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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 7.29.12 Congrats Fran Challenge winners!

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Franbelievable!

Congrats to the 20 athletes who completed CrossFit Midtown's first PR challenge...and to everyone else who did their first Fran on Fri/Sat. You all did awesome! My mind is still blown from all the PRs. Congrats to you all on your progress. Big ups to our prize winners:
Scaled Women:
1. Anna - 60% IMPROVEMENT!!!
2. Betsy - 24.7% improvement
3. Alison - 24.5% improvement
Scaled Men:
1. Adam - 41% improvement
2. Chuck A - 39% improvement
3. Patrick - 37% improvement
Rx Men -
1. Matt C - 23% improvement
2. Drew - 20% improvement
3. Carlos - 19% improvement
Fastest Rx Man - Austin
Fastest Rx Woman - Rachel

Registration for our next challenge (this one is WORLDWIDE, in conjunction w other boxes around the world!), the Whole Life Challenge, starts next month...more details comin' atcha this week.

Hydrostatic Body Composition testing is today! This is a great measurement to track your progress throughout your CrossFit journey. The truck will be here from 4-7 pm. Testing is $30. Pay with cash, check or CC inside the gym. There are still spots available from 5 to 5:40 and after 7pm. Sign up for a 10-minute testing appointment by emailing Alicia.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

Paleo Night at Urban Pl8 - YUMMY four-course paleo meal for just $25 TOMORROW at 8:30 pm. RSVP for dinner by emailing Alicia or signing up at the gym.
31 Heroes - Sat, 8/4. Check out the link on the sidebar of this page to register.
Olympics Watch Party - Sat, August 4th, 1-5pm at Rira Irish Pub. Get to know your fellow CFMers outside the gym as we watch some Olympics coverage of weightlifting, rowing, swimming, volleyball and more.
Sunday Hooverball - it continues next week at 10am at the Piedmont Park volleyball courts.
Food as Fuel - Sat, August 11th, 12-1:30 - free to members, $25 for guests. Learn how to make
better nutrition choices, grocery shopping tips, and other ways to make eating whole foods a habit.

We had a huge crew of 25 come out for the lululemon Community WOD on Sunday...most of us are pictured here. If you didn't make it, you missed a good one...BURPEE KETTLEBELL SWINGS anyone???

Workout of the Day


Press: 4 sets of 5, with 3:00 rest between sets
Skill work: Rope climbs
Kettlebell swings:3 sets of 21 (goal is unbroken sets); 1:00 rest between sets
Toes-to-bar:3 sets of 15 (goal is unbroken sets); 1:00 rest between sets


FRI 7.27.12 The Eve of Fran Finals

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Fran Finals tomorrow!

Our six week Fran Challenge wraps up tomorrow. If you haven't yet signed up for a heat, there is still space available in both 10am and 11am classes. Drink plenty of water today, eat clean and get a good night's sleep tonight. Let's keep up the improvement Austin, Geoff and Uran kicked off on Wednesday as they finished their Fran Challenge! Afterward, hang around for prizes and a cookout.

Here's your Franspiration (the last event of the 2012 CrossFit Games):



THIS WEEKEND

Community WOD at lululemon howell mill - join Lis for a free WOD at lululemon howell mill on the last Sunday of every month. Community WODs start this weekend. Be there Sunday at 10 am!
Sunday Hooverball - This Sunday is Carlos's last week at Hooverball, so don't miss it! Hooverball will be at 11 am this week (that's an hour later than usual so we can all go hit the 10am free WOD at lululemon howell mill first).

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS


Hydrostatic Body Composition testing - Monday 7/30, 4-7 pm, $30. There are still spots available from 5 to 5:40 and after 7pm. Sign up for a 10-minute testing appointment at the gym or by emailing Alicia.
Paleo Night at Urban Pl8 - YUMMY four-course paleo meal for just $25. Tues, 7/31 at 8:30 pm. RSVP for dinner by emailing Alicia or signing up at the gym.
31 Heroes - Sat, 8/4. Check out the link on the sidebar of this page to register.
Food as Fuel - Saturday, August 11th, 12-1:30 - free to members, $25 for guests. Learn how to make better nutrition choices, grocery shopping tips, and other ways to make eating whole foods a habit.


Workout of the Day


If you're doing Fran tomorrow:
10 minute easy row, run or AirDyne
3x10 back squats (3 min rest)
10 minute easy row, run, AirDyne
10 minutes foam/lax rolling & mobility
10 minute easy row, run, AirDyne

If you aren't doing Fran tomorrow:
Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters 95/65
Pull Ups

THURS 07.26.12 Farewell James & Carlos!

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Frantastic Results!

Congrats to our first heat to complete the Fran Challenge. Last night, Austin, Uran and Geoff ALL improved on their prelim times for PRs on Fran. Big ups to Uran who has the most improvement so far, beating her previous time by 2 MINUTES AND 17 SECONDS for 23% improvement! Booya.


Just TRY to get this song out of your head today.



Farewell James & Carlos!

There are so many people who've influenced CrossFit Midtown and what it continues to evolve into. Two of those people are making big moves in their lives this week. Tuesday night coach and resident vampire James Taylor is departing today for Scottsdale, Arizona, to take a personal training & program design role with Optimum Performance Training. And photographer extraordinaire/personal record machine Carlos leaves next week on the next leg of his nationwide tour, as he finishes shooting his photography book, The Face of Fitness.
Both of these fellas have been amazing friends to me personally, and continue to make a big impact on CrossFit Midtown.
James played a big part in my decision to open a CrossFit gym. Without James, I never would have visited my first CrossFit Games, trained with Olympic lifting coach John Broz, gotten my CrossFit Level 1 and Movement & Mobility certifications... or learned to play poker, but we won't get into that. Even from across the country, James will continue to have a role at CFM, as he helps me design our workouts/programming.
Carlos is the person who first told me about The Biz (the CrossFit consulting company I worked for, and my business coaches), shot most of the photos that appear on our website and [figuratively] talked me off many a ledge. AND he's responsible for bringing Hooverball to Atlanta. We'll keep the weekly games going in his honor, and plan to eventually erect a statue of him near the Piedmont Park volleyball courts. Carlos keeps trying to leave Atlanta, but we continue to suck him back in. Hopefully he'll be back with us in the fall.
Thanks for being great friends to CrossFit Midtown! We'll miss you both and see you again soon!


Vampire teeth. Vampire teeth socks.


Carlos rings Carlos, the PR bell...named for him because he seems to improve on every single workout and rings it almost daily.

Workout of the Day


10 minutes to work to a heavy snatch double

Elisabeth
21-15-9
Power clean 135/95
Ring dips

Cash out
- 50 barbell roll outs (use your power clean bar)

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