Saturday, August 29th…mark it on your calendar. Heather (mom) is hosting a CrossFit Moncton pool party. Members and significant others can show up any time after 1pm. For directions, ask Heather or Kevin at the gym.
Also, as a pre-fundraiser for the Fight Gone Bad 4 event, we’ll be hosting a Poker Night at CrossFit Moncton. Anyone is invited to come. Half of the earnings will be donated to the event, while the other half goes to the winner. The gym will be open at 8pm with game time at 8:30pm. We’re going to shoot for 3 games at $10 each. Come for one, two or all three games. No experience needed.
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
We arrived in Waterville, Maine at 11pm. It was a long, dark drive, but made it safely. We met up with the Halifax crew and followed them down. Looking forward to an awesome day of CrossFit from some of the best trainers on the East Coast!
Here’s a workout you can do at home while we’re away.
I’m taking a year off teaching. This is a large, and scary step, but I have a lot of great people supporting me. I’m hoping this will allow me to put more time and energy into the gym, making it a better place to come and train.
With that being said, Crossfit Moncton Prices will be going up on September 1st, 2009. If you’re a current member by the End of August, your membership price will stay the same for the rest of your time here at CrossFit Moncton, as long as you stay an active member. This is our way of saying thank you.
If you or someone you know is thinking about joining Crossfit Moncton, then get into Crossfit Moncton and lock in your price NOW!!!
As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
First off, thank you to all the volunteers! Without you, the event wouldn’t have been as seamless.
Thank you to all the CrossFitters that came out to support this first annual event! There were some amazing feats of performance that happened this weekend, and I’m glad to have been there to witness them. What was even more amazing was the amount of people that got their first muscle-ups, or were damn close, after the event!
Thanks to MegaWraps for proving delicious wraps. I’d love to hear any feedback from on the food.
A big thank you goes out all the spectators, who drove in from all over the Maritimes to cheer on their friends and family. I was in awe at the amount of support and encouragement that everyone gave.
And thank you to my mom for facing her fears and competing. She was extremely nervous and told me she didn’t want to disappoint me if she didn’t do well during the event. Seeing her cross the finish line brought tears to my eyes, and further reinforces the fact that if you believe you CAN, you WILL achieve! Thanks to everyone who supported her in her efforts.
Well, I believe the First Annual Atlantic Hopper Event went fairly well. There were a few things that could use improvement, and I welcome any comments or feedback that will help make this event bigger and better for next year.
Thank you all so much! I feel great to be part of the CrossFit Community!
Looks like the weather is going to cooperate with us today! Hoorah!
While you’re driving down Rideout St, look for the parking sign. When you register, you’ll need to fill out a waiver, pay your $10 and you’ll receive a food/beverage ticket and a door prize ticket. Show up early to avoid the line. Registration is from 9-9:45am.
Bring bug spray! It’s swampy and the mosquitos are BAD.
The first event is a 7.1km run through varied terrain including both asphalt and extremely steep hills off trail. The athlete’s time will be electronically determined by a chip given to the athlete prior to the race.
Event 2 – The Deadlift
Heaviest successful deadlift completed lifting one rep every 30sec. Each competitor will begin at the first barbell, which weighs 315lbs for men and 185lbs for women. Dropping is permitted. The athlete then has 10sec plus any portion of the 20sec remaining to set up at the next bar, which is 10lbs heavier than the previous (so the second bar weighs 325/195). Athletes continue moving to progressively heavier bars until they fail. The athletes are ranked according to the heaviest successful weight lifted before failing.
Event 3 – The Sandbag Hill Sprint
The men will pick up two 35lb sandbags (loosely packed) and sprint approximately 170m uphill. The sandbags begin flat on the ground. The sprint is steep in places, with approximately 100′ in elevation gain over the 170m course. Women carry one 35lb sandbag for the same course.
Event 4 – Row / Hammer Stake
Hammer a 4′ metal stake into specially prepared, evenly compacted ground (women use a 3′ stake)
Details and standards will be given to the athletes on Saturday afternoon.
Event 5 – The Couplet
The two exercises are wallball and barbell snatch. The specifics of the workout will be disclosed on Saturday afternoon. We want the athletes to have the privilege of being the first to perform this exact workout.
Hot off the press! Here it is! The July Newsletter from CrossFit Moncton. By request, we’ve included a recipe section to help people stay in the Zone. We also have a feature article from Pierre Boivin about the Gymnastics Certification.
Register now for the Atlantic Hopper Event! It’s your chance to mingle with a large group of CrossFitter’s from all over the Maritimes. We already have members from Bathurst, Fredericton, Dieppe, Halifax and PEI registered.
This is an event for ages and abilities. Register by contacting Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506-857-0567.
Wow! What a great weekend. Tucker was an awesome gymnastics instructor and we learned a boatload of skills. Thanks to CrossFit PEI for being outstanding hosts as well! Pierre will be writing up a summary of the weekend in the upcoming July Newsletter. Stay tuned.
In other news, people have been asking about the 6am classes. The first class will be on Monday, June 29. They will be available for registration on Wednesday morning of this week.
Also, CrossFit Moncton is beginning a new contest to encourage more people to post their results from the WODs. Starting today, for each occasion you submit your workout results, you’ll receive a “ballot” for a $25 gift certificate from Chapters. The main rule is that you must post no later than 24 hours after the workout to receive a ballot. As well, the workout must have been completed at CrossFit Moncton to count. So come workout, post often and good luck. (Contest closes Friday, July 31)
It’s time once again to put CrossFit to the test. We have a several members that will be competing in the Moncton Subaru Duathlon. It’s a 5k run, followed by a 20k bike, finished with a 2k run. The race date is Sunday, June 7 with the race starting at 9am.
I’m speechless. I really don’t know where to start. The whole night seemed surreal.
All the bachelors gathered at the Delta Beau at 5pm. Everyone introduced themselves and talked about how they got roped into the event. I just told people it was a long story. We met all the organizers who were done up extremely nice and you could tell they were pumped for what was about to unfold.
We all put on our black shirts and jeans, did a practice run on the catwalk, and found out what our entrance music was going to be. Ya, we had entrance music…just like in wrestling!
So at about 7p, after a few ‘tipsy-pops’, we went out to the lobby to meet the lovely ladies. We mingled and talked, answered lots of questions. This was where we had to ‘sell’ ourselves to the potential bidders. It wasn’t like a regular auction though…these bidders were dressed to the hilt and looked amazing!
It was 7:45 and show time! I was the second last bachelor to go on stage, so I had quite the wait. It gave me time to rack up my nerves a little bit. We had no idea how much people were going to bid. When the first guy went on, the auctioneer started the bidding at $300. Ya, three hundred! AND SOMEONE ACTUALLY BID! Everybody in the room was floored! Who would pay that much?! And then the bidding kept getting higher and higher. I think the first guy sold for $500. For a date!
So that set the stage. No one bid less than $400 for a bachelor. The third guy, Brian Gallant, was the first guy to go for over $1000! Insane!! Ernie Steeves was the first guy to go after intermission, and he went for $1850! Soon, it was my turn. I didn’t want to be the guy with the lowest bid, so I had to ham it up a bit on stage. My entrance music was “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)”…and oh, what a night it was! I hit the stage, did some kind of strut thing, pointed to the screaming ladies in the crowd, shook my money maker, and milked every second on the catwalk.
Then the bidding started at $300. And it kept going up, and up, and up. There was a little bidding war between two tables, and it eventually made it to $750! The winning bidder was Lynne, who is an avid adventure junkie. She told me my sense of adventure is what sold her. We met up later last night (or this morning) at the Gate and got to talk over a few drinks.
Anyway, this event was not about having drinks or getting dates. It was all about raising money for an amazing cause, Crossroads for Women. The Moncton Women’s Progress Club put on an outstanding show, and managed to double what they expected to bring in…close to $20,000. The last guy actually went for $3000! It was an absolute honor to be a part of such a worthy event.
The last event was a 5k “trail run”. Trail run is in parentheses because there were parts where no trail was visible and parts where running was not physically possible. It reminded me of an adventure race course…and it was AWESOME! I had so much fun jumping from rock to rock, running through streams and dodging trees. Near the end, we had to carry a 60# sandbag up a large incline (a former ski hill). After that, it was a “sprint” to the finish line. It was crazy hard, but super fun! It was a great event to finish off the Eastern Canada CrossFit Qualifiers.
Just a reminder to mark your calendar for the Wellness Expo on April 18-19, at the Moncton High School. THIS WEEKEND! Also to win from over $2,000 in prizes be sure to visit their site blog by clicking here:
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Have a Great Day from,
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Wellness Expo Highlights! Dates: April 18 & 19, 2009 (Saturday & Sunday) Times: 10am to 5pm on both Saturday & Sunday Location: MonctonHigh School 207 Church Street Moncton, New Brunswick (Corner of Church Street & Mountain Road)
2009 Highlights: 60 Exhibits Featuring the latest in Wellness, Health and Personal Growth Seminarsall weekend (2 Large Rooms) The first 150 people each day will receive a Gift Bag with samples, gift certificates and coupons for holistic and personal growth products and services. Over 60 Door Prizes Located in the Center of Moncton
Admission: $5 per day includes all Seminars, $8 Weekend Pass, Children Under 16 Free
My laptop has about 17% battery life left, so this is going to be a quick post.
Had our first day yesterday, and it was awesome! Some trainers are here that I never thought would come up this way. We got Pat Sherwood, EC, Jon Gilson, Rob Miller, Heather Keenan, Adrian Bozman AND Nicole Carrol!! It’s an all-star line up, that’s for sure.
We did Tabata Bottom-to-Bottom squats in the morning. My score was 17. Later in the day, after a brutal warm-up, we did Fran. I thought I was basically screwed after doing squats and deadlifts all day, but I managed to pull out a PR at 4:52.
Meet Justin and Merilynn (spelling?) from CrossFit Dieppe. They’re some realy nice people and we’re going to meet up with them tonight for supper after the cert.
We met a guy that came all the way from Ireland to attend the cert. It’s been a blast talking to him.
Also met a 69 year old CrossFitter!! It was absolutely remarkable to see him do Fran as Rx’d and finish in under 10 minutes (like 8:47!!). So to anyone that says they can’t do CrossFit, I rest my case.
Today should be a really good day. I’m going to guess we’re doing Fight Gone Burpee, so we’ll be quite sore tomorrow. I’m surprised I’m not too sore today. The others are still sleeping, so I don’t know how they feel.
OH YAA!! Joel came up with a bright idea last night of challenging me to eat an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream….for time! I have a hard time backing down from challenges, so I accepted. Long story short, I crushed it in under 15 minutes! That meant bad news for Joel, as we were sharing a bed that night! HAHAHA!