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ABOUT US

CrossFit Midtown is Atlanta's School of Elite Fitness. If you’ve spent the past several years at the typical gym you’re in for a genuine treat. Say goodbye to the machines. Say goodbye to the monotonous routines.

Each day at CrossFit Midtown is a new adventure. A new challenge. A new chance to get to know your community, and to get to know yourself.

 WORKOUT OF THE DAY

WED 05.15.13 Farewell Don & Nina!

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Rowing class rescheduled THIS WEEK ONLY

This week's rowing class will be held on Thurs night at 7p instead of Wednesday... we'll be back on regular schedule next week.

Self-Defense seminar SATURDAY

CrossFit alone won't protect you on the mean streets of Midtown... no seriously.
Learn to avoid, escape and evade violent persons and situations. This seminar is designed to teach students of all defensive skill levels basic, but effective techniques to subdue/overcome would-be attackers. Not only is the emphasis put on the physical techniques necessary for personal protection, but attention is drawn to the number one means of self-preservation: avoidance. Attendees will delve into the psychology of violence, learn how not to become a victim (in & outside the home), develop a means for effective striking and power production, and understand the importance of fitness (particularly CrossFit) to fighting. This self-defense course is designed specifically to empower people with the strategies and tactics to survive a violent situation.

Seminar Goals:
• Improve your understanding of violence
• Dispel some popular myths about self-defense
• Teach proper and effective striking
• Teach you how to avoid and/or escape common threats/attacks

When: Saturday, May 18th, 11a-1p
Where: CFM front room
Cost: $60 for CFM students, $70 for guests
Register here.

Last night's birthday WOD... congrats to all who survived. Especially those who took the shot-drinking option.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull up: 3-3-3+ (same weight as last week) OR 3-3-3+ strict pull ups OR 3-3-3+ negatives (add weight to negstives if possible)
B. "THE DONALD":
For time - 21-15-9
Hang clean 135/95
Double unders (singles x 3)
As his farewell gift, I asked Don to write today's workout. This is a farewell WOD for Coach Don & his lovely fiance Nina, moving away this week to Charlotte, NC. We'll miss you crazy kids! Especially Nina!

And coming tomorrow...

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
Three sets. Rest 2-3 minutes between sets. Use same weight all sets. Last set is a BURNOUT set. Go to FAILURE. Use 75% of 1RM OR adjust last week's weight according to Thurs blog).
B. 5 Rounds for max reps: 1) One minute max reps wall ball two-fers 20/14# 2) One minute max reps rope climb 3) Rest
Start at any station & rotate for 5 rounds
Beginners: sub wall balls & ring rows

ROWING CLASS AT 7... moved to Thurs night this week only!


TUES 05.14.13 Happy birthday to us!

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Happy First Anniversary to CFM!

Thanks to everyone for making our first year a wild success. You are all an inspiration to the CFM coaches and we promise to do our best to continue making CFM an amazingly fun place to train and become stronger & healthier!
Here's to many more memories, parties, sweat puddles, burpee penalties, inchworms, Animal Warm-Up Fridays, Whole Life Challenges, theme WODs, PRs and so much more here at Atlanta's School of Elite Fitness. CFM Pterodactyls 4-EVA! 🙂

Ninja training (run club) tonight at 7p with Lindsay

Meet at CFM at 7 or the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 7:15 for a sprint workout. Class will conclude in time for the birthday WOD.

BIRTHDAY WOD at 8pm!!!

Bring a friend or roll solo. Either way, please come play and celebrate our one-year anniversary. Wear your favorite party hat and prepare to break a sweat and have some fun. There will be drinking and non-drinking versions of this special WOD. Join us afterward for some birthday cake!

Self-Defense seminar with Walter is Saturday

Learn to avoid, escape and evade violent persons and situations. This seminar is designed to teach students of all defensive skill levels basic, but effective techniques to subdue/overcome would-be attackers. Not only is the emphasis put on the physical techniques necessary for personal protection, but attention is drawn to the number one means of self-preservation: avoidance. Attendees will delve into the psychology of violence, learn how not to become a victim (in & outside the home), develop a means for effective striking and power production, and understand the importance of fitness (particularly CrossFit) to fighting. This self-defense course is designed specifically to empower people with the strategies and tactics to survive a violent situation.

Seminar Goals:
• Improve your understanding of violence
• Dispel some popular myths about self-defense
• Teach proper and effective striking
• Teach you how to avoid and/or escape common threats/attacks

When: Saturday, May 18th, 11a-1p
Where: CrossFit Midtown
Cost: $60 for CFM students, $70 for guests
Register here.

Flashback to a year ago - P-Lane & Kenley were the first students to take a class at CFM, last May 14th at 6am! Thanks to everyone who made this year so special. The CFM community wouldn't be the same without each and every one of you!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

BIRTHDAY WOD AT 8PM! It's a SURPRISE party... we'll tell you the WOD when you arrive. SURPRISE! We won't be doing the same WOD as other Tuesday classes. Friends & visitors are welcome. This doesn't count toward your weekly attendance limits.

All other classes -
A. Hang snatch: 2-2-2-2-2
B. Overhead squat (OHS): 5-5-5+ (use 75% of last week's weight)
C. For time: 10 OHS :10 plank hold
10 OHS :20 plank hold
10 OHS :30 plank hold
10 OHS :40 plank hold
10 OHS :50 plank hold
*Use 75% of the weight from part B.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Weighted pull up: 3-3-3+ (same weight as last week) OR 3-3-3+ strict pull ups OR 3-3-3+ negatives (weighted if possible)
B. "THE DONALD":
For time - 21-15-9
Hang clean 135/95
Double unders (singles x 3)
As his farewell gift, I asked Don to write today's workout. This is a farewell WOD for Coach Don & his lovely fiance Nina, moving away this week to Charlotte, NC. We'll miss you crazy kids! Especially Nina!

MON 05.13.13 We raised $1200 for Strong4Life!

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Thanks for donating!

Our inaugural S4L Field Day and Raffle were a success. Thanks to all who donated. We raised $1200 for Strong4Life!
Here are the raffle prize winners:
2 Southwest Airlines tickets - John Searles
$50 Tin Lizzy gift card - Cary B
$50 Tin Lizzy gift card - Mary Anne B
2 tix Whole World Theatre - Brianne
2 tix Atlanta Symphony - Jeff Hignite
$10 MetroFresh gift card - David L
$50 Farm Burger gift card - Susan Saunders
2 tix High Museum of Art - Sarabess
$50 Metrotainment Cafes - Stuart
4 tix Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Erin P
2 passes Atlanta Rocks - Leaor S
1/2 gallon of CHUICE - Don Matz
Dr. Baumrind teeth whitening package - Kim Bartlett

And congrats to all the Field Day winners:
Costume contest & Skills challenge - The Village People (Dan, Alison, Lee & Bridget) won prizes from lululemon athletica & Rira.
Tug of War - Nooners (Adrian, Jim, Justin & Brad) won Braves tickets.
Team Relay - Ain't Nobody Got Time For That (Cap, Lindsay, Casey, Matt C) won gift certificates to Tin Lizzy.
Hooverball - Baconators (Brianne, Jeff, Cassie, Jerome) won gift certificates to MetroFresh.
Claim your prizes at CFM!

Self-Defense seminar with Walter is Saturday

Learn to avoid, escape and evade violent persons and situations. This seminar is designed to teach students of all defensive skill levels basic, but effective techniques to subdue/overcome would-be attackers. Not only is the emphasis put on the physical techniques necessary for personal protection, but attention is drawn to the number one means of self-preservation: avoidance. Attendees will delve into the psychology of violence, learn how not to become a victim (in & outside the home), develop a means for effective striking and power production, and understand the importance of fitness (particularly CrossFit) to fighting. This self-defense course is designed specifically to empower people with the strategies and tactics to survive a violent situation.

Seminar Goals:
• Improve your understanding of violence
• Dispel some popular myths about self-defense
• Teach proper and effective striking
• Teach you how to avoid and/or escape common threats/attacks

When: Saturday, May 18th, 11a-1p
Where: CrossFit Midtown
Cost: $60 for CFM students, $70 for guests
Register here.

Cochard, Dan & Dyer do some heavy lifting.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Deadlift: 5-5-5+
Use 75% of your 1RM (one-rep max...if you don't know it, we'll help you)
Tabata This!
Tabata Row (for calories)
Rest 1 min
Tabata Squat
Rest 1 min
Tabata Pull Up
Rest 1 min
Tabata Push Up
Rest 1 min
Tabata Sit Up
*Tabata is 8 rounds of :20 work, :10 rest. Your score is the lowest reps in a round on each movement (use calories on the row). Add the five scores together. Work in any order you choose, but record the order so you test the same way next time.

And coming tomorrow...

BIRTHDAY WOD AT 8PM!Friends & visitors are welcome. This doesn't count toward your weekly attendance limits.
A. Hang snatch: 2-2-2-2-2
B. Overhead squat (OHS): 5-5-5+ (use 75% of last week's weight)
C. For time: 10 OHS :10 plank hold
10 OHS :20 plank hold
10 OHS :30 plank hold
10 OHS :40 plank hold
10 OHS :50 plank holds
*Use 75% of the weight from part B.

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