Do you need to be more flexible? Flexiblility is possibly our biggest use-it-or-lose-it attribute. Does lack of mobility hamper you in any way? Lot’s of people are on strength, or running or muscle up, program. Why aren’t you on a flexibility program? Talk to a coach about getting your mobility up.

Rich and Camille Take Gold

It was the closest CrossFit Games in years, especially in the Men’s and the Teams’ divisions. Rich Froning came from behind (he wasn’t even in the final heat for most of Saturday) to clinch his 4th win in as many years. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet took home her first championship. My favorite event was the speed clean ladder. I am continually stunned …


A big congratulations to Alex M on his smoking 1:18 Grace today. He didn’t put the bar down once and never seemed to slow down. I think the only way for him to go faster in the future is to shrink down from 6’5″. That bar moved a long way very fast today. Coach Kayla also went sub two with 1:51.

Zip Line In the Redwoods!

Summer Sports Series 4 – Zip Line Ziplining with Mount Hermon Canopy Tours Saturday, August 9.We have reserved 16 spaces, 8 for 10 AM and 8 for 10:30 AM, and we can always add more, but we must know in advance. Please RSVP by this Friday, July 25, to [email protected]/[email protected] Cost is $50 per person.

The Games Cometh

The CrossFit Games start next week with the Masters competition on Tuesday. The individuals start on Wednesday. All the action can be seen online. Click here for the viewing info.

Affiliate Cup 2014

We are happy to announce that the 2014 Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup will be on Sunday, October 19th, at CrossFit West. More details to come, of course, but save the date. We will need a boatload of volunteers, so if you aren’t planning on competing, please plan on volunteering. The Affiliate Cup is always one of the highlights of the …

Yeah Joanna

A while ago, Joanna set her sights on a bar muscle up. After every class, she worked on her pullup strength and the muscle up with a band. She was determined. And it paid off. Joanna is the proud new owner of a brand spanking new bar muscle up. She worked hard for it and she got it. Congratulations Joanna.

Kayla’s Costco Favorites part 3

Part 3 (of 3): Fats/ Miscellaneous A delicous meal isn’t complete without cooking fats and spices, and a day isn’t complete without snacks! Costco has got your back when it comes to baking your favorite gluten-free recipe, making your daily cup of bulletproof coffee, keeping up on your daily probiotic intake, and providing you with multiple cooking fat choices. I …

Archery Field Trip

Summer Sports Series 3 – Accuracy Archery at Santa Cruz Archers is this Sunday July 20 at 10 am.    Cost is $20 per archer. Please sign a waiver and RSVP by July 16. Click HERE to sign the waiver  Accuracy is one of our general physical skills. Let’s do this! Directions to the Range

To Weight Belt or Not To Weight Belt

A great post from CrossFit Watsonville coach Connie K. Thanks for the insight, Connie. Let’s talk about the weight belt.  Why do athletes wear belts?  How do they work?  Should you use one? Lifting belts are definitely a personal preference.  If you ask any lifter why he or she wear one you will most likely get a different answer from …

Kayla’s Costco Favorites part 2

Costco Run! Part 2 (of 3): Carbs ‘Tis the season for fresh produce! Not only does Costco keep stepping up their game with a wider variety of fruits and vegetables, but it seems to keep a long time (which is what you want if you are buying in bulk). The other benefit to buying your fruits and veggies in bulk …