Stories from the Beach
You’re guide to everything CrossFit Carolina Beach
February 2018 Edition
January and February brought us an amazing amount of progress! New personal records and new members were in no short supply to kick 2018 off in great fashion. A few notables, let’s start with February’s Athlete of the Month—- Brett Smith!
Athlete of the Month
If you haven’t met Brett yet, he is one of the fastest adapters we’ve met. Whether it is losing 35#’s in 5 months, or putting almost 80#’s on his snatch, he has been winning since day one. Read more about his journey here.
He keeps crushing it, and what’s his secret? Just showing up.
Someone who always shows up and delivers in full force is our favorite pedagogue in yogic practice, Heather Metzler.
Heather keeps crushing in her field and has two massive events coming in the next few months. The first is her Lunar Goddess Retreat. It is a 4 hour long event involving yoga, meditation, intention setting practice, as well as chair massage, snacks, and even wine. It is open and available for all experience levels to attend and will be held on February 25th, at 1:00-5:00pm. You can click here for more info!
The second event is an epic. It is a 200 hour yoga teaching training focused on power yoga. It will span a date range from April 9th-27th. Attendees of this 3 week immersion will receive education in the ideas of power yoga and acquire an abundance of tools to add to their skill set. Guest speakers will range in topics from physical therapists, teachers, and personal trainers with a holistic health centered focus. It will be an incredibly unique experience for those that can make it. For more information you can click here.
We are so honored to have such an amazing influence in our lives and we are all so blessed for her influences in the community. Keep crushing it, Heather!
And Brandon Ostrander!
Something amazing has happened! Our own Brandon Ostrander has been accepted to a Doctoral program for Physical Therapy! We are so excited to see where his education takes him; there is no doubt Brandon is an influence and will continue to increase his impact on the world. He will be starting at some point but we are grateful for plenty of time left with him. Keep the influence growing, brother!
Strength Resilience Seminar
for Endurance Athletes!
We have our on in house seminar coming up; Dr. Ryan Godfrey, PT, DPT, will be in the house to provide FREE movement assessments on Monday, February 12th and a second date to be announced soon! Dr. Godfrey is the owner of Body Therapy Inc, and is the premier movement specialist in the greater Wilmington Area.
On top of the FREE movement assessments, he will also be co-hosting with CFCB a seminar focused on strength training for endurance athletes. This seminar will be held on April 14th-15th and will be focused on helping the endurance athlete not only maintain but also gain strength to perform better and to prevent and heal injury.
The seminar will be $50, capped at 25 attendees, and attendees will learn all about giving themselves an effective movement screen, warmups to power your best race day yet, and how strength training can not only make you perform better, but decrease your risk of injury. We will have an active link for sign ups soon.
This will be 3 weeks after the conclusion of the CrossFit Open and 1 week after the conclusion of the Intramural Open and Team Games.
The 2018 CFCB Intramural Open!!!!
The draft happened on Sunday February 11th, and you watch the live announcement here and see the results! If you are facebook free or at work, here are the teams:
|Joel Hartzler||Krissi Fountain||Matt Watson||Jordan Vance|
|John Pio||Katy Fountain||Daniel Scullion||Drew Gonzales|
|Jill Scullion||Ryan Fox||Eileen Rogers||Lidsey Gerkins|
|Heather Metzler||Brett Smith||Shelby Morge||Rachel Mills|
|Brian Rogers||Alyssa Graham||Rob Brink||Christine Abatta|
|Jason McLeod||Marissa Gaab||Scott Stalls||Christian Bolz|
|Alicia Cheripka||Buddy Harrison||Kevin Boyette||Anna Zarn|
|Greg Barber||Jade Day||Fralene Hudson||Ladonna Luckman|
|Amber Barber||David Rakes||Cindy Toone||Bradley Farrell|
|Clark Wilson||Alan Brook||Dan Lee|
|Lucas Pimenta||Joan Pratt|
We are less than two weeks away and the hype is growing! With over 30 of CFCB athletes attending we are definitely CFCB PROUD!!!! You guys and gals are amazing and this will be a wonderful addition to our events throughout the year. It isn’t too late to join up on a team too! Team Captains are Selene Boyette, Krissi Fountain, Clark Wilson, and Bradley Farrell. Please reach out to one of them or a coach to find out more info about the Open and signing up!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!
Due to a low level of attendance over the past 6 months and through 2 months of testing, we are going to take Saturday’s Open Gym hours to 10:00am-1:00pm and Sunday’s Open Gym hours to 10:00am-12:00pm. We are entertaining the idea of eliminating 8:45am class and switching it to both an 8:00am and a 9:00am class. Please let us know how little or how largely this would effect you. We will leave this open to a public opinion period for some time.
Guys night was a blast. If you were absent and afraid of missing out on something special, there was an extended game of H-O-R-S-E (yes the basketball game) paired with sled pushes each time you got a letter. It was a fatiguing time, to say the least.
Next, Ladies Night!
This ladies night will be a dinner March 3rd. The gals will grab some fine grub and wine at a restaurant TBD. This will be paired as a send off for our beloved Brittany Woolverton.
A lot of our ladies love the olympic lifts! We have a new cycle kicking off on February 22nd. More below!
Snatch Like There Is No Tomorrow!
And we already have interest from some new folks on joining the Olympic Program. It is close to full! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
And with new members in the Oly Club, we have new members in the gym too!
Brett Keeler has been putting in a lot of work since he joined CFCB in January. He has been a great addition to the 6 am class and floats around other class times on occasion.
Cherie Borders is an experienced CrossFitter who just relocated to the area.
Christine Brown is a crushing it on Saturday’s and working us in when she can. You can find her husband regularly at the 6:00am where his progress just keeps going up and up.
Dan Glauber is a former competitive swimmer who teaches at Ashley High. Our Ashely Teacher percentage keeps going up!
On the first day she walked in Gretchen Ingwersen seemed to know half the class and we look forward to getting to know her better!
Katie Cozza has told us that she is already feeling stronger after only a few weeks, and can tell her fitness is improving even when walking up the stairs!
Alyssa Graham and Rob Brink joined us recently after being at CrossFit Inside Out for the last few years and bring a wonderful energy to the community!
David Rakes has been coming with Rachel for a few months now and should have a strong showing in the Intramural Open for Team Black!
Alisa Groves just started last week after a little while off from CrossFit and her son TJ is joining the Junior Varsity class as well. She loves the group environment!
Kayla Palm just started this week and is loving it!
Audra Heins just signed up today and decided to jump in on the upcoming Olympic cycle too! Super Pumped!
Goal Review Sessions
Quarterly Goal review sessions are under way and they have been amazing! Taking anywhere from 15-30 minutes and listening to each of your journey and where you want to go is so inspiring. There is no doubt we have some of the best folks in the land! If you haven’t booked a session yet, you can do so here. We want to hear from you!
Nutrition coaching has been a hit! It is amazing what small differences can do to help progress you in the direction you want to head. Marissa has been crushing with her clients and will be our designated nutrition coach moving forward. She is currently cruising through to become a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach and is LOVING the content. She and Jordan are working on this certification to continue offering a results driven experience for all who enlist; and let’s get real, they both love this stuff.
Email email@example.com for a nutrition consultation and to get started today!
From the Team
As always, we are so grateful for your choice of CrossFit Carolina Beach for your fitness goals. We are doing our best to add value to each of you every day and love to hear your stories. If you have a story you would like to share with us and the world, email those to firstname.lastname@example.org . Schedule your goal review if you have not, eat well, and sleep well.
We are blessed to have you here!