Do you know how to mobilize your restricted positions? Knowing some basic self maintenance is both a right and a responsibility. If you're still in the dark, check out any one of our weekly Active Recovery classes to increase the tools in your tool box to move and perform better! Coach Fox teaches one tonight at 6:30pm.
News and Notes
- We will now be offering Open Gym hours on Saturdays from 2-4pm at 608. Get psyched!
- There's a new post over on Coach David's blog Inside the Affiliate, called "Why Your CrossFit Gym Needs a Front Desk." Those of you who have been with us for longer than a couple years will remember the days before our beloved Front Desk, and probably could have written this article for us. Check it out, and share it with your buddies who CrossFit at places that aren't as cool as CFBSK.
- Happy birthday, Michelle B., Rachel J., and Peter M.!
Tonight at 7:30pm: Pilates with KH (a.k.a. Cage)
Have you ever been told by a coach or PT that you have a weak core? Are you not sure what "keep your ribcage down" means? Do you suffer from a tweaky lower back after lifting heavy weights? Help is on the way! The Pilates Method can be great "accessory work" for a Crossfitter, not only because it improves flexibility and strengthens the abdominal and back muscles, but mainly because it can help you figure out HOW to use these muscles properly. Come join Kristin Hoesl (KH) in CFSBK's first ever weekly Pilates class. We'll go over neutral pelvis, engaging the transversus abdominis (say WHAT?), stabilizing the rib cage, and finding good shoulder girdle positioning. So if any of this sounds intriguing to you, come drop in on!
Schedule: Tuesday nights at 7:30pm upstairs in the CFSBK Annex
Price: Individual classes and 5-packs can be purchased here, or you can use your regular CrossFit group class membership to attend
Learn more about KH in our interview with her, called "'Mad Abs, Yo!' How Pilates Complements CrossFit, and Getting to Know Kristin H."
Get Hella Strong in Strength Cycle
We all want to get stronger. That's because we implicitly understand that building strength is the foundation for increasing overall physical capacity. It has been proven again and again that lifting heavy primes our bodies to be more effective and efficient at metabolic conditioning workouts. Strength is the only mode of training that supports everything else we do in the gym and in life. Plus: it's pretty badass.
Upcoming Cycle Times and Dates:
A cycle: Beginners, 7pm Mon/Wed and 6pm Fri | Monday May 18th - Friday July 10th
B cycle: Intermediate, 7pm Tues/Thurs and 10am Sun | Tuesday May 19th - Sunday July 12th
C cycle: Morning beginners, 6:30am Mon/Wed | THIS OPTION IS FULL
D cycle: Continuing Education, 6pm Mon/Wed | Monday May 18th - Wednesday July 8th
E cycle: Late mornining, all levels, 10am Mon/Thurs | Monday May 18th - Thursday July 9th
F cycle: Noon with Margie, 12pm Mon/Thurs | Monday May 18th - Thursday July 9th
Each cycle will culminate in a CrossFit Total on Sunday, July 12th.
Class Sizes: Space is limited to 4-8 participants
Class Length: 90 minutes
Cost: 3x Per Week Cycles:
$300 paid upon registration and then another $300 at the halfway point
Cost: 2xW Cycles:
$200 paid upon registration and then another $200 at the halfway point
Group Class/Open Gym/Active Recovery/Yoga/Pilates Add-On Option!
This add-on membership allows our 2x/week Strength Cycle to attend two additional classes per week, outside of the regularly scheduled strength cycle classes. This includes group classes, open gym, and Active Recovery/Yoga/Pilates.
Price is $100 per four weeks, first bill due at sign-up and second bill ($100) charged automatically to the card on-file four weeks later.
If anyone is confused as to which cycle they belong in or has any questions, they can contact Jeremy directly at Jeremy [at] crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com to discuss placement.
King of CrossFit: Greg Glassman 60 Minutes
Shine Theory, and the Art of Humility Creative Mornings
Steve Quartz: The Neuroscientist Who Studies What's "Cool" and Why The Guardian