“Fathers of the Future” by Luke Kayyem


Fathers Of The Future: 

“A Father or Dad is a male who has raised a child, supplied the sperm which grew into the child, and or has donated a body cell which has resulted in a clone” yup that pretty much sums up what my father was to me, a donator of bodily fluids and a supplier of sperm. Thank you Wikipedia for giving me so much worth and meaning to my so-called life. It’s a good thing the Internet was not around when I was a kid and instead my mom’s tales of brave, battle-fit men fleeing their homes after the “goose was gandered”, to fight evil dragons and sloths somewhere between Palm Springs and Disneyland held up. Well, it did until I turned 6 years old, that was about the time I started asking a lot of questions and realized there was something missing from our home. Let’s see…. Maybe it was just my imagination but why was my 50 year old Mom locking the doors and putting on the alarm at 6pm? Why did I have so many Uncles? And why was Father’s Day so damn sad?! Awww yes myself and a third of our population has grown up without a Dad. That’s right! 35 years old and I have never, ever hugged it out, smoked a cigar or been told what to do when it sticks straight up by a much older, wiser version of myself. This is exactly why this story is being shared. If we don’t break the cycle and rewrite history, who will teach generations to come how to hit a curve ball, barbecue beef and pick the best roses on earth? Which by the way, happen to be at Costco! Both my children Kanon (6.9) and Camille (5.1) know these “laws of the land” because they are so important to the future of generations to come. It is a standard as a woman in our house to receive roses on Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Graduation (from every grade), Easter and well any day that the Girls might need some cheering up! My son knows to do it and my daughter knows why we do it.

I have set these values from the start, early on in their childhood. Although these are material lessons, the lessons of love are not far behind. I have heard grown men cry from not ever hearing the words ‘I love you’ from their fathers and in turn, been in heated arguments over what they considered to be worse, never having a father or having one that’s never there. In our house we might say ‘I love you’ 20 times before we even leave the house and another 20 times as soon as we see each other again. As a man and as a father, I visualize myself be situated somewhere between Bill CosbyNed Flanders andAl Bundy. I have created a safe haven of love that most people might not notice at all.

You see, we are “The Fathers of the Future”. Yeah, that’s right! You may have seen us around town… picking up and dropping off our children at school… every single day. You may have seen us sitting next to you at ballet practice and recitals or at tennis lessons and well, at just about every single activity, function, and/or meal our kid’s have. We don’t miss a thing! We even get 99% of it on camera, so we can share it with our friends, our family, and just about anyone else that will pay attention. We have even gone so far as to build our businesses around our families and have said NO to places, people and things that take us away from this precious time. We are living our fatherless childhoods through fathering our children…..BOOM! What you gotta say about that “Wikipedia”?! I say cheers to these leaders of the new school, move out of the way soccer moms, we are the FITness Fathers and were taking over the world. Don’t be scared by our tattoos, piercings and beards. Don’t be alarmed by our bright colors, loud music and big trucks! Get to know us. You never know what you may learn, not everyone knows where to buy the best flowers in town. We are the “Fathers of the Future” and were not going anywhere!!!

By Luke Kayyem Husband, Father, Athlete, Coach


Featured above:

Matt Blanton 35, daughter Reese 3 and baby girl on the way www.printingsolutions.com

Justin Baumgartner 38, daughter Devi Mae 5 http://www.backonthebar.com

Ron “Goldie” McClendon 32, daughter Jaysha 2www.bitchinbeads.com 

Tyler “Sensei” Warren 27, daughter Avery 2 www.smacus.com

Are You Extreme? SICFIT Extreme?


Programming for Monday, July 8, 2013

Do you consider yourself extreme? Do you have what it takes to keep up with a two hour, high work-load, low rest time, team conditioning program?  If you feel yourself getting excited just by reading this then we challenge you to  SICFIT Extreme! For those with the dedication, the drive, and will to go Extreme, we expect you to show up bright and early on Friday mornings at 5 am for the next 7 weeks for the SICest mental and physical challenges at our gym.  Make sure you show up five minutes early, with a good attitude, and wearing your SICFIT Scottsdale shirt — tardiness and lack of compliance will garner consequences!

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Dynamic warm up
Mobility in the movement
300 Meter run
30 Burpees
300 Meter run
20 Burpees
300 Meter run
20 Power cleans*
20 Deadlift**
20 pull ups***
300 run
*SPORT: bodyweight/ .75 bodyweight
**LIFE: Kettle bell. FITNESS: 135/95 lbs. SPORT: bodyweight/ .75 bodyweight 
***LIFE: Jumping. FITNESS/SPORT: Kipping 

No Pain, No Gain!


Programming for Saturday, July 6, 2013

Doing anything AFAP (as fast as possible) ain’t easy.  But it is this level of effort that makes Crossfit Scottsdale programming so effective. With today’s combination of bodyweight movements and heavy olympic lifting, there is no doubt you will experience the meaning of “no pain, no gain!” Stay consistent, keep breathing, and don’t quit!


1000 Meter parter rows
*Teams of 2, alternating 100x meter sprints
Clean and jerk/ground to overhead
10 Rounds AFAP
1 Clean and jerk, tough
5 Pull ups
10 Push ups
:30 Sec rest

FIT for the 5th: 2013 Summer Fitness Challenge

Attention CrossFit Scottsdale!! It’s time to raise your FITness game and be part of the 2013 Summer Fitness Challenge: FIT for the 5th!

August commemorates the 5th Anniversary of CrossFit Scottsdale and we want you to feel FIT for the 5th party!! Celebrate this momentous occasion by stepping it up and challenging yourself in a new way.

The FIT for the 5th challenge prelims will be on Saturday, August 3rd at 9am. Everyone will meet at CrossFit Scottsdale and be put into a heat. Your score will be recorded by your judge.

The finals will be Saturday, August 31st at 9am where all participants will come back to the gym and do the same workout and try and get a better score than before. Your score is the amount of reps you complete.

The workout will be broken up into 3 categories: LIFE | FITNESS | SPORT


Choose your category and sign up at the gym.

Cost for the challenge is $30 and there will be prizes for most amount of reps in each category for men and women, and most improved.

This is going to be a FUN challenge, so we are expecting a great turnout!! If you have any questions, PLEASE see a coach! If you want to be a part of the challenge, but are unable to make the prelims date or finals date, please email Hallie@CrossFitScottsdale.com.


Fit for the 5th

Fitness Therapy


Programming for Friday, July 5, 2013

As members of CrossFit Scottsdale, we get to experience the power of achieving something that at first seems impossible on a daily basis.  Can you imagine what this does to a person’s outlook, to their confidence, to even their self-image after a few months of consistent training? How about after a few years? At CrossFit Scottsdale we train more than just physical bodies. We train the whole person to move beyond limitation, doubt, fear, and weakness, and to get used to success, determination, and strength.  See ya at the gym today for a little fitness therapy!


Snatch Progression
EMOM x2 tough power snatch, odd minute (10)
EMOM x7 burpee high jump, even minute (10)
Overhead squat + box jump 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
LIFE: Step up alternating legs
FITNESS: Box jump or step up
SPORT: 30″/24″ Box, 135/95 overhead squat

Kayyem Signature Series Part 3: the Muscle Up

muscleupJoin us for part 3 of the Kayyem Signature Series as Coach Luke goes over the infamous Muscle Up. Learn the technique and cues of one of CrossFit’s most difficult movement to master. Even if you are a beginner to CrossFit, this clinic is still for you! The clinic is FREE to students of CrossFit Scottsdale and will take place on July 11th at 7pm.

Independence Day Team Workout


Programming for Thursday, July 4, 2013

Just because it is Independence day doesn’t mean we have to workout independently! To celebrate the 4th of July we have a grueling team workout that will be sure to have e you seeing fireworks by the time your team is done!  Classes today are free for all students, military personnel, police officers, and firefighters, and will be offered only during the 8am, 12pm and 5pm time slots. We wish all of our athletes a safe, happy, and healthy holiday!

4000 Meter row
*Each athlete must row at least 500 meters. One athlete must be in plank position at all times.
200 Burpees
*Only one athlete can work at a time. Must go in order. Each athlete performs as many as possible.
150 Wall balls
*Only one athlete can work at a time. Must go in order. Each athlete performs as many as possible.
100 Pull ups
*Only one athlete can work at a time. Must go in order. Each athlete performs as many as possible.
50 Sit ups
*Athletes work simultaneously.
25 Hand release push ups
*Athletes work simultaneously.

Food as Fuel

What is the key to your fitness success? Nutrition! Believe it or not, the way we eat makes up 70% of how we look, feel and perform. You have the workouts down, now its time to dial in the way you eat. Join us for our Food as Fuel class and learn the basics of the paleo lifestyle and how important it is to combine it with your CrossFit Scottsdale workouts. Food as Fuel will be held at CrossFit Scottsdale on July 11th at 7:30pm.


WOW Wednesday Workout of the Week


Programming for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesdays are now much much more than “hump day” around here, and in SICFIT gyms world wide!  For SICFITTERS, Wednesdays will become the WOW of the week with a workout that will test, challenge, and motivate.  SICFITTERS around the globe will face the same Workout of the Week, allowing us to share in some international FITness competition and inspire one another to run faster, lift heavier, and to never ever quit! Wow… Wednesdays will never be the same!


Dynamic movement
Skill prep
7 Minute AMRAP
3 Pull ups + 3 burpees + 3 kb swings + 5 pull ups + 5 burpees + 5 kb swings + 7 pull ups + 7 burpees + 7 kb swings
LIFE: Jumping pull ups, 35/16 KB
FITness: Kip chin over vertical plane, 55/35 KB
SPORT: Chest to bar pull ups, 75/55 KB
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