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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.


Tues 05.22.12

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Memorial Day Weekend

Who's hanging around town? This weekend, we'll offer ONLY the 10 am class on Saturday, and ONLY the 12noon class on Monday.

Join us for a special Memorial Day Murph WOD Monday at noon.
Murph is the most famous of the Hero WODs - CrossFit workouts named in memory of fallen heroes. Hero WODs are more grueling workouts than we typically do at CFM, but instead of being overwhelmed by the volume of work, focus on what you can do, scale where needed, and think about the Hero that has given his all for our freedom.

There are 4 different workloads to choose from, as well as a partner option:
  • Murph: Straight through, in order - 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run (weight vest optional)
  • Murph, Cindy-style: 1 mile run, then chop up as needed - 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats - end with 1 mile run
  • Smurph (1/2 Murph) - 800 meter run, then chop up as needed -50 pull ups, 100 push ups, 150 squats - end with 800 meter run
  • Mini Murph - 800 meter run, then chop up as needed - 25 pull ups, 50 push ups, 100 squats - end with 800 meter run

Murph Cindy-style, Smurph, and Mini Murph can be done with a parter who shares the workload with you. Murph must be done by yourself, straight through.
Spectators are invited and drop-in visitors are also welcome, provided they are conditioned enough to safely complete the workout. Drop-ins are asked to make a $20 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Thanks to CrossFit High Voltage for sharing these scaling options. If you're ever in Burbank, CA, pay them a visit!

Goal Setting

Watch your inbox for an email from Lis about setting your four-, eight- and 12-week goals!

That's right, we rearranged the blog today. Today's Workout of the Day can now be found below the picture...

Melvin, our new member and talented artist, gets started on the mural. It will be done by week's end! (AND we got a new camera with a fancy time/date stamp that I'll remove for future pics :))

Workout of the Day

8 rounds for total reps:
30 sec max Burpee broad jumps
30 sec rest
30 sec max Lateral Plyo Skier Hops 20"
30 sec rest
30 sec max Sit Ups
30 sec rest



05.21.12 – WEEK 2!

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A. 3x 1 Strict press, 2 Push press, 3 Push jerk
Rest 3:00 between rounds

B. 5 Rounds for time
1 Press 90% of 1 RM
1 Strict Pull Up
1 Press 90% of 1 RM
3 Strict Pull Ups
1 Press 90% of 1 RM
5 Strict Pull Ups

Welcome to Scott & Carlos...and our new intern Sam!

Chuck and Lis on shuttle runs.

What a great opening week!

We had 27 different athletes join us last week - members, drop-ins, intros and private training clients. Thanks to each and every one of you who made it such a memorable week. We look forward to many more (athletes AND memorable weeks)!!!

Grand Opening Day - Saturday, June 16th:

Fran Challenge Prelims during AM classes
Party time - 5-8 pm in the box
Members, mark your calendars now as YOU GUYS are the guests of honor at our Grand Opening Celebration. If you're not already a FAN of CrossFit Midtown on Facebook, please become one so we can keep you in the loop!

Have you read the gym rules? If not, please check them out now. At least two were violated last week!

Reminders: Put the toilet seat down AND if you're contagious, DON'T COME TO THE BOX!


05.19.12 – PYROBAR

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A. 3RM Back Squat

B. PYROBAR - Your shoulders will be on FI-YA!
CFM's first original benchmark WOD, named for the amazing building blocks of our box:
3 Rounds:
3 wall climbs
6 handstand push ups
9 toes to bar
12 pull ups

CELEBRITY SIGHTING! That vampire from Twilight (James) coaching that famous photographer (Carlos) to new squat clean and C&J PRs!


Every Sunday for the past few weeks, we meet at the park for a FREE WOD, open to the public (and suitable for all activity levels). This is your chance to exercise in the great outdoors, drag that friend along who doesn't understand CrossFit, and play outside with your new CFM friends.
Come on out Sunday at 10 am, and stay to play HOOVERBALL afterward at 11. This week we'll meet by the sand volleyball courts in the Piedmont Park active oval. Come for the WOD and stay for HooverBall, or pick one or the other. Either way, we'd love to see you there!
The closest parking is on the streets off Piedmont, west of the park (13th, 12th, 11th) or in the parking deck off Monroe. BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY JUST JOG OR RIDE A BIKE THERE! Check the CFM FB page for an update if there's inclement weather.


CrossFit Midtown offers a $25 Intro Class. Click here to schedule it.

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