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Name: Jerome Henry, AKA Man-Child Age: 24 How long have you been CrossFitting? 2 years 2 months; I began at CrossFit Intense Why did you pick CrossFit Intense over other places to workout in the area? I wanted to try something different than the usual gym grind and CrossFit fit the bill. It allowed me to gain strength and cardio endurance at the same time, and it gave me a challenge other than just aimlessly doing sets of bench press and bicep curls because I thought that would get me in shape. How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness, etc.? What are two things that most people you workout with don’t know about you? I’m going to combine these because I think they kind of go together. I was an athlete all through grade school and high school. When I got to college I played a little rugby for fun, but never really put much effort into it. I went to the gym, but all I really did was haphazardly work my “beach muscles” with no real exercise plan. Two years ago I was at a low point in my life both physically and mentally. I weighed 270 lbs and was well on my weigh to weighing 300+ and I drank far too much, often by myself if nobody else wanted to, sometimes missing class because I passed out drunk watching TV alone. I had almost no friends outside of work. I felt like I was stuck with no way out, and I really didn’t have a high opinion of myself, thinking that I wasn’t good enough and didn’t deserve to be happy. I hated the way I looked and felt, and needed a change. I saw CrossFit on ESPN and started doing my research. I found Johnny at Intense and was so excited to try it I emailed him that night and said I’d be there at 6 am the next day. The workout more than humbled me, but after lying on the floor for twenty minutes looking up at the ceiling, I know this is what I needed and I was hooked. CrossFit helped kick start me and built my confidence little by little. Not just physically, but in making new and lasting friends, who made me feel like family and helping me realize that I could accomplish more than I ever thought I could. My weight went down, my grades went up, and I started feeling like I was in control of my life again. Any advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit or someone who has just started? You can do anything anyone else can, it just takes time, practice, and dedication. When I first started I had to use two big bands just to do a single pull-up, and was winded after 6. Listen to the people around you, because I promise that the people at our gym want to see you succeed almost as much as you yourself want it. I saw someone do a muscle-up and thought it was simply something I would never be able to do, but after getting help from some of the other members, I reached my muscle-up goal, and you would have thought the guys helping me were the ones who had done it, as excited as they were. What is your favorite thing(s) about CrossFit Intense? Hands down, the people. I’ve met so many great people and made more true friends in the past two years, than I have in the rest of my life. They may not realize it, but there are several people at the box that I consider family. Favorite Exercise/WOD: Grace, Isabel, anything heavy Least Favorite Exercise/WOD: Burpees, Burpees, Burpees Biggest CrossFit accomplishment: Just getting started. I used to be terrified to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. Now, I welcome it. It’s the only way to grow mentally and physically. Johnny, you’ve built a great community of genuine people and have helped others, along with myself, reach goals we never thought we could. Thank you.
We could tell you which ones are most important, but all of these make sense for the novice athlete to the advanced athlete. More importantly, these are things YOU can control - not your coaches. Although we don't have a problem reminding you.
Crossfit RVA Gifts Cards for the Holidays - http://www.crossfitrva.com/2013/11/30/crossfit-rva-gifts-cards-holidays/
Hey CrossFit Fairfax since we ALL love to keep track of our tiny-but-huge CrossFit warrior - here is a great update on Kate! This is a Today Show clip that aired this week! This is just another reminder why we, as cross fitters are a GREAT community, and why Hope For Cures (annual event in the summers here) - is SO.IMPORTANT. If you have any messages for Kate - leave them here! We'll make sure that she and her parents, Barbara Goodweiler Foster and Lynn E. Foster receive them. XOXO Kate!
"As we enter the annual giving season, donors should look to sources like the GiveWell website to find organizations with a track record of effectiveness. Seeking them out — instead of donating to charities that are first to call or that sound familiar or that we’ve heard are good — is the only way to ensure that money reaches those in need."
Do you love to compete as an individual or do you feel your box has a shot to win in a team competition? Mark your calendars for June 14 & 15 because The Garage Game Series is partnering with us for our Summer Sizzler event and we will have a 2-day individual and team competition in north central West Virginia! We will be finalizing the location within the next few weeks; in the meantime, set aside the weekend of June 14th and 15th for some awesome competition!
Dec 2013 Novamma Newsletter http://www.novamma.com/SocialSite/Lounge/dec2013novammanews
Team WOD: Bring Your Friends & Family Today! Teams of three * athletes rotate stations when runner returns AMRAP 20 min 200m run (runner is the pace horse) Kettlebell Swings Box Jumps Post total # of KBS and Box Jumps to comments or whiteboard
Lieutenant Andrew Richard Nuttall, 30, from the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), based in Edmonton, Alberta, serving as a member of the 1 PPCLI Battle Group was killed by an improvised explosive device that …
11/30/2013 WOD: McGhee Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 mins of: 5 Deadlifts 13 Push-ups 9 Box Jumps, 24/20 in 50% of 1RM Corporal Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was killed in action on May 13, 2009 by small arms fire during combat in central Iraq. He served with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment of Fort Benning, Ga. This was his fourth deployment, his first to Iraq. Ryan was engaged to Ashleigh Mitchell of Fredericksburg, VA. He is survived by his father Steven McGhee of Myrtle Beach S.C., his mother Sherrie Battle McGhee, and his brother Zachary.
Integrated Fitness Workout of the day November 30th http://if-fit.com/integrated-fitness-workout-of-the-day-november-30th
WOD's at 10am & 11am today (no 9am WOD or free class at noon). Also - after weeks of research we found a new crash mat that appears to work extremely well. I need to test the durability - would be great to have 5-10 guys go through a revolving line …