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Patti’s 1 Year CrossFit Anniversary!

09.05.17

Patti C. is celebrating her one year anniversary of CrossFit and sharing her incredible progress with her inspirational story and we’re so proud of her!

Here’s what Patti had to say after one year of doing CrossFit.

“Today is my one year CrossFit anniversary. My goal for today was to be able to do one pull up.  Just one. I have not achieved that but, I  have lost 30 pounds and gained lots of strength! As great as that is, it is not the best thing that CrossFit has given me.

On February 26, 2016, I woke up with a little kink in my upper back. It kept getting worse and by the end of March, my upper back and neck was a mass of pain like I cannot even describe. My left arm and hand were completely numb. I couldn’t sleep, sit or lie down. I just paced circles in my house crying. My diagnosis was severe degenerative disk disease with 6 disks in my neck being affected. My doctor just kept giving me more drugs and referring me to more specialists (none of whom could see more for at least 4 months). One morning I decided that, if this was going to be my new normal, I was going to have to do a better job of living with it. I went back to a personal trainer I had been working with for a couple of years and asked him to help me.  I couldn’t hold a 5 pound weight in my left hand, I had to do push ups against the wall because my arm would just collapse under me. But three weeks later my strength was returning and the pain was reduced by about 30%. I wondered what would happen if I stepped it up a notch.

My friend had been after me for years to try CrossFit . I wouldn’t go with her because I had seen CrossFit and I truly didn’t think that I could do it. I was afraid to fail in front of people I knew. Then I read about the 6 week, Women’s Only Challenge at another box. I started on May 9th, 2016 but, kept it a secret from everyone I knew. Six weeks later I knew I could do it. And my pain level was about 70% reduced. Thank you Reebok CrossFit Ramsay for giving me the support, coaching and confidence to start.

At the end of the challenge I moved to my current box, CrossFit Calgary. I have never worked out anywhere that was as inclusive, supportive and effective. Thank you Rhiannon and Brett Marshall for your leadership.  Thank you coaches Michele, Josh and Todd for teaching me, pushing me and keeping me safe. And my friends in the 9:00 am class, you are amazing athletes and  amazing people.

My neck is never going to heal but, thanks to CrossFit, I am managing it very successfully. At the one year mark, I am medication free and, on a good day I am 95% pain free. On a bad day, maybe 70%. But thankfully, there are not many of those.

And, I will get that pull up!!”

Patti C.

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Attollo Cup Goes Team!

30.04.17

CrossFit Calgary’s Annual Competition is now a Partner Competition!

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:30 am –Registration and warm up
8:30 am athlete briefing- movement standards discussed and questions answered
9:00 am First heat going at.
*If you would like to expedite the sign-in process, bring a completed copy of the waiver:

Link to waiver coming soon

REGISTRATION
Teams of 2
Male/Male OR Female/Female
50 Team Cap

REGISTER NOW

Registration fees options:

Early Bird- Until July 31- $165/team
August 1- September 29-$185/team
Competition day-$215/team

NO REFUNDS will be issued. If you or a team member are unable to make it you can switch out team members or find a team to sell your spot to. CrossFit Calgary is not responsible to try to find new/replacement team members or to try to sell your spot to another team. This responsibility solely falls on the registered team. The shirts order with the registration may not be the correct size if team members are being switched out.

WORKOUTS & HEATS:

Heats times coming soon

The top 5 teams in each category will compete in the final WOD. This WOD will be released the day of the competition
*Please note, the final WOD is not winner take all, but based on your accumulated points from throughout the day.

WODs will be released one/day starting on Friday Sept 22. The final Wod for the top 5 teams will be release at the completion

Uncommon Movement Clause:

Any movement deemed uncommon, out of the ordinary or used to amend, shorten or change the accepted movement standard or range of motion including line of action of any event movement can and will be disallowed.

EVENT INFORMATION

Location:
Crossfit Calgary is located at 17-141 Crowfoot Way NW

Phone 403-202-5559

Spectators: Spectators are welcome. CrossFit Calgary t-shirts are $30 plus GST.

Parking:  LIMITED to stalls directly in front of the building. Other parking is available at RONA

RX OR SCALED Divisions

RX:
RX athletes should have the ability to perform all fundamental skills of CrossFit and be comfortable completing CrossFit Open level weights and movements. If you have been able to compete in the RX category of the Crossfit Open over the past 4 years you are capable of competing in the RX division at ATTOLLO

Below is a list of weights and movements that could appear in the RX Division.

*Please note these are only guidelines, and are not guaranteed weights & movements to be included in the competition.  The weights will not exceed any of the weights listed below. Strength event (ex. Max clean) are exempt to limits

Movements/weights you should be comfortable with are:

  • Front Squats (185/125#)
  • Deadlifts (255/170#)
  • Shoulders to Overhead (165/115#)
  • Cleans (185/125#)
  • Snatches (135/95#)
  • Thrusters (95/65#)
  • Double Unders
  • Chest to Bar Pull Ups
  • Toes to Bar
  • Wallballs (20# to10ft, 14 to 9ft)
  • Handstand Push Ups
  • Muscle Ups (ring and bar)
  • Rope Climbs

SCALED:
Scaled athletes should have the ability to perform the basic fundamental skills of CrossFit and be comfortable completing CrossFit Open scaled division weights and movements.  If you have been able to compete in the Scaled category of the Crossfit Open over the past 4 years you are capable of competing in the Scaled division at ATTOLLO

*Please note these are only guidelines, and are not guaranteed weights & movements to be included in the competition.  The weights will not exceed any of the weights listed below. Strength event (ex. Max clean) are exempt to limits

Movements/weights you should be comfortable with are:

  • Front Squat (115/75#)
  • Deadlift (155/105#)
  • Shoulder to overhead (95/65#)
  • Clean and jerks (115/75#)
  • Snatches (95/65#)
  • Thrusters (65/45#)
  • Skipping singles
  • Jumping Pull Ups
  • Hanging knee raises
  • Pushups
  • Wall Balls (20/14# to 9′)
  • Box Jumps (24/20″)

Stay tuned to our Attollo Cup Facebook page and CrossFit Calgary Instagram account for updates and more information on this exciting event!

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