Saturday, January 29, 2011

Guest Crossfitter

One thing that I have found in common across all the different crossfit gyms that I have visited, regardless of size of gym, number of members, how long it has been opened is that every owner or coach has been enthusiastic in their response as to whether I can drop in.   Upon arrival they have been super friendly and helpful ( i have gotten rides back to my hotel, suggestions of where to eat and things to do).  Today was no different when I visited Crossfit Westchester.   Chris G the owner was fantastic, he treated me like anyone of his regular members and even shared his future plans for the box.   It got me thinking just how many boxes have I visited so I decided to create the visit.


  1. NYC Blackbox - I got to help lay down the rubber floor- damn those are heavy
  2. Crossfit Performance - BK made it fun for sure.  Looking to visit his new box.
  3. Crossfit San Francisco - KStarr, Boz and Angel - top notch coaches and what a view.  Probably the best view from a crossfit gym anywhere. Who doesnt love to train outside under a tent?
  4. Crossfit Sydney -I think I was the only one in the class without Vibram Five Fingers
  5. Crossfit San Mateo - Small world Brendon Mahoney is a Innov8 sponsored athlete and is friends with Lisa8 of CFNE.
  6. Lalanne fitness powered by Crossfit (San Fran) - Close to my favorite hotel in SF.  Coach Mike Perry grew up in Massachussetts
  7. Crossfit London - First gym I was in that had parallel bars. Locted Bethnal Green, in heart of London’s colourful and historic East End. What this means is that the neighborhood is a bit sketchy.  
  8. Crossfit Vegas - One of my favorite gyms - located inside a stadium.  Great layout.
  9. Crossfit Affliction (Fort Lauderdale)- Been to their first box and to their new box.  Coach Steven Bowser is a lot of fun to train with and to ride your ass while working out.
  10. Crossfit Richmond - Cool gym in an old building.  All I remember is a rowing, burpee brutal wod.
  11. Atlas Crossfit (Chicago) - Great gym.  Big space and a separate area for rope climbs and muscle-ups.   The think that I remember about this gym was that I was taking my time setting up my equipment for the wod when I realized there were no more 55lb Kettlebells left so I was stuck with a 70 lb'er for the WOD.
  12. Crossfit Chicago - This is the home box of one of my colleagues.   Its in an industrial park and has a nice gritty get down to work feel to it.   Really big space but needed a bit more equipment.


CrossFit Westchester WOD:

Part A:
2 minute Max Overhead Squats (95/65)
2 minute Max Pushups
2 minute Max Situps

First time - 35, 65, 95 = 195

Part B:
AMRAP 6
6 Deadlifts (225/155)
12 Box Jumps (24/20)

6 Rounds plus 12 reps

This is a goat with a strength.   Felt pretty good. Chris let me join the next class to do the 2 minute warning again.

Second time - 44, 63, 81 = 188
Pretty happy that I was able to be fairly consist

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