Please join me in welcoming (left to right) Tim, Philip, Emily, Coach James, Jason (not pictured) Anila, Vinjay, and Paul to our community. They have worked hard these last two weeks in On Ramp and have already seen changes in their health! Be sure to introduce yourself and welcome them into the triple wide as they embark on their CrossFit journey here with us at Albany CrossFit.
We are so excited to see the continued success of our 90 Day Winner Andrew Sheehan. We caught up with him post WOD to learn about what kept him motivated throughout the 90 day challenge as well as his advice for other looking to reboot their health and fitness goals.
We are excited to announce a new program coming to Albany CrossFit; Gymnastics Club! Coach Kyle will be running the show on Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:00pm. Anyone is welcome to join. Gymnastics Club will cost $20 per month additional to your regular membership. Coach Kyle has been working hard on his own gymnastics and body awareness skills as well as broadening his knowledge base with the completion of Crossfit gymnastics trainer and Crossfit advanced gymnastics trainer certifications.
Fact – 76% of the standard benchmark girl workouts have a gymnastics component to them! That’s how important gymnastic movements are in the CrossFit world. Improving on gymnastics movements will guarantee better WOD performances, improved mechanics on weight lifting and of course PR’s!
Coach Kyle is ready to teach us how to better control our bodies and master skills such as the pull up, hand stand push up, ring dips, muscle ups, etc! Don’t have these movements yet? No problem! Coach Kyle always knows how to properly break down, scale and teach the full movement to transition to use in a WOD setting.
Join Coach Kyle on Tuesday and Thursdays starting June 30th!
The American Red Cross will be here on Monday, June 29th from 2-7:00pm for any athletes or community member to donate blood. As a special thank you, the American Red Cross will be giving every donor a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card! The Red Cross is in dire need of donors and we ask that you spare a small portion of your day on Monday, June 29 to saving up to three lives by donating blood.
We are excited to host the CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course on July 11-12! Not often do we get the opportunity to attend a seminar right here in the Capital Region. Register at the link below to reserve your spot.
Two days are spent detailing each lift (snatch on Day 1, clean and jerk on Day 2). The focus is on participants experiencing the basic positions and learning the foundational teaching points for instructing others to achieve them. The snatch and clean and jerk bring speed, power, coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to training and are indispensable to CrossFit programming and developing a well-rounded athlete.
The times of refreshing the Facebook group to see if classes are cancelled due to a snow storm are over! We are in the process of getting all athletes logged into a new text messaging program that will allow the coaches to text message everyone at once about announcements we want to get to you immediately. Please take a minute to sign up. If you have any questions please ask Coach Kat or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s how easy it is…
Text @acf321 to the number 81010. It will then ask you for your name; complete that and you’re done!
Don’t text? 1. I don’t believe you. 2. There is an option to get announcements via email. Click here.
The morning super star Laura Clough is our June Member of the Month. Coach Des says she ‘is always cheering on other athletes after she has finished her WOD. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work out with Laura return the favor and cheer her on too. She is the type of person who is willing to help out in class and with events we host or volunteer for. Congrats Laura and keep up the great work!’ Coach Kyle adds ‘Laura is the type who only needs to hear a cue once and she spends all week working on it. She works on handstand skills for 10 minutes after every class, after the post-wod mobility, of course.’ We are excited to have Laura in our community at Albany CrossFit. Congratulations Laura on being named Albany CrossFit’s June Member of the Month!
Albany CrossFit’s Member of the Month is proudly sponsored by Dr. Bianca Treski of Active Family Chiropractic. Dr. B is our resident “Spine Coach” and she shares in our mission to help make others better than they were yesterday. Members of the Month receive a complimentary $50 assessment card to use at Dr. B’s office. Please see Coach James to claim your prize!
Contact Dr. B:
Phone: (518) 452-2800