Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Jun112014

08/02/2014 Become a Dog Whisperer: Training Your Dog with Anthony Newman

Cesar Millan hasn’t got anything on Anthony Newman of Calm Energy Dog Training. Newman was New York magazine’s pick for Best Dog Trainer of 2013, and he’s visiting CFSBK to train your beloved pooch!

When: Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 2:15pm
What: a 90-minute workshop will meet at CFSBK and include obedience exercises in real-world situations, techniques for calm city walking (including a packwalk down to the local dog park), and followed by a Q&A
Where: your favorite gym
Cost: Specially-discounted cost for SBK: $55 per person/dog, which will drop to $45 if at least 10 people sign up

This event is open to CFSBK members and their friends and dogs of all sizes, provided they are basically social and non-aggressive. The deadline to sign-up, via payment to the Front Desk (cash only), is Monday, July 28!

 

Sunday
May182014

08/03/2014 Subway Series | Long Island City

Another year has gone by, and it's time once again for an NYC affiliate throwdown: the 2014 Subway Series! All NYC affiliates are invited to participate--the affiliate with the best overall score at the end of four events wins the Subway Series Trophy and bragging rights for a whole year!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Event Schedule

Sunday, August 3rd, 9am: CrossFit Long Island City 
Sunday, August 10th, 9am: CrossFit Queens
Sunday, August 17th, 9am: CrossFit Virtuosity
Sunday, August 24th, 9am: CrossFit South Brooklyn

Scoring

We're mixing things up a little this year, and making this a true team competition!  Each box will field one 4-person competition team, and any number of additional 3-person open teams.

There will be TWO winners this year -- a competition series winner, and an open series winner.  Two trophies are up for grabs!

Competition Teams

Prior to the beginning of the series, each box must choose between 4 and 8 athletes to place on their competition roster.  Each week, 4 of these athletes (2 men, 2 women) will compete in the competitive division.  Athletes declared to be on the competition roster may not compete on open teams in weeks they are not competing on the competition team.  

Place points will be awarded based on finish each week.  The ultimate competition series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

Open Teams

Each open team is comprised of 3 athletes, including at least one female athlete.  Open teams may register for any combination of events (they do not have to participate in all events, and athletes may participate on different open teams for different events.)

Each week, the top-finishing open team from each box will contribute their place points to the overall score for that box.  The ultimate open series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

There will be no scaling options available for either division.  However the open division workouts will be accessible to a relatively novice athlete.  Minimum requirements will be released prior to each event.

Registration

All open teams MUST register for each individual event in advance via EventBrite in order to participate.  Each event will be capped at 50 total teams, so we strongly advise you to register early!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Monday
Jul212014

08/04/14-09/29/14 Olympic Lifting Program

CFSBK Olympic Lifting Program 

What: An 8-week Olympic lifting cycle meeting twice a week with Coach Frank Murray and/or Heather Farmer in addition to 2 Open Gym or group class per week.
When: 2 options beginning the Week of 8/4/14 (see full details below)
Price: $300 per 4 weeks, first bill due at sign-up and second bill charged automatically to the card on-file 4 weeks later. 

Each cycle needs a minimum of eight participants and is capped at 10 athletes.

Please note that this program includes either one group or open gym class with the cost of membership.

Coached by Frank Murray, "participants can expect to build a strong foundation focused around proper technique, mobility, and attention to individual weak points. Building this foundation will not only help lead to higher lifts, but also set the base for continued and consistent progress. Moreover, by developing proper technique, mobility, and focusing on weak points, participants will become more confident, less prone to injury, and more consistent lifters. All of this giving you the tools for a longer, healthier, stronger career with the Olympic lifts." —Next Level Weightlifting

A typical day* would consist of: 

Warm-up
Weak lift
Opposing lift
Mobility

*Each athlete may have different exercises depending on their individual needs. 

AM Cycle
8/5/14 - 9/25/14
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Register Here! 

PM Cycle
8/4/14 - 9/29/14
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Register Here! 

Frank has competed in weightlifting for over seven years. During that time, he has medaled at five separate National Championships, most recently a Silver at last year's Nationals. His all-time best lifts in competition include a 151kg (333lb) Snatch and a 182kg (400lb) Clean and Jerk at a body weight under 200lbs. He has worked with many athletes, from multiple CrossFits, including: CF Garden City, CF Queens, CF Great Neck, CF 516, CF King of Island Park, RADD CF, CF Greenpoint, CF Manhasset, CF L.I.C, among others. 

Coached by Arthur Drechsler, former world record holder, chairman of the board of USAWeightlifting, and author of The Weightlifting Encyclopedia, Frank has learned from the many years of experience that Artie has had over his coaching career.

Credentials/Experience 

USAW Level II Advanced Sports Performance Coach
Level 1 Local Referee
B.A. Physical Education
2013 American Open Silver Medal: Clean & Jerk
2013 Nationals Weightlifting Silver Medalist: Snatch Clean & Jerk and Total
2011 Nationals Weightlifting Bronze Medalist: Clean & Jerk and Total
2010 Nationals Silver Medalist in Clean & Jerk
2010 Empire State Games Champion in Olympic-Style Weightlifting
2009 Nationals Bronze Medalist: Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and Total
2009 American Open Bronze Medalist: Clean & Jerk and Total

Sunday
May182014

08/10/2014 Subway Series | CrossFit Queens

Another year has gone by, and it's time once again for an NYC affiliate throwdown: the 2014 Subway Series! All NYC affiliates are invited to participate--the affiliate with the best overall score at the end of four events wins the Subway Series Trophy and bragging rights for a whole year!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Event Schedule

Sunday, August 3rd, 9am: CrossFit Long Island City 
Sunday, August 10th, 9am: CrossFit Queens
Sunday, August 17th, 9am: CrossFit Virtuosity
Sunday, August 24th, 9am: CrossFit South Brooklyn

Scoring

We're mixing things up a little this year, and making this a true team competition!  Each box will field one 4-person competition team, and any number of additional 3-person open teams.

There will be TWO winners this year -- a competition series winner, and an open series winner.  Two trophies are up for grabs!

Competition Teams

Prior to the beginning of the series, each box must choose between 4 and 8 athletes to place on their competition roster.  Each week, 4 of these athletes (2 men, 2 women) will compete in the competitive division.  Athletes declared to be on the competition roster may not compete on open teams in weeks they are not competing on the competition team.  

Place points will be awarded based on finish each week.  The ultimate competition series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

Open Teams

Each open team is comprised of 3 athletes, including at least one female athlete.  Open teams may register for any combination of events (they do not have to participate in all events, and athletes may participate on different open teams for different events.)

Each week, the top-finishing open team from each box will contribute their place points to the overall score for that box.  The ultimate open series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

There will be no scaling options available for either division.  However the open division workouts will be accessible to a relatively novice athlete.  Minimum requirements will be released prior to each event.

Registration

All open teams MUST register for each individual event in advance via EventBrite in order to participate.  Each event will be capped at 50 total teams, so we strongly advise you to register early!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Tuesday
Jul082014

08/16/2014 Paddleboard Lesson and Tour

 

Get on the Water This Summer with CFSBK! 

What: Stand-up paddleboard lesson and tour
Where:  on the Hudson River, launching from Croton Point Park in Westchester County  
When:  2-4pm, Saturday, Aug 16
$99 per person, cost drops to $89 per person with 6+ participants
Sign-up: email Mare at mare@crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com by Friday, August 8

More Information
This two-hour lesson and guided tour is geared toward first-timers and beginners starting in a protected bay area so that everyone has an opportunity to get their “sea legs.” After folks are feeling comfortable on their boards, we head out for paddle.

Instructors will talk about on-the-water safety, decision-making, essential safety gear, selecting the appropriate size and type of board, paddle selection, and basic accessories. The skills covered during this lesson include standing up on a board for the first time, lifting and carrying a paddleboard, launching and landing, paddleboard stance, the forward stroke, basic turning strokes, and stopping. No experience is necessary for this lesson but the conditions of the day (wind, waves, etc.), will determine the difficulty level.

Transportation is not included in the per person fee, but Mare will coordinate travel to the launch point via car or train (the launch point is accessible via the Metro North Hudson Line to Croton Harmon Station and a 20 minute walk).

 

Sunday
May182014

08/17/2014 Subway Series | CrossFit Virtuosity

Another year has gone by, and it's time once again for an NYC affiliate throwdown: the 2014 Subway Series! All NYC affiliates are invited to participate--the affiliate with the best overall score at the end of four events wins the Subway Series Trophy and bragging rights for a whole year!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Event Schedule

Sunday, August 3rd, 9am: CrossFit Long Island City 
Sunday, August 10th, 9am: CrossFit Queens
Sunday, August 17th, 9am: CrossFit Virtuosity
Sunday, August 24th, 9am: CrossFit South Brooklyn

Scoring

We're mixing things up a little this year, and making this a true team competition!  Each box will field one 4-person competition team, and any number of additional 3-person open teams.

There will be TWO winners this year -- a competition series winner, and an open series winner.  Two trophies are up for grabs!

Competition Teams

Prior to the beginning of the series, each box must choose between 4 and 8 athletes to place on their competition roster.  Each week, 4 of these athletes (2 men, 2 women) will compete in the competitive division.  Athletes declared to be on the competition roster may not compete on open teams in weeks they are not competing on the competition team.  

Place points will be awarded based on finish each week.  The ultimate competition series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

Open Teams

Each open team is comprised of 3 athletes, including at least one female athlete.  Open teams may register for any combination of events (they do not have to participate in all events, and athletes may participate on different open teams for different events.)

Each week, the top-finishing open team from each box will contribute their place points to the overall score for that box.  The ultimate open series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

There will be no scaling options available for either division.  However the open division workouts will be accessible to a relatively novice athlete.  Minimum requirements will be released prior to each event.

Registration

All open teams MUST register for each individual event in advance via EventBrite in order to participate.  Each event will be capped at 50 total teams, so we strongly advise you to register early!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Sunday
May182014

08/24/2014 Subway Series | CrossFit South Brooklyn

Another year has gone by, and it's time once again for an NYC affiliate throwdown: the 2014 Subway Series! All NYC affiliates are invited to participate--the affiliate with the best overall score at the end of four events wins the Subway Series Trophy and bragging rights for a whole year!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form

Event Schedule

Sunday, August 3rd, 9am: CrossFit Long Island City 
Sunday, August 10th, 9am: CrossFit Queens
Sunday, August 17th, 9am: CrossFit Virtuosity
Sunday, August 24th, 9am: CrossFit South Brooklyn

Scoring

We're mixing things up a little this year, and making this a true team competition!  Each box will field one 4-person competition team, and any number of additional 3-person open teams.

There will be TWO winners this year -- a competition series winner, and an open series winner.  Two trophies are up for grabs!

Competition Teams

Prior to the beginning of the series, each box must choose between 4 and 8 athletes to place on their competition roster.  Each week, 4 of these athletes (2 men, 2 women) will compete in the competitive division.  Athletes declared to be on the competition roster may not compete on open teams in weeks they are not competing on the competition team.  

Place points will be awarded based on finish each week.  The ultimate competition series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

Open Teams

Each open team is comprised of 3 athletes, including at least one female athlete.  Open teams may register for any combination of events (they do not have to participate in all events, and athletes may participate on different open teams for different events.)

Each week, the top-finishing open team from each box will contribute their place points to the overall score for that box.  The ultimate open series winner will be the box with the least points after all 4 events have been completed. In the event of a tie, a 5th tie-breaking event will be held. 

There will be no scaling options available for either division.  However the open division workouts will be accessible to a relatively novice athlete.  Minimum requirements will be released prior to each event.

Registration

All open teams MUST register for each individual event in advance via EventBrite in order to participate.  Each event will be capped at 50 total teams, so we strongly advise you to register early!

2014 Subway Series Registration Form