Big things are happening at your beloved CrossFit 818 and I'm here to tell you about them. This is a pretty huge post, but I promise there's a ton of useful information and that at least parts of it apply to you. Let's begin:
The 2012 CrossFit 818 Combine
Every year in January, we will be holding the CrossFit 818 Combine, an event where you will be asked to complete about a dozen short (but important) benchmarks in order to know precisely where your fitness stands. Join us this coming January to learn more about what you've got going on. This is a perfect opportunity to set goals for the rest of the year and to provide an overarching context to your training! We'll be closing the gym for this event, and it's included in your membership (which means you better not miss it), so come and see what it's all about whether you're brand new or a veteran! The event is on Saturday January 21st from 10AM to 11:30AM. As we get closer to the date, we'll let you know more about this awesome and fun event, including what the events will be and what to expect!
This one's important! We are closed for the holidays on December 24th and 25th and also December 31st and January 1st, but open the rest of the time. That means we are closed not this coming weekend, but the next weekend and also the weekend following.
SFH recurring orders
We just got a huge SFH order in, so come in and stock up. Now here's the big news: we're going to streamline the SFH ordering process by placing orders on the 7th of every month (expected delivery will be between the 14th and 16th of each month). These orders will be larger than those we usually place and will be focused on keeping you stocked up on a regular basis. If you regularly need a certain flavor of fish oil or consistently use a certain type of whey protein, you can save a bunch of money by buying a large supply at once. Here's how it works: if you buy 6 months worth of supplements at a time (that's 6 bottles of 10 oz fish oil, or 6 jugs of protein) you get 10% off your order! You can do the bulk deal either all at once or over the course of 6 months.
We know you want them, so now's the time to get on it! We're going to be making a limited run of special edition CF818 hoodies that will only be available for pre-order. We are placing the order on December 23rd, so you have 8 days to tell Coach Armen, Coach Z, or Coach Chris what size you want. They'll cost about $45. If you do not tell us that you want one by that date, we won't order one for you, and you will not receive one. The hoodie is zip-up and dark gray, and the design is sweet and simple. We'll put up a photo of the design as soon as we have it.
The Next Challenge
Our next challenge will be after the 2012 Combine, with the prelims in early to mid February. The challenge will bookend the CrossFit Games Sectionals and will reward you for participating in Sectional workouts! More details will be announced (including the buy-in, the workout, and the rules) regarding the challenge in the next couple weeks. You should be pumped about this, because you're not only going to get a taste of the great CrossFit 818 community surrounding the challenges, but you're going to experience the sweetness that is the CrossFit Games!
The 2012 OC Throwdown
The OC Throwdown is one of the biggest local CrossFit competitions, attracting athletes from not only around Southern California, but also from around the nation. After a tough qualifying period, our very own Coach Armen made it through and will be competing at the event on January 14th and 15th, representing CrossFit 818! You can find some info regarding the competition at their website, octhrowdown.com, or you can ask any of the coaches for some info. We'd love to have a group of people come out and experience the coolness of CrossFit competitions!
New Success Journals
Our Success Journals are cool and all, but who doesn't like new and improved things? So we fixed up the Success Journals with updated food and nutrition information, new goal setting worksheets and a better design more focused on working with our program here at CrossFit 818. They're going to arrive very soon (hopefully in the next 7-10 days) and you're definitely going to want one!
AMRAP 15 minutes
5 strict pull-ups
7 push press (65% bodyweight)
Posted by Armen.