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.
November is the time of year when most people start eating more and getting lazy. The good news is it seems we made it through one of the toughest times of year without this happening. Everyone is looking great and most Turkey Day calories are worked off by now! Now it's time to tough it out one more month and make it to everyone's favorite time of year to get back into the gym - New Year's. By staying on course, you'll be 2 steps ahead of the resolution crowd! Here are some of the things you may have been a part of, or missed, over the past 30 days.
We held our first annual "Barbells for Boobs" 🎀 on November 11th, helping to raise money for breast cancer awareness. As a gym, we raised close to $3,000 and had an excellent turnout for the workout "Grace." Another amazing job by our members to give back to those in need, particularly Vinny C. who raised almost $1,300! You guys/gals rock!
Congrats to all the members who completed the Spartan Super on November 4th in Mountain Creek, NJ. This definitely wasn't an easy one with all the uphill climbing and downhill running over 8+ miles with 30+ obstacles. This was no easy task and you guys/gals crushed it!
Welcome our newest piece of equipment to the gym - a Peg Board! See a coach for pegs and instruction.
Please note: if you do not have 3 strict pull ups, do not attempt.
Side effects may include but are not limited to:
upset stomach, dry mouth, and drowsiness. A side effect is considered serious if the result is: death; life-threatening; hospitalization; disability or permanent damage; or exposure prior to conception or during pregnancy caused birth defect.
Congrats to member Karla Milazzo on the birth of her baby boy - Mateo Milazzo weighing in at 6lbs 8oz, born on November 15th. We look forward to seeing Karla back at the gym.
A Look Ahead to December
Now comes the time of year to eat (grilled chicken), drink (protein shakes), and be merry (lift all the weights)! The holiday season. Everyone's favorite time of year! We're here to help you make it even better! Here's a look ahead.
On Saturday, December 23rd, we will be hosting our 2nd annual Christmas Pajama Party. Classes will run in heats like normal event days, and we will be performing a workout IN OUR PAJAMAS! After the workout hang out, eat food, and have a few glasses of egg nog. More info will be posted in the member group soon.
We are thrilled to introduce a new addition to the coaching team at CrossFit 103.
Crizzy Romano is a CrossFit level 1 Trainer as well as Power Monkey fitness - gymnastics ,aerobic capacity, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit judges course certified, she ranked in the top 4% in the open and worldwide in 2017. She has 4 years CrossFit experience, played basketball thought out high school and trained MMA for several years. She is very skilled in gymnastics, calisthenics, and muscle ups and will be a tremendous asset to our team.
Please give her a warm welcome and introduce yourself.
We are officially a Toys for Tots drop off location. They will be our charity of the month for December. Please help out those less fortunate than us by bringing in NEW UNWRAPPED toys and dropping them off in the big red box we have at the gym.
We are looking for new sweater / t-shirt designs and need your help! Post your designs on Facebook and they will be voted on by members. Best design goes on our next shirt. Please - no cheesy slogans. =)
Thank you to Jessica Mattsson for coming up with an amazing design for our new heavy pullover hoodie. We are now accepting pre-orders. Please comment on our Facebook post asap with size and quantity. If you are not on Facebook, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hoodies price is $50.
A casting director from American Ninja Warrior contacted us looking for CrossFitters to participate in the upcoming season. Please let a coach know if you are interested. To apply, and for more info, you can go to www.ANWtryouts.com. They are looking for skilled warriors with some kind of story (which should be told in the video you need to create). If they accept your video, you'll compete in a local Ninja Warrior Competition with a chance to go on to the finals and compete for a 1 Million Dollar top prize!
November's Big PRs and Firsts
Another month with too many to post! Damnnnnnnnn EFF Fam. You guys are crushing it!!!
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