Week of April 13 through 18

April 12th, 2020

FTX continues to be closed at this time due to Executive order 2020-10 by Governor Pritzker.

“Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! – Mark 16:6 NLT

It is our hope and prayer that you are all safe and sound having a great weekend celebrating Easter. Chances are most of you will not be physically gathering with extended family to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Most likely you are having to be extra creative to be able to gather virtually. May it still be a sweet time. Soon we will be able to end this unprecedented time of separation. In the meantime, we have a great week of workouts planned for you.

If any member has not gotten any equipment, then please contact us and we will get you some equipment. As most of you have noticed, all suppliers are out of equipment. We will continue to try to get more as it becomes available and make it available to our members.

Our #FTXHomeWOD workouts can be seen on Wodify and on the weekly member email. If anyone is not receiving the emails or doesn’t know how to access Wodify, please contact us. This next week consists of 6 WODs that can be done in any order (4A-4F). Each week we program accessory work on top of our regular WODs. This also can be accessed via Wodify. If you are going to do the accessory work this week, then we do suggest that you follow the WODs in order.

Here are your options for working out with us this week:

Zoom CrossFit Classes – These will be MWF at 6:30am and 5:30pm. These are full classes. Even if you will not do the WOD, you are encouraged to join to cheer or simply say “hello”. We all miss seeing each other, and this at least is one way to still connect. The first and last 5-10 minutes of these Zoom CrossFit classes will be reserved for “chit-chat” 😊. So join us! The Zoom meeting ID # and Password will be listed on Wodify.

Zoom Yoga Classes – These will be TTh at 6:00pm. Wanaki Shores-Navata is our yoga instructor! Please reserve your spot via Wodify. Reservations are open now. Please don’t reserve a spot unless you are planning on participating. We have 8 spots available per Zoom Yoga class. If no one reserves, the class will automatically be cancelled 1 hour prior to the start of the class. So, we need reservations in advance. The Zoom link with the meeting number will be listed in Wodify under the workout description for the Yoga program. See this video on how to do it – https://youtu.be/_pqFys3QGmU

Park WODs – We will continue to meet at 12:15pm and 4:30pm weekdays weather permitting. Please check our private FTX Athlete Community page on FB for the days we will do this. Also, look on the Wodify class schedule. Classes that will be at the park will be listed as such – “Park WOD”. As already mentioned, this is weather dependent. It is very important to note that the Governor’s Stay at Home order specifically lists outdoor exercise as a permitted essential activity. Parks are open. Citizens are encouraged to exercise outdoors. But of course we have to abide by the social distancing guidelines and park rules. It is critical for any members that come to our Park WODs to abide by these guidelines and rules before, during and after the Park WODs. We want to be a good example to our community and do our part in this whole pandemic.

CrossFit Support Your Local Box Fundraiser – This is an online competition put on by CrossFit. It is free though you can pay $20 and designate that payment to an affiliate 🙂 Register and get more information here.