Guns and a Princess on Instagram

CrossFit West Santa Cruz charger Georgia H was recently featured on CrossFit HQ’s Instagram account. The photo garnered some 5,000 ‘likes’ and the dozens of comments seemed to be equally split between admiration for Georgia’s arms (one woman called them her “goal arms”) and exclamations of “Disney Princess”. Something fun is always going on at West. Workout:

All Kinds

personal narrative essay There was all kinds of Rope-Climbs being done during Tuesday’s Strength/Skill work as athletes challenged themselves in different ways with weighted, no-legs, L-Sit, (even weighted-no-legs-L-Sit), new techniques, for time, etc. Great work everyone! Reminder: CrossFit Watsonville open this Monday, July 1’st! Please come check us out, say hello, get in a workout, hang out and join the …

Scaling Up

JP banging out L-Sit rope climbs. Workout:


  Elizabeth M takes to the air. Workout:

Up and Over

Reminder: Tonight’s class schedule is 4:30 ONLY. The 5:30 and 6:30 classes are canceled for a joint CrossFit Longevity/Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce event.  Workout:


Reminder: This Wednesday night’s class schedule is 4:30 ONLY. The 5:30 and 6:30 classes are canceled. Workout:

Wednesday Evening Schedule

Due to a Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce event, CrossFit West Santa Cruz will only hold a 4:30 class this Wednesday evening, the 26th. The 5:30 and 6:30pm classes are canceled for that day only, the regular class schedule will resume the next day. Elements classes will be held as normally scheduled. Workout:

The Floggings Will (No Longer) Continue!

term paper writing service We’ve written numerous posts in the past about Jump-Ropes here on the CrossFit West Blog.  In my last such related post on Replacement Cables, I mentioned how the RMP SpeedRope, one of the coolest new Jump-Ropes to hit the market, had a rather stiff cable that tangled easily. While at the NorCal Regionals this year, I …


Nick Doan, a member of the Santa Cruz CrossFit community via CrossFit 831, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. CrossFit 831 is holding a fundraiser, CrossFit competition, and BBQ in support this Sunday, the 23rd. The first comp is an all levels CrossFit WOD at 10, and then the benchmark workout Grace (one of my two favorites) at 11. Twenty …


The muscle up is one of the most coveted movements in CrossFit. Everyone wants to get a muscle up. And with good reason. Muscle ups are just plain cool. Cliff joined CrossFit West Santa Cruz years ago because he learned a muscle up in five minutes in his free trial class after attempting them for a year on his own. …

Graduation Day

UCSC’s graduation is a bitterweet experience for CrossFit West Santa Cruz. Suddenly people who you have seen regularly–trained next to, coached, laughed and sweated with–for a couple of years are gone. Gone back home, gone to the next step in their lives. They were in Santa Cruz for school and school is over, finished, graduated. And thus the bittersweet. We …

Push Through

Announcement: this Sunday, June 16, is the 2nd and final CrossFit Watsonville work day! Last week we all had a blast and got a lot done – come back! 🙂 This Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM – we’ll provide food and drink and free CF Watsonville T-shirt for those that spend a good part of the day. We really …

Schools out!

School is out!!! Which mean kids are ready for some CrossFit! It’s been a lot of fun having some new faces in the gym lately. These awesome kids are sure lucky to be doing what we do at such a young age.

More Comps

Another big competition just came to my attention. A couple different divisions, teams and individuals. It’s in San Jose on the weekend of the 29th. Check it out here if you are interested. Workout:

Bumper Stacks

CrossFit West Santa Cruz has a lot of bumpers. Thousands of pounds. When a lot of people lift heavy often, you need a lot of weight on hand. But those bumpers have a tendency to migrate and kind of take over the front of the gym. Thankfully PJ came up with a nice little guide to the bumper stacks which …

Thank You

You know, this weekend was a killer example of CrossFit West community. A bunch of CrossFit West Santa Cruz members converged on the site of the our sister gym, the future CrossFit Watsonville (opening July 1st!), to help tape, paint, clean, nail, run errands, mop, build, and basically be life savers. And the incredible part of it, none of the …

Team 7

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