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MON 05.21.18

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Elana


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 24th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Sat & Sun, May 26th & 27th: Join us for Yoga this Memorial Day Weekend. We have Yoga Saturday 12:15 pm with Monica Miller and Sunday 12:15 pm with Lana Wilson. Yoga at CFM is a combination of slow flow, yin and restorative postures with a focus on position, breath, and relaxation of the mind and body. Free trial for first time visitors and friends and family guests are welcome!

Monday, May 28th: Memorial Day Murph 08:45 at Piedmont Park Active Oval. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD.

Monday, May 28th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutritious brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. AMRAP 8
Cindy*
5 Pull ups
10 Push ups
15 Air Squats
*Rx+= weight vest

B. Partner Triple 2
2000m Row
200 Double Unders
2 mile Run

Post rounds and reps from AMRAP and time for WOD. Ex: 9+10 Rx, 26:14 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

"Lucky 13"
AMRAP 13

13 Toes to Bar*
13 Kettlebell Swings (M=35/53/70, W=26/35/53)
13 Lateral Box Jump Overs (M=24/24/30, W=20/20/24)**
*L1/L2= Wall Sit-Ups
**L1/L2 step ups permitted

Post rounds and reps completed. Ex: 6+8 L3

FRI 05.18.18 Happy 6th Anniversary CFM!!

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Celebrating 6 Years!


CFM 6th Anniversary!!

Saturday, May 19th: CFM is turning 6!!!! Come celebrate with us as we indulge in food, drinks and fun on Saturday, May 19th. Food and beverages will be provided, and this year will be catered by the always amazing Urban Pl8!!!

Thank you for being such an amazing community of folks! Excited to celebrate this awesome time with all of you!

#fitfamily #community #midtown #cfmstrong Happy 6th Anniversary CFM!!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Press Complex
Shoulder Press + Push Press + Push Jerk
5 x 3+2+2

B. For Time:
400m Run
30 Overhead Plate Lunges (45/25)
20 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
100 Double Unders
20 Burpees
30 KB SDLHP (70/53)
400m Run

Post load for press and time for the WOD. Ex: 175#, 14:20 Rx

It's not about the speed, It's the distance.

It's not about the speed, It's the distance.


And coming Saturday...

“Kessel Run 500”
10 Minute AMRAP
Max distance meters row

Every 500m athlete must stop and complete:
3 deadlifts (m = 155/205/315, w = 105/155/215)
30 double-unders**

**Scale Doubles to DU+singles 10 reps, speed step 1:1, singles 1:1.

Score = Total meters rowed + deadlifts and double-unders completed in last partial round.
Ex: 3 complete rounds, plus 3 deadlifts = 1500+3 L3


Saturday Schedule

8:30a: Open Gym- Michael
9:30a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10:30a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
1-4p: 6th Anniversary Party!

And coming Sunday...

TBA

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Lana
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

THUR 05.17.18

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Matt C.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Partner WOD (relay style) [30 Min Cap] 4 Rounds:
2 rope climbs
10 thrusters (95/65)
15/12 cal row
12 burpees

Partner 1 completes 1 full round, then tags partner 2 who completes 1 full round. Keep alternating rounds until both athletes have completed 4 rounds each.

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 22:10 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Press Complex
Shoulder Press + Push Press + Push Jerk
5 x 3+2+2

B. For Time:
400m Run
30 Overhead Plate Lunges (45/25)
20 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
100 Double Unders
20 Burpees
30 KB SDLHP (70/53)
400m Run

Post load for press and time for the WOD. Ex: 175#, 14:20 Rx

WED 05.16.18

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Camille


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Split Squat
4 x 5/5

21-18-15-12-9 Rep Rounds
Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
Toes to bar
Pistols

Post load for squats and time for the WOD. Ex: 100#, 11:09 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

Partner WOD (relay style) [30 Min Cap] 4 Rounds:
2 rope climbs
10 thrusters (95/65)
15/12 cal row
12 burpees

Partner 1 completes 1 full round, then tags partner 2 who completes 1 full round. Keep alternating rounds until both athletes have completed 4 rounds each.

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 22:10 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 19th: CFM 6th Anniversary!!


Thursday, May 24th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Monday, May 28th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. Reserve your spot in advance here!

TUES 05.15.18 “Summertime Complex”

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Alex B.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

"Summertime Complex"

8 Minute AMRAP
5 Deadlifts
4 Hang Power Cleans
3 Front Squats
2 Shoulder to Overhead
1 Ground To Overhead
(m = 65/135/185, w = 35/85/125)

Post rounds and reps completed. Ex: 6+8 L3

And coming tomorrow...

Split Squat
4 x 5/5

21-18-15-12-9 Rep Rounds
Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
Toes to bar
Pistols

Post load for squats and time for the WOD. Ex: 100#, 11:09 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 19th: CFM 6th Anniversary!!


Thursday, May 24th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Monday, May 28th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. Reserve your spot in advance here!

May 2018 Member of the Month, Carey Bald

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our May Member of the Month, Carey Bald! Carey has been a member for a little over a year and has been crushing the WODs! Read on to learn more about Carey and her CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Name: Carey Bald
Nickname: CB, Care Bear.
Age: 29
Hometown: Ocala, Florida

How did you get exposed to CrossFit?
My sister brought CrossFit to the Bald Family in 2011 and slowly but surely convinced everyone to drink the Kool-Aid. I abstained for a year, but eventually caved in 2012.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown?
Proximity to home/work.

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like?
I came into CFM off a year-long hiatus after breaking my foot. I had been “working out” but was super out of shape. I don’t remember what the workout was exactly but I remember that there were push-ups (spoiler alert: I am notoriously bad at push-ups). As we were getting ready to start the workout I assumed I could do them on my knees as I had at other CF gyms and did a few reps as a warm-up. A very pregnant and glowing Brianna Thomas was coaching and just casually walked over to me and said “we don’t do that here”, flipped a box up for me to do incline. I have quite literally been working on mastering push-ups every day since.

What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit?
I am stronger and fitter than I have ever been but am also nowhere near where I want to be. CrossFit has showed me what I am capable of but has also taught me to constantly reach for a better, fitter, happier version of myself every day.

Carey crushin some DB Front Squats during 18.2

What kind of changes have you you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected?
CFM has completely changed Atlanta for me. When I joined CFM I was still pretty new to the city, didn’t know a lot of people outside of work and was desperately searching for a tribe. Fast forward a full year and I cannot even remember life before finding fellow unicorn (& partner in pizza eating), Elana, trying to out-Rogue Pat, ALL CAPS group chats with #TeamThirdWheel, rolling my eyes at Paul’s lame dad jokes, watching Kathy walk circles around the gym with a kettlebell in the air, arguing with Peach about absolutely everything, and trying to force Michael to tolerate me (I’ve made very little headway here).

Walking into the gym is the very best part of my day every single day. I am so thankful to everyone at CFM who has made me feel like part of the family from the very start.

"So you going to pass out again on this workout?"

Favorite WOD: Anything with squat cleans, double unders, box jumps or tire flips (FarmFit, y’all)..

Least favorite WOD:
Giraffe-nastics of any kind. This girl was built to stay on the ground.

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment:
Holiday Party 2K17. I have memories (& photos) to last a lifetime and can’t wait for this year.

CFM 2017 Holiday Party!

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit:
Friendship, various forms of nerdery, corgis, cycling, golf, tennis, spending all my free time at the pool and lighting up 2nd base on my company’s slow pitch team.

Advice for new CrossFitters: Nutrition, guys. It’s so important. For the first 3 years of my CrossFit journey I didn’t make any changes to my diet and sure, you’ll make gains, but when you dial in your nutrition AND train hard? It’s magic. If I could go back and do it all over again I would make that change so much sooner

#CFMStrong

MON 05.14.18 Lurong Challenge Begins!!

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1. There might be a better way. Are you willing to invest in pursuing it? 2. Wants more. More time in the gym. More information. More opportunities. 3. Knows that their best effort is enough. 4. Never complain. Never whine. Never make excuses.


CFM Upcoming Events

Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Today Monday, May 14th! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 19th: CFM 6th Anniversary!!


Thursday, May 24th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

For Time:
25 Pull Ups
50 Cal Row
100 OHS (45/35)
50 Box Jumps
25 Pull ups

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 12:48 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

"Summertime Complex"

8 Minute AMRAP
5 Deadlifts
4 Hang Power Cleans
3 Front Squats
2 Shoulder to Overhead
1 Ground To Overhead
(m = 65/135/185, w = 35/85/125)

Post rounds and reps completed. Ex: 6+8 L3