Hey Athletes and Readers…
On Saturday February 28th from 330pm to 530pm, at 209 Columbus Ave, longtime member Donna Batista will be in the gym talking to people about her outstanding blog call SwanSnatchLove. I will let her explain in her own words…..
“Who is interested in reading the #1 fitness, food, and lifestyle blog IN THE WORLD? Ok, this is not that. But it could be! SwanSnatchLove.com is the blogchild of longtime member, Donna Battista and her Pilates Instructor, Amanda Schall. We at Rebook Crossfit Back Bay are large. We contain multitudes. We can help launch SwanSnatchLove to fame, fortune and a spot on the Today show!
So if you’re interested in a non-professional’s (Donna) take on how to integrate fitness and good cooking and clean eating into complicated, travel-laden, busy lives in a non-judgmental, non-preachy and amusing way AND/OR you’re interested in hearing (from Amanda) how Pilates can help improve your performance in Crossfit and help prevent injuries, check us out.”
See you Saturday everyone
-Bern K. Prince
Hi Athletes and Visionaries,
On Saturday, February 28th at 209 Columbus Ave. from 330pm to 530pm, all of the competition team attack the 1st open WOD of 2015. We need and want as many of YOU to come down, bring friends, bring drinks and be rowdy and cheer our comp team on through whatever workout Crossfit HQ has in store for us. Our friends from Race-Pak will there with food and fuel for the spectators.
One of the athletes competing Saturday is 5 time regional athlete, Boston Grid Athlete, 2014 2nd place finish at The Spring Cup, 4th place finish at 2014 Northe East Regionals, 2011 Games Athlete, and one of my workout partners Jessa Lemoine.
-Bern K. Prince
Hey Athletes, Siskel, Ebert, Roeper, and all Movie Goers….
Crossfit Headquarters is having a film contest. As a collective we are sending in 2 movies representing Reebok Crossfit Back Bay. We are filming one of the movies this Sunday, January 22, at 209 Columbus Ave from 10 am to about 3pm. I want to make everyone this DOES NOT affect any classes that day. They will run exactly as planned. The 1st part of the movie will specifically film the 10am class that day. If you want to take that class please sign up and if it’s full well… its full. We are asking people if they have gear specifically that says Reebok Crossfit Back Bay. If you don’t have any gear then don’t worry about it. After the class we will be filming some brunch scenes at Zocalo and some scenes on Dartmouth St itself. Several people have expressed interest in helping or being in the movie so thank you and all you have to do is email me ( that’s right Tina Coll) at email@example.com and we can see where we need assistance. Those who come by to help you need to bring several changes of clothes for the day. MyKim Dang has agreed to film this project. Her and her crew are so talented so I couldn’t pick just one video from MyKim, Jeremy, and her whole crew so we’ve got multiple videos this post including the 1st video we sent to Crossfit HQ that many of you have already seen.
-Bern K. Prince
Lauren And Dan’s Wedding…
The 1st Movie From The gym produced by Max Summit
Hey Athletes and RCFBB competitors,
The Crossfit Open is by far the most exciting time of the year for our gym and competitive athletes. It is the time after training and competing against each other for 11 months we get to compete against all the other gyms in the world.
Every Saturday, starting Saturday, February 28th from 330pm to 530 pm, we are launching a series called Saturday Night Fever. We are inviting all current members, former members, and any fans of fitness to come to 209 Columbus Ave. and cheer on the Coaches and all competition team members. Why are we doing this? Honestly as a Coach you have seen us through our triumphs, tribulations, supported us in competitions, charities, and sometimes life situations. So we want your support through this open so we can represent the gym to the best of our ability.
Alot of you know how we run our social events and if you don’t please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just pull me aside and start your question off with, “Hey Bernsie…” The 1st week of Saturday Night Fever will be sponsored by our friends from RacePak.
All of you should be registering for the open because we will be programming the Open WOD every Friday at the gym. To register click here.
-Bern K. Prince
“In order to do something that most people can’t do, you have to be able sacrifice things that most people won’t.”
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Hey Athletes and Visionaries….
This Friday, February 6th at 209 Columbus Ave from 7pm to 9pm we will have our 1st Social of the year. This is a networking social so if you have a small business or offer a service please come by. Also we are looking to make this an on going thing throughout the year so we are asking anyone with a small business or offering any service to please email me at email@example.com
We know that alot of you out there are looking to meet new friends (Friendship is always the Best Ship) so our friends at CommonWealth Crossfit are having a Speed Dating Event on Friday February 13. To see more about this event click here To buy tickets for the event please click here.
-Bern K. Prince
We are the winners of the 2015 Superbowl!!!!!!!!!
To celebrate – we will be hosting our 1st Social of the Year this Friday at 209 Columbus Avenue! I know some of you are new; so they way our Socials work is simple. Come to 209 Columbus Ave from 7pm to 9pm and hang out, bring food, bring drink, and bring friends. At 9:00 PM – we venture out for an evening of mingling with people that you only see in class settings. The theme of the Social will be a Networking Party. If you have a small business or provide a service (photography, plumbing, graphic design, Interior design, etc…) then bring a handfull of business cards and show off your company.
We also know that alot of you are running The Boston Marathon this year and we want to help with all of your fitness goals. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are running for a cause near and dear to your heart and we can put on the Blog for you.
-Bern K. Prince
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
This next video is designed to be funny. If you don’t want to laugh please don’t watch. We put things on the Blog all from a good place in order to inform and entertain.
“If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
“Hey Bernsie! I have been dating a new girl for about 2 months and I really like her but there is one issue….She doesn’t have the nicest toes. I don’t how to bring this up without ruining the potential of an awesome relationship. What do I do?” signed Frankie The Foot Guy.
Ahhhhhh we are starting off 2015 with the Agony of DeFeet! Here’s the deal what makes a good magician is that they make you look to the left while they pull out a quarter out of your left ear. Distract her, buy her Flowers, Chocolates, Lotions, and a $100 gift card to the best nail and Pedicure place in the city. Channel in your inner David Blaine Bruh.
“Hey Bernsie! I have a huge crush on one of my coworkers and I think the feeling is mutual. I don’t want to make it awkward at the workplace but I don’t think I can no longer suppress my feelings. what do I do?” Johnny from the Mailroom
Workplace romance is always tricky. 7 billion people on planet earth and we always gravitate towards co workers. If you coworker makes more money than you do date them immediately. I know its seems shallow but hear me out…you land a VP or a CEO than you can’t get yourself out of the mail room. In the famous words of George Jefferson You’ll Be Moving On Up!
“Hey Bernsie! It’s Angelo. I wanted to know where you get all your Tshirts? I wanted some new shirts to work out in. Thanks bud.”
Angelo! Who are you fooling? I have known you for a year and You never wear a shirt. Next question
“Hey Bernsie! The Oscars are soon. Are there any films that you think deserve an award?” Signed Michelle The Movie Buff
There are a couple of Films that went under the radar (partly because they went straight to DVD) that star some of the people from our very own gym. The first film is 50 Shades of Gains starring our very own Justin Wright. its about a Crossfit Coach and his vast appetite for……….Gains! The Second Movie stars one of our members Mike Gilbert. He walks around the city in a Rogue Tshirt, armed with a bow and arrow, and a Boston accent. The movie is called The Boston Snipah. The third movie is one of my old projects. I’m sure some of you have heard about this already. It’s starring me, Bern K. Prince, that gives up his Fitness career to pursue Ballet and Ballet dancers. It’s called The Black Swan Part 2
On to serious matters, our next Friday social will be Friday February 6th. More Details to come. One of members, Jacky Goode is running The Boston Marathon Click here to read her story
“Sometimes life gets so big and heavy it seems like you wake up everyday in a fog. It’s your job to find a light and a way to navigate through that fog.”
“Hey Bernsie! I am going home to my family for the holidays and I am trying to figure out the best way to come out of the closet to my family. What do I do?” signed Charlie.
Lefty loosey, righty tighty, dude get the heck out of that closet. You might miss your flight. If you are worried about telling your family you are gay don’t fret. Your family and friends will always love and accept you for who you are. You’ll be fine. Happy Holidays Charlie.
“Hey Bernsie! My name is Cornelius, a 62 year old HedgeFund Manager. I have been involved with a 26 year old woman for about 3 months and she is now pressuring me to get married but I fear she only wants to get married for financial reasons. What should be my best course of action?” signed Cornelius Richards VII
Look up Golddigger on urbandictionary.com because that’s what she is. C’mon Cornelius, she told you she’s a dancer, I checked the Boston Ballet roster, known of the dancers are named Bubbles. Listen if you put a ring on her left hand be sure to put a pen in her right hand and make her sign a prenup.
“Hey Bernsie! What do you call a porcupine with no quills?” -signed a Bad Joke Teller
Pointless! Haha that’s actually one of my favorites.
“Hey Bernsie! It’s Clueless SWF, and I am writing to tell you I met a new guy on Match. We have gone on 3 nice dates but the past few nights he has sent me some very graphic picture messages. What should I do?”
It’s proper manners when someone texts you, you text back. (That reminds me, Dawn Leaness you owe me a text) If he crossed the line you have to lay down the law and it make clear that you are uncomfortable but if you are comfortable….When in Rome.
-Bern K. Prince
Hey Athletes, Visionaries, and Biliebers…….
“Hey Bernsie! I work with a person in my office with a strong case of BBO (Bad Body Odor). They are very nice but its distracting from work. What do I do?” signed Matt from the small cubicle office.
Fight Fire with Fire. Freshman year my college roommate didn’t smell that awesome so I do any laundry for 6 weeks. Don’t shower, bath, or use any deodorant for a week. Then you become the smelly guy which forces your coworker to open up dialogue about odor. It’s not the healthiest thing to do but sometimes you have to fight dirty.
“Hey Bernsie! Is it true that Crossfit makes your butt bigger? I don’t want my butt to get to big.” signed Kim Kardashian.
Yes your butt will get bigger doing Crossfit and that’s a great thing Kim. Your backside has broken hearts and made you millions so please please start doing Crossfit. Heck do it twice a day.
“Hey Bernsie! It’s me Clueless SWF, after numerous swipes and sites I finally met a really nice guy on Tinder. He took me to a nice Italian restaurant, he paid for dinner, and he was a complete gentleman. We are going to hang out at his place tonight for our 2nd date so my plan is to consummate the relationship and after tell him I love him! What do you think?? Romantic, right?”
Oh Boy! This a family friendly column so i have to keep this PG. First off I’m sure he would love to consummate the date but something tells me the only words you should use tonight that begin with letter L are lasagna and lingerie. If things don’t work out for you and this guy, I’ve got a coworker….Hey Chris Daly! She likes Italian food!
-Bern K. Prince