Many of you know, or know of Jason Khalipa, 2008 CrossFit Games Champion, founder of NC Fit, friend of Arena Ready, and father of Ava Khalipa, who was diagnosed with Leukemia at age four earlier this year.

Jason has organized a nationwide blood drive on September 24th to support Ava's fight, and to support children everywhere battling cancer.  He's invited our gym to participate at their NC Fit Santa Clara location (near the San Jose airport). I've made an appointment to donate at 2pm.  If you'd like to join, please let us know so we can coordinate.

Ava's fight against Leukemia, and Jason's efforts to help her win and simultaneously bring awareness to childhood cancer has made a deep impression on me personally, and I'm hoping the Arena Ready family will band together to support him in this effort.  You can find more information and sign up to give blood at

WOD for 08-25-16:

5 Rounds NOT For Time (For Quality & Load):

3 Thrusters (climb in loading with each round)

5-7 Strict Pull-ups OR Ring Rows

5 Burpees OR 100m Row (increase pace with each round)


Climb to a top set on the thrusters, and end with your fastest set of burpees or row.  Get your heart rate up, your breathing going, and break a sweat if you can.  Then enjoy what's next...




"The Bergeron Beep Test"

 EMOM For As Long As Possible:

7 Thrusters @ 75/55 lbs

7 Pull-ups

7 Burpees


(Compare to 10-28-14; Gladiators also compare to 03-14-15)