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Welcome to the Champions Club Summer!

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Army Workout Recap

Earlier this morning we brought back the Summer 2014 Army Theme Workout with a few twists in the mix. First, we had an even group of 12, so we did teams of 4 instead of 5. As such, we took out the ring dip station in an attempt to keep the rotations even. Next we took out the partner deadlift because Coach T's monster sandbags are not here any more and added a bar swing in place, we subbed a medicine ball run for the double unders, and last but not least, Binno came up big for us and brought some 60-lb. logs from his house we could use for the cleans in conjunction with the tire flips.

After people got the hang of it, it seemed to go pretty smoothly.  The playlist was also very interesting; Binno managed to find an Army Cadence station on Spotify, which sounded exactly like you would imagine. The winning team consisted of Elizabeth, Murley, Saporito, and Ricky. You can see the full results here. And I managed to snap a few pictures that can be seen in the August '17 Daily WODs photo gallery.

Great job to everyone today, good looks to Elizabeth for bugging me over and over to bring this one back, and I think we might have room for one more theme workout between now and Harry Potter. So be on the lookout.

Theme Workout Announcement: Army

Every Summer we try to bring back a Theme workout from the past; this Summer, by the request of Elizabeth Banet, we are bringing back the Army workout from Summer 2014.

In the old CrossFit Journal printouts, they used to feature "The Grinder" section, which was a team workout designed for Army members stationed overseas to do with minimal and improvised equipment. The test run we did in 2014 went well, so we're going to try it out again on Saturday at 9 am with a few modifications.

Hope to see you there!

Shark Week/Hawaiian Workout Recap

For the 4th Summer in a row, we combined two classic theme workouts: Shark Week and Hawaiian. We had a small turnout this morning, and unfortunately is was an odd number, so I was forced into service alongside the uninspiring and unflattering attire of Chris Binno.

I have always thought this was the toughest of all the theme workouts, and the sharking relay is a main culprit. This year we followed the same format as 2016: one minute at each of the 4 stations (we added the push jerk/press to Limbo Lifts) and 2 minutes on the Shark Relay. For the second week in a row, Aaron Sabal came out on the winning team, this time with Conor.

No doubt Conor was counting by two's, but I guess that's what they gotta do to win. The full results can be seen here. We will still be having at least 2 more theme workouts coming for the rest of the Summer. Maybe more. Be on the lookout!

Theme Workout Announcement: Shark Week/Hawaiian Mashup 2017

In Summer 2010 we had two separate workouts: Shark Week and Hawaiian (which was coincidentally our first ever theme). In 2014 we mashed them into a single theme and the format worked out really well, so we've been rolling with it ever since. And now it's back!

Hawaiian/Shark Week Mashup - Sat. @ 9 am

Here's the 2014 highlights:

Last year we hosted it here at the gym. Not sure if we're staying home or going to the hill yet. You'll have to wait and see!

80's Theme Workout Recap

The 7th installment of the 80's Theme Workout took place earlier this morning and, well, we have a winner...

After Mr. Wonsil walked through the door, there was very little attention paid to reps completed, movement technique, or anything unrelating to those fantastic calves and pale thighs. But for the sake of tradition we did our best to count reps and such, and it turns out Sabal and Reggie came out on top!

Full workout results can be seen here. And full photo gallery here. And full-body pics of Mr. Wonsil will now be in the dreams of every single mom that reads our website.

Great job to everyone who showed up today! Be on the lookout for another theme workout next weekend. Should be extra dangerous!

Theme Workout Announcement: 80's!

This Saturday will mark the return of arguably the most highly-anticipated theme workout in the Champions Club vault: Back to the 80's!

The Summer 2011 in the Fieldhouse was the first time this workout was introduced to the Champions Club, and Brian the Trainer was the main producer. It has evolved a little over the years and the soundtrack has been popular, but without doubt the main attraction is the workout attire:

I am slightly concerned what might come of this weekend with Binno returning and a rumor of Jacob coming in. But we shall see...

Saturday at 9 am! Set your alarm!

Disney Doozy 2017 Recap

After three straight weeks of poor showing on team workout Saturdays, we finally got a great turnout! Carter, Kenny, Conor, Maddy, and her brother Nolan all set their alarms for an unusually early time of 8:30 am and joined the rest of our crew for the classic Disney Doozy Theme Workout.

Lindsey surprised everyone by bringing on our choice of Moana or the new Beauty and the Beast for us to watch after the workout, and Pat provided us with a slew on unfavorable carbohydrates to snack on (though, you heathens ate my Starbursts).

On a more serious side, Elizabeth and Jennifer teamed up to win the workout under the alias "Olaf and Sven" from that God-awful movie, Frozen. But we forgive them because they won.

There are few things that can put me in a better mood than seeing a well-attended Summer Theme Workout, and you guys all did a great job today, especially rookies Lindsey and Pat. Big shouts to Bubs for being Bubs. And special mention to Binno, who not only won the best-dressed award for his Aladdin outfit, but also put his plunging powers to good use a half hour before the session and unclogged the paper-towel stuffed boys' toilet. (Paper towel is for the garbage can... I thought that was a given!)

But I digress. Again, thanks for a great workout folks. Be on the lookout for 80's coming soon. Until then:

Disney Dooozy 2017 Photo Gallery

Disney Doozy 2017 Workout Results