Inside this Edition of Freedom Monthly
These newsletters are a great opportunity to look back and reflect on the previous months, and it really makes me proud of our community (you guys!) for your desire to continue progressing and bettering yourselves as athletes, competitors, and individuals. I and the rest of the Freedom crew hear stories about how you have become better, more capable, and more willing in different aspects of your life away from the gym. You almost always attribute it to your experience here at CFF, but what you may not know, is that it goes both ways.
When we hear that Christine Waring has lost 50 pounds in 4 months and has displayed the willpower to do what is necessary to hit that goal, that makes us better. When Murat Aruta tells us in 8 weeks, just 8 WEEKS!, he has last 30 pounds, quit smoking, can comfortably go through the day, and his own mother doesn't even recognize him on Skype, that makes us want to be a hell of a lot better. When we hear that Sarah Tomlinson can finally hold a pose in yoga that has eluded her for months (or years?!), that makes us better. When members try their first competition, when they get doctors reports back that send their M.D. into shock, when they truly recognize and accept the capabilities their bodies have and begin to work toward that, that makes us want to do better, work harder, achieve more. To put it simply, you guys rock :)
This is one of the most rewarding jobs, if you can call it that. To be in a position of helping people realize their potential is one like no other. Education, progression, movement, mechanics. By holding you to the standards that are known across the CrossFit philosophy on fitness, we strive to help you continue to realize your potential. Gotta love how the system works and rewards people like you, who yearn to learn and achieve everything within your means!
That being said, here's a recap of August, September, and October...
For the second year in a row we had a strong and supportive turnout for 31 Heroes, an event we hosted on August 4th in honor of our fallen heroes who were killed on August 6, 2011. We came together to raise funds for the Navy Seal foundation and the 31 Heroes project- all funds raised went to support surviving families of all military heroes that have been killed while protecting our freedom. Similar to last year, we were blessed to have had the opportunity to work along Naval Special Warfare recruits as well as Navy personnel. We are so thankful for you all and for what you do. God bless our troops - those who are here with us today and those who are not. Thank you all for your contributions.
- Endurance Team success/Libertyville Twilight Shuffle 5k
Congratulations to the CFF endurance team. Throughout the course of our 7 week program, each and every one of you made substantial
improvements in your running efficiency and effectiveness. By
treating running as the skill that it is, we focused on improving our
posture, technique, and mechanics which led to faster times and more efficiency. These skills have transferred over to our Crossfit
workouts as well as our own endurance training and races. We came
away from the Twilight Shuffle 5k on Labor Day weekend with 7 medals and 10 5k PR's!
The big event has come and gone. See below for a more detailed recap and link to video footage of the weekend.
A big hit once again, our annual Halloween party brought out the best flappers, oompa loompas, cowgirls, and Lance Armstrongs of the season. The costumes were ultra creative (can you really beat Allen and Carlos the baby from the movie The Hangover?!). Our members did a fantastic job going all out and a good time was most definitely had by all.
We are happy to announce that several of our members and coaches have gotten married over the past few months! Congratulations to newlyweds Beth and Ken Schulman, Adam and Emilie White, Brett and myself, and Eric and Michaela Genova! We wish you lots of love and happiness and are so excited for all of you!
Here's a sneak peek into November and December:
- Upcoming holiday class schedule
- Class additions
- Olympic Lifting course
- Azure reminder
PLEASE NOTE: Regarding daycare offered during the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning classes - we do our best to provide your children with a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere to play and hang out while you take the opportunity to work out. Please remember that although you want to get your WOD on, if your child is sick, they need to remain at home until they are healthy and able to be around other children without sneezing, coughing and exhibiting other generally unpleasant bodily functions. Thank you in advance for your understanding!
Have a great week and we'll see you at the box,