Gosh- hard to believe that today we start the month of July. June flew by! We started back up with our "board workouts" in June and got ourselves re-familiarized with some of our favorite ladies like Helen, Cindy, and Annie along with the grossest workout ever, Filthy 50. And man oh man, you guys are crushing these re-test workouts!! So many PR's are happening and it really is a testament to the baseline fitness you have built up over the years that has stuck around even when the gym and our regular routine was disrupted. So if any of you are leery of coming back to the gym because you are afraid that over quarantine you lost too much of your fitness- get yourself back in the gym!! You will be surprised at how little you lost and that it comes back just like riding a bike.
Speaking of coming back to they gym, June brought more and more members back into the community and classes. It has been great seeing more members walk back through those doors!!! Classes keep growing in size and some are even outgrowing their class limits (ahem, 6 am). So just a reminder to sign up ahead of time (reservations open 72 hours before the class) and if you cannot make it cancel as soon as possible as many people actually keep an eye on the class size before they sign up. And if you're one of the 6 am people and haven't been able to get into that time, there are always spots open in the 5 am and 7 am classes so if your schedule allows maybe give one of those times a try. The 10 person limit is not something that we have in place because of COVID regulations from the county but we have decided as coaches that we can better coach a class when it is 10 or less and also we are somewhat limited by equipment to keep our classes at 10 or less to minimize any sort of equipment sharing. So for the foreseeable future the 10 person limit is going to stick around for classes.
Starting July 6th we begin a new session of our CrossFit 101 introductory course. This course will be meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 pm and there are 6 intro sessions being taught by Coach Kendree. After the 6 sessions members can attend regular CrossFit classes and they have 3 weeks of unlimited CrossFit class attendance included in the $125 course fee. If you know of anyone looking for a new gym or fitness routine please pass along the information to them regarding this class. The 101 course is really the best way to introduce people to CrossFit as they get the group camaraderie of suffering and learning together.
Also we have quite a few new members in our gym. We have the college kids- Autumn, Maddie, Jaqueline, and Spencer along with new members Shannon, Sumer, and James (Phil's brother!). And we have two of our favorite ladies back with us- Becky and Brittany!! Let's be sure to make all of our new members feel welcomed and part of the FCCF family! We are happy to have all of you with us!! And we also have a new coach on staff- Max Brandt! Max is coaching the 5 and 6 am classes on Tuesday. Max is a human, I think, with superhuman powers to do fitness really, really fast. And he moves super well so we are excited to have Max share his knowledge (and secrets of being really, really fast) with all of you!
Last, but certainly not least, I think we can all say that the gym got some really great improvements over the past few months. Minus the men's bathroom floor, but that too will be improved soon enough. And if you don't know already- organization makes me a very happy lady! I'm totally an Enneagram 1 for those of you who follow that stuff. But we all can do our part to make sure the gym stays organized and clean! So just like I tell my kids- if you take something out then you need to put it back where you found it when you are finished. Example- if you take a dumbbell off the rack please put it back on the rack in the same spot when you are done. If you are running late and don't have time to put away your equipment then please find someone who can help you out (us coaches are usually willing to help if asked) but please don't just leave without having a plan to get your equipment back in the right spot.
And if you made it this far- thank you!! And thank you for sticking with us these last few months. Though we can't get all of you Reebok Nano's to thank you for sticking around please know that we appreciate your support more than we can say. Phil and I are having so much fun watching the community grow and come back together! It's been a rough couple weeks for the CrossFit brand and community and we really think there are only good things on the horizon for us!!
Peace, love, and health,