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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

THURS 11.29.12 Sweatshirts & Knee Socks

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Pro Shop goodies

Yaaaay, just in time for the holidays we have new RED pullover sweatshirts aaaaand new RED knee socks arrive today! Hoodies are $40 and socks are $15. And our sale on all t-shirts & tank tops continues - get 2 for $40 through the end of the year. And I know what you're wondering - YES! All of this gear is appropriate attire for your holiday office party.

GOLD & SILVER members - don't forget you cool kids get a discount on pro shop purchases! Gold gets 15% off and Silver gets 10% off... regularly price merch only.
Check out the snazzy new red pullovers (model not included)! Plus these Welcome to the Jungle Ts and all other Tshirts & tanks are on sale through the end of the year.

Yoga tonight

Monica's yoga class has been moved to Thursdays at 8:15pm. Join her tonight to stretch those sore muscles and work on mobility, balance and mental focus.

CFM Holiday Party IN NINE DAYS!

NINE days left! Uran & Dyer are recruiting a few more elves to help them with final party plans, decorations, playlists and set up. Post in the comments below if you can help. JUST WHEN IS THIS AWESOME PARTY, you ask? Why it's next Saturday from 7 to 10 pm, right here at CFM. We'll provide the main course and beverages. You bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share (paleo optional!). I hear Lindsay is bringing her grandma's Better-than-Sex cake (that's right, I just said grandma and sex in the same sentence). What are you bringing???
BUSY NOON CLASS: Nate, Josh L, Ricky & Lindsay rocking the jumping muscle-ups while Anna hits slam balls.

Workout of the Day

A. Back Squat 4 sets of 7-9 reps @3010, rest 3 min
B. Eight 3-minute rounds:
In three minutes, complete 8 kettlebell swings, then sprint (run, row or AirDyne) for 15 to 45 seconds at 100%.
Rest the remainder of the three minutes. Repeat for a total of 8 rounds.

WED 11.28.12 The Sayers of Nay

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The Sayers of Nay

by Coach Jeremy
For those of you making big life changes with CrossFit and the Paleo diet, reinvention is hard--not just for you but for those around you. You’ll hear, “You’re doing what?”... “You’re eating how?”... “That’s not good for you!”... and so on.
So why are people so resistant to your transformation? You’re the one putting in work. They’re not waking up early to hit the gym before work, or turning down the company-sponsored bagel breakfast. You are. You’re putting in work, and a lot of it, which can create mixed emotions for those around you.
Part of the resistance you see is from people genuinely concerned with your well-being. But the overwhelmingly salient reason people resist your reinvention is fear--fear of losing you. Look at cultures and family. The underpinnings of these structures lie in language and food, and you just changed both.
You’re pumped about doing Fran and your heavy snatch and your grass-fed, lettuce-wrapped burger. Who ARE you?
So, how should you deal with this? The easy way is just to stop. Quit CrossFitting. Eat the Standard American Diet.
But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Reassure loved ones that you are still inherently you. CrossFit won’t change your political ideology or your religious beliefs. It will, however, make you a stronger, healthier and happier person.
You can only spend so much energy pleasing everyone. Just be yourself, and with time friends will accept these new ‘strange ways’ as part of you... just one of those things that makes you more lovable and quirky.

Yoga Thursday

Monica's yoga class has been moved to Thursdays at 8:15pm. Join her tomorrow to stretch those sore muscles and work on mobility, balance and mental focus.

CFM Holiday Party IN TEN DAYS!

Ten days left! Uran & Dyer are recruiting a few more elves to help them with final party plans, decorations, playlists and set up. Post in the comments below if you can help. JUST WHEN IS THIS AWESOME PARTY, you ask? Why it's next Saturday from 7 to 10 pm, right here at CFM. We'll provide the main course and beverages. You bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share (paleo optional!).
Handstand drills in last night's gymnastics class.

Workout of the Day

A. Push Press: In 8 minutes, build to heavy set of 5
B. Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes:
On odd minutes, do 1 muscle up & 3 ring dips OR 3 supine ring rows and 3 ring dips.
On even minutes, do 5 med ball slams.

TUES 11.27.12 Gymnastics class starts tonight!

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Yoga and gymnastics

Gymnastics class with Amy starts tonight at 8! It's a four-week class for all levels, but you must reserve your spot. There are a few spaces left, so please email us if you'd like to attend.
Tuesday night yoga with Monica is being moved over to Thursday nights through Thurs, 12/20. We will adjust the yoga schedule in the new year based on the survey feedback you all provided.
So to recap, the Tuesday night schedule is now - Regular classes at 5, 6, 7p & Gymnastics class at 8p. The Thursday night schedule is now - Regular classes at 5, 6, 7p & Yoga at 8:15p.

Santa Speedo Run

New CFM student Aleria Perry works for Southern Comfort and is looking for a few more members to fill the SoCo team for the Santa Speedo Run on Sat, 12/8 (same day as the CFM HOLIDAY PARTY!). It's only a 1.5 mile run and it goes RIGHT BY CFM (look for our cheer station when you run by!). Read on for more details... And yes, people actually run in Speedos or other similar scantily-clad attire.
The Santa Speedo Run is a 1.5 mile fun run and social event to raise money for Cure Childhood Cancer. On Saturday, December 8, participants will meet at Hudson Grille Midtown for drinks and registration. They run is at 2 pm, followed by fun and drinks at Hudson Grille’s after party.
This year, Southern Comfort is sponsoring a team of ten runners. The registration fee will be waived for all SoCo team members. If you are interested in being on our team, please contact Aleria Perry. Email with the subject “Santa Speedo Run,” and provide your full name and contact information. Please respond quickly, as there are a limited number of spaces.
For more information about the event, visit http://www.atlantasantaspeedorun.org.
Xavi already deadlifting 3x his bodyweight.

Workout of the Day

A. Deadlift 4 sets of 8-10 @2110, rest 3min
B. Hang Power Clean 3 sets of 3-4, rest 2min
C. For time: 6 Rounds:
8 hang power cleans
20 situps

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