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The Power of Community: Crossfit & The Force of Human Connection Book Launch Event!!!

Join Us For An Awesome Evening In Support of Allison Belger’s Book Launch

Tuesday, March 20th 6:30 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center


Alright, people. It’s time to book your sitters, clear your calendars, and get ready for a special night. TJ’s Gym Owner, and our friend, Allison Belger, has written a great book about community and CrossFit. Her book launch event is taking place just over the bridge, in Mill Valley. Kelly is moderating the panel of speakers for the night, and we’d love for you all to be there.  Here are the details:

Admission is free, and there will be catered Paleo appetizers (c/oBella Luxe Catering), and an inspiring panel of speakers to include:

Steve Liberati, Founder of Steve’s Club www.stevesclub.org

Brad Ludden, Founder of First Descents www.firstdescents.org

Lisbeth Darsh, affiliate/community guru at CrossFit Headquarters www.crossfitlisbeth.com

Bryant Mitchell, Manager, Affiliate & Community Services Fitness & Training at Reebok International

Allison Belger, Owner, TJ’s Gym/Psychologist/Author

Two long-time TJ’s Gym members who have lots to say about the power of our community

Pre-order the book HERE!

Questions about the book or the event? Email Allison at allison@tjsgym.com

Snatch Mania! WOD 12.2 at SFCF

It was a snatching extravaganza at SFCF on Friday night!  A huge group of athletes and spectators showed up again for WOD 12.2 and it was PR-central!  Many of our athletes got their PR that night and even more got their PR over and over again.   Gretchen Weber, for example, hit her PR and then did it 27 more times.   It was another awesome an inspirational evening.  Special thanks to our resident Games photographer Tory Kornblum for these awesome photos (and, who killed 71 reps with 105 on the bar!)  Go Team SFCF!

WellnessFX Community Blood Draw This Friday, March 9th – 7 – 9 a.m.

At San Francisco CrossFit, we are dedicated to empowering our athletes to own and understand their own bodies. To maximize fitness and wellness, we believe it is critical to understand the impacts of our lifestyle. We have to go beyond nutrition and understand what is going on with each athlete’s personal biology. We cannot just speculate as to what is going on underneath the hood, we need real data. Regular biological assessment should be part of every athlete’s program.  To this end, we have partnered with WellnessFX to provide cutting edge biological assessment. This is not what you get at your doctor’s office – it will change your view about and behavior with regard to your health and wellness forever.

To learn more about the plans and pricing, visit the WellnessFX website.

What Will Happen on Friday?

The WellnessFX team, along with a certified medical professional, will be at SFCF from 7-9 a.m. to sign you up and collect your blood samples. They will measure over 75 health values from your blood (a typical doctor measures 5) and you will receive your results on the WellnessFX dashboard. You will then consult with WellnessFX physicians and specialists to review your results and develop an action plan. The blood re-test in will happen in 90-100 days and you will be able to track your improvements online.

** Please note – you must do an exercise “fast” for 24 hours before the blood draw and a food fast for 12 hours before the draw.

Interested?  RSVP Here

WOD 12.1 at SFCF

On Friday night we had 70 competitors and spectators show up at SFCF to perform the Crossfit Games Open WOD 12.1 – 7 minutes of burpees.    All of the competitors brought their A game for the workout and then went on to support all the other athletes when they were not competing.   The whole night was inspirational and an awesome kick-off to this Games Season.

Check out some of these photos from competitor (and de facto photographer) Tory Kornblum of the evening.  Go Team SFCF!

Schedule Update – Thursday Night Olympic Lifting Class

We will be adding an Olympic-Style weightlifting class at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights (starting THIS Thursday 3/1) with Coach Diane and are canceling the Level 2 class.   This class is part of your SFCF membership – there is no additional fee to attend.  This class will focus exclusively on the Olympic-Style movements including the snatch, clean, and jerk.

Olympic Lifting Club will continue on Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 and we will be adding a second night of Olympic Lifting Club in early April on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m.   Stay tuned in late March for details.

5 p.m. Friday Class Cancelled During Crossfit Games Open

Please note that the Friday 5 p.m. class will be cancelled starting this Friday 2/24 – Friday 3/23 because we will be hosting the Crossfit Games Open WOD on Friday nights for the next 5 weeks.   The 5 p.m. class will resume on 3/30.

 

How Crossfit Can Benefit Triathletes

Check out this article written by Coach Nate Helming about how Crossfit training can benefit triathletes.   Here’s a little snippet:

These days CrossFit has gained national attention with its explosive growth of affiliate gyms, the members who attend them, and the recent exposure of the CrossFit games on ESPN. With this attention comes both the enthusiast who praises the program and the skeptic who questions its safety and efficacy.

 When done correctly, CrossFit can be a fun, invigorating, and intelligent strength and conditioning program that can help get athletes over a frustrating plateau of persistent injury and stale performance, and onto a new upward athletic trajectory…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

Team SFCF Represents At The SacTown Throwdown!

Congratulations to our TWO SFCF teams that competed last weekend in the SacTown Throwdown in Roseville!  Jessica Hall, Daphne Espinoza, Ryan Romines, and Sam Sailer all competed in the Novice Division landing 19th overall and Beth Helton, Lisa Warren, Chris Medeiros, and Nick Barsotti competed in the Open Division landing 14th overall.   With the exception of Nick Barsotti – who competed in the NorCal Regionals last year –  this was the first official Crossfit competition for all of our other athletes.   Some amazing moments include:  Lisa Warren being the only woman at the entire competition to be able to perform the back lever, holding it for more than 20 seconds; Dapne (who has never lifted an Atlas Stone) picked up and shouldered a 115# stone with perfect technique; Sam Sailer snatching 3/4 of his bodyweight a shit load of times; and our Open Team coming in 7th place in a workout called the “Quadathalon” that involved a lot of running, rowing, double unders, and burpees.   Way to show up and represent!