Kid’s CrossFit Party!!

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Join us on Friday February 21st, following the noon class at 1:00PM for a Kid's CrossFit celebration! Children ages 4-7 are welcome to attend! Let your friends and family know about this as well, and have them bring their kiddos in for some fun! Obstacle course, relay races, etc! Don't miss out! Plus, schools are off this week, so all the more reason to bring the kids in for a fun filled afternoon!

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Last Chance-Only 5 Spots Left!!!!

Hurry and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to give someone you care about the CrossFit Experience for FREE!!!!

If you have been trying to get a family member and/or friend to try CrossFit, or know someone who you think would enjoy it, this is the perfect opportunity to get them involved! On ramp classes are required before starting CrossFit. They teach fundamental movements, and prepare  individuals for a CrossFit WOD. These classes are essential for avoiding injury, as they cover all basic movements and ensure that proper form and technique is being used. Most CrossFit boxes charge A LOT for on ramp classes, but this amazing offer will allow them to try it out for free!  This is a great way to try CrossFit before committing to a membership, and to experience CrossFit first hand! Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Please share this with your family and friends!

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Sign up with the link below:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=12090&stype=-102

Spotlight Athlete-Mo!!

This week's Spotlight Athlete is Mo!  Mo attends CrossFit classes at all different times! You might catch him at the 7am class, or the 4pm class...you never know! Mo is a master of many talents...CrossFit, comedian, and DJ...read all about him below!

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When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?


 

Back in July of 2013 I decide join because I was unhappy with my level of fitness. After talking to a few friends who were doing Crossfit and hearing about all the cramazing (that’s a word that combines crazy and amazing) things they were doing, I decided today is the day! So I got my lazy butt off the couch and sat it right back down but this time with a laptop to sign up.


 

What fitness activities were you doing before?


 

I was mostly running and playing flag football once a week. Both were so-so, but I found myself exhausted quickly and taking a long time to recover.
Other than that, my lifestyle wasn’t that healthy (excessive drinking, terrible diet, the occasional bare knuckle boxing in the basement of some seedy bar off the highway near some Podunk town in the south, etc).


 

What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?

My overall strength is ridiculous now compared to how I used to be, but also my quick recovery. Simply taking 5 to 10 seconds will give me enough energy to power through a WOD.


 

Also my new found abilities to do some crazy things. Back in August I did an almost 4 foot running box jump, which I had no idea I could do. Later that night I became a vigilante superhero.


 

 What do you like most about CF?


 

I love the community with Crossfit. We could barely know each other but if we are in a partner WOD, we’re best friends at the end. Even with other Crossfitters, much like veterans, we have a mutual respect and understanding of one another because after a WOD, we feel like we’ve been through war, and only other Crossfitters can truly understand and relate with that.


 

I also love how it is instilled inside of us that we don’t quit. No matter how long it takes, no matter how heavy the weights are or high the reps are, we finish the WOD. That euphoric high is better than anything in the world, which is probably why we all keep coming back.


 

What is your favorite CF exercise?


 

Me and Sit ups are pretty good friends, but now that friendship has to be shared with my new found love, Power Cleans.  


 

 Your least favorite?


 

If I was a superhero, Thrusters, Wall Balls,  and Toes to Bars would be my villains, but my arch nemesis, the one I cannot defeat no matter how hard I try, he haunts me in my sleep and every time something goes wrong I scream out in anger: I HATE YOU BURPEES!


 

What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?


 

My 315lb 1RM for Deadlifts pretty much blew my mind. Also when I ran the Urban Raid Albany with the Crossfit Beyond team, I placed 6th for my age and 18th overall that too was pretty wild.


 

 What CF goal are you working towards?


 

Though I have only been doing it for over 6 months now, I would like to compete somewhere, not with any expectations of doing well, but just to set a bar for myself to work towards (I am a goal oriented kind of guy).


 

But until then, I would like to get better at kipping and eventually a muscle up (a bar muscle up the rings will have to wait) and handstand pushups, I just got inverted last month, it was pretty cool.


 

I also want to conquer my fear of bears by wrestling one with my bare hands; I think CF can help with me with that right? (Anyone catch that bear hands pun?)

Join us for the 3rd Capital Region Rumble!!

CrossFit Beyond hosted the first Capital Region Rumble in December, and this past month Feral CrossFit in Saratoga Springs hosted the 2nd one. The 3rd Rumble will be hosted at Collar City CrossFit on February 15th! Collar City CrossFit, located in Troy, New York will be hosting the Capital Region Rumble on Saturday, February 15th  at 10:00am. The Rumble  is open to competitors and CrossFit coaches. Sign up to participate, or come and cheer our CrossFit Beyond members on as they compete against other local CrossFit boxes!

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St. Baldrick’s Event Reminder!

 

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Don't forget to sign up on our CrossFit Beyond team page and start fundraising for this awesome event!

http:/www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/87820/2014

****We are teaming up with Albany Medical Center's Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer Blood Disorders!

REASON:
Our plan for involvement with this organization is to help raise as much money as we can as a community for Childhood Cancer and the St. Baldrick's organization.

EVENT DETAILS:
CrossFit Beyond's "Battle to Beat Cancer" Event
Location: CrossFit Beyond
Date: Sunday March 16th, 2014
Time: 11am-1pm (registration would start @ 9:45)
*TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT AN INDIVIDUAL MUST RAISE A MINIMUM OF $100.00
OUR GOAL - $5,000.00

Workout:
3 rounds -
1 min AMRAP Power Cleans (95/65)
1 min AMRAP Russian KBS (55/35)
1 min AMRAP Burpees
1 min AMRAP Shoulder to Overhead (95/65)
1 min Double Unders (single unders of course for those who do not have Double unders)
1 min Rest

AT THE COMPLETION OF THE WORKOUT - THE MELODIES CENTER WILL BE HOSTING THE ANNUAL HEAD SHAVING WITH ST. BALDRICK'S @ THE BARREL SALOON RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM CROSSFIT BEYOND!
...it will include CROSSFIT KIDS EVENTS ON THE GRASS (or in the box depending on weather),FACE PAINTING AND EVEN KARATE by one of the volunteers that work in the MELODIES CENTER at ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER.
Time: 1pm-5pm
DATE: Sunday March 16th, 2014
LOCATION: BARREL SALOON
*10% of ALL SALES AT BARREL SALOON WILL GO TO TOTAL DONATIONS TO ST. BALDRICKS!

....LASTLY...ALL MALES AND FEMALES - you can sign up to be a head shavee! 5 women alone from the Melodies Center will be taking part in this event and would love the support from everyone in the community! Definitely consider this...remember when people ask you why you shaved your head you can tell them "I did it to help raise money for children with cancer."

Please support us with a donation to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. This volunteer-driven charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. So when we ask for your support, we're really asking you to support these kids. Thank you! Click "Make a donation" to give online, or donate by phone or mail.

Any questions, feel free to e-mail- Matt Hickling @ mthickling@gmail.com.

Let's kick Cancer's A**!

Sign up on our team page using the link below:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/87820/2014

Read more about the St. Baldrick's Foundation in the link below:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/why-we-exist