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Tonight was night 3 of 4 for the Free Week we had for non-members to come in and check out the gym!

As expected, after two pretty intense days of training, our number of “newbies” went from 20 down to 10, but given the workout we had tonight, it was the PERFECT number. Oh, and that’s still TEN new bodies through the door, which was awesome!

This was the first night of the week where we had current members and non-members do separate workouts. The “newbies” did a Fight Gone Bad-style workout with rowing, push-ups, sit-ups, stick jumps and weighted air squats. Sounds pretty brutal!

While they did that, the current members did a ten-rounder with Power Cleans, Wall Balls and a run. I’ll tell you what, this guy was a crusher. Orion decided to make this one a bit heavier, so the cleans were done at a prescribed weight of 165 for men. BIG numbers, there!

Workout of the Day:
10 Rounds for Time
5 Power Cleans / 10 Wall Balls / 150m Run

Night #2 of FREE CROSSFIT Week was…. ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS! Check it.

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Thirty Seven Athletes!

Yeah, 37 folks worked out with us tonight, and we still have two more nights to go of our Free week!!

For all current members, the day started off with some Push Presses, working up to a 1-Rep Max. Feel free to post your weights in the comments section if you’d like. While they did that, I was taking the newbies through some warm-ups and introductions of movements with the other coaches to prep for the workout of the day.

One thing we love doing is getting to know our new athletes a bit before we start working out, so here we are during the beginning of warming up and doing jumping jacks, going around the circle, introducing ourselves and saying something interesting about us!

Workout of the Day:
3 Rounds for Time:
25 Kettle bell swings (or Wall Balls) / 20 Sit-ups / 15 Lunges (each leg) / 10 Burpees / 5 Max height jumps

Since there were so many athletes in the house, we started the New athletes first. Off they went!

Then a few minutes in, the current members started with Heat 1. How legit are these guys and gals?!

These next two videos are just to show you how it looks when thirty-seven people come out to train at the best gym in the world 🙂 SUCH a full house!! Thank you to everyone who has been spreading the word and coming to check us out!

Two more days this week for FREE CROSSFIT at 6pm (today and tomorrow), so come on down and bring your friends!

The first night of our 2nd “Free CrossFit Week” is in the books, and it was a HUGE success! We had 19 new athletes show up to check out CrossFit Lakewood. NINETEEN! It was awesome!

While the current members went through a Front Squat progression (where I heard several people PR’d!), we took our guests through a thorough warm-up, and explained what the workout of the day would be for everyone!

Workout of the Day:
4 Rounds for Time
400m Run / 30 Air Squats / 20 Box Jumps (or 20 Jumping Jacks for new athletes) / 10 Handstand Push-Ups (or 20 hand-release push-ups)

There were 30 athletes in class tonight!! so we needed to run two heats. Here’s Group 1 running while Group 2 prepares!

Then it was time for Group 2 to go!

These guys and gals really got after it tonight!

Look at these box-jumping machines!!

Then, check out Kip and Alon just destroying the Handstand Push-Ups!! Kip with only ONE Ab-Mat, and Alon…. with ZERO!?! Where did this come from?! SO awesome.

Jamie was doing Handstand Push-Ups, and this looked too cool for me to not snap a picture. Well done, Jamie!

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Jamie rocking his Handstand Push-Ups!

Last but not least, I had to ask for the group shot. You know I did! More than 5 people had already left when we took this, too. I can’t wait for the rest of this week! Thirty-seven total athletes in the 6pm class. Epic!

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19 new athletes came by for the first day!!

Today was the last day of Free CrossFit at CrossFit Lakewood, and we still had a great turnout! After 3 straight days of newbies, we guessed some may have been a little too sore to come back, but the crew that came out still did an awesome job!

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Orion warming up the class!

The workout today introduced some people into new movements that one could incorporate into their daily workouts: Bear Crawls, Crab Walks, Ball Slams and Jumping Rope.

Workout of the Day:
5 Rounds for Time
50m Bear Crawl / 50m Crab Walk / 10 Ball Slams / 30 Double-Unders (or 90 Single-Unders)

Some of my favorite moments from today’s workout were:

Alon doing Ball Slams for the first time ever, using a 40 pound ball AND catching them on the bounce!!!
Pati did Double-Unders throughout the entire workout for the first time ever… 150 of them!
All of the people who were new to CrossFit REALLY pushing themselves.

Thanks everyone who made this week a huge success!

Today was the third day of FREE CROSSFIT at CrossFit Lakewood. For the third day in a row, we had about 25 people come to class! It was AWESOME! (Nope, it’s not getting old at all. The more the merrier if you ask me.) People have been spreading the word this week, bringing friends, and then THEIR friends have been bringing even more people. It’s been so cool to watch, and I’m so thankful for everyone who’s made an effort to check us out and see what we’re all about!

The last day of Free CrossFit is tonight at 6pm. Bring your friends for one more jam-packed workout this week! I’ve already heard of a few people who will be making it for the first time. I can’t wait!

Tonight’s workout we decided to introduce our guests to a good friend of the CrossFit Community: Tabata Intervals!

There were a total of 5 stations that we put people through, and since most of them were new to CrossFit, we didn’t even have them worry about keeping score. That made it easier to focus on form and technique.

Workout of the Day:
Tabata Intervals of 5 Stations – 1 Minute Rest between Station
Row / Stick Jumps / Dips / Squat Jumps / Ab-Mat Sit-Ups

For another day with many first-time CrossFitters, I continue to be amazed at how efficient people are moving. We make adjustments based on previous injuries, ability levels and range of motion limitations… and BOOM, off they went!


Great job to everyone for another incredible day at the gym, and I’m REALLY looking forward to our fourth and final night of FREE CROSSFIT at CrossFit Lakewood!

Well, today was day 2 of FREE CROSSFIT WEEK at CrossFit Lakewood, and it went even better than yesterday!! This evening there were 25 people in class… EIGHTEEN of which were non-members! Eighteen Newbies!!!

What does that look like? Well, throw in a beautiful day in terms of weather, a few warm-up exercises, and a lot of smiles… and it looks like this!

And then Ben S. leading 25 people through some Jumping Squats. I’d say he’s a natural leader!

The workout for today was a good one. It included quite a few shorter runs, kettlebell swings and either regular or handstand push-ups (depending on the athlete’s ability level). Here’s the crew all taking off at once for the first run lap! (thanks for not trampling me, Lion King style!…… too soon?)

Workout of the Day:
5 Rounds for Time
200m Run / 20 Kettlebell Swings / 200m Run / 20 Push-Ups (or 10 Handstand Push-Ups)

It was so cool to look around and see so many people swinging KB’s and doing push-ups. The sense of community and support you guys showed, and around people you had just met, was awesome!

For so many of you being “First-Time CrossFitters”, the form and technique work was AWESOME! Look at all of those full lock-outs at the top of the push-up!

Also, I’m proud to report that no one was hit with a rogue or flying kettlebell! That means the crew was organizing and respectful of the space around them. I mean, does it get ANY better than this? I’m not sure how, but I’m hoping to see if it does.

Now, to end the post with an feat of awesomeness, our very own Greg Walker (who has been featured on this blog quite a bit for just being cool) shows the world what it’s like to be good at Handstand Push-Ups. At the end of an almost 20-minute workout, the guy ends it with 10 unbroken HSPU’s! Pretty epic stuff… Well done, GW!

Questions fielded from Casey Polk!

Questions still out there to be answered from Alec Hanson and Aaron Varcasio.


Still trying to find a good name for the “show”. Open to your awesome ideas, and thinking of them, myself. Remember, it probably won’t always be in a car, and definitely won’t always happen during the morning rush.

As our good friend, Winnie the Pooh, says:

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Think, think, think... (of a good name for the show)













Today was the first day of: FREE CROSSFIT WEEK at CrossFit Lakewood, and it was a HUGE success!!!

I’ll let you guys see what our group warm-up looked like. Good thing the gym wall was knocked down and doubled in size, or we wouldn’t have had room to hold everyone!

During the Strength Portion of the workout, Coach Chrissy and I took all of the “Newbies” through an extended warm-up where we talked a little bit more about CrossFit in detail. There were some very good questions, so hopefully we answered them for you guys!

The workout today was inspired in structure by the Classic CrossFit Workout “Fight Gone Bad.” We had 5 different stations, each of which lasted one minute. There was no rest time in between stations, and then after all 5, there was one a minute rest. Athletes go through all 5 stations a total of three times. I hope that makes sense.

Workout of the Day:
85% of Deadlift – 1 Rep every minute for 10 minutes

3 Rounds for Time
5 Stations, 1 Minute each, 1 minute rest after all 5 Stations
Wall Ball / Burpee / Sit-Up / Air Squat / Box Jump

Check out some video we took from a PACKED HOUSE last night!

3, 2, 1… GO!!!

The front row of Box Jumpers are some of our veterans, while the newer folks crush the workout behind them!

Over halfway through the workout

Maybe the best 10 seconds of the workout… the last 10!

Athletes, feel free to post your results in the Comments Section. This week I will likely not be able to note scores for everyone.

Thank you so much to everyone who brought friends to the gym last night. We’ve got 3 more days this week of Free CrossFit, so PLEASE keep it up! Bring your friends, once they love it, have them bring their friends for the rest of the week! See you all tonight at 6pm!!!