by Jason Hilliard
Happy New Year Everyone!
Over the past month, Brad and I have made some significant changes to our online presence. The new website was something that we worked on for quite some time, so we hope everyone enjoys the site. We then started thinking about putting together a little newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep everyone informed on happenings, upcoming events, deals, and relevant articles. The newsletter will always start with a little musing from one of our coaches. We hope you enjoy it!
So, what’s York Street CrossFit up to in 2014? Well, we’re glad you asked. First, due to the overwhelmingly positive response we received from all of you, we are working on another Intra-Gym Competition! The structure will be very similar to that of the October Intra-Gym Competition. We will have a Scaled division and RX division for both men and women. In addition, we are inviting another gym(s) to compete. The competition will be held February 15, 2014 and there will cash prizes for all those that make the podium. There will be a small entry fee, which will go to the winners of the Scaled and RX Division. Enrollment will begin soon and there will be limited spots, so make sure you sign up quickly. We will be posting specifics very soon, so get excited!
Second, CrossFit Season is upon us! The CrossFit Open starts in February 27, 2014. We would love to have as many of you as possible sign up for the Open. You can sign up at games.crossfit.com. The more that sign up, the more fun we all have! Registration opens on January 15, 2014. The CrossFit Open runs for 5 weeks. Every Friday starting on February 28th, we will be programming the CrossFit Open WOD for our regular classes, so you might as well sign up! All those that are competing may come in on Friday during our regular classes and complete the Open WOD for a score. Additionally, for those that are interested, we will be hosting CrossFit Open WOD heats every Saturday, starting March 1st at 10:30 am. If you are competing on Saturday you MUST sign up via Front Desk. This will allow the coaches to plan accordingly. If you do not sign up via Front Desk, you will not be allowed to compete on Saturday. The layout of the CrossFit Open heats will be the same as the Intra-Gym comp. If you aren’t competing on Saturday, we would love to have you come and cheer the competitors on! If you can’t complete the WOD either of those days, it will be up to you to coordinate with one of the YSCF coaches in order to complete the WOD and receive a score. If you are not a member of YSCF, you may still compete on Saturdays, but you must sign up through our website. On a side note, our Free CrossFit classes will be moved to 9 am starting March 1, 2014 through March 29, 2014 in order to accommodate the CrossFit Open.
Third, we will now be offering a CrossFit Kids Punch Card for children that are 7-11 years of age. The cost is $100 for a 10 Class Punch Card. The schedule will stay the same, 4:30 p.m. every Friday.
Last, we will be adding a new class to York Street CrossFit! This is something that no other CrossFit gym has available and we think our members are going to love it. It will be a great class to mix things up a bit. You may just see a glimpse of it for the Intra-Gym Comp, who knows….
There are a few other exciting things we are working on in 2014, so stay tuned!
Here’s to health, happiness, and a wonderful New Year!
Jason & Brad