Happy New Year!

  My first martial arts teacher placed a lot of importance on New Year’s day.  He claimed that the first day of the year sets the tone for the entire year.  Whatever you want from that year, you should do on day 1. If you want to make strength gains, lift heavy on one one; if you want to surf …

2014 Get Fit Challenge

Ready to hit the new year hard? Too much bad food and too little working out over the holidays got you feeling like an Oompa Lumpa? We hear you and we have the perfect solution. The 2014 Get Fit Challenge! The Get Fit Challenge is an 8-week nutrition and training contest open to any member. There is just a $10 …

Get After It!

Two days left in 2013. Hit it hard to finish the year off right and hit it hard to start the new year off with a bang. Workout:

Elbows Up

There will be a special 6am class on Friday. All other classes will be held according to the Holiday Schedule. Workout:

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  

Happy Birthday Chris!

Happy Birthday to CrossFit West Santa Cruz’s favorite ginger. No no, I’m not talking about Nate, or Joko, or Molly, or Lisbeth, or Emmett. I guess the “favorite” part might have confused everyone. No, please join me in wishing a huge Happy Birthday to CFWSC’s coach Chris Morse. Happy Birthday Chris. We love you, buddy. Workout:

Holiday Schedule

CrossFit West will be holding limited hours over the holidays. Our great trainers work hard and they deserve some holiday cheer. Be sure to end the last week of 2013 with good times, hard training, and loved ones. HOLIDAY SCHEDULES: -Tues 12/24: 6am, 7am, 9am & 10am Classes ONLY -Wed 12/25: CLOSED -12/26 – 12/30: 6am, 7am, 6:30pm Classes Canceled (all …


Azog and Elizabeth update: Elizabeth’s older sister told me today that Elizabeth got scared watching the movie ET, but when she was watching Azog bash off heads in The Hobbit, she murmured admiringly, “He’s so fit.” Workout:

Azog and Elizabeth

Took the kids to see The Hobbit 2. Elizabeth was very impressed with Azog, and turned to me during the movie to whisper, “That guy would be totally awesome at CrossFit.” I think this is about as awesome as it gets. For those of you who don’t know her, Elizabeth hangs out at the gym regularly while her mother trains. …

Fight Club

    The next Fight Club at CrossFit West Santa Cruz is Saturday, January 18th, at 11am. Click here for the rules and check out the info below. Next Fight Club: Saturday Jan 18, 2013 -11am @ CrossFit West *Restrictions/Rules for 1/18/14: -COUPLES EVENT – 1 male & 1 female – show up with your partner -Open to all levels (Rx’d & Open divisions) …

This Is Not Goodbye

how to cure hidradenitis suppurativa This Is Not Goodbye First off, I just want to say, “THANK YOU!”  Thank you to all the members of the CrossFit West Santa Cruz and CrossFit Watsonville community.  You have no idea how happy I was to have the opportunity to Coach you and personally get to know you.  It’s hard to accurately put …


Lots of big back squat PRs today. And by lots, I mean about 70% of the people in class today. It was an exciting day to be a part of. The back squat is the cornerstone of most training programs and it is so gratifying to see everyone’s hard work pay off. Great work everyone. Workout:


A couple big 1 Rep Maxes this week. This week marks the culmination of our latest progression and we are hitting 1 RMs in the power clean and back squat. Get after it! Due to the holidays, we will not start any new progressions after this week until the first of the year. Good luck! A big Happy Birthday to …

Fashion Inspiration

Everyone has specific clothes that inspire them to new heights. What are your ‘lucky’ clothes? Workout: