Our next Pro Night is July 17th at 7 PM. What is Pro Night? We bring in an expert to give a free talk on topics related to health and wellness that matter to you, our community. It's an opportunity to spend some time with athletes that you don't cross paths with daily and learn some practical information that will help you be healthier over the long haul.
We are off the hook excited to announce the launch of our new Unloaded class series. I have heard so many stories of people in our community that want to get in shape but are intimidated by heavy barbells and the intensity of CrossFit. Now we have an option just for you. Imagine a class that combines cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, core work, and muscle endurance training without heavy barbells or prescribed weights. In the Unloaded program, we combine rowing, plyometrics, body weight movements, medicine ball work, and traditional calisthenics, as well as light barbells, dumbbells or kettlebells. You get a great workout and begin building momentum toward a healthier lifestyle without the intimidation.
We are super excited to be a part of the Fab Fridays series sponsored by the Business Improvement District (BID). The BID is working hard to help downtown businesses in the wake of the fire and lack of tourists visiting our town. One of these efforts is a series of Friday night block parties in July to get folks downtown. Our end of Main Street is slated for July 13th. We will be hosting an Open House as well as mini-workout sessions for those interested in testing the waters. Cantera and 11th Street Station will also be participating that night so it should be an awesome night to be downtown. We are loaning out our parking lot to the BID for games and family fun as well (cornhole anyone?).
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. Today I write to you about a topic that is vexing to many in the CrossFit world. I'd like to shed some light on the purpose and applicability of "RX" for workouts. I can't promise to answer all your questions or perfectly illuminate the flow diagram of who should and who shouldn't in every scenario, because quite honestly, there are just too many variables that come into play. Still, it is an important part of how we measure progress so it is worth examining.
As you read this, I am likely enjoying the solitude and beauty of Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River. I might be out of town and off the grid this week, but you are still on my mind and I did not want to leave you guys hanging without some fresh inspiration. One of the most common objections to CrossFit is that it is just too hard core. The CrossFit Games and media version of CrossFit are so very different from what happens day in and day out in our gym. Those are representations of the extremes of the sport. And while I stand in awe of what those athletes are able to accomplish, I believe that those images are sometimes a barrier to entry for those who stand to benefit the most.