The camera is a fickle beast. Sometimes it catches you looking like a stud while scaling up a run with a med ball, a kid, and a stroller. Other times it catches you elbows down and forward on your toes in the X-man stance while power cleaning a low percentage of your bodyweight. CrossFit West regional team member Rich …


Reminder: CrossFit Games tickets go on sale at 10am. Get online early.

Fight Club

The next CrossFit West Fight Club is Wednesday, May 14th, starting promptly at 7:30pm. This Fight Club is individual and no special equipment is needed. Please come early to register and warm up. Come get your Fight Club on. Anyone, regardless of gym affiliation, fitness level, and experience, is welcome. Cash and glory goes to the winners.

New Week

Monday is dreaded by a lot of people, but not me. A new week is a chance to do more, to be better than the week before. A chance to train harder, have more fun, get more done. It’s ripe with possibility and potential. Seize it.

Games Tickets

Tickets for the 2014 CrossFit Games in LA the end of July go on sale Wednesday the 30th at 10am. Tickets last year went faster than for a Justin Bieber concert (the main difference being Cliff didn’t get a ticket for the Games), so get online early with a fast connection. Before the Games, however, are the Regional comps and …



Summer Sports Series

Summer is right around the bend and we want to get started with ideas for the 2014 Summer Sports Series. In the past, we have had mountain biking, boxing, surfing/beach day, bowling, rock climbing, and weightlifting. Other ideas tossed around have been ocean swims, rowing at Lexington, and archery, among others. Please respond to Comments with your ideas and votes. …

Record Boards

The CrossFit West Santa Cruz record boards are seriously in need of some new PRs. The boards have been updated so that only current members are represented and they need new names, lifts, and times. In the future, be sure to write your PRs on the PR Board so they can be transferred to the record boards by a coach. …

Yoga Class

Hear ye, hear ye! Morgan Hunt, CrossFit West’s original mobility guru, is teaching a special yoga class this Sunday at West at 7pm. The class is designed to recharge your energy after the weekend and prep for the coming week. The cost is a mere $5 and it’s BYOYM–bring your own yoga mat or some equivalent. This is a great chance to …

PR’s All Day!!!!

Today was a great day for PR’s!! Many of you surprised yourselves with your 1RM Thruster and it was awesome to see. Keep up the hard work and I’m sure you will all get a visit from the PR fairy again very soon!


The Regional competitions of the 2014 CrossFit Games season are poised to begin. The NorCal Regionals are the last weekend of May. CrossFit West is sending a team, including four Regional veterans, and Brooke is competing as an individual. Brooke placed an awesome 7th in the Open and is entering Regionals seeded 5th! The top three men, women, and teams …

Iron Cross

  JP nails a full iron cross! Awesome work.

CrossFit Total Meet

A huge congratulations to Leah, Jeff, and AJ of CrossFit West and Watsonville for coaching and  competing in their first powerlifting event (Leah, of course, is a PL champion). The event was a CrossFit Total (back squat, press, deadlift) meet in Oakland. Some heavy numbers and/or PRs were lifted by all three. Great work guys. Way to enjoy your fitness …


A huge congratulations to CrossFit West sponsored fighter Chris B on a huge victory this last weekend. Chris so dominated and pounded his opponent that the opponent didn’t come out for the 3rd round, throwing in the towel and giving up the TKO. Chris improves his pro MMA record to 2-0. Great work Chris.

Coach Kayla Says CROCK-POT

What’s better than hiring your own personal chef to cook up food that is not only hot and ready once you walk in the door from work, but plentiful, and satiating? Two words, two syllables…CROCK-POT. Against All Grain ( is not only my favorite cook book, it also contains a recipe to one of my most favorite meals! PULLED BARBECUE …

Good Luck Chris

CrossFit West sponsored MMA fighter Chris B looks to extend his pro record to 2-0 this  Saturday with a victory in his second pro MMA fight. Please join me in wishing him the best of luck.