Thursday, July 17, 2014
The seminar fee is $80 for Sigma CrossFit members. If there's space available, we will open it up to the public at $100 for non-members. If there is an overwhelming response, we will prioritize seminar reservations by gym attendance & maybe even an arm wrestling contest for any remaining spots! Please share this announcement on Facebook & other social media!
The seminar will start promptly at 9:00am on Saturday August 2nd, & finish at approximately 2:00pm. The gym will be open at 8:00am for anybody that needs to do any extra warm up/mobility work beforehand. Bring your jump ropes & Oly-lifting shoes (if you have them).
Also, because of the length of the seminar (approximately 5 hours), there will be NO Kids Club for this event. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but that is too long for us to watch kids & it will be in everyone's best interest to find a relative or babysitter that can watch your kids at home.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to reserve your spot for the seminar! Your reservation is not final until we actually charge your credit card.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sigma CrossFit Receives 2014 Best of McKinney Award
McKinney Award Program Honors the Achievement
MCKINNEY June 11, 2014 -- Sigma CrossFit has been selected for the 2014 Best of McKinney Award in the Physical Fitness Program category by the McKinney Award Program.
Each year, the McKinney Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the McKinney area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 McKinney Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the McKinney Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About McKinney Award Program
The McKinney Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the McKinney area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The McKinney Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
McKinney Award Program
McKinney Award Program
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
In case you haven't noticed, we've stepped up the aggressiveness of our programming! Expect to see more WODs with multiple parts! That doesn't mean we'll always be doing that from now on, but having multiple parts means we can get more variety in our workouts during the week, making us more well-rounded! As always, you can always scale back on the intensity or volume, if needed, to adjust the workout to your level of fitness (or soreness)!
Our change in training/programming philosophy stems from the fact that CrossFit was originally intended to increase general fitness for all athletes across all sports. It was meant to be the "core curriculum" for fitness & sports, similar to having a core curriculum of science, math, & English in college that must be completed before you can study a specific major or specialty. The original CrossFit WODs & programming was intended to be done IN ADDITION to an athlete's sport-specific practice. So an athlete could be expected to do CrossFit in the morning for a short WOD, then go to some other practice (such as baseball, football, wrestling, etc) in the afternoon. I have been programming in a style very similar to CrossFit.com for the last 2.67 years of Sigma CrossFit. However, since CrossFit has become so popular over the last few years, it has become a sport by itself instead of merely just a supplement to sport. So what do you do when your sport is CrossFit? I believe that implies we can do more volume in our WODs since we're not concerned about being fresh for baseball or football or whatever practice in the afternoon.
With that in mind, we're suspending the Skill of the Month to focus on the more aggressive programming. I am very well aware that many of us have seen AMAZING improvements through our Skill of the Month focus, with many people getting their first pull ups & handstand push ups, as well as significant increases in 1RMs in cleans & squats. However, I sometimes feel that the significant PRs are coming at the expense of proficiency in other skills or movements.
To ensure that we get that extra practice & focus on technique that was so useful when we did the Skill of the Month, we will be adding a weekly Saturday Workshop! The Saturday Workshops will be from 09:15 to about 10:00 or 10:15, during Open Gym. We will still have Open Gym from 09:00 - 11:00. The Saturday Workshops will focus primarily on TECHNIQUE practice. It will not be a WOD or a metcon (but you can still do those on your own as part of Open Gym after the Workshop). Remember, we will be focusing on movements that require technique (instead of simple brute strength), alternating primarily between the Olympic lifts & gymnastics. As of now, this will not be a dedicated Olympic weightlifting class, but that may happen if there is a need for it.
Saturday Workshops start at 09:15. Meaning, you are expected to do your own warm up & mobility BEFORE the Workshop starts so we can get close to a full hour of technique practice to build sufficient muscle memory. Scheduling for the Workshops is set to give us enough time to still do a WOD afterwards that we may have missed during the week. We will try our best to announce the subject of the Saturday Workshops in advance, usually trying to focus on a skill that will be seen in the following week's programming.
Because of the aggressiveness of our programming, some of you may also want to take a day off in the middle of the week, maybe even just temporarily until your body adapts to the increased volume. A recommended template for this would be training on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday. Rest day on Thursday. Training on Friday. Then on Saturday Open Gym, make up the WOD that was missed on Thursday. Rest day on Sunday.
Please continue to give me & the trainers feedback so we can continue to steer Sigma CrossFit in a direction that achieves our goals of general fitness & is still fun & interesting for all of you! Thank you!
Monday, May 26, 2014
....Run, 1 mile
....Pull ups, 100 reps
....Push ups, 200 reps
....Air squats, 300 reps
....Run, 1 mile
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, & squats as needed. Start & finish with a mile run. If you've got a 20# vest or body armor, wear it. Time cap is 60 minutes. Post time.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Unfortunately, we did not win one of the small business grants that Chase was giving away. However, I finally completed the awesome video of the 286 burpees I did for the 286 votes we received! Thank you everyone for your support & your votes!