Newsletter June 2015

Welcome to the June 2015 Newsletter; remember you can still find all of the box news in the member's only CSC "Team" Facebook page, where your free to discuss the board, the workouts, personal and group achievements and post your pictures for all to enjoy. So here we go...

Previously @ CSC

Scale the Heights Qualifiers

It has been amazing to see so many of you tackle the "Scale the Heights" qualifying WOD's, seeing so many of you really get behind the community and encouraging one another has been fantastic. We are hoping as many of you as possible make it through to the second round events which will be held at the locations below;

  • Event A - Sunday 14th June @ Reebok CrossFit Cardiff
  • Event B - Sunday 21st June @ White Rose CrossFit – Leeds
  • Event C - Sunday 28th June @ Reebok CrossFit Reading

Each second round event will host 90 athletes. 30 males and 30 females made up of the top 10 qualifiers and 20 wild card entrants from each category, plus 15 male masters (45 years +) and 15 female masters (45 +) made up of the top 5 qualifiers and 10 wild card entrants from each category. We will post the results in the usual way on the CSC Team Facebook Page. The "Scale the Heights" Grand Final will be hosted by Reebok CrossFit 3D Manchester on Sunday 13th September 2015 . We will be posting whos made it through on the team page as usual and it would be great to see you at the events.

For more details visit the scale the heights website - http://monkey-box.net/throwdown

Rainhill Trials:

CSC also saw a number of our members hit the competition at Sport City, Manchester on 23rd/24th May, with some incredible results in each of their respective groups

  • Erica Roberts 21st in Kennedy
  • Tammy Berrisford - 9th in Rastrick
  • Beki Blood - 12th in Rastrick
  • Jessica Cook - 27th in Rastrick

As always, this was an amazing competition and it was great to see fellow box members making the journey and supporting our community, so a huge thanks to those who made it up to watch the girls in action. This is what CrossFit is all about and it’s a proud moment when members dig in and compete against others in a competitive environment. Well done girls, great work.

Erica Roberts also attended the Army Powerlifting Unions Ladies Day on the 13th May. Under timed conditions, standing front and centre on a platform in front of a big audience Erica managed to bring home a first place win for her category. Its great to see people venturing outside the box to push themselves further, well done Erica.

CrossFit Games European Regionals 2015  

How could we not give a massive shout out our friend Jo Caulton from CrossFit Deviant, who smashed her way into the European Regionals and walked away with a  24th place finish. Incredible to think that she entered world of CrossFit two years ago and competed in her first open last year finishing109th. This year she managed to obliterate last years performance finishing in 19th place which paved her way to the regionals. Such a proud moment for all of us to see her compete against the best Europe has to offer and rank in the top 25. An absolutely incredible performance and it is great to watch an athlete who genuinely gets excited at the prospect of a competition. I think Jo has inspired us all to dig a little deeper and push ourselves a little harder in each of our CrossFit endeavours. Well done Jo from everyone at CSC :)  

Looking ahead @ CSC

Dates for the Diary

Foundation Courses
Dates for June are as follows,

  • Tuesday 9th June (8pm - 9:30pm)
  • Thursday 11th June (8pm - 9:30pm)
  • Tuesday 16th June (8pm - 9:30pm)
  • Thursday 18th June (8pm - 9:30pm)

 Raising the Bar Competition

  • Saturday 6th June
  • Sunday 7th June

Barbell Club

The Barbell Club continues into June with Steph Owens, there are 5 drop in spaces available (first come first served) for £15. Classes will be capped at 20 places to ensure you all get the attention you need. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings in the Open Gym slot. so please note, for the dates below Open gym will not be running between 8am - 10am as this will be reserved for Steph and her class.

  • 6th June
  • 13th June
  • 20th June

Sunday Strongman Sessions

As mentioned back in May, we are looking to hold Strongman sessions on a Sunday from 9:30am - 11am. Details are still to be firmed up but we are hoping to hold the first organised session in July and will be included in your membership. So keep your eye on the team Facebook page where we will be positing information as we get it.  

Box Accessories

CSC Mobility Yoga

For those of you who don't know, Georgina Gabriel (CSC Coach) started the Yoga classes over a year ago with the goal of bringing something new to the CrossFit schedule. Yoga can benefit everyone from Rugby players, swimmers, runners and CrossFitters by improving strength, flexibility, mobility, concentration, body awareness, core strength and breathing techniques while moving. The classes are choreographed and structured for all abilities, each class is dynamic and challenging but also offer you the opportunity to relax, reflect and open your mind. Described as the "Yang" to the CrossFit "Yin", Yoga compliments the exhilaration and intensity of the daily WOD's by allowing the mind to relax, dynamically recover, building strength, flexibility, mobility and more which is vital for an athlete to perform at their best. If you have not tried this yet, please speak to G or any of the other members who are benefiting from this additional class and get involved, ALL newcomers receive a FREE taster class.
Classes run on the following days,

  • Wednesday @10:45am -11:45am
  • Thursday @10:45am-11:45am
  • Friday @10:30am-11:45am  & 19:15 – 20:45

    Class prices

  • Non gym members - £7.50
  • Gym Members - £5.00

Health and Wellbeing

Injury Clinic:

Paul Hanson Is arranging another injury clinic Saturday 6th June – 09.00-15.30
45 Minute block sessions £25 a session. If you’re interested please ask one of the coaches or send us a message.

Closing Comments...

CSC is growing week by week, so take a moment to say hello to the new members. Likewise, don't forget to put your progress on the PB board; every personal achievement is an achievement worth celebrating.