Fit For Fall, CrossFit Scottsdale now offers 45 classes a week.

CrossFit Scottsdale’s expanded schedule now offers 45 classes a week. You spoke and we listened. Below are the new classes added to the schedule along with some current schedule adjustments:

Monday, September 5th is Labor Day. Bring a friend and join us for a FREE CrossFit and Yoga Workout this holiday at 8am, noon or 5pm. Yoga will take place at 6pm.

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Classroom A: Original Space
Classroom B: Expansion Space

New Classes added to the schedule in September

Mon/Wed: 4:30pm Level 2- orange band (B)
The WOD for the first Level 2 class on Wednesday 9/7 at 4:30pm will be the Level 2 test (reference your Success Journal 3.0 for details).

Tues/Thurs: 6pm Beginner (B)

Friday: 5:30pm All Levels (A)

September Schedule Changes/New Times:

Monday:
3:45pm CrossFit Teens (B)
4:15pm CrossFit Kids (A)

Wednesday:
3:45pm CrossFit Teens (B)
4:15pm CrossFit Kids and Little Heroes (A)
7pm Foundations (B)

SealFit 2.0 will resume on Friday, September 9th at 5am. This eight week course is held on Friday mornings for 2 hours a week from 5am-7am. See a Coach to get signed up for the next squad.

Levels

Moving forward please try to attend the appropriate level class. Leveled classes allow us to give you the attention that you need most. In the beginner classes we will focus on more instruction, and will work on basic skills and general strength development. The more advanced classes will work on more advanced skills and with heavier loads.

There is definitely a place for all-level classes, but as your coaches we want to be able to give you more attention and better develop you as athletes. Fundamentally there are progressions to performing movements proficiently.

Level tests are an important component to our program here at CrossFit Scottsdale.  The process of achieving different levels is, nonetheless, an established method of helping our student’s progress.  Each level has its own properties and unique qualities.  Beginning students will learn shortly that mental and technical improvement go hand in hand.  In time, all those who train CrossFit will come to appreciate the merits of the class level system.

Level tests typically occur every other month. If you want to test prior to the scheduled test date, book a private skill lesson with a Coach. Because all students have different potentials, it is important not to compare your progress with that of another. Level testing should only be used as a means by which to measure your own improvement and determine a suitable class to train in where there are people at the same ability level as you. One of the most important aspects of the test is the student’s mental attitude.

At CrossFit Scottsdale we advocate the importance of quality over quantity. For example, the quality of your reps vs. the number of reps completed; the quality of your WOD (Workout of the Day) vs. the top time on the white board; a few quality workouts during the week vs. a halfhearted WOD every day of the week.

The reason we teach quality is because everything that we do in CrossFit as well as in life is built upon foundation. We must be proficient in one area before moving on to the next. CrossFit Scottsdale Level Testing plays an important role for both new members just beginning a workout program and elite competitors. Level testing allows us to set a goal and strive for it. We find that focusing on a goal and the steps required to reach it is far more effective then working out aimlessly.

And of course most of all Level Testing is supposed to be FUN. It allows us to strive for something, work hard for it, hear our names cheered on by coaches and peers, stand on top of the podium to collect our new bands and to wear our Level band with pride, showing off how far we have come to achieve our goals. Because in the end CrossFit is about where we end up, not where we begin.

Put these September events in your calendar today:

Friday 9/2 5:30pm-7:30pm: “So easy a Kayyem could do it”…. Learn how to improve your nutrition and eat practically Paleo with practically no effort. $20 for students/$25 for non students

Saturday 9/3 9am & 10am classes: 31 Heroes Tribute WOD if you plan to participate please register at 31heroes.com (this IS a fundraiser). All proceeds will be received through the Navy SEAL Foundation

Sunday 9/11 8am, 9am, 10am: “One Nation Under WOD” Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with us by working out alongside men and women in uniform. Sign up at the gym or email info@crossFitScottsdale.com to reserve your class time. Space is limited. Every participant will receive a FREE T Shirt (while supplies last).

Thursday 9/15 at 7:30pm: Food as Fuel Class. Learn the ins and outs of the Zone and Paleo diets. Discover how to eat, when to eat, how to shop and what to do to live a healthier lifestyle.

Saturday 9/17 9am & 10am class: Fight Gone Bad 6. Get signed up for your appropriate level at the gym. To donate to the cause visit www.fgb6.com

Saturday 9/24 1pm: What is CrossFit? Learn more about the science of CrossFit.

Monday 9/26-Friday 9/30: HELL WEEK 3 (2 a days M-F). Free for Unlimited students.