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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.


TUES 06.04.13 Gymnastics class starts tonight!

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Soak it in!

I am so proud of the coaching team we're building at CFM. Our team is devoted to helping you all achieve the highest level of fitness you can. Make the most of the access you have to these amazing coaches!
We're SO FORTUNATE to have Olympic Bronze medalist Cheryl Haworth working with us to coach Olympic Lifting now. Join Cheryl for Open Gym this Saturday from 12n-2p to work on Olympic Lifting.
You've also got a few more rock star coaches in Cassie & Lindsay, leading specialty classes tonight.
Cassie's new weekly gymnastics class starts tonight at 8p. Do you need help with handstands, rope climbs, pistols, muscle ups or some other body weight movement? Well NOW is the time to improve your gymnastics skills. Cassie is a former youth gymnastics coach & college cheerleader. She is also CrossFit Gymnastics certified and JUST attended Carl Paoli's Movement Mechanics seminar on Sunday.
The class will feature a 15-minute warm up, mobility & flexibility work, followed by 30 minutes of skill work and about 15 minutes at the end for a workout.
Here's tonight's Gymnastics WOD:
As many quality reps/rounds in 8 minutes of:
6 Pistols
8 Push ups
10 V-Ups
AND, back again this week, you can check out Lindsay's Ninja Training class tonight at 7p. Lindsay was a track star at UNC Chapel Hill. Her class focuses on running technique, sprints and Meet for class at CFM at 7p or over at Piedmont Park in the Active Oval at 7:15.
Here's tonight's Ninja Training WOD:
A. A Skip, B Skip, C Skip, Alternating Fast Leg, Duck Walk, Crab Walk, High Knees, Butt Kicks. Each drill 50m with 50m jog x2.
B. Fire Hydrants, Scorpions, Iron Cross, Shoulder Rolls & 5 min stretch
C. 10x100m with 60 seconds rest between each sprint.

Enjoy the expertise!

Specialty classes this week:

Tues 7p - Ninja Training w Lindsay
Tues 8p - Gymnastics with Cassie
Wed 12n - Yoga with Beth
Wed 7p - Rowing with Uran
Thurs 8p - Beginners CrossFit with Cassie
Thurs 8:15p - Yoga with Laura
Sat 9a - Beginners CrossFit with Cassie
Sat 12n-2p - Olympic Lifting Open Gym with Cheryl
Sun 6p - Yoga with Monica

CFM's newly appointed Social Chair Alison is hosting a Happy Hour this Friday at Steamhouse Lounge. Join her for a post-WOD (or just post-work) beverage from 6 to 8pm at Steamhouse on Friday!
Which way to the Happy Hour, Lee?

Workout of the Day

A. Clean: 2-2-2-2-2
B. For time:
6 Power Cleans 135#/95#
2 muscle-ups*
4 Power Cleans 135#/95#
4 muscle-ups
2 Power Cleans 135#/95#
6 muscle-ups

*Sub 3 dips & 3 chest to bar pull ups for 1 muscle up (or 6 of each in round 1, 12 of each in round 2, 18 of each in round 3)

And coming tomorrow...

A. Weighted pull up: 3-3-3+ OR Strict pull ups OR negatives (with last set of burnout pull ups in a band)
B. As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
:30 handstand hold
:30 L-sit hold
:30 bottom of squat hold
:30 chin over bar hold

*Count accumulated time holding position only. Rest time doesn't count!

MON 06.03.13 June-o what you want to achieve this month?

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Happy June!

I spent the weekend moving into my AWESOME new place across from Piedmont Park. I'm so excited to be in walking distance to CFM and so many other AWESOME places!
New month, new home, new goals.
Here are a few of my June goals:
1. Continue training 4x a week for Powerlifting Nationals in July.
2. Finalize plans for my TWO-WEEK VACATION in July 🙂
3. Finish reading Man's Search for Meaning and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Both great books... check 'em out.
4. Unpack & organize my new place.
5. Wakeboard.
Add your goals to the whiteboard when you're at the box this week. AND post them in the comments... HUMOR ME. Let's see how many people can post a comment on the blog today. MY OTHER GOAL THIS MONTH IS TO MOTIVATE MORE PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE DAILY BLOG CONVERSATION IN THE COMMENTS! Help a sister out.


New class schedule starts today:

Beginner class update: Beginner classes are now Mondays at 8p with Lis, Thursdays at 8p with Cassie, and Saturdays at 9a with Cassie.
Specialty classes this week:Join Lindsay at 7p for Ninja Training (running club with a twist!). Meet at CFM at 7p or in the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 7:15p.
Gymnastics class with Cassie starts tomorrow. Gymnastics class will be held Tuesdays at 8pm for the month of June. Then we'll reassess & decide whether to keep it on the schedule permanently. This is a class suitable for ALL LEVELS.
Rowing class with Uran is Wednesday at 7p.
And I am thrilled to announce that CFM is now home to one of USA's ONLY OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING MEDALISTS! Cheryl Haworth will be training at CFM and leading a weekly Open Gym session for anyone who wants to work on O-lifting technique. This week's O-lifting Open Gym will be held Saturday from 12n-2p. This session counts as one of your weekly classes. It's gonna be awesome! Cheryl won a Bronze medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Check out some of Cheryl's highlights here.

Cassie, Carlos & Beka spent the day at CF East Decatur yesterday for Carl Paoli's Movement/Gymnastics seminar. We look forward to the knowledge bombs they're bringing back to DROP on CFMers this week!

Workout of the Day

A. Strict press: 3-3-3+
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
5 Box Jumps (high)
7 Burpees
9 Knees to elbows

And coming tomorrow...

A. Clean: 2-2-2-2-2
B. For time:
6 Power Cleans 135#/95#
2 muscle-ups*
4 Power Cleans 135#/95#
4 muscle-ups
2 Power Cleans 135#/95#
6 muscle-ups

*Sub 3 dips & 3 chest to bar pull ups for 1 muscle up (or 6 of each in round 1, 12 of each in round 2, 18 of each in round 3)

FRI 05.31.13 How was your May?

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What a great May!

CFM celebrated our first birthday and we had LOTS of PRs in the box. Now it's time to set our June goals!
Who achieved a goal, achieved something awesome, and/or set a new PR/personal best in May? What are your goals for June? Share in the comments and inspire your fellow CFMers!

Bring-A-Friend Friday!

There are still spots available in all classes this weekend. Email friends at crossfitmidtown.com to reserve a spot!

June updates

This update is headed to your inboxes today, but I just can't wait to tell you what's coming in June:
We're adding a Sunday 12n class. This will change our Open Gym session to 1-2p. So we'll now have a structured Sunday class from 12 to 1 and an Open Gym session from 1 to 2. THE NEW CLASS STARTS NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH.
Beginner classes will switch to Mondays at 8p, Thursdays at 8p and Saturday mornings at 9, EFFECTIVE JUNE 3RD
GYMNASTICS CLASS with Cassie is coming Tuesday nights at 8p, STARTING JUNE 4TH!
AND we're starting a Boot-Camp-style Park Program at Piedmont Park in mid-June. Stay tuned for more details.

But wait, there's more!

We have an opportunity to bring an Olympic weightlifting bronze medalist in to run a regular O-lifting Open Gym class. We'll get details ironed out next week and share them with you ASAP!

Danny & Mari crushed MURPH on Monday. Both of them joined CFM in May, coming from other boxes to join the CFMerica Nation! Welcome!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull ups: 5-5-5+ OR Strict pull ups 5-5-5+ OR
Pull Up negatives 2 sets of 5, then burnout set of 5+ strict pull ups (in a band for set 3)
B. Partner Cindy:
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 pull ups (mod w partner assistance - no bands)
10 push ups
15 squats
One partner works at a time.

And coming tomorrow... BRING-A-FRIEND SATURDAY!

Team Fight Gone Bad
In teams of 6, rotate through each station.
Three rounds for max reps:
1. Wall balls 20/14#
2. Sumo deadlift high pull 75/55#
3. Box jumps 24/20"
4. Push press 75/55#
5. Row (for calories)
6. Rest

All weights, heights and movements can be scaled as needed to suit your availabilty. EVERYONE will get a great workout. Just move at your own pace and do what you can!

Guests are welcome to join us on Friday & Saturday this week, if they reserve a spot in class by emailing us. Our CFM community looks forward to seeing you!


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