05.14.2012 – Opening Day


A. Find your 1RM Strict Press

B. It’s a Climb
For time:
10 Front Squat 135/95
1 ascent, 14.5′ Rope Climb
8 Front Squat
1 Rope Climb
6 Front Squat
1 Rope Climb
4 Front Squat
1 Rope Climb
2 Front Squat
1 Rope Climb

For our members new to CrossFit – NEVER avoid a WOD because you see it on the blog and psych yourself out. “HOLY MOLY. Rope climbs? These people are crazy.” We’ll show you how to scale all movements to your ability level.

Dan & Lis… it took surprisingly few takes to get this shot.

Dream Big

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” -Jane Howard, Families

I am living a dream. When I first tried CrossFit three years ago, it took me six months to go back and finally join. I had no idea then how this sport would change my life.
I wasn’t a very happy person back then, and it’s taken time for me to make changes in my life, develop healthy habits and find a fulfilling career, to make me happy. A big part of this transformation is thanks to the people I’ve met along the way.
I was having drinks with friends at the Midtown Taco Mac on a Wednesday night last October when I decided to open a CrossFit affiliate. Sure, I’d rolled the idea around in my head before, but on that night it clicked.
Since then, I’ve been a hot mess of emotions, but I have a zillion people to thank for mentoring me, teaching me what it takes to run a successful CrossFit affiliate, for pushing me toward my goal, and for scooping me up and putting me back on track when I stumbled.
Today we open a business that will help people improve their lives. I am so humbled by the support of my friends and family throughout this process.

Thank you to:
-my family, for always telling me I can do anything and encouraging me to make the world a better place…even when I doubt myself, you believe in me.
-every affiliate owner who took the time to share your wisdom and advice.
-the other trainers I’ve worked with; clients I’ve coached; athletes I’ve trained with; to the people I’ve met at competitions, certifications, seminars and other CF events for making the community what it is.
-the team at The BIZ and the whole Tribe network/family for setting me up for success.
-Coach Glassman for creating this amazing sport and community.

Finally, thanks to our small and growing community at CrossFit Midtown. I am so excited to see what the future holds.

Without my clan… my network… my tribe… my family, this dream would never have come to fruition.

What are your goals? Set some. Then share them. You’d be surprised at who can help.

13 thoughts on “05.14.2012 – Opening Day”

  1. One class down. Great job to Kenley and Patrick this AM!

    Let’s get down to goal-setting – post a goal or two here…

    Mine – get average of 6.5 hours sleep a night by May 25 (I know that’s still not enough, but it’s better than I’m doing now!)

  2. Congrats Lis and Dan! So happy for you guys and look forward to WOD’ing there. I am officially the 3rd person of all time to post on the Midtown blog. History being made!

  3. Lis/Dan-
    Place looks awesome, looking forward to my first WOD tonight!

    Rope climbs will be a first so goal today is just finish.

    Thanks again for supporting Susan G Komen walk/run on Sat, good to see local biz support.

  4. Thanks everyone for the well wishes and help along the way. We’re super excited to officially be opened!

    Don’t forget your knee highs for the rope climbs. Woot!

    Goal #1 Complete first ever WOD with Rope Climbs

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