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2017 Expanded Schedule

I basically said it yesterday. We’re adding more classes to the schedule!

GYMNASTICS STRENGTH – Tuesdays at 7am and Fridays at 8am

Gymnastics strength class is designed to challenge and develop foundational gymnastic movements including core conditioning, flexibility, and basic tumbling movements. You can expect more emphasis on static holds, perfect technique, and coaches adjusting many of the smaller details of each position. This may leave you feeling very different than when you finish a CrossFit class, but rest assured the benefits will translate to any and all areas of your training.

First class is this coming Tuesday 5/2

KETTLEBELL – added Fridays at 6:30pm

We wanted to provide a full week of kettlebell awesomeness (so now it’s MWF). Build muscular stamina and more here with Patrick! Play with Ground Force Method and StrongFirst-style protocols. Learn how to utilize one of the best underutilized tools out there. Whenever anyone asks me about starting their own fitness at home, the first thing I’ll suggest is a kettlebell. If you know your weakness lies in engine work in your CrossFit workouts there are a lot of benefits to kettlebell practice.

First class is next Friday 5/5

ENDURANCE CLUB – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm, weekend event TBA Fridays

We’re in training season for some Endurance events so we’ve brought back our seasonal Endurance Program, this time run again by Colin and Sarah as they prepare for another Iron Man this summer. Come once or three times a week working on short interval Tuesdays, long interval Thursdays, and distance/time trail run/swim/bikes on the weekends.

It started this week! Look out for the weekend event on Friday’s post.

COMPETITIVE EXERCISE – added Sundays at 12pm

Yes, we’re changing the name AGAIN. It was Competitive Exercise (“CompEx” for short) when we started the class a couple of years back, then we changed the name to Level 2. Most recently it was known as Competitive CrossFit, but we’re going back to what it truly is: who’s competitive at this exercises stuff? We’re not moving or cancelling our current Saturday at 8am w/ me, we’re just adding some more flavor with Dave, a CrossFit Games veteran. This provides an opportunity for you late-risers and for those who truly need practice at CrossFit-style Competition settings which usually take place on weekends. There are no prerequisites, other than knowing how you prefer to scale and modify work.

First Sunday class with Dave is THIS SUNDAY 4/30 at 12pm.

COMMUNITY CROSSFIT – 12pm Saturday, May 6th

Our next Community CrossFit class is coming on Saturday, May 6th at 12pm! This is for members AND ESPECIALLY NON-MEMBERS so that Capitol Hill and beyond can get a taste of what we do at FCF. Invite anyone you see fit (see what I did there) and mark those calendars. Doesn’t cost anyone anything (and we won’t mark a class off of your membership) other than the hour it takes to get a WOD in!

As always remember to RSVP for your classes!

A-N-G-I-E

Endurance Club with Colin B and Sarah M is back and begins tonight at 5:30pm.

This club will go every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm, with a longer run/bike/swim effort on the weekends. We’ll announce those on Friday so that those who want to play can plan.

ARTICLES

Benchmark WOD: ANGIE Tips – CrossFit Rosslyn

CrossFit WOD for Taco Tuesday 4/25

“ANGIE”

for time:
100 pullups
100 pushups
100 situps
100 squats

HellaFit WOD

 

Endurance Club WOD

RUN: 6 rounds of a 400m run, resting 90 seconds between efforts

Foundations Class 10

every minute on the minute for 15 minutes: snatches!

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Half IronFCFers

In case you haven’t noticed, 2017 is here! Trying to figure out what to do with all that fitness you’ve been building all winter? How about taking it outside!

Sarah and Colin are taking on a half Ironman this summer, this time in Victoria, BC. And we’re looking for a few brave souls to join us. What does it take to finish a half Ironman?

1.2 mile swim.

56 mile bike ride.

Ending with a 13.1 mile run.

All told it’ll take around 6 to 8 hours. Sound outrageous? It’s not bad! In fact, we’ve already got two friends joining us who have never attempted an organized endurance event before. To get ready, we’ll all follow the same programming that got us through our first Half-Ironman in 2015 (about 3-4 months of training). If you’re worried about the swim or have any other specific questions (most people do!), we’ll also be happy to help personalize a plan for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about what exactly Ironman training involves, track Sarah or Colin down at the gym, or email info@foundationcrossfit.com to get a hold of us.

Keep an eye out for training events this Spring. Even if you don’t want to complete a half Ironman, you’re welcome to improve your endurance and stamina by joining us on a run, bike ride or swim!