Well, the 314 Open Team Competition is behind us! There were some INCREDIBLE moments throughout the day. We deadlifted a car!!! How cool was that?!?! Yes the run was cold, but you all rocked it! We had a couple of misfires and moments of confusion, but the greater majority of folks had a great time.
We put this competition on to hang out with athletes of all ages and skill levels and to have a great time. Every year, we try to do something different and fun, and the car deadlift did not disappoint. We love having teams judge each other to keep everyone engaged and to promote the community of CrossFit. Isn’t that why we all do CrossFit? Getting a great workout with friends and having a great time? Next year, we will emphasize the fact that this competition is just meant to be fun for all. If you’re super concerned with standing on the podium, you may want to find another competition. Let’s just have fun!
A huge thank you to Josh, Emily, Erin, Rob, Annie’s kids (who’s names I totally know and didn’t forget at all), Dan, Paul, Holly, Amy, Frank, Fred, Amie, and everyone who helped make the day so fun and successful. Thanks to JD’s gym for letting us use your awesome car deadlift rig! If you’re looking for a Strongman gym in the area, you should definitely check them out. Thanks to CFKW, the Clanx, and Amy for letting us borrow equipment. And thanks to all of the awesome competitors for giving it your all. Like every year, we are truly humbled by your abilities and efforts. Thanks!!!!
I don’t know about you, but 2017 FLEW by for me! The fact that it’s the last day of the year is crazy. Personally, I LOVE the new year. Not the partying until midnight (ew). Just the thought of a new year. A clean slate. A fresh start. Goals from last year? I achieved some of them and some got lost in the mix. Now, it’s time to set some new goals!
In years past, this has been tough. What goals are important to me? What numbers are reasonable? How much improvement can I actually make? This year, we wanted to give you a little more guidance. This year, we have the CrossFit 314 Levels!
What is this? It’s just a guide to help you identify areas where you could improve. Being a Level 3 athlete does NOT get you preferential parking or a private bathroom. The purpose of this is to give you some concrete goals. Maybe you are SUPER strong, but could improve your cardio. Or vice versa. That will be apparent. Strive to complete all of the skills for a level, and you will be a very well rounded athlete. These can be completed at any time, as long as a trainer is present. Go get ’em, gang!!
You asked, and we delivered! Well, we’re about to deliver. Starting next week, we will run a schedule based on your feedback. We’ll be open M-F at 5 am (because you’re all crazy), and the night classes will shift to 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. As always, sign up via Mindbody for the most up to date schedule.
Merry Christmas!! We will be closed for the holiday, but we will reopen midmorning Tuesday.
Well, we’ve finally come to the end of this super long squat program! I hope you’re all feeling well rested and ready to PR! This time, we’re going to do a little overload before we attempt a PR. What does that mean? Check out this video for a full explanation:
Good luck, gang!
We are 1 week away from the 12 Bars of Charity Event!!! Make sure to get your ticket online to save some time. Next Saturday, you’ll pick up your packet from the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark starting at 2 pm.
We’ll plan on starting at Fox Sports Live and hanging out there until 3:30. After that, the group consensus rules! We’ll shuttle on down to the next place. Hope to see you all there!
Also, our Food Drive is off and running! It looks like we’re about even with CFKW, but I know we can do better! Bring in those non-perishable items, and let’s do some good this year!
December is going to be a great month! We already have a bin at the gym to collect donations for Stl Food Bank. You can find a list of suggested items here. This is the season of giving, so let’s GIVE!
And in 2 weeks, we will be participating int 12 Bars of Charity. If you know Amie and me, you know that we’ll be sporting green and red hoodies for Stray Rescue and APA, because we LOVE DOGS!! The other charities are all very worthy causes and include Autism Speaks, World Pediatric Project, Girls and Boys Club, Young Friends of Kids with Cancer, St. Patrick Center, and St. Jude’s Dudes.
Stay tuned for details on where we’ll start!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I can’t believe it’s almost December, but we’re going to close the year out with a bang!
For the month of December, we’re going to collect donations for St. Louis Area Foodbank. This will be a friendly competition with our friends at CrossFit Kirkwood. Starting on 12/1, there will be a bin at the gym to leave donations, and we will collect throughout the month.
Also, we will be participating in 12 Bars of Charity – a fun, bar-hopping event with proceeds going to your choice of charity. Stay tuned for more info!