Happy New Year, Forward athletes! If your New Year’s Resolution is to get fitter, stronger, and happier, then THIS IS IT!! We can start the year refreshed, build new routines based on healthier habits and hobbies. That won’t look the same from one person to the next, but if you need help to figure out… Read more »
Hope everyone had a VERY Happy Thanksgiving! It is officially the Holiday Season, and the tree is up at the gym to provide some festive atmosphere! Bring in an ornament to add a little personality to it, if you’d like. This is going to be a fun week, with several of the long conditioning pieces… Read more »
Here is the Holiday Schedule for the next few months. Please make sure that you RESERVE A SPOT for the special holiday classes, as they tend to fill up quickly and we want to be safe!! Thanksgiving 11/25 – Last class at 3:30 11/26 – Closed for Thanksgiving 11/27 – Classes at 8 and 9… Read more »
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! We have another great week of programming coming up, so make sure you reserve your class spots soon!! There is also a holiday thrown in this week, so maybe try to come to a different class time and meet some new people. We have a lot of new faces,… Read more »
Hope everybody had a great weekend! Let’s load the front end of this week with LOTS of positive energy to carry us through. We are coming off of a deload week, so you can expect to be pushed this week. Strength portions will return to class! I know that’s good news for everyone. We will… Read more »
This weekend we had 30 Forward athletes throw down for Fall Festivus at Forward! Nothing beats the thrill of sweating it out side by side with your fellow gym mates, leaving it all on the floor, chasing that last rep. Win or lose, it was a great experience for everyone. I can’t wait for the… Read more »
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and had some time to recover. CompTrain has programmed another awesome week for us! Lots of fun conditioning pieces, a chance for a one rep max, gymnastics, and a pretty intimidating barbell complex. Start planning out your week now!! And don’t forget that we now have a 6:30 a.m…. Read more »
I feel like a broken record at this point, but I have to say that last week’s programming was AWESOME! Technically, last week was a chance to deload before a new cycle begins this week. CompTrain has entitled the next 11 weeks of programming “Gymnasty,” which leads me to believe that we will be on… Read more »
Hey guys!! We have another GREAT week coming up. I love the creativity that NCR has put into our programming, and I hope that you guys are getting a lot out of it! This week is a great combo of movements and workouts. Let’s not lose that INTENSITY that we would normally have when working… Read more »
First of all, congratulations to Rob, Jon, Kelly, Meredith, Mike, George, Tylor, John, and Connie (and me, too) on their hard work at the 2020 Winter Chiller at CrossFit Intense this weekend!! We showed up, we worked out, we had some laughs, and we left feeling like we all accomplished something. You may have seen… Read more »
I hope everyone got some rest and/or some active recovery over the weekend. Last week was tough, and this week may just be even tougher. But that’s why we do what we do, right?
This week is all about the barbell. You’ll see it most days, and it ranges from light to moderate to heavy. Each WOD is either ten minutes or longer, too, so this week is about stamina as well. You’re going to need to figure out what your pace is from the very beginning, and see how well you can stick it out. It’s all about finding your threshold–how long you can keep a pace, and knowing when to speed it up or slow it down. Think about that each time you strategize a workout this week. If you know that you tend to come out too hot, then maybe try to purposefully slow yourself down from the get-go. If you start slower, maybe push yourself from the very beginning and see if you can maintain.
I implore you all to remain diligent when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. Please remember to wear your mask, stay ten feet apart while working out, wash your hands before you leave… anything that you can do. We’ve all got to work together to keep our community a safe place to be. Also, don’t forget to take care of your mental health as well. Winter can be a tough time for a lot of us, so if you need anything, don’t forget you’ve got your Forward Family here to help you through.
See you all this week, guys.