What’s new this month?! Spinning Class! We are having a trial run of spinning classes to see if there’s enough interest. Dates, times, and class sizes are limited, so make sure to sign up and/or ask one of the coaches about it today! The next class will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 9AM. Classes are $10 and are open to members and non-members, so if you’ve been trying to get a friend to come to the box with you, this is the perfect chance! Classes will be taught by our very own Heidi Boroski. She’s pretty much awesome, which is also why she happens to be our athlete of the month!
I’ve been doing CrossFit for three years. I love CrossFit for many reasons. 1. It incorporates cardio with weight training. 2. The workouts always vary and the movements can be scaled. 3. The community. My favorite movements are squats, push-ups, and box jumps. My favorite athletes are Rich Froning and Camille Leblanc.
Heidi is also a labor and delivery nurse at Grand Strand Medical Center. She is passionate about caring for babies and their families, but when she’s not doing that, she’s spending time with her own. She is married and has four, beautiful children that range in age from seven to 23. Fitness is important to Heidi and her family and they all (well, almost all of them….we’re working on that) workout at CFMB together. Even her youngest daughter, who is seven, has been doing some of the Kids CrossFit classes!
Speaking of Kids CrossFIt, don’t forget that we have classes for kids now! Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ages 4-7 are at 5:30PM and ages 8-12 are at 6:30PM. Even if you don’t have kids, chances are that you know people who do! Please help us spread the word about this amazing opportunity to teach functional fitness to kids.
Are you thinking about joining CFMB? Do you have a friend who is interested in CrossFit? If so, checkout this awesome testimony from Michael Lugo!
Michael: Looking for a change in my usual gym routine during a medical school rotation, I turned to CrossFit Myrtle Beach and was not disappointed. The workouts presented some of the most challenging moments from a physical and mental point-of-view that I have ever experienced, but with those movements came some of the most fun I have ever had working out. I can’t thank everyone enough - including coaches and athletes, for the environment of respect, camaraderie, and overall commitment to improvement. Tadd, Dwayne, and Steve have truly built something special and I definitely plan on going back in the future when I’m back in town.
How awesome?! We are so thankful you joined us and we can’t wait to have you back again!
The CrossFit Open. If you are planning on doing The Open, you need to sign up ASAP. You can do this by signing up at games.Crossfit.com. If you are signed up to do The Open, but do not see your name on the white board in the box, please let a coach know. We are doing a competition within our box with all of the athletes that are signed up to participate. Also, if you are doing The Open and want a t-shirt, the last day to order shirts is February 8th! There will more than likely not be extras, so please sign up TODAY if you haven’t already.
On the fence about signing up for The Open? Or are you still not really sure what The Open actually is? Well, here you go…The Open will consist of five workouts, running over the course of five weeks, beginning February 22nd and ending on March 26th. Workouts will be released on Thursdays at 5PM PT. There will be options to do the workouts as scaled and RX, and you will need to complete the workout in front of a judge. Over the course of those five weeks, we will more than likely NOT be having our regular partner WODs on Saturdays, but instead will be doing The Open workouts so that everyone will have the opportunity to be judged. We will also need judges, so if you’re interested, please complete the judges course online and give your certificate to one of the coaches when you’ve passed. All scores will need to be logged in online and then you’ll be able to see where you rank worldwide, regionally, and even within our own box. For those that have participated in The Open for more than one year, you can see how much you’ve changed from year to year and how much better you’ve gotten. Also, every year, The Open always brings some massive PRs within the box. It never fails that someone gets their first pull-up, first muscle up, or PRs a movement by 15 pounds or more! It’s a super fun time in CrossFIt boxes worldwide and we can’t wait!
Just a little housekeeping….it’s no surprise that the flu is running rapid. Stomach bugs are everywhere. Colds are right behind. Out of respect for everyone, please remember to wipe down all equipment after use. There is a big white container of wipes located right by the stairs and weights. There is also a mop located in the back if you need it. We’d hate for anyone to get sick and we’d hate for you to have to miss out on one of the killer open WODs. So please help us in keeping our home as germ free as possible, because as always, we roll deep.