Fourth of July!

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School is officially out for all of the kids!  Happy Summer, everyone!

Now, we’ve discussed this before but I wanted to remind you all that even though summer may make it difficult to get into the gym for your regular classes, trying to get in for a workout at least 2x a week (maybe even 3!) will be much better than not at all.  If you find yourself traveling that’s a great opportunity to make up a little tabata workout to do!  A quick 15 min workout will sustain you in the long haul and when you are able to get back to a regular routine at Jab it won’t be as awful as not doing any workouts at all!

So fantastic to see so many PR’s in the last two weeks!  Nice work and keep it up!  Your fitness is constantly improving, a benefit of all the hard work you put into the gym!

Next week is the 4th of July!  We are running regular class schedules EXCEPT for Tuesday, July 4th when we are closed!  That means you should totally enjoy the day!  Have fun, be safe, eat all the bbq, enjoy some cold beer and have a blast with your friends and family!

See you all in class next week!

Keep Moving!

Carissa

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Athlete of the Month!

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Our Athlete of the Month for June is Maggie!!  Maggie has been a member with Jab Crossfit since 2014 (meaning she was a teen when she started here)!  Well known for her incredible strength, her awesome attitude in class and ability to crack everyone up we cannot imagine Jab Crossfit without Maggie in class!  I did not know that Maggie studied Japanese for 4 years!  Maggie, thank you for being such a valuable member of our community.  We love you!!

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1. name:
Maggie McCarthy
2. age:
22
3. where did you grow up?
Sammamish
4. when did you begin at Jab Crossfit?  Is this the first place you tried Crossfit?
I started at Jab nearly three years ago.  I had messed around at other boxes, but I had never spent any considerable time doing crossfit before I came to Jab.
5.  what do you do when you aren’t at Jab Crossfit?
Cook, eat, sleep, and occasionally take bubble baths.
6. how did you first hear about Crossfit?
I think the first time I heard about crossfit was from someone who thought it was too hard, back in High School, which made me immediately want to try it.
7. when did you realize Crossfit was right for you?
After day one when I was absolutely exhausted and full of endorphins.
8. what is your favorite wod/movement/lift?
Wallballs/Thrusters!
9. what is your least favorite wod/movement/lift?
Burpees.  They really are atrocious.
10. what is something you have done at Jab Crossfit that you never thought you would do?
Butterfly Pull-Ups!  I actually was quite certain that I would never be able to do a pull-up at all, but I am quite happy to be wrong.
11. what motivates you to get through a wod?
Food, usually.
12. tell us something about yourself that we may not know
I studied Japanese for four years in high school
13. what advice would you give to someone new to Crossfit?
When something gets hard, stop, step away, take a deep breath and then try again.  Don’t waste your energy on reps that won’t count.
14. do you have any Crossfit goals?
It would be amazing to get my double-unders to be a bit more consistent, and muscle-ups are always shimmering in the distance.
15. what do you love most about Crossfit?
I love the friendly competition that constantly pushes us all forward, and I love the people who are always there to support and encourage their gymmates.

Happy Fathers Day!

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Happy Fathers Day!

How awesome to see so many athletes coming to Barbell Club last week!  I’m so excited that we can offer this to you all and it’s so great to see more and more of you making it in on a Sunday!  I know your weekends are valuable, mine certainly are, but Will has so much information to share and he is a great instructor.  There will be Barbell Club on Fathers Day!  Come treat yourself, Dad’s!

 

Now, Summer officially begins next Wednesday.  Today, with all of the rain and darkness (Juneuary), I wasn’t so sure but I did stop and eat my very first strawberry from our patch and it was DELICIOUS!  Super sweet!  Can’t wait for the whole patch to ripen!  With summer come irregular schedules, vacations, stay-cations, late summer nights.  We will be keeping our regular Crossfit schedule at Jab throughout the summer but if you need a little motivation while you are away from home ask your Coach!  We can come up with some awesome ways to still get your heart rate up while hanging at the lake/pool/ocean/campsite 😉

Tomorrow we will get to hit some heavy Deadlifts and I’m sure we will see some PR’s!  For those of us athletes that have been around for a few years or more those PR’s are harder to come by.  In those early days of Crossfit it felt like we’d hit a new PR every time!  Then we plateau.  Our gains become smaller and take longer but that does not mean you walk away feeling frustrated!  Stick with it though, it will come.  Patience, grasshopper.

Keep Moving!

Carissa

Summer is (un)officially here!

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Summer is just about here!  Can you feel it?  The sun!  Shorts!  Sunscreen!  Icy cold beverages!  I can’t wait!  Please don’t let summer get in the way of your workouts.  If you don’t like to work out in the heat there is always 6:30am MWF!  If you are traveling there are hundreds of travel wods at noexcusecrossfit.com and the handy “burpee mile” that Brendan keeps mentioning….

Thank you to everyone to came on Memorial Day and joined us in our annual Murph WOD!  It was awesome to workout with some of you who have never done Murph before, with some of you who ALWAYS do Murph and a couple of you who went the extra mile and did Murph RX this year!  I’m so proud to be a member of such an incredible community of athletes who come together on a holiday each year in honor of those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom!  And then we ate!  This is a tradition that I always look forward to (yes the eating part, yes to all working out together but no not necessarily the 200 push ups part).  I really believe Murph, and the handful of other Hero WODs that we have done at Jab, make you push yourself more than you ever thought you could.  As Coach Chris said it before we began on Monday, “Your mind will give up a thousand times before your body”.  Not one of you listened to your mind!  Nice work, Team!

The Crossfit Regionals have wrapped up!  I posted some of the live coverage on our facebook page but in case you missed it you can find it here and watch the coverage.  The top 5 athletes from each region make it to the Crossfit Games.  There are some names you will recognize and some that you may not!  It is going to be a very exciting time watching the Games this summer!  Ben Smith placed third while his brother, Alec, placed second!  Talk about sibling rivalry 😉

Don’t forget, Barbell Club meets every Sunday morning at 8:15am!  No need to sign up and it’s included in your membership!  Come lift!

Keep Moving!

Carissa