We are running a CrossFit Avon camping trip to Salcombe in South Devon on the weekend of 8th and 9th July. Coach Jon’s family own a campsite just outside Salcombe on an old farm so we’ll be getting cheap camping!
Plan for the weekend:
Arrive Friday night to set up tents etc at Higher Rew Camping Park.
Saturday morning: A few fun team workouts at the campsite (Have a go at pulling a tractor!)
Saturday afternoon: Head to the beach in Salcombe.
Saturday evening: Cook food together at the campsite (bring BBQs!)
Sunday morning: Jon’s cliff run of death (very picturesque but with some big hills!) Or Cat’s cliff walk (same route but no running!), both optional of course!
Sunday lunchtime/afternoon: more beach or head home at your leisure.
The cost of the weekend will be £15 per person. If you would like to come, please bring your £15 in cash to the office.
For more information on the campsite please visit www.higherrew.co.uk
For more information on Salcombe and the surrounding area please see http://www.salcombeinformation.co.uk
The floor in Unit 15A is scheduled to be re-laid between the 31st July and 8th August. This will mean that Unit 15A will be out of action during this time.
We will be increasing the size of classes in Unit 15B to account for our temporary drop in capacity and will adjust workouts accordingly. There will be multiple coaches to ensure you still get as much attention as you would in any normal class but you can expect some changes to our timetable during this period. We will release more detail on this as soon as we can.
One of our athletes and our recommended Physio Pete Jowsey will be running clinic sessions at CrossFit Avon on Thursday evenings 6.30 - 9.30pm on a one month trial basis starting on 15 June. Several of our athletes already use Pete and benefit from his bespoke approach. If you’d like to see a physio with CrossFit-specific knowledge at the box please contact Pete directly to discuss or book in via ww.pjphysio.co.uk/contact or 07805051372 or chat to the office for further info. Appointment lengths for these clinics are 1 hour (£60) or 30 minutes (£35). Pete has a wide range of skills and a focus on maximising biomechanics whilst treating pain or injury to improve you as an athlete whilst resolving your pain. Pete also provides feedback sheets to help you and the coaches adapt your training but keep you training. www.pjphysio.co.uk/about-pete
The Rainhill Trials
Well done to Ana Marques, Hilary Galvin and Coach Alice for their performances at the Rainhill Trials in Manchester. This was a one day individual competition that was split in to different tiers after a series of qualifying workouts.
Ana came 39th in the top division against some very high level competition. Alice made it on to the podium in the second tier competition in 3rd place and Hilary came 44th in the second tier competition. They all did themselves and the gym proud!
We sent 5 teams down to the One and All Games in Cornwall for a weekend of fitness, fun and camping! Everyone had an amazing weekend with some brilliant workouts involving rope climbs, hay bale rolling, log thrusters, sandbag carries, tyre pulling and all the usual barbell movements! Results as follows out of 83 teams:
Forging Elite Fatness 33rd
2 Bars 2 Snatches 39th
CrossFit Avon Jerk Chickens 40th
You’re Avon a Laugh 51st
Lock Up Your Dottirs 64th
Well done to the 3 teams who went down to Devon to compete in the War in the Woods pairs competition. It was a gruelling day with Alice & Emma and Jon & Raf both narrowly missing out on 3rd place by just a couple of reps and Ana and Kerrie with their strong showing to finish 11th.
Our athletes headed over to CrossFit Bath recently to help launch the Qualifying season for Strength in Depth, one of the biggest competitions of the year. Everyone pushed unbelieveably hard in a very tough workout but it was Adam Wookey who had the fastest time of the night beating athletes from several other local gyms. Our athletes will be testing themselves at two further qualifying workouts over the next few months to hopefully qualify for the finals weekend in November.
Cathie, Hilary and former member Esme competed at the Three of a Kind competition in Cheltenham on Sunday and after a full day of tough workouts managed to come 8th out of 28 teams. Well done!
We ran another fantastic Running Workshop with Shane Benzie of Running Reborn in May. Everyone was blown away by his knowledge and expertise. He guided the participants through improving their technique by focussing on cadence, foot placement and a range of other technical aspects of running whilst videoing improvements and giving actionable steps to go away and practise. This workshop has been fantastic every time we have run it so keep your eye out for future dates!
What a night! It was our biggest Big Box WOD ever with 16 teams doing battle over 3 tough WODs! Well done to everyone who took part and made it such a memorable evening but congratulations to Alex, Henrry, Royston and Jennine for topping the podium at the end of the night!
The next Big Box WOD will be on August 11th and will be our annual Summer BBQ so get yourselves booked in for another excellent evening of fitness and food! More details to follow.
Feeling tight and sore from all your hard work in the gym? Why not book a Sports Massage session with Lizzie in our Treatment Room? She does both half hour and hour-long sessions. To book get in touch with Lizzie on 07976 761407 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to those who filled out the poll to show their preference for some more morning classes. We are currently looking at options with a view to increasing our morning offering very soon. Watch this space!
The next Beginners' Olympic Weightlifting classes will be on Tuesday 20th (Clean & Jerk) and Thursday 22nd (Snatch). If you are interested in learning a new sport and have achieved Level 1 weightlifting on our Athletic Levels with good mobility in the Front Squat and Overhead Squat then get yourselves booked in! The Olympic Weightlifting movements are a great way to develop strength, power, coordination and agility. By completing the Beginners' sessions you can then book on to any of the 4 Olympic Weightlifting classes that we run every week.
The CrossFit Avon Team.