Winter Classic Pregame Prep!!

Hey ONE!!! The Winter Classic is just THREE short days away!!!! (IMPORTANT – IF YOU DO NOT YET HAVE A TEAM OR HAVE ANY LAST MINUTE TEAM INQUIRIES, PLEASE EMAIL LINDSEY – lindsey.johnson@reebok.com) THANKS!!!!! As the excitement of competition nears don’t forget a few key points when it comes to preparation and maintenance: FUEL your body properly and have some gas in the tank prior to competition: Eating about 2 hours away is what I always try to shoot for – get some protein and good carbs in your tank with some time to digest and you’ll be ready to roll! HYDRATE – your muscle endurance and overall performance will be optimized when you have properly hydrated prior to competition. This process needs to start the night before competition, during, and after. Waiting 30 minutes before go time to take a drink of water is too late. As we used to say in the Marines, “hydration is continuous.” REST. Get a good night sleep. It goes without saying but this is often overlooked. Doug Katona of CrossFit Endurance says, “there’s no such thing as over-training, just under-recovery.” After the day is finished, plop down on the floor, take out the foam roller, target those tight spots, get lose, and then rest and relax. GET IN THE ZONE. Whether rocking out to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” gets you ready to hit a new 1 Rep Max, or Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe,” makes you want to do burpees all day (just kidding, there’s probably no song that would ever make anyone want to do burpees all day…), turn those jams up loud...

WINTER CLASSIC AT REEBOK CROSSFIT ONE!!

The Holiday season has reached us and so has another installment of Reebok CrossFit ONE internal competition – enter the Reebok CrossFit ONE 2012 Winter Classic !!!!! During the week of Monday, 17 December – Thursday, 20 December, we will be hosting a team competition. Like the Summer Showdown, each day will feature its own unique WOD and teams can once again come to whatever class they chose. However, this time, each team will be comprised of 4 athletes, rather than 2. Once again, the coaching staff will designate the teams and all of the WODs will be 100% scalable so that ALL can complete them. It’s all about fun and fitness and building community during the Holiday season!!! Sign up can be found HERE – be sure to include in the comments what class time you attend usually in order for us to best coordinate the teams. Let’s make the Winter Classic even bigger than the Summer Showdown!! See the coaches for any additional questions.   Winter Classic Holiday Party What: 2012 Winter Classic Holiday Party When: Thursday 20 December 2012 from 4-6:30pm Where: RCF1 How: Party will commence with the announcement of the Winning Team. Prizes will be given to the team with the most Festive workout gear! Who: RCF1 Community!!! Bring: Holiday Treats/Eats      ...

Don't Forget the Holiday Fund Raiser Tomorrow!!!

Hey gang!! Don’t forget your $5 tomorrow if you want to participate in the WOD. All of the proceeds go towards aiding Brian Rupsis and his family as he battles through leukemia. See the past post here for more details. See you...

Nutrition Challenge: The Saga Continues

Week three of the Nutrition Challenge: complete. After a rigourous week of deciding between points and another slice of that amazing apple pie, all participating must be mentally taxed. Atop of the leaderboard standings for week 3 sits “The 4 Jays.” With only one week remaining,three teams are locked in a tie for first place – “The 4 Jays,” “Chain Links,” and “God These Fries are Good.”It’s time to go hard in the paint and work for those points – everyone counts!!! Week four will decide the champs!! Keep up the amazing work gang!!! Remember – “the only easy day, was yesterday.” Post battle stories to...

Holiday Fundraiser at Reebok CrossFit ONE!!!

Hey Gang!! All of us can agree that community defines CrossFit and represents the x-factor that makes it so special. As the holidays approach, communities all over the globe representing all sorts of different groups and ideals come together in support of their own. Beginning this holiday season, we at Reebok CrossFit ONE and our surrounding CrossFit community will do the same to aid the family of a remarkable guy named Brian Rupsis and his community of CrossFit Darien, in Illinois. Below is a brief description written by Brian’s wife of  their family’s battle and the plans his community of CrossFit Darien has devised to come to the Rupsis’ aid. “Brian Rupsis is the owner and head trainer of CrossFit Darien. On August 22, 2012 he was suddenly and unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia. Since then he has been in and out of the hospital undergoing chemotherapy, and in November will be receiving a bone marrow transplant which requires 100 days in isolation, away from the ones he loves. Brian is extremely dedicated in all areas of his life.  He is a devoted husband and father of three year old twins.  He has been a firefighter for eleven years, and for two years has been improving lives at CrossFit Darien. Brian puts himself second, and his friends and family first. Now it’s his CrossFit family’s time to do something for him.  Prior to being diagnosed with cancer Brain weighed in at 205 pounds.  On December 8, 2013 his gym will collectively deadlift 205 pounds for every dollar that is donated, pledging to rep for every single dollar that is donated, staying as long as it takes....