“Crossfit has changed my life dramatically and for the absolute best.”

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"Crossfit has changed my life dramatically and for the absolute best."

This month's Spotlight Athlete is Alexis! Alexis is no stranger to fitness. She was an athlete all throughout high school and college but CrossFit has helped her to achieve some major fitness goals in her life and has created some incredible friendships for her along the way. Check out her story below!

1. Tell us about yourself

I’m 26 - from Plattsburgh and moved to Albany 4.5 years ago to get my Masters in Social Work. Currently working on an initiative that focuses on behavioral health advocacy in the Capital Region.

2. When/why did you first start doing crossfit?
I joined Crossfit Beyond in 2015 thanks to Alyssa convincing me to join! I really joined because in 2014 I attempted completing a full marathon in Memphis for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and failed at mile 19. I was determined to get stronger, have better nutrition and complete the marathon. In 2016 I signed up for the Memphis Marathon again and in December of 2016 I finished the marathon AND met my fundraising goal of $2,500!

3. What fitness activities were you doing before?
Before I joined Crossfit I was running and doing HIIT classes like body pump and body combat. I also ran track in college and in high school I did gymnastics, basketball and track and field.

4. What results have you seen since you joined CF?
Since joining crossfit and with the extreme help of Broccoli Klub, I have been able to see an increase in muscle definition and decrease in body fat. My strength has increased dramatically since I've started. I’ve also been feeling much more confident about myself when I’m able to surprise myself and do movements I never thought I’d be able to do! Crossfit has changed my life dramatically and for the absolute best.

5. What do you like most about CFB?
I love the gymnastics components of crossfit especially being a former gymnast. Anything upside down is my favorite and I also love double unders and wall balls! But my absolute favorite is the friends I’ve made at the gym that have turned into family.

6. What is your favorite CF exercise/least favorite?
The snatch because it’s the most difficult and requires the most technique!

7. What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?
I am most proud of being able to get stronger this year and consistently having the strength and skills to complete wods rx and sometimes even rx plus! It’s amazing to continue to get stronger and surprise myself with what I can do.

8. What CF goal(s) are you working towards? How close are you to reaching them?
My goals are currently muscle ups (both bar and ring) as well as working towards strength goals such as a 300lb deadlift. I am 15lbs away from a 300lb deadlift and I have a lot of practice and skill work to go for muscle ups.

9. If you could create a word what would it look like?
My wod would be cardio intense and likely a chipper (multiple movements with high reps :) ) - likely squats/double unders/mountain climbers/sit ups/push ups/pull ups- with some type of a handstand/inverted movement for an after party.

CrossFit 101 Required Intro Class Saturday Dec. 9th!!

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**If you have been wanting to give CrossFit a try...Join us!!**

On Sat. December 9th from 10-4pm Join us for a Required 1 Day Seminar. 

Learn about CrossFit's Methodology and Theory. Tell us your goals and we'll tell you ours. Learn the 9 fundamental movements of CrossFit. It's fast, informative and FUN!. Learn how you can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. Get fit, stay fit.

Use this link to sign up now:

https://crossfit-beyond.triib.com/events/crossfit-101

Check out all of our Upcoming Events!!

1.Sat. Oct. 28th from 10-4pm Join us for a Required 1 Day Seminar. 
checkLearn about CrossFit's Methodology and Theory. Tell us your goals and we'll tell you ours. Learn the 9 fundamental movements of CrossFit. It's fast, informative and FUN!. Learn how you can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. Get fit, stay fit.

Use this link to sign up now:

https://crossfit-beyond.triib.com/events/crossfit-101

2. Sushi Night Thursday November 2nd @ 6:30pm @ Hana!!

Join the CrossFit Beyond members for a fun sushi dinner! Bring your appetite!

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3.Nine Pin Pressing Party 2017

When: Sat. Nov. 11th 11am-6-pmninepinAnything that can be pressed.....will be pressed!

Nine Pin is excited to be teaming up with CrossFit Beyond again this year for the Apple Jug Bench PRESS competition! Last year's competition was so much fun!

Can you beat City of Albany - Mayor Kathy Sheehan in the CrossFit Beyond apple jug bench press competition? Better start training! She'll be there!

General Admission tickets in advance are 15$ and at the door are 20$ (include a complimentary glass of cider). Cider Monster Special tickets are 30$ and are only available in advance (includes a complimentary glass of cider and a bottle of Cider Monster 2016 to go). DD tickets are 5$.


Local vendor goods will all be available for purchase at the event.

Discounted tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nine-pins-pressing-party-2017-tickets-38778758310



4 Save the Date!!

Our Holiday Party will be on Friday December 15th!

More details to follow! Don't miss out, this is always a fun time!

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Nine Pin’s 4th annual Pressing Party Sponsored by CrossFit Beyond!!

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Nine Pin Pressing Party 2017

When: Sat. Nov. 11th 11am-6-pm

Anything that can be pressed.....will be pressed!

Nine Pin is excited to be teaming up with CrossFit Beyond again this year for the Apple Jug Bench PRESS competition! Last year's competition was so much fun!

Can you beat City of Albany - Mayor Kathy Sheehan in the CrossFit Beyond apple jug bench press competition? Better start training! She'll be there!

General Admission tickets in advance are 15$ and at the door are 20$ (include a complimentary glass of cider). Cider Monster Special tickets are 30$ and are only available in advance (includes a complimentary glass of cider and a bottle of Cider Monster 2016 to go). DD tickets are 5$.

Local vendor goods will all be available for purchase at the event.

Discounted tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nine-pins-pressing-party-2017-tickets-38778758310


Join the Nine Pin crew as we once again press over 100 varieties of Samascott Orchards,Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard, and wild foraged apples LIVE into one "MONSTER" cider blend and celebrate all things pressed. This year's party will also feature the release of the 2016 batch of The Cider Monster! Limited amounts of 2015 Cider Monster bottles will be available as well.

Nine Pin's PRESSING PARTY will include pressed paninis from Sweet Mama Mia, french pressed and aeropressed coffee, body presses through massages from Albany Massage, T-Shirt pressing from Troy Cloth & Paper, an apple jug bench press competition sponsored by North Albany'sCrossFit Beyond, sliders from Slidin' Dirty Restaurant and Food Truck, tastings from Albany Distilling Company, pressed donut ice cream sliders from The Dutch Udder Craft Ice Cream, free temporary Nine Pin tattoo presses, a pie eating contest where you can press your face into a delicious apple pie, and more! Winner of the bench press competition (both men and women) will receive a Nine Pin gift basket and a 1 month free membership to Cross Fit Beyond. Winner of the pie eating contest will win an amazing cider gift basket as well.

Throughout the day the apple press will be running, cider will be pouring, and we will have live original music from The Sacandaga String Band, Ryan Leddick Trio, and The Other Brothers with 102.7 WEQX - The REAL Alternative doing a LIVE broadcast from 12-2pm.

Looking forward to another awesome party!


“It’s the people that really make CrossFit enjoyable, and they are what keep me coming back!”







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Our Spotlight Athlete this month is Jennifer Demaurez! Jen is no stranger to CrossFit and has been involved with it on and off for several years while she traveled the world in the military. Check out her story below!

1.Tell us about yourself

I am originally from a small town about an hour from the Albany area. I served in the Air Force right after high school, and was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve my country while traveling all over the world. After the Air Force I joined the Air Guard while I went to college and grad school.

2.When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

I’ve been doing CrossFit on and off for years. I would stop, and by stop, I mean I would take rest days that lasted 5 months to a year (Worst idea, EVER, FYI).

Because I would move so often, CrossFit became a spot where I made the best friends of my life. Everyone was so vested in their health, fitness, and just wanted to have fun. It was contagious. When life wasn’t the easiest, I would have friends show up at my place, and drag me to my local box. It’s the people that really make CrossFit enjoyable, and they are what keep me coming back

3.What fitness activities were you doing before?

I've always been a runner. When I was in high school I did track and field.

4.What results have you seen since you joined CF?

I've seen great results in terms of my strength and overall fitness level, but more than that I've discovered that Crossfit has been an amazing way to keep my energy up all day and to deal with the everyday stressors of life.

5.What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?

I love the community and the programming! Everyone here is so awesome and welcoming, and I love suffering through a really grueling chipper, with everyone!

6.What is your favorite CF exercise? /Your least favorite?

Favorite would have to be hang power clings and least favorite, the snatch movements.

7.What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

I’m so proud that I am starting to get a little faster each time I run. I love running, so it's great that it's starting to come back :)

8.What CF goal(s) are you working towards? How close are you to reaching them?

Just practicing more mobility. I have to force myself to stretch before and after the WOD. I would say it's something I neglect the most, and it's so beneficial when doing weight movements.

9.If you could create a WOD what would it look like?

Chipper Wods are always, "fun"

Start with a mile run  and.

Filthy Fifty. Not that creative! Haha :)

  • 50 box jumps, 60/50 cm

  • 50 pull-ups

  • 50 kettlebell swings 16/12 kg

  • 50 walking lunges

  • 50 Toes to Bar

  • 50 push press, 20/15 kg

  • 50 back extensions

  • 50 wall ball shots, 9/6 kg

  • 50 burpees

  • 50 double unders


Maybe 1 mile after? :)