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HBD Gus!


Gus and Tina at last year’s PRIDE march.

Join us this Sunday 6/25 as FCF represents and marches again! Consider it cardio or active recovery- we’re bringing some equipment along for anyone else who wants to do more!

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+ How to Be An Ally During Pride Month – Nylon

CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/23

HAMMER

5 rounds, each for time of:
5 power clean, 61/43kg
10 front squat, 61/43kg
5 jerks, 61/43kg
20 pullups

Rest 1:30 between rounds.

Post all five rounds to whiteboard.

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch, clean & jerk

Powerlifting WOD

power clean, back squat, bench press

Kettlebell WOD

– Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility
– Carries
– Swings, lunges and rows and lots of them!

Gymnastics Strength WOD

stretching, muscle-up and handstand development, midline stabilization conditioning, more stretching

Pride Friday: Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera: Transgender and Immigration Civil Rights activist

Words by the gay liberation activist and #trans icon, #SylviaRivera. In honor of #TransAwarenessMonth ❤️

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Sylvia Rivera is one of my heroes. She fought for Transgender and immigrant rights, for poor people and people of color, for all of the groups that were targets of, and integral to, the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, but who were nonetheless marginalized by the modern day Gay Rights movement. For those of you who have been shaken to your core at the prospect of a religious ban, or who are passionate about social justice issues. For those of you who identify as LGBTQ or as allies, Sylvia Rivera’s words resonate now more than ever. We have made progress, thanks to people like her, but the issues she fought for are still issues Trans* people, people of color, poor people, and immigrants continue to fight for. Please click the link below to read an interview she gave in 1998.

http://www.workers.org/ww/1998/sylvia0702.php

If you would like to donate to an organization that is keeping Sylvia Rivera’s legacy alive, please consider donating to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Read their mission statement below:

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.”

Why Do I Celebrate PRIDE?

Why do I celebrate PRIDE?

I am passionate about our incredible gym family and I want to nurture the diversity, inclusion and equality that makes us our community so special. It’s important to me that our gym is safe, welcoming and respectful to all who come in. Pride Month is an opportunity to show my support for the LGBTQ community and explore new ways in which I can advocate for LGBTQ rights. As one of your coaches, I try my best to show my advocacy of LGBTQ issues through participation in events and through my words and actions. For me, it’s not enough to say that I believe in equality for all. I’ve made changes in my everyday life, like using language that promotes inclusivity (15kg bar vs. “women’s bar”) and taking a stand (and engaging in discussion) when I hear anti-LGBTQ slurs and remarks made.


Pick up a #LiftHeavyLoveStrong rubber wristband at the gym- we’ll be handing these out at the parade

If you identify as a straight ally for equality, I encourage you to check out some ways you can become active in creating a community (and world!) where diversity is the norm and all people have access to equal rights. It’s important to voice our advocacy for our fellow gym-mates, friends, family, coworkers and even those whom we aren’t close with. Don’t be afraid to speak up and come out!

Pride Parade is a great way to show your support, I’ll see you there!

The Unquiet Professional

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+ 2017 East Regionals – Lucas Parker

CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/9

“T.U.P.”

15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
power cleans, 61/43kg
pullups
front squats, 61/43kg
pullups

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1, 2013, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device on April 27, 2013, in Arian, Afghanistan. Simpson, nicknamed “The Unquiet Professional,” was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Krista; sons, Michael and Gabe; sister, Abigail; brothers, David and Isaac; parents, Michael W. and Barbara; and many other friends and family. Donations can be made in his name to The Unquiet Professional, a nonprofit organization started by the family and benefitting Gold Star Families.

Kettlebell WOD

Primal Mobility Warm up (or Line Drills), Rack Walk and Suitcase Carry, Lots and lots of Swings, Squats and Presses

Gymnastics Strength WOD

GB squat series, dips, Arabesque rotations, conditioning, stretching, muscle-up transitions

Why Do We Celebrate Pride?

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE PRIDE?

Every June, many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people celebrate Pride.

For many, it’s a time to party!

“We are a people, a tribe if you will. And flags are about proclaiming power, so it’s very appropriate….We needed something beautiful, something from us. The rainbow is so perfect because it really fits our diversity in terms of race, gender, ages, all of those things.” – Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017) . Gilbert Baker, who was born sixty-six years ago today, gave the queer community its most enduring symbol of pride: the Rainbow Flag, which first appeared at San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day in June 1978. . In addition to his contributions as a designer and artist, Baker also was a lifelong direct-action activist on behalf of progressive causes including queer and gender liberation, anti-censorship, and non-violence campaigns. . Gilbert Baker, also known by his drag-name, Busty Ross, died on March 31, 2017. . Picture: Busty Ross (a.k.a. Gilbert Baker), Drag March, San Francisco, California, June 24, 1999. Photo c/o AP. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #GilbertBaker #Pride2017

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While partying is definitely part of Pride festivities, the true purpose of the Pride Parade and celebrations is to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969 in New York City at a popular gay bar called, The Stonewall Inn. The very first Pride was a police riot, with the first brick being thrown by trans women of color in defense against abuses perpetrated by homophobic/transphobic cops.

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were two key figures during the riots but both went on to devote their lives to gay and trans liberation. Please read on for more information at History Link!

Be sure to keep checking the blog this month for more LGBTQ history and organizations that need your support!

HORTON

Our special edition 2017 FCF PRIDE shirt pre-order closes after the weekend! Make sure you don’t miss out on choosing the color/style shirt you want!

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+ According to Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump Jr. Is a World-Class CrossFit Athlete – Deadspin

CrossFit WOD for Friday 6/2

“HORTON”

9 rounds for time with a partner of:
9 bar muscle-ups
11 clean & jerks, 70/50kg
50m buddy carry

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

2-position snatch, 2-position clean, alternating push press, abs, back, obliques

Gymnastics Strength WOD

 

Kettlebell WOD

– Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility
– Carries

Warmup & Workout

General prep/warmup is important in getting the body warm, blood-flow moving, and your mentality in the right place for what’s about to happen. Specific prep/warmup is important to make sure the skills used in the workout are practiced well enough to know you can move safely at relatively higher levels of intensity. We prefer a bunch of repetitions of empty bar movement prior to any olympic weightlifting to make sure we stay safe, the movements are sharpened, and the body is ready for killing it!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

+ Free Community CrossFit Class this Saturday at 12pm. Bring your family, friends, co-workers.
+ Next Foundations On-ramp Course begins Tuesday, June 6th.
+ 2017 FCF PRIDE shirts available for pre-sale now through Sunday, June 4th!

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+ Why Are So Many People Injuring Their Pecs at Regionals? – The Movement Fix

CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 5/31

EMOM for 8 minutes: 3 clean & jerks, ascending

3 rounds for time:
20 ring pushups
lap around the block

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 2, Day 2

3-position clean, behind-the-neck rack jerk, pause front squat

Kettlebell WOD

– Primal mobility and warmup
– Turkish Getup work focusing on shoulder stability
– Work alternating between 1 handed and 2 handed swings. Presses and lunges for extra sweat

FCF 2017 PRIDE SHIRTS!

Our 2017 FCF Special Edition Pride Shirts are available for pre-order! We worked on a different edition and even went as far as to tease it, but in the 11th hour had a stroke of retro inspiration and changed it up. We’re pretty damn happy with it!

Pre-order to ensure you get the size, color, & style you want.

Pre-order ends on Sunday, June 4th.

We have T-Shirts, Tanks, Racerbacks, & Crop Tanks available in a variety of colors for $30!

Order here now: https://fcf.sites.zenplanner.com/retail.cfm

Remember that we’ll be walking in the SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE on Sunday, June 25th. Signup sheet to be posted up in the gym soon!

June is PRIDE Month at FCF

This year we have much of the same as last year planned to celebrate pride!

First off, we’re finalizing a design for adult t-shirts, ladies cut t-shirts, tanks, and possibly more. Preorder will begin next Monday and will close that Friday. We will order more for sale, but those who preorder might have the chance at choosing shirt color.

This year’s #PRIDE shirt prototype. Finalized design and preorders coming next week!

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Secondly, we will again representing Foundation CrossFit at the Seattle Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25th. We hope you can join us in marching because we had a ton of fun last year.

Mark your calendars and keep your eye out on the blog for more details as they come!