WELCOME TO THE CROSSFIT 103 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER. A MONTHLY PUBLICATION TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON NEWS AND EVENTS IN OUR FITNESS COMMUNITY.
We are all excited that summer is almost here. Let’s all be careful, though. Summer is the easiest time to fall off our fitness routine. We’ve seen it happen so many times. Don’t let it happen to you! Make it a priority to get in the gym as often as possible, especially during the summer months when barbecues and vacations occupy so much of our time.
May was a memorable month for our community, which continues to grow. Let’s all make it our mission to introduce ourselves to one person we don’t already know each time we are in the gym.
Here are some of the things you may have been a part of, or missed, over the past 31 days:
→ Coach Gil’s hard work paid off when he crushed it at his first bodybuilding competition, taking home the following honors:
o Men’s Physique Open 5th Overall
o True Novice 2nd overall
o Novice 1st in Class
o Masters 35+ 1st
o Masters 40+ 1st
This includes two National Qualifications for two chances to compete for an IFBB Pro Card in June!
→ Coach Matt was once again a judge at the East Regional in Albany the weekend of May 18-20. Matt made headlines with a famous “no-rep” of Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault at the end of Event 3, thereby making enemies with millions of Canadians.
→ Gary and Brianne participated in their first CrossFit competition, Barbells and Beers, at CrossFit 908. Great job! We are proud of you for going from challengers to competitors.
→ Congrats to Cesare L. who ran the Brooklyn Half in the pouring rain and improved his time by 22 MINUTES!!!
→ We had an amazing day at our Murph Barbecue and workout! Thank you to the 200+ members and family who came out. Congratulations to all who worked their butts off on one of the hardest workouts of the year. The workout is definitely hard, but nowhere near as hard as what our fallen soldiers experienced. Thank you to Marisa for taking the wonderful pictures from the day! We look forward to making this bigger and better every year. If you did not come this year, don't plan anything for the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend next year! Save the Date!
→ We formed a partnership with Condition One to stock their delicious and nutritious Meal Replacement Bars. They are so popular that the first batch sold out within days. We are eagerly awaiting our next delivery.
→ We formed a new partnership with the meal prep company Eat Clean Bro. Get healthy macro friendly meals delivered straight to your house and 10% off using the link: www.eatcleanbro.com/crossfit103
→ Congrats to Coach Cristina and to Allie on their College graduations
→ We said farewell to Coach Sam, who moved out of state to pursue exciting new opportunities. We are very sad to sad to see Sam leave but happy for her. She will be missed. She was a big part of our community.
A Look Ahead To June
→ Many members are running in the Bonefrog Challenge on June 16. There is still time to register and get in on the fun! Register here: http://www.bonefrogchallenge.com/event/bonefrog-new-jersey Use Code NEWJERSEY25 for 25% off. Last year we had over 30 members participate and over a 90% survival rate. =)
→ The Granite Games begins the Week of June 13. Think of it like the CrossFit Open. Workouts will be released, and we will have to do them during any Open Gym time and submit our scores. There will be RX and scaled versions. It’s $25 register. You can register here: https://qualifier.thegranitegames.com/gg-registration-page?affiliate_id=1112825. Fun times will be had by all.
→ Joe P. is hosting a pool party for our community in his backyard on Saturday, June 23. Joe promises a day of fun in his backyard.
May’s PR’s & FIRSTS
Gary G: 235# Front Squat; 135# hang snatch
Ken S: 185# Front Squat
Kellie Ann G: 105# Front Squat; 26 second improvement on mile run
Lauren R: 125# Front Squat; 145# Back Squat
Greg G: Double under
Gaetano D: 215# Front Squat
Matt R: 210# Front Squat
Peter O: 255# Front Squat; 280# Back Squat
Tracy M: 150# Front Squat
Alexis M: 105# Front Squat
Mike A: 240# Front Squat
Jess M: 165# Front Squat; 85# hang snatch
Brianne B: 170# Back Squat; double unders; 90# hang snatch
Erin L: 130# Back Squat; 75# hang snatch
Allie C: 145# Front Squats; kipping pullups
Devan L: 200# Back Squat; 80# hang snatch
Melissa M: 130# Front Squat; 60# hang snatch
Dina C: 115# Front Squat
Raj G: 160# Front Squat
Eric H: 155# Front Squat; 185# Deadlift
Chris G: 385# Deadlift; 245# Front Squat; 135# Overhead Squat
Gerri: 105# Front Squat
Barbie F: 170# Front Squat; 80# hang snatch
Melissa S: 135# Front Squat
Alyssa: 145# Front Squat; 105# hang snatch
Estefania: 145# Back Squat; 140# Front Squat; double unders
Chris R: CrossFit 103 Baseline workout 5 rounds 10 reps to 8 rounds 25 reps in only 4 weeks!
Irene: 125# Front Squat
Beti: 120# Front Squats
Chris C: Strict pullups and kipping HSPU; 100# hang snatch
Bailey: 210# Front Squat; 165# Power Clean
Ralph G: 210# Front Squat
Maria: 170# Front Squat
Thomas B: 235# Front Squat; 190 Power Clean double
Mike A: First Rx workout
Linda: 175# Front Squat
Coach Sal: 24 unbroken chest to bar pullups
Joe Portobello: 275# Front Squat; 145# hang snatch
Jo D: 110# Front Squat
Joe Piesco: 285# Back Squat; 150# hang snatch
Andrew G: 205# Front Squat
Kevin S: 27 unbroken double unders; 205# Front Squat; Butterfly Pullup
Andrea: 10 touch and go power cleans at 70#; 5 unbroken kipping pullups; 80# hang snatch
Jess: Double unders in a wod
Rosemarie: First 50 box jumps
Erin: 100# Power Clean
Marchelo: First bar muscle up
Coach Chris: 200# hang snatch
Coach Matt: 200# hang snatch
Matt B: 200# hang snatch
Teresa: 60# hang snatch
Tony M: 125# hang snatch
Eric H: 90# hang snatch
Victoria M: 120# hang snatch
Ehsan: 95# hang snatch
Melissa: 60# hang snatch
Jon D: 145# hang snatch
Gaetano: 95# hang snatch
Mark A: 95# hang snatch
Linda K: 70# hang snatch
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