Halloween

All Hallow’s Eve is here! Who is coming to class in costume? Workout:

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Bucket List

The muscle up is definitely one of the top CrossFit bucket list items. What are yours? Workout:

Balancing Act

  Strong men and women quail at the thought of sled pushes and sprints. Sleds are killer tools for the development of strength, power, speed, endurance, stamina, and balance? Lauren C finds a new use for the dreaded sled. Workout:

What It Takes

writing expository essays What It Takes; Potential maximized through unparalleled work ethic, great support team and high level coaching.    Recently, after heading to dinner right after class, I returned to CrossFit West after hours (about 9:00 pm) to get my car.  As I drove up to the gym, I saw this; Matt Z, alone in the gym, staring into …

Benefits

I received an email from a CrossFit West Santa Cruz member who was kind enough to let me know how much she had enjoyed a recent post of mine. Included in the email was the following: Such a great post. Got me thinking how Crossfit not only has made me stronger and fitter but also got me through some hard …

Decisions You Don’t Have To Make

Yesterday I was listening to an interesting show on NPR (This American Life) about superheroes and superpowers. The question was posed whether one would rather have the power of invisibility or the power of flight. You could only have one, not both. This got me thinking about CrossFit (doesn’t take much) and how there aren’t these cut and dry, either/or, …

Making Athletes Better

CrossFit West Santa Cruz and its athletes have had quite a month. It started with Claudia Tebay shaving 15 minutes off her Olympic distance triathlon. That’s a PR! The next weekend, Leah Lutz set a national and multiple state records on her way to winning her inaugural powerlifting meet. Next came the Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup with multiple snatch and clean&jerk …

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Shirt Sale

I was at our screen printer and graphic design shop yesterday and the new logos and shirts are looking good. Everything we have coming is brand new, completely new designs. All the old CrossFit West Santa Cruz designs are being officially retired. We still have some of the old shirts and hoodies on sale–$5 and $15 respectively (although I can …

Letting Beauty Speak Up Itself

  One of my favorite videos to recently come out of the hard working CrossFit Media. A special note of congratulations to CrossFit West member Jon Gilbert. Great work, Jon. Workout:

Yeah Kaitie!

A huge congratulations to Kaitie Korver on her first muscle up today. Great work Kaitie! Workout:

A Great Day

The morning of the 5th Annual Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup dawned cold and foggy, but it soon heated up with great performances and great community. CrossFit West Santa Cruz fielded a record nine teams, nearly a quarter of the gym’s membership. For a competition that is all about fun, participation, and community, this stands as a huge testament to the …

Competing? Things To Consider…

This is a big weekend!  The Annual Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup, hosted by CrossFit 831 this year, is going off this Sunday!  While there will be many seasoned veteran athletes competing this weekend, there will also be many athletes competing for the very first time.  I know as it is getting closer, you may be getting a bit of that …

Heat Schedule

Teams must be on deck and ready to go in the staging area absolutely no later than 10 minutes before their heat. Just in case it is not a given, Open Gym this Sunday is canceled due to the Affiliate Cup. Come support your gym and cheer on your gym mates. The whole day is going to be a blast. …

Additional Affiliate Cup Info

More information about the Affiliate Cup–including Event Clarifications, Parking and Setup info, and Check In info–has been added to the 2013 Affiliate Cup page. It is highly recommended that all athletes and volunteers check out this information. Team registration begins at 7am and the first Event begins at 8am with Heat 1 (and Team 1) check in at 7:45am. The heat …