Whip-It Crossfit

Crossfit Guilford, CT

Party Like A Rock Star Who Likes Pot Luck Party this Saturday Night at 7pm

Tina says, "Join us for a box gathering on Saturday night, April 12th.  Bring your favorite snack and come dressed as your favorite rock star.  Wearing a costume is highly encouraged, however, you're still welcome to join in on the fun even if you don't want to wear a costume (NO REP).  No one is going to interrogate you (NO REP) or give you a hard time if you don't join in on the masquerade (NO REP).  We hope to see you there with or without a costume (NO REP).

Tina says, "Join us for a box gathering on Saturday night, April 12th.  Bring your favorite snack and come dressed as your favorite rock star.  Wearing a costume is highly encouraged, however, you're still welcome to join in on the fun even if you don't want to wear a costume (NO REP).  No one is going to interrogate you (NO REP) or give you a hard time if you don't join in on the masquerade (NO REP).  We hope to see you there with or without a costume (NO REP).

Benchmark Challenge Board

You may have noticed the boards on the garage door displaying certain benchmark workouts and the top 5 male/female performances! This board is here as a challenge to be conquered. Whether that be simply completing the workout Rx or gunning for too spot. So find someone to judge your workout or turn on your camera and get to work!!! We will be programming more benchmarks but if you are a wild child and want to attempt any/all of these burners yourself the opportunity is yours! 

Please note: Standards must be strictly enforced in order to Rx and subsequently earn a place on the board. Scores must be validated by another athlete, trainer, or video. These WODs may be done during classes as long as classes are not interrupted. Please notify your trainer, grab a buddy, and use the back bay if you wish to take the challenge! 

 

Weight Loss for Warriors

For those of you looking for a challenge we will be participating in the Weight Loss for Warriors Challenge through Lurong Living.  This challenge will be similar to the last Lurong Challenge as far as the foods you can and cannot eat (it’s actually a little more lenient) This challenge is open to anyone, even if they don’t CrossFit! It is a 6 week challenge beginning on April 28th and ending June 8th. (just in time for summer!) There will be benchmark workouts at 3 different levels that we will be doing at the beginning and end of the challenge along with measurements. 

For more information click here

Member Of The Month: Annie Nicholson

 

Tell us a little about your thoughts on crossfit 

I have expressed my love for crossfit many times to anyone who will listen. It has changed my life in a hundred ways. There is nothing out there like it. The workouts are never the same and they always kick your ass. Its exhausting and its hard, but you keep on coming back for more because the feeling it gives you is addicting. What I especially love about it is, it's for everyone. Whenever you tell someone that you do crossfit, they automatically assume you're lifting 1000 lbs everyday and breaking your back. But crossfit can be modified every which way to make it work for you. It's intimidating to start but once you realize that you can do it, it starts to become comfortable and even fun! Everything about crossfit is outside my comfort zone. That is where I live now, and it's fantastic. 

What’s your favorite workout? 

I like the Olympic lifting. Is there a cooler feeling then getting a PR on a lift? I also like all the gymnastics stuff. You will very rarely NOT find me in a handstand. ;-)

What’s your least favorite workout? 

WALL BALLS! I hate them with a burning passion of a thousand suns. Short people problems.

Are you paleo and if so how strict do you follow it? 

Yes. I go through phases where I eat paleo 100%, usually for 3-4 weeks at a time. But I would say for the most part, I eat paleo 75%, 80% of the time. But I love pizza so much and sometimes I just have days (sometimes weekends) where I need to eat whatever I want. But the guilt always overwhelms me and I go right back to paleo.  

Whats your favorite paleo recipe? 

So hard to chose! I have discovered so many great recipes in the last year. I'd have to say the sweet potato pancakes are pretty amazing. And you can throw some poached eggs and homemade hollandaise sauce on there and BAM, paleo (and vegetarian) Eggs Benedict! Also, recently I made a paleo version of Samoa Girlscout Cookies.They were kind of amazing. 

Whats your biggest CrossFit accomplishment? 

Oh man, so many! My most recent accomplishment was completing The Crossfit Open! I still carry a huge sense of accomplishment around with me everyday having made it through all that. But I think my biggest accomplishment is pull ups. If I could go back to On Ramp and tell the old me that was crying in my car cause I couldn't do it, that one day I would do them, I don't think I would believe you. Oh and did I mention that I can even do a few chest to bar pull ups too?! Woot!

Do you ever find yourself caught up in the competitive nature of cross fit? 

Surprisingly yes. I don't need to win, but the butterflies I get in my belly on a regular basis prove that I care and I want to do well.  

How many days a week do you train? 

For the first year I did 3, mostly 4 days a week. But for the last month or so, I have been going 5, sometimes 6 days a week. If I didn't have to eat, sleep, work or rest my aching bones, I'd probably go a lot more.  



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