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What is Happening at CFSF………



*Holiday Party is this Saturday the 18th at Bros Brasserie downtown 332 S Phillips Ave. Bring your friends and family; everyone is welcome.  It’s going to be a great time to meet new members, see friends and socialize.  We will be having drinks and appetizers.

* The first Paleo baseline workout was this Thursday, yet you will have until next Thursday to get your times in your folder so please get in and get your baseline workout done.  The next workout will be released this Thursday in class and will be on the Paleo whiteboard through the week.

* Our first Paleo meeting will be held this Sunday  the 19th at 6pm.  Please come prepared with your food journals and questions for us trainers to answer and look over.  We will also be having some food for you to sample and recipes to give out. It’s going to be a great time to learn more about Paleo and how to implement it into you and your families lifestyle.

* The sign-up has begun for the CrossFit Open!  If you are signing up for the open please make sure that you are signing up under CrossFit Sioux Falls team and affiliate.  There is two separate sign up options you must do.

* Classes are getting busy, and we are at an exciting time of year for CrossFit so please make sure that you are signing in for class!  It helps us have staff on hand so we can assist everyone in class better.

* Reminder of the new class time on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:30pm; we had a great turn out for the first night 10+ people.

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Happy New Year and Happy New You……..

It’s the start of a new year; Happy New Year!  Did you also make time for those New Year goals for your health and nutrition?  Well all of us at CrossFit Sioux Falls are here to help — mark your calendar and get ready to commit yourself to health and wellness.

CFSF Paleo 2014 – New Year New You Challenge

Start Date: Wednesday January 15th and will run 6 complete weeks through February 26th.  We added in an extra 2 weeks from today to allow you to plan, prepare, get mentally ready to succeed.  So January 15…no excuses.

Cost: $50, yet all the money will be given back in-full via prizes to the top 3 Men and Women winners; additional winners possible if warranted.

How the Challenge Works:

1).  Though our last Paleo Challenge was a partner challenge, this one will be an Individual Challenge.  That doesn’t mean you are on your own though as we are all a team working to better each other.

2). We will take measurements, pictures, weight, and a baseline workout that you have never done before; yeah not the 500M, 40,30,20,10 but something a bit different.

3). There is also going to be a point system to hold you accountable for what you are putting in your body, both food and supplement wise, along with your activity level and workouts.

4). You will not be required to journal your food but we highly recommend doing so.  Knowing what you are putting in your body is one of the most important ways of being successful with any type of lifestyle change.  We can’t help you unless we know and understand what you are eating and putting into your body.

5). We will also be having weekly meeting. These meeting are not mandatory to do the challenge, but they will be extra credit points and also be filled with great information to keep you motivated and have great success during the 6 weeks.  We will have trainer’s rotation on the meeting so that you can get a different perspective on how Paleo works in everyone’s life.  We will also be bring in meals for you to try and see how great Paleo can taste.

6). We will also have a different baseline workout once a week we will run in class; you are not required to do all of the baseline workouts but you do get points for them and they are FREE workouts to all that are doing the challenge.  We will have them run the same day each week as a class workout.  The only required workout is the first baseline workout; you must do that to compare times for the finals.

7).  All of the trainers will get together and pick the top 3 men and woman at the end of the 6 weeks.  Everyone who participated in the challenge will get to vote for the winners.

*We will have measurements and pictures taken on the 13 and 14th with the official start date being Wednesday January 15th.

Things you need to do before meeting: 

1). Sign up on the Whiteboard next to the Attendance Challenge.

2). Get a notebook and a pen; your going to want to journal your food.

3). Commit to working out at least 3 times a week.

4). Get ready to learn a lot, have fun, and feel better than you every have.

* We will have a detailed CFSF Intro to Paleo meeting on Tuesday January 7th; at the meeting we will give out a shopping list, help you with a food journal and answer any questions you may have at that time.  


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Holiday Schedule for this week…..

  We have a couple schedule changes for the week…
Wednesday NO 6:30pm class
 Thursday NO Class
 Friday class 8:30,9:30, and noon
Saturday regular schedule
Sunday NO Class

Also for the rest of this month and all of December 6:30pm class will be a regular CF Class we will not be starting another intro class until after the holidays.  Please make sure you are using Mindbody and signing up for class.

With the new year comes many new and exciting things at CFSF we will be getting some new equipment, new class times, our annual holiday party, and a bigger than ever Paleo and Fitness Challenge.  Keep checking our blog for more details coming soon.

We are always interested in what you have to say and any additions you as members feel the gym needs, so do not be afraid to stop Greg or myself and share your ideas!

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End of Whole Life Challenge……

We hope you had a safe and fun Halloween


Friday is the last day of the Whole Life Challenge for those of you who are still participating in the challenge you need to make sure to enter your measurements and your workout scores in by tomorrow evening.  I know this has been a great challenge and learning experience for many of you.  Especially those who are new to CrossFit and the Paleo Diet. 

 We would love to hear all about the changes that you have seen not only physically but mentally as well.  How has changing your diet and doing the challenge impacted your life, your families life, and your workouts? 

If you were not able to participate in this challenge we will be starting another one in January right after the holidays and the New Year.  We would love to have everyone participate so be ready and watch for more information after the holidays. 

  Athletes Choice/Makeup Day
5X 45 Sec Work/ 15 Sec Rest
Row for Cal
Anchored Situps

On the Minute, for 10 Minute
5 High Wall Ball
3 Handstand Pushups

50 KB Swings
100 Double Unders
50 Burpees

15 Minutes Row
30 Hard/30 steady pace
45 hard/15 steady pace
*score total meters

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Find Your Ninja Within………………



Taken from the Whole Life Challenge Blog series

Would you fight a ninja? Why not? You wouldn’t fight a ninja because you’d lose, right? The only way to live with a ninja in your midst is to make peace with it. That doesn’t mean you give in to the ninja, that would be a life of enslavement, but that you learn to live with it — for what it is and what it isn’t.

Your desire is the ninja that lives within you. It will always live within you. It is very skilled – it knows exactly where all the death blows are dealt. It is amazingly skilled at invisibility. Often it will think for you and make you believe that it is you having the thoughts.
Think of someone who gives up sugar but has the thought that he should keep the last box of cookies in the cabinet. He tells himself he can handle it. That is the ninja, throwing his voice. The sugar shunner knows what the commitment is and all of the actions that you would take in the face of that commitment (getting rid of ALL sugar). Your desire (disguised as your thoughts) will have you keep the cookies around. It will even manage to sound like your rational voice (“it would be a waste of money,” “in a little while I could just have one and it won’t make a difference,” etc.).

Ninjas know that it is always just a matter of time. “You only live once!” is the battle cry of the ninja. He’s right, but ironically, always giving in to the desire in the name of “living” leaves you a perpetual slave to it, forever handing control of your life over to desire.
The important thing to remember is that your desire isn’t BAD. It just is. Resisting that you have desire is like resisting that you have skin. It’s pointless. Our problem is, we think having the desire is a reason to quit what we are committed to. Most of the time failure comes from thinking that having the desire is the sign the we failed. Again, that’s the ninja talking (“see, you will never defeat me!”).

We tend to think that success means having the desire disappear forever. If you can have the desire (not be it) and not waste your time fighting with it, you can make the choice that is aligned with your commitment and start to build real power. The ninja has been training your whole life. Your training has just begin.

 Athlete’s Choice
Monday Workout
50 Walking Lunges
400 Meter Run
50 Walking Lunges

Tuesday Workout
3 Rounds
on 2 Min Clock
3-2-1 Clean
1-1-1 Jerk
ME Double Unders

Wednesday Workout
Partner Row Cal
Partner holds plank while other rows

Thursday Workout
Run 800
75 Sit ups
Run 800

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Happy Tuesday 10.08.13

* Remember to sign up for the Fall Throwdown and Halloween Party in the gym, sign up sheets are on the whiteboard by the couch.  We have a lot of girls teams so now we need some guys teams to get together and get signed up.

* The Whole Life Challenge and Fitness Challenge is still going on make sure you are getting your points registered everyday.  Our Fitness Challenge for this week is Handstand Push Ups and Handstand Holds.

*Classes are getting busy especially at the 4:15 and 5:30 time slots so please make sure you are signing in for class.

* If you are interested in competing in some off season competitions we have info on Freeze Fest Team Challenge and also CrossFit Kilo’s Field of Teams Competition.  We already have a couple teams going but it would always be great to get a couple more.  Ask Casey or Liza for more information.

Skill and Strength 
On a 90 Sec Clock
2 Position Clean adding weight
each round

Workout of the Day
4 Rounds
200 Ft Shuttle Run
Row (300/250)
-Rest 1:1- 

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Schedule Changes for the week ahead…………

Because of trainers competing in the Granite Games this weekend in St Cloud MN we have a couple of schedule changes for you.  Friday there will be NO 9:30 am or 6:30 pm classes. Saturday we will have 8:30 Regular Partner workout and 9:30 will be Open Gym time.  Sunday we will be closed this week!  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause anyone next week we will be back with a regular schedule.

We have several teams signed up for the Fall Throwdown and Halloween Party.  Get a partner and get signed up, who will have the best costumes and who will win the plates!

Whole Life Challenge and Fitness Challenge members your extra work for this week is 4x 15 Toes to Bar or Knees to Elbow.  You can split them up anyway you would like if you want to do half toes to bar and half knees to elbows I am fine with that. These challenges are to help you get better at the movements and challenge yourself to do bigger sets or become more efficient with the movements.   

Skill and Strength
5 Rounds
Muscle Up Progressions
5 Ring Rows
5 Hip Lifts
5 Ring Transfers

Workout of the Day
10 Min AMRAP
15 Wall Balls
30 Double Unders
Row 250/200

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Wednesday 9.25.13

This article was given to me by one of our great former members Chuck Limoges, who moved to Texas this past year.  I thought it was so great I wanted to share it with all of you.  What parts make you think of our community at CFSF or what can you relate to based on your CF experiences?  Here is a little sample of the article you can check it out in its entirety at

“CrossFit is like a cult,” I’ve heard non-CrossFitters say.

Except we worship a dumbbell instead of a deity. We pay homage to a porcelain God every time Uncle Pukie pays a visit. We don’t just raise the dead; we clean it, squat it, snatch it and press it.

Gym deviants. Bicep curl outcasts. Muscled-up meatheads who push themselves so hard with their “go big or go home mentality” that only the strong survive. The rest get cremated so that survivors can use their ashes to chalk their hands for the next round of kipping pull-ups.

CrossFitters eat their young – for time.

Skill and Strength OTM -5 min
20 Double Unders

Workout of the Day 3-4-Finish
30 Double Unders
30 Ab Mat Sit Ups
30 Russian KB Swings
30 Burpees
30 Wall Balls
-Rest 2 Min Between-

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Hello Monday…

5:30pm Class Getting After It!

*Week one is in the books for the Whole Life Challenge.  Keep up the good work and make sure you are entering your scores ever night and writing your reflections.  Reading your thoughts throughout the challenge is not only helpful for you to get out of your head and on paper but is also helpful to your teammates. 

*This weeks extra Fitness Challenge is 3X 50 V-ups your goal is to do sets of 15-25 at a time.  Remember these challenges are to get you out of your comfort zone and get you working on skill work!

*Plans are beginning for our annual Fall Throwdown. Remember this is an in house event for all of our members teams will be partners teams of 2 people of the same sex.  We will be setting a date this week stay tuned and get ready to mark your calendars.

*We now have a class at 3:15-4:14 on Monday’s and Wednesday’s no 3:15 Friday class. Make sure you are signing up for class and always checking mind body for class time changes.

*CrossFit Junior Athletes is Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:15 if you are interested please contact Liza at

Skill and Strength
4 Rounds
4/4 Reverse Lunges
2-5 Push Jerk (use as warm up)
*rest 90 sec*

Workout of the Day
For Time
750 Meter Row
21-15-9-Push Jerks (115/75)
42-30-18 Double Unders
750 Meter Row

1000 Meter Row
21-15-9 Push Jerks (135/95)
42-30-18 Double Unders
1000 Meter Row

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Our many thoughts and prayer go out to the men, woman and children who lost there lives on this day 12 years ago September 11th 2001.  

Remember if you are doing the Whole Life Challenge enter your scores before midnight for them to count toward your points.  Make sure you are getting your water in and you are doing your in gym workout challenge for the week 3x 50 wallballs goal is 2 sets of 25 unbroken! 

Our first class of CF Junior Athletes starts tomorrow class time is 4:30-5:15.  This first class is FREE to everyone so come in and try a class ages 8-15 welcome.  Please email me if you are interested in joining 


Workout of the Day
“Field Day”
(A) Sled Pulls 50′ Work up to a WOD weight

(B). 5 Rounds
50′ Sled Pulls
12 Slam Balls
350 Meter Row 

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