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Weekly Words, May 14th

Let’s start by wishing all the Mom’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day.

 

We’ve go the Teams all set up for the OPUS THROWDOWN. We’ll post them up at the gym tomorrow. If you didn’t get a chance to do the Football Total on Saturday, feel free to come in during any open gym time to get a score in. Speaking of Saturday… some big lifts went down! Or shall I say up! Great work to all who came to lift some weights. 

 

Your goal for the week is to be here as much as you can to collect scores to count towards the team. We have some fun workouts, and very measurable too. We will also score workouts a little differently then just the result you get. In english, let’s take the total on Saturday, what if we divided your score by body weight, all of a sudden you might rank a lot higher then what the leaderboard says. So even if it’s a workout where you don’t feel that you will do well on, think again! 

 

So please do your best to be here this week for your team, regardless if you can make it to the gym this Saturday. You’ll be more help then you think. And if you miss a workout during the week, you can always make it up. Except for the upcoming Saturday WOD. That is a one time deal. Speaking of Saturday, the class schedule looks a little different. There are only 3 times to come in. 8am, 10am, and 5:30pm. All of the class times are scheduled for 2 hours. And have double the capacity. That means we’ll have a few heats per session. Let’s fill up those classes and throwdown. 

 

And last but not least, the evening schedule has shifted this week. it now looks as follows on Monday/Wednesday/Friday: CrossFit Classes are 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and Open Gym is at 7:30pm. Plus, don’t forget on those days there’s also a noon class.

 

The throwdown kicked off with a bang, now let’s keep it rolling!

 

Training Layout Feb 27-March 5

WOW!!!! There’s not too much that has to be said after this past weekend! The main purpose of this weekly update is to keep people engaged and get the motivation level UP for the upcoming week. But I’m pretty sure that’s all but take care of after this past week’s OPEN WOD. Congrats to all that gave it their all. So many photos have been published, so even if you weren’t here, I bet you now have a serious case of FOMO. If you did, it’s not too late to get involved. There’ll still be folks doing the OPEN WOD on Monday open gym times, 8am and 4pm. So, you are more than welcome to jump on board. The one caveat is that all scores need to be submitted by 5pm Monday. So if you are waiting last minute to get in the workout. Make sure you are all registered and ready to submit scores before the deadline. 

 

While I am on the topic. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NOTE THAT it’s you that has to submit your scores online before the deadline. Please don’t let it pass as you’ll be disappointed if you do :(.

 

I chose this specific photo amongst a plethora of goodies as the one I wanted the world to see. To me it says a lot. Yes, training is hard. Yes, competition is harder. But OMG, that feeling below. The one of camaraderie. Accomplishment. The feeling of knowing you gave it all. But, that feeling that the person next to you was so much a part of getting every rep out of your body. The reps that when you thought you had nothing left, but you kept going. Both Jake and Lula, like most you, killed that WOD. But, the push they got from each other was what propelled them even further. I have no doubt that they would have done well had they done that WOD on their own. But they accomplished so much more together. As did those around them! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration! 

 

The week ahead is business as usual. If you are really feeling it from Saturday and want to come but feel rather limited. Trust me when I say the coaches know how you feel, and will take care of you appropriately. Time to recover and gear up for week 2!

 

Coach

Training Layout Dec 5-11

Lots of things to discuss on this weekly report, none of it has to do with the training layout. In no particular order:

 

It’s time to vote for the pique best of whistler, the pique newsmagazine annual survey. Get your hand in and vote, you can see it here: http://posting.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/Survey?survey=2807432

 

Christmas Party is this Saturday. It’s back at the gym, and it we are hitting up an old faithful theme. Christmas Sweater. It kicks off at 6pm, so that means no classes that evening. It’s a BYOB, BYO appy as a pot luck style. Family’s invited. 

 

The party has also been names Steph’s Farewell. Which is bitter sweet. Steph has been part of the CrossFit Whistler Opus Community for 4 years! That’s countless squats, pull-ups, high fives… and not to mention blood, sweat and tears. Ok, the tears are just me…… 

As coaches, we’re all so different. Yet, the one thing we have in common is our passion for training and health. All of our coaches are forced to juggle that passion and other jobs, other pursuits, and not to mention personal goals. If you know Steph, you’d know just how much is on her plate. Not only has she been employed full time for Whistler Blackcomb since she started. And is constantly seeking outdoor adventures, from biking to hiking and skiing in the winter. Oh, and if you are in the Netball scene, you know Steph. But somewhere between all of that, and coaching at the gym, she has found time for another career path on Message Therapy. If you are asking yourself, how does someone have time for all of that……well, the answer unfortunately became, there is not enough time for all of those pursuits. And after 4 years, with not enough time in the day, Steph is moving on. And although her days are too short, you’ll be sure that Steph will continue to fill hers up to the brim, making the most of the opportunities of what’s ahead. We wish her the best, and hope we haven’t seen the last of her in the gym. Her last official day of coaching is on Tuesday morning. So don’t miss out on one last ass kicking! Or, show up on Saturday and send her off in style. 

 

On a change of topic, it’s December. And that means a small change in the schedule. The 9am and 10am class on Mon/Wed/Fri has been morphed in to a 9:30am start. And rightfully so, most that have the opportunity to make it to the gym at that time are on the mountain. Since opening day, both those classes combined never exceeded 12 people, so combining the class makes for a much better training environment. If need to get your workout in earlier, then sign in to the open gym at 8. You don’t have to be there at 8 sharp, but do allow yourself enough time get that workout in before the 9:30am class starts. 

 

And last but not least. Did you know there’s been a cancellation/no show pandemic at the gym. Of course you know. We all know because we can all see who is registered for classes you are registered for. And we can then see who failed to show up. If you think we are not disappointed, you are wrong. So many times your peers are asking about you. As coaches, we are wondering where you are. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. We all count on each other, and lean on each other. Don’t let us down.