cheryl haworth

Don’t forget we’re trying out an 8a class on Tuesdays & Fridays through the 15th.

Goodbye Cheryl & Kalen!

We’ve been so lucky to have 3-time Olympian Cheryl Haworth & her fiance Kalen as a part of the CFM community for the past four months. Kalen just got a promotion at SCAD (you go girl!), but the new gig is based in Savannah, so they’ll be moving back south later this week.
Join Cheryl today at the 5pm class as she coaches great clean & jerk form. She’ll also be back regularly for Olympic Lifting workshops. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you both and learning from you, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing your knowledge & expertise. Best wishes in Savannah!

imageBig crowd of 15 got after the Hotshots 19 hero WOD in Monday’s noon class. Great work crew!

Today’s Schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels – Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis & Cheryl
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
6:30p: Group Intro- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Advanced CrossFit- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: 4×4 workups (work up, or increase weight each set)
B. Clean & Jerk: 15min of skillwork OR 15 min to a heavy triple
C. 12 min to find max height box jump

And coming tomorrow…

A. Single arm press: 5×5 each side (workups)
B. 10 min pistol skillwork OR find Weighted Pistol 3RM
C. Tabata row OR AirDyne OR jump rope singles OR double unders

STRONG! screening & PRIDE fundraiser is this Fri!

Help us support the Atlanta PRIDE committee as we celebrate our new Olympic Lifting coach Cheryl Haworth. Get your tickets here – NOW just a $5 donation to join the fun!

POSE Running seminar is this Sat, Aug 17

Join Coach Amy for an hour of skills & drills practice to make you a more efficient runner! Register here today for the Early Bird $15 price.
IMG_7969Congrats to all who finished this summer’s To Helen Back Challenge! Our prize winners are Chris H (not pictured), Anastasiya, Ellen, Dave, Tirzah, Allison J, Brianne & Stuart. Thanks to VitaCoco, Big Peach Running Co, Parq, Rira & the Nook for donating prizes!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
B. Hang snatch
3-2-1-3-2-1
C. Tabata air squat (hold bottom of squat on rest) then Tabata push ups (hold top of push up on rest)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5+
B. Every min on the min for 16 mins:
Even – 8 Lateral box jumps
Odd – 10 wall balls 20/14

To Helen Back Finals this Sat: NO 11A CLASS!

Come cheer on your CFM buddies in the To Helen Back Finals this Saturday at 11am! Challengers, check your inbox for an email from Lis with more info.
Email Tirzah to confirm your heat time – 11a (10:40 warm-up), 11:20a (11 warm-up), or 11:40a (11:20 warm-up). Warm-ups will be led by ITP student, Czarlos.

Free workout at Fab’rik tonight at 6!

Join Lis for a free bodyweight WOD, every Wednesday at 6p next door at Fab’rik… break a sweat, then reward yourself with a glass of wine (thanks to Fab’rik!) and shop their duds for 20% off. No purchase required… just come break a sweat with us!

STRONG! screening & PRIDE fundraiser is next Fri, Aug 16

Help us support the Atlanta PRIDE committee as we celebrate our new Olympic Lifting coach Cheryl Haworth. Get your tickets here – NOW just a $5 donation to join the fun!

POSE Running seminar rescheduled for Aug 17

We pushed the POSE running seminar back to Saturday, August 17th. Join Coach Amy for an hour of skills & drills practice to make you a more efficient runner! Register here by Tues, 8/13 to get the EARLY BIRD discount of $15 ($20 after Tuesday; $25 for CFM guests).

More events:

Coming soon: Self-Defense 101 with Coach Walter: Join Walter for a one-hour introduction to self-defense. Learn to defend yourself on the mean streets of Midtown!
Bring-a-Friend Days are Thurs 8/22, Fri 8/23 & Sat 8/24! Invite your friends to join us for any class these three days, by emailing FRIENDS at crossfit midtown dot com.

IMG_7317Good luck to Sarabess and all the other To Helen Back challengers at Finals this Saturday!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A1. Ring dips/dips: 3 sets max reps STRICT, rest/mobilize 2 min
A2. Chin ups: 3 sets max reps STRICT, rest/mobilize 2 min

B. Every minute on the minute for 9 minutes:
Rd 1, 4, 7: Run 200m
Rd 2, 5, 8: 12 KB swings
Rd 3, 6, 9: 6 Pull ups

And coming tomorrow

A. Overhead squat: 5-5-5+
B. Complete 8 rounds:
3 Power Cleans @ 75% of body weight
3 Broad Jumps for max distance
*Once you finish power cleans, perform 3 broad jumps for max distance. 
*Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

PRIDE Fundraiser: Screening of “Strong” on Fri 8.16

Join us at CFM on Friday, August 16th at 7pm for a screening of “STRONG”, a documentary about Olympian AND CFM student/coach Cheryl Haworth. Many of you have been in class with Cheryl and/or benefited from her Olympic Lifting coaching on Tuesday nights or during weekend Open Gym sessions. You may not know she’s also the topic of a critically-acclaimed documentary. We’ll be hosting a screening of the film as a fundraiser for the Atlanta Pride Committee. Suggested donation is $20. Tickets will be on sale this week… RSVP here for updates & more details.

And check out the trailer here:

IMG_7463Cheryl coaches Leaor on the snatch during Open Gym a few weeks ago. Several athletes have set new PRs (personal records) already, under her tutelage!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: In 10 min, find your 1 rep max
B. Clean & Jerk: 2-2-2
C. EMOM8: Every minute on the minute for 8 minutes, perform 6 power cleans & 3 thrusters 95/65

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5 @ 75%
B. 3 rounds for time:
21 russian kettlebell swings
12 strict pull ups

Best. Summer. Ever.

As I laid at the pool Sunday until almost 8pm with FULL SUN, it hit me that summer is here. All the good – pool & lake time, sunshine, afternoons at the park… and the bad – thunderstorms, mosquitoes, muggy days (and nights!) are here to stay for the next few months.
At CFM, we’ve got lots in store for you: the Helen Challenge, another CFM Happy Hour each month, Quarterly Progress checks in July, another Food as Fuel session in August, some fun with our neighbors Fab’rik & Big Peach Running Co and more Olympic Lifting awesomeness with Cheryl Haworth.
I’m personally looking forward to seeing everyone’s progress with the Helen Challenge. I’m also gonna finish settling into my new apartment, take a few weeks vacation next month (part work – USAPL Nationals, the CrossFit Games & a BIZ seminar… and part play – visiting my family & hitting the beach!), and celebrate my birthday in August!
What are your plans for summer? What’s important to you between now and Labor Day? Let us know what’s important to you this season. Post in the comments. How will you make this your best summer ever?

Congrats to Big Dan F & his wife Nancy on the birth of their BIG 10# BOY, John Jackson, born 6.24.13!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat 3-3-3+
B. 6 rounds for time
5 Handstand push ups
5 Lateral box jump L (step down)
5 Lateral box jump R (step down)
Rest 1 minute between rounds

And coming tomorrow…

A. Max reps chin up: 3 sets, rest 5 min between sets (DO MOBILITY WORK DURING BREAKS)
B. Rope climbs: 10 min of skillwork
C. Time trial: 2k row

Soak it in!

I am so proud of the coaching team we’re building at CFM. Our team is devoted to helping you all achieve the highest level of fitness you can. Make the most of the access you have to these amazing coaches!
We’re SO FORTUNATE to have Olympic Bronze medalist Cheryl Haworth working with us to coach Olympic Lifting now. Join Cheryl for Open Gym this Saturday from 12n-2p to work on Olympic Lifting.
You’ve also got a few more rock star coaches in Cassie & Lindsay, leading specialty classes tonight.
Cassie’s new weekly gymnastics class starts tonight at 8p. Do you need help with handstands, rope climbs, pistols, muscle ups or some other body weight movement? Well NOW is the time to improve your gymnastics skills. Cassie is a former youth gymnastics coach & college cheerleader. She is also CrossFit Gymnastics certified and JUST attended Carl Paoli’s Movement Mechanics seminar on Sunday.
The class will feature a 15-minute warm up, mobility & flexibility work, followed by 30 minutes of skill work and about 15 minutes at the end for a workout.
Here’s tonight’s Gymnastics WOD:
As many quality reps/rounds in 8 minutes of:
6 Pistols
8 Push ups
10 V-Ups
AND, back again this week, you can check out Lindsay’s Ninja Training class tonight at 7p. Lindsay was a track star at UNC Chapel Hill. Her class focuses on running technique, sprints and Meet for class at CFM at 7p or over at Piedmont Park in the Active Oval at 7:15.
Here’s tonight’s Ninja Training WOD:
A. A Skip, B Skip, C Skip, Alternating Fast Leg, Duck Walk, Crab Walk, High Knees, Butt Kicks. Each drill 50m with 50m jog x2.
B. Fire Hydrants, Scorpions, Iron Cross, Shoulder Rolls & 5 min stretch
C. 10x100m with 60 seconds rest between each sprint.

Enjoy the expertise!

Specialty classes this week:

Tues 7p – Ninja Training w Lindsay
Tues 8p – Gymnastics with Cassie
Wed 12n – Yoga with Beth
Wed 7p – Rowing with Uran
Thurs 8p – Beginners CrossFit with Cassie
Thurs 8:15p – Yoga with Laura
Sat 9a – Beginners CrossFit with Cassie
Sat 12n-2p – Olympic Lifting Open Gym with Cheryl
Sun 6p – Yoga with Monica

CFM’s newly appointed Social Chair Alison is hosting a Happy Hour this Friday at Steamhouse Lounge. Join her for a post-WOD (or just post-work) beverage from 6 to 8pm at Steamhouse on Friday!
Which way to the Happy Hour, Lee?

Workout of the Day

A. Clean: 2-2-2-2-2
B. For time:
6 Power Cleans 135#/95#
2 muscle-ups*
4 Power Cleans 135#/95#
4 muscle-ups
2 Power Cleans 135#/95#
6 muscle-ups

*Sub 3 dips & 3 chest to bar pull ups for 1 muscle up (or 6 of each in round 1, 12 of each in round 2, 18 of each in round 3)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Weighted pull up: 3-3-3+ OR Strict pull ups OR negatives (with last set of burnout pull ups in a band)
B. As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
:30 handstand hold
:30 L-sit hold
:30 bottom of squat hold
:30 chin over bar hold

*Count accumulated time holding position only. Rest time doesn’t count!