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CrossFit Gainesville- School Of Elite Fitness

The Crew

 
It doesn’t take long for you to orient yourself the space and equipment at CFG.  Within weeks, members know where to find equipment, how to space out between the blue dots and red lines, and generally what to expect from class. When there is a place for everything and everything in its place, then we are able to think and work efficiently. 
 
We have a great facility crew that works hard every weekend organizing and wiping down the equipment, tackling the cob-webs and busting dirt in the gym.  Take a few minutes to get to know the crew!  
 
Noah Blakemore:  Noah trains to better his health and be ready for any physical activity life may throw at him. He loves the feeling of hard work and seeing his results in his body composition and his performance.  He was the Florida Youth State Champion in Olympic lifting and earned second place in the FHSAA 2014 state weightlifting championship.
 
Michelle Roca: Michelle is a 21-year-old accounting student at UF. She grew up doing ballet, playing piano, playing tennis, swimming, and practicing judo. As a child she was very artistic and dreamt of going to New World School of the Arts.  When she came to college in 2011 her sister told her to try CrossFit at which time she switched from artsy dance to a gym rat.
 
Brad Mitchell: Brad has been an Olympic Weightlifter since November 2013.  He is currently in the Pre-PT program at Santa Fe College, and plans to apply to the University of Florida for the Physical Therapy Graduate Program in the upcoming years.
 
Thank you Brad, Noah, and Michelle for making CFG shine!

Michelle Roca excited to be at CFG!
 

Workout of the Day

Health
 
A. High Hang Snatch. OHS, 1.1 x 5 sets, 1 min
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12 minutes @ 75-80% effort:
100m Sled Drag (90/45)
100 ft. Bear Crawls
-- Rest 6 min
12 minutes @ 75-80% effort:
400m Run
7-10 Thrusters (45/35)
 
Performance
 
A. Snatch cluster, 1.1, build to a heavy set
B. Front Squat @ 20X1, quickly build to a heavy single
C. 10 minutes of:
3 TnG Power Cleans (185/115)
100 Meter OH Carry
 

The Voice in your Head

 
Oh wait, that wasn’t a voice in your head, it was your coach enticing you to row faster and push just a little bit harder.  After praising a member for her first-class row time on Tuesday’s performance workout, I received the following feedback, “it is because you were watching me.”   I thought, huh, it is true, we usually push harder when others are watching.
 
As coaches, it is our charge to instruct, lead, and motivate.  However, you won’t always have a coach right next you in life.  We need to imagine and create an internal coach too. This internal coach has a voice that only exists in our heads.  This voice reminds you why you are putting yourself through such a tough workout, that you can push harder, and that the end results are worth the temporary sacrifice. 
 
Don’t worry, your CFG coaches will always be watching and pushing you.  Even once we have mastered our inner coach, we still need regular external motivation and encouragement.
The next time you think about easing up in a workout or at work because it is uncomfortable, summon your inner-coach and push just a little bit harder.  The results and your satisfaction will be that much greater for it.  
 
Molly Thompson killing her row
 

Workout of the Day

All Classes:
 
Skill: Snatch Extension. Snatch High-pull 1.1 X 5 sets, 1-2 min

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10 min @ moderate effort

3 wall climbs
200 m run

--rest 3 min--

10 min @ moderate effort

20 alternating super-man planks
200 m run

 The Professional Coach Development Program Is Here!

We're excited to announce an opportunity for you to learn along working professional coaches in the industry! Enrolling yourself in the PCD program means you will become a student coach exploring the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are necessary to lead athletes to their goals. This course has benefits for experienced athletes looking to find advantages only found looking through the eyes of a coach and for people interested in entering the coaching industry, but lack the experience or know how to get started.

This is a special program that we've put all of our heart and passion into teaching the powerful lessons we've learned over the years. So, please take time to consider a friend or family member that would be a great fit for our program. We've dedicated 8 spots for enrollment and they will most definitely fill up fast.

We're excited for the opportunity and look forward to sharing our passion for fitness with those of you joining us for the Professional Coach Development Program!

The PCD's Goal is:

To provide application of strength and conditioning knowledge in a live athletic environment for those who share a passion for coaching and wish to develop communication, relationship building, decision making, leadership development, career planning, work life balance, and negotiation skills in the fitness industry.

After completing this three month course, students will be able to confidently:
• Motivate and develop successful athletes and gym communities.
• Communicate, function and succeed with client athletes in a fun and professional setting
• Demonstrate and effectively teach exercise movements in a group class setting
• Effectively teach the science and application behind workout program design
• Lead a successful strength and conditioning class
• Learn professional skills that last a lifetime

If you're interested in learning if the PCD program is right for you, attend our free information huddle on Tonight from 6-7pm!  Register here!


Jessica all smiles after her workout!

Workout of the Day

Health

A1. Front Rack BB Split Squat @ 30X1, 4-5 reps x 3 sets, 1:30 min
A2. Strict supinated Pull-Up cluster, 1.1.1 x 3 sets, 60 sec
(Use partner for assistance, not bands)
B. Toes to Bar, AMRAP x 3 sets, 60 sec
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3 x 1000m Row @ 75% effort, 3 min

Performance

MAP Mulit (3:3-5:5)

4 minutes @ 90% effort:
4 TnG Power Snatch (95/65)
25 Double Unders
-- rest 2 min
4 minutes @ 90% effort:
Burpee Box Jumps (24/20)
-- rest 2 min
4 minutes @ 90% effort:
Row
-- rest 6 minutes

Repeat

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Located at 1126 NW 2nd St. Suite B,
Gainesville, FL 32601.
 
Phone: 352-215-8609.
 

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