Austin Athletics Running Program is Here!



The Austin Athletics Running Program is back!

Join Coach Aaron Davis on Tuesday nights from 6:30 PM-7:30PM at CrossFit Austin.
The Austin Athletics Running Program is perfect for anyone looking to run a personal best during the Spring/Summer Racing season!

Coach Aaron will focus on all aspects of Running including:

  • Running Drills
  • Biomechanics
  • Sprinting
  • Lactate Threshold
  • Fueling/Recovery
  • Race Specific Training

Participants will receive 3 additional workouts to complete on their own.
Including 2 Specific Strength Workouts & 1 Running Work Out

Register Here

Limited to 10 people
$30 per session OR $99 per 5-session Package (Purchase below)


Sweat with your Sweetheart Free Community Workout!

Join us Saturday February 8th for a FREE CrossFit group class at 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM and have a blast with your sweetie!
Non-members, members and loved ones can sign up for this fun and free event hereRegularly scheduled group classes on Saturday (2/8) have been replaced by this event, so be sure to follow the registration link to  participate. Workouts will be designed for all ability levels, making this is a great time to spread the word and come in for a fun workout!

December CrossFit Classics

CrossFit Austin and CrossFit Central are proud to announce another round of CrossFit Classics, a monthly CrossFit celebration for fitness athletes and fans in Austin, TX!

Once a month we pay homage to the roots of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games by competing in a “Classic” WOD. It may be anything from one of the original “girls,” a famous CrossFit Games Beatdown, or something even “nastier”! The workout will be announced on the first day of each month and will typically take place on the final Friday night of the month (exact times and dates will be announced with the workout). We will be accepting a limited number of competitors for the workout, so register early!

EVERYONE is encouraged to come take part in the festivities. Workouts do not have to be performed Rx, and we will have free drinks,  DJ Kris Kepler, MC, and after-party specials at local establishments! Follow this page for all updates and announcements concerning the event!

The event will take place at CrossFit Central Downtown on December 28th, 2012

December CrossFit Classic Event
When: Friday, December 28th, 2012 @ 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Where: CrossFit Central Downtown (702 East 3rd Street Austin, TX)
Featuring DJ K2  of MOFIT
Sign up here!

The Workout:

1000M Row
50 Thrusters (45lb)
30 Pull-Ups

Advanced (Rx): 45lb Barbell, Unassisted Pull Ups
Intermediate (S1): 35lb Barbell, Band-Assisted Pull-Ups
Beginner (S2): Rebar (Approx 15lb), Jumping Pull-Ups

Sign up here!

Only 50 Spots Available
$25 Registration Fee

Fundraiser and Paleo Potluck for Darlene

After you’ve gotten nice and sweaty at Murph Day, clean yourself up and come on over to Coach Boone’s house for a Paleo Pot Luck Party! We are raising funds to help Darlene get out to California for the 2012 CrossFit Games!

Where? 4529 Corran Ferry Loop (Boone and Aubrey’s House)
When? June 16th starting at 6 PM
What to bring? Your favorite Paleo dish!
How do I contribute: All donations are welcome and can be made in cash or by check (made out to Darlene Price). Additionally, all tips received at the bar will be donated to Darlene!

Want more details? Check out the facebook event!

*Please comment below to let us know what you’ll be bringing
and if you’d like to sign up for a bartending shift!*

*Email for more info or if you’d like to take a shift bartending!

Bun Run 2012 with Austin Running Club

It’s time for the 30th Annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run in downtown Austin, Texas!

In addition to offering the longest running 5K in Austin, The Schlotzsky’s Bun Run will offer a 10K  race for the first time ever this year! All proceeds of the run benefit the Austin Sunshine Camps, which through the support of the YMBL, has provided summer camping experiences and leadership opportunities for under served youth in the Austin area. CrossFit Austin and Austin Athletics Running Club are proud to offer the official training program for the 2012 Bun Run! Learn more here.

When: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Where: Auditorium Shores (across from Palmer Events Center)
Details: 7:00 am – 10K – NEW for 2012!
7:45 am – Kids K
8:30 am – 5K
Fees: 5K = $30
10K = $35

Ready to sign up???
Click here and sign up to run for TEAM CrossFit Austin
(located under the TEAM drop box on the registration site)

Testimonial Tuesday: Kristin Shanahan

I’ve been active the majority of my life. I started competitively swimming at the age of 4 and kept on until high school. I’d always been pretty self-conscious of my weight and tried several attempts at weight loss – always struggling with those 10-15 pesky pounds. I was successful once at ‘healthy’ weight loss after seeing a dietician in high school. However, I felt calorie counting was too hard and took too much time. So, in college I went back to attempting the low-fat diet and usually was able to maintain my 10-15lbs ‘overweight’ and just accepted that that’s just the way my body was (big-boned, thick, etc….) I majored in health and prided myself for my ‘knowledge’ about nutrition and exercise. I did my 3-5 days a week – 45 minutes of cardio and 3 sets of 10-15 weights. I continued this for years, was even certified as a personal trainer and spin instructor and worked in the fitness industry for several years after college.

In June of 2008, the dreaded year I turned 30 (gasp!), I decided it was time for my husband and me to think about starting a family. I’d been on birth control for many years and having heard many stories from friends about infertility issues, I was unsure if I, too, could have infertility problems…I also wanted to see if getting off of the hormones would help me lose those last few pounds that I’d been dying to shed for oh…20 years?! (Geez, us women, we’re so hard on ourselves…). So, I stopped taking birth control. The first month after getting off, everything was normal…but then crazy things started happening to my body. My cycles were taking longer to show up, I was gaining weight by the week and was starting to have crazy cystic acne (I’d never had acne my whole life). I’d known about CrossFit by both Google and CrossFit Houston owner, Carlos Ibarra. In early December of 2008, after 72 days of not having a cycle and putting on an extra 12 pounds (since June!!), I decided to take the plunge and call CrossFit Austin. Wes and I can thankfully laugh about our conversation now but I was probably the biggest pain in his butt since opening their doors. I basically grilled Wes about techniques, programming, etc for 45 minutes on the phone. In order for Wes to finally end the conversation (poor guy), he said, “Kristin, we can talk about this all day until we’re blue in the face or you can just come in and try it out….” Cue, “SHUT UP.” So, I meekly said ok and went in two days later for my assessment. I’ve never looked back since joining. (It’s been 3 years now…sniff, sniff.)

Three weeks after joining, I had a doctor’s appointment to figure out what was going on with my body. Just as I’d suspected, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the leading cause of infertility. It is also a precursor to many health problems including diabetes and heart disease. This scared the crap out of me. I asked my doctor what the options were – his response “Well, if you don’t want to gain 20lbs you should just get back on birth control…oh and you’re probably going to have a hard time getting pregnant.” As a woman, hearing your body isn’t going to do what it’s supposed to is pretty upsetting and I left the office in tears. I went to the gym and spoke with Boone and Wes about the diagnosis (they graciously listened to TMI). Both of them encouraged me to try Paleo. The pride of my education wanted to take over but another part of me said “what the hell do you have to lose in trying this?” So, I embarked on the Paleo diet, making small changes over time (I can’t eat a low-carb tortilla??). My body slowly started responding; my cycles weren’t perfect but weren’t all over the place anymore. Robb Wolf and I sent several emails back and forth, and he referred me to a naturopath in Arizona, Garrett Smith, who helped me with a few more supplements to help get my hormones back on track. Things weren’t perfect but I was losing weight and at the same time getting stronger.

By August of 2009, I’d lost 18 pounds, without birth control. And in December of 2009, after feeling ridiculously car sick on the way home from Houston, I took a pregnancy test and it was POSITIVE. Wait, what happened to it being hard for me to get pregnant? We weren’t even ‘trying’! 🙂 I crossfitted through my entire pregnancy (I did Karen with a 6lb ball at 32 weeks!!). Anna Rose Shananan was welcomed into the world on August 11, 2010.

I will NEVER be able to truly convey my gratitude for CrossFit Austin. It has become a staple of who I am. I love walking in the doors of the gym to talk a little crap to the coaches, sweat next to amazing athletes who never stop encouraging me and laugh with what has become my second family. CrossFit has taught me so many things but above all it’s taught me humility, confidence and to never, ever stop trying.

Would you like to share your CFA story? We’d love to hear it! Send your testimonial to

Happy Hour 3/1

CrossFit Austin will be having a Happy Hour on March 1st at 7pm at the South Park Meadows Little Woodrow’s.  We hope you’ll join us as we catch up with old friends and meet new members! Hope to see y’all there!

When: March 1st (Thursday) at 7:00pm

Where: Little Woodrow’s (9500 S IH-35, Austin, TX 78748)

Who: You!


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