Newsletter December 2017

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December 2017 Newsletter 

The holiday season is upon us and we would like to congratulate everyone for staying focused on their training goals. There are sure to be loads of distractions this holiday season and we encourage you to take each day in stride and focus on one day at a time. With the holiday season comes the occasional cold. Please if you have a cold stay home and recover , there is no amount of intense exercise that will make you better. If you are sick you should get some rest, drink plenty of water and prevent your cold from spreading throughout the gym. Both gyms have ample amounts of cleaning wipes around , we encourage members to wipe down equipment after you are done to help prevent and reduce illness. 

 

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Please join me in congratulating this months athlete of the month. Gregg Thomson has definitely impressed us with his dedication to improvement. One could find greg on the weekends coming in early not only to work on his conditioning but to also address his weakness in mobility. We applaud Greg for focusing on the less exciting details of his fitness gains , it has definitely made an impact on how he performs in everything else. 

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How long have you been doing CrossFit? *

2 years

How long have you been at CRx ? *

2 years

What's your favorite workout? Least favorite workout? *

Favorite: Murph

Least favorite: Kelly

What is your athletic background ? *

High School Sports + Boxing

What has been your favorite CrossFit moment? (goals achieved , wods completed etc..) *

Friday Night Lights for the Crossfit Open

What's one of your current CrossFit goals? *

To be able to compete strongly with other friends in the gym during the open this year.

How has CrossFit changed your life for the better? *

Crossfit forces me to keep a clean diet and spend time working daily on mobility which has helped my back after a car injury several years ago.

If you had one thing to say to someone on the fence on trying CrossFit what would it be? *

Moderation is for cowards :)

What time of day/location can someone find you at CRx? *

530-7PM M-F

What're your social media handles so we can tag you in our Athlete Of The Month post? *

https://www.facebook.com/greg.thomson.180

 

 

Announcements

Great job to all of our competitors competing in this years Gobbler Gauntlet. Congratulations to Brian , Miguel, and Mike for their first place finish amongst a tough field of competition! 

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1st place 

A hard fought first place victory, way to represent fellas. 

Please don't forget the giving trees located at the front of both locations. Tis the season for giving and we know the children will be forever grateful for the gifts that they receive. 

 

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Coaches Tip

With the upcoming cold and flu season upon us I'd like to throw out a helpful little tool that can help people stay out ahead of a cold or illness. Elite HRV is a free app that works with both iphone and android and works with a heart rate monitor to give athletes a score. The score ranges from 1-10 (10 being the best) and it tells us if and when we might be over-reaching and or under recovering. One simply takes a baseline measurement the very first day of use and after that the app will give a score based on how well you are recovering and or how stressed your body is at any given moment. This device is a great tool to add to your tool belt if you are deciding to try and push the limits of your capabilities. I recommend either the Polar H7 heartrate monitor or the the Wahoo Ticker , both run in the $49.99 area and can be found on amazon. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • ecember 9th from 5pm to 10 pm Holiday / 5 year anniversary party at Beaverton location.