The 2013 CrossFit Games Open
The 2013 CrossFit Games are just around the corner and the Open is starting today, March 6th. Last year we had a great time participating in the Worldwide Open, the first round of the CrossFit Games qualifiers. Basically, throughout the five weeks of the Open, the Games release one workout each week (on Wednesday night) and registered athletes have until the following Sunday evening to complete the workout at a local affiliate and submit their scores to the Leaderboard. At the end of the 5 weeks, participating athletes are ranked according to their performances and the top from each Region are invited to Regionals.
Just like last year, the Open workouts will be included into our regular programming on Thursdays (starting tomorrow!) and we'll also be opening up Saturday's Wreck Shop for you so you can get a chance to do each workout in a more competitive and exciting environment. While we won't be organizing competitive events like we did last year, the Wreck Shop will be a perfect time for you to come and do the workout again if you'd like!
More details can be found at the CrossFit Games site, as well as the sign up link!
The Glendale Downtown Dash and the End of the Endurance Development Series
All good things must come to an end and it's now time for the Endurance Development Series to finish up. This Sunday March 10th, your fellow 818ers will be running in the Glendale Downtown Dash 5k race as the finals for the Endurance Development Series. They've spent the past 6 weeks working on better running positioning, building endurance, mobilizing sore calves and hamstrings, and now it's time for them to put all their hard work to the test.
When one thing ends, something else begins, so it's getting near that time for us to talk about our next Development Series...keep your eyes open for more info and keep the night of Monday March 25th open for our information night! I have a feeling this one is going to be very popular :)
eliteEATS Cooking Class with Chef Stefan!
Join us on Sunday March 17th, from 2PM to 5PM for a Paleo cooking class with the owner and head chef of eliteEats, Stefan Niemczyk! The class costs $29 ($39 for friends and family of CF818) and includes a short talk on the Paleo diet, practicing kitchen skills, and even preparing (and eating!) a delicious Paleo meal for yourself! I'm really looking forward to this one, and I've heard a lot of excitement from all of you about it too. This is capped at 16 spaces, so be sure to sign up quick. Sign ups are on the bulletin board in the hallway!
Yoga at CrossFit 818!
Yoga makes a triumphant return to CF818! Join us Sundays at 11:45AM with Amanda Hamm, our resident instructor. Yoga is a $20 drop in or $79 for a 5 pack of classes. This yoga is probably different than any you've done before, as it's not really about getting "a workout" as much as it is about focusing on our breath, relaxing, and loosening up from all the tensions of the previous week. It was a great time, and I hope more of you join us next week.
3 rounds for time of:
21 kb swings (53/35, American)
12 pull ups
Posted by Armen.