May 2019 Newsletter

Hi all,

I hope you had a great Easter! Well done to all of our members that took part in The Predator Series Mixed Fours Throwdown last weekend! Due to it being at our own box, there were quite a few members that popped down to cheer the teams on and it created an amazing atmosphere! And thank you so much to our awesome volunteers - lots of the members that helped us out this time have judged or volunteered for us before and the events wouldn’t run as smoothly as they do without them! Thank you! Well done to all of the teams that took part, and a special congratulations to our two teams that made it onto the podium! In 1st place was ‘CrossFit Cheltenham’ (Lofty, James, Sian and Jo), in 2nd was a team from PFN CrossFit and in 3rd was ‘John Sandwich’ (John, Zoe, Amy and John). Our next comps are in August (details below).

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A massive well done also to coach Will Kane for his performance at The Asia CrossFit Championships! He was against some amazing athletes and finished in 7th place!

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We have got a team competing at Tribal Clash in Portugal this weekend and a few members competing in a local competition at The Fitness Hub too. Good luck everyone!

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Two of our members Zoe New and Owen Lawrence (AKA Zowen) on got married this month! Congratulations to these two who met through their love of CrossFit!!!

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Well done to another CrossFit Cheltenham power couple, members Gordon Anderson and Kristy Worgan, who ran the London Marathon this month in a speedy time of 3:59 and raised £1194 for CLIC Sargent! Well done guys - that’s an amazing achievement!

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The kids classes are going really well! We have still got some spaces available so if it’s something you think your little one might enjoy, please message either me or Aimee Bowyer. They are at 4.10pm on a Tuesday during term time and are £7 per class.

Our Seniors class is also going really well! If you know of anyone that might be interested in the 60+ class, let them know that they can come along on a Monday morning at 10:45am! Some of them have started coming along to the normal classes too now that they understand what a CrossFit class entails and have seen that anyone can do it!

Don’t forget you can bring a friend along to any class as their free taster session! Just let us know which class they will be coming to so that we can register them for it. We have got a great start up offer on at the minute too!

Coming up at the box...

24 hour WODathon - 29th and 30th June!
Our annual WODathon to help member Oli Jeacock and her charity The African Maternity Link is scheduled for 29th and 30th June. 24 workouts in 24 hours! Come along for just one or two or for the whole thing! There will be a cake sale and raffle on the day.

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Awards night 2019 - 6th July!
Our 2019 Awards night will be on Saturday 6th July at Newlands in Cheltenham! To book your place and choose your food option for the evening, go to our store! The Awards categories are also now available for you to place your votes online!

The Predator Series Mixed Pairs Throwdown Summer 2019 - 17th August!
We have still got a few spaces left in the Mixed Pairs Throwdown in August! Get a partner and get involved! So far we have got one CrossFit Cheltenham team registered - ‘WOD a pair’ (Rachel Taylor and Jason Koudoua).

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The Predator Series Three of a kind Throwdown Summer 2019 - 18th August!
We have also got some spaces left at our next Three of a kind Throwdown too! These comps are always so much fun and challenging at the same time, so enter a team if you can! CrossFit Cheltenham teams registered so far are ‘Bringing flexy back' (Abie Jeffries, Hannah Raynsford and Molly Stone), ‘6am SLAMMERS’ (Holly Gardner, Anita Walker and Laura Gunter) and ‘No Trouble Unders’ (Claire Johnstone, Alison Walters and Lorraine Hughes).

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That’s all folks! Have a good month and as always if you have got anything that you want to go in the newsletter let me know!


Kylie x

April 2019 Newsletter

Hi all,

Firstly, well done to everyone that took part in the CrossFit Games Open. It’s hard going to push yourself week on week to squeeze out your best performance, and is a great achievement to just take part in it! As for the in-house team competition, team Ben took the win! Followed by Will, Hannah, Steve and Gianni. It was a fun five weeks! Thank you to everyone that came along to the BBQ too a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the end of The Open too - it was a great day!

New kids classes!
We are starting a CrossFit Kids class for 8-13 year olds on Tuesdays at 4pm! £7 per class. There will be 12 spaces and it will be done on a first come first served basis. We’re very excited to get the kids involved as CrossFit is so good, physically and mentally, for children to get into! Message us if you want to put your childs name down.

New kit!
This month we got new ropes for you to play on! And there are some 12.5kg and 17.5kg dumbbells due to arrive in the next week too!

Meet the member!
This month we had a chat to Holly Chadwick about her time at CrossFit Cheltenham and how it’s improved her life! Click here to watch the video!

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Coming up at the box...

Night out - 19th April!
Coach Matt is leading the way on a night out to say goodbye to our awesome frenchman Vinc as he is heading back to France after being with us for 3 years! Check out the details on Facebook!

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The Predator Series Mixed Fours Throwdown at CrossFit Cheltenham - 27th and 28th April!
Our next Throwdown is at the end of this month! If you want to experience a team competition in a friendly environment, it’s the perfect one to do! Check out the details on Facebook. You can register your team via Competition Corner.

24 hour WODathon - 29th and 30th June!
Our annual WODathon to help member Oli Jeacock and her charity The African Maternity Link is scheduled for 29th and 30th June. 24 workouts in 24 hours! Come along for just one or two or for the whole thing! There will be a cake sale and raffle on the day.

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Awards night 2019!
Our 2019 Awards night will be on Saturday 6th July at Newlands in Cheltenham! To book your place and choose your food option for the evening, go to our store! It’s always such a fun night! The Awards categories will be available for you to vote on in the next couple of weeks!

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Have a great April and a lovely Easter!
Kylie x

March 2019 Newsletter

February has been a great month, with lots of socials and our CrossFit Cheltenham Throwdowns too! We hope you’re enjoying the CrossFit Games Open, whether you are officially taking part or not. It’s always fun to have a bit of friendly competition, and so far team Ben are in the lead (followed by team Steve, team Will, team Hannah and team Gianni) but there are three weeks left! The team tops are now available to collect from your team captains. A big thank you to member Dave Fern (Back On The Bar) for designing and printing them!

CrossFit Cheltenham Throwdowns!
Thank you so much to everyone that helped with them and well done to all of our members that got involved! And a big shout out to Hannah Gale and Lofty Sheer for topping the podium again! We attract lots of athletes with around 60 teams competing on both days, with some very strong teams taking part! Aswell as ‘Lofty and Ledge’ getting the top spot at the Mixed Pairs Throwdown on the Saturday, ‘Click Bait’ (Simon Jennings and Charlie Williams) came 5th, ‘Team G’ (Laura and Paul Gunter) came 12th, and ‘Oh my WOD’ (Istvan Gerstenmayer and Chloe Merris) came 52nd out of 59 teams. At the Three of a Kind Throwdown on the Sunday, ‘Bringing Flexy Back’ (Hannah Raynsford, Mollie Stone and Abie Jeffries) came 10th and ‘JLS’ (Jordan Heard, Laura Ratcliffe and Sarah Winsworth) came 16th out of 22 Female teams. And ‘Kurwa Mac’ (Krzysztof Wojtas, Tomasz Wojczyk and Josh Brooker-Borny) came 15th and ‘BS Cheltenham’ (Craig Hodges, Aaron Spells and Danny Williams) came 20th out of 30 Male teams. Well done everyone!

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One to one sessions
It's been a few weeks since we started our goal setting sessions for members. They seem to be going really well and people are thriving with a bit of extra guidance towards their individual goals! If you haven't had your session yet, get in touch with Hannah Gale to book it.

New 60+ senior classes
Our 60+ senior classes started a few weeks ago and they’re going really well! If you’ve got any relatives or fiends that fancy giving CrossFit a go, get them to come along and have a free trial in the class on a Monday at 10.45am!

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Fat Loss Challenge results
Well done to everyone taking part in the New Year Fat Loss Challenge. With one week to go until the end of the challenge, the group of 16 have already lost a total of 125lbs between them, which is 8lbs each on average, and some people have lost 14lbs (a stone)! Check out Natalie Sollar’s picture below. We will be running the next 10 week challenge from 3rd April. This will run until the middle of June so will help with any Summer weight loss goals! You can register for it via the timetable.

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Goodbye to James!
We are very sad that coach James O'Meeghan is leaving us to go to Kuwait. He's been offered a great opportunity out there and we wish him lots of success! Thank you James for being a great coach and always going over and above what is expected!

Welcome Tom!
We are very happy to welcome Tom Wojczyk as a new CrossFit coach! Many of you will know Tom as a member as he's been with us for a few years, but he has now taken his CrossFit Level one qualification and is a CrossFit Cheltenham coach! He's doing a great job already and is a brilliant asset to the coaching team!

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Feb competitions!
As well as our Throwdowns at the box, members have also competed elsewhere.  Josh Brooker-Borny, Lizzie Mawdsley, Abie Jeffries and Matt Dryden competed at the Chew Valley Throwdown and came 11th out of 20 teams. Caroline Smialek, Anita Douglas, Helena Donald and Sophia Maynell competed in Bath at The Superhuman Games and came came 4th out of 10 teams in the Masters division. Then Simon Jennings and Chris Mills competed at a same sex pairs competition in Bidford-on-Avon and won, against a very strong team from CrossFit Ozbox in Oxford! Well done everyone!

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Will trying to get to The CrossFit Games!
Coach Will Kane has been to Regionals a few times in the past but now that there are no Regionals he will be trying to get to The Games via one of the sanctioned events. He will be heading to The Asia CrossFit Championship on 27th April to try to earn himself the spot! You will also be able to follow his trip out there as he will be going with YouTube Vlogers ‘Team Richie’. Good luck Will!


Coming up at the box...


Brunch at Botanica on 11th March
Gianni and Aimee are taking the 9.30am'ers to Botanica on Monday 11th March at 11.15am. All members are also welcome to go along, so please let them know if you will be joining them!

The Open BBQ on 30th March
To celebrate the end of The Open, we are having a BBQ at the box on 30th March. This is for all members, whether you have taken part in it or not. Please come along and bring your own food and drink!

Battle for Middle ground qualifiers starting 1st April
There are a few members taking part in the Battle for Middle ground qualifiers between 1st and 17th April. It’s quite an achievable competition to qualify for as there are scaled and Rx’d categories, so if you fancy giving it a go please let coach Gianni or trainee-coach Joe Markey know, as they’re keen to hit the qualifiers as a group to really maximise results! So far, Simon Jennings, Sophia Maynell, Joe Markey, Holly Gardner, Gianni Frijia, Vicky Tustin and Rachel Taylor have signed up. The finals are on 22nd and 23rd June.

Spring/Summer Fat loss challenge!
We will be running the next 10 week challenge from 3rd April. This will run until the middle of June, so it would be a good time to get ready for the summer holidays! You can book on via the timetable and check out the details on Facebook!

Go Ape!
Aimee Bowyer is arranging a trip to Go Ape on 7th April. Please let me or Aimee know if you want to go!

The Predator Series Mixed Fours Throwdown at CrossFit Cheltenham - 27th and 28th April!
Our next Throwdown is a big one - it’s our first two-day competition and is for teams of four! This is a great opportunity to experience two days of competing! Check out the details on Facebook. You can register your team via Competition Corner.


Have an awesome month and carry on smashing those Open workouts and getting PBs!


Kylie x