5 years ago my husband of 28 years passed away unexpectedly. He was a great father... and husband. He was also a CrossFitter at Albany CrossFit with my daughter and I. Well I should say my daughter.... they worked out together at night (I was the morning person).  He would come home all excited to talk about the WODs. He was really proud when he was named "Athlete of the Month".  Our family was close at ACF, I was a trainer and blogger for ACF and our family loved the community....

Jason Ackerman, owner of Albany CrossFit decided to create a WOD in his honor of my husband that same year and we have continued that tradition ever since.

Please join us as we bring the community of CrossFit together and honor not just my husband, or me or my family.... but for the bond we all created when we joined the "CrossFit" Family.

Stephen Tribute from Albany CrossFit on Vimeo.

YEARS PAST - as you can see.... from day 1 a bond was created and it keeps growing and growing..... Thanks ACF for the love and support over the years!!





Stephen from Albany CrossFit on Vimeo.

Successful Raid Run and Upcoming Inflatable 5k Event!

Congratulations to all of our members who participated and completed the Albany Urban Raid 5k this weekend and represented for CrossFit Beyond!!

The race started and finished inside the Times Union Center. The 3.1 mile Urban RAID course took racers past the Capitol, Lincoln Park and other Albany landmarks. Along the way runners completed a series of 10-12 massive obstacles including a two-story high Cargo Climb, Marine Hurdles, Ropes and the signature RAID Series Wall.  Post-race, a consumer festival was held right on the Times Union floor featuring music, a sponsor village, and the RAID Beer Garden!'

Great job everyone!

raid1 raid2 raid3 raid4(Kristi came in 2nd place for her age group!-Nice work Kristi!!)

 So What's up next for our CrossFit Beyond Members??

The Insane Inflatable 5k!!

After participating in the RAID Run this weekend, our very own member, Mo Haskins enjoyed it so much that he has created a team for us for another obstacle run in September!!

A CrossFit Beyond Team is set for the Inflatable Run on Saturday September 13th, our wave time is 12:30.

Heres the link to register and see all the obstacles

The location of the event is

  • Ellms Family Farm

  • 468 Charlton Road

  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020

And here is the registration fees and deadlines


PRICE Deadline Date (11:59pm EST)
$49 June 6, 2014
$54 August 22, 2014
$59 September 12, 2014
$75 Event Day Only

There is also a $3.50 charge for race insurance. It is required.