NWCF Bellevue Gets a Makeover – Part 1

NWCF Bellevue has seen a lot of changes over the years and we’re finally growing into the facility that we’ve always strived to be! With new renovations and some exciting new equipment in our space, NWCF Bellevue is shaping up to be an incredible training facility for all types of fitness! Check out the photos from our recent renovation….with more to come soon!

Before the demolition started. Large wall blocked 1/3 of the space, and our beautiful new assault bikes had limited space to be used outside of the class floor.

 

Good progress of tearing down the loft, the bathroom and changing rooms. Lots of clean up ahead!

 

After the final walls come down, there is plenty of dust and tiles to mop up. Cleaning party went on until 8pm on Saturday!

 

The final product! Ready to go for Monday 6AM classes. Congrats to the crew who finished this in less than 48 hours!

4th of July Holiday Hours

4th of JULY WEEKEND HOURS

Please refer to the below schedule for NWCF class times throughout the 4th of July Holiday weekend:

BELLEVUE GREENLAKE INTERBAY
Friday, 7/1 AM: 6am, 9am, & Noon ONLY

PM: 4:30pm and 5:30pm ONLY

AM: 6am, 9am, & Noon ONLY

PM: 4:30pm and 5:30pm ONLY

AM: 6am, 9am, & Noon ONLY

PM: 4pm and 5pm ONLY

Saturday, 7/2 8am – Beginners

9am – All Levels

10am – All Levels

8am – Beginners

9am – All Levels

10am – All Levels

8am – Beginners

9am – All Levels

10am – All Levels

Sunday, 7/3 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, 7/4

4th OF JULY

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED


Happy 4th of July!

Questions? Contact [email protected]

NWCF December and January Holiday Hours

The holidays are here! Please be sure to refer to our NWCF Holiday Hours below for when we are open for classes. Happy holidays everyone!

HOLIDAY HOURS

 

DECEMBER

12/24 Christmas Eve – All locations CLOSED

12/25 Christmas Day – All locations CLOSED

12/26 Boxing Day – All locations open for 12pm class ONLY

12/27 – All locations CLOSED

Week of Monday 12/28 – Thursday 12/31 – All locations open at:

6am, 9am, 12pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm classes ONLY (5pm and 6pm classes at Interbay)

 

JANUARY

1/1 New Year’s Day – All locations CLOSED

 

Thanksgiving Day WODs – Recovery Cafe Benefit Recap

RECOVERY CAFE WOD RECAP!

Our Thanksgiving Day Recovery Cafe Benefit WOD was a huge success! We are grateful to all of you who came to workout and support the Recovery Cafe – a refuge of healing and transformation for those in need. Thanks to NWCF members and family, the Recovery Cafe received the largest number of individual donations since we began our partnership with them about five years ago. All told, 70 people made donations through this event!! What a great way to kick off this holiday season!

If you would still like to make a donation to Recovery Cafe – use the link below:
www.recoverycafe.org/crossfit

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NWCF at Interbay Sunday Yoga Class

We’re excited to announce that we will be having an ongoing Yoga Class every other Sunday at our NWCF at Interbay location! The first class begins this Sunday, November 22nd at 11:15am!

Body Reflects Yoga instructors, Carlie and Claudia, will lead participants through a 75 minute  Ashtanga/Power Vinyasa style class that will help you recover from your CrossFit WODs as well as bring further flexibility and strength to your life in general! *Each Sunday class is a $10 drop-in fee,  and all participants will need to bring their own yoga mat*

To sign up for class THIS SUNDAY, please use the following link: http://tinyurl.com/pjlm2vy

For further questions, please contact Carlie Bae at [email protected]

For more information about Body Reflects, check out their website at: http://bodyreflects.com/#/today

NWCF Holiday Hours!

The holiday season is upon us! Please see below for our Holiday Class Schedule. For any questions, please contact [email protected] Happy Holidays!

NOVEMBER

11/26 Thanksgiving Day – All locations CLOSED except for: 9am & 10am Classes at NWCF Greenlake (Benefit for the Recovery Cafe)

11/27 Black Friday – All locations open for 9am-12pm classes

DECEMBER

12/24 Christmas Eve – All locations CLOSED

12/25 Christmas Day – All locations CLOSED

12/26 Boxing Day – All locations open for 12pm class ONLY

12/27 – All locations CLOSED

Week of Monday 12/28 – Thursday 12/31 – All locations open during the class times: 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm classes ONLY (5pm and 6pm Interbay classes)

 

JANUARY

1/1 New Year’s Day – All locations CLOSED

Kinetic Sports Rehab Breathing Clinic Recap

Kinetic Breathing Clinic

Breathing is something many of us take for granted.  As athletes we feel that breathing is second nature and that more focus should be put on moving faster and heavier weights.  While this is awesome and important, the level of our performance is a direct result of the efficiency of our breathing.
If you missed the clinic, I will briefly recap some of the takeaways for me.
  • Bracing and Breathing is critical – To properly support your spine under the loads and through the movements we need to know how to breath and brace simultaneously .  Many of us are not breathing into our diaphragm which will activate our inner core.  Our inner core, what the heck is that?  Well our outer core are the all muscles that we can see and that we look to see results.  Our inner core is the inner tube and the outer core is the thread on the tire.  We can only be as strong as our ability to activate our inner core.
  • Mobility can be gained through proper breathing –  When your core is weak or inactive your body will look for stability or tightness from other parts of your body.  For example, we all feel that we have tight hamstrings and we proceed to look for ways to stretch and lengthen them.  What if the solution for these tight hamstrings came from your core and effectiveness of your breathing?  During the clinic we did a drill that illustrated how proper bracing of the core can improve the flexibility of the hamstring in less than 2 minutes.
  • SUPER PLANKS – this was my favorite.  Every muscle is active while you are able to breath deep into your core.  This plank is the brother to the hollow rock.  In both positions, the super plank and hollow rock, you are trying to achieve a connected body position while breathing.  We will definitely be adding these to our program.
  • KB Swings – Sniff, Hike, Exhale. I know we focus on the mechanical phase for our movements.  And we spend a lot time discussing and illustrating the proper position to most effectively move the load.  However we do not focus enough on the role breathing plays in power generation and stability.
  • Core stability before mobility – In oder to get most out of the mobility session try incorporating several breathing exercises.  Activating the core will allow for less tension in the rest of the body.
We will be putting another breathing clinic on in the future. Stay tuned for the next date!