May 2022: Newsletter

Hi Everyone, 

We’re super excited to be able to host some more social events outside of the gym in the coming months. Be on the lookout for more details on outings later this summer. As for this month, take a few minutes to read all the fun announcements. 

Welcome, Monique to the Boulder CrossFit Coaching Staff: 

Most of you already know her as she’s been a regular 12pmer at our gym for over a year now. She’s also been our in-house yoga instructor. She’s a certified personal trainer as well as CrossFit L-1 certified. Monique has trained extensively with our team over the past few months and is finally ready to join our staff. She will be filling in for classes sporadically throughout the week but mostly coaching our morning and 12pm classes. Read her full bio HERE. 

Please also note, that we have decided to get rid of our 8:45am Saturday class for the summer due to lack of attendance. Our intention behind our Saturday classes has always been to bring together everyone for one long, cardio, partner workout. Starting May 7th we will only be offering one 9am class on Saturdays but will be adding in Open Gym from 10-11am for those who can’t make the class but still want to get a workout in. We will re-visit offering 2 classes come Fall/Winter. 

Spring Whole 30 Nutrition Challenge: Sunday, May 15th, 11am 

Join us for our first annual Spring nutrition challenge! Be sure to sign up on the whiteboard no later than May 13th. The cost is $25/per person. We will be bringing in our in-house nutritionist, Ani Mueller, to give a talk about the Whole 30. We will also be taking our weight (privately) as well as going over the rules of the challenge. This is a perfect way to jumpstart your nutrition leading into the Summer. The best part is the overall winner of the challenge will get 1 FREE month membership ($195 value) to the gym! Have doubts? Just sign up, and we will answer any questions/concerns the day of. The official challenge will start on Monday, May 23rd. 

Memorial Day Murph and Gym Crabfish Feed: Saturday, May 28th: 2 Heats 8:45am and 10am 

For those who don’t know what this event is all about, please see above for the actual workout itself. And for those who don’t know the WHY behind the workout, check it out HERE. This is an annual event that Boulder CrossFit has done every year since our opening in 2012. For the second year in a row, BCF will become an “official host” for the Murph Challenge which means we are donating $250 to the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The event is completely FREE for all BCF members, families, and friends. If you do wish to donate, the organization is only asking for a $30 registration fee which will get you a t-shirt and give you the ability to see where you rank against others in this workout. This is NOT required to do the workout, though. 

We will be running 2 heats this day. If the heat goes over, not to worry as there is NO time cap to this workout. This means that heats may overlap so be prepared and flexible. Each one will be capped at 30 total people. Be sure to register early through Wodify the week before (registration will open up on Monday, May 23rd). After the workout, join us for our annual crabfish feed. Friends and family are welcome to come to participate, or just watch and cheer you on! 

If anyone is interested in our annual Crawfish Feed after the workout, we will post up a sign-up at the gym for you to put your name down on it. Depending on how many people we get, it should be about $15-$25/person for fresh Crawfish and all the fixings. Please BYOB and extra snacks for yourself. You can ask Dryden for more details on this. Sign up by May 13th. 

Note: Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 31st: Gym CLOSED (no open gym or classes)

Informal Running/Endurance Group: Sunday, May 1st 9:30am 

With Murph coming up and the weather getting better, we’ve decided to hold an informal running group every Sunday this summer. Coaches, Katy and Monique will help to run these but they will NOT be a coach lead class. It’s a time to get together and enjoy being outside. All are welcome (don’t need to be members of BCF) and our first meet-up will be this Sunday in the parking lot at the gym! 

Boulder CrossFit at Bolder Boulder: Monday, May 31st 

After a 2 year break, it’s finally back! Let’s enjoy this race/holiday and get a group together from the gym to partake in this event. Be sure to read all about it here including how to register. Our goal as a gym is to have FUN with this (not be super competitive). We should all try to finish the race together and if anyone wants to go out for lunch or BBQ after that’s an option as well. 

May 2022 Athlete of the Month: Sue 

While Sue has only been a member with us for 2 months now, her attitude and hard work ethic are top-notch. Her goal is to show up and do her best every day, recognizing that her best may vary day to day, skill to skill.  She joined BCF for an improved life through fitness, and the welcoming, excellent atmosphere. Sue is a retired nurse and enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, Stu.  Her favorite movement is the clean and jerk and her least favorite is the strict press. Congrats, Sue. Keep up the great work in here! 

Welcome the following new members to BCF. Matthew, Jami Fabio, and Aline.

Happy Birthday to our May members. Sarah, Azteca, Anya, Tim, Marcus, Phil, David, Marisa, Justin, Gio, Emmett, and Jen. 

As always, thanks for all your continued support of BCF. 

-Zach T.