April 2

I’m posting this on April 2 so you don’t think any of it is a joke. 😉

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We had a seriously awesome time last month!!

Congrats to the WOD Warriors winning the Open intramural!! Jenny is running for President, so let her know if you want to be part of her committee. #jennywhelanhere

Thanks for coming out to compete in (or cheer people on at) Friday Night Lights! SODO went away with the trophy once again… so start getting hungry for the next FNL event!! Who’s gonna bring the trophy back to RE?!

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We don’t have a lot happening in April, thank goodness. 😉

Just a couple small events and some reminders:

Monday 4/4 – Friday 4/8 Cubbie clean up! Please remove any of your personal things from the cubbies. We are going to keep those as a space for people to store things during class only.

  • One cubbie will hold forgotten waterbottles… those will be donated once every two weeks.
  • One cubbie will hold things you bring in for one another.
  • One or two cubbies can be used for shoes that don’t fit in the shoe rack.
  • One cubbie will be used for WOD books (workout trackers).
  • I will label these on Monday!

Tuesday 4/5 Start Strong begins

Thursday 4/21 Wine and WOD (…or just “Wine”), 6-8pm at Bartholomew Winery, 3100 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98134 in the Old Rainier Brewery Building. Please RSVP so I know how many to expect!

Saturday 4/30 Start Strong Graduation

Saturday 4/30 Bridge to Beach Clean Up. Plan on hanging around after classes to beautify our corner of the neighborhood — litter pick-up, painting, tearing down the awning!!!, and more… we’ll provide snacks.

March Athlete of the Month

You may have seen us brag about Virginia on the Facebook page, but she is the perfect example of patience and persistence paying off. Because she perfects her form before adding weight, she’s been able to increase her strength and speed consistently over the last year while staying injury-free. She’s also incredibly encouraging and such a wonderful part of this community.

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The CrossFit Open Continues!

Even if you haven’t signed up for the Open, enjoy the fun simply by cheering on your classmates!

A reminder that the Open workouts will be programmed into Friday’s WODs, so that’s a great day to complete them. You can also come in on Saturday at 10am, or bring a friend to judge you during any open gym time.

Also, a reminder on how to earn points:

+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!

+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 for each workout (Rx only) gets an extra point for their team.

+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.

+5 Points (bonus) – 5 bonus points for each team member that signs up to compete in the next Friday Night Lights competition March 25!!

March Events

Thursday 3/3  Open Announcement, 5pm

Saturday 3/5  AAU West Coast Powerlifting (Abbey is competing!)

Thursday 3/10  Open Announcement, 5pm

Sunday 3/13  ***Set your clocks FORWARD one hour — Daylight Savings***

Thursday 3/17  St Patrick’s Day
Thursday 3/17  Open Announcement, 5pm

Thursday 3/24  Open Announcement, 5pm

Friday 3/25  FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS @CFRE

Saturday 3/26  Start Strong Graduation!

Sunday 3/27  Easter Sunday (no Open Gym)

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!