Hey Athletes, Socialites, Competitors, and Superheroes……
Mark your calendars because Friday October 17th will be the 1st ever Reebok Crossfit Backbay KETTLE BALL. A black tie affair not to be missed.
The fall not only brings formals but competitions. This Sunday September 28th at Crossfit Torque in Foxboro we have 5 teams from the gym competing in the #Torque Nation Devastation. Good luck to Danielle Martin, Cass, Finn, Cam, Sam Axon, Jacky Goode, Marco. FJ. Jenna Sherm, and Whitney Kemp (If I missed someone please leave a comment) and we encourage people to go to Foxboro and cheer them on. I know some people are looking for rides and offering rides so email me so I can get some type of car pool going.
Since we have opened the gym we have posted about several charities with a positive response to all of them.
This Sunday I will be doing the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimers. The Lovely Mrs. Prince (Mi Madre) has Alzheimer’s and I’m not posting this for sympathy I am posting to let you know if you want to donate to the walk big or small click here, and I am also posting that in the future I might do some more fundraiser to help Alzheimers because I am biased towards this disease.
On Friday at 7pm at 209 Columbus Ave one of the WODs will be …
Smokey And The Bandit
75 Toes To Bar
Every Minute on the minute 5 Wall Balls
-Bern K. Prince
“When planning to take over an Island, the 1st thing you do is burn down all the ships so that way there is no chance for retreating for YOU or your enemy.” Mark Cuban
This Video is because I love Samuel Jackson
The WODs This Friday September 19th at 209 Columbus Ave will be all of the WODs from the Beantown Throwdown this weekend. Get a team of 3 or I will assign them on Friday, come down and WOD. One of the WODs will be…..
10 Overhead/Front Squats, 115#
*12 minute cap
Each athlete begins at a different station, and cannot move onto the next until all members of the team have completed their task. The flow of the workout is from squats, to pull-ups, to double-unders, and may not be altered. Each member of the team will perform each task 3 times. The score is total time for all 3 athletes to complete 3 full rotations.
After words there will be a social at 209 Columbus from 8 to 856pm (I have to be precise on time Cam) At 8 56pm we will be heading over to RattleSnake at 384 Boylston St (Big Donn! Holla at Alan for me).
On Sunday, September 21st, starting at 9am we will have 3 teams competing in the Beantown Throwdown at Crossfit Fenway. It’s a special competition for us because its the 1st competition we did as a gym. It’s special because it’s Lauren’s 1st comp since the birth of her child, it’s the 1st comp since the regionals that Taylor, Justin, and Angelo will be in together. It’s special because we want and asking for all of you to show up, be rowdy, be loud, in the famous words of Tom Brady “get lubed up” and represent the gym. If you are new to the gym come take part in the weekend and if you’ve been a member for awhile come by all weekend and hang out.
- Bern K. Prince
“Don’t care whose at the top of the stairs I’m stepping up.” Lil Wayne
Hey Athletes and Socialites,
We have so many events in the next few weeks. Our first Social happens Friday September 19th after our regular competition class at 209 Columbus Ave. I also want to prep everyone to go get there dry cleaning done, maybe do some shopping at Saks 5th Ave, and get your hair done because Friday October 19th we are going to have a Fall Formal. Let all the amateurs where costumes in October, here in the Backbay we are going to get dressed up, where ties, Fancy dresses, and Red Bottom shoes (Liz Nill, I know you have Red Bottoms).
To all the College Students… Taylor, Cam, Dasha, Sutty, Kristen, Elyse, Owen (#GoOwen), shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org as we are trying to launch a college program and I want help an ideas.
– Bern K. Prince
“What you call a hero, I call just doing my job.” FireFighter
September is here and we have plenty of events. What events are happening you ask, well I’m here to tell you. We have our 1st of hopefully many successful social gatherings this Thursday September 4th at Red Lantern from 6pm to 8pm. Our next Friday night Social will be September 19th right after competition class. On Sunday September 21st we have 3 teams competing at Crossfit Fenway’s Beantown Throwdown so we want as many people as possible in Fenway cheering on all 3 teams. We recently had a meeting and realized as our gym grows so does the level of competition so we believe you like what you see.
Hey Athletes, Superheroes, and Fitness Enthusiasts…..
The WOD on Friday at 7pm, August 29th, at 209 Columbus Ave will be…
8 rounds for time
6 CTB Pull ups
7 Power Cleans (155/105)
5 Shoulder To Overhead (155/105)
30 Double Unders
If you figured out the musical reference, Monica will literally be you friend and Thunder buddy for life.
-Bern K. Prince
Hey Athletes, Superheroes, Heroine, and SuperVillians…
So a reporter interviewed a successful entrepreneur named Joel Seanoa and the reporter asked Joel, who were your role models growing up, or who were the superheroes you looked up to as a kid? Joel shot the reporter a crooked look and said, “My parents were my role models. My parents told me not to believe in the superheroes I saw on TV. My parents always said Create your own Superhero!”
-Bern K. Prince
Boston Iron Athlete Lindy Barber
Everyone in the community made Saturday a smashing success and probably one of the most fun days I have had at the gym….
This the exact schedule for Saturday August 2nd, 2014. We will have classes at 209 Columbus Ave, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon, and 1pm. If classes fill up show up anyways we wont cap classes that day. We will have computers so people can donate to PR for Pat. Chris Daly had an awesome idea of donating 5o cents for every rep that you do. For those who don’t remember the WOD it’s…
20 minute AMRAP
6 Power Cleans 185/135
14 Toes to Bar
3 Wall Climbs
We encourage you to workout then whatever you do come back to 209 Columbus Ave and cheer on, support, and watch some really special athletes attack the same WOD. One of those athletes is Spencer Hendel. This is Spencer’s resume….
Boston Iron Athlete
2014 Reebok CrossFit North East Regional Individual – 4th place
2013 Reebok CrossFit North East Regional Individual – 4th place
2012 Reebok CrossFit Games – 13th place
2011 Reebok CrossFit Games – 9th place
2010 Reebok CrossFit Games – 17th place
2009 Reebok CrossFit Games – 12th place
USAW/CrossFit Olympic Lifting Competition (105kg weight class) – 2nd place
2011 UFC/CrossFit Team Expo – 3rd place
2011 NE Weightlifting LWC – 1st place
If you new to the gym or you have been a member since we started, come by, bring friends, donate, donate, donate, and hang out. We will have snacks and drinks (Big Thanks to Vita Coco for donating 50 boxes of Coconut water).
At 4pm on the nose (Horigan, we are done yet) everyone will bang a quick left out of the gym and a restaurant called The Precinct on 154 Berkeley St. They have been nice enough to lets us hang out at their outdoor Patio.
If it seems like we are going overboard and you have never had anyone in your life touched by cancer then you are one of the lucky ones and I hope that you never have anyone in your life affected by that ugly disease. If you do know someone your life affected by the disease you know that we are not going overboard and that on August 2nd we plan on celebrating life. If anyone has any questions, wants to help out in any way, or wants to donate more food, drink, or prizes for Saturday August 2nd please email me at Bern@reebokcrossfitbackbay.com
-Bern K. Prince
“Stop making a big deal out of the little things because we got big deals and we got little things.” Beyonce
Hey Athletes, Friends, Survivors,
On Saturday August 2nd, Jessa Lemoine is one of the many amazing athletes working out at 2pm at 209 Columbus Ave. We encourage everyone to come by, bring family and friends, and cheer on Jessa as she attacks a workout for our friend Pat Padgett. If you haven’t seen Jessa workout these are her credentials….Jessa is a 3 time regional athlete, 2012 Games Athlete, and Boston Iron Athlete.
August 2nd is going to be the day we raise money for Pat but there is something you can do for him right now to lift his spirits. One of the few exercises Pat can do currently is Pushups. #PushupsforPat ( Its 2014 so everything is a hash tag. Hey Dahne #loosechange #basicbiddys) is a way to support him and it doesn’t cost money, just email pics and videos of you doing pushups for Pat and send it to this link.
-Bern K. Prince
Hey Athletes, Fighters, and Survivors…..
Please remember to show up to the gym, Saturday August 2nd, as we all throwdown as a gym and community and do a WOD called PR for Pat.
As for this Friday July 18th, it’s Jacky Goode’s Birthday (holla at your boy) and the WOD this Friday at 7pm at 209 Columbus Ave will be….
20 min AMRAP:
2 power cleans (225/135)
4 bar facing burpees
8 box jumps (30/24)
-Bern K. Prince
“If I stop now it’s going to hurt forever, If I keep going it’s only going to hurt a minute.” -Mat Fraser