More traveling WOD Shirts ordered!

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In case you haven't seen the board in the kitchen, we are having a little CrossFit Beyond community fun- by sharing a "traveling WOD shirt" with our members! More sizes have been ordered in unisex sizes so that our male members can get in on the fun as well! Read the rules above and be sure to send us a picture so that we can add it to our board! The shirt can travel outside of the gym... it made it out on the Hudson this weekend while our member Heather Evans was rowing! Friendships and community are very important to us at CrossFit Beyond, so keep up this fun community spirit and be sure to participate when you can!

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New Class Starting Sun. Sept. 11th!!

 

IMG_4505NEW class Sunday mornings starting September 11: Time TBA 8am or 9am
Class will be 1-1.5 and will concentrate on extra time for skill and then a WOD.
It will be a combination of several factors:
1. Working on SUCK lists
2. Working on Skill
3. Utilizing equipment we typically don't use because of limited equipment.
ex. jerk blocks, axle bars, possibly stone work.
4. More mobility work

MAIN OBJECTIVE: Bringing together those that want extra work. Building a team for the OPENs, PREPARING people for the OPENs, working on those skills, movements and muscle groups to get us there.
GOAL is to advance those up the ranks....
EX. Kristi was 582 in the NE.... we would work on getting in the 300-400s

Kristi and Joy will be stratagizing what movements need work by looking at previous OPEN WODs and comparisons of weights elite vs. average and work up to those weights of in between elite and average!

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE KRISTI AS PART OF OUR STAFF!!

Bringing back “Beyond Class” 9-10:30 on Sundays.
Coach: Kristi Freitag
Kristi has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in coaching pedagogy from SUNY Cortland. She also has a passion for nutrition and is a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach.
Growing up Kristi was always actively playing sports such as basketball, softball, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. After college when she no longer played basketball she found CrossFit and was hooked! CrossFit filled that competitive void in her life after college. Kristi loves competing every day at the box with the CrossFit community. “The constant encouragement and motivation from the CrossFit community is what makes it so special” says Kristi. The desire to help family and friends live a healthy and active lifestyle led her to become a Physical Education Teacher and coach. She says, “The movement CrossFit has made across the nation to help people live an active lifestyle is incredible and I am grateful to be a part of it.”
Kristi’s favorite part about CrossFit is the daily friendly competition and personal achievements that motivate herself and others to work harder than ever thought possible. She loveslearning new skills, Olympic lifting, and the excitement of every WOD.

Come support our members at Shatter Slam this Saturday!

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Come and show your support for our CrossFit Beyond members, who are competing in the Shatter Slam competition this Saturday at CrossFit Shatter! The first heat begins at 9:15am. CrossFit Shatter is located at 80 Fuller Road in Albany.

CrossFit Beyond has three teams competing!

Alyssa and Alexis

Carolynn and Klarisse

Michael and Greg

Come and cheer them on and get a firsthand experience of a local competition!

Kettlebells for Kids Sept. 17th @ CF Beyond!! This will be huge!!

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SAME WOD for 2016!!https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=81596

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SAVE THE DATE- Saturday September 17th at CrossFit Beyond is partnering up with the Kettlebells4kids organization to raise money for homeless children in New York State!

This is a HUGE fundraising event and WOD!

Top Fundraising prizes include:

  • One hour workout with Katrin Davidsdottir at CrossFit New England

  • 2 seats to Ben Bergeron's Business of Excellence

  • $1000 giftcard from Reebok

  • and much more!


**What exactly is Kettlebells4kids?

kettlebells4kids is a non-profit awareness and fundraising campaign created to help the 2.5 MILLION homeless children in our country.

If you are a CrossFitter, you believe that we can improve our community one person at a time. It starts with improving ourselves and then it becomes about helping others improve themselves. It is about Support. Motivation. Encouragement.

These are also things homeless children and their families need – someone who says “Hey, how can I help you? I know you can do this!”

We believe bringing the power of fitness in shelters across America can get homeless kids moving in a new direction!!

Together, we can become Champions for homeless children.

Check out their website here: http://www.kettlebells4kids.org/

**How your dollar helps...

Our goal at kettlebells4kids is to raise $2.5 million dollars to represent the 2.5 million children in our country without a home.

Money raised in your state, stays in your state! Individual donations made in each of the 50 states will support programs that help homeless children in those respective states.

kettlebells4kids has identified partners who currently work with homeless children in 40 of the 50 states, and we are currently assessing other programs in the remaining 10 states to support. Our current partners:

**How the Community can help...

1. Donate to our CrossFit Beyond Fundraising page or create your own fundraising page. Donate a minimum $10.oo in order to participate. $50 or more will get you a FREE event t-shirt, and prizes also will be given for top fundraising individuals and affiliates.

Donate to our fundraising page here:https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=81596

2. We need raffles prizes! If you or someone you know would be willing to donate a prize for our raffle please let us know. Anything from gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.

3. We want vendors and information booths. If you know of any companies or businesses that may want to attend our event, please let us know.

Stay tuned for more details on this event!

Please contact Mo Haskins at motierhaskins@gmail.com or Adrienne Haase at Adgejt728@aol.com with any questions, event donations, etc.

“Stephen” Memorial WOD Mon. Sept. 5th



CrossFit is a not just about getting in shape...
There’s that community.
The friendships.
The community that stands by you...
Not just through workouts....
...but through life.
On August 21, 2009 a husband, father and CrossFit Athlete died unexpectedly.

The community at ACF was there standing by the Smolinski Family.
On Labor Day, 2009 Jason Ackerman hosted the first “STEPHEN” in honor of my huband and partner of 28 years. The turn out and support were life changing. We want to thank Jason and Albany CrossFit for many years of tribute to a man that deserved all of that and more!

On the 7th year anniversary of Stephen’s death, we would like to invite our friends and family to participate in “Stephen” at CrossFit Beyond, Monday, September 5th @ 9am.

Family and friends welcome!

“Stephen”

10 Rounds
10 Burpees
200m Run
30 Air Squats

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