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The 2017 FCF Intramural Open!

CGO 16.2 at FCF

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide online CrossFit competition and we’ve done it every year as a gym since its inception in 2011. This year we’re copying a fantastic idea from Catalyst Fitness’ Intramural Open idea… and I’m going to plagiarize the hell out of it! IT’S THAT GOOD OF AN IDEA.

CGO 15.4 at FCF

(Actually I’ll just their entire post and change the details as I see fit)

Our goals at Foundation: to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring!

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

I’ve chosen three people to be Team Captains (who will also have Co-Captains and Lieutenants). We will have a private draft and you’ll be put onto a team. These Teams will go through the Open which will ultimately lead us to our intergym throwdown VERSUS X.

Who will claim the Golden Hammer?

CGO 15.3 at CFSLU


Registration for the Open can be done until 5pm on Monday 2/27 at games.crossfit.com, Choose ‘Foundation CrossFit’ as your Affiliate AND ‘Foundation CrossFit’ as your team.

CGO 14.4 at CFSLU


Coaches and the rest of the registered FCF fam will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. They won’t lose their spot on our Regional team, and their points will still count toward our Affiliate score worldwide, but we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes.

Once drafted onto a team you’ll be entered onto the public Team Rosters.

If you’re reading this and you haven’t registered for the CGO you’ll probably be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one. Pick the most fun team!

CGO 14.3 at FCF


Points will be awarded by FCF HQ after every event.

+1 Point

Score Entry: If you are officially registered on the CrossFit Games site and plug in your official score after you do the workout you score a point! No excuses- plug your score into the website asap and we’ll always be able to see who did their duty.

Performance: Every member of a team that completes the Open workout anywhere in the world (so travelers can still help their teams) earn one point per performance, through proof of attendance to a CrossFit gym. This goes for Rx AND Scaled athletes.

Podium: Top 3 males AND Top 3 female athletes each earn one point for their teams. This also applies for both Rx and Scaled competitors.

Pride: Wear any of our official FCF gear during the your scored event and earn another point for your team.

Social: post a relavent picture or video to facebook or instagram, tag @foundationcrossfit #FCFio2017 #HYFRsquad, and earn your team a maximum of 1 point per week.

Judging: If you take and pass the 2017 Online Judges Course (see below) then you’ll be able to judge other athletes. Certified Judges will be able to earn another point for every performance judged.

+3 Points

Attendance: Every member of a team that completes the Open workout at the weekly throwdown on Saturdays at 10am earn their teams three points. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors.

Personal Records: If you perform your first-ever skill when grinding in a workout, your team will be awarded three extra points! Think chest-to-bar pullups, a new max snatch/CJ, handstand pushups, the elusive muscle-up, etc. Been in the Open before and the event is a repeat of a past event? Set a PR and earn a 3-pointer for your team!

+5 Points

Spirit: Who stands out and represents the spirit of Foundation CrossFit? The team with the most encouragement, noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 points per standout action. Multiple teams can win every week.

Judges Course: Take and pass the 2017 Online Judges Course and email the PDF to info@foundationcrossfit.com. You must send the PDF as an attachment. If you send a screenshot, it doesn’t count. If you forward me a link, it doesn’t count. Get me that PDF and I’ll give you your points!

CGO 13.5 at CFSLU


Athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. We haven’t yet set our schedule for competition. The Open will have five workouts over five weeks, with the fifth week including in VERSUS X, where your team points entering the event may sway the standings and winners. Think about it this way: the Open is a sport season and VERSUS are the playoffs (and championship).

As usual, you can be tested at any CrossFit class on the predetermined CGO day, which is Friday.

To earn your team even more points, show up to our weekly CGO Events on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. This is the day to prep for, so that you can show up with your team and push it to the limit.

Make-ups are to be done on during our business hours and you’ll have to ask the coach on floor permission (which they might not give), as well as provide your own certified judge. This is why it’s so important to come in on Friday or Saturday.

2012 at FCF


We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes, including gear, socks, water bottles, clothing, training packages, and more! The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released later!

2011 at FCF 3.0


If you’re posting anything on Facebook and/or instagram make sure you tag the gym @foundationcrossfit as well as use the hashtag #FCFio2017!


Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will keep you accountable, make you more fit, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and glisten and stuff. Facts.

Register online at the CrossFit Games site, or don’t, and let’s start this party!


Today you get yet another taste of a CGOpen workout. We don’t just like to represent and participate in the world wide competition, we do our own in-house event to keep everyone accountable while having tons of fun. Look for the official rules later today!



+ Anaerobic Lactate Training: Pushing Out the Red Line with Killer Training – TrainHeroic

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 2/18

CGO 12.3

as many rounds (and reps) as possible in 18 minutes:
15 box jumps, 24/20″
12 shoulder-to-overhead, 53/35kg
9 toes-to-bar

Compare here. Post results to comments!

Competition CrossFit

Team row/box jump/db cleans, snatch % ladder, PSn+WB, deadlift/hspu, midline

Tag Teams

Ross B: the man, the myth, the legend

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 2/19

in teams of 2 for time:
200 perfectly-vertical kettlebell swings
200 goblet squats
100 kb cleans
100 kb snatches

Post teams and times to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD


Cleanliness Reminder!

The gym is a great place to destress, work out, and spend time with friends. It’s our safe haven! We are thankful and lucky to have an awesome cleaning crew. They come in on a weekly basis to clean the bathrooms, garbage & recycling, and over the weekend they sweep/vacuum and use a RugDoctor on our gym floor. You see them. Make sure to let them know how much you appreciate them!

We all work hard to keep a safe environment for everyone and would like to use this opportunity to remind you to keep our facilities clean.

  • Keep your personal items in cubbies to keep the gym space for gym equipment.
  • Keep chalk inside of the bucket!
  • Wipe down your equipment with disinfecting wipes and return to their home after use.
  • Wipe down your pull up area/barbell (especially if you accidentally ripped a callous).
  • Stay home if you’re sick!

And now, a message from Coach/RN Mark

Hey everyone!

You’d think you would be ok with surviving this last flu season, but alas, microorganisms never sleep #RW3. There has been increased reports of norovirus in the Seattle area and we’d like to keep you informed on what that might mean for you!

What is norovirus?
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus and can cause sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea. One of the most common ways it is spread is through contaminated food and water or through contact with contaminated surfaces.

What are the symptoms?
The most common signs of norovirus are vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. You would also see an increase in temperature (low grade) and possibly muscle pain (probably masked by all the WOD’s you’ve been doing). Symptoms usually begin 12-48 hours after initial infection and most feel better after 1-3 days. Keep hydrated!

Practice proper hand hygiene! Wash your hands, thoroughly, with soap and water especially after you use the bathroom. If you suspect that you have norovirus, stay home! Avoid going to work or coming to the gym.

For more information please visit:
Mayo Clinic


Good: Ross B found new job for a great company!

Bad: that means he and Nikki G are moving to the Bay Area )=

Come celebrate his last WOD (for now) at 6:30pm!

CrossFit WOD for Friday 2/17

5×6 tempo chin-ups 2121 (2:00 rest)

5 rounds for time:
20 calorie row
20 burpees

RossFit WOD (6:30pm only)

10-to-1 for time:
(squat) clean, 60/40kg
shoulder-to-overhead, 60/40kg

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

lifts: back squats, snatch pull + snatch + snatch push press, clean pull + clean + jerk
accessories: partner leg lifts, back extensions, downward dog

WOD Club

Whether you’ve been with us for 5+ years, a year, or a couple months or weeks you should know that we love to celebrate everything you accomplish within the gym. There’s a reason why we assign you journals to keep track of your workouts, progress, goals, and even the not-so-great performances. It’s so that you can always have a goal in mind when approaching a new or old workout. As your coaches we love to hear how you shaved a minute off of your previous “HELEN” or how you got that 1kg PR on a lift you’ve been working on for so long. Maybe you hate burpees less! Maybe you got ONE double under. Oh snap! You got one strict pull up!

That hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. So the next time you accomplish a goal, share it with us!

Ring the PR bell – LOUD and PROUD!

High-five every one in your class!

And write them in your journal.

We celebrate your accomplishments year round. Your hard work and results are a reward in itself but a prize wouldn’t hurt either don’t you think? Join the WOD Club!

Participation is optional and super easy. Count up all of your classes from your very first day at FCF (how convenient if you just completed our Foundations Program!) and show us your journals when you reach the next milestone: 50, 150, 300, 500, 750, or 1,000 workouts! The prizes are pretty sweet. PLUS you get to take an awesome sweaty photo after your workout. 🙂

If you haven’t already, check out our WODClub page for more info!

January 2017 Foundations Graduates

Give these ladies and gents a hand! They all completed the 12-class January Foundations Program.

In no order: Fab, Phil, Bernice, Tobias, Kai, Chris, Ryan, Jeny, Lindsay, Chong, Chen, Colin, Justin, Mike, Jeff, Alexis, Debby, Luke, Alex, Ted, Ali, Kelsi, Tony

Welcome these new strong, strong friends into the FCF fam!

Our next Foundations On-Ramp begins in April: reserve your spot now! Personal training options available for those who want to come in sooner.


+ Runner’s Guide to the Psoas – Runner’s World

CrossFit WOD for Thursday 2/16

3 round superset:
12 dumbbell/kettlebell press
12 dumbbell/kettlebell row
(1:30 rest)

6 rounds for time:
10 overhead lunge, 52/34kg
10 deadlift, 52/34kg

Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD


FCF Intramural Open 2017

That’s right, we’re doing it again!

Last year Andrew found a great idea from Catalyst Fitness which brought forth FCF Intramural Open 2016. Our goal is essentially the same: to educate and inspire you. The participation in the Open (competition) naturally helps with the inspire aspect.

The pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane.

One of my favorite things about the Open is that last part: cheering each other on. The majority of our gym don’t have goals to make it to Regionals but we sure put our all into those workouts like we’re gunnin’ for it. We enjoy and we suffer together. The camaraderie that comes out of that mutual suffering is so rare and unique!

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

Like last year, Andrew has chosen four people to be Team Captains and will be meeting this week to go through the private draft where you will be put onto a team. These teams will go through the Open and we’ll finish off the season with our intergym throwdown VERSUS 10!

The finer details to come by the end of the week. Get excited and be prepared to be courted by the team captains to join their team!


Spring cleaning is coming early!

I would like everyone to take their gear home for the rest of the weekend. Anything left there by Saturday will be boxed and donated.

Having the room cleared will allow us to do some cubby upgrades. Just asking that you all carry your own gear around for the next week.


CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 2/15

AMRAP in 20 minutes:
1 muscle-up (+1 every round)
10 kettlebell swings (+5 every round), 24/16kg
20 double unders (+10 every round)

Post score to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

front squat max, clean takeoff + slow pull + clean, BtN jerk. frog po

Kettlebell WOD

Ground Force

Warmup: Planks/ Halos

Skills: Cleans and Presses

For 3 rounds,
2 min on, 15 sec off, double kb cleans
2 min on, 15 sec off, double kb front squat
2 min on, 15 sec off, push jerk

Welcome to our newest Foundations On-Ramp Grads!

We would like to welcome our most recent Foundations On-Ramp Graduates! These new faces will be joining us in classes beginning this week. If you see a new face in class, introduce yourself and help us welcome them to our community and through their journey of CrossFit!

We have a busy month ahead with CGO 2017 beginning at the end of this month and going through March, (new Foundations grads encouraged to register!) therefore our next Foundations On-Ramp Course will begin April 4th. The details and registration for that course can be found here.