I have to keep this short and sweet, I have some puppies waiting on me for their afternoon walk!
Mine included. :)
This weekend I attended the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course hosted by CrossFit Downtown - Atlanta Barbell.
If you check out Mainsite today, you will see all of the Level 1 certifications that happened over the weekend, and our group shot is in there. Right after Fran, no less.
The course was amazing. Two days of pretty intense lectures, hands-on skill work, demos, question and answer sessions, and a written test to top it all off. I walked away with a brain full of knowledge and this t-shirt, dubbed "The Thousand Dollar Shirt."
A little wrinkly, as it was stuffed at the bottom of my backpack all weekend. Whoops.
Representing my CFM gear on Day One; and my new Scuba Hoodie on Day Two. I know, I'm supposed to be re-capping my weekend, and instead I'm talking about my new Lulu's. #fail
I'll know whether I passed the test in a week or so. Right now, the course holds about a 70% pass rate. There were about 6 other folks who showed up just to re-test at the end of the Day Two. Jeeze, I hope I am not one of those people ...
Highlights of the Course:
- A huge focus on the fundamental, foundational movements, ie: why we don't program bicep curls, why we do kipping pullups (along with strict, everything in moderation) and why we program heavy days and met-cons and everything in between.
- CrossFit is about community.
- CrossFit is not about The Games.
At the end of the weekend, I was enlightened and refreshed. I did Fran for the first time (in 4:51) and learned an awesome transition for the muscle up, and made a few new friends.
Top two Fran finishers. Ivey killed it in almost sub 4 minutes! Beast.
Foam rolling after my 100 burpees on Saturday. Oh, you thought that I wasn't playing along? Oh no! I've done 400 burpees so far this month! (I still have to do today's ...)
Ladies restroom wall at Downtown ATL, har har.
Meet my new friend Sally! We're having slumber parties at her house for the next two weeks while her mom is away.
I hope everyone has a great week!
1. Did you run a race over the weekend? Do anything CrossFit related?
2. Are you a Lululemon fan?