We’ve got a great week ahead of us at the box! I know most of you will be relieved to know that there will NOT be any burpees this week. We will see some fun and challenging lifting complexes, and an opportunity for a one rep max. Lots of barbell, and lots of time on… Read more »
This week you can look forward to a lot more lifting, especially at the front end of the week! There’s even a one-rep max test day for the front squat, as well as a bench press day. I know we are all “burpeed-out” so to speak–you will see them this week, but nothing like the… Read more »
Can you believe that we are already entering into March?? The first week of the month features some awesomely challenging programming! We are getting a real variety this week, including some movements that we haven’t seen in a while (pistols, sumo deadlifts). The week will bring some short, high intensity workouts, but also features a… Read more »
This is going to be a challenging week, my friends!! Don’t forget to bring in those knee sleeves, you’ll need them quite a bit this week. Squats feature in a majority of the workouts, but they are relatively light weight so you will want to really speed through them when they come up in a… Read more »
What a great week we had last week!! Anyone still sore from all those squats on Valentine’s Day? Hopefully you used the weekend to recover and eat some well-deserved chocolates and treats with your loved ones. A little treat now and then is good for the soul! Our prescription to burn off those dessert calories… Read more »
This week we are getting heavy (again), and our legs are definitely going to get the brunt of it!! Back squats, front squats, deadlifts… throw in a bear complex (if you don’t know what that is, you’ll find out on Friday) and you’ve got a recipe for some serious leg fatigue!! But we love that,… Read more »
The programming has been super fun and challenging lately, and this week is no exception. Hope you like barbell work, because we will be using barbells every single day this week. We can expect to see the return of some movements that we have been working on, such as deadlifts, snatches, and back squats. There… Read more »
This week is going to be epic! Lots of barbell work this week, guys–and lots of chances to go heavy, too, for those of you looking to challenge yourselves. Every day will feature a barbell movement of some kind. But we have a lot more than just lifting this week! There’s a lot of gymnastics-type… Read more »
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! This week’s programming looks challenging (and fun!) so make sure you commit to coming several days! We will be working with the barbell EVERY DAY this week (except Saturday), mostly in our “skill” portion of class, but also in the WODs. We begin and end the work week with… Read more »
Almost halfway through January! For those of you still working on your New Years Resolutions, keep up the good work!! We’ve got another great week at the box ahead of us. This week features a lot of shorter workouts, which means we should be dialing up the intensity! In other words, these workouts should be… 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 2021 Open in February!! Here are the results from the competition:
Novice Female: Rachel and Lyndsey tied for 1st, Kathleen in 2nd, and Ella and Mary tied for 3rd
Novice Male: Jacob in 1st, Patrick in 2nd, Brian in 3rd
Masters Female: Tiffany in 1st, Amy and Julie in 2nd, Pam in 3rd
Masters Male: Ed in 1st, Bill in 2nd
Intermediate Female: Valerie in 1st, Melina in 2nd, Becca in 3rd
Intermediate Male: Greg in 1st, Bob in 2nd, George in 3rd
RX Female: It was just me, so I was first and last!
RX Male: Danny in 1st, Mike in 2nd, and Justin in 3rd
Nice work to EVERYONE who competed, cheered, and contributed to the amazing energy we had at Forward this weekend. My heart is so full with love for our community!
We weren’t the only ones competing this weekend! The first phase of the CrossFit Games took place this weekend, and narrowed down the field of competitors to 5 men and women. No surprise, three of the ten are COMPTRAIN ATHLETES!! That means that they use a lot of the same programming that we do. Just further evidence that we just need to trust the process and the results will come!
This week is going to be very challenging, especially if you’re still sore from last week/this weekend. But it’s nothing that we can’t handle! We have a good mix of some moderately short and long workouts this week, along with some fun strength pieces. Don’t forget to check the white board for some extra work that you can do on your own!
Just a reminder that afternoon classes are going to be different this week!! There will be a 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 class from now on (no 6:30 on Fridays). Also, if you’re an early morning person, don’t forget that we have a 6:30 a.m. class now as well!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this week!!