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!
Please notice the addition of a large bin for recyclable bottles and cans! We will be donating the deposits to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Help out by locating the bin and placing your empty bottles and cans in it.
Everyone deserves a round of applause! As a group we raised over $7,000, which more than doubles our total from last year’s Murph event.
All of you should be very proud of your performances on Saturday. Whether you did the event as an individual or as a team, everyone lived up to the motto of the Lone Survivor Foundation…never quit!
A few specials thanks need to be made:
- Casey for organizing an amazing event
- Sally for her tireless efforts organizing the food and beverages (if you timed it out right she may have even delivered you an orange slice during your air squats)
- Dan for manning the grill all afternoon
- Thanks to Ann (Casey’s mom) for handling the registration table
- Jason Bowman for his work on the t-shirts (all proceeds are going directly to the Lone Survivor Foundation)
- Queensbury Central Fire Department for the amazing American flag that spread patriotism across our sky during the workout
- All the enthusiastic spectators that came to cheer everyone on
- Thank you to Jeff Gildersleeve’s inspiring introduction to the workout
- Finally, to all the individuals that donated and/or raised money for the Lone Survivor Foundation
Saturday’s event was about fun, charity, and community. Thank you for everyone who came out for this special event at Lake George CrossFit.
Three quick reminders:
1. The first heat for “Murph” starts at 9am! Please come in earlier to get warmed up.
2. There is no class on Memorial Day, relax and recover from the weekend.
3. Regionals are still going on!! If you’re not watching you’re missing out on the best part of CrossFit’s competitive season. It streams all weekend on http://www.games.crossfit.com, check it out!!!