Starting in April, NWCF at Interbay will be offering a class specifically focused on Kettlebells!
The Kettlebell Class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings during the 7am class time at our Interbay location! On these days, Kettlebell master and coach Anna Williard will lead athletes through focused work with the Kettlebell, including many described here:
Our first Open 16.1 Workout is behind us! It was amazing watching athletes push themselves to complete the daunting 16.1 workout! The community aspect of the Open is also such a great opportunity to socialize with all of the NWCF community and friends. And with the next 4 weeks and workouts ahead, we have lots planned! See below for our NWCF location schedule for the Open WODs as well as what fun we have in store!
Each of our three locations will have judged Open WODs at the following times:
Friday Night Lights – NWCF at Interbay starting at 5pm
Saturday Sessions – NWCF Bellevue starting at 12:30pm and NWCF Greenlake starting at 1:30pm
PALEO BAKING COMPANY – Sample some Paleo baked goods
Friday, March 4th – NWCF at Interbay – starting at 5pm
Friday, March 25th – NWCF at Interbay – starting at 5pm
PHYSIQUE KITCHEN – Sample some of the eats from this meal prep service!
Friday, March 4th – NWCF at Interbay – starting at 5pm
Friday, March 12th – NWCF Bellevue – starting at 12:30pm
KINETIC SPORTS REHAB – They will be onsite during OPEN WODs to provide tune-ups, taping and recovery during the following dates and times:
NWCF at Interbay – Fridays starting at 5pm – 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25
NWCF Bellevue – Saturdays 8:00am-12pm – 3/5, 3/19 and 4/2
NWCF Greenlake – Saturdays 8:00am-12pm – 3/5, 3/12, and 3/19
In anticipation of the 2016 CrossFit Games Open Competition starting on February 25th, we are ordering some NWCF Open 2016 apparel! Get your order in now using the links below for either the NWCF Open Tee or the NWCF Open Tank! Both are Next Level brand and can worn by Open Athletes and Supporters! Be Phenomenal NWCF Athletes!
Saturday, December 12th was our annual NWCF Holiday Party… and it was a huge success! NWCF members from all of our locations got dressed to the nines to come out for the event, which took place at Little Water Cantina in Eastlake. Party-goers spent the night dancing to tunes from DJ Yoshi (our very own NWCF member) and noshing on tasty food and drinks from LWC. The place was decked out in festive decor… holiday lights everywhere, two fire pits outside under tents, plenty of space to mingle and dance, and photo opportunities in front of the Christmas tree! Selfie sticks made the night complete, as members recorded the fun evening through their own pictures. Check out all of of the photos on Facebook or Instagram using #nwcfholidaze2015. Thanks to everyone who attended and made the night a success! Here’s to another great year with NWCF! Happy Holidays everyone and here’s looking forward to all that is in store for 2016!
Hello NWCF Family! NWCF would like to announce its first ever new year giveaway!
Starting TODAY we would like you to share your favorite movements that help you decompress from your most stressful days. We encourage you to post a photo of you or one of your NWCF teammates doing a movement that engages your mind body and spirit and allows you to leave everything else behind you.
How this works: Just post an image to your instagram or facebook with the hashtag: #stressless and tag our @nw_crossfit account as well. You can post up to once daily! Each post will submit a new independent entry into a random raffle selection.
The winner will receive an all inclusive Interbay experience!
You select you favorite coach from any one of our gyms for a free one hour private session.
Free lunch at WholeFoods with your coach and our Interbay nutritionist, Acacia Wright to cover any nutritional information you want and if you chose to, create a meal plan.
You will conclude with a 1 hour rehabilitation session at Kinetic Sports Rehab.
Also, if one of your non-member friends shares your winning post, they too will get to join you for this incredible experience!
This contest will run exactly one month – we will select our lucky winner January 10th. We look forward to seeing your posts!
Typically on the last Friday of every month, members are invited to bring a friend to any class! Invite friends, family and colleagues to any class during the day. The workouts will be tailored to every skill level… but not to worry, the WOD will kick your butt and be fun for your friends!
Be sure to arrive with your friend 10-15 minutes early. We will have a quick, easy way for them to fill out their information and sign the waiver.
Starting December 1st we will start our NWCF Monthly Challenge! We need the help of our NWCF Community to complete 100,000 push-ups by the end of this month! So at the end of classes, just help us chip away at that goal! Below is a video explanation about how the system works and how you can help record our totals.
Go Team NWCF!
(Please note: push-ups may be modified and still count toward our challenge! If push-ups are programmed during a WOD, they will NOT count toward the challenge.)
This weekend, NWCF hosted a “hip hinge” clinic put on by Kinetic Sports Rehab. I attended and learned some things while it reinforced some things I have been working on and implementing.
The hip hinge is a basic movement pattern that several specific movements develop and make more powerful. As humans first and athletes second, efficiency and maintaining proper movement patterns are key to longevity. The kettlebell swing, deadlift, and squat are few specific movements that are particularly important in our training. These movements all start with a hip hinge.
What I found very interesting as well was the connection between the core and the ability to stretch and springload the hamstrings. This was not a new concept, since I just heard it at Kinetic’s breathing clinic. But as a coach first and athlete second, I find it very important to spread the word and implement a baseline fix that will address several athletes issues. I see it everyday– athletes want to move more weight and move it faster. Very few are willing to slow down and take few steps back to see where the root of the malfunction or disconnect originates.
They went over several baseline core exercises that help the athlete activate the core while lengthening the hamstrings. We also learned some key drills with the dowel to help cue and position our bodies as we move through particular movement patterns.
Key take away – The specific movement is not as important as understanding the pattern.
Thank you to Dr. Paul Molina and Dr. Mike Smith
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