Hey team, Zach got to give a rant so I want to also!
As we finish the Open and the bootcamps Sandia CrossFit will begin preparing for a new season. We're rolling out new programs, seminars, and training opportunities and we'll be expanding both our equipment and our class schedule! But before we talk about all that fun stuff we need to ask for a bit of help. A 10,000sqft facility is hard enough to keep clean in a normal setting and we're asking everyone to spend a little bit more time ensuring they put away everything they use. Nearly every class bars or med balls or abmats get left out. Chalk (both the gymnast and the sidewalk) litters the gym and we pick up dozens of plastic water bottles a day. Do us a favor and take a second to look around the space you use during a WOD. The chalk you left on the pull-up rig may not seem like a big deal but it really does matter to the coaches who end up collecting it every class. Also, we are putting a mini-ban on dogs in the gym. Although we love to see their furry faces, they are creating distractions, smell, and copious amounts of fuzz around the building. If you'd like to bring your pups, please restrict it to Sundays only.
On a lighter note, we have tons of cool stuff coming this year. First, we're unveiling a new class schedule beginning May 1st. Rather than the hourly evening schedule we currently use we will be switching to a half-hour based system. The classes will still be one hour long but will begin every half hour. Although the details are being fleshed out we'll most likely have a 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm regular class every weekday! This should create smaller evening classes and allow people to hop into classes taught by their favorite instructors. However, because we will only have one instructor per class we will be a little more strict about class size caps... so make sure you sign in!
For those of you who found the Olympic Lifting to be a struggle or a limiting factor in your workouts for the open you may consider taking the upcoming Olympic Weightlifting seminar. It's taught by some of the best Olympic Weightlifting coaches in the country and you can expect significant gains in technique and PRs. You do NOT need to be CrossFit certified to take this course and you'll be in class with at least myself, Zach, Jeff, and Sibo so join us, it ought to be a good time. It's well worth the money if you'll be doing CrossFit for a long time. You can register for the seminar here.
We're actively working on a couple of other programs as well. We hope to be relaunching our dormant CrossFit Kids program as well as a long-awaited CrossFit Longevity program designed for athletes over the age of 70. In addition to all of this, Zach will be designing and implementing various in-house specialty seminars ranging from basic gymnastics to nutrition. To top this all off, with the bootcamps and Open ending we should have some time to order new apparel, jump ropes, water bottles, etc. so you can sport SCF and passively annoy all of your friends with your CrossFit enthusiasm!
The last thing I want to add is that the bootcamps are ending. There will be a lot of new, unfamiliar faces wandering the gym and our single rule is still in force. If you see someone you don't know and do not introduce yourself.... BURPEES!
We're looking forward to the rest of the year and are ultra-mega pumped to be your trainers. Keep being awesome!
Please let us know if you are coming to class by SIGNING UP! Otherwise you can go run 5 laps around the block while our attack dog Blue chases you.