Newsletter December 2015

Welcome to the December 2015 Newsletter; well, where has this year gone!  If your considering joining our growing community don't be afraid to drop us a line and get yourself involved.  Members can still find all of the box news in the member's only CSC "Team" Facebook page, where you are free to discuss the board, the workouts, personal and group achievements and post your pictures for all to enjoy. Oh, and check out CSC TV too. So here we go...

Previously @ CSC

So, Steph Owens hosted the first of two CrossFit only weightlifting evens at the box on Saturday 28th November, with a second event taking place on the 16th December. Congratulations to everyone who took part, its great to see you stepping up into something new. Our winners @anslowl and @joe_cow99 are pictured below.

The event was generously sponsored by


Looking Ahead @ CSC

Weightlifting Competition

As previously mentioned Steph Owens will be hosting the second CrossFit weightlifting competition at the box on Wednesday 16th December. Weigh in is at 6:30pm with lift off at 7:30pm sharp. I think there are still places available so contact Steph to secure a place.

Staffs Classic

The Staffs Classic is being held at CSC on the 23rd January 2016, the event is designed to push the fittest while being accessible for all. Places are filling up fast so be sure to register your same sex team. Check out the Facebook page by clicking on the link on the picture below. We are still looking for some help on the day so if you would like to volunteer fill out the sheet in reception or drop Tom Hunt a line via the Facebook link. Any questions, grab one of the coaches who can fill you in.


Dates for the Diary

The festive season is upon us already and to celebrate we are holding a "Fancy Dress" Christmas WOD on 12th December at 10am. In order for this to happen we need 25 of you at minimum to take part. If you decide to dress up then you will be in with a chance to win 25% of 1 months membership. The invite is open to friends and anyone wanting to give us a go, so sign up on team up as soon as possible.  Cant wait to see you all there :)

To help you plan your festivities around the box, the box will be closed on the following dates, enjoy your festivities, and most of all have fun.

Thursday 24th - Closed
Friday 25th - Closed
Saturday 26th - Closed
Sunday 27th - Open
Monday 28th - Closed
Tuesday 29th - Open
Wednesday 30th - Closed
Thursday 31st - Closed
Friday 1st - Closed


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CrossFit Kids News - Exciting Development.

Coaches Tim and Emma have recently started coaching strength and conditioning for Stafford Rugby club under 10`s team, every Tuesday evening 6/7pm. This is a great addition to the box portfolio of service.  In addition we have also introduced a 2nd class to the timetable - Saturdays 1.30-2.15pm for ages 8/14years. Prices are £3.00 for members £5 for non members.

Saturday Team WOD's

So, many of you know about our team wods on a Saturday, its a great opportunity to get involved with others members in some unusual workout situations but in case you didn't know, Saturdays are also "bring a friend for free" days. What better way to introduce friends and family to our community and show them what we do while they have you alongside them. so if you're looking for a bit of fun, why not sign up for our CrossFit sessions on a Saturday and get fit at the same time.

Mobility Classes - An Introduction By G

As a CrossFit Coach my main focus is to see people move well within everyday life as well as throughout training sessions. The ability to move well within any sport should be a priority over any workouts intensity or load. Lacking mobility and movement opens us up for injury and holds us back from progressing functionally.

I have set up a mobility class to help people understand their bodies and how to fix or improve restriction's. The classes will involve challenging movement sequences as well as the use of mobility tools such as foam rollers, mobility balls, KB`s , Barbells, you name it.....

Classes will commence as of the 14th December with one class running on a Monday at 10:30-12:00 and another class running on a Friday Night at 20:00-21:30.

Learn to move more functionally and build a solid foundation for CrossFit or your desired sport.

Gymnastics Classes

We are proud to finally announce we will be introducing Gymnastics classes starting 7th December 7.30 - 9pm. The price is the same for all our speciality classes; £5.00 for members £10.00 for non members unless is included in their monthly memberships (Platinum, Platinum Plus and Diamond)

Yoga Returns, hooray!

Yoga makes a welcome return to the timetable starting on the 16th December at 10:30 - 11:45. check out Team up for more details.


Introducing Indifitual By Tom Hunt

Indifitual is bespoke CrossFit training for all. Individualised programs devised and delivered by an experienced trainer, competitor and CSC coach Tom Hunt. Whether you're a seasoned athlete looking to hone their skills or a new comer looking to learn the basics of CrossFit in a 1-2 -1 setting, designed to ger the best out of you and your abilities, then book in for a personalised session with IndiFitual. Click on the logo below to learn more about IndiFitual and what Tom can do for you.


Closing Comments...

I can't believe the year is almost over! We have seen so many changes in 2015, many of them obvious like the structural additions to the box, but most of them with you, our members. We at CSC cannot thank you enough for helping us build a strong reputation an amazing community as well as a house full of dedicated athletes that do us proud at each event you attend. The festive season is almost here and we want you to enjoy it, get involved with the Fancy Dress Christmas WOD let your hair down and try to win the prize :). If you haven't already, support the Staffs Classic by competing, helping out or even just being a spectator, any event held at the box always benefits from your support. Wow, 2016 events already!!!