February Athletes of the Month

You know what they say: “Couples that WOD together stay together.” Okay, they don’t say that, but working out with your spouse is fun! In the words of their coaches, Ken and Brittni “are very consistent and they respect their bodies and their limits.” These are some of the most important qualities when it comes to lifelong fitness! Rockstars.

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It’s still winter…

Who’s ready for Spring?! Ok, we’ve got a ways to go, but let’d try to make the most of February… like by signing up for the OPEN!!!

Sign up at games.crossfit.com and choose CrossFit RE as your affiliate. Look for more details this week!

February Events

Tuesday 2/2  Start Strong begins / Also, happy Groundhog Day!

Sunday 2/7  Superbowl … what’s everyone doing?

Sunday 2/14  Spread the Love party!! 10am-2pm

Bring something that YOU love that you want to share. We’ll have heavy barbells, beer/cider from Omar’s new shop, delicious local coffee (as always), sweets from Abbey, and whatever else you want to bring!

Thursday 2/25  Open workout 16.1 is announced! The Open officially begins!!!!

Friday 2/26  Open workout 16.1 is in the programming (scaled versions available, as always)

Saturday 2/27  Start Strong Graduation!

January Athletes of the Month

Natalie and Fran are two of RE’s most consistent attendants — such a testament to having an accountability buddy! It’s so fun to watch them check goal after goal off their list. It’s also fun to watch them load weight onto a bar with confidence. You should definitely take the chance to chat with these lovely ladies, get to know their incredible stories, and be inspired by their hard work and persistence. Thanks, Fran and Natalie, for being part of the RE family!

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Happy New Year!

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Take a chance today or this weekend to sit down and write out your goals for 2016 — health and fitness goals, relationship goals, career goals, bucket-list goals, etc. Also take time to reflect on 2015. What did you accomplish? Did you miss a goal, but make a ton of progress toward it? Do you need to make some changes in 2016? Don’t miss a perfect opportunity to redirect your life.

January Events

(Especially note the change to our Saturday schedule starting January 16!)

Friday 1/1  Closed

Saturday 1/2  Regular classes; no Start Strong
OPEN HOUSE! 10-1 @ RE (We’d love to have you hang out after class to help us greet folks who are curious about CrossFit!)

Monday 1/4  Repeat Battle of the Sexes!! Hope you’ve been working on your situps and double unders!

Tuesday 1/5  1595 Workout to benefit Seattle’s Bravest charity.  We’ll be running a version of the workout at every class. If you’re interested in competing against other participating gyms, email amanda@crossfitre.com, either with your partner’s name or letting her know you need a partner. We’ll have a donation jar out if you’d like to donate money.

Tuesday 1/5  January Start Strong begins! Get your friends signed up!! Remember that when you bring in a friend, you get a FREE MONTH! (Ask us for details.)

Sunday 1/10  Nutrition program begins! First seminar at 1pm at RE. Learn more and sign up at crossfitre.com/nutrition-challenge-2016.

Saturday 1/16  NEW Saturday class added! The Saturday schedule will be as follows:
8am: Start Strong
9am: CrossFit
10am: CrossFit
11am-noon: Open Gym

Monday 1/25  Teton Waters Ranch is coming back to sell more meat! 5pm-8pm

Saturday 1/30  Start Strong Graduation

December Athlete of the Month

If you’ve ever watched Caleb crush a WOD, it’s probably shocking to hear that one short year ago, a few burpees made him nauseous. He’s the perfect testimony that consistency and hard work equal amazing progress. He’s also a perfect testimony to the power of community. Thanks for being part of the CFRE family, Caleb!

Caleb (left) with Team Rugged Elite at the 2015 Elysian Games.

Caleb (left) with Team Rugged Elite at the 2015 Elysian Games.

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The Holiday Season

We don’t have a ton of events planned for the month since it’s always a crazy time for everyone! But be sure to join us at the Holiday Party (RSVP!), as well as some Holiday-themed workouts. Also keep an eye out for some Christmas packages that will make great gifts!

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Tuesday 12/1
First day of Start Strong

Saturday 12/5
Christmas Throwdown at South Seattle CrossFit: Cheer on Joe Nalley and Caleb Dodson!
Gaelic Ugly Sweater Football Game: Ask Chelsey Thomas for details!

Saturday 12/12
Holiday Party: RSVP here!

Saturday 12/19
Start Strong Graduation, 8am

Thursday 12/24
Christmas Eve (Morning classes only). 12 Days of Christmas WOD. Super fun! Won’t want to miss it!

Friday 12/25
Merry Christmas! (No classes)

Saturday 12/26
9am class only (No Start Strong)

Thursday 12/31
New Year’s Eve (Morning classes only)

Friday 1/1
Happy New Year! (No classes)

Saturday 1/2
9am class plus an Open House / New member Q&A … details to come!

Monday 1/4
Retest Annie!!!! Hope you’ve been practicing your double unders and situps!

THANKS-giving!

Hopefully you’re settling into a new routine now that we’re officially into fall. It can get hard to find the motivation to get out of your pajamas this time of year. Good thing we have the funnest place to be EVER!! In my humble opinion, we have the best community in the world. Join us for some of these events and be a part of it!

Tuesday 11/10  “Thank you” party for Ric
6:30 p.m. @ Montis

Friday 11/20  Friday Night Lights
5:30 p.m. @ SODO CFE
SIGN UP NOW for a little friendly competition!! $40 per 2-person team. There will be prizes! Compete, judge, or just hang out and drink beer (the last two are free).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1034166803317022/

Saturday 11/21  Cornucopia Cup
9 a.m. @ CFRE
SOLD OUT! Come cheer on all the competing athletes!
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Thursday 11/26  Thanksgiving
ONE WOD @ 9 a.m.

Friday 11/27 – Sunday 11/29  Gym “closed”
Check Facebook and Gym Calendar for Open Gym times!

Monday 11/30  Battle of the Sexes
All day long!

 

Athlete of the Month:
Abbey Moon is one of RE’s original members. She holds American records in all three power lifts: deadlift, bench press, and back squat. In her words, “Nobody wants to be an average MF.” No one embodies this spirit more than Abbey herself. From her professional life to her athletic accomplishments, Abbey is anything but average.

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Spirit Week!


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October 26-31 is SPIRIT WEEK at CFRE!

Each day that you come dressed up in the specified costume, you will get to put your name into a hat (come all six days and your name will be in the hat six times!). After class on Halloween, we’ll do a drawing to give away one free month of CrossFit!

The free month will be added to the end of your contract… or you can gift it to someone else!

Monday, 10/26: Superhero

Tuesday, 10/27: 80s

Wednesday, 10/28: Dream Job

Thursday, 10/29: CrossFit RE Gear

Friday, 10/30: Sports Day

Saturday, 10/31: Bring a Friend Day!!! Dress as twins! If you and your friend dress up, both your names will be entered into the drawing. Bring that friend who’s been curious about CrossFit!

More Than Just Halloween!

I hope you’re all feeling awesome and riding the wave of September’s nutrition challenges and competitions! If your challenge ended and you fell off the deep end (who? me? what??), it’s now time to reign it back in. Work to find a sustainable balance.

Here’s the haps (also check out the all-new calendar in the box!)…

Friday 10/2 — Smolov meets Smirnoff. Vodka drinks to celebrate back squat PRs after the 7pm class!

Saturday 10/3 — Battle on Admiral. Cheer on your fellow RE members in West Seattle!

Saturday 10/3 — 2015 NPC Washington Ironman Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Physique and Bikini ChampionshipsA new venture for CFRE athlete Markie! Message her for more info!

Monday 10/5 — Keep your eye out for new merch ideas to vote on.

Monday 10/5 — Test week begins!!!

Tuesday 10/6 — October Start Strong begins. Get your friends signed up now!

Thursday 10/15 — CFRE Athlete Abbey Moon will be competing in USAPL Raw Nationals. Send her strong thoughts!!!

Monday 10/19 — Merch Pre-Orders begin.

Monday 10/26 — Spirit week! There’s a legit prize involved, guys.

Saturday 10/31 — Halloween, Start Strong Graduation, and Community Day. Bring your friends and fam! Will be a super fun day!

 

Athlete of the Month:

Neil shows up consistently (at 5:30am!), works hard while he’s here, and actually listens to the coaches! :) He’s already made so much progress and we can’t wait to see him get super efficient with some of those more complicated lifts. We’re so glad to have you, Neil!

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A Full and Fun September

We have a ton of stuff coming up this month! There are a handful of competitions, including two nutrition/lifestyle challenges. We really encourage you to be a part of these. Darrick and I started the Whole30 early (since my BIRTHDAY is around the corner!), and this is seriously the only food challenge I’ve never cheated on. The community support has been unreal for both encouragement and meal ideas; and also, if you can do it, I can do it, because #everythingisacompetition. 😉

We also encourage you to attend at least one comp coming up to cheer on your teammates. Being a spectator at competitions can be a great source for renewed inspiration! Also, there’s nothing like hearing people cheer YOUR name when you’re the one wearing a number.

Here’s the scoop:

9/1  Whole30 Challenge Begins

9/7  Labor Day
One WOD @ 9 a.m.

9/8  CF Team Series WODs released

9/13  Elysian Games @ Seattle Center

9/14  CF Team Series WODs due by 5 p.m.

9/19  Whole Life Challenge begins

9/19  Fundraiser / End of Summer BBQ
Help send Abbey Moon to the Powerlifting Nationals!
Beginning at noon @ SODO CFE
NO MORNING CLASSES!!!
More details to come.

9/26  Community Day
Bring your friends and family!

9/26  Olympic Lifting Seminar with Olympian Melanie Roach
More details to come.

10/3  2015 NPC Washington Ironman Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Physique and Bikini Championships
A new venture for CFRE athlete Markie!

 

Athlete of the Month:

Fionnuala O’Sullivan is always laughing and making the rest of us laugh! She works hard AND plays hard — the perfect balance. Thanks for being a part of this family, Fionnuala!

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