Newsletter - May 2018

Welcome to the May newsletter, this month we celebrate a team member gaining an accreditation, we open up our new store, and we look forward to whats ahead in June.

This month we are pleased to announce Marc Rathbone as our Member of the Month.

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Marc has been a member of Central Staffs Crossfit for two years; his progression has been amazing to see.  Marc has done the last 3 Opens, and each year he has improved.

In the WODs Marc is always listening and learning. He attends regular open gyms to work on his weaknesses and just doesn’t focus on his strengths.  His all-around ability has improved and been noticed by all the coaches.

Well done Marc and keep working hard.


First off, this month we want to congratulate Coach Ally Bell for the successful completion of her Crossfit Level 1 certification. Ally has been a regular fixture at CSC as a member and more recently took on the Crossfit Kids classes. Ally now boasts her latest accomplishment which we are all sure will only spur her on to be an even bigger part of CSC. Congratulations Ally 😃💪🏻.

In other coach news, we introduced a new face into the box last month, Russel Skitt. Russel has been a hit with the members and will be around a fair bit in the future. Russel was described as adding some Zing to our classes, so we hope you will all continue to introduce yourself if he coaches you in the coming months. Welcome aboard Russel.

From 1st May we replaced the 18:00 conditioning classes with CrossFit sessions and started to run the same WOD in both rooms accommodating up to 20 people. These classes have gone down well, and we will continue to have this as a regular fixture on the timetable.  Make sure if you are booking on with friends that you both select the same box, we won't be able to move you once the session has been booked. 

Our latest Foundations course is underway, and many of them will be fully fledged CrossFit members by the 14th June. If you are in on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening and see people you don't recognise, introduce yourself and make them feel part of the CSC community. If you know anyone who is thinking of starting CrossFit and are interested in our next foundation's course, get them to drop us an email, and we will get in touch.

In an effort to make our merchandise more available, we have teamed up with Spreadshirt to bring you a wider range of clothing and more customisable experience. We are hoping this outlet allows you to express yourself in broader ways in the coming few months. We have launched with a core set of designs that are familiar and recognisable, and we hope these offer you all a little individuality to your CSC attire. In addition to the core offering, we will be introducing limited edition designs and one-off events throughout the year depending on the uptake of the new merchandise. Not all of our designs will be around forever, so take a look at the store by clicking the button below, like and share with friends and family too.

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PTR is now able to offer acupuncture as part of their service catalogue. There are many benefits of acupuncture include relief from chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, postoperative pain, migraine and nausea.

Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative medicines throughout the world, and in simplest terms, acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the body with small needles at key points on the body. This stimulates specific nerve endings of the body and can relieve a wide variety of health conditions.

We understand that acupuncture isn't for everyone, but if your symptoms have not subsided, this is an alternative treatment to consider. Use the button below to book your treatment now.

Tim is off to Glasgow to support the GB Judo squad on their National Travels and do some event Therapy and First Aid support in June, this is an excellent opportunity for PTR and ultimately the clients at PTR. 


This month our hero WOD will be dedicated Navy Chief Petty Officer



VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Mark T. Carter (SEAL), 27, of Fallbrook, Calif., was killed while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom December 11, 2007. 

Carter enlisted in the U.S. Navy Oct. 6, 1998, and graduated from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., in December. In May 1999, Carter entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, Calif., Class 226. It was the SEALs' embodiment of the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment that drew Carter to volunteer for SEAL training.

Martyn Jennings

Amature Photographer, Father, Part Time Crossfit,