What a night! It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas party this year at the Gloucester Old Spot pub. There was good company, good food and lots of fun and games! A huge thank you must go to Amelia, Shriya, Emily and Emma who organised the entire evening. They did an amazing job!
The annual ’12 days of Christmas’ workout will take place on Friday 22nd December. Get yourselves booked in to a class to celebrate Christmas in the only way we know how; a big workout!
A number of Avoners have entered the Tough Mudder City 5k, which takes place over the weekend of May 18th & 19th 2018 on the Clifton Downs. If you fancy doing it and want to join the CF Avon team then search for ‘CF Avon’ when you sign up and use the password ‘Functional’. Everyone is welcome!
More information can be found on the Tough Mudder Website
CrossFit Avon hosted the Battle of the Bristol Boxes competition on Sunday 3rd December. Teams from other local boxes including CrossFit Fort Ashton, CrossFit Chew Valley, CrossFit GB, CrossFit MPG, CrossFit BS East, CrossFit Valesco, CrossFit OzBox, CrossFit Oxhouse and CrossFit 605 all competed in 3 WODs with a final for the top 4 teams. The atmosphere was amazing all day with loads of people shouting and cheering their support for the competing teams.
In a very closely fought final it was CrossFit OzBox who took the overall win with Avon 1 in second and CrossFit Chew Valley Black in third overall. On the day there were PB lifts and even a first Pull Up, which was just as big an achievement as those who made it on to the podium.
A massive thank you must go to all of the volunteers and judges who gave up their time to help out on the day. This includes the large group of people of helped set up the day before and stayed afterwards to help clear everything away. The day could not have run without you, thank you! Thanks also to the sponsors Chalk Dust Clothing, Project Get A Grip, SGF Speed Ropes, Foundations Café and Moduflex Custom Rigs.
No Mans Land 2
Well done to coaches Caz and Maureen who finished first in the No Mans Land 2 Pairs competition in Taunton recently.
Strength in Depth
CrossFit Avon competed in the Strength in Depth finals at the beginning of November held at the University of Bath. Having qualified in 25th place the team went in to the competition with a great deal of confidence. The event consisted of 2 days of tough team workouts with everything from swimming to obstacle course races thrown at them. Everyone performed amazingly and we came away with a 55th place finish. What really made the weekend was the epic support from the CrossFit Avon Crew all looking fantastic in their t-shirts creating a sea of red at each event! We were by far the loudest supporters at the event which really gave the athletes a boost. Well done to all on the team but a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support and to Moduflex Custom Rigs for their support of the team.
The Christmas Big Box WOD was a rather quiet night this year (possibly due to some hangovers from the Christmas Party the night before!) but everyone smashed their way through the 3 workouts to decide the Big Box WOD winners. Congratulations to Matt Hunt, Sam Malloy, Coach Raf and Becky Woods for winning on the night but a huge well done to all who took part! Keep your eye out for the next Big Box WOD in the new year!
We welcomed Adam Wookey on to our Coaching Team in December. Adam has successfully completed our Internship Programme having passed his CrossFit Level 1 qualification. Keep an eye out for him in your classes!
Merton Road has very limited parking with lots of businesses trying to operate, often around the clock. Please be conscientious when parking your car and do not block other units or the road. You can park in the Co-op car park for one hour for free or alternatively the residential streets around the gym are all unrestricted parking.
Pete currently runs a Physiotherapy clinic on Wednesday evenings. Several of our athletes already use Pete & 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 www.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 to allow you to continue to attend classes.
The next Beginners Olympic Weightlifting classes will be on Tuesday 19th (Clean & Jerk) and Thursday 21st December (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.
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