Newsletter - June 2016

So as I write this, the first day of summer officially arrives, looking out of the window I have to disagree, but we can all hope that the sun decides to make an appearance and for this rain to disappear. This month at CSC has seen another milestone reached, the inaugural Central Staffs Cup has been announced and sold out! but more on that later, first on the agenda.. #CSCMemberoftheMonth

Member of the Month

Liz has been a fantastic in embracing the community spirit here at CSC. Whether it is in the 0630am class or of during an evening class she is always there with a cheeky personality and always brings a smile to face of others in the class. Anyone who has been in a class will be familiar her penchant for her fellow members derriere’s!!!

Her commitment to improving herself has been truly inspiring by way of  her regular attendance in normal CrossFit classes. However Liz has bitten the bullet and has now thrown herself into Sunday Gym Jones sessions and Strongman classes too.

It is truly amazing to see someone progress so well so fast, and goes to show if you make the effort you can achieve anything.

Well-done Liz. Keep up the good work!!

Pound For Pound Competition 18th - 19th June

For those of you unaware of the Pound for Pound Competiton, its based around an athletes bodyweight. The idea behind the competition first materialised when a group of coaches recognised that a 90kg guy lifting the same weight as a 65kg guy doesn’t allow for their relative strength differences.

This is the third year of the competition and our very own TJ Mendez took part. Completing qualifiers in February TJ made it into the finals along with 83 other men to compete in the final held on the 18th and 19th June at Unit 22 CrossFit Northampton.

TJ did us all proud and managed come 45th in the competition against 74 other competitors. Well done TJ and we hope to see you on the dance floor representing CSC at more CrossFit events in the future.

British Weightlifting Workshop

Central Staffs CrossFit is lucky enough to be registered as a Club Member of British Weightlifting Association, being a part of this give us great opportunity to organise Workshops and courses through BWLA which can help maximise not only our coaches expertise but you guys as members.

Please see below for all details; but remember this workshop is for all levels of ability from complete Novice to Expert.

Date: Friday 29th July
Time: 13:00-17:00
Minimum Number: 6
Maximum Number: 12
Cost: £80

Usual Price would be £120 but as this is an Internal Event we have managed to secure a ridiculously good deal.

2 Hours on C&J
2 Hours on Snatch

Who is it designed for?

The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Olympic Weight Lifting is designed to allow the learner to efficiently and safely perform a range of Olympic Weightlifting techniques. Learners will gain an understanding of how to check that the environment is safe to lift and provide knowledge to perform an appropriate warm up and cool down. Learners from the age of 14 and above will be appropriately suited to attend the performance based qualification.

What are the requirements to go on the course?

Learners are required to:

  • be at least 14 years of age or over
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • It is advisable for the learners to have experience in using the techniques stated within the technical syllabus for this qualification.

How is the qualification delivered?

The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Olympic Weight Lifting will be delivered by an accredited tutor. It will be split into the following phases:

Course Structure:

This qualification consists of one mandatory component. Learners must successfully complete the mandatory component in order to successfully pass the qualification. Achievement of the qualification is normally through attendance on an intensive 4 hour course of training and completion of the 1st4sport Learner Pack inclusive of all assessed tasks.


All candidates will receive high quality resources to support the qualification including a candidate pack which contains all of the assessment tasks.


Candidates can be reassessed twice within a 12 month period from registration (subject to £50 assessment fee each time)

How to Book:

Please go to the for available dates and select the venue you would like to attend, to book through the on line booking system.

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We are excited to announce our next Foundations course which has been set up for June

Our Foundations Course consists of 8 x 90 minute sessions this will enable all participates to build up a base level of fitness and knowledge and help the transition into the main classes with comfort and ease for all.

Dates & Times

Tuesday 28th June - 20:00-21:30
Thursday 30th June - 20:00-21:30
Tuesday 5th July - 20:00-21:30
Thursday 7th July - 20:00-21:30
Tuesday 12th July - 20:00 - 21:30
Thursday 14th July - 20:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 19th July - 20:00 - 21:30
Thursday 21st July - 20:00 - 21:30

This could be a great opportunity for any friends or family to embrace a change in their current lifestyle and be a part of a fabulous community.

We only offer 15 spaces per course so if you know of anyone keen to see what Cross fit is all about then get them to give us a call and book a FREE Taster on 01785245969.

For more info please visit and create a login account, This login will give you access to our timetable and all the classes we offer.

Discounts are available, please speak to one of the team to see if you qualify.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing this post with all friends and family.
Many Thanks,

Skills Classes - Tuesdays 7:30pm

The Skills classes continue to be a welcome addition to the timetable and lots of progressions being made on some movements that have alluded some.

The Skills classes run every Tuesday from 7:30pm till 9pm and will focus on a specific number of moves per session, whether it be box jumps, rope climbs or cleans this could be the class for you.


Lance Sergeant Tobie Fasfous served in 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.  He was taking part in a reassurance foot patrol alongside the Afghan National Army in the vicinity of Forward Operating Base Keenan, north east of Gereshk in Helmand province, when he was killed as a result of an explosion.  

Lance Sergeant Tobie Fasfous      4th February 1980 – 28th April 2009

Lance Sergeant Tobie Fasfous

4th February 1980 – 28th April 2009

400m Run
30 Wall Ball
30 Box Jump
Followed by 3 rounds of
10 Squat Clean
10 Pressup
30 Box Jump
30 Wall Ball
400m Run

 The Start times for our Hero WODs are 15.00, and you can book on for free via Teamup.

Central Staffs Cup - Sold Out!

On the 16th June, we proudly announced we were to host the Inaugural Central Staffs Cup, and on the 19th June we sold out all 30 team spots!! Absolutely Incredible!!

This will be  the first in a number of competitions to be held under the Central Staffs Cup banner. The first one in this series is a Mixed Pair competition to be held on the 22nd of October. To find out more visit our dedicated Facebook page, hit the link below to know more

We have a lot of things to finalise but we are expecting this to be an amazing event, with more to come in the near future. For those of you who haven't managed to secure a space don't forget this is a community event so your support is always welcome. Come along and support your teams, if your local why not bop in for a brew and see what its all about.

Martyn Jennings

Amature Photographer, Father, Part Time Crossfit,