Archive for December, 2010
Although funny, this is how some people view “fitness.”
Alright everyone! One more week until those “New Years Resolutions” are implemented and in full effect! This is officially the last week of 2010 and it is time to turn the page and start a new chapter in our lives. Maybe you are wanting to start a workout regimen or maybe you are ready for the next step? Either way, the time is NOW! I was looking at the board in the gym where you have written down some goals for 2011 and I have to say, they are all within reach! Most of them within the next 3 months! All you have to do is put forth the effort and it can be done!
Remember that next week we will start the 9am and the 4pm WOD group in order to make more room in all of the groups. Also, we are in the process of getting everyone and their PR’s in the computer so we can keep up with them better. Please be sure to sign in and write your PR’s on the respective board in the gym.
“Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.”
“Do you know the Muffin Man?”
To all of the World Camp CrossFit family, I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It has been an absolute honor to be able to work around such amazing people. Thank you for allowing me to do what it is I love to do for a living. I was blown away by the “Testimonials Book” that I received at the Christmas Party. It was a joy to read all of the inserts, those that I have had the privilege of reading before and those that I was reading for the first time. Although in your writings you attest that your achievements were a sole product of World Camp, I beg to differ… You see, this gym is hollow shell of Drywall filled will only rubber, wood and metal. It has no magical powers or mysterious transformation abilities on it’s own. It is YOU that makes this little gym work! It is YOU that allows World Camp CrossFit to exist! Finally, it is YOU that have put forth all of the hard work to get you where you are today! For that I commend you… I am glad that this place can be used as a vessel to get you from that deconditioned state to the place you are now. As a new year approaches, my wish for you is to continue to grow and get better; to achieve the goals that you have set for yourself and never look back. There will be a few changes in the next couple of weeks. We will be adding a much needed 9am and a 4pm regular WOD group to accommodate the growth of the community. I believe that doing this will keep the coaching pure and up to standard, as they have been set from the beginning. I have often said that if the groups got too big and we as a staff could not provide the desired level of coaching, I would lock the doors and we would cease to allow for new memberships. I still believe this to be true, thus the reason for the added class times. I would like to say “Thank You” to the coaching staff once again for all of the hard work that they put in day in and day out. Without Cristy, Evan, Shelby, Sam, Bill and Rio none of this could be possible! As we say “goodbye” to 2010 and “hello” to 2011, I urge you to always do your best and and be “Better Than Yesterday…”
Congrats to Gina! Gina has been training here a whole 3 weeks and PR’ed on her Dead Lift at 185#!
Guys vs. Girls Competition
We are starting a new thing around the Camp and the above video is just the first of many to come! The “Guys vs. Girls” competition series will be open to anyone who would like to participate. We will be taking one workout a week, besides the Team WOD on Saturdays, that will be in a team format. Any team of Girls can challenge any team of Guys and vise versa. This is sure to be a fun addition to the weekly programming! Right noe the Guys are in the lead by “1″
It is about that time! Time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions! What will your be this year?
Also, remember that there will be NO Yoga Class for the next few weeks while Beverly is on vacation. Sorry for the inconvenience…
Holiday hours will not change things much around here however, there are a few thing that you might need to know!
This Friday, in preparation of the Christmas Party, there will only be a 5pm afternoon class and no 6pm.
Christmas Party this Friday at 7pm until for World Camp members and guest.
Saturday after the 9am morning WOD, there will be the Christmas Party for the kids starting at 11am.
There will only be a 10am and a 5pm group WOD on Friday 24th and NO Saturday workout on Christmas Day.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author Unknown
We had some BIG PR’s the other night on the Dead Lift! World Camp is now home to 4 women who are in the 300lb club for Dead Lifts. Cristy, Brandi, Jessica and Rio all have Dead Lifts in the 300′s! Above is a video of Bill reaching the 600lb mark. Cristy PR’d at 350lbs also! Great job everyone! Keep up the hard work!
Remember that the Christmas party is this Friday at 7pm therefore, there will be no 6pm group WOD that day. We are still in need of a couple of grills and people with the skills to man them for the occasion. The Saturday after, which is the 18th< we will be hosting a Christmas party for some under privileged youth from the Albany area. If you would like to contribute or be a part of this, please get the information from the gym.
The annual “Jingle Bell Jog” was this past weekend and as always the turnout was tremendous! World Camp CrossFit was represented by about 30 or so of it’s members participating in either the 5k or 10k road race. For most or our individuals, this was the first time they had participated in anything like this. At World Camp, we train for increased GPP (General Physical Preparedness), not to run road races. With that being said, our members collectively received more medals than any other group or organization. 13 medals went home with World Camp members! Not bad for a bunch of people who don’t run. Next year, I would like to see the race committee incorporate a lifting event every 800 meters, wouldn’t that be something? Thank you again for all of the hard work that you all put in, day in and day out. Below you will find a e-mail written by Tommy Sullivan, Vice President and Executive Director of Pheobe.
Kris, I was very impressed with the turnout of WCF members and their results. To the World Camp participants in the Jingle Bell Jog, awesome job! Not only did you represent World Camp with a great turnout, but you represented on the leader board, as well. A true testament to the hard work and sweat put in everyday. it was an amazing sight to see all the Crossfit shirts coming across the finish line. World Camp members were cheering each other on and that unparalleled support demonstrates the real strength of what our gym is truly about. The best support, and one in which each of you should take great pride, is how you helped the smallest among us. By simply signing up for the Jingle Bell Jog, you supported our local Children’s Miracle Network which helps countless children in our community each and every day. As you crossed the finish line breathing fast for air, a baby the size of your hand was probably in the NICU breathing as hard clinging to life with equipment that CMN helped to fund. Those remarkable kids are the real winners and, for that, Phoebe and the many children we serve thank you for participating.
For more information on the entire results of this year’s “Jingle Bell Jog” click here!
For more information on the Pheobe Foundation and how you could be a part of the cause, click here!
Here is a video of Cristy performing “Nasty Girls”, a CrossFit baseline workout that is 3 rounds of 50 Squats, 7 Muscle Ups and 10 Hang Power Cleans for time. Her time as Rx was 9:40! Great job Cristy!!!
Remember that starting this Sunday at 4pm World Camp will be offering YOGA! Every Sunday at 4pm Beverly Burt, owner of Kai Yoga here in Albany. will be leading a class that is sure to give you more flexibility and healing for those sore, tight muscles. This is going to be a GREAT refresher between each week of CrossFit! Please bring your own YOGA mat and a personal towel. See you all at 4pm!
Good luck to all of the “Jingle Bell Jog” participates today!!!
Here is a short video of “The South Georgia THROWDOWN!” that was held here at World Camp CrossFit in October. It was a TON of fun and we are already planning the next event. Keep an eye out!
Please remember that there will be NO Saturday workout this week! We will all be down at the “Jingle Bell Jog.”
The World Camp Endurance team is gearing up for another triathlon! We will be heading to Tampa, Florida on May 1st for the St. Anthony’s Triathlon. We’ve upped the ante this time- St. Anthony’s is an Olympic distance tri which includes a .9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run. If you are interested in being a part of the team, registration opened today and will like quickly fill up in a short amount of time. You can go to www.active.com to register. This is a great triathlon, and even if you have never done a tri before, this is a manageable one to conquer! Training will start in January! Contact Shelby for more information or if you have any questions- email@example.com or 886-4940. Don’t delay- registration will close quickly!