Reminder about our THREE teams competing on Sunday at the Contra Costa Throwdown (click for details if you're planning on heading over to watch)!

Sweaty Saturday Specials Return!

We're moved and ready to break-in the new space with a spicy Sweaty Saturday Partner Special.  As an homage to the new building that houses Arena Ready 3.0 we'll use the (alternate) address numbers in the workout.  It seemed mean to make you all row 3250m twice (3250 Cesar Chavez) so we'll give a nod to the backside address, the B-side if you will.

Thanks again for everyone's understanding as we settle in to our new home - more fun things coming next week to be installed and enjoyed for years to come.  Exciting times!

Summer On-Boarding: June 16th and 23rd

At long last - now that we're finally moved - we're opening the membership to newcomers with our June On-Boarding Series.  It's the first time in nearly a year that we'll be welcoming a new cohort of beginners to the AR community, so we're excited about the new potential members.  As always, space is limited since we only on-board a small number of new athletes as membership spaces become available (usually because a couple of existing members moved for a job/school/etc) - and since it's been nearly a year we have several more open spots than usual, but we will still uphold our membership cap. 

We're lucky to have a community of members with a very high retention rate, and as such we have dozens and dozens of folks who have been with us for 2, 3, 4, and even 5+ years (from the very beginning!).  This creates the sort of unique and welcoming atmosphere we have at the gym... a close knit family of like-minded people from all different walks of life, who support and encourage each other in the pursuit of getting better.  While we receive inquiries nearly every day from new people looking to join Arena Ready, we keep the intake & on-boarding process deliberate in order to keep our membership at a constant number - putting us in that sweet spot of knowing everyone in the gym, and being able to coach each athlete in a personal manner that ultimately leads to real progress.  

The FREE On-Boarding Series starts on Saturday, June 16th, with the "Introduction to CrossFit" class and continues the following Saturday, June 23rd, with the "Beginner's CrossFit" class.  Both 90-minute classes are free, and the completion of both allows a prospective athlete to then select a membership and start taking group classes as a member at Arena Ready.  Existing members who would like to sit-in on the first half of the "Introduction to CrossFit" class are also welcome to do so, as the first 45 minutes cover the methodology of CrossFit and our specific approach to the application of that methodology at Arena Ready (a great way to get a refresher on that info if it's been a while since you've given it any thought).

Why am I telling all of you this?  Because we want you (the members of AR) to help us continue to build Arena Ready with the sort of amazing people we already have in the building.  We want your significant others, your family members, your friends, your neighbors, your loved ones - those are the folks we want to be a part of this incredible community, and those are the people who tend to stick around and really make fitness a lifestyle... because they already have you as a built-in advocate and support system.  That's not to say we don't love the complete strangers who find their way to us and eventually become big parts of the AR family - we certainly have our fair share of those stories as well.  But since so many of you ask us on a regular basis when the next on-boarding opportunity will be (because you have someone special in mind who you think might really enjoy it and benefit from the program) we wanted to post this here to let everyone know.  

So send them our way and help us fill the place with the incredible people in your life.  They can register for the free classes (up to ONE WEEK PRIOR to the class date & time) on our website here!  Existing AR members who would like to sit-in on the first half of the "Introduction to CrossFit" class can simply show up and hang out - no need to register for the class online.

Thanks, and let us know if you have any questions!

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WOD For 06-09-18:

"Shotwell"

With a Partner For Time:

BUY-IN: 1298m Row

... then...

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Deadlifts @ 225/155 lbs

Burpee Box Jumps @ 24/20 in

BUY-OUT: 1298m Row

 

Partners split the rows with only one person working at a time.

Both partners must complete the ENTIRE 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 sequence, with one partner working at a time to complete a FULL round before the other partner starts their FULL round (e.g. Partner A performs 10 deadlifts and 10 burpee box jumps, then Partner B performs 10 deadlifts and 10 burpee box jumps). 

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