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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

MON 12.24.12 CFM is closed today

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CFM Holiday Schedule:
Mon, 12/24 Christmas Eve - Closed
Tues, 12/25 Christmas - Closed
Wed, 12/26 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Thurs, 12/27 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Fri, 12/28 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Sat, 12/29 - Open gym 10a-12noon
Mon, 12/31 New Years Eve - Closed
Tues, 1/1 New Years Day - Closed
Wed, 1/2 - Return to regular schedule

Eat-Clean January resource-o-tha-day!

Many of you have been asking what this January detox entails. It is whatever you make of it... the most hard-core of us will be doing the Whole 30. Click here for the full outline...
In summary (straight from the Whole9Life website):
What is the Whole30®?
"Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?
Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health. The most important reason to keep reading?
This will change your life.
We cannot possibly put enough emphasis on this simple fact – the next 30 days will change your life. It will change the way you think about food, it will change your tastes, it will change your habits and your cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your life. We know this because we did it, and tens of thousands of people have done it since, and it changed our lives (and their lives) in a very permanent fashion."

Beka, Tiernan & Uran's awkward prom pic at CrossFitmas.

Vacation WOD (no equipment? NO EXCUSES!)

Sprints: Sprint 100 meters x 8, rest 2 minutes between sprints

FRI 12.21.12 ANIMAL WARM UP FRIIIIIIIIIIIIDAY

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Coming in 2013

We've got lots of awesome new stuff in store for 2013, starting with Eat-Clean January and Food as Fuel on Jan 5th. We'll be adding additional classes to the schedule with more yoga time slots, a rowing class with Uran, and a regular gymnastics class! We'll also offer regular Beginners classes, for everyone to work on CrossFit Fundamentals. Walter will be hosting a self-defense seminar in early 2013. We're also bringing in an Olympic Lifting workshop AND a field trip to Decatur's Atlanta Gymnastics Center for some tumbling fun! And of course regular social events and Hooverball Sundays will continue. See you next year!!!

Who's in for Eat-Clean January?

For the month of January, several of us at CFM are vowing to stick to a strict paleo diet. No grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, booze, etc... we're embarking on a Whole 30 to detox from all this holiday eating! Get ready for our January Whole 30! We'll host awesome events like a free Food as Fuel event on Sat, Jan 5th to discuss your challenges/questions after the first few days, a paleo potluck and a paleo meal swap... as well as a Facebook "support group" to share recipes & tips and regular deliveries to the box from Tink's Grass Fed Beef (& pastured pork) & Urban pL8 (paleo meal delivery)! AND Brianne agreed to plan some good, clean Sunday outings throughout the month... maybe some hiking, rock climbing, shooting range, trampoline fun ??? (not all at once)
So far, Lis, Bri, Brianne, Fred, Tirzah, Josh H and DLP have thrown our hats in the ring. Who else wants in?
Wanna play? Join the Facebook group. Come to Food as Fuel. Kick 2013 off right. Watch the blog for updates, nutrition tips, recipes and events.
TOOL OF THE DAY: Check out the Balanced Bites nutrition guide NOW over on our sidebar ----> It's a free download to get your mind right for January.

New CFM Apparel

Place orders by Friday for our new CFM schwag: BPA-free aluminum water bottles ($15), short-sleeved tech tees ($20), long-sleeved BEAST MODE tees ($27) & re-orders of the popular navy zip-up hoodies ($45). Sign up at the front desk or email Tirzah to place your order.

And don't forget the T-SHIRT SALE - all tanks & short-sleeved Ts are 2 for $40 through the end of the month!


Holiday schedule

This week CFM will hold all classes as regularly scheduled. Next week, we'll close a few days for the holidays, and run a skeleton schedule in between, so that Lis can take a week off to visit family and take a short vacation.
As usual, drop-in guests are welcome IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED CROSSFITTER. Please arrive early to fill out a waiver and pay the $25 drop in fee (or purchase a t-shirt).
Next week's schedule:
Mon, 12/24 Christmas Eve - Closed
Tues, 12/25 Christmas - Closed
Wed, 12/26 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Thurs, 12/27 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Fri, 12/28 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Sat, 12/29 - Open gym 10a-12noon
Mon, 12/31 New Years Eve - Closed
Tues, 1/1 New Years Day - Closed
Wed, 1/2 - Return to regular schedule

Holiday training specials with Lindsay B

Good through the 31st! This holiday season CFM is offering special one-on-one training packages with Lindsay. Lindsay is a certified personal trainer and formerly a Division 1 track athlete and competitive gymnast. Work with Lindsay on your CrossFit basics, gymnastics or track/running skillwork. All packages include a preliminary email consultation and goal-setting. These packages can be purchased for yourself or as a gift for anyone (someone curious about CrossFit but leery of hopping right into group classes, perhaps???).
Packages are $200 for 8 one-hour sessions, $250 for 12 one-hour sessions, and $300 for 16 one-hour sessions. Email Lindsay to seal the deal before the 31st!
Jeffrey spots Calin on bench press

Workout of the Day:

A. Hang Power Snatch: Work to a heavy double (2 reps)
B. Deadlift: 8min to build to heavy triple (3 reps)
C. 5k row for time or 10min AD for cals

And coming tomorrow...

Makeup day: choose a WOD you missed this week and do it today.

Vacation WOD (no equipment? NO EXCUSES!)

5 rounds for time: 15 tuck jumps, 10 sit ups, 5 inchworms (Advanced: Make it a 10 minute AMRAP!)

THURS 12.19.12 Eat-Clean January!!!

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Toys for Tots donations due TODAY by 3pm!


Eat-Clean January!

For the month of January, several of us at CFM are vowing to stick to a strict paleo diet. That's right... no grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, booze, etc... we're embarking on a Whole 30 to detox from all this holiday eating! Get ready for our January Whole 30! We'll host awesome events like a free Food as Fuel event on Sat, Jan 5th to discuss your challenges/questions after the first few days, a paleo potluck and a paleo meal swap... as well as a Facebook "support group" to share recipes & tips and regular deliveries to the box from Tink's Grass Fed Beef (& pastured pork) & Urban pL8 (paleo meal delivery)! AND Brianne agreed to plan some good, clean Sunday outings throughout the month... maybe some hiking, rock climbing, shooting range, trampoline fun ??? (not all at once)
Wanna play? Join the Facebook group. Come to Food as Fuel. Kick 2013 off right. Watch the blog for updates, nutrition tips, recipes and events.

New CFM Apparel

Place orders by Friday for our new CFM schwag: BPA-free aluminum water bottles ($15), short-sleeved tech tees ($20), long-sleeved BEAST MODE tees ($27) & re-orders of the popular navy zip-up hoodies ($45). Sign up at the front desk or email Tirzah to place your order.

And don't forget the T-SHIRT SALE - all tanks & short-sleeved Ts are 2 for $40 through the end of the month!


Holiday schedule

This week CFM will hold all classes as regularly scheduled, including yoga tonight at 8:15 with Monica. Next week, we'll close a few days for the holidays, and run a skeleton schedule in between, so that Lis can take a week off to visit family and take a short vacation.
Next week's schedule:
Mon, 12/24 Christmas Eve - Closed
Tues, 12/25 Christmas - Closed
Wed, 12/26 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Thurs, 12/27 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Fri, 12/28 - classes at 12n & 6pm ONLY
Sat, 12/29 - Open gym 10a-12noon
Mon, 12/31 New Years Eve - Closed
Tues, 1/1 New Years Day - Closed
Wed, 1/2 - Return to regular schedule

Holiday training specials with Lindsay B

Good through the 31st! This holiday season CFM is offering special one-on-one training packages with Lindsay. Work with Lindsay on your CrossFit basics, gymnastics or track/running skillwork. All packages include a preliminary email consultation and goal-setting. These packages can be purchased for yourself or as a gift for anyone (someone curious about CrossFit but leery of hopping right into group classes, perhaps???).
Packages are $200 for 8 one-hour sessions, $250 for 12 one-hour sessions, and $300 for 16 one-hour sessions. Email Lindsay for more details.
CFM's Mixed Team at the Atlanta Affiliate League Invitational

Workout of the Day:

A. Close grip bench press: 3 sets of 8-10 @2011, 2min rest
B. Weighted pullup: 3 sets of 4-5 @2112, 2min rest
C. Every minute on the minute for 12min: Odd minutes - 6 push jerks
Even minutes- 10 chest to bar pullups

And coming tomorrow...

A. Hang Power Snatch: Work to a heavy double (2 reps)
B. Deadlift: 8min to build to heavy triple (3 reps)
C. 5k row for time or 10min AD for cals

Vacation WOD (no equipment? NO EXCUSES!)

Running & burpees: Run for 30 minutes (too much for you? Alternate between running & walking). Every 3 minutes, stop and do 10 burpees.

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