Feb
21

3, 2, 1…GO!

The wait is over!

It’s GO time! We will be hosting our first coached WOD at the new SE Portland location on Saturday Feb. 23rd! We will launch with Jackie at 11:00am!

Monday we will start our new limited schedule (we’ll add more class times as demand warrants).

Workout’s to be announced, but our schedule next week will be as follows:

Monday-Friday

9:30am
12:00pm
5:30pm
6:30pm

Saturday

11:00am

The gym is not 100% complete (which is why we will have a major party grand-opening later in March) but it is certainly functional.

Come join us as we strive for excellence and we’ll help you be the best you!

Feb
17

And Now…For This Brief Update!

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Well… every project this big experiences some unexpected delays. So I planned a few extra days of work to compensate for this. Unfortunately, the snow-pocalypse of 2014 stole any time cushion I had, and as a result we are still a few days behind schedule.

But only a few! We should be able to start coaching workouts at the new location sometime in the next couple of days! My new goal is Thursday the 20th. I’ll continue to update as we get closer. In the meantime, here are some teasers:

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Feb
12

Time To Get Moving!

The weather has forced us to improvise, so I know this is last minute. Today from about 1:30pm until dark-ish we will be loading a U-Haul truck. Tomorrow (Thursday Feb. 13th) we’ll get an earlier start and make a full day of it.

I know some of you are anxious to see the new space but honestly the help we need the most is loading the truck at the storage location. I’m estimating we will be loading the truck today from about 1:30pm to 5:30pm then again tomorrow from 10:00am until early afternoon.

If you would like to lend a hand, even for 15 minutes or so, please contact us for directions and information. (503) 406-8692 – or one of our cell numbers if you have it.

We’re working hard to open on time but keep checking back here for updates! Thanks!

 

Feb
03

The Next Chapter…

WHAT?

It’s official! I just signed the lease on our first of two new locations! (See photos below!)

WHERE?

CrossFit Excellence will be located at 4409 SE 24th, Portland OR 97222

We are still in negotiations for a space for CrossFit West Linn.

WHEN?

***Update Feb. 6th***

This freak snow storm may be putting us back a coupe days on the schedule. We’ll have to improvise! Check back here to stay informed. Perhaps we can do the big moving day on Saturday or Sunday, if not then maybe next Wednesday? We’ll see!  

So far we should still be on track to open by the 17th though! Stay Tuned!!!

We will be moving flooring in tomorrow, Feb. 4th.

We will be setting up the pull-up bar cages on Wednesday, Feb. 5th.

I think the major moving of everything else will be on Saturday, February 8th. (Still TBD)

The goal for the first official day of WOD’s will be Monday, February 17th! (Perhaps an open workout on Saturday the 15th… Still TBD)

As I stated above, we have no dates for CrossFit West Linn, however we are in serious negotiations on a great new space!

WHY?

Some of you may be wondering why we are not setting up in Lake Oswego again. The truth is, after serving the downtown LO area for a full decade now, we have determined that our business is simply unsustainable in such a high-rent and narrow demographic area. We sincerely hope however, that by opening the TWO locations where we are planning, we will be within easy reach of all of you at one or the other locations.

HOW?

The new locations are exponentially more functional than any of our previous locations! We will be moving in this week, setting up all sorts of cool new programs the following week, and opening up CrossFit Excellence by mid-February. Meanwhile, we hope to have things in West Linn tied up and establish a timeline for that location.

The two gyms will be integrated through some shared membership programs as will as many of our traditional special events. (The CrossFit Games Opens, The Shamrock Run Team, Our 10th Anniversary Celebration Wine Tour! etc…)

Honestly, there are too many exciting new things to share to fit into this one post, so I’ll sign off for now. Stay tuned for details as they develop- as I’ve said before (and it’s never been truer) The best is yet to come!

(Click on any photo to see full sized)

Space PXT

Remember when I said our new spaces would be more functional for sledgehammers, and sleds? Yep- we’ll have some elbow room!

 

Skylight PXT

ROPE CLIMBS? YES PLEASE!

 

Bay Door

TRACTOR TIRES? RUNNING? …NO PROB! This bay door faces straight out from our portion of the warehouse. Nice wide sidewalks, and some of you will be happy to see the nearby terrain is pretty flat!

Dec
23

Monday 131223 – Saturday 131228

This week I would like to challenge you to go to my Dryland Ski Training blog (link is on the right hand side of this page) and scroll through the archives for your workouts.

Almost all of the workouts you’ll find there are written to be done with little or no equipment.

After each workout, come back here and post a comment telling which workout you did and the results.

I’ll be moderating the comments here but will not post again until next week.

Happy Holidays!

See you in the comments!

Dec
19

Friday 131220

WOD:

Complete for time:
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Squats

Post time to complete.

Dec
18

Wednesday 131218

WOD:

“Annie”
50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of each:
Double-unders
Sit-ups

Post time to complete.

(Comcast is here fixing my Internet connection as I write this so I’ll post more on here starting tomorrow)

Dec
16

Tuesday 131217

WOD:

Death by Burpees:
Start a timer and do
one burpee the first minute,
two Burpees the second minute,
three in the third minute etc. ..
until you can not finish all of the Burpees within a minute.

Post your rounds  and any extra reps to the comments.

(Sorry for the dry posts this week. Our Internet at home is acting wonky so I’m posting from my phone. Should be fixed tomorrow!)

Dec
15

Monday 131216

WOD:

Complete 4 rounds for time:
50 Squats
400m Run

Post time to complete to comments.

Dec
13

Friday 131213

WOD:

21, 15 and 9 reps for time of:
Dumbells Hang Cleans 40#/25# ea.  DB
Pull-ups

MOD’s:

Pulling exercises are some of the trickier to mimic without the proper equipment. For hang cleans, make sure you get the jump into the Squat for each rep. You can use all sorts of odd objects to clean if you have no dumbells. For the pull-ups, try variations of body rows from a tree branch, a set of rings (I know many of you have them) or even a hand rail.

Post your version of the wod and the time to complete to comments.

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