Tomorrow is our volunteer shift at the Albany Regional Food Bank. The Food Bank is located at 965 Albany Shaker Road. Here are a couple things to think about:
– Dress warm
– Bring work gloves if you have them
– Bring a friend (they always need more help)
– A few of us will be meeting at 9:30am at ACF to head over together
– We plan on grabbing lunch or coffee after and so should you!
The 90 Day Challenge officially begins January 1st!
All measurements and WOD’s need to be complete and sent by January 10th at 10:00pm to Coach James at James.McDermott@AlbanyCrossFit.com.
Please let us know if you have any questions! Good Luck!
Neck: Place the tape at the base of the neck. Measure the circumference.
Waist: Place the measuring tape about a 1/2 inch above your bellybutton (at the narrowest part of your waist) to measure around your torso. When measuring your waist, exhale and measure before inhaling again.
Hips: Place the measuring tape across the widest part of your hips/buttocks and measure all the way around while keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
BodyFat %: Here is a is simple online calculator to link in the post and reference in the video. www.calculator.net/body-fat-calculator.html
7 Minutes of Burpees! (Scheduled: Sunday. 1/4/15)
Adopt a Family
Thank you to all who participated in our Adopt a Family program this year.
The giving power of our community was just incredible.
Special shout out to Bryan Sheppeck for taking time out of his day on Sunday to deliver all the presents!
If you see him in class, give that man a handshake.
We truly appreciate all of his help and hard work.
Construction of the Double Wide starts this Monday (12/22).
We have a lot of exciting things going on in that room: rig, new floor, and paint!
Please adjust your workout plans accordingly.
We apologize for the mess.
Please take not of our class schedule next week.
Christmas Eve: 11/24 – 5:30am, 6:30am, 8:00am, 9:00am, Noon, 3:30pm.
Christmas Day: 11/25 – Closed
Friday: 11/26 – 5:30am, Noon, 5:00pm
We are proud to announce that Coach James has recently written a book!
He has been working with National Champion Jon North on the project over the last few years.
The book is about Jon’s journey through the sport of weightlifting, his philosophies /methods on technique and writings from his online blog.
It is currently available for pre-order at www.TheAttitudeNation.com.
Order your copy today!
We are excited to announce that the 90 Day Challenge will be starting on January 1st, 2015!
The 90 Day Challenge is our annual fitness challenge.
It is a great way to ensure you keep your New Years Resolutions and over that years we have seen some amazing lifestyle transformations.
Take a look at last years winner Joe Sinisgalli and his incredible transformation:
Price: $35 / Participant
December is here and whether it’s the glow of a Hanukkah Menorah or the shine of LED Christmas Bulb lights that make the cold and snow a bit more bearable. We have a little light that makes our community brighter whether by her achievements with the barbell, her smile at the desk or her encouraging words as we push through our own battles.
Brittany LaClair is Decembers Member of the Month. Besides packing one of the top back squats at ACF (250+!!!) she is often seen putting in the extra work to (BE)tter. The French have a word for “the light”…you won’t be surprised that it’s La Clair. Thanks for being our light and congratulations on being the ACF Member of the Month for December 2014. – Coach Gannon
What a few coaches had to say about Brittany:
” She’s very committed to our “be better” slogan. Always working on her sucks after class and putting in the time. Great member of our community and happy to call her a friend. The end.” – Coach Kat
“One of the strongest ladies in the gym. Hit a 250 pound back squat a few weeks ago. Has no idea how strong she really is.” – Coach Chris
“Amazing transformation from someone who never held a bar bell to being one of the strongest woman I have ever met.” – Coach Shye
We have a lot of exciting events planned throughout December and into the new year!
Festivus Party: A festivus for the rest of us! On Saturday, December 13th @ 1:00pm we will be having a holiday party! There will be a pot luck (please bring a paleo friendly dish), feats of strength, festivus poll and airing of grievances.
Adopt a Family: We will be participating in the adopt a family program again this year. Within the week there will be a Christmas Tree set up by the front desk where you can select items to buy for those in need. Cash donations are also welcomed (we will purchase gifts from the wish list for you). Delivery volunteers will be needed on Saturday, December 20th @ 1:30pm.
Albany Food Bank: On January 3rd from 10am-Noon we will be volunteering at the local food bank. It is located in Colonie (4 miles from ACF). Our “WOD” on that day will be to assist in loading / unloading trucks and sorting items. We need 30 volunteers per shift. The Noon to 2pm slot is also available to us if we have enough volunteers. We hope to do this throughout the year every quarter.
Schedule Change: Due to low attendance – we have decided to combine the 3:00pm and 4:00pm classes. Starting December 15th there will only be a 3:30pm to 4:30pm class on the schedule. Please plan your workouts accordingly. Also, Gymnasty on Wednesday nights is cancelled. Coach Christine has decided to pursue other endeavors at this time, but appreciates the support that was shown for her class.
90 Day Challenge: Starting January 1st we will be running our yearly fitness challenge! This is your opportunity to not only set, but keep your new years resolutions by buckling down on nutrition and working hard on your goals. The entry fee is $35 / person and the grand prize for first place is a 1 year Membership to the gym! Details on benchmark WODs, Standards and other prizes will be announced shortly.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of our charity events, participating in the 90 Day Challenge or have questions please email email@example.com.
Next week we will be offering a Black Friday sale for our December On Ramp!
Special: $100 (Regular Price: $179) Expires: December 1st
Our next On Ramp Course begins Monday December 1st.
Email Info@AlbanyCrossFit.com or call (518) 250 – 9348 to sign up!
Also, here is a reminder of our Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule.
Please plan your workouts accordingly.
Wednesday: 11/26 – 5:30am, 6:30am, 8:00am, 9:00am, Noon, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Thanksgiving Day: 11/27 – 10:00am Only
Black Friday: 11/28 – 5:30am, Noon, 5:00pm