Hello Fort Collins CrossFit awesome members!
Man- where in the world did this summer go? Hard to believe that we are in the middle of August and summer is wrapping itself up. It was a weird summer for sure- many of our normal summer activities were altered or cancelled all together but one thing remained this summer- the amazing community that I get to experience each time I walk through the doors of Fort Collins CrossFit! Hopefully you found that the normalcy of being back at the gym and throwing down barbells and weights with friends helped make this summer suck a little less. As we look ahead to the rest of August and into September there are a few things I want to draw your attention to.
1. We are going to host a nutrition challenge for the gym starting September 8th. Some of us might be feeling a bit fluffier than normal after perhaps loosening up on our diet during these past stressful months. But as the stress seems to continue on we are hopeful that this nutrition challenge will give you the tools needed to keep your diet on track no matter what situations you are presented with. Or maybe you've seen yourself stall in progress at the gym and you are wondering how to get yourself to your next PR? Dialing in nutrition is a key component to getting yourself over the PR plateau that comes at one point or the other in all of our fitness journeys.
2. In conjunction with the nutrition challenge we are going to have Hannah Hermstead on board to help us with setting our nutrition goals. Hannah has her master's degree in nutrition and also does CrossFit herself so she is very knowledgable on what we need to put into our bodies to get the most out of our time at the gym. Hannah is going to be giving us a kick-off talk about nutrition, macros, stages of diet adjustments, and also other health factors to consider when trying to optimize our health. This talk will be happening on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH AT 5:30 PM AT THE GYM!!!! Please try and make this talk if you want to participate in the nutrition challenge. This talk will give you a much better idea of how we will run the challenge.
3. We are nearing the end of our summer board workout series. I hope you all have gotten in to try at least one or two board workouts this summer. One of the beautiful things about CrossFit is the ability to measure our fitness progress. These yearly workouts are a great way to assess what gains you have made in the past year and what areas you still could improve upon. I personally have loved seeing the gold stars popping up next to names in Wodify whenever one of these workouts is programmed! So get ready to finish the summer strong by having a fun time with Fran, Karen, and the CrossFit total!
4. Throughout this pandemic the gym has been a safe haven for so many of our members. And also having the baseline fitness has provided all of us with extra protection against falling very ill if we were to contract a virus. I have started to see a real shift in the outside of CrossFit world with people re-evaluating their own health and realizing that adding a fitness regimen to their lives can no longer be just an idea, but has to become a reality. The time to invest in your own health and fitness is now. And to help people achieve this we want to invite anyone to come try out our gym. But to do that we need to show the outside world that CrossFit isn't scary, and no you don't automatically get hurt when you walk in the door, and you can still become really fit without spending an hour doing cardio. The best way for us to show the outside world this is through you, our members. You all are the best testament to the gym and the potential to improve your health by starting a functional fitness program. So we want you to be our community liaisons. Tell your friends and neighbors about all the things you love about Fort Collins CrossFit. Perhaps write a review for the gym on Google if you haven't already. Or better yet, bring your friend in for a workout! And if you do those things we've got something in it for you!! Through the months of September-October we will be running a little contest.
Okay, another long email chocked full of good information must come to an end. Don't forget, nutrition talk this Wednesday, Aug 19th at 5:30 pm. New kicks for one lucky person- the more you refer the greater your chances to be that lucky person. And Karen and Fran are lovely ladies so don't miss your chance to meet them!!
Peace, love, and health-