Thanksgiving!!

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We will be closed for Thanksgiving Day and will re-open on Friday at 6am for regular classes!

Some of our members will be participating in the Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Anyone interested in participating can sign up on the whiteboard and we will coordinate meet up spots and/or car pool options for the race.

Check out all of the race details in the link below:

http://www.troyturkeytrot.com/

From all of the staff at CrossFit Beyond, we wish you all a very enjoyable Thanksgiving Day!

Spotlight Athlete-Amanda!!


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This week's Spotlight Athlete is Amanda! Amanda joined CrossFit Beyond, just over a year ago! Amanda has accomplished some amazing feats in the past year and has become a much stronger athlete since joining CrossFit. Read on to learn about Amanda's inspiring story!


When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

 I just hit my one year anniversary of CF last week! I had my on-ramp last November at CrossFit Beyond. I started becoming more consistently active and running in summer 2013 in preparation for my first spartan race. After I finished my second race that summer, I was looking for a gym and for something that would make me a stronger runner and overall athlete. One of my friends I raced with lived in Albany at the time and suggested I look into CrossFit.


What fitness activities were you doing before? 

Prior to CrossFit I was running alot, swimming, going to zumba and biking with my dad!


What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?

While I have gotten better at Crossfit, this past summer I really did see how CrossFit has made me a stronger athlete. I started running Obstacle Course Races not just for fun but for time and placed within my age group and qualified for the OCR World Championships. In the past year, I've also run a Ragnar Relay Race, skated in a 5K Nordic Skate and completed an eight day kayaking trip from Albany to NYC. These are all accomplishments that a I would have never of even signed up for a year ago. I have definitely become an all around stronger athlete, which has translated into my increased endurance and being a stronger runner.





What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond? 

I can say that without a doubt that I have been happier than I have ever been. At Beyond I haven't just found workout buddies but I have found people who are just as invested in fitness and health as I am. The types of people that are at Beyond are the types of people that I want to keep in my life forever.


What is your favorite CF exercise?

My favorite CF exercise is definitely hand stand push-ups.


Your least favorite?

Wall balls. There is no making them better.


What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

 I am proud of the fact that I participated in my first CF competition!


What CF goal are you working towards?

Currently I am working on getting Toes to Bars and Pull-ups!

Movember Event this Saturday @ CF Aevitas!

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CrossFit Aevitas is working with the Movember foundation to raise funds that will help aid research and development for several areas of men’s health.  The Movember foundation contributes to Prostate and Testicular cancer, Mental Health, and Physical Activity initiatives globally.  To read more about the foundation, visit the Movember website

Movember Row-A-Thon Saturday, November 21st

Show your spirit and teamwork by signing up a team for this year’s Movember Row-A-Thon at CrossFit Aevitas on Saturday, November 21st!  Here’s what you need to do:

  • Get together with (up to) three other athletes and create a team. Register your team HERE (see below for detailed instructions)

  • Use your team’s custom page to raise funds through one-time donations or pledges. You can also ask local businesses to donate by sponsoring your rower at the event

  • Bring your team to CrossFit Aevitas on November 21st and row, row, row!


The actual event will start at 10AM and end around 12PM (so no, you don’t have to row all day…) Prizes will be awarded based on both meters rowed by your team AND funds raised – so get started on the fundraising effort now!

After the Row-A-Thon event, stay at Aevitas for a Health & Wellness Fair with local vendors providing sample goods, food, and raffle prizes!  All proceeds from the Health Fair will also go towards the Movember initiative.

 

Registration Step-by-step:

  1. Team Captain: go to Movember.com and click “Sign Up” in the top right corner

  2. Fill out information to create a profile

  3. In your profile page, click on the “Team” tab, then “Start a Team” – create a team name and send it to your teammates!

  4. In your profile page, click on the “Network” tab, and search for “CrossFit Aevitas” to find our Network – add your team to our network!

  5. Non-Captains: follow steps 1 & 2 to register, then add yourself to the team by clicking on the “Team” tab in your profile and then “Join a Team”

  6. Use your Fundraising URL on your profile page to send to friends, family, etc. and raise funds!

  7. Don’t forget to contact your favorite local businesses to see if you can get a big sponsorship or donation to the cause!


 

NINE PIN PRESSING PARTY-Saturday, November 14th @ 11:00am

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NINE PIN PRESSING PARTY-Saturday, November 14th @ 11:00am

Anything that can be pressed.....will be pressed!

In celebration of NY Cider Week, Nine Pin Cider will host its 2nd annual PRESSING PARTY. Join the Nine Pin crew as they once again press over 87 varieties of apples into one "MONSTER" cider blend. This year's party will also feature the release of the 2014 vintage of The Cider Monster!

Last year, we only pressed apples. This year, LOTS more will be pressed! Nine Pin's PRESSING PARTY will include a panini press by Sweet Mama Mia, french pressed coffee from Hudson River Coffee House, a t-shirt screen print press from Troy Cloth & Paper, a juice press sampling from All Good Things, and an APPLE JUG BENCH PRESS competition sponsored by North Albany's CrossFit Beyond gym. Winner of the bench press competition (both men and women) will receive a Nine Pin gift basket and a 1 month free membership to Cross Fit Beyond.

Also, live music from The 2 Scrubs and others. Join us as we press 87+ varieties of apples into the 2015 cider monster and celebrate all things pressed. All General Admission tickets include a complimentary glass of cider. Apple Jug Bench Press competition entry is $5.00 at the party and panini, coffee, t-shirt, and juice all available for purchase at the event.

For purchasing discounted pre sale tickets (GA and DD) please visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nine-pin-ciders-2nd-annual-pressing-party-tickets-19117863043?aff=es2

Tickets at the door are $15

**They are looking for Volunteers for this event, if you would like to Volunteer let us know** Volunteers get into the event for FREE.