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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

11.21.12 Baby got back squats

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Thanksgiving advice from Dyer

Thanksgiving is here, and I want to make sure nobody falls off into the abyss after this holiday. I basically have three things to say about tonight through Monday morning (this is just my personal philosophy):
1. Enjoy yourself and be mindful.I personally believe that the mental break from worrying about what you're eating will pay dividends in helping you get back at it when you return. But, for this to work, you've got to A) make an unbreakable deal with yourself that you're going to get back to eating healthy and training hard after the holiday, and B) really pay attention to what you're eating and enjoy it so that you can recall the five pieces of pumpkin pie and all the other stuff you enjoyed if you feel deprived next week.
2. Do two (short) workouts between Thursday morning and Sunday night. Getting the blood flowing on Thursday morning before eating that big meal will help you enjoy it more, especially now that you're (hopefully) conditioned to exercising regularly. Make it something you enjoy that we don't normally do in the gym like going for run with a family member, a bike ride, or playing a sport OR try any number of travel workouts that are super easy and fast. Some examples: 10 rounds of 10 situps and 10 pushups for time; 100 burpees for time; run for 20 minutes and stop each minute to do 10 pushups or squats; 100 squats, 100 situps, 100 pushups for time; do lunges for 10 minutes straight and see how many you can get; etc. Finally, if you're in town, the gym will be open on Friday and Saturday - you can always get in there to make up something you missed or do a programmed workout of the day. This will help you enjoy your holiday and hit the ground running on Monday. Regardless, do two and you'll feel a lot better over the holiday and next week.
3. Get to the gym next week. Whatever day is your normal first workout day of the week that you are in town for, promise yourself that you'll be back in the gym for that workout and don't break that promise. It's way too easy to let a four-day slide turn into a four-week or four-month issue if you don't get back in there. If you get to the gym for that one workout, the odds of hitting a long decline during December will go way down.
That's it. I hope you guys have a great holiday. I'm looking forward to stuffing my face with a shocking amount of turkey and mashed potatoes and then crushing some training with my brother and friends.

Wednesday yoga is cancelled for the holidays!

We're cancelling the Wednesday yoga class starting this week. We'll be revamping the yoga schedule (and CF classes too!) in early 2013.

Thanksgiving schedule

Wed: regular classes
Thurs: closed
Fri: Open Gym 10a-12n & 4-6p
Sat: Open Gym 10a-12n
Open gym sessions will be supervised by a coach, but will not have formal group warm-ups. A coach will be on hand to answer questions, review movements and technique. You'll have a choice of doing skill work, a programmed workout and/or doing a workout from recent weeks.








Happy Thanksgiving, CFMers! This year I am so thankful for the community we've built and the memories we've made. We hope you all have an amazing weekend with loved ones and lots of delicious food! What are you thankful for this year?



Workout of the Day

A. Back Squat: 15-12-8-6, rest 2min
Rest 8min
MORE Back Squat 15-12-8-6, rest 2min
B. 3 rounds:
10 to 12 high box step-ups from the side, 1min rest

TUES 11.20.12

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Gymnastics class - Space is still available!

For the four Tuesdays (11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18) between Thanksgiving and Christmas, CFM is hosting an ALL LEVELS gymnastics class from 8 to 9 pm. The class is coached by Aimee Kurzner, a former gymnast/gymnastics coach, and will cover gymnastics positions, handstand progressions/holds/walks, pull up progressions/grip/kip/chest-to-bar/butterfly, pistols, cartwheels, ring rows/push ups/holds/L sits, double unders, toes to bar, muscle ups and rope climbs. Each class will include a warm up, skill work, a WOD and homework.
This class is included in your membership, and will count toward your weekly attendance just like any other class BUT YOU HAVE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. The class is capped at 14, but we still have space available. Attendance at ALL FOUR CLASSES is preferred but the first week is mandatory. So if you can attend only three of four classes, let us know. If you'd like to attend, please email us with GYMNASTICS in the subject line.

Fall Survey

Jennifer and Matt (from the eaaaaarly AM crew) are MBA students at GA Tech and have designed this survey for one of their classes. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing (if you wish) to win a CFM Tshirt of your choice. Please click here to take the survey and send us your feedback. Thanks in advance for your input on making CFM a better box!

Thanksgiving schedule

CFM will hold all regularly scheduled classes next week on Monday through Wednesday. We'll be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. On Friday, regular classes are cancelled, but there will be Open Gym sessions from 10am to 12noon and 4 to 6pm. Saturday there will be an open gym session from 10am to 12noon.
Open gym sessions will be supervised by a coach, but will not have formal group warm-ups. A coach will be on hand to answer questions, review movements and technique. You'll have a choice of doing skill work, a programmed workout and/or doing a workout from recent weeks.
Amanda & Arielle

Workout of the Day

A. Hang power snatch: 6 sets of 3 reps, 2min rest
B. Heavy kettlebell snatch: 3 sets of 5 reps per arm, 60sec rest
C. 5 sets:
3 heavy push press
Row 500m
rest 2min

11.19.12. THANKSGIVING WEEK BEGINS!

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Thanksgiving schedule

CFM will hold all regularly scheduled classes next week on Monday through Wednesday. We'll be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. On Friday, regular classes are cancelled, but there will be Open Gym sessions from 10am to 12noon and 4 to 6pm. Saturday there will be an open gym session from 10am to 12noon.
Open gym sessions will be supervised by a coach, but will not have formal group warm-ups. A coach will be on hand to answer questions, review movements and technique. You'll have a choice of doing skill work, a programmed workout and/or doing a workout from recent weeks.

Will burpee for food...or cash?!?!

Throughout November, bring some non-perishable goods to donate to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The CFM team is willing to do a burpee for every food item you donate. BUT, if you don't have time to hit the store and STILL want to dole out some burpees, now you can donate to the CFM food drive online. Click here to donate to the CFM Virtual Food Drive, and the CFM coach (or intern! ;)) of your choice will do a burpee for every dollar donated!!!
Speaking of time...
Who hates THE DREADED TARDINESS BURPEES? Well, have I got a deal for you!?! Just for the next two weeks, if you are late to class*, you can forego your tardiness burpees by donating 25 items to the food drive. We're talking the equivalent of $3, people.
Holiday traffic sucks. I get it. I hear the excuses. Want a way around it? Open your heart. Shazam.
**Students more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted to class. If you're more than 10 minutes late, you've missed the warm-up and for your safety and respect to other students, you will not be permitted to join in.

Eat locally!

I'm so happy to have partnerships with local farms, so we can eat fresh, local meat and produce. Check out the details below:
South Metro Produce weekly co-op: We're continuing our partnership with South Metro Produce for weekly deliveries of organic fruits and vegetables from local family farmers. You can choose from a small/$27, medium/$35 or large/$45 box of produce each week (or partner up and split the order!). Josh will be delivering to us every Monday (orders due by Sunday) so visit his site and place your order today! The last few weeks of deliveries have been a BEAUTIFUL mix of fruits, vegetables and nuts. Get in on this.
Tink's Grassfed Beef and Pastured Pork: Tink's will make another delivery to CFM in just less than two weeks, on Wednesday, November 28th. Check out the price list below, email your order to info@tinksbeef.com (order deadline is Mon 11/27 at 5p), and then you can either pay online on their site, leave cash or check at the box by the morning of the 28th (meat will be delivered that Wed afternoon & payment is due at the time of delivery).


POB & Alison. So fierce.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A1. 4 sets: Deadlift x10 @2111, rest 60sec
A2. 4 sets: Pushups x15 @2010, rest 2min

B. Annie:
For time:
50-40-30-20-10
Double unders*
Sit ups
*If you cannot do double unders, do 3x the reps in jump rope singles (150-120-90-60-30)

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