What limitations are you putting on yourself?
>> You know by now we're offering a Couch to CrossFit starting March 4th. It's 4 weeks, Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 19:30-20:30 course preparing you to literally go from Couch to CrossFit.
>> But what's stopping you booking? We have only 3 spaces remaining to be booked before Monday.
>> We know people impose limitations on themselves all the time.
>> I'm not fit enough.
>> I need to lose more weight before I start.
>> I'm not strong enough to do that.
>> Believe us, we've heard it all.
>> We can promise you in here, you will only ever find people that will push you past those limitations.
>> Our trainers are second to none.
>> Our members are inspirational people all breaking their own boundaries.
>> You have one body, one life.... this might just be that thing to help you start living again.
>> But let's hear it from our members....
>> This is Chris.
>> She has Fibromyalgia.
>> She suffers from chronic pain.
>> She does CrossFit.
>> Read what Chris has to say about us below.......
Why do I need a coach?? 📍
Getting to the next level in life often requires paying someone who is more experienced than you to help you get where you need to be. 📍
Measuring fitness is something we do here at CrossFit Gaia.
We can PROVE you are getting fitter, stronger and generally harder to kill. 📍
We write your workouts, we keep you accountable and track your progress. 📍
Leading to you, enjoying your life more outside the gym. 📍
Our members lose weight, get stronger, can run around longer with their kids and feel more energised on a day to day basis. 📍
When you understand the power of having a coach, you will wonder where else can you find these short cuts to your goals? 📍
Where else can I get there 8 X faster? 📍
Where else can I pay a bit of money to shave years off reaching my potential?
@emma_appleton777 did it. 📍
You might have seen an announcement about a few changes to the CrossFit Games & sanctioned CrossFit events now worldwide.
If you didn’t, the announcement is here: Morning Chalkup.
I’ll tell you what it means for us at CrossFit Gaia: Absolutely nothing.
We made a number of changes years ago that put our focus squarely on health, and we’re right in line with CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman’s vision. That’s why we're introducing a Legends program, it’s why we're implementing nutrition and it’s why we invested so heavily in starting Gaia Lifestyle to help people improve their health by eating better.
We have for years known that diet and fitness with friends are far more important than any competition.
That doesn’t mean we don’t think you should compete or that we don’t support you when you do.
We’re happy that people choose to apply their fitness in competitions, and we’re proud of everything they accomplish. We just don’t place any extra emphasis on competition, and we haven’t for years.
Those of you who have been around for about four years have no doubt noticed that. The best example is how we treat the Open. We treat the Open as a five-week celebration of our Gaia community. The scores don’t matter, but the smiles do. All we care about is fit people having fun and being healthy, and we’ll leave the leaderboard to you if you’re interested. You’re all No. 1 to us.
The time we once spent organising or training for competitions is now spent making our nutrition program better, meeting with seniors about our Legends program and finding ways to make our CrossFit program even more fun and inclusive.
The CrossFit Games will always be there, and they’ll always be interesting—just like the Olympics. But I’ve watched the Games for 6 years, and if I had to choose between watching the Games and watching our members push sleds around the gym at 10 a.m., on a Saturday morning, I’d be in NE23 with a cup of coffee and a smile.
Let's lift off this year for Charity!
Each year CrossFit Gaia chooses to support a charity at their annual event the Gaia Lift Off. This year we have chosen to donate all proceeds to the 'pop up gym' who help to rehabilitate spinal injuries right here in the North East.
A chance to showcase your 1RM Clean and Jerk and 1RM snatch, followed by a workout!
I'm new to CrossFit, should I bother entering? Of Course! We always say that CrossFit is fully about making yourself a better person than you were yesterday. A competition is a chance to improve yourself mentally, see what your current PR's are and throw down with your friends in a friendly competitive environment.
Nando's Cramlington will be donating prizes of a free meal for our male/female winners and giving 20% off all meals post competition.
When? Saturday 8th December 10am-3pm
Where? CrossFit Gaia
How much? Tickets £25 all profit donated to the pop up gym. BUY HERE.
Who? Anyone can enter from any affiliate.
Wear? Your bobble hat!
We know, we know it's coming into December. It's getting cold, it's already dark and you can't find the motivation to crawl out of bed to get to the gym.
So here's our incentive. Grab yourself an accountabilibuddy from the gym. Create your team name. (As outrageous as I know you can be).
Each time you hit the gym, #teamname and a check in on facebook. You MUST be in the gym to actually check in. We want to see your PR's, your struggles and your December madness.
The team with the most check ins throughout December will receive a Rogue gift card worth £50 GBP!
*Internal squealing* Start imagining your spends here...
What’s happening this week at Gaia?
We're kicking the week off with a sweaty double AMRAP - there are several open movements to rattle through here, including the infamous dumbbell snatch. Expect to see a lot of these coming up.
Following with the Open movement standards, Tuesday will see a hand stand push up and deadlift ladder with a cheeky Wall Ball buy in.
Pauses are the theme for this week's strength work. Front squats to help our Olympic Lifting from getting out of the hole, and Strict Press to strengthen our overheard position with the barbell - which we'll put to work with some snatch and overhead squats on Friday.
Finally, Saturday sees the most notorious hero workout return to Gaia - can you guess which one it is?
So, last night we pre-released 5 memberships, and within 24 hours they have SOLD OUT.
Our next pre-release will be just after our FREE TASTER SESSION on Saturday 10th December 2016 (11am-12pm).
We have 15 spots available for you to come down, meet our training staff and see what we can do for you, which you can book HERE.
The session is completely FREE & you will benefit from:
*Being priority members for our Foundations Program in Cramlington.
*Savings of over £100** on membership and Foundations fee.
*Will be the first to access the next pre-release of memberships BEFORE they go online.
All we will ask on the day is for a £20 deposit to secure your membership spot.
So, tag your friends, share a car journey and share the facebook event and get yourself to CrossFit Gaia to try us out!
**Savings based over 6 months.
It's official, after months of planning we are moving our facility to Cramlington.
As many of you know we started out in Blyth, and due to a few planning restrictions ended up with a bit of an emergency relocation to Pegswood.
This is something we didn't ever foresee happening, and after a year of holding out and building up an excellent new member base we have been working hard to relocate back into the South Northumberland area.
So why bother moving again?
Well Pegswood was a temporary move for us, and we have found and located a building within Cramlington that we feel will be a huge move for Gaia to drive us forward & was always our ideal location.
With over 4500sq ft the new building is more than enough space for us to create our ideal gym.
>> With the extra floor space, there will be a bunch of new equipment to kit the place out in Cramlington's ONLY affiliated CrossFit Gym.
>> an absolutely stunning place to train with the works being carried out to the building.
>> Male and Female changing rooms with shower facilities.
>>Morning classes and new skills classes, plus lunchtime workout classes.
>>On site sports masseuse.
>>Plus an open gym area with weightlifting platforms for those of you who wish to come in and do extras.
AND NOT ONLY THAT, but we will be releasing ONLY 50 PRE-RELEASE MEMBERSHIPS for new members to join us.
We know these memberships will sell quickly, so if you want to be in the loop when they go on sale, sign up to our mailing list TODAY, to be the first to know when they go on sale.
On Friday 4th November CrossFit Gaia will be hosting the first two events of CrossFit Liftoff, all members of the affiliate community welcome.
Event 1 = 1RM Snatch
Event 2 = 1RM Clean & Jerk
Event 3 = TBC (Crossfit workout, released Nov 3rd)
Both lifts will be verified by a judge (CG HQ standards will be followed).
Beers post workout.
Goodie Bag for each athlete.
Prizes for 1st & 2nd place Male/Female based on Sinclair total.
£15/entry Limited places available
register via team up
** https://goteamup.com/p/188940-crossfit-gaia/courses/13535/ **
The competition is open to athletes of ALL standards, beginners to advanced athletes welcome, banter necessary.