I'll make this nicer in the near future, but I finally got it started!!! One World thanks all our members who have served or are currently serving in the military. If you haven't sent me your picture, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all our CrossFit folks to sign up for the 880 Cup qualifier taking place on 5/10 (9:00 am) or 5/11 (2:00 pm). You don't have to attend both. Just one. It's a great opportunity to see where you stack up against the rest of the peeps at the gym. We also need volunteers and judges, so there is a sign up sheet for that too. Everyone's help is much appreciated.
We specifically programmed the workouts so everyone can do them. In other words....The workouts are easy! haha
Here are the qualifier workouts (not necessarily in the order they will be performed):
This weekend at CrossFit One World, Diane, Maria, and Freddy will all be trying to make it to the CrossFit Games by completing the 2nd set of Open workouts for the Masters. Here is the schedule if you want to come do the workouts with us or just come and cheer us on. We appreciate the support!!!
Beginning 4/22/2014, the Tuesday Night 6pm CrossFit group session is cancelled and the Tuesday 6pm slot becomes "CrossFit Competitors Session." This session will be for those who compete or would someday like to compete at CrossFit events. There will be a focus on some skills training, and then some serious work. It will be more volume than a regular CrossFit training session and much more fast paced. You may attend this session even if you need to scale a workout, BUT you must be experienced to know (but not necessarily do) all your basic competition movements. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS SESSION. I reserve the right to tell you that this session is not for you if you show up and are out of your league. I don't want you getting hurt! This session will be tough, but a lot of fun. Tuesdays only for now, but if it takes off I will add some similar sessions to the schedule.
For the first time ever, One World will have two athletes representing at the CrossFit Games NorCal Regional. Chyna and Atsushi put in a lot of hours training together this year. It seems appropriate that they both qualified. They earned it. We should all be really proud of both of them. This year, registering for Regionals costs $200 per athlete. To help Chyna and Atsushi out, I have Chris Robertson designing a shirt for them that you can wear to show your support. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to Chyna and Atsushi. They deserve it!!!
Start planning your Regional weekend now. Even if you can only make it out one of the three days, the more of you we have there cheering Chyna and Atsushi on, the better. I'm not sure how the event is going to be laid out, but we will have a base camp where everyone can hang out. Ask anyone who has been to Regionals in the past, it's always a great time.
Three of your One World coaches: Stroud, Smita, and Dru.
We have a simple plan at One World. A strength portion of training followed by a conditioning workout. Currently, Chyna has been programming for the gym. We both collaborate on the program and try and be as creative, yet purposeful, practical and prudent as possible. The programming at One World has been successful thus far. You are all getting fitter!
I’ve visited many a gym in my days of CrossFitting. I’ve worked out at affiliates that are based out of a garage at someone’s house. I’ve worked out at “monster” affiliates that have hundreds of members. They are all completely different. My favorite affiliates to train at are the one’s that follow a formula like One World. They have a structured program, BUT they allow each trainer to run their session any way they choose. I’ve visited gyms where each session does the same programmed warm-up and then programmed workout as every other session. Sometimes this works with a fun trainer, but often it ends up feeling like “get in and get out.” I see this a lot at some of the bigger gyms. I guess if you want a gym with hundreds of members, there has to be a sense of order. To me, it’s not very personable.
This is what’s fun about One World. All of our trainers are completely different personalities. If you had eight sessions in a row taught by our eight different One World trainers, each would be different. Even the strength and conditioning portions take on a different feeling with each different trainer’s personality. I think it’s important that each trainer has freedom to run the session they want to run it. Without that opportunity, they never grow as a trainer. This is especially important in CrossFit style training because there are so many different athlete types in one training session. As the trainers get better at One World, they learn how to adapt their group session to the group that is attending.
I’ve attended sessions coached by every trainer at One World. I love the variety. Really what it comes down to is do you One World people love it too? As trainers, we get better with experience, but part of that experience includes feedback from athletes. You should not be afraid to ask your trainer, “Why?” Maybe something in the warm-up or the way something is explained to you doesn’t make sense or doesn’t seem practical. A trainer should be able to explain the reasoning behind everything he/she asks you to do. (Just don’t ask said trainer in a rude or demeaning way!) In the end, the business of any CrossFit gym is about having happy customers who are getting great results. Feel free to give input on helping One World achieve that goal.
My buddy, Ron Ortiz, on his way to winning the 45-49 year old age category in the Masters Division of the 2013 CrossFit Games. In the last three years that the Games have had Open qualifiers for masters age groups, the top 20 in each age/gender go directly to the Games.
This year, the top 200 men and women in each age group now have to do 4 more workouts (in four days) and submit online (just like the Open). The athlete gets their standing in the Open as one score, and each subsequent workout counts as another individual score. After that, the top 20 go to the Games.
Ron is in the mix AGAIN! I know the Champ will be a contender. Also in the mix for 2014 Games? Our own Diane Urban! Diane finished the Open in 34th place, so she has a good shot if she kicks ass in the last four workouts.
The last four workouts are to be released on 4/17 at 5pm, and all four scores must be submitted by 4/21 at 5pm. I'm not sure what Diane's schedule is to do the workouts, but I also qualified and will be doing the workouts likely on Sunday and Monday. If you aren't out and about celebrating Easter that weekend, I'd like to invite all you One World folks to do the workouts with either (or both) Diane and I. It's SOOOOOO much better for us to have people doing the workouts with us and others cheering us on.
On May 18th, the Union City Police Department will be hosting its 2nd annual animal adoption event called "U.C. Paws & Tails." The event is FREE. A variety of shelters and animal rescue services will provide the community a showcase of adoptable animals and animal-related products and services. Various public agencies will provide information in relation to UCPD Animal Services, CA Fish and Game, and Alameda County Vector Control. There will also be various wildlife organizations that will display some animals and provide the community with education on issues relating to local wildlife. Cheap and affordable animal vaccinations will be provided by "Cheap Shots." (A special $5 Rabies Vaccination will be available.) A mobile pet grooming company will also be on-site to provide you with grooming services for a small fee. A FREE costume contest for animals will also take place (register at the Info Booth by 12:30 pm). Come out and enjoy the Sunday with your family. FOOD, MUSIC, GAMES, and FACE PAINTING will be available.