Newsletter June 2019

Hi All, the suns back and we are all running, going on holiday, planning school holiday activities and loving life. This month we congratulate our new Member of the month, Talk about our September foundations and more. First we want to congratulate our Member of the Month.

 
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Nick has been with us at Central Staffs Crossfit since June 2017.  He came to us as primarily an endurance athlete with goals of improving his strength and gymnastics.

He has been regularly attending the Olympic weightlifting sessions and the gymnastic classes. In Olympic weightlifting he has gained confidence and strength with the movements and has worked on his technique and now is starting to add weight.  In gymnastics he has seen an improvement in his body positions and realised what areas he still needs to work on.  He attends open gym sessions to work on these.

Nick is keen to ask for advice and will always listen and take on board the coaches’ advice.  Well done Nick.


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Take control of your fitness, be accountable for your actions concerning your health and wellbeing.

We have our Foundations course starting in September.

Our Foundations course is designed to help you get the most out of every single Crossfit session you attend.

Our Introductory membership gives you a month of 2 workshops per week, then one you have passed your foundations course; you have three months membership included in the price. All in the Foundations course is £165.

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Tribal Clash is returning to Bantham Beach on July for the 7th instalment of the UK’s premier team fitness competition. The 2018 event was unreal, with stunning weather enhancing the beach party atmosphere. 2019 will be bigger, better, even more challenging but just as fun!

CSC has three teams taking part. Paul Hanson, Julie Addison, Gav & Sam Heath, Sarah Morley, Dusan G, Shane Turgyan, Chris Waterfall, Gemma Frisby, Tracy Birchall, Emily Bennett, Sylwia Drużdż, Laurie Marshall, Matt Best, Nick Booker, Tony Dean and Beth Giles will all be on the beach representing CSC. Good luck all and keep us posted.


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Corporal Jamie Kirkpatrick

Friday 28th June at 15.30

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This month’s hero WOD is a very important one for Tim.  Tim served with Corporal Kirkpatrick in Afghanistan and was part of the same regiment the 33/101 Engineers  (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).

Corporal Kirkpatrick was killed by small arms fire in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province of Afghanistan on Sunday 27 June 2010 aged 32, he is survived by his wife and daughter.

This month’s WOD will be held on Friday 26th July at 15.30. 

THIS IS A FREE WORKOUT

WOD

In teams of 3
Row 2000m (Check in)
3 Rounds
60 heavy sandbag cleans
400m sled pull AHAP
60 Tyre Flips
150 slam balls


Blog Article - Niall Ovenden

This month Coach Niall has penned a piece on some external factors that can impact your training. Check out our other articles located under our blog section. If you want to see our coaches take on any part of fitness or nutrition, please email us and we will get to answering your questions.


If you have anything planned that you would like adding to the newsletter, please drop us a line on the usual email address.

Take care of yourself and each other and we will be back in a months time.

 
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Newsletter May 2019

Did we all get our hopes up when the sun came out? Then just as we broke out the sunglasses and shorts the rains came! Not a great start to June really.

You will have seen that we have programmed running back into our WOD’s so don’t forget to bring your running shoes over the next few months so you can’t have any excuses.

Back to the task at hand. This month we would like to announce our Member of the Month as

 
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Amy has been a member of CSC since December 2016. She, like most, started initially on a conditioning membership before completing her foundations in April 2017.

Amy has recently been attending the WODs regularly and has also tried her hand at our strongman classes (these are back and in a new time slot).  Amy has caught the attention of all the coaches due to her approach and dedication to not only the strength days but also the metcon classes too.

Well done Amy, you have smashed it, and we look forward to seeing next month’s progression.


For those of you who were not aware, we had a few members and friends take part in the Tribal Clash event in Portugal.

Paul, Julie, Rebecca, Gemma, Chris and Danny came 151 out of 190 teams and came away with some great lessons in competition tactics.

Their strongest event was event two, a swim out at sea pushing a life board followed by a 3mile beach run. They came 27th in that event, which is a great achievement considering 190 other teams were in the mix.

Check out the video to the right of this summary to see what they were up against.

They have decided to have another go next year with a 100% Central Staffs CrossFit member roster. So if you want to go along to watch or offer your services as a substitute therein plenty of time to get it sorted.

Well done all who took part, great to see people taking on a challenge.

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Tribal Clash is returning to Bantham Beach in July for the 7th instalment of the UK’s premier team fitness competition. The 2018 event was unreal, with stunning weather enhancing the beach party atmosphere. 2019 will be bigger, better, even more challenging but just as fun!

CSC has three teams taking part. Paul Hanson, Julie Addison, Gav & Sam Heath, Sarah Morley, Dusan G, Shane Turgyan, Chris Waterfall, Gemma Frisby, Tracy Birchall, Emily Bennett, Sylwia Drużdż, Laurie Marshall, Matt Best, Nick Booker, Tony Dean and Beth Giles will all be on the beach representing CSC. Good luck all and keep us posted.


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Our very own Paul Shelley will be tackling the Staffordshire ironman challenge on June the 9th.

Paul has been training hard and is “somewhat” looking forward to the event. Undertaking a challenge like this is both a mental and physical test and as you know, Paul is a master at both.

You may be wondering why Paul is doing this? Well, he is doing it to raise money for a beloved Central Staffs CrossFit members cause.

Member Alex Whitlock is trying to raise as much money for the “Forget Me Not Ward” at the Stoke Maternity unit and Paul is helping.

So far Paul has managed to get 57% of his £1000 fundraising target. So dig deep people and support this great cause.

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Alex Whitlock is also fronting a three peaks challenge for the “Forget me Not” ward. On Friday 14th Alex and his crew will be tackling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Mount Snowdon.

Everyone involved have been training hard to get this done within the 24 hours, so dig deep help a great cause and donate.

We are looking forward to seeing the CSC t-shirts on a few photos from the top of each peak.

Good luck all and have fun.


Not Goodbye, More Like “Au revoir”

Ok so my French isn’t great, but I am sure the translation is until we meet again! As you know our beloved Pat Lucas is moving onto his USA adventure and many of you came to his farewell workout. So thank you to those who sent him off in the Central Staffs CrossFit tradition.

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Now, as part of the Central Staffs CrossFit team, I wanted to highlight how well Pat developed as a coach and a reliable team member.

He will admit, at first he struggled with his confidence, as many of us do when we enter somewhere like Central Staffs CrossFit, New faces, new ways of working and I am sure we have all suffered from imposter syndrome at sometime or another?

Pat took some huge personal steps and accountability for his own development and his confidence just continued to soar.

Pat became a great part of Central Staffs CrossFit and developed into a well rounded and respected coach. I am sure he has much more to offer as he continues his journey and we are all sad to see him go.

 
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Now along with Pats departure we have two new faces in our coaching team (yes that's right pat we needed two people to replace you!!) Beth Giles and Emily Bennett.

Beth Joins us as a trainee coach bringing a wealth of Gymnastics knowledge to the team and Beth is being being mentored by both Paul and Tim to develop her skills further.

Emily is our latest intern and is soaking up knowledge like a sponge, nothing gets past her and she’s eager to learn.

So please give them respect and listen to their cues in the workouts.


New Faces

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We have 14 new faces in the Crossfit classes, so please take the time to introduce yourself, share your journey and support our latest foundation course graduates.

Welcome aboard all, and we hope you make the most of your time at Central Staffs CrossFit.

Take control of your fitness, be accountable for your actions in regard to your health and wellbeing and please ask questions if you need to.


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Corporal Jamie Kirkpatrick

Friday 28th June at 15.30

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This month’s hero WOD is a very important one for Tim.  Tim served with Corporal Kirkpatrick in Afghanistan and was part of the same regiment the 33/101 Engineers  (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).

Corporal Kirkpatrick was killed by small arms fire in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province of Afghanistan on Sunday 27 June 2010 aged 32, he is survived by his wife and daughter.

This month’s WOD will be held on Friday 28th June at 15.30. 

THIS IS A FREE WORKOUT

WOD

In teams of 3
Row 2000m (Check in)
3 Rounds
60 heavy sandbag cleans
400m sled pull AHAP
60 Tyre Flips
150 slam balls


If you have anything planned that you would like adding to the newsletter, please drop us a line on the usual email address.

Take care of yourself and each other and we will be back in a months time.

Newsletter April 2019

Hi all
With the Easter holidays upon us, we wanted to remind you of our opening hours during the bank holidays.

Friday 19th - 9am - noon (Open gym only)
Saturday 21st - Open as normal
Sunday 21st - Open as usual
Monday 22nd - 9am-noon (Open gym only)

 


For those of you who were not aware, we have awarded Matt Best our Member of the Month. 

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Matt has taken part in the Crossfit Open for the past three years and has improved every year.
Matt looked at each workout released and looked if he was going to tackle it rxd or scaled. 
His determination and work ethic not only in the open but in every class he attends puts him in the best position to achieve his goals.

The support he gave others during the workouts was great to see.
We’d also like to say a massive thank you to Sam and Sylvia for being so much help and giving their time and support.

And to all the members who took part, you all smashed it and proved to yourselves what you can achieve.


Crossfit Foundations


Our May foundations are almost fully booked, so if you are interested or know anyone who fancies giving CrossFit a go, get them to sign up ASAP.

Only £165 for three months membership which includes the foundation's course. Foundations are essential to getting the most out of the CrossFit membership. With the Foundations and the membership combined that's four months of training!
Any questions, just email us at Team@centralstaffscrossfit.com


Pat Lucas Nasal Breathing

Coach Pat Lucas has published a Blog article on the website discussing breathing & bracing. An interesting article on what he has discovered taking part in CrossFit workouts.


Please check out his article and continue to build your knowledge of a healthy lifestyle. 




COMMUNITY EVENTS

We are proud to have raised nearly £10.5k with our recent charity events, and we now have a link to these events on our homepage under "extras" If you want to add anything to the calendar email us and we will send you a form to fill out. Please don't forget that we are also raising money for 
Stoke Forget Me Not.

Three Peaks Challenge

Alex Whitlock and Wobble are organising the event for a select few, but we have an open invite for anyone wishing to support the team of eleven on the final climb up Snowdon. Please hit the image below to donate to a great cause.

Paul Shelley Ironman 2019

In addition to the Three Peaks, Coach Paul Shelley is taking on a number of Ironman events in June and July again for the Forget Me Not rooms. In July, Paul will be completing the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3  on the 9th June followed by a full Ironman in July 

Newsletter February 2019

Member of the Month

We wanted to announce our latest Member of the Month. It's always a hard task to single out individuals when everyone is absolutely smashing their goals. 

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However, as is tradition, we are naming Shonagh Kinnear as our MoM. 

Shonagh, joined us from another Crossfit affiliate when she moved the Staffordshire region.

She initially joined the conditioning class after injuring her shoulder, she attended the classes and had therapy at the box. She listened to her body and scaled the movements back to help her rehabilitation.

She has recently joined the Crossfit classes and is progressing so well, still scaling movements to build up her shoulder.

She’s a great personality to have in the classes always supportive of the other members and listens to the coaches.

Well done Shonagh


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It is that time of year when members and friends of Central Staffs CrossFit take part in the Stafford Half Marathon. Due to access restrictions and road closures, we will be closed on Sunday 17th March.

We want to wish everyone a great event and hope to see you on the course.


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The 2019 open is well underway, and we have seen a fantastic response from our members. Coach Pat Lucas has been providing some tips on how to tackle the workouts which have been fantastic. If you have not seen these, we have published these on Boxmate. If you don’t have access to Boxmate, send a message to team@centralstaffscrossfit.com to get enrolled.

Check out some of the pictures below. If you missed out this year or didn’t know what the open is, make sure you make a note in your diary for next year.

The Open is a great way to test yourself, and test how your coaches have prepared you for the movement standards and demonstrated consistency in the workout expectations.

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Our May 2019 foundations course is just around the corner. If you want to take part in our Crossfit Classes then you will need to complete a foundations course. The course is designed to give you all the understanding and teach the movement standards you need to hit the ground running. We run the course over 8 workshops in 4 weeks. Starting at 8pm on a Tuesday and Thursday you will learn how to move, understand how to build a long lasting relationship with fitness and conclude each workshop with a friendly workout to keep the blood flowing. We offer introductory memberships which give you the foundations course for free. For more information click the button below.