Team In Action

buy an essay Don’t forget; this Saturday from 11:00-12:30 at CrossFit West, Silver Medalist, Ian Droze, back from his months of training at the US Olympic Training Center, will be teaching a class on the Clean-&-Jerk.  Price is $25 for CrossFit West members and $30 for non CrossFit West members.  Ian is an exceptional Weightlifter and coach.  I highly recommend …

Prognostication

Sometimes a person walks in the door and you can just tell that he or she has got it. Sure, they are rough and lacking some of the technical skills…hell, they are beginners, but you can see that they have that glint in their eye, that balance to their walk, that togetherness in their movements. And you just know that …

Chalk Overkill

    The gym the day after Murph looked like the aftermath of a rave with free glitter. Chalk was everywhere. Ground in by sweat and footsteps. Broken chunks littered about, partially stepped on. So many lines of 4 with a fifth drawn diagonally through that one would think it was a pre-school on learning to count day. Really, is …

Regional Recap

  The CrossFit West Santa Cruz team finished the 2013 NorCal Regional in 6th place (out of 30 teams). The first day was a little rocky and ended with the team in 11th place, but the team fought back over the next two days and capped the competition with a 3rd place finish in the final event, which resulted in …

Regional and Holiday Schedule + Shirt Sale

The CrossFit West Santa Cruz hours for Regional weekend and Memorial Day are: Fri 5/24: Open Gym 9am-12pm Sat 5/25: Open Gym 9am-12pm Sun 5/26: Open Gym – 10am-1pm Mon 5/27: 6am, 7am, 9am, 10am, 12pm Classes (no evening) T-shirt Sale–all CFWSC shirts (except the compass logo) shirts are on sale through Monday.  1 for $15 2 for $25 3 for $30 Fleece lined hoodies for just $20 …

Big Monday

Some times all the stars align or something and classes all day are huge. Today’s noon class was a perfect example with some 25 people in it. It was like a Saturday class all day. I love the big classes, and it was perfect as we were all going for clean and jerk 1RMs. The energy, the support, the fun, …

Regional Weekend #1 Finished

The first Regional weekend is in the bag, with Europe, North East, South East, and SoCal regions hitting it this weekend. Our region, NorCal, is up next weekend. Are you going? Workout:

Let The Good Times Bowl

Bowling Balls for Mobility Work Six months ago, I had an idea; …”I bet a Bowling Ball would work GREAT for foam-rolling!”  And so I acquired an old bowling ball from my uncle, cleaned it up, brought it in, and started testing it out.  Slowly, so did other athletes here at CrossFit West.  It turns out, a bowling ball works …

Community

In my opinion, the greatest thing about CrossFit is the community. CrossFit has found a way to bring people together in a way like nothing else has. Where else in life can you go and find people you don’t know very well or who maybe you’ve never even actually spoken too and have them be present to your physical suffering while screaming and yelling …

Ya Gotta Have Goals

Everyone does CrossFit for a reason. You don’t come to something as hard as a CrossFit class day in and day out without having a reason. Some people start with very specific goals–lose X pounds of weight, be a starter on their college team next year, beat their brother who trains at a gym in another town (beat them at …

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CrossFit West Puppies

  The CrossFit West team is hitting it hard in preparations for  Regionals. And they are ready. But one thing still needs to be done. The CrossFit West dogs–Mowgli, Joko, and Arrow–need a home for Regional weekend. The NorCal Regional is Memorial Day weekend. If you can watch any of these great pups any part of Thursday the 23rd through Sunday …

New Skills

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CrossFit West to Open in Watsonville!

  CrossFit West is very proud and excited to announce the opening of our new gym in Watsonville. Set for a July 1st opening, this  will be the first and only CrossFit gym in Watsonville and south Santa Cruz County. The facility is 3,300 square feet of sweat, love, and salvation located at 57 Hangar Way. There are many things …

Visitors

We love visitors, and there have been some pretty cool visitors hitting up CrossFit West Santa Cruz lately–top NorCal athletes, Games competitors, and Masters champions. Watching the intensity with which these competitors train is always an inspiring experience. Workout: