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Training Layout Jan 30-Feb 5

WOW! What a weekend. How can I not try and recap the Okanagan Valley Throwdown. Congratulations to those that competed, and thanks for allowing us to follow along with all of the live videos. I was literally there! It was so exciting and so emotional to watch. Thanks for taking us there with you.

 

For a small recap, we had a Austin and Marley compete individual Rx’d. Co, Clo, Chris and Candice were team Rx’d. D’Arcy and Lula in individual Rec division, and Brew in Men’s Masters. You can see how this post can get out of hand quick. So before I go in to the results, I want to bring it back to this whole weekend, and not just at the comp, but at the gym as well. 

 

I am completely exhausted. On saturday I watched so many of you come in for the CrossFit Total. Work together, inspire each other, even scare yourself a little. Had a lot of highs, a few lows, but the feeling of pushing through limits, and achieving new heights is quite the emotional roller coaster. So many of us experienced that euphoria this weekend. From those that hit 4 PR’s on the total. Back Squat, Shoulder Press, DL, and the Total. Yep, it was 2 on my count. On Both Saturday and Sunday, was able to follow live the crew at the throwdown. As a spectator it was inspirational. I felt as though I was with you all following the leaderboard this sunday. For those that competed. Thank you for pouring your heart and soul in to what you do. Thank You for representing our gym, our community, it’s truly an honour to be a part of it. It’s not always about how you place. Of course, a promising finish never hurt the spirits. But who you are along the way. And you are all champs!

 

Speaking of Champs! Holy cow, some crazy results came through. 

Lula 2nd

Austin 5th (although technically 4th, which I am sure will be updated shortly)

Marley 6th

Brew 13th

D’Arcy 14th

Team Opus 21st

 

Those are some unbelievable results. I know just how hard you guys worked for them. The events at the throwdown, similar to the Total can be the ones you hope to test, while others, maybe the ones you’ve been dreading. Or in the case of Austin and Marley, changed in the last minute. 1 for the good, the other, not so good. The crew this weekend, just like you at the gym, showed some incredible wherewithal to persevere through thick and thin. All with a smile on your face. I know I had a blast coaching and watching. It was inspiring beyond words! I’m sure we’ll have a motivated crew this week, so go get’em! Unless you competed, in which case, take it easy!

Training Layout Jan 23-29

Welcome to the last week of January’s training. It’s also our last week where we are offering a free week trial. You know that friend of yours who keeps flirting about about trying CrossFit. Tell them here’s there chances. No reason not to!

 

Next weekend is a big one! There’s a posse headed to the interior to compete at the Okanagan Valley Throwdown. Marley and Austin competed as individuals this fall in Fraser Valley, now they take their show on the road along with more friends. Brew is competing in Masters, and Co, Chris, Clo and Candice are in the team division. Wish them luck this week as they taper down and get ready for the big weekend. 

 

They are not alone for a fun filled weekend. The CrossFit Total is always a fun one. That’ll be on the docket for Saturday’s WOD. If you’ve never done it before it’s always a fun one. No clock, no WOD, just an hour of trying to lift as heavy as you can. New to the gym and not too sure about lifting heavy weights. Not to worry, as coaches, we want to ease you in to the lifting side. So, come along regardless, we’ll have a  nice plan for you to!

 

Since we are sending our competitors off this weekend, it’s a great opportunity for everyone in the gym to get a taste of competition without leaving the comforts of the gym. It’s called the CrossFit Open, and it’s right around the corner. All you have to do is register online, and every week for 5 weeks we’ll be able to compete against the world by submitting your score online. You’ll be able to perform the mysterious WOD every saturday, where a judge will ensure you meet the standards behind the workout. There are masters categories, scaled categories, and teens. Usually, if you think it’s something you’d like to try, then you are right! Not sure, ask me. We can support you along the way. In case you don’t know by now, our gym focuses on CrossFit as a fitness tool, not for competition. However ,that doesn’t exclude you from 1 workout a week for 5 weeks as a way to motivate your training. And shed light on what you are capable of!

 

Hope to be asked all week long whether the open is right for me!