“Stephen” Memorial WOD



CrossFit is a not just about getting in shape...
There’s that community.
The friendships.
The community that stands by you...
Not just through workouts....
...but through life.
On August 21, 2009 a husband, father and CrossFit Athlete died unexpectedly.

The community at ACF was there standing by the Smolinski Family.
On Labor Day, 2009 Jason Ackerman hosted the first “STEPHEN” in honor of my huband and partner of 28 years. The turn out and support were life changing. We want to thank Jason and Albany CrossFit for many years of tribute to a man that deserved all of that and more!

On the 6th year anniversary of Stephen’s death and we would like to invite our friends and family to participate in “Stephen” at CrossFit Beyond, Monday, September 7th @ 9am.

“Stephen”
10 Rounds
10 Burpees
200m Run
30 Air Squats

YEARS PAST:

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AMAZING FUNDRAISER!!

 

We couldn't have asked for a better turn out and a better day to host

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We had 14 Stations, 42 Athletes and a whole lot of fun!!

Thank you to all our sponsors and local businesses who donated gift certificates and baskets! We raised $676 just during this event, taking us to 5 place nationally out of 60 teams. Our total $2441 going toward helping homeless kids.

CHECK OUT ALL THE PHOTOS - https://www.facebook.com/CrossFitBeyond

 

 

End of Summer Bash this Saturday!

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Immediately following our Kettlebells for Kids fundraiser this Saturday, August 29th, we will be hosting our End of Summer Bash for all of our CrossFit Beyond members! Family, friends, and pets welcome! This will be a pot luck party! We will supply the chicken, but bring a food item or beverage of your own to share! Don't miss out as we celebrate all of our summer accomplishments...from participating in competitions, and having kids summer camps, to raising money for homeless children, to completing the strict pull up challenge, and everything in between! It has been a successful summer at CFB!!

Kettlebells 4 Kids is Less Than 2 weeks Away!!

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The Kettlebells 4 Kids WOD has been released! Keep fundraising! We are less than two weeks away from our event!

Reminders: The WOD is scaleable for both children and non-crossfitters, so don't let that deter you from signing up!

If you are not creating a fundraising page, a $10 donation is required in order to participate-this can be donated on our CrossFit Beyond Fundraising page and please leave us a comment that you will be participating so that we can get a total count of participants.

Donate to our fundraising page here: https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=51953

We are still looking for auction items-If you would like to donate one or know someone that would, please contact us!

We are also looking for more vendors... we have just added Body Wraps with Betty to our lineup!
check it out here:  bodywrapswithbetty.itworks.com


She carries  an amazing skin care line, as well as wonderful whole food & plant based supplements. She also carries Energy which is an all natural fruit and vitamin based energy drink, that taste like pear champagne. Vegetable protein based protein shakes, and of course our great body conturing wraps.   90% of her all natural products are vegetable based, so a nice change to products out there. She also carries ‘Greens” which is a healthy option to detoxify your body.  The Greens are full of nutrients, fiber, probiotics and antioxidants.


Join us the weekend before  on the 22nd for our kickoff event with a night out for this great cause!



WE WILL ALSO HAVE OUR END OF SUMMER BASH ON THE 29TH AFTER THE EVENT-BRING A FOOD ITEM OR BEVERAGE TO SHARE :)




***********************Below is a more detailed breakdown of our event:********************************

Register, fundraise, collect auction donations, and stay for an end of summer bash afterparty!!

**SAVE THE DATE- Saturday August 29th CrossFit Beyond is partnering up with the Kettlebells4kids organization to raise money for homeless children in New York State!

This is a HUGE fundraising event and WOD!

Registration is at 9:30am

Event begins at 10:00am

Friends, family, and dogs welcome!

**REGISTER-Register and create your own page at  http://www.kettlebells4kids.org/

**FUNDRAISE-Donate to our CrossFit Beyond Fundraising page or create your own fundraising page. Donate a minimum $10.oo in order to participate. $50 or more will get you a FREE event t-shirt, and prizes also will be given for top fundraising individuals and affiliates.

Donate to our fundraising page here: https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=51953

**Auction Donations-We need raffles prizes! If you or someone you know would be willing to donate a prize for our raffle please let us know. Anything from gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.

**Afterparty-Raise money and workout for an amazing cause and then hang out afterwords for our ANNUAL END OF SUMMER BASH!! Bring a dish or beverage to share! This will be a fun celebration of our hardwork and accomplishments in the past year!

 

**What exactly is Kettlebells4kids?

kettlebells4kids is a non-profit awareness and fundraising campaign created to help the 2.5 MILLION homeless children in our country.

If you are a CrossFitter, you believe that we can improve our community one person at a time. It starts with improving ourselves and then it becomes about helping others improve themselves. It is about Support. Motivation. Encouragement.

These are also things homeless children and their families need – someone who says “Hey, how can I help you? I know you can do this!”

Together, we can become Champions for homeless children.

Check out their website here: http://www.kettlebells4kids.org/

**How your dollar helps...

Our goal at kettlebells4kids is to raise $2.5 million dollars to represent the 2.5 million children in our country without a home.

Money raised in your state, stays in your state! Individual donations made in each of the 50 states will support programs that help homeless children in those respective states.

kettlebells4kids has identified partners who currently work with homeless children in 40 of the 50 states, and we are currently assessing other programs in the remaining 10 states to support. Our current partners:

**How the Community can help...

1. Donate to our CrossFit Beyond Fundraising page or create your own fundraising page. Donate a minimum $10.oo in order to participate. $50 or more will get you a FREE event t-shirt, and prizes also will be given for top fundraising individuals and affiliates.

Donate to our fundraising page here: https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=51953

2. We need raffles prizes! If you or someone you know would be willing to donate a prize for our raffle please let us know. Anything from gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.

3. We want vendors and information booths. If you know of any companies or businesses that may want to attend our event, please let us know.

Stay tuned for more details on this event!

Please contact Mo Haskins at motierhaskins@gmail.com or Adrienne Haase at Adgejt728@aol.com with any questions, event donations, etc.

August Strict Pull-up Challenge!!


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As a way to really focus and work on our upper body strength, CrossFit Beyond is having a strict pull-up challenge for the month of November! Members are required to do 100 STRICT  pull-ups in 31 days!!

Scaling options are of course available for everyone- whether you can't do a strict pull up (yet) or you can do 100 in ten minutes, challenge yourself and have fun with it! Here are the scaling options and directions:

SCALING:

1. No Bands allowed :) If you are unable to do a strict pull-up, do body rows instead (They are a progression to pull ups and just as challenging!)

2. If you can already do strict pull ups easily, GO HIGHER!! Try weighted strict pull-ups or weighted chest to bar strict pull ups!

DIRECTIONS:

1. Find your name on the  huge wall chart

2. Everyday that you come into CrossFit Beyond, try to do a few strict pull-ups when you have time (Before class, after class, during open gym)

3. Shade in the number of strict pull-ups that you complete each day

4. Remember-you have 31 days to get 100!

 

Good luck everyone!!