110228 – Monday

  • NEW CLASSES! Starting next Monday, order 5/2, we’re adding a Level 1 CrossFit class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 7am! Now all you morning Volts & Vixens can get more of your fundamentals on!!! Yeah buddy.
  • This week we’re shining the athlete spotlight on Jackie T! She’s been training with us for about a year now and finally got her very first pull up on Friday! We’re super proud of her…now show her some CFHV love!

Jackie at the top of another Thurster!

Hometown: Newark, Ca
Age: 27
Occupation: Criminal Justice Student at CSULA/Server
When did you start crossfitting at CFHV? April 2010
Favorite W.O.D.: Angie
Least Favorite W.O.D.: The one we just did this past Friday. It sucked. 

Tell us about your fitness and or athletic background before CrossFitting. Before CrossFit I played soccer for about 16 years and ran Track and Field. I’ve always been athletic throughout my life. I definitely miss playing soccer, but CrossFit is amazing. I love it. We should start a CrossFit soccer team!!!

How did you find about CrossFit? What was your first W.O.D. like? I have a few friends that are into CrossFit, and work out at CrossFit One World,  and they were the ones that first introduced it to me. My first WOD at the gym was Fran, and I thought I was going to die after that. I came home and thought to myself, “What have I gotten myself into?” But I stuck to it, and now Fran and I are good friends. =)

What are your CrossFit goals? At first it was to lose weight, but now that has changed. Now I want to master double unders and perform every benchmark WOD RX’d.

Who’s your favorite member to sweat with? Everyone and anyone, but Carly is always really good with keeping me focused and keeping me moving, even if I want to rest for a bit. YOU’RE AWESOME CARLY!

Since joining CFHV, what can you do now that you never thought you would ever be able to do?

I can now say I can do a pull up and that is awesome!!!! I’ve never been able to do one before. What an amazing feeling!!! 

What kind of changes have you noticed in your life since joining the CFHV family? I’m so much stronger now, and have more energy. I feel better about myself, and I feel like I can do so much when it comes to my fitness goals. It’s a wonderful feeling.

Tell us about your experience with the community of CFHV. It’s amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share a workout with. Everyone is extremely nice and encouraging to everyone. We are all from different backgrounds but share a common goal in fitness. I’ve meet some amazing people, and look forward to meeting more amazing people as the gym is growing.

What is one of your favorite memories at CFHV? My first WOD ever, it was so terrifying and hard, but it’s one of my favorite memories, because it was a start of new things to come. Yeah, I know, that sounds cheesy. =)

What’s your best advice for someone starting at CFHV? CrossFit is awesome!!! It works I promise, if you don’t believe me, then look at all the awesomely fit people that workout at our gym, then you’ll want to be a part of this badass community.

Monday’s WOD’s:

All Levels:

A1. Thrusters (100/65#)

3-6-9-12-15

A2. Chest to Bar Pull Ups

3-6-9-12-15

B. 7 Min AMRAP

3-6-9-12-15-18-21…

Push Ups (Upscale to Ring Dips)

Goblet Squats

Level 1 CrossFit

WOD: 15 Minute AMRAP

3-6-9-12-15-18…

Push Ups

Goblet Squat

Pull Ups

  • NEW CLASSES! Starting next Monday, order 5/2, we’re adding a Level 1 CrossFit class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 7am! Now all you morning Volts & Vixens can get more of your fundamentals on!!! Yeah buddy.
  • This week we’re shining the athlete spotlight on Jackie T! She’s been training with us for about a year now and finally got her very first pull up on Friday! We’re super proud of her…now show her some CFHV love!

Jackie at the top of another Thurster!

Hometown: Newark, Ca
Age: 27
Occupation: Criminal Justice Student at CSULA/Server
When did you start crossfitting at CFHV? April 2010
Favorite W.O.D.: Angie
Least Favorite W.O.D.: The one we just did this past Friday. It sucked. 

Tell us about your fitness and or athletic background before CrossFitting. Before CrossFit I played soccer for about 16 years and ran Track and Field. I’ve always been athletic throughout my life. I definitely miss playing soccer, but CrossFit is amazing. I love it. We should start a CrossFit soccer team!!!

How did you find about CrossFit? What was your first W.O.D. like? I have a few friends that are into CrossFit, and work out at CrossFit One World,  and they were the ones that first introduced it to me. My first WOD at the gym was Fran, and I thought I was going to die after that. I came home and thought to myself, “What have I gotten myself into?” But I stuck to it, and now Fran and I are good friends. =)

What are your CrossFit goals? At first it was to lose weight, but now that has changed. Now I want to master double unders and perform every benchmark WOD RX’d.

Who’s your favorite member to sweat with? Everyone and anyone, but Carly is always really good with keeping me focused and keeping me moving, even if I want to rest for a bit. YOU’RE AWESOME CARLY!

Since joining CFHV, what can you do now that you never thought you would ever be able to do?

I can now say I can do a pull up and that is awesome!!!! I’ve never been able to do one before. What an amazing feeling!!! 

What kind of changes have you noticed in your life since joining the CFHV family? I’m so much stronger now, and have more energy. I feel better about myself, and I feel like I can do so much when it comes to my fitness goals. It’s a wonderful feeling.

Tell us about your experience with the community of CFHV. It’s amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share a workout with. Everyone is extremely nice and encouraging to everyone. We are all from different backgrounds but share a common goal in fitness. I’ve meet some amazing people, and look forward to meeting more amazing people as the gym is growing.

What is one of your favorite memories at CFHV? My first WOD ever, it was so terrifying and hard, but it’s one of my favorite memories, because it was a start of new things to come. Yeah, I know, that sounds cheesy. =)

What’s your best advice for someone starting at CFHV? CrossFit is awesome!!! It works I promise, if you don’t believe me, then look at all the awesomely fit people that workout at our gym, then you’ll want to be a part of this badass community.

Monday’s WOD’s:

All Levels:

A1. Thrusters (100/65#)

3-6-9-12-15

A2. Chest to Bar Pull Ups

3-6-9-12-15

B. 7 Min AMRAP

3-6-9-12-15-18-21…

Push Ups (Upscale to Ring Dips)

Goblet Squats

Level 1 CrossFit

WOD: 15 Minute AMRAP

3-6-9-12-15-18…

Push Ups

Goblet Squat

Pull Ups

  • We’re adding new classes! Starting May 1, pill we’re adding a MWF 7am class to help out our ever growing morning crew! This class will be a Level 1 class, but of course, it’s perfect for everyone! Now we will have L1 classes in the AM and PM! How awesome is that!!! We are also planning on adding a Tuesday/Thursday 8am class. Please let us know if you are interested in this!
  • We are also going to begin enforcing the 22 person cap on our classes. We love the energy big classes create, but we also want to provide you all with the best service possible. This means you need to be extra sure to arrive on time and come prepared for your training session. We offer over 40 training sessions per week, so there should be plenty to fit your schedule.
  • We’re very happy our Level 1 CrossFit classes are so popular, and we’re excited to be adding more of them. We love helping people learn the basics of this fitness phenomenon we are all a part of…but the goal is also not to keep you in L1 forever. After about 2-3 months of Level 1, almost everyone should be ready to move on to the All Levels classes, if not sooner. And remember, the All Levels classes really do mean that…All Levels! Every single day we scale every workout as needed for every single Volt and Vixen that comes through our doors. Leave the Level 1 night classes for those who need it most and be on your way to Breathing Fire!
  • Stay tuned for more schedule announcements and additions this week!
  • Finally, this Friday night’s theme for the Sectional WOD is Hawaiian! Be there at 6pm with your grass skirt and coconut shells on!!!
  • Finally, finally, we are closed this Sunday for Easter.

Coach Simon getting through those Muscle Ups from the Sectional WOD!

Also an epic photo.

  • NEW CLASSES! Starting next Monday, order 5/2, we’re adding a Level 1 CrossFit class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 7am! Now all you morning Volts & Vixens can get more of your fundamentals on!!! Yeah buddy.
  • This week we’re shining the athlete spotlight on Jackie T! She’s been training with us for about a year now and finally got her very first pull up on Friday! We’re super proud of her…now show her some CFHV love!

Jackie at the top of another Thurster!

Hometown: Newark, Ca
Age: 27
Occupation: Criminal Justice Student at CSULA/Server
When did you start crossfitting at CFHV? April 2010
Favorite W.O.D.: Angie
Least Favorite W.O.D.: The one we just did this past Friday. It sucked. 

Tell us about your fitness and or athletic background before CrossFitting. Before CrossFit I played soccer for about 16 years and ran Track and Field. I’ve always been athletic throughout my life. I definitely miss playing soccer, but CrossFit is amazing. I love it. We should start a CrossFit soccer team!!!

How did you find about CrossFit? What was your first W.O.D. like? I have a few friends that are into CrossFit, and work out at CrossFit One World,  and they were the ones that first introduced it to me. My first WOD at the gym was Fran, and I thought I was going to die after that. I came home and thought to myself, “What have I gotten myself into?” But I stuck to it, and now Fran and I are good friends. =)

What are your CrossFit goals? At first it was to lose weight, but now that has changed. Now I want to master double unders and perform every benchmark WOD RX’d.

Who’s your favorite member to sweat with? Everyone and anyone, but Carly is always really good with keeping me focused and keeping me moving, even if I want to rest for a bit. YOU’RE AWESOME CARLY!

Since joining CFHV, what can you do now that you never thought you would ever be able to do?

I can now say I can do a pull up and that is awesome!!!! I’ve never been able to do one before. What an amazing feeling!!! 

What kind of changes have you noticed in your life since joining the CFHV family? I’m so much stronger now, and have more energy. I feel better about myself, and I feel like I can do so much when it comes to my fitness goals. It’s a wonderful feeling.

Tell us about your experience with the community of CFHV. It’s amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share a workout with. Everyone is extremely nice and encouraging to everyone. We are all from different backgrounds but share a common goal in fitness. I’ve meet some amazing people, and look forward to meeting more amazing people as the gym is growing.

What is one of your favorite memories at CFHV? My first WOD ever, it was so terrifying and hard, but it’s one of my favorite memories, because it was a start of new things to come. Yeah, I know, that sounds cheesy. =)

What’s your best advice for someone starting at CFHV? CrossFit is awesome!!! It works I promise, if you don’t believe me, then look at all the awesomely fit people that workout at our gym, then you’ll want to be a part of this badass community.

Monday’s WOD’s:

All Levels:

A1. Thrusters (100/65#)

3-6-9-12-15

A2. Chest to Bar Pull Ups

3-6-9-12-15

B. 7 Min AMRAP

3-6-9-12-15-18-21…

Push Ups (Upscale to Ring Dips)

Goblet Squats

Level 1 CrossFit

WOD: 15 Minute AMRAP

3-6-9-12-15-18…

Push Ups

Goblet Squat

Pull Ups

  • We’re adding new classes! Starting May 1, pill we’re adding a MWF 7am class to help out our ever growing morning crew! This class will be a Level 1 class, but of course, it’s perfect for everyone! Now we will have L1 classes in the AM and PM! How awesome is that!!! We are also planning on adding a Tuesday/Thursday 8am class. Please let us know if you are interested in this!
  • We are also going to begin enforcing the 22 person cap on our classes. We love the energy big classes create, but we also want to provide you all with the best service possible. This means you need to be extra sure to arrive on time and come prepared for your training session. We offer over 40 training sessions per week, so there should be plenty to fit your schedule.
  • We’re very happy our Level 1 CrossFit classes are so popular, and we’re excited to be adding more of them. We love helping people learn the basics of this fitness phenomenon we are all a part of…but the goal is also not to keep you in L1 forever. After about 2-3 months of Level 1, almost everyone should be ready to move on to the All Levels classes, if not sooner. And remember, the All Levels classes really do mean that…All Levels! Every single day we scale every workout as needed for every single Volt and Vixen that comes through our doors. Leave the Level 1 night classes for those who need it most and be on your way to Breathing Fire!
  • Stay tuned for more schedule announcements and additions this week!
  • Finally, this Friday night’s theme for the Sectional WOD is Hawaiian! Be there at 6pm with your grass skirt and coconut shells on!!!
  • Finally, finally, we are closed this Sunday for Easter.

Coach Simon getting through those Muscle Ups from the Sectional WOD!

Also an epic photo.

  • Monday is here…that means a brand new week with brand new possibilities to start new, click or to build upon the good things you’ve been doing. What good things will you do for yourself this week?
  • I don’t normally post our WOD before we do them, you know, unknown & unknowable…but watch this video and you’ll be ready for today’s WOD…

Member Profile of the Week (MPOW?) This one is a little harder…

Q. How long have you been a CrossFitter?

Four months

Q. What is your previous sports/fitness background?

24-hour Sh*%hole, surfing, half-marathons

Q. How did you hear about CrossFit/CrossFit High Voltage?

From a surfing buddy: she would not shut up about it

Q. What is your favorite CrossFit WOD?

I’ve only met a few of the girls, but Annie (50-40-30-20-10 double unders & sit ups) hurts so good when the jump rope whips my legs.

Q. Least Favorite Workout?

Angie (100 Pull ups, push ups, sit ups, & squats, in order)…never met her, but from what I hear, she scares me.

Q. Your Fran time?

8:27…next time I want to go ‘as Rx’d’.

Q. What athlete (CrossFit or otherwise) do you admire most and why?

I admire every new CrossFitter who comes in for a first class so I can appreciate where everyone’s encouragement brought me from, and so I can pay it forward.

Q. What are your current CrossFit goals?

To do all of my Fran pullups unbroken, and to have guns like C-Thack.

Q. Would you rather do 100 burpees, 100 pullups or 100 squats?

100 pullups…know thine enemy, and conquer it.

Q. What do you do when you are not at CrossFit?

Practice my squats form at work in the elevator.

Q. Favorite CrossFit Shoe?

Onitsuka Tiger Tai Chi

Q. What do you think people know you for best?

Sweating profusely 2 minutes into the warmup.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’d give a new CrossFitter?

Rome was not built in a day, everyone started exactly where you are right now, and most importantly, a herniated disc doesn’t look good on anyone.

Q. Who’s your favorite member to sweat with?

Nicole. She’s got an unadulterated hate for burpees.

 

Q. What do you like best about CrossFit High Voltage?

Looking good naked, of course…

Q. Any other information you would like the world to know???

I’m the person you can crack open a beer with on the couches while you wait for your legs to redevelop enough strength to carry you to your car.

 

So, who is this masked CrossFitter? Post guesses to comments.