CrossFit Soul started a fundraiser page to raise money for disater relief in the Phillipines. They are doing a workout today to raise money for the cause. We're going to do it too! Before you come into the gym, click the following link to help raise a few bucks for people who need your help.
Today, Pablo (via Coach Dru) asked me about how to take care of calluses on his palms. It's funny, but I always just assume that everyone has read every post I have ever written on this blog. I forget that I've written 2549 posts (including today). Turns out, some of you have missed a few of my rants. HA!
Not trying to brag, but I've written a post addressing damn near every question you could have about anything CrossFit. Rather than surf through 2549 posts in the archive to find what you are looking for, use Google!
For example, I typed in "crossfit one world calluses." This is what came up: The third link tells you how you take care of your calluses. The second link is telling you that torn calluses are not cool. The first link is from WODshop. Interestingly enough, WODshop is owned by former One World trainer Jerry Lamigo. It's a small One World!
Here is the link about callus care (it's all about the Ped Egg):
If you have questions about anything we do at One World or questions about what you do at One World, first ask your coach or me. We do not bite. We are more than happy to answer any question you may have. If we are not available, hit up Google!
Chyna and I are heading to Dallas on Thursday for the USAW American Open. Anna is covering Chyna's 5 pm session. There is a possibility that Anna will be 5-10 minutes late. Keep yourself busy until she gets there!
I can't believe I was three months behind in updating the Wall of Fame. You can click on any pic to see a larger view.So many changes in three months! You people keep PR'ing and make updating the Wall of Fame such a pain in the ass! I love and hate you all. HAHA!
Every time I visit my parents in the Seattle area, I visit CrossFit Amped in Bellevue. One of my friends with whom I used to do Judo with trains there (she's in the pic) and that is how I found out about them. Everyone here is so awesome! The owners, Rob and Dave, treat me so well every time I come to visit. I highly encourage anyone visiting the Seattle area to give these guys a visit!!!
Just to prove that CrossFit One World wasn't always a "No Kids Zone".......
Back in the day, we had a dedicated kids self defense program. In August of 2007, we added a kids CrossFit program to the self defense program. Initially, Brad, James and I all took turns coaching the kids program. We all hated it. Eventually, we dumped the self defense part and made it just fitness. I took it over figuring that if I worked these kids like dogs and punish then for anything they did that would piss me off, they would all quit. In a few weeks, my kids class doubled in size. The kids (being dumb kids and not kowing any better) thought they were having a good time. The parents loved it that I "disciplined" their children. Uhhggggg.
We eventually turned the kids program over to another instructor. Within a few weeks, all the parents pulled their kids out of the program because the instructor was too "nice." Go figure!
Posted this picture of one of the kids sessions on 8/8/2007:
On 7/21/2007, we made the decision to get rid of the boxing ring at One World. The amount of people who used it for training did not justify the amount of space it took up.
The look before 7/20/2007:
The "Dismantle The Ring" workout on 7/21/2007 BTW- Maria 2013 is way more shredded and muscular than Maria 2007!!!
The new look of One World by the end of July 2007: We glued those platforms to the floor. I remember Zvi saying, "What if we have to move them?" I told him, "We're never gonna have to change the gym up after this!" HAHA. Pulling that plywood off the floor SUCKED! The gym has changed floor plans 4 times since this picture was taken!
Chyna will have the gym open on Thursday from 10:30-1:00 pm. Get your workout on before you stuff your belly. I'm working the cop job so hope to spin by and wish those who show up a happy holiday in person. I'll likely be at the gym after I get off work. Maybe about 7:30 to 9:00 pm. If you want to get your workout on with me email me to make sure it didn't go to shit at work (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Over the last eight years at One World, lots of faces have come and gone. As I was scrolling through the archives for tonight's old school post, I happened to notice that in November of 2006, I posted a picture of all four Gentry sisters within a few days of each other.
11/12/2006- Heidi Gentry Heidi showing off her uber flexibility back in the day. Heidi still shows off that flexibility when she coaches our stretch and flexibility sessions in the warmer months.
11/14/2006- Jolie Gentry: The first CrossFit Games Champion now splits her time training at One World and Catalyst Athletics. Jolie isn't CrossFitting anymore, but she is still competing in Olympic Weightlifting meets as a member of the Catalyst Athletics team.
11/16/2006- Antonia (Tone) & Paulina (P) Gentry: The twins were just high schoolers when they first ventured through the doors of One World. Last weekend, they represented One World at the Jigsaw competition.
Thanks to the Gentry girls for their support over all these years!
Ismael Lopez from PR Wraps sent this to Chyna today. Here is an easy way for you to help out the people in the Phillipines:
I hope all is well and that you are having a great weekend. I hope your training is progressing well and you are confident as you get closer to AO. I’m extremely excited for you and I wanted to thank you for all the support you have been giving us :)
I was wondering if you could help spread the word for a charity event my good friend Sean Velas (@soulsean) is putting together for the victims of the Super Typhoon in the Philippines. He is getting boxes together both nationally and internationally to raise funds and awareness for the victims. If possible can you share this and maybe even get CrossFit One World involved that would be huge. Every little bit helps.
Help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan by joining us as we bring the community together and raise money in this event being held at CrossFit Soul on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 3-8pm. We will be having a WOD and raffle for those that donate. Every $10 earns a raffle ticket and spot at doing the "Haiyan" WOD. We will be raffling off some HUGE PRIZES thanks to our main supporters, Crossfit Soul, CrossFit Gymnastic Certification - With jeff Tucker, PR Wraps, Attack the Planet, and Progenex! We will be raffling off two spots to the Crossfit Gymnastics Certification going on in Miami in January as well as many prizes! We will also have awards for those that won in our "Haiyan" WOD in both RX and Scaled! All proceeds will be delivered to UNICEF, who is currently providing sanitation, health kits, food and water to the more than 500,000 children and families that have been displaced due to the storm. Please help us spread the word and join our event! WOD will be posted soon as well as more prizes from more supporters!
As we celebrate out 8 year anniversary this week, I bring you more memories.
Answer honestly.... How many of you have ever tossed your cookies after doing a workout at CrossFit One World? It took a couple of years until it happened to me, but it happened to me on three occasions ("Fran" twice and "Nasty Girls" once).
Believe it or not, the first person to puke at One World was not doing CrossFit. "Dan The Man" was the first One Worlder to heave his groceries at the end on his Krav Maga yellow belt seminar and test on 8/26/2006. I'm pretty sure this is not what they had in mind when they printed "recycle" on the side of that thing. I'm not gonna lie. We all laughed our asses off, and then we made Dan clean it up. BTW- That construction in the background was the bathrooms.
What's even funnier about this picture??? I have no idea why there is a poster with a topless dude in the background.....
The first and last day someone ever wrote on the floor with chalk was on 9/15/2006. Brad and I both almost killed Caroline after this incident. The post was pretty funny though. Death By "Kelly"!