October 2013 Newsletter

October 2013

Welcome to October, NWCF Nation!

First things first, I ask for your vote for KING5 Best of Western Washington CrossFit.  Please cast your vote here if you have not done so already.  We certainly are grateful for your support.  If you have multiple email addresses (and who doesn’t?), you can vote once with each.

Thank you to everyone that attended our first ever NW CrossFit Super Duper Family Fun Day!  The kiddos bounced around in that castle like a bunch of crazy people.  And that Kids WOD just might have been the most adorable thing ever to have happened on this Earth.  We had a bunch of great vendors on hand, there was a very beneficial rowing clinic, and Outside the Box Paleo food truck was dishing up some amazing grub.  Thanks to NWCF-Greenlake member Claudia Pettis and Coach Jill for organizing this fantastic event.  If you missed out on Super Duper Family Fun Day, don’t worry; we have 3 events coming up in the month of October for your enjoyment.  Here’s what you can look forward to…

Sunday, Oct. 6th, Paleo Challenge Kickoff – 2pm @ NWCF-Greenlake:  It has been a little while since we’ve had a Paleo Challenge, so Coach Jill, Coach Carly, and the newest member of the NWCF team, Coach Erin have been working hard to host another one. The challenge will start with a kick-off on Sunday, October 6th where members will be given information on what the Paleo diet is and why it is beneficial. We are working on making body fat testing available at the beginning and end of the challenge to help members gauge their progress and the challenge will end with a Paleo Potluck. More information can be found on our Facebook page and look for flyers at the gyms. The challenge is free for members. And, from our experience, the more folks that are involved, the better the success had by all.

Saturday, Oct 19th, MU Clinic w/ Coach Tyler, 1:30pm @ NWCF-Bellevue:  Coach T promised to bring his successful MU clinic to the Eastside, and the time has finally come. Everyone interested in getting that first muscle-up or improving upon the movement should email Coach Tyler to reserve your space ([email protected]).

Sunday, Oct. 27th, Hostile Takeover @ NWCF-Bellevue:  Last year’s Hostile Takeover 2012 was an incredible event!  Grab a teammate of the opposite sex and get ready to throw down.  We will have a division for all levels (Firebreather, Rx & modified).  If you aren’t into competing, come show your support as a spectator.  It is certain to be a great time.  Registration is slated to begin next week.  More info to follow via Facebook and class announcements, so keep your eyes peeled.

Beginning CrossFit at all 3 NWCF locations:  Tell your friends and family it is time to get started!  With only 90 days left in 2013 and the holidays right around the corner, we want to help your loved ones achieve the level of fitness that they might not realize possible.  If anyone out there can refer 5 people into our BCF series between now and December 1, I’ve got an NWCF t-shirt with your name on it.

Northwest CrossFit Kids Logo Contest! The NWCF team really wants to help the entire family learn to be fit for life.  That is why we are working so hard to enhance our Family CrossFit classes.  Now is the time to get the kiddos involved in the process.  We want your 7-13 year old to submit a logo for the program that we will then use for t-shirts and other gear that they will be able to wear loudly and proudly!  Here are the contest rules:

  • ·  Ages 7-13 only.
  • ·  They need not be a NWCF member to participate (but they should beJ).
  • ·  Logo must include the words “NWCF Kids CrossFit”.
  • ·  Submit entries in person or to Coach Brian ([email protected]) no later than Friday, November 1.
  • ·  Make it fun!!!
  • ·  Winning logo will be selected by the NWCF coaches and the winner will receive a t-shirt with their logo on it.

 Family CrossFit Class with Coach Tyler and Coach Carlos.  Now, your kids can join us for a fun workout 5 days a week!  Coach Carlos at NWCF-Ballard and Coach Tyler at NWCF-Greenlake are excited to share their knowledge and great attitudes with your little ones (ages 7-13) and leading them toward a lifetime of fitness.  The Family CrossFit Classes are scheduled as follows:

      • –  NWCF – Ballard: 3:45-4:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
      • –  NWCF – Greenlake: 3:45pm-4:30pm, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
      • –  NWCF – Bellevue: Coming Soon!!!

The price is $79/month/child or $15/visit/child.  Parents are encouraged, but not required to participate in classes.  We realize that, now that school is back in session, kids get out of class at varying times.  We can roll with that!  We will have some open gym time from 3:30-3:45pm and then start the class so you and your kids have time to get from the class room to NWCF.  We will continue to work kids in as they arrive.  Have a read of this Journal of American Pediatrics article revising their stance on strength training and conditioning for the youngsters.  Wouldn’t you know it, kids can benefit from smart coaching and training!  Schools continue to cut fitness programs, but NWCF is here to save the day. And, if your little guy or gal wants his or her friends to get in on the action, we welcome all, even if Mom and Dad aren’t NWCF members.  Inquiries can be directed to Coach Brian at [email protected].


For your viewing pleasure, here are your video updates for August from each of your NWCF locations:

As always, please like us on our Facebook page and Tweet with us.  And for goodness sakes, please tell your families and friends to pay us a visit!  We always appreciate your supportive reviews on Yelp and we encourage you to contact us at [email protected] to tell us how we are doing.

Finally, as we welcome new faces into the NWCF community, we are so grateful for the support that you all show to these folks.  Those first couple of months can be intimidating for some, but our wonderful established members are soooooo terrific about putting our newest members at ease.  Thank you!  Have a great month of October and we will continue cooking up more exciting things to come!


-Coach Brian and the NWCF Coaching Staff

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