Tomorrow, our very own Viv (“Muscles”) has put together an event at Charles Hopper Park in Lawndale (4418 W 162nd St) from 10am-1pm celebrating and creating something that we at CFI know well: community. It’s a pristine darling park set in an urban jungle and we have been asked to present ‘fitness’ workshops in the park where we will guide people through makeshift WODs utilizing what the park has to offer.

If any of you are free, come on down to help demo, coach, and cheer on any of the participants. We’ll be playing leap frog, performing CrossFit Limbo, doing burpees in the grass, and playing dodgeball. Who could say no to that? Post to comments if you can come help! Let’s help Viv build what we’ve done so well building here, a community dedicated to fitness and wellness; a community bound by both support and accountability.

Also we wanted to formally welcome our recent onslaught of newbies here to CFI! In January Amy, Jason T, Aaron, (No) Mercy, Ali, Chris, Tom, and David joined our little (dys)functional family and we can’t wait to see them in class! Here are some pics of some of our January newbies, so make sure you introduce yourselves to them in class!

Also, tomorrow morning, at 8am, Next Level Invitational opens registration for their final event on April 9th. ┬áSet your alarm clocks if you’re looking to register.


WOD 2.11.11
C&J Skill Work

5rds:
20 Double Unders
10 Wallball Shots
10 Push Ups
100m Run

14 Responses to “It Takes a Village”

Anna
February 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM

What’s the o/u on Viv actually reading this post dedicated to her? Jk Love you Muscles!!

Sorry we won’t be able to make it out tomorrow. We will have a toast to the park Saturday night!

melissa
February 11, 2011 at 8:51 AM

hooray viv!!! big doings, little lady!!! i might be able to come for a little while in the morning… am i invited, ruth? i can show people who can’t do push-ups the “other” way to do burpees, right? :)

and welcome to the new kids on the block!

ruth
February 11, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Of course you’re invited, Melissa! We will have much fun throwing dodgeballs at strangers! :-) . I’ll have you demo 100 poojees for time!

Speaking of which, I hope you’re feeling better, Pooja!

Alia
February 11, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Sounds like a good time! I’ll be up at six hitting the refresh button on the NLP page. And Ruth, you know we all put the FUN in dysFUNctional =) Love it!

Holley
February 11, 2011 at 9:36 AM

I’m available to help out! Let me know if anyone is interested in carpooling!

Amy
February 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Thanks for the welcome Ruth!! Work is dying down and i’ll be back to CF next week. I promise!!

Xuan
February 11, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Muscles!!!! I’m totally down to help out Ruth. My Crossfit Intrepid shirt is clean and pressed for the event.

A big welcome to all the new members! I’ve had the opportunity to work out with some of you and I am totally impressed with how you guys attack everything the trainers throw at us. Great job guys and look forward to meeting everyone.

Anna
February 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM

@Xuan- what about the dipping of the meatball in the marinara tomorrow? Curious to se how you are going to do both. Carpool?

becky
February 11, 2011 at 10:19 AM

I can help too!! I’ll get there as soon as possible, will be spending quality time with my nephews that morning, and I may bring them along.

Congrats on all the new members CFI!
And new members: You have joined an All-Star gym, so happy for you’s.

Xuan
February 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM

@Anna, I’m so confused right now. I think my amnesia is kicking in. You’re going to have to go offline and fill me in on what I’m forgetting!

Xuan
February 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Damn old age! I can’t make the event tomorrow. Sorry Ruth and Viv! I’m sure the event is going to be amazing. I’m so bummed I’m going to miss it!!!

Scott
February 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Congrats Viv! Sounds like an awesome event. Wish I could make it.

Welcome to all the new CFI members! Love seeing all the new faces drinking the kool aid!

Wes
February 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM

FYI the NLI was pushed out until May due to sectionals. So dont worry about registering tomorrow at 8 am

ruth
February 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Thanks for the info Wes!