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General Info and Announcements

CrossFit Recursive Coach Internship Program

Starting in June, CrossFit Recursive is offering a 12 Week Coach Internship Program that is open to anyone (member or not, CrossFit Level 1 Certified or not) who would like to learn more about the science behind our programming; about leading groups, and public speaking; and about seeing what’s on the other side of the whiteboard.

The Program will build in three phases: virtuosity, consistency, and intensity.

Phase I – Accumulation of Knowledge
Length: Four Weeks.

Classroom time:
– 2 hours/week (led by Owner/Head Coach)

Training Time:
– 4 hours/week with other interns. No coach, just the group meeting to train together.

Assignments:
1. Read How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

2. Choose a second book from our list of ten. Study and prepare to teach to other interns.

Phase II – Consistency
Length: Four Weeks.

Classroom time:
 – 2 hours/week (led by a rotation of interns presenting material as chosen in Phase I.)

Training Time:
 – 4 hours/week with other interns. Rotating coaching duties (Phil coaches Monday, Moe coaches Tuesday, etc.) The intern leading the group is recorded; video is uploaded to a private facebook group for positive comments only (bright spots) to build confidence.

Assignments:
– 
continuing study from list of ten sources. Add video, like the Again Faster Coaching 101 series.

Phase III – Delivery
Length: Two Weeks

Classroom time:
 – shadowing in CrossFit groups. Interns create appropriate warmups, mobility, cool down, and stretching and also demos movements while Owner/Head Coach teaches skills/strength and leads WOD.

Training time:
 – 4 hours/week with other interns. Video review becomes more constructive/critical.

Assignments:
 – research of relevant material for in-class delivery.

Phase IV – Delivery
Length: Two Weeks

Classroom time:
 – role reversal from Phase III. Leading CrossFit groups, with Owner/Head Coach shadowing. Leads skill/strength portions and WOD work.

Training time:
 – 3 classes/week. Review is in-person after each class.

Assignments:
 – establish expertise in each class.

Phase V – Continuing Education
Length: forever

Classroom time:
 – 1 hour/month

Training time:
 – as needed

Assignments:
 – one piece of expertise-based content per month (written, video, lecture, Q+A, challenge, etc.)

This program is free of charge to our members, but does require a time commitment.  Non-members please contact us for pricing.

Please contact us if you are interested or would like more information.

SO MUCH INFORMATION!

We have so many awesome things going on right now. Please take a few minutes and read through this entire post to be informed of it all!

1. THANK YOU to all who attended our Grand Opening Celebration yesterday – we are so lucky and grateful to already have the awesome community that we have. We could not have done it without the help of so many of our members who brought food, brought friends, donated prizes, and showed up to support us. You guys are all so awesome! We ended the day with 28 Founder’s/Cornerstone Members (our goal was 25.) If you have any pictures, please post them on facebook and tag us in them – thank you!

2. Prize Winners! Everybody loves them some free stuff! Everyone that attended yesterday was entered into our prize drawings. Congrats to the following:

Grand Prize Gift Basket – Emma C.
12 Class Punch Card – Shruti
Photo Session Courtesy of Lisa Ballweg – Danielle K.
True Laser Gift Certificate – Ali B.
Nutrition Consultation Courtesy of Sara Emberson – Carey B.

Congrats to all of our Winners and thanks to everyone that donated prizes! Stop by the gym to claim your prize.

3. All of our Founder’s Club and Cornerstone Members are invited to join us for a special gathering on Saturday, May 3rd at noon. We will provide lunch and present you with your custom numbered t-shirt! (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend.)

4. Mark your calendar for our very first (of many) Happy Hour WOD! Friday, May 16th at 6pm we will workout at CrossFit Recursive and then hit the town afterwards – all in celebration of Todd’s upcoming wedding! Feel free to invite your family and friends to join us.

5. Foundation’s Classes will be starting in May. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact us. There is a Monday/Wednesday Session at 6:30am that starts on May 4th, and a Tuesday/Thursday Session at 5:30pm that starts May 5th.

6. I will be placing an order for Hoodies on Tuesday, please let me know if you want one – cost is $45 each.

7. We now have a Community Board at our gym. When you come in the front door it is located on the wall to the left, Please feel free to post business cards, wanted ads, for sale stuff, etc, on that board.

8. Our locker rooms/showers are coming along. We had hoped they would both be done by our Grand Opening, but that is not the case, unfortunately. They will be very nice when they are completed though – no more group showers! We’ll keep you posted on the progress and apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Thank you to all our members and supporters – we wouldn’t be a community without you!

Grand Opening Celebration!

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Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

We’ll have healthy refreshments, samples, a couple “easy” workouts, special recognition for our Founder’s Club and Cornerstone Members, giveaways, swag, and more!

Mark your calendars and help spread the word. Bring your family and friends – everyone is welcome! It looks to be a GREAT day!

We’re Open!

Today is our Official Open Date! It has been an amazing couple of months leading up to this and a crazy last month getting the building ready.

We still have some work to do, but we are really hoping and trying very hard to get it all done by our Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday April 19th, 2014.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us! More details (and a fun challenge) to follow shortly.

Thank you to all of the great people that have helped us get this far – the support we have received every step of the way has been amazing!

To everyone that has stopped in to see us while we got things going – thank you! We are lucky to open our doors with the start of a fantastic community – we are SO lucky to have the great people we do!

We are looking forward to many fantastic times ahead!

Officially Opening Tuesday!

This Tuesday we are officially opening! Our regular schedule will begin, see our Schedule Page for all the class times.

Weekday classes are scheduled for 6:30am, 9:00am, 12:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm (Monday – Thursday only).

Note that there is no 7:30pm Class on Fridays.

Saturday class is scheduled for 10:00am and Open Gym from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Sunday class is schedule for 12:00pm and Open Gym from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Weekday daytime classes will require sign up beforehand. (We still have a lot of work to do and we want to be sure we can schedule everything we need to. Classes and members are top priority.)

So, that means if you are planning to come to the 6:30am class, you will need to sign up for that class by 9:00pm the night before. 

If no one has signed up for the 6:30am class by 9:00pm the night before, we will not be at the gym.

For the 9:00am and 12:00pm classes, please sign up at least 2 hours before class.

If you sign up for a class, please be sure to attend that class. Someone is on site most of the time, but if we need to run errands, schedule deliveries, etc., we need to know what time frames we have available.

To sign up for a class, go to the Schedule Page, click on the class you want to sign up for, click the blue Log In Now button, if you have an account, sign in using your email address and password, if you don’t have an account yet, click Sign Up Now to create an account. Contact us if you have any questions about or problems signing up for classes.

We are happy to offer additional class times and offerings as needed. 

Please also take a moment to review Our Box Rules.

Building Updates!

We have been busy! If you saw pictures or stopped by in person over the last month you know what we started with and how much work we have done. We still have a lot to do (re-do the locker/shower rooms, re-carpet the stairs and rooms upstairs, paint and install rubber mat flooring in the second workout space, finish the kitchen, and finish the entry way) BUT, we have a lot done too!

Here are some pics of where we are at now…

Spring Class Schedule – Input Wanted!

We are working on being accessible to everyone, that has been our goal since Day 1. We have tried very hard to remove all of the excuses and “barriers to entry. ” We have chosen a downtown location with parking, we have showers (that do need to be re-done), we have safe spaces for kids, we have a lounge area, we have a kitchen/bar stool area, and we are working on a class schedule to fit everyone’s needs.

We would really like your input on a few times for class offerings. We know we have requests for 9am, noon, and 7:30pm. Now we would like to know if we have any folks who are already members or who are thinking about being members who would like an early morning/before work class – 5:30am/6:00am/6:30am time frame? Would you regularly come to a class that early? What exact time works best?

We also want to know what times after work/evening it would be best to start having classes. 4:00/4:30? What times would people be interested in around then? We will then have a 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm class.

Thank you so much for your input. It is truly very valuable for us and we want to be as accommodating as we can to as many people as we can. If you have an opinion – now is the time to please let us know!

Edrick the Gym Dog

As long as I have dreamed about having my own gym, I have planned on having a gym dog.

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I am not sure why they seem to go hand in hand for me. Maybe it was because my very first experience with CrossFit and being a CF Member involved a gym dog.  She was a fantastic little dog that was so well behaved. She greeted people when they came in and sat on her bed during the WOD, never getting in the way. Having her there every day was as much of a fulfilling experience as the actual work out. I was even lucky enough to take her home and watch her when the gym owners were away. She set the bar for gym dogs.

So, we had the perfect storm or time, opportunity, and availability to drive the 10 hours into Canada and pick up our gym dog this weekend. His full name is Sir Edrick Jameson (the Great), but we (and you) can just call him Edrick.

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He is an Irish Wolfhound and he will be huge! Tall, more specifically, and lean. They are also known to be very mild and mellow and even timid. I wouldn’t expect him to ever bark. I would expect him to be very good with everyone that comes through our gym doors. They are known to be extremely gentle with kids, though there sheer size can be intimidating.

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He is a bit shy and still learning how to be with our family. I am sure the gym noises will scare him at first, but he will adjust. It is all a little overwhelming for him right now – and who could blame him?!?!

He will be at the gym every day, he is CrossFit Recursive’s Community Gym Dog – so stop in soon to meet him!

Looking for Member #8!

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We have had a very busy week! Thank you to all that showed up to Nikole’s Birthday WOD – she (and Dirk) did 40 burpees, 5 for each person there! It was a great group of people – we are so glad to have met all of you. (Awesome brownies – thank you Sara!)

We have classes at 9am and 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday. Please come join us!

We have a member who wants to be Member #9…so we need a Member #8 – who wants to step up and help us out? 🙂 Contact us for details.