friendly competition! Hosted by Coaches Tim, Mark, and Ben at Evo Entertainment just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road from CFA.

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

[Where] Evo Entertainment – 3200 Kyle Crossing | Kyle, Texas 78640

[When] Saturday, April 25th @ 2:00 pm (meet at CrossFit Austin at 1:45 to carpool)

[Who] All y’all and your frands!

*Group rates are available starting at 10+ people so let’s get a crew together and have some fun!

The EVO Social

$19.99 per guest
90 minutes of bowling including shoes
1 Sampler appetizer platter per 5 guests
$5 game card per guest
Starts at 10 guests

All adult group packages plus tax & 15% service charge.

The Prep at CrossFit Austin || May 4

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The next cycle of The Prep at CrossFit Austin will start on Monday, May 4th.
REGISTER HERE

THE PREP COURSE

[what]    What we like to call “The Prep” is designed to introduce new clients to the fundamentals and essential movements often seen in our group classes. The Prep is a course that teaches proper movement, recovery, mobility strategies, and a crash course on nutrition & lifestyle. This beginners program ultimately gives our clients the tools to make their time at CrossFit Austin life changing. We’re not just movers and shakers at CrossFit Austin – we’re thinkers, too. Producing athletes that train smart, work hard and also know their shit is what we’re all about.

Train Smart | We’ll teach you to lift & move proficiently
Dedicated time working on the technique of CrossFit Movements over the course of 12 classes, with technical consistency being a focus. Regular exposure to the movements will adequately prepare each client for success in the group class environment. Quality over quantity in your movement is our goal.

Work Hard | We’ll teach you to recover effectively
The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts. It’s in this time that the body adapts to the stress of exercise and the real training effect takes place. Learning what and how to fill this time outside of the gym is our goal.

Think Well | We’ll teach you to eat efficiently
The individuality and uniqueness of our clients are what makes our community a phenomenal place to thrive in their training. Nutrition can’t be ‘cut and paste’ for each individual – there’s no cookie cutter way to properly eat. Revolutionize the way you view nutrition and eat over the course of 12 classes and learn what works best for your ID.

[structure]    The Prep = 1 Month of CrossFit Austin

If there’s one thing we take seriously, it’s quality over quantity. Yes, we give a shit about each and every person who walks through our doors on a deeper level. You aren’t a dollar sign or a name on a sheet. You’re a member of our family. In our opinion, there’s no way to teach anyone new to CrossFit quality movement and technique in a short amount of time. Thus, our introductory course that isn’t a cram session squeezed into a few day’s time. It’s an investment of a month on both ends. You meet with your coach 3x/week for 4 weeks, learning the ins & outs of what CrossFit and CrossFit Austin is all about.

1 month | 12 Sessions
Just show up; we’ll do the rest. The Prep course you enroll in will meet 3x/week for 4 weeks.  Structured like a CrossFit Class, your Prep course classes will be at the same time each day throughout the course length for 1-hour. Just show up, we’ll do the rest (we mean it!) –  Your coach leads you through the hour class, from welcome, to warm-up, to workout with the learning in between.

1 Coach | 6 athletes
The Prep Course is limited to 6 clients per course to ensure everyone gets quality, semi-private coaching, and our coaches can focus on teaching instead of managing.

With limited space in each course, wait-list opportunities are available.

>>Click here<<  to see a schedule of our upcoming  Prep Courses

Learn more about the CrossFit Austin coaches leading The Prep here.

PRIVATE PREP COURSE

[what]     For those that can’t make our available Prep Course classes  or would prefer a more private introduction to CrossFit, we offer the “Private Prep”. You get all the great resources and coaching we provide in the Prep Course in one-on-one, private training with a coach. Due to the smaller more flexible setting we are able to expedite The Prep process  and get you through the material quicker.

[structure]     The Private Prep = 5 Private Sessions

No different than our regular Prep Course, the Private Prep focuses on quality instruction. Structure is a bit different though – You and your coach will meet for 5 private training sessions based on your scheduling. Each session runs for one-hour.

2 Weeks | 5 Sessions
Just show up; we’ll do the rest. 5 private session over the course of 2 weeks scheduled at your convenience.  Your coach leads you through the hour’s session, from welcome, to warm-up, to workout with the learning in between.

1 Coach | 1 Client
The Private Prep Course is a one-on-one private introduction to CrossFit. Your coach will take you through the Prep Course curriculum in 5 private sessions, and  tailor the program to your individual needs.

>>Click Here<< to enroll in a Private Prep Course and we will contact you within in 24 hours to schedule your sessions with your coach

Pricing:
Group Prep Option:  $200
Private Prep Option: $300

Course Times:
{6:30 am on M/W/F} or {6:30 pm on M/W/Th}
May 4 – May 29

Register Now! Spring Cleaning Competition || May 9

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Register by 12:00 pm on 4/24 to guarantee correct t-shirt size.

We’ve just confirmed our first prize packs from Fringe Sport.
Don’t miss out on a great event for a great cause!!

{Register Here}

Spring Cleaning Clean and Tire Flip Contest
Hosted by CrossFit Austin
Benefiting GingerCare

[What]
Spring Cleaning will feature two individual events.
1. 1 rep max Clean
2. Max tire flips in 1:00.

Each athlete will be scored and ranked in each workout according to total weight lifted, Sinclair Formula (weight lifted relative to body weight), and total tire flips completed. The athlete’s with the lowest overall rankings in their respective divisions will be declared Champion!

[When]
May 9th, 2015 9 AM – Noon

[Where]
CrossFit Austin
8708 S. Congress Ste. C300
Austin, TX

[Registration]
30 Male Spots Available [20 Rx, 10 Scaled] 30 Female Spots Available [20 Rx, 10 Scaled] We will also be offering a Mens and Womens scaled division with lighter tire flip weights.

[Entry Fee]
$60 – A portion of the proceeds will be donated to GingerCare.
We will also be accepting free will donations for GingerCare online and at the event

[About GingerCare]
GingerCare specializes in matching homeless pets with the elderly in a mutually beneficial relationship that allows for stimulation and companionship amongst both, all while providing the necessary medical care for the pet. This is to include regular visits by a veterinarian or technician whom helps to assist and educate the client in caring for their pet. When the client can no longer properly care for the animal, GingerCare aids in the intake process in order to prepare the pet for a new home.

{Register Here}

Bowling at Evo || Hosted by “G-Love & The Special Sauce” [aka Tim, Mark & Ben]

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Join “G-Love & The Special Sauce” [aka Coaches Tim, Mark, & Ben] for a CFA Afternoon Outing!
Saturday, April 25th @ 2:00 pm
At Evo Entertainment
3200 Kyle Crossing | Kyle, Texas 78640

 

{Details & RSVP}

Let’s get our awesome community out of the gym for an afternoon of bowling, snacks, games, and entertainment brought to you by the boys [maybe even a little friendly competition]!

*Group rates are available if we have 10 + people RSVP’d – PLEASE RSVP via the Facebook event so we can reserve the group rate. 
*Friends & Family welcome!

The EVO Social

$19.99 per guest
90 minutes of bowling including shoes
1 Sampler appetizer platter per 5 guests
$5 game card per guest
Starts at 10 guests

All adult group packages plus tax & 15% service charge.

 

CrossFit Austin || Free Community Workout

Seize the day! Start your Saturday with CrossFit Austin this weekend [4.11] at 10:00 am for our Free Community Workout! We invite the community to sweat with us the 2nd Saturday of each month. Whether you are new to CrossFit or a seasoned athlete, come out and get a taste of what CrossFit Austin is all about.

All skill levels welcome.

Current members: Bring a friend

First timers: Meet a friend

REGISTER HERE

 

Spring Cleaning Competition || Benefiting GingerCare

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{Register Here}

Spring Cleaning Clean and Tire Flip Contest
Hosted by CrossFit Austin
Benefiting GingerCare

[What]
Spring Cleaning will feature two individual events.
1. 1 rep max Clean
2. Max tire flips in 1:00.

Each athlete will be scored and ranked in each workout according to total weight lifted, Sinclair Formula (weight lifted relative to body weight), and total tire flips completed. The athlete’s with the lowest overall rankings in their respective divisions will be declared Champion!

[When]
May 9th, 2015 9 AM – Noon

[Where]
CrossFit Austin
8708 S. Congress Ste. C300
Austin, TX

[Registration]
30 Male Spots Available [20 Rx, 10 Scaled] 30 Female Spots Available [20 Rx, 10 Scaled] We will also be offering a Mens and Womens scaled division with lighter tire flip weights.

[Entry Fee]
$60 – A portion of the proceeds will be donated to GingerCare.
We will also be accepting free will donations for GingerCare online and at the event

[About GingerCare]
GingerCare specializes in matching homeless pets with the elderly in a mutually beneficial relationship that allows for stimulation and companionship amongst both, all while providing the necessary medical care for the pet. This is to include regular visits by a veterinarian or technician whom helps to assist and educate the client in caring for their pet. When the client can no longer properly care for the animal, GingerCare aids in the intake process in order to prepare the pet for a new home.

{Register Here}