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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.



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New pull up rig gets installed today!!! Happy Birthday week indeed!

Who wants to go to Paleo Night Tuesday at Urban Pl8?

Email Courtney if you want to attend and we'll make the reservation.

Free community WOD this Sunday

Let's get together to break a sweat for the free August Community WOD at lululemon howell mill on Sunday at 10am. We're heading to brunch afterward at Urban Pl8. I hope to see lots of CFMers there representing in your shirts! And mark your calendars for the next Community WODs on September 30th.

Other community events

In addition to Hooverball, monthly lululemon WODs and the Whole Life Challenge, there are lots of other active events happening around town this fall... check 'em out and email Alicia if you want to register so we can plan carpooling and matching knee socks.
Sat, Sept 8 @ 8am in Alpharetta - Gilby's Gauntlet: Four mile CrossFit-obstacle run benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's two 1.9 mile loops with nine obstacle stations including things like overhead walking lunges, jumping pull ups, ground-to-overhead, sled pull, farmers carry, and more. Scalable for all levels.
Sun, Sept 9 @ 8:30am in Atlantic Station- : Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/WalkThis 5k Run is presented by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation who are “Building for America’s Bravest.” Proceeds from this race will go to building “Smart Homes” for two Georgia triple amputee veterans.
Sat, Sept 29th AND/OR Sat, Oct 6th at 9am - Atlanta Affiliate League East vs. West Team Competitions: Mixed and Elite teams of 4 to 6 will compete in WODs throughout the day. Let's pick a day and send a few teams to compete!
West Competition – Saturday, September 29th 9am at CrossFit South Cobb in Smyrna
East Competition – Saturday, October 6th 9am at CrossFit HD

Rusty, Vanessa, Dermot, Wayne and Anami in the noon class rockin' some burpee leap frogs last week. Animal warm-up Friday is back again!

Workout of the Day

A. Back squat:12-10-8, 2 min rest
B. For time: 60 air squats, 20 burpees, 400m row

THURS 08.23.12 Athlete Profile: ANNA WEITNAUER

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Anna just returned from an amazing vacation. Here she is showing off her new-found plank strength overlooking Machu Picchu!

Athlete Profile: Anna Weitnauer

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Age: 27
Occupation: Business Analyst
When did you start CrossFit/join CFM?: second week of June
Favorite WOD: Fran has grown on me
Least Favorite WOD: anything with the AirDyne
Three words to describe you: barefoot, outdoors, comfortable
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: not much to say... I used to run cross country, swim, and play golf in high school. In college I was on crew. Since then I would ride my bike around town and tried a go at the Y what with their fancy computerized tracking of reps and sets, but it didn't last. You need community!
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My dad has been doing CrossFit for 3 or 4 years now, and my uncles and aunts have started it too. I didn't seriously consider CrossFit (initially it seemed to pricey) until I chose to change my diet to Paleo/Primal. And I'm actually saving money with the new diet (a few CSAs) and CrossFit decisions-- eating out was bad for my body and wallet.
Take us back to your first WOD... what was it, and how did it feel? I'd have to check the journal to see what it was. If you count the baseline, well, I nearly fainted. Other words that come to mind: uncoordinated, pained.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? Besides the constant gun show for all my family and friends, I feel stronger, know I am stronger, and have a vitality that makes me feel that every day I am the healthiest I have been my whole life- yes, every day.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFM moments: Fran Challenge 2012. I had no idea such dramatic improvements could be possible. It was encouraging to see the results. (For the curious- my time dropped from 13:10 to 5:16).
Any advice for people just getting started? You don't have to muscle it out. Work within your current capability. The transformation and strength will come. Give yourself grace and time.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I like to play golf and ride my bike.
What did you eat today? so far, bacon and eggs
Do you follow the paleo or primal lifestyle? Try to. The off-limits foods aren't in the house, but I won't say no to a croissant if it finds me.

Free community WOD this Sunday

Let's get together to break a sweat for the free August Community WOD at lululemon howell mill on Sunday at 10am. We're heading to brunch afterward at Urban Pl8. I hope to see lots of CFMers there!

Workout of the Day

A1.Single Arm press L x15x3, :30 rest
A2.Single Arm press R x15x3, 2:00 rest
B. 20 minutes easy run or row or AirDyne
C. 10 minutes max double unders or double under practice

WED 08.22.12

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Check out all the new stuff at CFM!

Did you see the JOD (joke of the day) board up front? That's right, ladies and gentlemen, in addition to life-changing health and fitness, CrossFit Midtown now ALSO brings you daily laughter. You're welcome. If you hate to laugh, there's also a motivational QuOD (quote of the day) on the board. So you can be uplifted after you giggle.
And oh, did you notice we also knocked a wall down? Later this week the new pull up rig will be installed, and showers are still on the way too. We're getting awesomer!

Free community WOD this Sunday

Let's get together to break a sweat for the free August Community WOD at lululemon howell mill on Sunday at 10am. We're heading to brunch afterward at Urban Pl8. I hope to see lots of CFMers there!

CFM is leading the way in WLC registrations! Join the fun!

Register for Whole Life Challenge using that link on the sidebar... THEN mark your calendars for upcoming WLC shenanigans:
Saturday, September 8 at noon- WLC Pre-Challenge Huddle
Friday, September 14- WLC Eve Not-Paleo Potluck
Saturday, September 15- WLC Prelims
Friday, October 12- Paleo Potluck
Saturday, November 10- WLC Finals, Awards Ceremony and Finals Party

Family & friends can play too! Just have them register under CFM, then select you as their friend/family member. Friends & Family will also be eligible for some prizes (just not as freaking awesome as the ones the CFMers can win).

GET IN THE GAME! It's all I ever wanted for my birthday.

Flashback to the Grand Opening Party...Matt, Lis, Dan & Dyer

Workout of the Day

A1. Front squat: 12-10-8, :30 rest
A2. Bent over row: 12-10-8, 2 min rest, increase weight if possible

B. The BirthdAMRAP
In 12 minutes, perform as many rounds/reps as possible of:
3 strict pull ups
3 toes-to-bar
2 heavy hang squat clean
2 front squat

Somebody turns 33 today, on the 22nd, in 2012... so that's where the rep scheme & time domain came from. GET IN HERE AND EMBRACE THE BDAY PAIN TRAIN!


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