SUNDAY 8TH MAY – CROSSFIT TEESSIDE CHARITY DAY
On Sunday 8th May CrossFit Teesside will be holding a charity day to
help one of our members Charmaine Imeson raise money for the PC Nicola
Hughes Memorial Fund.
You may be aware of events in Manchester in September 2012 when two
unarmed Police Officers were shot following a routine burglary call. The
aims of the charity are to provide learning opportunities and
pre-employment skills in the form of support through grants or services
to children (under 21) who have suffered a tragic loss of a close family
member through a violent crime.
The effect this has on people and how we as adults cope in the aftermath
is different to how children cope and we would like to help them to try
and rebuild their lives and look towards the future. To be able to stand
on their own feet by continuing with education where financial
situations may have changed or start that course which will enable them
to gain employment.
Since the 20th of February Charmaine and fellow officers have been
running two miles a day and will continue to do so for 100 days to raise
money for this charity. On Sunday 8th May we would love you all to come
down and work out in aid of this great cause. A WOD will be programmed
around Charmaine completing her two miles of the day with the CrossFit
community to help her along.
Today is “OPEN GYM” day. The box is open at the usual times, however there are no set classes. Use today to Catch Up on a recent WOD you have missed. Today is an ideal opportunity to come in and practice your Technique, or hit some Strength Training in the lifting section. If you are feeling beat up from the past few days of training, come and get your Stretch on in the Mobility Corner or take a well earned Rest Day 🙂
A new addition to Thursdays “Open Gym” is the “Thursday Beast WOD” (aka “Throw Up Thursdays). This is an endurance based WOD which stays clear of all things technical, it will include things like Running, Rowing & Skiing. You may find yourself also flipping tyres and carrying things, possibly even the occasional trip up “The Hill”.
There are still no set classes on a Thursday, this is just something that you will find on the Whiteboard along with all the other catch up WODs from this week. If this is something you like the sound of then feel free to come in and crack on (there is usually a group doing this at 8:30am & 9:30am, and a couple of groups going for it in the evening). We will be alternating between an Interval style workout and a good old fashioned long Slog on a weekly basis, it will not be posted the night before, so come prepared for all situations.