VERSUS X Registration

Spring into Fitness!

Our next no-obligation, no-cost Community CrossFit Classes are coming soon!

Are you feeling energized by CrossFit as the Open comes to an end? Excited for new ways to train so you can test your fitness next year? Share that enthusiasm with your friends by accompanying them to their first CrossFit class!

Not a member? No problem. These classes are open to members, non-members, experienced, non-experienced CrossFit athletes. Depending on your fitness level it can be ‘just sweaty’ or ‘super tough’. We’ll guide you through it.

You can RSVP to one of our Community Classes here, or just show up! Our upcoming Community Classes are scheduled for:

  • Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 1st at 12:00 PM

READY TO GET STARTED? 

Our next Foundations On-Ramp Course will run April 4th through April 29th.  This course is 12-classes over 4-weeks. Click here for details.

 

 

ALREADY AN FCF ATHLETE? BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

Don’t forget, there is a little reward in it for current athletes when you Refer a Friend. If your friend registers for our on-ramp program, you’ll each receive a $25 credit towards your memberships! Details here.

 

Mid-day schedule update

As of this week, the 12pm Thursday CrossFit class has been removed from our schedule for attendance and scheduling considerations. We will run CrossFit at 11AM followed by 12pm HellaFit on Thursdays going forward. This change also aligns Thursdays to match our current Tuesday mid-day schedule.

If down the road we find that the demand is there, we will add it back.

Remember to RSVP for all of your classes!

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Today’s the day! Turn in your FCF BINGO sheets to a coach or the office by end of day to be entered into the PRIZE drawings!

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+ Benefits of Front (Rack) Lunges – CrossFit My Heart

CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 2/28

AMRAP in 17 minutes:
10 power cleans
20 front lunges
40 double unders

Fitness = 30/20kgRx = 52/38kgPerformance = 70/50kg

Post score to whiteboard!

 

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+ CrossFit Games Open 17.1 Official Rules and Scoresheet – CrossFit Games

CrossFit WOD for Friday 2/24

CGO 17.1

for time:
10 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
20 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
30 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
40 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
50 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs

Rx = 50/35# dumbbell and 24/20″ box jumps
Scaled = 35/20# dumbbell and 24/20″ box jumps/step-ups

20:00 time cap. Post time to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

overhead squat, snatch pull + snatch + snatch balance, clean pull + clean + jerk from dip

partner leg lifts, back (hyper) extensions, downward dog

FCFIO2017 Team Shirts

 

To accompany the FCF INTRAMURAL OPEN 2017 we will be making available “team” shirts for purchase beginning on Thursday (maybe sooner)! ICYMI, the 2017 Captains are Ali (Red Team – Thundercats), Sarah (Green Team – Flex Appeal) and Cheryl (Blue Team – Blue Barracudas). Recruiting is in full swing! Not on a team yet? Pick your favorite color and approach the Captain! If you’d like to rock one of these new shirts, we will have them on our Apparel Store for $20 each.

How to use the FCF honor system Apparel Store:

  • Choose a shirt.
  • Locate the FCF Apparel/ Accessories Store clipboard.
  • Write your name.
  • Circle Cash or Acct.
  • Apply the sticker.

We bill for retail & snack store account purchases on the 1st and 15th of each month. Have cash? Circle Cash and place it in the milk bottle.

We will have a limited supply of the FCFIO2017 shirts available, so get them while supplies last!

 

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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

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

DRAFT

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

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

WORKOUTS

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

PRIZES

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

SOCIAL

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

IN SUMMARY

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!

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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!

 

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+ 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

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!

Prevention!
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:
CDC
Mayo Clinic

Leveled Up!


Sheena C and her Level 2 CrossFit Trainer crew at CrossFit Belltown (courtesy CrossFit.com)

She was so excited she couldn’t help but blink.

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+ Drunk On Sugar? – CrossFit Journal

The decision has been made. We will be stopping sales of water and KILL CLIFF and instead now only serve Michelob Ultra as a post-workout beverage:

How many popular CrossFitters did you spot?

CrossFit WOD for Monday 2/5

bench press 5x5x75%

Fitness

3 rounds for time:
20 wall ball, 20/14#
20 burpees

Performance

3 rounds for time:
20 2-for-1 wall ball, 20/14#
20 plate jump burpees

Post times to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Test Week!

Monday: back squat, snatch max
Wednesday: front squat, clean & jerk max
Friday: overhead squat, power snatch, power clean & jerk

Kettlebell WOD

Ground Force
Skills: Cleans
Review: TGU
Simple and Sinister Test