Monthly Archives : February 2013

Christine Carosi & Pat Griffin Headed to the Arnold Weightlifting Championships

We are so excited that Coach Pat Griffin and SFCFer Christine Carosi are competing this weekend at the The Arnold Weightlifting Championships in Columbus, OH.   Coach Diane Fu will be coaching these two Fu Barbell athletes in their vision quest to hit their personal bests in the snatch & clean & jerk.   We will also be keeping an eye on friend of SFCF Katie Hogan as she attempts to lift some huge weights just a few days before she begins her bid to qualify for the 2013 Crossfit Games.

The Weightlifting Championships are one of over 40 sports and events held annually in downtown Columbus as part of the Arnold Sports Festival, will host weightlifters from every continent on the planet (well, except Antarctica) and is one of only two qualifying events for the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships and Pan American Championships for USA Weightlifting.

In addition to showcasing world-class lifters from Canada to Ecuador, Colombia to Cameroon, the 2013 Arnold Weightlifting Championships has also reserved two special sessions on Friday evening for CrossFitters only. “CrossFit is arguably the best thing ever to have happened to weightlifting in the United States,” says Rachel Crass, co-director of the event. “The sport’s popularity is booming, and the lifts are on television again. It’s incredible. We want to show the world that CrossFitters can not only perform the lifts, but they can perform them well, with solid technique and competitive weights. We want to show the world what CrossFitters can do with the quick lifts.”

Diane will be documenting the whole weekend on Instagram so you can follow her @DianeFu.   Good luck Pat, Christine, and Katie!



Mental Toughness and the Crossfit Games Open

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” -Robert Jordan

Every year, thousands of Crossfit athletes test themselves with five weeks of workouts designed to separate the wheat from the chaff. This year the threshing season starts on March 6th, and San Francisco Crossfit has a secret weapon: Stevo the Sport Psychology Intern!

Starting on February 28th, Stevo will be hosting a free weekly workshop to help athletes who would like to prepare for the mental challenge of the Crossfit Games Open. Topics will include, goal setting, reflection, focus, and resiliency. There will be activities, challenges, and an open environment for discussing how to get the most out of the Games, even if you’re just doing it for fun. Athletes of all skill levels are welcome and may join for any of the classes they wish during the Open.

Thursdays 2/28-4/5 – 8:00-9:00pm

All SFCF Members welcome – Sign Up Here

SFCF Mobile App Disabled

We learned today that MindBody is no longer supporting our Skilled Athlete Mobile App and so the app has been disabled as of today.   We know that this has been a very convenient and useful way for you all to sign in to classes and manage your account, etc.  and so we will figure out a new solution as soon as possible.  In the meantime, please revert to signing in to class online.    Sorry for any inconvenience and we will update you as soon as we have implemented an alternative.

New Classes & Schedule Updates

We are pleased to announce the addition of new classes and some schedule changes starting next week as follows:
8:00 a.m. – Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – Saturdays

We are also changing the Conditioning class schedule and adding one more class so the schedule will be:
Monday 6 a.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m.

See our Group Class Schedule for details and to sign up for classes.

Please Cancel Classes – we have had a lot of monthly members signing up for morning classes and then not coming.   If you can’t make it, PLEASE cancel as we often have athletes on the waiting list who would like to come in your spot.   We don’t want to have to implement a penalty system so please only sign up for classes you plan to make and cancel if you can’t make it as a courtesy to your fellow SFCF members.




Crossfit Games Open Registration is LIVE – The Open At SFCF

The Games Season is officially here!  The Open begins on March 6th and continues for 5 weeks with a workout announced every Wednesday and score submissions due Sundays by 5:00 p.m. For those of you who weren’t able to attend our meeting on January 16th, here’s how the Open will work at SFCF:

We will host the Open WOD every Friday night through the Open Season from 5-8 p.m.   This is a really fun, competitive, and supportive event and we have a potluck during/after.  We will have the SFCF staff on hand to judge and cost to participate is $10/WOD or $50 for the whole Open Season, which will be charged after March 1st.   If you want to try out the Open Workouts but don’t care to do it in a formal judged environment, we will be programming the Open WODs as the Saturday Morning Level 1 classes.

If you want to participate in the Friday evening Group WODs, you will need to follow these two steps:

1.  Register for the Open HERE.  The cost to register for the Open through Crossfit is $20.   Important!  Be sure to select San Francisco Crossfit as your affiliate AND join the San Francisco Crossfit Team.  

2.  Email Coach Tonya to sign up to participate in the Friday night WODs no later than March 1st –

See you in a few weeks!