CFB PRs: Big start to the New Year!

There’s almost nothing better than starting the new year off with an awesome list of PRs! From getting first of many Chest-2-Bars to Snatching body weight-plus, our athletes haven’t slowed down one bit.  Incredible work, everyone — way to Shatter Your Limits!

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Meg: C&J 160#
Carolyn: Snatch 50#, PC 90#(5), Thruster 70#
Dana (Lil’ D): C&J 160#, Snatch 125#, FS 180#, Clean 165#
JBomb: C2B, HSPU 1 Abmat
Lisa: C2B, Hang Power Snatch 70#, C&J 115#, Thruster 100#
Roger: OHS 130#, C&J 182#, Thruster 160#, Snatch 125#, Clean 165#, Split Jerk 160#
Jeff: Strict Press 165#
J: OHS 150#, Snatch 141#, Split Jerk 172#, Clean 172#
Taryn: PC 80#
Phil R: C&J 215#
Hoodie: BS 135#

Roger Olsen: CFB January 2016 BAM!

Meet Roger Olsen…our January Breakout Athlete of the Month!

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By day, Roger is an Operations Manager in the insurance industry…by night, he’s one of our most dedicated CrossFit athletes.  Roger has been CrossFitting for exactly 1 year this month and has not only seen incredible gains in his strength and endurance, but has also improved his roller hockey game as well.  (P.S., that gain in stamina is definitely going to come in handy when your baby girl arrives in Spring!)

With that year of training under his belt, Roger took home the coveted CFB Reindeer this past December, posting the highest score for our Alpha males division in our week-long Reindeer Games competition!  All of his time spent in WODs, Oly class and Open Gym has certainly paid off, and we couldn’t be more thankful for his dedication or more proud of his accomplishments.

Congratulations, Roger.  We are so happy you’re part of our family.

Visit our BAM! page to read more about Roger and to see our past BAM! Athletes!

CFB Friends & Family 4th of July Weekend!

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Help us celebrate America’s birthday.

Grab a friend or bring your family to CFB on July 3rd and 4th!

We look forward to seeing faces, old AND new!

Kim Hawkins: CFB June 2015 BAM!

Meet Kim Hawkins…our  June Breakout Athlete of the Month!

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We are so excited to celebrate Kim this month!  This full-time working mom of 2 seems to have endless energy and ALWAYS gives 110% of herself in every WOD.  A former group fitness instructor herself (go on, ask her about it :)), Kim has a naturally competitive spirit that drives her each and every day.  She is always pushing herself to beat her previous best, and that kind of attitude is exactly what we LOVE about her.

Kim has been CrossFitting for a little over a year and a half, and her greatest motivation are her 2 children.  “I think that being physically fit is super important and I want my children to see me living a healthy lifestyle.”

Kim certainly demonstrated her competitive spirit and physical toughness recently when she completed MURPH, one of the most physically and mentally challenging HERO WODs out there…ALONE (amazing work, Kim!).

Once again, we are so excited to celebrate you this month, Kim!  Thanks for everything you bring to the CFB community.  Congratulations and welcome to the BAM! family.

Visit our BAM! page to read more about Kim see our past BAM! athletes.

CFB PRs: April-May 2015

Hard work pays off!  What a great couple months we’ve had at the box.  Check out all the PRs our athletes have put up on the board throughout April and May! Way to go everyone.  Keep up the great work…we love to watch you Shatter Your Limits!

April May PRs 2015

Niki: DL 200#, PC 120#
Renee F.: PC 170#, SP 110#
Joey: 3RM Strict Press 185#
Marc: DL 300#
Sandee: DL 200#, BS 130#
Abbi: BS 120#
Johnny Angel: PP 205#, BS 265#
JBomb: 2RM Thruster 105#, Clean 120#, C&J 115#, 2RM Strict Press 70#, DL 210#, SP 77#, BS 160#, PP 115#
Paul M.: Isabel 3:11
Meowza: C&J 167#, PC 172#, BS 220#
Roger: Floor Press 165#, Snatch 85#, FS 175#, PP 140#, DL 350#
Carolyn: DL 120# (10), FS 85# (5), PP 75# (5), Power Snatch 55# (5), SJ 70# (5), PJ 105#
Anna: OHS 160#
T: Helen 11:34, SP 92#, BS 200#
Lil Dana: C&J 155#, 500M row 1:55
Lexi: DUs!
Mama: SP 65#, DL 155#
Papa: SP 121#, BS 280#
Amy: 2RM PP 105#, Rope Climb!, BS 155#, PC 120#, PP 110#
Brady: Snatch 185#, Thruster 185#, Clean 210#
Ken B.: PJ 205#
Reno: BS 405#
Carolyn: DL 175#
Cindi: PP 77#
Kimmy: DL 185#, PC 100#, SP 80#
Joe J: DL 325#
Ken: SP 155#
Lisa: SP 70#, PC 120#
DT: PC 105#
Jake: PC 155#

The CrossFit Open: Are You In?

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The Open is less than 3 weeks away.  Have you registered yet? No? Well, what are you waiting for?

The Open isn’t just for the experienced athlete.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  Last year, several CFB athletes competed in The Open for the very first time; from “newbies” who had only been CrossFitting for a month, to experienced athletes who have been WODing for 2 years and longer.

The Open is the perfect opportunity for everyone…and we mean EVERYONE…to challenge him or herself, establish benchmarks, and best of all, be a part of the worldwide CrossFit community.  But most importantly, it’s a chance to witness AND experience greatness – guaranteed!

Like Sandee, who had been CrossFitting for about 3 months before she signed up for her very first Open.  Sandee wasn’t too sure if The Open was for her, but she was up for a challenge, so she registered.  The very first WOD had Snatches and Double-Unders.  Sandee knew she could work through the Snatches, but DUs were another story.  Prior to 14.1, she had never done a single DU.  When time was called at the end of that WOD, Sandee had racked up more than 10 DUs!  Getting her first DU was a monumental achievement for her (for reasons more than just getting a few DUs)… the entire box was ecstatic!

Back in 2013, T signed up for The Open with just 2 months of CF experience.  WOD  13.4 was a 7-minute ladder (3, 6, 9… ) of Clean & Jerks and Toes to Bar.  Tara accomplished the first 3 C&J in under a minute, and then spent the next 6 minutes and 15 seconds attempting to get at least 1 T2B – with the support of the other athletes in the box surrounding her.  When time was called, T was only able to record her 3 C&J reps – she never did get a T2B…officially.  It was only after 3 more minutes of trying (being coached and supported by her community) that T finally got 1 T2B…and the excitement in the box was incredible.

And for those of you who participated in last year’s Open, you all know just how challenging 14.5 was: a descending ladder of Thrusters & Bar Over Burpees…FOR TIME (which meant that no matter what, you HAD to complete the entire WOD).  About half way through that WOD, Cindi wanted nothing more than for it to be over.  She wanted to quit, but she knew she had to find it in herself to finish.  14.5 was as grueling, mentally, as it was physically.  Tired and sore, Cindi pushed through, with the support and help of our CFB community and completed the WOD.  Was it the best time on the Leaderboard?  No…  But the personal victory for Cindi was far more important than anything else…and had she not signed up for The Open last year, she may never have had that amazing experience.

Several CFB athletes competed in The Open for the first time last year.  And we got to see so many of our athletes PR.  For example, Jessica S. (JBomb) got her first of several DUs and T2B (14.1 and 14.4), and PR’d her Deadlift (14.3).  Sir Phil posted a 75# Deadlift PR, SHATTERING a mental hurdle he had for a long time with DLs.  Without The Open, Phil believes he never would have been able to overcome the mental block he had.

The Open means different things to different people.  For the most part, however, the athletes who have competed in the past have said it’s great to participate in an event that spans the globe, yet brings us closer as a CrossFit community.  Knowing there are hundreds of amazing stories out there of people doing incredible things, accomplishing personal goals, and seeing just how far they’ve come – that’s the reason they sign up.

So…what are you waiting for!  Register TODAY for the 2015 CrossFit Open.  Challenge yourself…see where your opportunities are…and best of all, “Shatter Your Limits”!  If you’re still not convinced, here are a few articles that shed more light on The Open and what to expect if you decide to participate.

Tabata Times: To Do, Or Not To Do (The CrossFit Open)…That Is The Question

BoxLife: The Open’s New Scaled Division

The Box: I’m Doing The Open

About The Open

 

Renee Nickele: CFB February 2015 BAM!

Meet Renee Nickele: our February Breakout Athlete of the Month!

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 Renee has always been an active person and involved in all kinds of sports activities.  From biking and running to skating and swimming…Renee has tried it all without abandon.  She grew up with the constant support and encouragement of her mom who always told her “if I can do it, you can!”  So when Renee was introduced to CrossFit 7 months ago, she faced this new challenge and experience like all others: ALL IN!

And her effort shows!  Renee has Shattered Her Limits countless times since she joined the CFB Family.  From her most recent Snatch PR to cleaning up her diet and eating to PERFORM, Renee has been an amazing example of what hard work and dedication can do for a person.  (Just ask her about her new love of post-workout recovery shakes!)

We are so excited to celebrate you this month, Renee!  Thanks for everything you bring to the CFB community!  Congratulations, and welcome to the BAM! family.

Visit our BAM! page to read more about Renee and see our past BAM! athletes.

Cinderella Paleo at CFB: Feb 9th

Hey, Breakout Family!  Are you tired of the daily meal prep?  Wish there were quick meal solutions that were also GOOD FOR YOU?

We’re excited to announce that Cinderella Paleo will be at the box Monday evening (Feb. 9th), from 4:30pm-7:30pm, sampling their amazing, CLEAN food options and answering questions about their nutritious Paleo Meal Plans.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to taste some incredible food and see how Cinderella Paleo can help you improve your athletic performance, make your life a little healthier, AND reduce the stress!

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CFB Free Trial Class

Are you interested in learning more about CrossFit? Are you curious to see what CrossFit Breakout has to offer?  Come to one of our FREE Trial Classes, offered every Saturday at 10:45am!

  Our coaches will demonstrate and explain basic CrossFit movements and coach you through an introductory session.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss your goals, and learn more about our weekly programming.  At the end of the Trial Class, you can meet members of the Breakout family, experience our community, and check out our facility.

Contact us if you have any questions, want more information, or would like to sign up for a FREE Trial Class.

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December 2014 PRs at CFB

What a way to close out 2014!  Once again, our athletes have amazed us this month with all of their hard work and tremendous progress in their training.  Check out all the PRs we saw this month…awesome job everyone!  Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

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J: Clean 170# 

Amy: Strict Press 70# (x5)

Ken: Strict Press 125#, PC 165#

Dek: Clean 160#, C&J 155#, 500M Row 1:49.9 

Papa: DL 330#, BS 255# 

Konrad: DL 325#

Patty: DL 255#

Lisa: BS 125#, Push Jerk 95#, Strict Press 70#

Jess: BS 145#

Rosalia: DL 200#

Renee N: Strict Press 55#

Paul M: FS 145#

Phil S: 500m row 1:33.6, BS 290#, Push Jerk 215# 

Paul M: Push Jerk 125#

ESTIF: Push Jerk 235#