Ok guys and gals I got on this fancy computer gizmo everyone’s talking about and typed up another rant! Prepare yourselves! I just want to take a minute to congratulate everyone who participated in the Open. It was extremely exciting to watch each of you rise to the occasion and perform things that many of you thought were impossible. I think I speak for all the trainers when I say that we are proud and humbled to be a part of this with some of you getting your first Chest to Bar Pull Up and then throwing in 15 more for good measure, stringing together 20 or more Double Unders under pressure when you could only do 3 previously, and even PR’ing your Deadlift in a workout after having already done 50 deadlifts! These are all amazing feats and just a small fraction of what was accomplished. We applaud your effort and your hard work in taking on this challenge. I'd also like to thank everyone else at the gym for still coming on Fridays, putting up with the odd way classes were being run, showing support, and participating in the workouts, especially the last one! We couldn't have done any of this without you. So thank you!
With all that being said and the Open behind us, now is not the time to start slacking off. Take these weeks following the competition to set better movement and eating habits. Don’t modify a workout down just because you think you can’t do it. Try the movements first or perform it prescribed as long as possible. While the experience is fresh in your mind begin to hold yourself to a higher standard. Knowing what skills were lacking in the Open ask for help with these in classes. When you come in warm up by practicing your weaknesses. Whatever it takes for you to achieve your goals use this opportunity and run with it! We as trainers are happy to help in any way we can so never hesitate to ask. We look forward to working with all of you over the next year and bringing you all one step closer to taking down Samantha Briggs and Rich Froning! Fear not though, things won’t be all hard work and no play in the days to come. I offer you a ray of hope! In the true spirit of Sandia CrossFit and celebrating our collective awesomeness it’s about time we had another shindig! Let’s all celebrate the end of the Open, Boot Camps coming to a close and why not throw Cinco de Mayo in the mix as well! Since we see each other everyday in sweaty, chalky workout gear the theme for the party will be “Dress to Impress”,“If Looks Could Kill”, “007”. Whatever you want to call it come wearing your classiest evening attire and maybe bring a Martini glass or two! The festivities will be kicking off at 8pm on Saturday May 3rd at the gym. We’ll do this thing potluck style so bring your favorite dish that you want to impress others with! Get your babysitters now, designate your drivers and have a Happy Friday gang!