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Luke Kayyem of CrossFit Scottsdale "Courage Games" 4th place
The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. It’s a grueling multi-day competition in which the world’s fittest athletes compete in a variety of workouts. What are the workouts? Each year they change, and the details of them are not announced until a couple days before the event. This means that all year long, the athletes are training for a competition whose format is almost completely a mystery.
The world is unpredictable and chaotic. Destiny favors the prepared (in mind, body and spirit). Hard physical training, proper nutrition, and strong values are foundational to living a good life. Personal growth encompasses the whole person: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We believe that there is an athlete and warrior within everyone. Leadership is best shown through example. We use what works and discard what doesn’t. We innovate. We treat everyone with respect, encouragement, and sometimes, tough love. The defining attributes of leaders are an unconquerable spirit, a burning desire to better oneself, and service to your teammates and communities.
As I sit comfortably in my leather office chair drinking purified water out of a Mason glass I am reflecting back on my experience a couple weekends ago at the world renown SEALFIT academy in Encinitas, California. Words cannot describe the physical, mental and spiritual definition of KOKORO, a 52 hour trainig course that simulates what a Navy Seal would experience during HELL WEEK. 26 mile night hikes, water torture and no sleep. It is an undeniable fact that we are all capable of doing 20x more than we think we can sometimes we just need a push. Ask Paul Deuchar one of our members, KOKORO 34 graduate and SICFIT Scottsdale’s September Athlete of the Month. He decided to tackle the mountain head first and came out on top.
September is here and we are so close to what I like to call “Fall” in Arizona. You know the 2 weeks in between Hot and Cold. Which means playing outside in sub 100 degree temperatures, bike riding with my kids to school and watching football. For most it can also mean bad food choices like hot dogs with buns, chip, dips and beer. So why not have a Whole Life Challenge before the candy, stuffing and cookies are in our face? The late, great Jack Lalanne coined “Fitness is King, nutrition is Queen and together they make a happy kingdom” so what are you waiting for? The accountability of course! That’s why everyone in the gym should be on this 8 week nutrition challenge together. Sign up HERE.
Thank you to all of you who showed your support for our 6th annual anniversary party. It was a huge SICcess and offered many different events throughout the course of the day. A special thank you and Mahalo to our 6 year members who have been with us all the way. Tina Vange, Marc Lutz, Tom Rietz, Reem Kiddess, Richard Shields, Bill Gold, Chris Tousley, Katie Gerken and Gwen Whitfill. Without you all we would just be a place to workout, because of you we are a community.
Congratulations are in order for these amazing accomplishments:
To our 5 newest Level I students who completed the signature “White band” FITness test.
As always we will continue to offer this piece of our program to anyone who “Show’s up, Never Quits” all we ask is that you come back and assist the process.
To our Athlete of the Month Paul Deuchar for completing the 52 hour course KOKORO 34.
To Coach Nathan Atchison and Najla Kayyem for finalizing SICFIT Chandler located inside the new;ly renovated Chandler Ice Den.
Now joining San Diego, El paso and Scottsdale as our 4th SICFIT gym.
We are also looking for a ROCKSTAR: Also known as the General Manager of SICFIT Scottsdale to Coach, operate and execute the Flagship gym and run the day to day operations. If you or anyone you know is interested please email info@SICFITscottsdale.com with a complete resume and short video telling us why you think you could do the job!
On December 6th 2014 join TEAM SICFIT on the GRID-lot for the SICEST of the SOUTHWEST III as the “Old school, takes on this new sport”. Combining strategy, brute physical power, and agility, team racing brings strategic athletics to the competitive FITness set. SICest of the Southwest III will feature 24 teams of 6 athletes in each of the following categories. SPORT/advanced and FITNESS/intermediate plus 24 individual PRO men and 24 PRO women.
This year SICFIT Scottsdale will be the HOST facility for the SICEST of the SOUTHWEST III. If you would like to compete, volunteer, judge or sponsor in any capacity use the links below.
Here are a timeline of events happening at or around your home gym this month. Find the clipboard with event title and get registered. If you would like to be auto enrolled please reply to this email with your name and event you would like to sign up for
Sep 6th FREE class Saturday (10am)
Sep 9th Food as Fuel nutrition seminar & Whole life challenge information (7pm)
Sep 11th Here’s to the Heroes annual 9/11 workout *Classes at (6am,7am,5pm,6pm ONLY)
Sep 13th Whole life challenge workout/weigh in/measurements (9am-11am)
Sep 23-25 GUEST DAYS all classes FREE when you bring guest, if they enroll recieve $50 off your monthly membership
Sep 27 Fundamentals seminar (1pm-3pm) anyone looking for semi private instruction on the basic functional movements presented in a classroom setting.
On December 6th 2014 join TEAM SICFIT on the GRID-lot as the “Old school, takes on this new sport”. Combining strategy, brute physical power, and agility, Grid racing brings strategic athletics to the competitive FITness set. SICest of the Southwest III will feature 24 teams of 6 athletes in each of the following categories. SPORT/advanced and FITNESS/intermediate plus 24 individual PRO men and 24 PRO women.
This year SICFIT Scottsdale will be the HOST facility for the SICEST of the SOUTHWEST III. If you would like to compete, volunteer, judge or sponsor in any capacity use the links below or email info@SICFIT.com.
This weekend was full of many firsts! The first ever Grid race outside the NPGL was completed here at SICFIT Scottsdale! The first ever event of competitive fitness to have LIFE-FITNESS-SPORT athletes working on the same team, racing to the finish. This was the first time many students at SICFIT Scottsdale competed in any fitness competition EVER! Athletes ranging in age from 5 to 55 years of age came together to push themselves past their comfort zone and felt true strength of a team!
SICFIT Scottsdale is your home away from home and our team is here to support you and help you reach your health and fitness goals. Thank you for trusting us with your FITNESS (and LIFE and SPORT) goals, and we hope to continue helping you destroy any boundaries you think you had! Thanks again for your participation, everyone had a blast.
Got your competitive itch? Next stop, SICest of the Southwest III. Old School meets new sport in the GRID lot on December 6th. Fitness and Sport teams will battle it out to see who will be crowned the SICest of the Southwest. Registration opens mid August at www.sicfit.com
Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, July 31, 2014
SICFIT Scottsdale is nothing-less-than stoked about the introduction of the National Pro Grid League! Grid sports use all the methods and movements we love to hate at SICFIT to test the limits of human performance in a high intensity team setting. This Saturday at 8am we want all of our LIFE | FITNESS | SPORT athletes to come get a taste of this action in the first ever, SICFIT Scottsdale Grid Inspired Fitness Event! Please inquire as soon as possible at the gym, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (480) 922-3253. .
WARMUP Lunge 1 minute + jump rope 2 minutes + lunge 1 minute + jump rope 1 minute . CORE 4
6 Minute rotation
Crunch + sit up + plank + flutter kick . CONDITIONING 3 Rounds with 10 minute rest between rounds 20 Back squats | 3-4 sets at light weight and build 5-8 quick reps | go up each set if possibls
10 Pull ups
5 Handstand pushups
LIFE: Barbell only |jumping pull ups | push ups
FITNESS: Jumping or kipping pull ups | plate push ups 45/25
SPORT: Back squats 135-225/95-155 | chest to bar pull ups | kipping hanstand pushups .
SICFIT Scottsdale 6th Anniversary Party Open-House-A-Palooza will be a celebration of LIFE | FITNESS | SPORT with family, friends, FITness, music, food, fashion, wellness information and more.
All scheduled classes will be FREE to anyone so bring your posse. The event will also include fun activities for kids and adults like face painting, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and other FITness challenges with prizes!
Whether you are seeking a healthier lifestyle and need some guidance or simply want to have a good time, this event is for you, your family, and friends of all ages and fitness levels.