Tuesday Veteran’s Day…
CrossFit Communities all over the world will celebrate Veterans Day tomorrow by doing the Three Wise Men tribute workout. The workout was designed to raise money to help those Veterans who have come home from war but are struggling with life after the military. It is a great way to pay tribute to all of our Veterans. The workout itself consists of 3 different named workouts: Jeremy, Ben and Beau. All three workouts are 4 minutes each with a 2 minute break between each workout. If you are interested in donating to the Three Wise Men fund, here is the link https://threewisemen.webconnex.com/midway2014-donate
Paleo Challenge Prize Winners…
Our first LuRong Paleo Challenge ended this Sunday. Everyone who participated did an amazing job. The workouts were not easy and added on to your weeks class workouts; they were darn right hard as ever. It was great to see many of you in the gym more often working out and getting the work done. After validating all of the scores, we will be giving prizes out to the top 3 winners using the stats that we get from LuRong. Everyone did an awesome job with the challenge and many of you had some amazing results. Just because the challenge is over doesn’t mean you should stop and go back to your regular old eating habits … remember this is a lifestyle not diet. Keep making healthy choices and getting your workouts in every week. I will announce the winners this Friday morning.
Many of you are patiently waiting for the announcement of our holiday Throwdown, which in past years was our Fall Throwdown. The expansion of the gym and our visit from the great Kendrick Farris has moved our awesome in house event to the holiday season. I know for many of you this is a busy time of year yet we want to make this a fun community weekend we all can enjoy. We have not set a date officially as I wanted to get feedback from all of you … When is the best weekend to have this event? We are looking for a Saturday afternoon in December the second or third weekend if possible. We will have the Throwdown in the afternoon and Christmas Party in the evening. The format will be the same 2 person, same sex partners. We are looking at 3 to 4 events plus the final. Only CFSF members are allowed to compete; this is a fun event for all skill levels with workouts that have straight forward movements. Start looking for a partner and get ready to compete and have a ton of fun.
Winter Weather Policy..
Winter Weather is upon us as it is getting cold. The snow is starting to fly through the air which means we are going to have bad weather along with Sioux Falls Schools having late starts and cancellations at times. Remember if the Sioux Falls public schools are opening late or canceled, CrossFit Sioux Falls is also opening late which means NO Early Morning classes. 5:30am and 6:30am will be cancelled immediately upon the closing of Sioux Falls Public Schools due to weather. We want to keep YOU and our trainers safe and this assures everyone is notified in advance. The first class of the day will be 8:30am at the earliest; please check Facebook or we will do our best to update Mindbody Scheduler as fast as possible (though the early morning could be incorrect FYI). If you are on facebook please check for updates on opening times, along with early closing times because of bad weather as well. We will try to let everyone know in advance so that you have time to plan your workout and day accordingly.
The New Space (“The Cube”)..
Many of you have been asking about the new space and what we are going to use it for. The new space is amazing and as the cold sets in the ability to workout outside becomes smaller and smaller. Many of our class sizes are growing bigger and bigger and the new space allows us to spread out and split classes if needed. We are also planning a future using it for CrossFit Kids class, both group and private kids classes, early morning intro classes, more Barbell Club classes, and we are looking at adding some night endurance classes a couple times a week. All of this said, we will do our best to roll it out in a coordinated fashion and make the best additions rather then just tossing up random tests. So in the meantime, we hope you benefit from it at a minimum by just having even more equipment and space in our large room as we build ahead in an organized manner.
Please make sure you are not taking any of the equipment out of “The Cube” and make sure any equipment that you bring in gets out! The coaches and myself have worked hard to make the new space clean and usable for all! We will be adding some open gym times to the space during normal class times this winter for those of you who want to get your lifts in or do skill work; we will be posting times on the door as they are available.
-Liza and team.