Barbells for Boobs-Oct. 25th!!


CrossFit Shatter is hosting Barbells for Boobs this year and all CrossFit Beyond members are welcome to attend! Check out all of the details below:

Hello Barbell for Boobs Athletes!!! - OCTOBER 25TH, 2014!!!!


The day is FINALLY approaching and we are looking to have a very good charity event for the community!

The Workout Of the Day (WOD) is "HELEN meets GRACE"

...Workout Standards and weight will be released within the next week. This will include ALL movements for those who have never done Crossfit up to the Elite weights.

...This is a TWO-PERSON TEAM workout

REGISTRATION - 10AM registration will begin. We encourage all athletes to be there BEFORE 10:30, as you will need to find parking, register and warm-up. First Heat will shortly begin right after opening announcements and a quick WOD briefing one last time.

PRICE - $50. This is $50 for the PAIR (And the pairs DO NOT have to be Male/Female - but if there are people who do not have a partner then we will have this FB community page set up for you to ask if anyone else is willing to partner up). The $50 will be a donation to Barbell for Boobs.

So, how to do this.

1) Create a personal page on Barbell for Boobs ( and Join Crossfit Shatter's team page.

2) One person can create the pair and donate the $50. OR both people can create their own page and seperately donate $25 and then continue to fundraise through your own page. If you reach certain goals ($80 and you get a fundraising member shirt; $400 and you will receive a sweatshirt and $1200 you will receive custom shoes).

3) After you find your partner, create your page and enter your donation - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email (Matt) and inform him: Who the pairs are, what box you are from, and what division/weights you are thinking of doing/are capable of doing. If you have any questions about anything please also email Matt at the above address.


Come join the movement!

Everyone Has a Right to Know.


PARKING - The Crossfit Shatter parking lot will be blocked off in some spots due to some stations being outside and to keep lanes open for running. We plan on having parking attendants to help, but that is NOT a guarantee as of yet.

AFTER PARTY - After the event is over an after party will be taking place at Crossfit Shatter. We will offer to anyone that day a $10 fee for food and drink if you would like to join us after. All to again be donated to Barbell for Boobs.

PRIZES/CHINESE RAFFLE/WATER/T-SHIRTS - Prizes will be awarded to 1st place winners in each division, as well as for the person that raised the most money and best costume and some other catergories! So come in PINK!!!! Men in bras is ENCOURAGED! The will also be a Chinese raffle taking place during the event with numerous prizes that are available to try to win. Water will be available during the event for $1 (which all proceeds go to Barbell for Boobs). Crossfit Shatter and LatitudeGearRx t-shirts will be on sale for $20 - with a % of sales from LatitudeGearRx going to Barbell for Boobs. will also be creating and selling a special event only t-shirt for $20.00 that day - with a % of sales also being donated.

***ALSO - Motier F. Haskins from Crossfit Beyond will be the DJ for the event! If you missed him spinning the 1's and 2's last year you're going to be in for quite the treat! He'll DEF be making sure the crowd and athletes are having a blast! VERY excited to have him back as part of this!***

Spotlight Athlete-Michelle!

This week's spotlight athlete is Michelle! Michelle is typically a morning class attendee. She started doing CrossFit just six week after having her first child, and she is expecting her second child in March! Read on to learn more about Michelle's super inspiring story!



When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

I started doing crossfit in September 1,2013.  I had just had a baby six weeks before.  As soon as I was cleared to work out, I joined Crossfit Beyond.  My husband Marc had joined a few months before and loved it.  All he did was talk about how it changed his concept about working out and all the results he saw.  He actually made me join.  I was very intimidated by Crossfit.  I went to Joy's nutrition night, while I was pregnant, and some people were still working out.  I just didn't get how you got such a great work out, without all the normal gym equipment, and it kind of looked like torture to me.  I gained a lot of weight with my pregnancy and knew I had to do something.  So, I gave it a try.

What fitness activities were you doing before?

Before doing Crossfit, I worked out doing free weights and the weight machines at the gym, and I also took aerobics classes.  I used to love step aerobics.  I also practiced yoga and taught yoga up until I was 7 months pregnant.  When I was pregnant, I really became a slacker when it came to my work outs.  I did walk a lot and practice yoga while I was pregnant, but I had the idea in my head that it wasn't good to lift weights while pregnant, and that I needed to eat bagels everyday.  That didn't do me any good.

What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?

Since joining crossfit, I have become much stronger. I lost all but 10 pounds of my baby weight.  Now, I'm pregnant again so I'm gaining some back. Overall,  I feel more fit.

What do you like most about CF?

I love the CrossFit community.  It really feels like a family.  I love that my baby Marshall has gone with Marc and I since he was 6 weeks old.  Everyone I have met there has been super supportive and encouraging.  I like how I just have to show up, and the work out is different every day.

What is your favorite CF exercise?

My favorite exercise is probably Clean and jerks and dead lifts.

Your least favorite?

My least favorite exercises are burpees and snatches.  I'm not very good at snatches.

What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

I am proud of myself for overcoming my fear of box jumps. Also, when I first started I think I could dead lift 85#, and now I can dead lift 155#.  I think just overall, when I'm consistent at going to CrossFit, I can tell all around how I am getting stronger.

What CF goal are you working towards?

Right now my biggest goal is to get my butt there consistently.   I have lots of great excuses, but none of them are really good. because I feel better when I work out.  My goal is to stay as fit as I can during this pregnancy and to get right back into shape after my baby is born.  I would also like to get better at snatches.


Carpool to The Rumble this Weekend!!

CrossFit Beyond is getting a carpool group together for our Capital Region Rumble in Bennington, Vermont this Saturday. If you are interested in joining us to either compete or cheer on our competitors, please sign up! There is a sign up sheet on the wall at the gym. We will be leaving from CrossFit Beyond at 10:00am. Don't miss out! This is a great opportunity to participate in a friendly competition and check out another box in the Capital Region.


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