Muscle-Up Achievement Unlocked

Kaitie K got her first Muscle-Up during week-1 of our current Muscle-Up progression practice. It was a long time coming and she worked hard to get it. Since that first time, however, she hadn’t been able to get another one. Well, just this week she did three at the end of class and can now pretty much do them anytime …

Happy Thanksgiving

Two of my favorite quotations that can relate to Thanksgiving. Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. …

Holiday Eating Strategy

Ah yes, my favorite holiday is here once again.  I just love Thanksgiving (pie!). CrossFit West Santa Cruz is pretty devout when it comes to the Paleolithic diet.  We may tweak it here and there, dairy for those who are trying to pack on a little muscle for example, but we certainly live by it.  We also live in the …

Day To Day

I thought about joining the Spanish National Gymnastics team and doing all this cool stuff as it just looks so fun, but honestly I just don’t have the time. -Thanksgiving Schedule: -Wed 11/27: NO EVENING CLASSES (Noon is last class of day) -Thu 11/28: 9am & 10am Classes ONLY -Fri 11/29: 9am, 10am, Noon Classes ONLY Workout:

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone who helped out at the Gym Beautification Day. A ton of work was accomplished and the gym is really looking good. Airdynes were fixed and rowers cleaned. All the walls were repainted. All the boxes were fixed up, painted, and the broken ones completely repaired. Benches were repaired and re-upholstered. All the barbells were …

Fight Night

The California State Amateur MMA Championships are happening this Saturday, the 23rd, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium downtown. Presented by Showdown in Surftown, there will be 9 championship bouts, with every weight class represented. There are also 5 undercard fights. CrossFIt West Santa Cruz sponsored fighter Chris Buron will be fighting in the 145# class. Coming off a great …

The Esoteric Attributes

In the Ten Attributes of Fitness as defined by CrossFit, there exists an unspoken hierarchy. At the top of this hierarchy is strength and power, stamina and endurance, maybe speed. Not only are these exoteric attributes readily measured and easily trained (look at the vast majority of workouts), but they are also visible. You can see them in a person–muscles …

Make Plans

Reminders: 1. New Class Times–Starting tomorrow morning, the 7am class is moving to 8am. There is no longer a T/Th 7am class. 2. Burn–this Tuesday, the 19th. Tickets are still available for the movie and party. It is a fun event and a great cause (and don’t worry, 100% of the proceeds go to the Detroit Fire Department, not Seadler). 3. …

Gym Beautification Day

A gym that sees as much hard work, and hard use, as ours needs a little TLC now and again. Let’s face it, an awful lot of unadulterated fitness goes down at CrossFit West Santa Cruz on a daily, hourly actually, basis, and the old girl needs a little love at times. Airdynes grind to a halt, boxes get a …

A Family Affair

(Sorry in advance; this one’s a little long.) The Johnston Family, We all know how much CrossFit brings people together.  The bonds it creates.  The friendships it forges.  The camaraderie it builds.  It is pretty amazing, really.  As much as I have seen amazing relationships be forged through CrossFit, I have also seen it strengthen the bonds of relationships already …

Burn

CrossFit is very proud to present Burn, a documentary about Detroit firefighters and the city itself. Los Angeles, a city of 4 million people, sees 11 structure fires per day. Compare that to Detroit, which has 713,000 residents and 30 structure fires a day. And the arson rate is one of the highest in the world. Burn follows the crew of Engine Company …

New Class Times

You asked and we are answering. Starting Tuesday the 19th and Thursday the 21st (that’s this next week), there will no longer be a T/Th 7am class. In its stead, there will be an 8am class. This change is due to both member requests and a lack of interest in the 7am class. To recap: starting next week, there will …

Deadlift

Some very big lifts in this video, culminating in Magnussen’s unreal 1,015 pound DL. Enjoy. Workout:

Veterans Day

Reminders: No evening classes today in honor of Veterans Day. Holiday Party–Saturday, December 7th; 7pm+; Margaritaville, Capitola Workout:

Veterans Day Hours

There will be no evening classes this Monday, the 11th, due to Veterans Day. All other classes will be held as usual. Enjoy the three day weekend. Workout:

Holiday Party!

CrossFit West Santa Cruz is very happy to announce the date of its 6th annual Holiday Party. The 2013 Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 7th,at Margaritaville in Capitola Village. We have rented out the entire place–restaurant, bar, dance floor, and deck–so instead of the Margaritaville “regular” crowd, it’ll be JUST US! The party will kick off at …