TONS of News & Happenings At SFCF
The WOD is almost ready to go and is looking awesome. We are so excited to share this beautiful new space with all of you. Please note that all of our classes will be canceled this Saturday as we will be moving our equipment from the POD to the WOD. Our normal class schedule will resume on Monday, January 14th at the WOD – 1162A Gorgas Avenue.
Please RSVP for the party by tonight if possible so we can get the final numbers to our caterer. The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the POD with an Crossfit Olympics led by Kelly and the entire SFCF Staff. Coach Adrian will also be on hand to lead you through one final parking lot workout. We will all enjoy a glass of sangria and then move over to the WOD at 7:00 for food, drink, and festivities. If you cannot make the Olympics in the parking lot, please feel free to just meet at the WOD at 7:00 p.m.
We are delighted to have SFCFer Debbie Steingesser joining the SFCF Staff teaching Yoga for the Crossfit Athlete. This is an all levels class specifically designed to stretch, restore, and mobilize your body for increased athletic performance in Crossfit or other sports. Each session focuses on opening areas that get stiff from a regular Crossfit routine, such as: shoulders, hips, quads, hamstrings, and more. This class is taught in the Vinyasa style of yoga, linking poses fluidly with breath and music to keep you engaged. Yoga for the Crossfit Athlete will help increase your flexibility, balance, focus, breath capacity, and strength so you can perform better, experience less soreness, and reduce your risk of injury.
This is not your grandma’s yoga practice. Each class features intelligent sequencing, stable positions, good music, humor, and maybe even the occasional mimosa. There will be no chanting (unless Debbie gets carried away). These classes are open to all experience levels.
Sunday mornings – 10:00 a.m. – see Group Class Schedule to enroll.
About Debbie: Debbie Steingesser is an accomplished yoga teacher, dancer, and athlete based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Common Ground Magazine recently named Debbie “An Exceptional Yoga Teacher” for her creative approach to Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She is known for her uplifting, playful, and challenging Vinyasa Flow classes supported by eclectic playlists. When she’s not teaching, you can find Debbie practicing her handstands and lifting heavy weights at San Francisco Crossfit.
Debbie is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level and a Certified Level One Crossfit Trainer. She has completed trainings with Saul David Raye, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, Jai Uttal, Rod Stryker, Baxter Bell, and many more. Her yoga teaching is inspired by music, popular culture, and most recently, her study of movement and mobility with Kelly Starrett.
The art of suffering without stopping or slowing down at the end seems to be almost lost. It is most likely from a lack of experience, muscular endurance, or just a trend. The classes will be a progression and will start from the beginning with skill of a lot of the monostructural efforts that come up in Crossfit like rowing, running, cycling, swimming. We are not in the business of suffering from bad technique so good form will continue to be an emphasis every class. We are, however, totally for pushing past what you thought were your limits and religious experiences are encouraged.
Tuesday 6 p.m., Thursday 6 a.m. – classes begin on Tuesday, February 5th.
We are adding 2 hours of Open Gym every Sunday from 11-12 and 12-1 with Coach Sean. This is a great opportunity to get in an extra workout, practice some skills, or get stronger. Classes begin on Sunday, January 20th. See our Group Class Schedule to sign up.
The Crossfit Games season is upon us! The Open begins on March 6th and there will be one workout every week for 5 weeks. Registration begins at the beginning of February. If you are interested in participating in the Open at SFCF, please join us on Wednesday, January 16th at 8:00 p.m. at our new space for a meeting to discuss how the Open will work. If you think there is any chance you want to try out for Team SFCF, you should plan to attend. Or, even if you have no interest in competing but want to try your hand at competing and the expected 40,000+ competitors worldwide, you should consider joining the fun of our group Open WODs.
We will be fielding three teams at the SacTown Throwdown on January 26th and 27th. We are seeking TWO women for our Novice Team and one more masters woman (40+). It does not matter if you have no experience competing – this is a fun way to try it out. For those of you not competing, consider making a day trip to Sacramento on Saturday the 26th to watch our teams in action. If you are interested in competing as novice or a masters woman, please email firstname.lastname@example.org