Don’t forget this weekend is our annual trip up to Adirondack Extreme. The date changed and we will be going up on Saturday, October 4th. Plan on a full and fun day starting at 12:00pm. Please see Aron Rehm, Colin O’Brien, or Celena Johnson if you have any specific questions!
Mark your calendars folks! We will be holding our Barbells for Boobs fundraiser on October 18th. Everyone that plans to participate needs to join our team on the official fundraising website. Our team goal has been set at $5,000. Currently, we already have $2,187 raised. There is plenty of time to raise more funds, our goal is lofty but lets do all we can! :)
In 2009, the first Barbells for Boobs event was held in a parking lot in Corona Del Mar with 60 athletes from 3 local CrossFit affiliates. Since then, Barbells for Boobs has grown exponentially and now involves more than 45,000 participants across 1300 affiliates in 23 countries!
Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. Their aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.
We at LGCF have breast cancer survivors and many people who have been affected by the disease. You don’t have to participate in the event to raise money. Anyone can join our team or donate. Start asking friends, co-workers, family members to donate for this great cause.
From there you can send your page to as many people as you know…(all those facebook friends and such) and they can help you raise money. If you raise $80, which covers one mammogram, they send you a support team t-shirt.
It’s about that time again. Leaves turning colors, kids going back to school, and our lives falling into routine once again. Let’s all get together for one last fun outdoor activity before it gets too cold. Last year we got a small group together for Adirondack Extreme and had a blast! This year we hope more people from LGCF can join.
Adult course: $35 per person
Kids course (ages 7-9): $20
Important…Child’s hands need to be able to reach 4feet 7in.+ above their heads and must be accompanied by an adult the entire time for safety.
You do not have to pay to follow on the ground and watch, so spectators are welcome!
When: Saturday September 27th, 2014
Where: ADK Extreme, Bolton Landing, NY right off of Northway Exit 24.
We’d like to make this a group picnic as well. When you sign up on the board by the Met Con’s please list:
1) Your name
2) How many people coming with you
3) What food you are bringing – anything you want!
Questions? Contact Aron Rehm, Colin O’Brien, or Celena Johnson
There will be two classes, one at 8am and another at 9am, held on Labor Day (Monday, September 1). Please plan accordingly if you plan to come get in a workout!
This Saturday plan on a very special workout, it’s time for the second annual Hotshots 19. The CrossFit community encourages their Affiliates to participate in the Hero workout in memory of the 19 fallen firemen in Prescott, Arizona. The workout is as follows:
Most of you already know this since it is posted in the gym but there is no class on Friday, July 4th. However, there will be a normal schedule on Saturday morning. Enjoy the holiday!!!
Do you like watching CrossFit videos? Do you like watching CrossFit competitions? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, have you heard of the National Pro Fitness League (NPFL) yet? Below is a description of the NPFL from their website:
Head-to-Head Team Fitness Races
Introducing the world’s first professional spectator sport with co-ed teams competing in human performance races. This is a mainstream sporting event that is fan, TV, and sponsor friendly. Picture two 8-person teams (4 men, 4 women, with one of each being over 40 years old) going head to head in matches throughout a season that is not unlike an abbreviated NFL season. Two-hour matches with fixed but flexible rules that are designed to force teams to strategize. The competitions will be easy to follow, and a very smart team that executes flawlessly could outwit a fitter team in any given match. There will be consistent structure for every match, all events known ahead of time, and substitutions on the fly.
I’d basically consider this as close to professional CrossFit as there is right now. It’s not the same as the CrossFit Games as it seems more viewer friendly and higher paced, but most of the participants are CF Games veterans or of that caliber. The season is going to start in late August, but the combine and drafting process are going on right now. Stream the combine matches live on their website or watch archived footage on their YouTube channel!