WORKOUT OF THE DAYNEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS MEMBERSHIPS SCHEDULE
Guys a week from today CrossFit HQ will be announcing the first event of the 2014 Games season. If you haven’t done so already, go sign up and register for the open.
Look out for an email from us explaining how we will run the open here and how you can get your scores validated.
As of right now (4am) we will be holding a normal schedule. The roads are icy and its starting to snow again but I (Joe) am heading in now.
That being said please use extreme caution when heading to the box, but most importantly bring a change of sneakers.
Coach Darth Vader isn’t to happy about the weather.
P.S Happy Valentines Day.
Two Words…Jeff Schmidt.
The man, the myth, the legend.
Jeff is one of our “OG” members and he has been hitting it hard ever since we opened. Jeff is a prime example of what hard work can do. December really was a big month for Jeff finally being able to string together butterfly pull ups and handstand push ups.
He’s now taking on our January Nutrition Challenge full force, when he’s not sneaking in bags of M&M’s behind his wife’s back.
You can find Jeff in our last class of the day during the week and usually Saturday mornings. (you can now stalk him thanks to us)
Lets play a game. Spot Jeff in class.
First bar muscle up.
FOUNDATIONS CLASS STARTS
MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH
Don’t let another year go by wishing you had done something to improve yourself!!
CALL CROSSFIT PORT WASHINGTON TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. SPACE IS LIMITED!
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Kettlebell Kitchen- your go to for Paleo & Zone nutrition! Food for Crossfitters by Crossfitters, Kettlebell Kitchen is an easy & convenient way to get locally sourced, fresh meals, delivered right to the box. We’ve tasted the food ourselves, and we think it’s great!
They will make their first delivery to our box on Jan. 13th (and every Monday & Thursday thereafter). The order cutoffs are:
-Wednesday evening by midnight for Monday delivery
-Saturday evening by midnight for Thursday delivery
The complete menu, along with ingredient lists and nutrition facts can be found here:
Happy Eating everyone.
This Saturday KettleBell Kitchen will be having a food sampling at the box.
Saturday December 21,2013 from 8:30am-10am.
Come by for your regular WOD and then grab some samples.
We will be having a two-part Holiday Event on Thursday, December 12th.
The first part will start at the box at 6:30 pm. A gang of amazing CrossFitters from NYC will be coming to do “Murph” at the box. Come down and check out these awesome athletes. It really is a site not to be missed and it would be great to get a crowd to cheer them on. Jump in and WOD with them if you like!!! After that we will head to Louie’s for some drinks. We plan to get to Louie’s around 7:30 pm. It’s going to be an awesome night.
We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children age 0-5. These toys will be given to the Parent Resource Center in Port Washington and they will distribute them to families in their Outreach Program. We will deliver the toys on Friday, December 15th. I have attached a link to the Parent Resource Center.
We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night.
**Because of the Holiday Party we will not be holding evening classes on Thursday, December 12th**
Jonas “The Russian Bull” Sokolof is a staple of the 5am class here. Day in and day out the man throws down and throws down hard. His hatred for any sort of dance music and love for hard rock are noticeable right away when on any given day you can see him rocking a Soundgarden or Metallica t-shirt. I’ve been coaching Jonas for a year now and I’d like to not only show his transformation off but to express to him and everyone else how proud we are of all their handwork and progress. Jonas, we salute you.
Starting weight- 225 lbs
Current weight: 195 lbs
Previous pants waist size -36-38
Current pants waist size-33-34
Pull ups before CrossFit- 0
Current max unbroken strict pull ups- 12
Max push ups before CrossFit- 10
Current max push ups unbroken- 60
Max Deadlift- 405 lbs
Max Back Squat- 325 lbs
Words from Jonas himself…
"I played sports all throughout high school including football, basketball, and lacrosse. Physical fitness was something I had excelled in starting at a very young age. I seemed to have a knack for sports throughout my youth. This all changed when I began my college career. As a premed student, I divided my time between marathon study session in the campus library and binge drinking. I also took up the disgusting self-destructive habit of cigarette smoking. College is also when I stopped exercising all together, gave up playing sports, and spent more time hanging around with non-athletic types. In medical school and then residency, time became even scarcer. Stress and sleep deprivation predominated during this time of my life while fitness continued to take a back seat. It wasn’t until my current work with cancer patients that it finally became clear to me how powerful the body’s innate ability to heal itself actually is. I became determined "walk the walk" so to speak. I needed to set a good example for the cancer survivors I was trying to help. A good friend of mine who is an FBI agent told me about CrossFit. All of his Quantico buddies were into this fairly new fitness craze that prepared them for real life physically demanding situations. It sounded like the kick in the ass I needed. I signed up at my local box, completed the foundations course, and the rest is history.
Now what was once a curiosity has become an obsession. I train at 5 AM every morning and have been doing so for the past year. I have the sense of being back in high school during football training camp. Everything is goal directed and never the same. My body is starting to wake up and do things it hasn’t done for over 20 years. I am always wondering what coach Joe Arias is going to throw at me next. Sometimes at 5:30AM, the sun has not yet come up, coach Joe is reviewing the proper technique for a power snatch and then it hits me; the feeling that I am getting stronger every day, my youth restored with every WOD. “