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Member Spotlight: Jenny Isherwood

 

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Name: Jenny Isherwood

DOB: May 17, 1978

Occupation: Reading Intervention Teacher at Einstein Elementary
in the Lake Washington School District

CrossFitting Since: January 2013

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: I participated in my first
CrossFit Open in March of 2013, which wasn’t very long after I
had started CrossFit. When Open Workout 13.2 was announced,
I was so nervous! It was a 10 minute AMRAP of: 5 shoulder to
overhead@75#s, 10 deadlifts, and 15 box jumps. I didn’t think
I could put 75# over my head!! When it came time for me to do
the WOD, I spent almost the entire 10 minutes getting 75#s over
my head 5 times. I had enough time left to quickly squeeze in 6
deadlifts, for a total of 11 reps. During my entire 10 minute struggle, I
remember the elite athletes in my gym – who could have easily done
what I was trying to do – were cheering me on. At the end, they
were genuinely excited that I had scored a measly 11 reps!! This was
the first time that I really felt the power of the CrossFit community and
I’ve been hooked ever since!

Why You Do CrossFit: 9 months later, I redid 13.2 and scored
152 reps! Seeing this type of progress in myself and in others is
absolutely exhilarating! As someone that never made it onto any
athletic teams in school, CrossFit has finally made me feel like an
athlete! I’m able to do things now that I never thought possible. I
also love the amazing coaching we get at CFBT and all the friends
I have made! My 6 am friends are like a family to me!! I just love
CrossFit!!!

Favorite WOD: Any WOD the minute I finish it! Once time is called,
even the most dreaded WODs become the biggest highs!

Favorite Lift: There’s something about the short distance the barbell
travels in a deadlift that really appeals to me.

Least Favorite WOD: Karen. This shorty hates wall balls.

Favorite CrossFit Moment: I was able to do 1 unbanded kipping
pull up for a long time before I could finally string 2 together. I
remember the day I finally did 2 in a row, I got so excited that I flew
off the rig without even trying a third and started dancing! My fellow 6
am friends might remember this

Favorite Cheat Meal: Chicago-style pizza

CrossFit Secret: I secretly feel like a bad-ass now that I can do pull-
ups without a band

What Do You Do On Rest Days: I love doing anything active
outdoors: walking, running, hiking, biking, skiing…cocktails on a nice
patio

What Can’t You Live Without: Music. Thank God Kendra plays
80’s Cardio for me!

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere I get to go with my husband,
Jesse.

 

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6am Class on Fridays!

6amFridays now have a 6am CrossFit Class.

 This class is scheduled to debut Friday, September 26!

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Saturday Track Workout

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Track Workout

Saturday, September 20th!

9:30 and 10:30 am CrossFit Classes will be held at

Queen Anne Bowl PlayField

 2806 3rd Ave W, 98119

Please register for class as normal

(Basics and BootCamp members are welcome to attend)

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Niekamp Family

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Finn William Niekamp

6lbs 4.5 oz. 19.5 inches

Born Sept 11th at 10:45am

Marie and baby Finn are doing well.

From everyone here at CFBT we congratulate and extend our warmest welcomes to your baby boy.

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4th Place World Masters Weightlifting Champion: Lincoln Brigham

snatch lincWith great honor, it is our pleasure to announce Coach Lincoln’s impressive 4th place finish in the 55-59 age group, 77kg division, at the 2014 World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Copenhagen, DK.

Lincoln went 3-for-6, with a PR of 75kg in the Snatch and almost finished with a PR in the Clean at 88kg. His finishing total was 160kg, just 3kg short of his PR, not to mention he was 12″ taller than the winner in his division!

After lifting, Lincoln did what he does best, coached! He was there to help his long time friend and OG CrossFitter, Kevin Rogers, in the 94kg division, going 5-for-6 in his lifts.

Fun Fact: There’s a formula for weight lifting called the Sinclair-Metzler-Malone formula. It adjusts for age and body weight and according to the formula his score of 278 is easily his best performance ever. His S-M-M score at National Masters was 263kg. In 2009, when he lifted in the 94kg class and got his highest total ever of 263kg, it was 239kg. So basically “I’m getting better!” And to top it off, he was 12″ taller than the winner in his division this year!

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Lincoln is the tall one in the middle!

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Lincoln and Kevin Rogers

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Member Spotlight: Alex Salerno

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Name: Alexander Salerno

DOB: 8-16-85

Occupation: Product Planner at K2 Sports.

CrossFitting Since: August 2013

 First Memorable CrossFit Experience: The first WOD I completed out of basics was The Filthy Fifty. I slowly chipped away at the 500 reps but by the time I got to the burpees I stopped and just stood there looking at the ground. I couldn’t move and I did not know how I was going to finish the last hundred reps. I was the last one working by this point and everyone kept encouraging me to keep going. Then a few of the people that had just completed the workout came up and started doing burpees with me to help keep me moving, and eventually I finished The Filthy Fifty. That was an awesome and very welcoming introduction to Crossfit Belltown.

Favorite WOD: The Hero WOD McGhee was a recent WOD, and it was the first Hero WOD I have completed as prescribed.

Favorite Lift: The DeadLift

Least Favorite WOD: I thought about this question for a long time and could not come up with a least favorite WOD. If I sucsessfully complete a WOD as perscribed, the time and energy I have put in has paid off and the effort has been positively reinfoced. If I can’t complete a WOD as perscribed it motivates me to keep pushing and to work harder. So I enjoy all of them for different reasons.

Favorite CrossFit Moment: The Crossfit Open was a great experience and one of my favorites. All of the individual competition spaces marked and taped off, and all of the coaches judging each heat. The energy in the gym and the atmosphere was amazing. During the open I set several new PRs and I also completed several new movements for the first time. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to the Open next year.

 

Why You Do CrossFit: I enjoy the variety of Crossfit and the community of people who participate in the sport. Individual Crossfit athletes compete for their own Personal Records while also encouraging the growth of other athletes. Crossfit Belltown excels at attention to detail and providing people with the knowledge and environment to reach any desired fitness goal. Crossfit and Crossfit Belltown have played a huge part in my life over the past year. I moved to Washington just over a year ago and I found Crossfit Belltown shortly after the move. Over the past year I’ve made great gains in fitness and have also made a lot of great friends. I am very thankful to be apart of the Crossfit Belltown community.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza and Beer.

CrossFit Secret: Keep moving. Even if you slow down, just keep moving.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: I like to go to the beach, barbecue, or just hang out and watch movies.

What Can’t You Live Without: Family, friends, and music.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Higgins Lake in Michigan.

 

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Labor Day Schedule Changes

Monday, September 1, 2014

There will be a 10:30am and 12pm class only.

Please register for class as normal.

(Basics and BootCamp Members are welcome to attend!)

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Welcome Sabrena!

Please welcome Sabrena! She will be hosting

a ‘Yoga for CrossFit’ class on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30pm.

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CrossFit Bio

One day in 2010, my husband and I were walking down a sidewalk in downtown Kansas City, MO. It was lunchtime and we came upon a place that had the doors open with music playing and a group of people working hard and having a blast. This was my first glimpse of CrossFit. Shortly after that day, my husband and I tried our first CrossFit workout and we were hooked! We recently moved to Seattle and found CrossFit Belltown. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be a part of the CrossFit Belltown community!

I have been working in the fitness industry since I was 15, first teaching “aerobics” and then progressing to personal training and being an educator for other fitness professionals. I’ve always known that I wanted to help others safely and effectively improve health and wellness through exercise. After receiving my bachelor’s in exercise science and master’s in biomechanics at the University of Kansas, I continued in the business of fitness and accumulated many certifications and credentials, including Pilates and yoga. Recently, I became a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and I couldn’t be more proud of this achievement. CrossFit is a workout, a community, and a culture that allows people to achieve incredible feats of strength and perseverance that they never realized they possessed. I am passionate about CrossFit because never before have I experienced the unique camaraderie and results that come from CrossFit training, and I’ve been in this industry for over 25 years!

Yoga Philosophy

One my favorite aspects of being a fitness professional is to teach people how to achieve performance goals through intelligent movement mechanics. This means different things for each individual, but ultimately we can all benefit by practicing sound movement strategies. In my yoga classes, for example, we practice positions that enhance the performance of athletic endeavors as well as activities of daily living. There is a tremendous transfer of application from yoga postures to daily life. The physical aspect of yoga is not about flexibility as much as it is about mobility, and there is definitely a difference between the two. In CrossFit, we need a special focus on caring for the integrity of the shoulders and hips. We also need to take time regularly to check in with our bodies and explore any restrictions or limitations that could lead to future problems. When I teach yoga to CrossFitters, it’s always with the intent of having fun while tuning in to what the body needs at that particular time for dealing with life’s demands, whether it’s related to performance or leisure.

 

 

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Track Workout

 Saturday, August 23, 2014

9:30 and 10:30 am CrossFit Classes will be held at

Queen Anne Bowl PlayField

 2806 3rd Ave W, 98119

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Click here to view the Park website.

(CrossFit Basic athletes are welcome to attend either class)

There will be NO Bootcamp @ 8:30am

and NO Olympic Lifting  @ 11:30am

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