And so it begins…

Today we had our first Saturday Open Gym, from 9am to 4pm.  It was a great success, starting off with Andrew, Chris, Kenny, Bobby and Eileen taking on the CrossFit for Hope WOD.  Modeled after the original “Fight Gone Bad”, it’s a tough string of 1-minute stations.  Everyone put out a great effort, and the introduction to Power Snatches prompted some to stick around for some more coaching and practice on the Olympic lifts.  It was great to see the transition from using brute strength to muscle the bar up overhead, to using the bar’s momentum after an explosive shrug and quickly getting underneath it.
Andrew, Chris and Kenny took advantage of the open gym time and their newly gained knowledge of CrossFit fundamental movements to create two of their own workouts after “Hope” and the impromptu weightlighting session.  Animals!
On a personal note, I absolutely cannot thank everyone enough for all the selfless help that you provided today, from Bobby finishing the anchoring of the pullup rig to the floor before the Open Gym, to Pam and John Bolig introducing me to some new friends interested in CrossFit, bringing much needed supplies, and taking some great pictures of the day’s events.  We have been very blessed with all of your support, and you made today a great success  THANK YOU!
3 Rounds:
1 minute Burpees
1 minute Power Snatches
1 minute Box Jumps
1 minute Thrusters
1 minute Pullups
1 minute rest
Score is total reps completed
CrossFit for Hope is a charity event to occur all around the world to benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Athletes are soliciting donations and “per rep” pledges and will complete the workout at affiliate boxes (and in the case of the Washington, DC area affiliates, on the Washington Mall!) on June 9th.
Please contact us at if you would like to participate in the workout, or pledge your support for this great cause.

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