EVENTS

Cróga CrossFit Intramural Open and Friday Night Lights 2017

The 2017 Cróga CrossFit Intramural Open and Friday Night Lights is right around the corner. We have three teams competing against each other for gym supremacy! Who’s banner will be raised to the rafters in 2017?

The CrossFit Open starts on February 24th and goes through March 27th! It is five weeks and five workouts of camaraderie, fun, and challenging workouts!

The Intramural Open is our way of making the CrossFit Games Open Season more fun and bringing our community closer together! We understand that no one likes checking the worldwide standing and seeing they’re in 132,000th and that’s why we’re going to create our own intramural competition. Your scores on the global leaderboard will still matter, but your participation at Cróga will be more important because it’ll help your team score points to work toward an in-house victory. We will be creating three teams at random with the names of the athletes that have registered for The Open and we will award the winning team with a banner that we will hang from the rafters at Cróga.

games-photo-2017To compete in the CrossFit Intramural Open, you MUST be signed up for The CrossFit Games Open. It is how we aggregate and validate scores for each team. Sign-up for the CrossFit Open HERE! Use the Register button on The CrossFit Games page to start the process. The Affiliate name is Cróga CrossFit. You must be signed up by February 17th, to be eligible for the draft. Anyone who signs up after the draft is a free agent and will be picked up by a Team. Essentially, everyone who signs up for the Open will be on a team.

The draft will consist of us throwing the names of all athletes in a hat and picking them out at random. You’ll see below that most of the points we will award each team will be based on attendance and spirit, so the only advantage a “super team” would really have is with good participation, which is why we decided to draft the teams at random. We also like the idea of having teams of people that aren’t currently close friends so we can get people to get outside their comfort zone and meet/cheer for new friends.

This year, we will have a few options to complete your workout:

The first option is to complete the workout during normal class hours on Fridays during The Open (we will be programming the workout for every class on Friday). If you elect to do this, you will be responsible for arranging for your own judge, our coach will be responsible for coaching class, NOT judging your workout.

The second option is to come in on Saturday between 8 am and 9 am during Open Gym to complete the workout. If you elect to do this, you will also be responsible for arranging for your own judge, our coach will be responsible for coaching class, NOT judging your workout.

The third and most fun option is to attend Friday Night Lights!

Friday Night Lights will start every Friday during the Open at 5:30pm. We will run heats of athletes every 15 to 30 minutes (depending on length of workout) until everyone has completed the workout and received a score. We will create a Google Doc on Thursday each week and email/facebook distribute it for you to sign up for a heat time the night before or day of, which will allow you to know what time on Friday you’ll be slated to complete the workout.

As in years past, to get the best and loudest crowd possible, friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. Members that do not sign up for The Open are also encouraged to attend (however, we hope to have you all participate).

We will hang around for 30 minutes or so after all heats are completed to enjoy some adult and non-adult beverages and then we will herd those that want to continue to celebrate their weekly victory to our favorite local watering hole, Rookies.

Speaking of Team Captains! Here are your team captains:

This year we’re asking for volunteer team captains! Who’s interested in being a team captain? (Email Jill@CrogaCrossFit.com if you’d like to be a captain). Your responsibility will be to organize your teammates, come up with a team name, team color, and get as many to attend each week as possible.

Your team will compete against the other teams and will be awarded points for the following accomplishments:

Scoring is:
+1 Point – Workouts Completed: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Cróga CrossFit each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+1 Point – Top 2 male/female: If a member of your team finishes in the top-2 at Cróga CrossFit in the RX or Scaled division your team will get an extra point.
+3 Points (team) – Friday Night Lights Attendance: The team with the most members in attendance during Friday Night Lights will receive 3 bonus points.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points. Wear your Team T-shirt on Friday and really represent your team pride!
+1 Point – Challenge Point: To spice things up a bit and add some extra intensity to specific heats, you will have the option to challenge a member of a separate team. If that other member accepts, you will compete in the same heat and whoever wins the matchup will earn 1 extra point for their team.

Important Details

Our Open workouts will take place on Friday during all classes building to Friday Night Lights which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Lights is a fun, community building atmosphere and we want it to be the catalyst for light hearted competition and camaraderie. We work out and then hangout to celebrate how fun/horrible the workout was. Friday Night Lights will be about two-three hours in length depending on the workout for that week.

Who will take home the Cróga CrossFit Intramural Championship? Whose banner will be raised? Will it be your team?
Sign-up for The CrossFit Games Open HERE and be the difference for your team!

Here is to the best open season to date!

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Important Community Event: 2016 American Red Cross Blood Drive

Cróga CrossFit will be hosting a community event this up coming holiday season which will be a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

Location: Cróga CrossFit

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30am to 3:30pm

Info: To schedule your appointment or for more information visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Croga

This is not a member exclusive event, friends and family are more than welcome to join. We want this to be a big community event and we want as many people to participant as possible because donors are needed everyday.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood please call 1-866-236-3272016 Blood Drive Poster - ePoster3422536 and see flier below for more info.

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Barbells For Boobs 2016 At Cróga CrossFit

Join us for our fourth annual Barbells for Boobs fundraiser partner WOD on October 29th from 9-11 am.

This annual charity event benefits Barbells for Boobs – which provides life-saving services for those effected by breast cancer.

This is a community event and we encourage you to invite as many friends and family as possible.

Attendees WILL NOT be required to participate in the workout. However, if they would like to, we will gladly scale the workout to all athletes ability levels.

The schedule of events for the day are as follows:

  • 8:45 am – Doors Open & Assignment of Partners for those arriving solo
  • 9:10 am – Introduction of Event
  • 9:20 am – WOD Explanation and Movement Standard Demos
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am – Helen meets Grace WOD
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Raffle Tickets Sales
  • 10:40 am – Raffle of Prizes
  • 10:55 am – Award Ceremony & Thank you
Here’s how the WOD is going down:
“Helen meets Grace”The workout is called “Helen Meets Grace.” This is a two-person team workout with one person working at a time, except for the 400m runs, which must be performed together. As with all CrossFit workouts, everything is scaleable.Helen consists of three rounds of:
400 meter run (both partners run together);
21 kettlebell swings; (Rx 53/35#)
and 12 pull-ups.Partners can tag-team in and out of the kettlebell swings and/or pull-ups as needed.

Once all three rounds of Helen are complete, the team immediately moves on to perform Grace which consists of 30 clean and jerks (Rx 135/95#) as fast as possible, partitioned in any fashion between the two team members.

The score is the total time for the team to complete both workouts.

Scaled weights:
Men 75lb C&J, 45lb kettle-bell, banded pull-ups or ring rows
Women 45lb C&J, 25lb kettle-bell, banded pull-ups or ring rows

Teams
Teams of 2 may consist of two males, two females, or a male and a female.
There will be both an RX division and a scaled division.

Prizes:
-RX: Fastest Time
-Scaled: Fastest Time
-Best Costume
-Top Donator

Price:
$80 per athlete! All proceeds are being donated!

Register and donate here:
Cróga CrossFit Barbells for Boobs Donation Page

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Free Low Back Tightness/Pain Workshop

Where:

Cróga CrossFit
1547-40 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Near intersection of Hamilton & Bascom in Willow Glen
Behind Joseph George Wines

David-Musgrave

When:

Saturday, February 20th from 11:00-11:45 am

Who:

David Musgrave – Owner of
Lisa Lynch DC – Owner of Specialized Chiropractic

Lisa Lynch

What:

With all the sitting that we do as a society: working, eating, driving, watching TV, etc. there is no wonder that many of us suffer from chronic lower back pain and tightness.

However, there is a long list of strategies, exercises and stretches that can be used to alleviate this pain and prevent it from returning in the future so that you can live a long, active and happy life without it.

Join Lisa Lynch, Doctor of Chiropractic, and David Musgrave, Owner of Cróga CrossFit, on February 20th for a 45 minute free workshop where they share all this knowledge with you and arm you with all the skills you need to fix your lower back pain and tightness at home, the office and the gym on your own.

To RSVP and for questions, please email: info@crogacrossfit.com.

We look forward to seeing you and helping restore your healthy back.

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Cróga CrossFit Intramural Open and Friday Night Lights

The 2016 Cróga CrossFit Intramural Open and Friday Night Lights is here! We have three teams competing against each other for gym supremacy! Who’s banner will be raised to the rafters in 2016?

The CrossFit Open starts on February 25th and goes through March 28th! It is five weeks and five workouts of camaraderie, fun, and challenging workouts!

The Intramural Open is our way of making the CrossFit Games Open Season more fun and bringing our community closer together! We understand that no one likes checking the worldwide standing and seeing they’re in 132,000th and that’s why we’re going to create our own intramural competition. Your scores on the global leaderboard will still matter, but your participation at Cróga will be more important because it’ll help your team score points to work toward an in-house victory. We will be creating three teams at random with the names of the athletes that have registered for The Open and we will award the winning team with a banner that we will hang from the rafters at Cróga.

To compete in the CrossFit Intramural Open, you must be signed up for The CrossFit Games Open. It is how we aggregate and validate scores for each team. Sign-up for the CrossFit Open HERE! Use the Register button on The CrossFit Games page to start the process. The Affiliate name is Cróga CrossFit. You must be signed up by February 17th, to be eligible for the draft. Anyone who signs up after the draft is a free agent and will be picked up by a Team. Essentially, everyone who signs up for the Open will be on a team!

The draft will consist of us throwing the names of all athletes in a hat and picking them out at random. You’ll see below that most of the points we will award each team will be based on attendance and spirit, so the only advantage a “super team” would really have is with good participation, which is why we decided to draft the teams at random. We also like the idea of having teams of people that aren’t currently close friends so we can get people to get outside their comfort zone and meet/cheer for new friends.

This year, we will have a few options to complete your workout:

The first option is to complete the workout during normal class hours on Fridays during The Open (we will be programming the workout for every class on Friday).

The second option is to come in on Saturday between 8 am and 9 am during Open Gym to complete the workout.

The third and most fun option is to attend Friday Night Lights!

Friday Night Lights will start every Friday during the Open at 5:30pm. We will run heats of athletes every 15 to 30 minutes (depending on length of workout) until everyone has completed the workout and received a score. We will create a Google Doc on Thursday each week and email/facebook distribute it for you to sign up for a heat time the night before or day of, which will allow you to know what time on Friday you’ll be slated to complete the workout.

As in years past, to get the best and loudest crowd possible, friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. Members that do not sign up for The Open are also encouraged to attend (however, we hope to have you all participate).

We will hang around for 30 minutes or so after all heats are completed to enjoy some adult and non-adult beverages and then we will herd those that want to continue to celebrate their weekly victory to our favorite local watering hole, Rookies.

CrossFit Games Open 2016

Speaking of Team Captains! Here are your team captains:

Preston Rind

PJ Rubel

Charlie Townsend

Your team will compete against the other teams and will be awarded points for the following accomplishments:

Scoring is:
+1 Point – Workouts Completed: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Cróga CrossFit each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+1 Point – Top 2 male/female: If a member of your team finishes in the top-2 at Cróga CrossFit in the RX or Scaled division your team will get an extra point.
+3 Points (team) – Friday Night Lights Attendance: The team with the most members in attendance during Friday Night Lights will receive 3 bonus points.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points. Wear your Team T-shirt on Friday and really represent your team pride!
+1 Point – Challenge Point: To spice things up a bit and add some extra intensity to specific heats, you will have the option to challenge a member of a separate team. If that other member accepts, you will compete in the same heat and whoever wins the matchup will earn 1 extra point for their team.

Important Details

Our Open workouts will take place on Friday during all classes building to Friday Night Lights which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Lights is a fun, community building atmosphere and we want it to be the catalyst for light hearted competition and camaraderie. We work out and then hangout to celebrate how fun/horrible the workout was. Friday Night Lights will be about two hours in length.

Who will take home the Cróga CrossFit Intramural Championship? Whose banner will be raised? Will it be your team?
Sign-up for The CrossFit Games Open HERE and be the difference for your team!
Please e-mail david@crogacrossfit.com for any questions.

Here is to the best open season to date!

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2015 Cróga CrossFit Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer Day

When: Saturday, December 19th from 9am to 12pm

Where: Second Harvest Food Bank Cypress Center
4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134

During this upcoming holiday season, we have decided to close the gym for a day to give back to our local community. We have scheduled a volunteer day on Saturday, December 19th with Second Harvest Food Bank at their Cypress Center Location off of North First Street to help sort food.

We need 15 volunteers from the Cróga CrossFit community to take some time out of the weekend to help some people in need. If you would like to volunteer just click the link below and sign up.

You are welcome to sign up with friends and family (minimum volunteer age is 14) and we are looking forward to a great day with our community helping a great local charity. If there is a lot of interest, we may look at taking on another shift in the afternoon.

As the event gets closer, we will send the volunteers more information about the event such as a volunteer agreement, youth permission (for those under 18), and instructions on how to get there and what to do upon arrival.

Thank you to everyone that signs up and taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to help the needy.

SIGN UP HERE

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2015 Cróga CrossFit Ugly Sweater Rowling Tournament

Where: Cróga CrossFit Gym

When: Friday December 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

On Friday, December 11th at 6:30 pm we will be hosting another fun community event at Cróga CrossFit and we’d love for you all to join us.

The event will be a double-elimination “Rowling” Tournament with teams of two competing to see who can be the most accurate on their rower and who can have the most fun in the process.

We will have some prizes for the winning teams and also for best/worst dressed team (matching sweaters get bonus points).

This event will be a social gathering with friends and family are welcome and will be BYOB, please keep it to beer & wine just like our Thanksgiving Potluck, although we’ll most likely close up shop much earlier this time.

We will post a sign up sheet for teams very soon!

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2015 Cróga CrossFit Thanksgiving Potluck

When: Friday, November 20th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Cróga CrossFit Gym

What: We’re hosting a Thanksgiving Potluck where all the member and their families are welcomed. If you plan to attend, we encourage you to bring at least one food and one drink item. This potluck will be a family event, so we ask that if you plan to bring alcohol that you keep it to beer or wine. We will be providing soft drinks and juice for those under 21. Since we do not want everyone bringing the same thing, a sign up sheet has been posted below. The food can be paleo or non-paleo, it just has to be good.

2015 Potluck Sign up Sheet. (Click here!)

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2015 Team RWB Veterans’ Day WOD For Warriors

Where: Cróga CrossFit

When: November 7th, 9am to 11am with heat times at 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am

Info: What are you doing this Veterans Day Weekend? Looking for a way to honor and support our veterans, do a meaningful and intense WOD, and to get to know your community at the same time? If so, then please join us for WOD with Warriors!

This is not a members only event, this event is open to EVERYONE!

The WOD will be “Armistice”

9 minute AMRAP
100-meter sprint
11 sit-ups
11 air squats
100-meter sprint
22 sit-ups
22 air squats
100-meter sprint
33 sit-ups
33 air squats
*add 11 to the sit-ups and air squats for each additional round

2-minutes of rest, followed by:

9 minute AMRAP
100-meter sprint
11 pushups
11 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
100-meter sprint
22 pushups
22 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
100-meter sprint
33 pushups
33 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
*add 11 to the pushups and box jumps for each round

FOR MORE INFO & TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

For information on heat times please email Coach Dave at david@crogacrossfit.com or Ken Frickle at ken.frickle@teamrwb.org

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Important Community Event: 2015 American Red Cross Blood Drive

Cróga CrossFit will be hosting a community event this up coming holiday season which will be a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

Location: Cróga CrossFit

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:30am to 3:30pm

Info: To schedule your appointment or for more information visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code CrogaCrossfit

This is not a member exclusive event, friends and family are more than welcome to join. We want this to be a big community event and we want as many people to participant as possible because donors are needed everyday.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood please call 1-866-236-3276.

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