I hope you managed to catch some of The CrossFit Games in August! The Open has changed and is now held each year in October, so will be starting soon. We’ll be taking part as a box again if you want to get involved. More details below.
We had our Summer Throwdowns at the end of August and they went very smoothly as usual. Thank you again to all of the volunteers that helped out over the weekend! Well done to every single member that entered the competitions and a massive congratulations to ZONIC (Zoe Lawrence, Oli Jeacock and Nicola Geoghegan) for coming 1st in the Three of a kind Throwdown and MIGHTY DAD BOD (Ben Taylor, Alex Hyslop and Matt Taylor) for coming 3rd! The next Throwdowns are in November and the details are below.
We said goodbye to coach Ben Goss last month. We hope you have a great time in Australia Ben and thank you so much for being a great part of the coaching team for nearly two years!
The quiz night last weekend was a great success again! Congratulations to the winning team ‘Smart Idiots’!
Competitions and achievements
Over the last couple of months we have achieved numerous qualifications - I (Kylie) got my Level 2 Coaching Qualification, and Vicky Tustin, Rachel Taylor and Grace Hawken got their Level 1 Coaching Qualifications.
Richard Sheer, Simon Jennings and James Stickland won the Ortega throwdown held by Gym 1971. Zoe Stoddart and Joe Markey both podiumed at the Ludus Weightlifting competition. Craig Hodges won a local Bideford CrossFit competition. Will Kane came 2nd at the Turf Games. And of course (as mentioned above) ZONIC and MIGHTY DAD BOD podiumed at our Three of a kind throwdown. Another very strong month of competing!
Welcome to the management team Vicky!
I’m sure most of you are already aware that Vicky Tustin has stepped in to a managerial role at the box. Vicky has already shown that she is going to be an amazing part of the team and has already implemented some great changes! If you have any questions or suggestions about the box, classes, coaches or your membership please feel free to contact Vicky, Steve, Will or myself.
Welcome to the team Abie!
Abie Jeffries has also started working with us to help support members with any questions and issues, so if you have a membership query you can also contact Abie.
NEW GYMNASTICS CLASSES
Starting this week (w/c 16th September) 👉 we will be adding 2 new types of gymnastics classes to the timetable! 🤸♂️
🔺 The first type of class is a ‘Random Skills’ class:
• This will run on a Tuesday @ 7pm. 🕖
• The skill we focus on will change each week. 🗓
• The class is led by the coach. 🙋♀️
• All ability levels are welcome! 📈
If you have multiple skills that you want to develop at the same time, this class is for you! 👆
🔺 The second type of class is a gymnastics programme class:
• These classes will run on:
- Thursday @ 10:45am 🕙
- Friday @ 7pm 🕖
• Both classes are the same, so you only have to attend 1 per week! 1️⃣
•These classes will run in 2 , 4 & 6 week blocks. 🗓
• We will focus on the same skill for multiple weeks. ♻️
• The class is lead by the coach. 🙋♀️
• All ability levels are welcome! 📈
If you want to focus on specific skills in more detail, this class is for you!
We’re really excited about these new classes! If you’ve got any questions, please message Vicky Tustin or Grace Hawken (they will be taking the classes).
The CrossFit Games Open starts on the 10th October and will run until 11th November. As usual, we will have in-house teams lead by a coach to help you through it. More details are on the private Facebook event in our members page. You can register on the CrossFit Games website now.
The Predator Series Mixed Pairs Throwdown Autumn 2019 - Saturday 23rd November!
We’re looking forward to our next competitions! We’ve already got four CrossFit Cheltenham teams registered for the Mixed Pairs Throwdown and there are lots of places left! Our current CrossFit Cheltenham teams are:
‘Kongs’ (Max Pioli and Oli Jeacock)
‘Supernovas’ (Jenn Holeman and Phil Harris)
‘Buck Furpees’ (Anita Walker and Paul Gorman)
‘Burpee Intolerant’ (Ciara Clift-hill and Mark Clift-hill)
The Predator Series Three of a kind Throwdown Autumn 2019 - Sunday 24th November!
We’ve not got many places left for our next Three of a kind Throwdown, so register soon if you want to get involved! The CrossFit Cheltenham teams that have entered so far are:
‘Mighty Dad bod’ (Ben Taylor, Alex Hyslop and Matt Taylor)
‘ZONic’ (Zoe New, Oli Jeacock and Nicola Geoghegan)
‘Blood, sweat and beers’ (Tomasz Wojczyk, Josh Brooker-Borny and Krzysztof Wojtas)
Have a great month!