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!

FREE Parkour Fitness Camp

Space is extremely limited, click here to reserve your spot now!

CrossFit Austin is pleased to partner with Micah Scarbrough and Team Traverse. The world-class coaches and athletes of Team Traverse will provide an energizing new avenue to explore movement for current members of our gym and community. The World Freerunning & Parkour Federation (WFPF) classes and their emphasis on safe and efficient movement are a natural complement to our existing Strength and Conditioning Programs, and we are excited to add their services to our offerings.

Parkour is the discipline of moving effectively and fluidly. You may have seen the art of parkour on TV, movies or the internet and thought that looks fun but CRAZY. Well, we’ve taken the movement of Parkour and integrated it in to a fun, safe and completely affective work out for people of all ages! Come and experience movement and fitness in a brand new way!

Reserve your spot here.

Free Saturday Intro Workout!

FREE WORKOUT:

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, January 15th is your chance! Get more info and sign up here.

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!

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

September Athlete of the Month Chaz Darling

In an effort to get to know the fine folks of CrossFit Austin, we embark on our Athlete of the Month series.  Each month we will spotlight a different CFA athlete.  This month we have the newly crowned most improved Mohican Chazzy D…

State your Name and/or Nickname please.
Charles Douglas Darling a.k.a. Chaz, Chazzy D, Chuck D, Jazzy Chazzy, Chazmanian Devil, Chester, T-Rex (seriously), etc.

Occupation?
Medical Education Technician – Running the logistics for the medical education department of an orthopedic extremities company.  Also train and educate orthopedic surgeons on our products.

Words to live by?
Decide what you want.  Decide what you’re willing to give up to get it – Mom

What is your fitness background?
Limited.  When I was a kid, I played a lot of basketball, then got fat and moved on to football for 1.5 years in the 7th grade.  I hit a lull  in fitness until I decided to wrestle one year in high school.  I got to college and found my competitive/active edge and played racquetball, soccer, basketball, swimming, and became a gym rat.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
March 15th, 2010 so about five and a half months

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
The epic mind vs. body war that happens every day during a workout.  The body pleads with the mind to stop while the mind screams at the body to keep going.  I wish I could say my mind wins every time but it doesn’t.  I leave crossfit everyday feeling great, but on the days when my mind tells my body what’s what and pushes through the negative signals, its a huge burst of confidence and gives you a swagger walking out.  I love it.

What are your training goals?
Goal 1: qualify for regionals
Goal 2: qualify for the CrossFit Games

Favorite sport or activity?
Besides crossfit, its anything around water, soccer, and football

Recent adventure you’re planning?
Quantas airways will sometimes have random 4 day trips to Sydney or Melbourne at a REALLY cheap price.  They had one a month or two ago and I missed it….I’m not going to let that happen again.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?
I’ve been to Antarctica.

Longhorns or Aggies?
Horns baby!

Does your lack of a mustache hinder your performance in your chosen profession?
Since I deal with a lot of cadavers in my profession, I would say no.  A mustache would act like an odor sponge and that would not rock.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?
Do something everyday that makes you a better person than the day before.  Even if its something small, like reading, trying something new, or working out.  It will add up.

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

FREE WORKOUT:

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”

OlyAthlete.com 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

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