July 4th class at 12pm
July 5th Open Gym 10am-1pm
What a packed house tonight at 6! Lots of great energy and effort.
Thanks for visiting from New York Darko(Blue shirt, up front, middle)
I have a limited number of sweet CFM hats for sale. These are high quality flexfit. They're $40. I have 8 - size S/M and 7 - size L/XL. If you want one, text me 510-676-9191.
Coach Rose is taking Jenna through her on-ramp sessions. This is Jenna attempting a front squat. She has found a pretty solid position for her first few attempts. On-ramp is a 5 session program designed to give our new athletes a solid foundation of important movements and positions before graduating to group coaching.
If you know someone looking to get in shape for the summer, have them sign-up for a free intro to come check out the gym!
Both Rose and Margaret took and passed the CrossFit Level 2 Course last weekend. It’s an intensive coaching course that challenges coaches to get out of their comfort zone to learn new tactics and grow as coaches. At the end of day 2 there’s a test and both of our ladies passed!!
Come join us to celebrate Coach Russell’s time with us as he heads off to start the journey of opening his own CrossFit affiliate.
The Open is over! My legs are still sore. Congrats to everyone who participated this year and congrats to our top athletes this year. Who’s in next year? Let us know in comments.
Work, family, house projects, social commitments. Life gets busy. Sometimes you find yourself saying, “I don’t have enough time to workout.” I understand how that can feel. Even with working in gym environment almost daily, I can fall into this trap. And it’s just that, a trap.
Quoting an article from Harvard Business Review:
“What we really mean when we say we don’t have time for an activity is that we don’t consider it a priority given the time we have available.
This is why the research illuminating the cognitive benefits of exercise is so compelling. Exercise enables us to soak in more information, work more efficiently, and be more productive.
And yet many of us continue to perceive it as a luxury; an activity we’d like to do if only we had more time.”
The article is great reminder of the scientific benefits working out supports. Simply put, when you workout your brain functions better allowing you to be more productive with your time. Being more ultimately allows you to have more time. To me, working out is like brushing & flossing your teeth, it’s not a luxury, it just needs to get done.
Check out “Regular Exercise is Part of Your Job.”
We have reworked our entire intake program to introduce new people to CrossFit Milpitas. Step 1 is the No Sweat Intro. This is 20 min appointment geared to tailor a program to help people reach their fitness and health goals. The next step can branch off in a few directions. Either with one on one training, our on ramp program, or group coaching. It all starts with the No Sweat Intro. Please share our No Sweat Intro scheduling link with a friend!
Over your CrossFit career you will hit many PR’s (personal records). When you first start there’s a glorious period of 6 months to a year where most PR’s you do hit show some major contrast. My first PR on a deadlift was 85lbs and within a month! Then another 45lbs jump 3 months later. The jumps in weight started to drop off and so did the timeframe in which they happen. Now at 40 years old and 15+ years of deadlifting, I shoot to match my current PR or go up by couple pounds. No more 85lbs jumps.
It seems obvious, but still I hear veteran CrossFitters gripe about “small” PR’s all the time. “But I only PR’d by 2 seconds, it’s not that big of a difference.” Fix your expectations! Be realistic with your current ability and understand a lot of those “massive” PR’s in the beginning were mostly from learning and finding better positions. Once your technique and organic make up are both humming in the right direction for years, large contrast in PR’s will no longer be a thing. For example, olympic level weightlifters work 4 years on 2 lifts and are ecstatic with gaining a few kilos. The 2 second Fran PR at 10 years into CrossFit deserves just as big a celebration as the 5 minute PR 6 months in. So when you hit that PR, when it’s the best you’ve ever done that task in your entire life, regardless of degree of improvement, RING THAT BELL and feel great!
What do you most want to PR next?? Post your goal in comments.
Check out our upcoming new spring schedule with added CrossFit and QuickFit classes. Starts 4-1-2019.
Are you an experienced CrossFit Coach? Looking to join a great team and great community? We’re hiring for both full-time and part-time trainer positions. Coach group classes, private sessions, and nutrition consultations. Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey Everyone!! Just a reminder that Dr. Michael will be doing his mobility session Thursdays at 8:30AM. Hope to see you all there!
Saturday 9a - 10a
Cary and Evelyn's Baby WOD
Come celebrate the newest addition to the Wong Family with a partner workout.
Saturday 11a - 130p
Yoga Workshop with Ritu & Ian
Mobility and mental toughness! Both will help with your CrossFit and life in general. Don't miss this awesome workshop. $25 - members / $40 - non-members. Cash only day of event.
Time and Place TBD
Saying goodbye to a few LONG-time (but still very young in age) members. Come celebrate with food and games at a local park to be announced soon.
*Gym Closed For CrossFit Flexibility Course 8am - 5pm Monday, 2/27
CrossFit will be doing a dry run of a new flexibility course at gym. We WILL be open for the 6am QuickFit and 630am class in the morning. Also open for the 6p and 7p class.
*Open Announcement Watch Party
Every Thursday @ 5pm
2/23, 3/2, 3,9, 3/16, 3/23
*End of Open BBQ
Saturday 3/25 after Open Workout