Programming Notes | Week of May 21

Programming Notes | Week of May 21, 2018.

Shout out to Amber, Tim, George & Julie who joined forces for a team competition at CrossFit Turbine.

> Be sure to register for class for “Murph” Saturday, and RSVP for the post-workout Family Fun BBQ. The RSVP / Food Sign Up is at the front desk.
– 7 a.m. | Full “Murph” & “Murph” on the Water
– 8 a.m. | Half “Murph”
– 9 a.m. | Full “Murph”
– 10:15 a.m. | Youth Athletic Development “Murph”
– 11:15 a.m. | Eat, Drink & Celebrate
> Join us Memorial Day — Monday, May 28 — for three morning class options: Boot Camp, Open Gym, or Rowing Boot Camp. Please register for class.
> Don’t miss the opportunity to support EAD | CFAH Nic G & his family. Foursomes are now forming … email karen@eadperformancecenter.com if you’d like to play (or hack) OR if you plan to attend the dinner. Chase the link to read more …

Megan, Beth R & Coach Kate joined forces for a recent team competition at CrossFit Factorial.

> Did you put your training to the test in a local competition, event or race? Let us know so we can brag aboutyou!
> Have an athlete you’d like to nominate for the May 2018 100% Award? Drop an email to karen@eadperformancecenter.com with a quick sentence or two describing how the athlete demonstrates commitment, consistency, camaraderie, community building, and / or the willingness to accept challenge. The award honors EAD | CFAH Athlete Malaika Corsentino who gave 100 percent to her training, even while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for Glioblastoma.
> As a courtesy to neighboring businesses, please do not park in front of other units during regular business hours, and obey all “no parking” signs posted. Parking is available for athletes who attend 5 a.m. & 5:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. classes at Buckeridge Garage Door & AMCA.

 

Programming Notes | Week of May 14

> Join us Memorial Day — Monday, May 28 — for three morning class options: Boot Camp, Open Gym, or Rowing Boot Camp. Please register for class.

> It’s De-Load Week for Strength Cycle athletes. Please resist the temptation to “do more” … your task this week is to #TrustTheProcess.

> Don’t miss the opportunity to support EAD | CFAH Nic G & his family. Foursomes are now forming … email karen@eadperformancecenter.com if you’d like to play (or hack) OR if you plan to attend the dinner. Chase the link to read more

> Have an athlete you’d like to nominate for the May 2018 100% Award? Drop an email to karen@eadperformancecenter.com with a quick sentence or two describing how the athlete demonstrates commitment, consistency, camaraderie, community building, and / or the willingness to accept challenge. The award honors EAD | CFAH Athlete Malaika Corsentino who gave 100 percent to her training, even while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for Glioblastoma.

 

Calling All Golfers, Duffers, Caddies, Tagalongs, Silent Auction Lovers & Drinkers. Support Brody Glaser.

Four-year-old Brody Glaser, son of EAD | CFAH Athlete Nic.

You know him as a dedicated and acommplished athlete, all-around great guy, and fixture in the EAD | CFAH Training Community. But you may not realize Nic G and his wife Lauren have stoicly faced a nearly four year health challenge with their brave, dinosaur-loving young son, Brody, who was diagnosed shortly after birth with Hirschprung’s Disease, a rare, chronic illness. Now’s your chance to help.

Register Today For the Scott Hull Memorial Golf Outing.

Proceeds from the 2018 Scott Hull Memorial Golf Outing will help defray the exhorbitant medical costs faced by the Glaser family. The outing is open to golfers of all levels. Not a golfer? Head over to Turnberry Country Club in Lakewood for the post-round dinner & silent auction.

Support the Scott Hull Memorial Golf Outing. Buy a Raffle Ticket, Donate an Item for the Silent Auction, or Sponsor the Event.

Brody & his loving sister, Brynn.

Brody has endured daily home medical procedures, IVs, PICC lines, ambulance rides, a life-threatening bout of enterocolitis, and has spent almost 80 nights at the hospital. He has undergone four major surgeries, countless other surgical procedures, lost his entire large intestine, and has a reversible ileostomy. In addition to his routine surgeries and illnesses, he had an emergency surgery due to a severe stoma prolapse the day before he was to leave on his first trip to Disney World, a painful infection that led to spending his 4th birthday in the hospital, and an external drain that he has lived with for months to allow for internal healing. Brody has two more major surgeries to come — one to remove a portion of his small intestine, and a second to reverse his ileostomy.

Start an EAD | CFAH Foursome. Email karen@eadperformancecenter.com

You don’t have to be a good golfer … just someone willing to pick up the sticks, hit the links and support our friend Nic and his family. Or, head over to the event post-golf and raise a glass to celebrate the indefatigable Brody.

 

Programming Notes | Week of May 7

> The work crew will be doing major brick work over the garage doors & main entrance for a few days this week. The garage doors will remain closed while the workers are present, and athletes are should use caution when parking along the fence line. Please do not park near the scaffolding. Sorry for the inconvenience!

> Join us as we send speed, power and teamwork to EAD | CFAH Athlete Mia I and the Michigan State Spartans Women’s Rowing at the Big 10 Championships Sunday, May 13 in Indianapolis.

> The big trucks are rolling again, so please observe the no parking signs & pavement markings. Also, please do not park in front of the neighboring units during business hours.

> Save the Date! Join us Saturday, May 26, for “Murph” and the EAD | CFAH Family Fun BBQ. Please be sure to register for class. The schedule is as follows:

  • 7 a.m., Full “Murph” & “Murph on the Water”
  • 8 a.m., Half “Murph”
  • 9 a.m., Full “Murph”
  • 10:15 a.m., Youth Athletic Development “Murph”
  • 11:15 a.m., EAD | CFAH Family Fun BBQ

> Take time to introduce yourself & welcome our April Training Essentials Grads:

  • Morning Session: Kevin F & Jim K
  • Evening Session: Tessa, Jordan E & Stan W

> If you haven’t taken advantage of your FREE Wellness Check | PT Consultation with our resident Physical Therapist Chris Arce, take advantage soon! Chris moves to Summer Hours effective Friday, May 31. Don’t worry — she’ll still be around — but she’s moving from scheduled office hours to by appointment only.

> Have a nominee for the May 2018 100% Award? Drop Coach Karen an email at karen@eadperformancecenter.com with the name of the athlete and a few reasons why you think he or she is deserving on the honor.

Programming Notes | Week of April 30

> Encourage your friends to register for a free class to experience the EAD | CFAH training difference. We offer a free class for newbies on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. or Saturday at 9 a.m., and during any regularly scheduled class for those with previous CrossFit or comparable barbell experience.

> Congrats to the #FierceBraveWarrior competitors from EAD | CFAH who made us all proud Saturday with their performance at the 6th annual Athena Classic: Charlotte O, Kelly B, Stefanie O’D, Allie P, Beth R, Amber R, Julie M, Megan Mc, Michelle G, and Coach Sammy Jo. Thanks to all the EAD | CFAH Athletes who came out to cheer on their fellow athletes!

> Thanks to the EAD | CFAH Performance Coaches & Athletes who contributed their talent, time, energy & hospitality to help make the Athena Classic a tremendous success: Kate, Web, Jeff, Sammy Jo, Chris, Bob Da, Brian C, George M, Jeanette Z, Joey, John O’, John S, Jovi, Kristen JE, Kristen MT, Kurt Mc, Lynn Mc, Mike E, Mike O’, Nina, Tim, Todd, and Ann Marie. And thanks to those athletes who missed out on their regular Saturday workout.

> Thanks to everyone who joined Coach Jeff at Vernon Hills High School Sunday morning for the Wet n’ Wild WOD. We’ll announce the date soon for the next pool workout.

> A few thoughts to keep in mind this week. Our skill development focus for the week is Rope Climb and Double Unders. If you’ve mastered both skills, awesome … continue to perfect technique. If you’re still working to achieve these skills, consider the following:
— Monday, April 30. Athletes should work DUs for 40 seconds or work Double Tap Jumps. Double Tap Jumps are done without the rope. The purpose it to reinforce proper jumping technique and timing. Athlete should jump softly (no pounding into the ground) and with each jump tape their sides 2x. Pull ups – In addition, Athletes should continue to work at Pull Up Progression.
— Tuesday, May 1. Alligator Walks should be done in a hollow position. If athletes cannot perform the walks, doing shoulder taps in a stationary hollow hold is a good progression.
— Wednesday, May 2. Introducing Rope Squats! When it comes to Handstand Push Ups, please keep proper position paramount. If you’re working off a box, be sure to properly stack hips & shoulders.

> Murph is coming Saturday, May 28. This CrossFit Hero WOD is in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. The workout, originally named “Body Armor,” was one of Mike’s favorites and features a 1 Mile Run, 100 Pull Ups, 200 Push Ups, 300 Squats, and another 1 Mile Run.

> The Salute, Inc., 5k / 10k returns to Arlington Heights after a year hiatus. Registration is now open.

> Congrats to our April 2018 100% Award Honoree, Michelle G & Jon G, Jr. Read more.

> Do you do something fun recently to put your training to the test? Let us know … we’d love to brag about you!

2018 Athena Classic Athlete & Spectator Update

The Leaderboard

Roster & Heat Assignments

  • Thanks to the 72 competitors who helped make the 2018 Athena Classic the sixth consecutive sell out! Check out the Competitor Roster.
  • Be sure to know when you go. Check out the final 2018 Athena Classic Heat Assignments.

The Workouts

The 2018 Athena Classic Carlson Labs #FierceBraveWarrior Competitor Registration Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Podium Finisher Packages

Scroll down to learn more about the great folks who helped fill the registration bags & podium prize packages.

First Place | Rx Open, Rx Masters & Scaled

Second Place | Rx Open, Rx Masters & Scaled

Third Place | Rx Open, Rx Masters & Scaled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Prizes & More

  • The Rx Master Division winner of Workout 1 | Row Me Over, will win a Hyperbaric Chamber Session ($70 value), courtesy of Nowicki Chiropractic.
  • The Scaled Division winner of Workout 2 | Jumpin’ Strategery, will win a session from Elemental Float & Cryotherapy ($70 value), courtesy of Elemental Float & Cryotherapy.
  • The Rx Open Division winner of Workout 3 | Girl, Go Big, will win a Whole Body Cryotherapy ($40 value) AND a small Rumble Roller ($44.95 value), courtesy of Nowicki Chiropractic and Rumble Roller.
  • A Random Athlete who completes Workout 4 | What A Ball, will win a Nomatec Leg Recovery Session ($20 value) and a KnotOut set ($60.98 value), courtesy of Nowick Chiropractic and KnotOut.
  • One Athlete who submitted song suggestions for the 2018 Athena Classic Playlist will win a Rumble Roller, courtesy of Rumble Roller.
  • One Athlete who provided an interesting fun fact during the event registration process will win a Rumble Roller, courtesy of Rumble Roller.
  • Two Spectators who named their favorite #FierceBraveWarrior on the Athena Classic Facebook Event Page and / or the CrossFit Arlington Heights Instagram account, will win a Fan Favorite Survival Kit, featuring a box of Rx Bars, two cans of Madrinas Coffee, and two bottles of Detox Water. Thanks to these great Friends of the Athena Classic.
  • Several Event Volunteers will win a great Thank You Prize Package, courtesy of the Friends of the 2018 Athena Classic.
  • And more …!

Friends of the 2018 Athena Classic

Thanks to the Friends of the 2018 Athena Classic. You’ll find product and / or special offers from these good folks in the competitor registration bag and / or as part of the podium prize package. Be sure to chase the links and give these folks a shout out. Check back often … we know this list will grow!

Amy & Brian’s Naturals
Body Armor Super Drink
Born Primitive
Bulletproof
Caffeine and Kilos
CalNaturale Svelte
China Gel
Detox Water
Elemental Float & Cryotherapy
Good Day Chocolate
Gorilly Goodness
Gym Hero Gear (exhibitor)
Holy Kombucha
Justin’s Nut Butter
Kicking Horse
King Kong Apparel
Kona Deep
Knot Out
Lifeway Foods
LiveSore Chicago (exhibitor)
Madrinas Coffee
Malk Organics
Nordic Naturals
Nowicki Chiropractic (athlete services on site)
Paleo Prime Foods
Paleo Powder Pink
Pretzel Perfection
Primal Kitchen
Rumble Roller
Rx Bar
Skin Nourishment
Smart Shake
Supernola
Vermont Village
White Claw Hard Seltzer
Xendurance

 

Programming Notes | Week of April 16.

> Do you do something fun recently to put your training to the test? Let us know … we’d love to brag about you!

Zach E

> Congrats to EAD | CFAH Athlete Zach E, who qualified for the American Open Series. Zach gave a shout out from the podium for  Coach Kate “for her programming, wisdom and support. We’re just getting started! #BuiltByKonkel”

> There will be no classes on Saturday, April 28 due to the 6th Annual Athena Classic. Competition begins at 8 a.m. Be sure to head over and cheer on the #FierceBraveWarrior competitors from EAD | CFAH: Charlotte O, Kelly B, Stefanie O’D, Allie P, Beth R, Amber R, Julie M, Megan Mc, Michelle G, and Coach Sammy Jo.

> We’re still in search of Judges for the Athena Classic. Interested? Please email karen@eadperformancecenter.com

Juan & Beth R

> Congrats to EAD | CFAH Athletes Beth R & Juan on their 1st place & 2nd place age group finishes, respectively, at the Run Tax Man 20k trail race at Lapham Peak, WI.

> Congrats to Coach Web & Coach Jeff on completing their first half-marathon Saturday, April 7 in Springfield, IL.

> Ready to get your strong on? Registration is now open for the EAD | CFAH Strength Cycle In-House Event on Saturday, April 14. Details & sign up posted at the front desk.

> Info coming soon on the Spring / Summer EAD | CFAH Gear pre-order. Have suggestions for shirt, sweatshirt or sweatpant styles, colors or artwork? Please email karen@eadperformancecenter.com

> The Salute, Inc., 5k / 10k returns to Arlington Heights after a year hiatus. Registration is now open.

> Congrats to our April 2018 100% Award Honoree, Michelle G & Jon G, Jr. Read more.

> Thanks to everyone who has offered feedback on the recent changes we’ve made to the EAD | CFAH warm up & class programming. We welcome input from everyone … have something to share? Please let us know!

Congrats to the April 2018 100% Award Honorees: Michelle G & Jon G!

Congratulations to Michelle G & Jon G, Jr., the April 2018 100% Award honorees. Michelle & Jon were nominated by the EAD | CFAH Performance Coaches, who describe the husband-wife duo as “hard workers,” “enjoyable to coach,” “consistent,” and “indefatigable.”

The 100% Award honors EAD | CFAH Athlete Malaika Corsentino who gave 100 percent to her training, even while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for Glioblastoma. The monthly honoree will be selected from nominations submitted by EAD | CFAH athletes or the performance coaches, and evaluated by the performance coaches. The nomination deadline is for the May 100% Award is Friday, May 4.

Better Together.

Jon & Michelle joined the EAD | CFAH Training Community in July 2017, shortly after the birth of their third son. Jon completed Training Essentials in early July while, Michelle graduated in early August. Coach Karen worked with both athletes in the 5:30 a.m., Training Essentials session, and described them as “naturals.”

The EAD | CFAH Performance Coaches describe Michelle G as “relentless” and “hungry.”

“Jon & Michelle picked up movements quickly, and they had a knack for almost immediately modifying technique based on a single verbal or physical cue,” said Coach Karen. “It was evident after just one or two Training Essentials classes that they were eager to learn, absorb, adapt, and improve — something they continue to do each time they walk in the door. They have a contagious enthusiasm for achieving their training goals. They also have a bit of a competitive streak between them, which is fun to watch.”

Coach Kate says, “Michelle and Jon continue to impress the hell out of me. They’ve worked hard in the Saturday Gymnastics Skill Development Workshop, and they are always so positive, and such hard workers. They don’t shy away from a challenge.”

The EAD | CFAH Performance Coaches describe Jon G as “dedicated” and “tough.”

No Excuses.

The EAD | CFAH Performance Coaches note that Jon & Michelle recognize their development needs and regularly seek input on how to improve specific performance areas. “Jon works his ass off. If Michelle doesn’t get something, she works and works until she does. They are both rock stars,” said Coach Jeff.

Tending to three little ones and a busy professional career is no barrier to the young couple attacking their performance goals. “Jon & Michelle really have just about every ‘excuse’ for why they can’t train, but nothing gets in their way; they’ve made training an individual and family priority,” said Coach Web. “Fitness is important to them and their young family; it’s something they can share together and introduce to their kids.”

Nominate A Fellow Athlete.

Don’t miss your chance to recognize a fellow EAD | CFAH Athlete. Email Coach Karen with the name of the athlete you’d like to nominate for the next 100% Award. Be sure your nomination includes a sentence or two describing how the nominee demonstrates commitment, consistency, camaraderie, community building, and / or the willingness to accept challenge.