WELCOME TO THE ELITE FUNCTIONAL FITNESS (CROSSFIT 103 & THE SQUAT ACADEMY) MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, A MONTHLY PUBLICATION TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON NEWS AND EVENTS IN OUR FITNESS COMMUNITY.
October has always been a fun month - costumes, decorations, parties, pumpkins, apple cider donuts, apple picking, and lots of lifting. It's always sad to say goodbye to October, but at least we have some great memories as we prepare for Thanksgiving and the winter season. Here are some of the things you may have been a part of, or missed, over the past 31 days.
Our 1st annual Halloween Party was a huge hit! Over 60 members showed up in some amazing and creative costumes. We ate good food, drank (A LOT), danced, played flip cup, beer pong, some weird balloon popping game, and much more that we can't talk about here 😏. The 3 top costumes went to Lenny D. (The Hulk), Vicky and Pete (Happy Gilmore and the Alligator), and Erich & Michele (Flo from Progressive & Jake from State Farm). If you missed this party, don't worry, we'll have one again next year!
We had a bunch of members competing this month in races and competitions. Erich, Matt, Jess, Mike, Natalie, Valerie & Corinne competed in the Ragnar Trail Series (above), an 8 person relay race that covered close to 130 miles (split about 16 miles each) and took a total of over 25 hours to complete! Awesome job. We also had a bunch of members compete in the "Rookie Rumble" CrossFit Competition in NJ. Congrats to Erich, Natalie, Pete, Allie and Victoria for crushing it and setting some Oly Pr's! Let's keep it up!
Every Halloween our little friend comes out to play. For some reason, she is fascinated with coach Cristina. Don't worry; she doesn't bite. Well......at least not that we are aware of. We're actually surprised Gil didn't toss her because of her terrible spelling. Good thing she didn't write "Your."
Another Challenge class started, and this was a memorable one with many great new members. By the time you read this they will all be in classes. Introduce yourself and say hi! We were all "new" once too.
Leah just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Alessandra Michele, weighing in at 5lbs, 9ozs and 18 1/2 inches long! Congrats Leah!!! Best of luck, and we can't wait to have you back in the gym in a few weeks!
A Look Ahead To November
Our next big event is Barbells for Boobs on Saturday, November 11th starting at 9am. We will be performing the WOD "Grace" (30 Clean & Jerks - scaled versions for non CrossFit) for breast cancer awareness. More details will be posted this week. Please join us to help raise money and awareness. If you have not yet joined our Barbells for Boobs team, please do so by clicking this link Barbells for Boobs Team Page.
After many successful challenges, we are starting a new 6 Week Challenge on November 14th. Many of you have had amazing results with our 6 Week Challenges, and have continued with us to see even more amazing results. Now is your chance to help a friend! If you know anyone that needs this, please let us know and have them reach out to us!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This is the season where many people fall off and start gaining back weight. Don't let that happen to you! Get in the gym! Take a few cheat days, not months! Enjoy the turkey and pies - AFTER YOU LIFT!!! 💪🏽🍗
October's Big PRs and Firsts
Yea......So many pr's this month and I got too lazy to type them all. So what?! 😝💪🏽💪🏽
Awesome work Fit Fam!!!!!!
Welcome Our Newest Members!
All this happened in just one month! Can't wait to see what the future has in store! Thank you for being part of our community!
~ The Elite Functional Fitness Fam