Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

strongWOD Returns:

Coach Jose is bringing strongWOD back to CFHV…and it all starts THIS Saturday, September 1 @ 10:30am!

This class implements things that are more like what you’ll encounter in real life.  Lifting odd objects, midline stabilization (that’s abs!), asymmetric exercises (one side at a time), and myriad of other cool new ways to move.

Sandbags, yoke carries, farmer’s carry, sled pulls, prowler pushing, tire flips, Atlas stone, sledgehammer, the list goes on…and don’t forget you get to enjoy the awesome California outdoors more with this class!

Somebody asked me what muscles get worked the most during strongman type training…the answer may surprise you.

The muscles you will see the biggest change in…the place where you’ll start to notice new definition…the place you feel those gains?

Your abs!

That’s right! strongWOD exercises are all about that midline stabilization.  Every type of human movement should be core to extremity to deliver the most efficient power…and who doesn’t want those six-pack abs?


Labor Day Schedule:

THIS Monday, September 3 is Labor Day and we will be OPEN for TWO CLASSES @ 9:30am or 11:00am!

All members are welcome no matter your membership level.  The 9:30am class will focus on those people who want to do the WOD scaled or in partners, and also those who need daycare. We will have daycare 9:30-10:30am ONLY.

11:00am class will focus on those who prefer to do the WOD RX and solo.

Anyone is welcome at either class, but if you prefer one option over the other, then you can attend the class that better suits your goals.

…and what is the WOD?

“HOTSHOTS 19”

It’s a tradition at CFHV and many other CrossFit gyms all over the US every Labor Day in honor of the firefighters who bravely lost their lives to the wild fires in Arizona in 2013.  Here is their story:

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013, while fighting a fire in Yarnell, Arizona.

It was the single biggest loss of firefighters battling a wildfire in 80 years and the most killed in any single incident since Sept. 11, 2001.

The Hotshots were killed when shifting winds led to a rapid swirl of fire that trapped them on a hillside while fighting the flames. The men deployed their emergency shelters, but they were unable to withstand the severe heat and smoke. The men died of burns and inhalation problems, an initial autopsy found.

The bodies of the firefighters returned to Prescott on Sunday after a 125-mile procession from a Phoenix medical examiner’s office through the state. A line of white hearses was greeted by thousands of people, who lined highways and overpasses with American flags.

One member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots survived the blaze. Brendan McDonough, 21, was acting as lookout for the crew. When the winds shifted over Yarnell, he warned his colleagues, but it was too late.

In a powerful conclusion to the service, McDonough recited the “Hot Shots Prayer” in memory of his fallen comrades.

“For if this day on the line, I should answer death’s call,” McDonough prayed, “Lord, bless my Hotshot crew, my family, one and all.”

“Thank you. I miss my brothers,” he said.

Take a moment to reflect on why you CrossFit, and as you face the challenges of this Hero WOD named after them, be grateful that you still have the ability to share in this task with your family and friends in their honor.


For the weekend, we have REGULAR schedule:

Schedule this Weekend:

  • Saturday @ 8am: Firebreather’s Class (advanced & requires test-in)
  • Saturday @ 9am: CrossFit Kids (ages 8-12)
  • Saturday @ 9am: Shred Sesh
  • Saturday @ 10:30am: strongWOD returns!
  • Saturday @ 12:00-1:30: Open Gym
  • Sunday @ 10am: Energizer Long WOD
  • Sunday @ 11am: Partner WOD