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NWCF September 2013 Newsletter

By admin | In BALLARD GYM, BELLEVUE GYM, EVENTS, GREENLAKE GYM, NEWS | on September 4, 2013
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September 2013

Welcome to September, NWCF Nation!

We hope you all had a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!  We want to get this month started right by giving you all a heads up on the upcoming happenings at Northwest CrossFit.

First off, thank you to everyone who came out for our team scavenger hunt around Greenlake last Saturday.  Everyone had a lot of fun and looked great doing it!  These events have proven to be great opportunities to strengthen our community and for making new friends.  If you haven’t joined us yet for a NWCF Event, what are you waiting for?!

The safety of our members and your children is our #1 priority!  You have probably noticed the cordoned off areas at NWCF-Greenlake and NWCF-Ballard where we are asking that the kiddos remain while they visit the gym with Mom or Dad.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping children off the floor and clear of equipment.  This has been working great so far and we thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.  The exception to this rule…

Family CrossFit Class with Coach Tyler and Coach Carlos.  Now, your kids can join us for a fun workout 5 days a week!  Coach Carlos at NWCF-Ballard and Coach Tyler at NWCF-Greenlake are excited to share their knowledge and great attitudes with your little ones (ages 7-13) and leading them toward a lifetime of fitness.  The Family CrossFit Classes are scheduled as follows:

NWCF – Ballard: 3:45-4:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
NWCF – Greenlake: 3:45pm-4:30pm, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

The price is $79/month/child or $15/visit/child.  Parents are encouraged, but not required to participate in classes.  We realize that, now that school is back in session, kids get out of class at varying times.  We can roll with that!  We will have some open gym time from 3:30-3:45pm and then start the class so you and your kids have time to get from the class room to NWCF.  We will continue to work kids in as they arrive.  Have a read of this NW Times article and the subsequent study from the Institute of Medicine citing the link between exercise and academic performance for the kiddos.  Surprise, surprise; it’s beneficial!  Schools continue to cut fitness programs, but NWCF is here to save the day. And, if your little guy or gal wants his or her friends to get in on the action, we welcome all, even if Mom and Dad aren’t NWCF members.  Inquiries can be directed to Coach Brian at brian@nwcrossfit.com.

Look forward to our NWCF Family Health Fair coming to NWCF-Greenlake in September, date TBD.  We will have a variety of vendors and activities for the entire family.  This event is open to all, so encourage your friends and family to join us.  NWCF will be offering a special promotion on our Beginning CrossFit Series at the event so anyone you know that might be on the fence about getting started, this is their opportunity.

Our next Competitive Track class will be led by Coach Tyler on Saturday the 7th at 1:30pm at NWCF-Greenlake then on Saturday the 21st at NWCF-Bellevue with Coach Kristina and Co. This program has been going great, and we love to see everyone making great strides in their training. Even for those of us who aren’t able to perform all those tough “FB” movements, the point of the class is to build a skill base and it’s open to anyone interested in competing.  The cost of this special class is $10/person.

Mobile Body Fat testing is returning to NWCF-Ballard on Monday, Sept. 9.  Appointments are available all day, so make sure to sign up at the front desk upon your next visit.  This is a great opportunity to find a baseline then bust your butt for a month and retest to make sure that your training, nutrition, rest, supplementation, etc. are taking you in the right direction.

If you join us at Ballard on Saturday, September 21st, show up early or stay late for massages, chiropractic and movement analysis, rock-taping and more from our friends at Kinetic Sports Rehab. They will be onsite at NWCF-Ballard from 7:45am-noon, so come on by and see how much of a difference these guys can make!

Who wants to get that muscle-up?!!!  Coach Tyler has a way with this movement and he’s venturing across Lake Washington to share his knowledge at NWCF-Bellevue.  Be there on Saturday, Sept. 28th at 1:30pm for his MU Clinic and get on top of those rings.

For your viewing pleasure, here are your video updates for August from each of your NWCF locations as well as our events guru, Coach Jill:

As always, please like us on our Facebook page and Tweet with us.  And for goodness sakes, please tell your families and friends to pay us a visit!  We always appreciate your supportive reviews on Yelp and we encourage you to contact us at info@nwcrossfit.com to tell us how we are doing.

Finally, as we welcome new faces into the NWCF community, we are so grateful for the support that you all show to these folks.  Those first couple of months can be intimidating for some, but our wonderful established members are soooooo terrific about putting our newest members at ease.  Thank you!  Have a great month of September and we will continue cooking up more exciting things to come!

-Coach Brian and the NWCF Coaching Staff

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