Yes, That REALLY Just Happened!

Yes, That REALLY Just Happened!

TUESDAY’S WORKOUT (CAP)
CFLA LEVEL TESTING WEEK

All classes this week will be focused on CFLA Athletic Level Testing. Please make sure you’re prepared by reading the emails we’ve sent out regarding the level tests, what they are, and hot to take them. Remember that if you’re not ready for a level test or for the next level yet, no big deal… you’ll spend your time in class training the elements that you need work on. Here is the planned schedule for Monday:
6am – L1 or L2
7am – L1 or L2
8am – L1 or L2
9am – L1 or L2
Noon – L2 or L3
1pm – L1 or L2
5:30pm – L2 or L3
6:30pm – L1 or L2
7:30pm – L1 or L2

AND COMING WEDNESDAY (CAP)
CFLA LEVEL TESTING WEEK

All classes this week will be focused on CFLA Athletic Level Testing. Please make sure you’re prepared by reading the emails we’ve sent out regarding the level tests, what they are, and hot to take them. Remember that if you’re not ready for a level test or for the next level yet, no big deal… you’ll spend your time in class training the elements that you need work on. Here is the planned schedule for Monday:
6am – L1 or L2
7am – L1 or L2
8am – L1 or L2
10am – L2 or L3
Noon – L3 or L4
1pm – L2 or L3
5:30pm – L1 or L3
6:30pm – L2 or L3
7:30pm – L1 or L3I’ve received many great thank-you letters over the years, but I received one yesterday from one of our newer members, Maddison, that I really wanted to share with you all. While she talks about the our great Coaches – YEA COACHES – and the recent Whole Life Challenge, the big thing that I took from her letter, that she really captured, is the magic of the community… that magnetic, momentum-filled, underlying driving force that is responsible for the X in the X-Factor… that thing that makes people say crazy things like – I actually WANT to be inside of a gym! Anyway – I can’t do justice describing the letter, so I’ll just let you read it for yourself.

Thank you Maddison, for taking the time to express in words what we all experience here so much of the time!

To the staff @ CFLA:

I’m writing because I was too shy to stand up and say something at yesterday’s event, but wanted to share my appreciation for everything you guys do and for my experience thus far at CFLA.

I have always had a poor track record with health and fitness. To me, eating right was always about choosing low calorie items to reach a specific goal weight and exercise was always a chore. There was never really any long term commitment. It was always about doing the most I could in the shortest amount of time to try and reach the goal….then, it was back to my old habits. But with the WLC and my membership at CFLA, things have finally changed.

I joined the gym in mid-January after months of going back and forth about whether it was a good idea or not. Everyone told me that crossfit was extremely difficult, meant for seasoned athletes, and that “if you join, you’ll probably hurt yourself.” However, after recently finishing a grad program, and finally having time to really explore what health and fitness mean, I decided to take the intro class and abandon my old bad habits. Then, soon after joining, I heard about the WLC and figured I might as well try and get the most out of this experience.

But what I got was something I didn’t think was possible for me. An epiphany came this past Tuesday when I went for a jog around my neighborhood and passed by the gym. Inside, I watched as people set up for their front squats as part of the quarterly check-in WOD. The amazing thing was that – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE – I wanted to be inside. I have NEVER passed a gym and wished that I was inside…EVER! I found myself thinking…man, I wonder how I would be doing on those squats?…I’m definitely going to class tomorrow. Shortly followed by…DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN? Did I really just wish I was INSIDE a gym? Who is this person??? grin

My newfound appreciation for health and fitness is just as much a testament to the wonders of CFLA as it is to the magic of the WLC. The CFLA coaches have been nothing but encouraging and supportive, while the members have been nothing short of inspiring. Even when I’m the last one to finish or lifting the lightest weight, the coaches are there to applaud my efforts, and my classmates are there to cheer me on and build me up. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to join this community and look forward to building my connections while continuing to improve my skills and get stronger and faster.

I know you guys received a lot of flack for the website not being perfect from the get-go and from people who didn’t agree with all the rules, so I wanted to make sure that you also receive your fair share of praise and appreciation. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and everything you continue to do for this community.

Sincerely,
Maddison Gan

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Fader – now THAT’s goin’ for it!

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