Hello fellow CrossFitters of Raleigh CrossFit/CrossFit Raleigh! There is a lot of great news to share as we begin the second week of January. We all know it’s a family affair at Raleigh CrossFit. There is nothing like some hard work to bring people together as we make this amazing facility better.
Thanks to Chennelle’s dad, Papa Miller, we have reaped the benefits of some strong carpentry skills and now have some additions to The Tank. Dad, Kim, Will, Bobby, Dawn and Chennelle’s brother-in-law David, spent this weekend putting together 10 new boxes, installing the pull-up rig, laying the flooring for the Kids’ program and building the framing for the office. With the help of Jerry and Shannon this afternoon, we were able to put up the framing walls to the new office. The sounds of nail guns, saws and the inhalation of saw dust, may make some crazy, but to us, those are the sounds and smells of an amazing CrossFit community coming together to be better than yesterday.
Today, we had the chance to test out the new pull-up rig. The grip is a bit different, as many will share, but in the long run will prove to be beneficial. (Wait until the summer brings the heat and more sweat.)
So, we apologize for the dust, but encourage you to brush it off when you pat yourself on the back after today’s WOD.
On another weekend note, Coach Will held a packed Raleigh CrossFit Endurance running clinic. Based on the reviews shared, everyone had fun and a learned a lot. Some of you were able to put your new skills to the test during our 5k run on Sunday. Coach Will is having a second clinic this Saturday at 1000a to Raleigh CrossFit athletes. It will build upon the previous session.
If you are interested in signing up for the 6-week endurance program, starting Jan.30-March 17, chat with Coach Will or Coach Chennelle. The 6-week program is $25 for RCF athletes. It includes a 1-hour run clinic for 6 Saturdays, Sunday fun runs and interval training for your desired racing goal.
Coaches Chennelle and Kim went out to watch the Carolina Rollergirls practice and to be there to celebrate Raleigh CrossFit athlete, Siena, as she earned her spot on this year’s Rollergirls roster. Congratulations! In case you have never seen a roller derby bout, check out the website. There will be some good home matches this year. Derby requires a great deal of strength, speed, balance and power – not to mention a high tolerance for pain on four wheels. CrossFit has proven to help these ladies be some of the strongest Derby athletes around. Raleigh CrossFit is home to several Rollergirls as part of their training program. Sheeza, Eva, JoJo, Celia, Pinky, Ballz, and now Siena! As in the tradition of Roller derby, we call them by their derby names. Siena… options to a derby name? See-in-u later?
The CrossFit Kids Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 530-630p. Parents can watch, so come on out and have some fun seeing your child enjoy CrossFit too!
Kids workout hint: there will be burpees, running and balls involved. Hmmm….
This is what makes CrossFit and Raleigh CrossFit the community that it is. We all help one another to be the best we can be.