Saturday, May 18th Classes
8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 BootCamp & CrossFit Classes
will be held at the Sculpture Park.
Enter at Western and Broad.
SUNS OUT GUNS OUT!
He has more funny stories than a dog has hair and he drinks more coffee than a trucker on a 10 day haul, yes, it is Brandon! He coaches the Dawn Patrol, a.k.a the 6 am class, and has led most of our On-Ramp and CrossFit Basics Classes since 2011.
Brandon successfully passed all tests and accepted a position with the Seattle Police Department. He has been working hard towards this over the past year!
He has so much drive and passion for this line of work and we couldn’t be more happy for him! We are very proud of you Brandon and all your hard work and dedication to us and the SPD.
Lo, our Memberships Coordinator, will be pursuing her passion for food! We thank her for all her hard work, patience, and fantastic attitude towards all the members and wish her the best of luck and success in her endeavors.
You will both be missed!
Astrid Irene Bonnett
5 lb 1.1 oz. 18 1/2″
Brad and Anna welcomed their first born at 11:30 am on May 1st.
From everyone here at CFBT we congratulate and extend our warmest welcomes to your baby girl.
When doubt and negative thoughts start to challenge what we are capable of doing physically; mental stability will command our bodies to work.
In situations that bring you down on your knees, lean you up against a wall, or have you hunched over with your hands on your knees; change your position!
Take yourself out of a defeated position into a power one; weight in the heels, chest up, lumbar curve maintained, and breathe.
Put your body in a position of power; your mind will be compelled to follow.
Name: Val Wright
Date of Birth: June 25, 1974
Occupation: I have my own business helping leaders and companies grow and innovate.
CrossFitting Since: July 2008
First CrossFit Experience:
I first met Nadia 6 weeks after my first daughter Olivia was born. She was my personal trainer at a local gym. I remember her getting me to do short rounds of a few different functional exercises, at the same time telling me eating oatmeal for breakfast wasn’t healthy and I needed to eat more bacon. I thought I was fit and healthy from boot camp, boxercise, bodypump, yoga and the occasional run but in those initial sessions with Nadia I really struggled to do basic functional movements and it was exhausting me and pushing my body like I had never before. I was hooked. Then Nadia started a Crossfit class a quiet corner of my regular gym. We would do sprints between the weight machines, box jump on step aerobic steps and had to sneak into the yoga class to put our weights away afterwards. After bending one barbell too many it was time to find a new home, and so the crossfit belltown family grew. Meanwhile a few of us would gather at the local park and do outside WOD’s carrying logs and home made sandbags along the waterfront. So much fun.
Favorite CrossFit WOD:
Nasty Girls, because when I first started I couldn’t even squat, never mind the hang power cleans or muscle ups. One of my goals this year is getting a muscle up. One day I will do that WOD RX-ed.
Deadlift, probably because I have made the biggest gains in lifting with this one as I have learned to focus on form.
Least Favorite WOD:
I groan if I see wallballs or overhead squats in any workout.
Favorite CrossFit Moment:
2012 Crossfit Games Opens. I got my first toes to bar 48hours before the opens WOD that required them and my first real box jump the day before. This year I got my first chest to bar pull up during 13.5. Just shows what great coaching can do.
Why do you CrossFit:
People often ask me how I manage with three girls aged 5, 3 & 3, well Crossfit plays a big part in keeping me strong and having a reason to escape sometimes! All of my lifts have drastically improved and last year I ran my first 10k with my brother without doing any running training at all!! I have always had problems with my knees, following great advice from the CFBT coaches I can now squat, lunge and box jump my way through WOD’s.
Cheat Meal of choice:
Wine. Crisps. Cheese.
I eat Paleo most of the time, until I sometimes realize my cheat meals are overtaking my paleo meals! I try to never forget the 1 in 23 rule that Todd at CFHQ shared when he did a nutrition talk for us. You can exercise as hard as you like 1 hour a day every day of the year, but you have 23 other hours every day to mess it up by what you put in your mouth. So true.
If you have the opportunity to workout, take it, even if you don’t like the WOD. One day you may not have the opportunity.
When I was 7 months pregnant with twins I was on forced bed rest for 9 weeks. I realized when you don’t have the opportunity to do something you REALLY want to do it. I couldn’t pick up, carry, chase, or walk with my 18month old and I really wanted to. I couldn’t go to Crossfit and I really wanted to. Then I promised myself that there were so many excuses I always made for not exercising or eating healthily and once I had the opportunity again I would take it.
What do you do on your days off:
Day off??? Playing with my girls at the park, the beach, or out on a bike ride. If I am lucky, a lie in, a day skiing or a day lying by the pool in the sun?….well, I can dream.
Can’t leave home without:
The smallest possible handbag.
Dream vacation spot:
A villa in Europe somewhere sunny for a month where my family and friends from England can come and visit.
Just a friendly reminder of the much anticipated Event with Greg Glassman this Wednesday.
You will most certainly be missing out on a extraordinary opportunity to hear from the Founder and Creator of that activity you do in your spare time; yes, the one that makes you sweat a lot and yell out loud. That activity that gives you the chance to throw around heavy weights, and turns you into a lean, mean health machine.
The gym will be closed Wednesday evening.
2013 CrossFit Open is in the books.
We couldn’t be more proud of all our members here at CFBT.
Absolutely outstanding job by all participants, coaches, and judges!
High five to all the PR’s on clean and jerk, snatch, chest to bar pull-ups, muscle ups, and wall balls! All your hard work is paying off.
Let us all continue to improve, challenge and push ourselves!
There can only be one.
KANE HALL 130