Happy Anniversary!

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of CrossFit Moncton. On this date in 2008, a group of strangers met at a local school playground, completely unaware of the workout they were about to complete. Oh, how far we’ve come since then…

There are a handful of people that remember what it was like working out at the park. It was rain or shine, hot or cold. And the bugs were hungry.

I remember loading up the back of the Element with equipment (sand-filled basketballs, dumbbells, dowels, etc) and my portable whiteboard. We would go through a group warm-up, work on a skill, and then hit up the WOD. There were no bands for pullups (so we jumped). No boxes for box jumps (so we used benches). No bars with weights (so we used sticks). But anyone that was there would agree…it was still hard!

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a moment to read The Story of CrossFit Moncton.

To celebrate the 2 years of CrossFit Moncton, the workout on Saturday, July 10th, will be held at Queen Elizabeth School playground at 10am. The workout will be announced upon arrival. If registration is full, come anyway!

Europe Regional WOD #4

Run 400m

3 rounds of:
15 Power Snatches (95/65#)
35 Double Unders (ya, more doubles!)

Then run 400m again


73 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary!”

  1. CW x 2
    Snatch work

    WOD @55lbs
    Time – 11:07

    Snatches felt better on the last round, should have done this as rx’d. Great job 6am crew. 🙂

  2. WU x2
    Strength – Push Press x3

    WOD – #55
    Time – 15:19

    Congrats on the 2 year anniversary..so proud of you! xoxo

  3. Happy Anniversary Kevin! What an amazing trip- congrats on your success so far (with more to come no doubt) !

  4. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! the ‘good ole days’ of bench jumps and gravel sit ups were fun!

    Yesterday i competed in my first triathlon – and did the olympic distance
    38:25- 1500m swim (no wetsuits permitted due to water temp)
    1:22:03- 40km bike
    52:17- 10km run

    total time 2:57:31

    i was hoping to be sub 3 hours so i was very happy! especially pleased about my run – hadn’t done a 10km run since jan 09, and had about a 5 min PR yesterday! getting out of the water i had sea legs for a good 5 km into the bike, equilibrium was really off. what a crazy sport – but just when you had enough of one activity you got to do another, and another.

    congrats to janine (bathurst) and heidi (f’ton) on their duathlons! and thanks so much for the cheers jane and anna, you guys were keeping me going to the finish!

    1. Girl, you are amazing! Just the training alone for a triathlon would terrify me. Way to go on your 10k PR. 🙂

      1. thanks Gillyon.

        to be honest i’ve not been training the ‘triathlon’ way though. if i was i’d be in the pool 3-4 times a week, running 10ks a few times a week and riding 60+ kms a few times a week, and no strength training.

        instead in the past few months i’ve been CFing 3 times a week, swam only 2 times in last month, run pretty much only during CF WODS and bike 2, maybe 3 times a week, but nothing more than 40km lately.

        sure i might be faster if i was sport specific, but i’d probably have training specific injuries by now too. i like having the strength/diversity from CF to compliment the sport.

  5. Awesome Video Kevin. You must see a very big difference in two years and should be very proud of yourself!!

    1. I thought it was great too! Congrats Kevin, Can’t wait to see what happens in the next two years…

    1. Thanks for all of your advice and support! I wouldn’t be where I am with out and Tony!

  6. Heather (Mum)

    Congrats Kevin on 2 years of awesome growth. I remember that day when I was in charge of lunch and fed everyone all the wrong stuff, burgers on buns and cake. Now I would know better. Watching people that day, I said I wouold never do that. Never say never. You’ve done a super job and should be very proud of your accomplishment. I am sure there is more to come.

  7. CFWU x 2
    Worked on the power snatch
    WOD @ 95 -> 12:33
    Congrats Kevin on 2 wonderful years and many more to come 🙂

  8. hi Kevin, Please cancel my 415 tonight…..Our Realtor just called and someone wants to see our house, so I have to clean up before they get there. See you at 415 tommorrow.

  9. I signed up for the last 630 spot tonight…see you then. I didn’t want to miss this workout…I love to run as much as I can (yes, that was sarcasm)

  10. There is 1 availablity at 4:15, but when I tried to reerve that time slot it would not allow me to do it.

    1. You’re in. Something screwy is going on with Zenplanner. I shot them an email to get an explanation.

  11. Warm up times 2

    Practice snatch went up to 55… form not so great!

    WOD Run 400m
    3 rounds of
    15 snatches (45)
    35 DUs
    then run 400m

    Time 14:34 – felt like vomiting before, during and after this WOD for about two hours… Yuck!

    Kevin, congratulations on following your dream and making a success of Crossfit Moncton! You have really built something phenomenal here and your success is very well deserved 🙂 Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  12. if anyone is thinking of canceling their 6am tomorrow i’ll take it instead of the 7am i have booked.

    kevin, i was trying to book 415 on wednesday and it won’t let me, can you hook me up?

    1. Hey Krista, I can switch with you… I have a 6am and can go to either one in the morning… way to rock these races!

      1. shoot johan, i just checked the site now and it’s WAY past my bedtime for getting up for a 6am. i think it best if we keep with the original schedule. i hope you get this in time.

      2. on second thought, i’ll set the alarm for the 6am class and see if you’ve replied if you saw this tonight or not. let me know which you’d like to do, the 6 or the 7am.

        i do appreciate the offer! it does make getting to work more manageable.

  13. Hey Kevin, I won’t be able to come to the 630 tonight either… something has come up…..I am so sorry for cancelling twice in 1 day!

  14. Strength – worked on power snatches… worked up to 95lb, focused on technique… starting to feel a lot better!

    400m run
    3 rounds : 15 power snatch (65lb), 35DU
    400m run

    Time: 11:01
    Wasn’t happy with my time since in May I did it in 10:51… oh well it still felt better, less rest and better double unders.

  15. Congrats on the two year anniversary Kevin, you should be very proud of your accomplishments to date.

  16. CFWU x 2

    Strength – Snatch Work to 115lbs

    Run 400m
    3 Rounds of
    15 Power Snatches 95#
    35 Double Unders
    Run 400m

    Time: 18:22

    Nice Commercial Liam!

  17. Did Tabata squats on the weekend — got 112 not a PR, but felt good while I did it. Unfortunately, I am unable to walk very well now.

  18. Way to go on 2 years in Kevin! The video is great…not many faces I recognized…you’ve really grown since then. So glad to have a CrossFit gym in Moncton….what I’m loosing on morning sleep-ins, I’m gaining in fitness. I never dreamed I would be up at 5:30 a.m. to go to the gym, but it’s all good. When you see & feel results, its really encouraging.

    Contrats to Krista on the triathlon. That is an awesome accomplishment.

    WU x 2
    Strength: Power Snatches to 45#

    Run 400m
    3 Rounds of
    15 Power Snatches 45#
    105 Single Skips
    Run 400m

    Time: 13:30…nice race to the end Johan!

    1. yes that was awesome we the both of us kicked it up a notch and tied at the line 🙂

  19. WOD w/ 95# –> 11:26

    Ouff, drinking all I wanted and eating as bad as I could last week was a good idea last week, but I felt it BAD today! Oh and BTW, if you drink and eat bad for a week, you can easily gain 9 pounds… I am the proof of it!

    But vacation are made to be enjoyed! 🙂

    1. I agree with you 100%! I went sailing with the Captain on the weekend, and let me tell you after today, he and I are breaking up!!!

  20. CFWUx2

    Power Snatch Practice

    Run 400m
    3 Rounds
    15 Power Snatches @95 lbs
    35 Double Unders
    Run 400m

    Time: 15:23

    Good race to the finish Liam, I thought you were going to pass me for sure. Thanks for giving a short guy a head start. 🙂

    1. I took it easy on ya! *hehe*
      Just don’t get between me and the last cupcake!
      Or it’s on fer reals!

  21. CFWU X 2 (Red Band)

    Power Snatches


    Run 400m
    3 Rounds
    15 Power Snatches @35 lbs
    105 Singles
    Run 400m

    Time: 15:50

    Awesome work 6:30’s!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Did this on May 17 with Sonia in preparation for the Games (9:47).

    Did it today with 5# more and finished in 8:41! Yahoo!

    Thanks for all the great comments today! I wouldn’t be where I’m at if you all didn’t walk through the door. Hope you keep walking (or limping) through the door for many years to come!

  23. WOD @ 65 –> 17 and something

    Wow…coming back after this ”enjoyed vacation” felt horrible!! I even ripped both hands (which haven’t rips for months) because I didn’t took care of my hands during only a week!
    This week is going to be hard…but it’s good to be back!!

  24. HBD CFM!!!!

    WU x 2
    Strength = “Working on my snatch with a stick.” (Kevin’s words!)

    WOD: 15:26
    Great work Dan!
    Great work 6:30 crew!

  25. Warm up x 2
    Power Snatch Practice

    WOD Modified as usual

    straight leg row 400m

    3 Rounds
    15 Power Snatches @ 55 lbs
    105 Singles

    Then the big finish… straight leg row 400m
    time 22:24

    This one really sucked the life out of me!

  26. And congrats on the 2 years Kevin!

    You now have in your hands an awesome community and a gym to be proud of!

  27. Well after 3 months of inactivity, paid the price tonight!
    Didn’t feel good at the time,but feels good now!!

    CFWU X 2 (rings)

    Power Snatches up to 85 lbs

    Run 400m
    3 Rounds
    15 Power Snatches @85 lbs
    105 Singles
    Run 400m

    Time: 28:06

    Nice to meet some of the new Crossfiters!!

  28. CFWUX2

    Strength: Power Snatches practice/warm up with coach Pierre


    Run 400m
    3 Rounds of:
    15 Power Snatches @45 lbs
    35 DU’s
    Then run 400m again

    Time: 25:21
    I really wanted to finish this one in 25:00. 🙁 And holy @#$% that was a hard workout for me.

    Happy Anniversary Kevin, congratulations on the tremendous success of your club. I’m very proud to be part of CrossFit Moncton.

  29. Oh my goodness, that was sofa king hard tonight.
    Run 400m
    3 Rounds of:
    15 Power Snatches @45 lbs
    35 DU’s
    Then run 400m again
    28 minutes and some odd seconds
    Wanted to say thanks again for all the cheers and sorry for all my jeers, tomorrow I promise to be a happy CrossFitter.
    Kevin, congratulations on such a huge accomplishment. May you continue to grow, challenge and change lives. CHEERS.

    1. I’m sure my rights to post to this sight will soon be revoked…..ooops I did 105 singles, not D/U’s.

  30. WUx2
    Power Snatches practice

    Run 400m
    3 Rounds of:
    15 Power Snatches 95#
    105 singles
    Then run 400m

    Great push Heidi… I had a tough time to tie with you at the line.

    Kevin… two years is a great accomplishment and hope you’re just getting started… the amazing people you’re attracting to your gym is to no coinsidence, and best of all it comes naturally to ya… keep doing what you do… you’re changing people in many great ways.

  31. Greetings from London!

    Congrats on two years Kevin!! My hat’s off to you! You’ve grown a really great gym there in Moncton which could be easily seen in the short time I was there! More important than a gym you’ve created an outstanding community. It’s funny I still consider myself to be with CF Moncton!

    CFWU x 2
    Push Press x 3 95/105/115/125/135(PR)

    WOD: 400m Run
    3 Rounds:
    15 Power Snatches (45#)
    35 Double Unders (new consecutive DU PR @ 6)
    400m run

    I could have really used the power snatch practice, then I would have felt safer with more weight. The run was outdoors in 31 degrees with humidex of 42… hot damn hot….

    Thanks again for all your great work Kevin

  32. Great PR’s Scott! Those DU’s can be a SOB!
    Keep at it!
    I thought we sweated a lot today. You did this in 42 degree weather!? Holy Hanna!, You must have weighted 5lbs less when you were done. *hehe*
    Great work and great to hear from you!

  33. Congrats CF Mct on two years!!!
    Wishing the gym and the community within it much success and many more PRs!!

    Cheers! :0)

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