Get fit for summer-On Ramp Class Sat. May 9th!!

 

 

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Summer is right around the corner, and what better time than now to get in shape!

CrossFit Beyond will be holding an on- ramp class on Saturday, May 9th from 11:00am-2:30pm

Please share with your family and friends! This is a great opportunity to get in shape and become a part of the CrossFit Beyond community!

ON-RAMP CLASS


- 3.5 Hour On-Ramp class is for anyone interested in joining CrossFit Beyond

 - ON-RAMPs will be included in the first month membership. In other words you have to sign up for a month. $125 includes the first month membership plus the on-ramp class. We feel that in order to really know if you like CrossFit and CrossFit Beyond you need to try it for a month.


- Learn the 9 fundamental movements to CrossFit required to start your membership at CrossFit Beyond. Learn the Squat, Press and Deadlift family. Prepare yourself to go into one of the fastest growing strength and conditioning programs out there.

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Spotlight Athlete-Murray!!

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This week's Spotlight Athlete is Murray! Murray  is a 6:00am  class attendee, who joined CrossFit Beyond in 2012. Read on to learn more about Murray's story of success with CrossFit!

When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

I started going to classes at CrossFit Beyond in October 2012 and have been going to some other boxes in London and New York City since then as well. I started going as I wanted to develop a workout routine that fitted with my work schedule and would be something I’d stick with!

What fitness activities were you doing before?

Before I started going to CrossFit I really struggled to establish a regular exercise routine but I was playing squash and trying to get to the gym every now and then.

What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?

The biggest difference I’ve noticed is that I have a lot more energy and I find it a lot easier to get up in the morning. I also see a lot of difference in the movements I can now do and a general increase in strength.

What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?

The people. I go to the 6am class and there is a pretty regular group of people that go at that time, everyone is really friendly and it’s a great environment to work out in.

What is your favorite CF exercise? Your least favorite?

Favorite is definitely back squats as I’ve seen the biggest gains there. Lease favorite is HSPUs! I’ve only recently been able to get inverted but doing inverted pushups is going to take me a while yet!

What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

I spent a lot of time practicing double unders which I can now do fairly well and I’m pretty pleased with that. I now no longer use a band for pull ups which I’m proud of but I’m not quite there with doing lots of pull ups in WODs.

What CF goal are you working towards?

I’m really focusing on upper body strength just now so I can see gains in my bench pressing and try to master HSPUs and pull ups.

 

The Vitamin Shoppe is Returning!!

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**The Vitamin Shoppe is returning on Monday, May 18th!! They enjoyed their time with us so much in April, that they will be coming back in May!! They will be setting up a booth at CrossFit Beyond on Monday, May 18th from 4:30-6:00pm!!



There will be free samples available as well as free magazines, coupons, and a raffle! Make a point to stop down and take advantage of all the free goodies from our friends at the Vitamin Shoppe!

May Calendar of Events!!

From our Annual Memorial Day  Murph WOD, to a FREE teen class every Wednesday night, an on-ramp class, a road trip to the CrossFit Regionals, and our specialty classes, we are busy during the month of May at CrossFit Beyond!

There is so much going on this month! Don't miss out!

Check out our Calendar of Events here, at the gym, and on the side bar of our website:

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Spotlight Athlete-Owen!!

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This week's Spotlight Athlete is Owen! Owen is a morning class attendee, who joined CrossFit Beyond this past Fall. Read on to learn more about Owen's story of success with CrossFit!


When/why did you start doing CrossFit?


I started doing CrossFit-type workouts in 2011.  I had been an off and on runner for a few years but had trouble getting it to stick.  I then started lifting weights at home but got bored with it.  My wife mentioned CrossFit to me and I looked it up and it seemed like a perfect fit to keep my interest with its wide variety of exercises and workouts.  I am pretty cheap, so I was looking for a way to do homemade CrossFit.  I found workouts on the web and had some rudimentary equipment and started working out at Empire Plaza during my lunch hour.  I used a lot of the architectural elements of the plaza in my workouts and saw great fitness improvements.  I wasn’t doing much lifting, but was doing WODs. 


My job changed  and I outgrew my equipment but wanted to stay with CrossFit.  I came to CrossFit Beyond in October 2014 and loved it.  It made me realize what I was missing with my homemade CrossFit and really expanded my experience and fitness. 


 

What fitness activities were you doing before? 


As mentioned, I was an occasional runner and weight lifter.  I got bored with these activities and find the variety of CrossFit workouts to be a perfect match for me. 



What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?


I have seen great improvements in strength and really all athletic ability.  I had never done heavy lifting before and have been impressed with how CrossFit Beyond has helped me gain strength.  I’ve also gained mental strength to help complete tiring jobs. For example, I was clearing brush in the yard the other day, which was tiresome and mundane, and found myself thinking like a CrossFitter to get through carrying another load of branches to the dump pile.  My CrossFit experience helped me persevere through the physical and mental fatigue.


 

What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?


Joy.  I attend the 7 am class and have been lucky to have Joy as my coach for almost all of my workouts.  She has been great at working with me to improve my technique with so many of the exercises, and because the class is often small she gives so much individual instruction that at times it feels like I have a private coach. 


I also like the feeling I get that CrossFit Beyond is our box.  While Joy is certainly in charge, I think we all feel personally invested in the place. 


 

What is your favorite CF exercise?


Toes to bar, I’m still amazed I can do them.  Deadlift, it’s a great feeling lifting 300 pounds before work.  Rope climbs, I hadn’t done this since 5th grade and love that I get to do it again as a grown-up.  Box jumps, they make me feel like an athlete.  Dips, I always feel strong after doing dips in a WOD. 


Your least favorite?


Overhead squats.  I’m terrible at them. 


 What CrossFit accomplishment are you currently most proud of?


 My max box jump.  I was able to land a 50 inch box jump (with a running start).  I was (and still am) a basketball player and could never jump.  Now I can, too late to make varsity but not too late to hold my own against the twenty-somethings I play pickup with.


 What CF goal are you working towards?


I’d like to get a muscle up in 2015, bar or ring.  I was able to reach my goal of a handstand pushup last year and am hoping to get the muscle up this year (or next).