Week of January 11 – 16

January 10th, 2021

More than a workout – Change your life!™

Regular full schedule this week.

FTX January Bingo Challenge
Until Sat, 1/30

We are doing a fun challenge for January. Grab or print out (PDF is attached) one of our Bingo sheets and see how many Bingos you can complete this month. Complete Bingos and get the following rewards:

  • 1st Bingo – A free FitAid
  • 2nd Bingo – A free Atlas Bar
  • 3rd Bingo – An entry to our raffle for an RPM Jump Rope
  • 4th Bingo – An entry to our raffle for a new pair of Nano Xs
  • Blackout – A special unique FTX shirt designed just for this challenge.

So, grab or print out a sheet and see how many you can complete this month!

Gymnastics Clinic
Sat, 1/23 & Sat, 2/20

It is time to sign up for FTX’s two-part Gymnastics Clinic led by coach Patrick, which has its first meeting on Saturday, January 23. Participants will learn simple exercises for developing the strength required for gymnastics movements, then leave with four weeks of progressive homework plans to be accomplished alone or with friends. The group will meet again on February 20th to learn the techniques required for various gymnastics movements and leave again with progressive homework to sharpen in those gymnastic skills before the CrossFit Open.

Skills are broken into two courses: Basics and Advanced:

  • The Basics course is for all levels, whether you are working on your first pull-up or preparing for this year’s Murph. Basics covers pull-ups, toes-to-bar, and handstand push-ups. (Meeting time 1:00pm)
  • The Advanced course is for those looking to succeed in movements required to Rx the CrossFit Open workouts. Advanced covers bar muscle-ups, ring muscle-ups, and handstand walks. (Meeting time 2:00pm?)

Cost is $75 per person and participation is capped to ensure personal attention. Non-FTX members are welcome but will need access to their own equipment to accomplish the homework.

FTX Kids’ Classes

Due to increased demand for our FTX Kids’ program, we expanded our classes in December. Our FTX Kids’ schedule is:

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Tuesday and Thursday
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Please give us feedback as to how these classes have worked for you, and if they are a good time slot to continue. If a given class is full, please do still sign-up and get on the waitlist. First, people do cancel and that way you’ll often still get in. Second, this allows us to see demand and lets us best judge the need for more classes. We want to offer enough classes to ensure all the kids can attend as often as desired. There have been several weeks in the past two months where we added Kids’ classes at 3:30pm to ensure everyone got to attend.

New Zoom Classes

We have added a whole new capability to FTX! You can now participate in any of our classes via Zoom. With the system we’ve installed it’s almost like you are at FTX.

  • You can see the class as if you had a spot there in-person.
  • We can observe you and coach you. Yes, we’ll make sure you squat low enough!
  • You’ll be able to hear us as if you were there, including our great music selections 😊
  • With this system you’ll be able talk to the coaches and other members.

This is a whole new experience! To participate, please send us an email and we will add a Zoom appointment capability to your Wodify account. It is free and included in your membership. A secure experience is a priority for both those joining via Zoom and those doing the class in-person. We will use unique Zoom IDs and passwords. In order to participate via Zoom you will have to have your video on, and we’ll need to be able mutually see each other. This is a virtual experience that will require full participation. Once you send us an email requesting access via Zoom, we will send you further instruction.

CrossFit Open
Coming Thursday, March 11th

This is a three week worldwide event for all, where we all do one workout per week in this Open competition. It is great for:

  • Setting goals
  • Pushing yourself a little harder and further
  • Ensuring great movement standards
  • Camaraderie
  • Being part of something worldwide
  • Fun competition
  • Accountability

As with last year, we will again have 3 teams at FTX: Red, Silver and Black! More details on our local FTX component to come. Register for the Open here and be part of the fun!