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BTB Holiday Rowing Challenge

2015 Concept2 Rowing Holiday Rowing Challenge

It’s Back!! Thats right folks the rowing challenge is back.  This year we’re trying to get as many people signed up through concept2.  This cost nothing to you.  For every 100,000 meters rowed concept2 will donate .2 cents per 1000m rowed.  All we have to do is set up a logbook on their site.  Not only will you be rowing for a good cause this holiday season you’ll also have the chance to win $$ off your membership and a prize pack.

See below for more info.  

Sign Up (free): Concept2 Profile/Logbook registration 
Starts: Thursday, Nov 26th
Ends: Thursday, Dec 24th at 11:59 pm
Incentives:
*The member at each gym with the most meters rowed will win $50 off membership, Plus Prize Pack
*The overall member with the most meters rowed will win $100 off membership, Plus Prize Pack
*Anyone that rows 100,000 meters and logs their meters per concept2 site will receive a custom BTB t-shirt, designed by BTB’s own Eric Erickson.

RULES:
*Boards will be posted at each gym so everyone can keep track of their daily meters rowed.
1. You must continue attending WOD classes if your doing the rowing challenge.  This isn’t a substitute for training.  The WOD is more important then rowing.  This is extra credit!
2. You may row during class times as long as your not disturbing class.
3. You may not row during class times if rowers are being used for that days WOD.
4. Any meters rowed during regular programmed workouts will count towards your daily/total meters rowed.
5.  Please check in with the coach to make sure it’s ok to row off to the

Veterans Day Tribute WOD

Veterans Day

The Three Wise Men

BTB would like to thank all our men and women who have and still serve our great country. On Wednesday November 11th BTB will honor all those that serve with a tribute workout to 3 amazing brothers Jeremy Wise a Navy Seal, Ben Wise an Army Green Beret, and Beau Wise a Marine.

Memorial day is a day that we honor those that gave their life in combat – veterans like Jeremy and Ben. Veterans day is the day we honor all those who served and continue to serve, like Beau Wise.

We hope to see you all in the gym on Wednesday to honor all those that have served.
BTB has joined the fundraising efforts to bring awareness to veteran suicide.
Please help us by donating to this great organization. See below for more info

The Three Wise Men was created to bring awareness to veteran suicides in the U.S.
Between 25-50 veterans commit suicide every day in America.
TWM aims to assist those in need.

Join our BTB Fundraising Team Here.
BTB CrossFit
BTB CrossFit Buckhead

Buckhead – November Member of the Month – Chris Gebhardt

Congratulations Chris!

Chris has been a member for little over 2 years. Your hard work and determination you put into every workout hasn’t gone unnoticed. He gives it his all every day, is very coachable, and pushes/motivates others in classes during the workout. Awesome job Chris!  Keep up the Great Work!

1. Age?
25
2. What do you do for a living?
server; temporary living
3. How long have you been a member at BTB?
2 years
4. Did you workout prior to joining BTB? If so, Where?
Yes! running and basic gym work outs
5. What made you try CrossFit- got bored and was not seeing results?
One of my friends recommended I give it a try and I was instantly hooked
6. What is your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
Completing the 2015 open Rx
7. What is your biggest accomplishment outside of the box that you feel CrossFit inspired or helped with? Manage stress and constantly push myself harder
8. Do you get more excited over a Weightlifting PR or getting a better score on a WOD you’ve done multiple times?
Used to be better scores, now weightlifting PRs.
9. What is your favorite lift?
Clean and Jerk
10. What’s one movement you have to scale that you would like to RX?
Muscle Ups
11. What is your favorite WOD?
Filthy Fifty
12. What is your least favorite WOD?
Randy
13. Did you ever think the a sport of fitness (CrossFit) would be for you?
No. had never done olympic weightlifting until CrossFit and wasnt sure I could
14. If you can convince one person in your life to do CrossFit with you, who would it be?
My brother. He always talks about wanting to try it and I want him to pull the trigger and give it a try
15. What is your all time favorite food?
Chips and guacamole. I can’t buy either of them because I can finish off a bag in one sitting
16. What is something that nobody knows about you, and you would not mind sharing?
My 21st birthday ended with me skinny dipping in the Mediterranean ocean
17. What is your most memorable moment at BTB?
Working out at the friday night lights event while competing against other gym members. I had never competed in any way before.
18. Why BTB Fitness?
The coaches and members are always pushing me to try more weight and strive for more. I’ve never enjoyed working out so much until I started at BTB. I feel guilty if I miss a class (the coaches never hesitate to call me out either) BTB has helped me realize I can push myself that much further or try just a bit more weight

Poncey – November Member of the Month – Micah Stringer

Congratulations Micah!

His willingness and determination to become stronger and faster in the gym hasn’t gone unnoticed. He  constantly give 110% effort in each class, is very coachable, and are a great energy to have in our classes. Congrats Micah and Keep Up the Great work!

1. Age?
41
2. What do you do for a living?
Banking
3. How long have you been a member at BTB?
2 years
4. Did you workout prior to joining BTB? If so, Where?
Yes, Lifetime Fitness
5. What made you try CrossFit?
Co-worker recommended
6. What is your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
Staying committed for 2 years
7. What is your biggest accomplishment outside of the box that you feel CrossFit inspired or helped with?
Ran a 22min 5k
8. Do you get more excited over a Weightlifting PR or getting a better score on a WOD you’ve done multiple times?
I get more excited over getting a better score on a WOD
9. What is your favorite lift?
Hang Power Clean
10. What’s one movement you have to scale that you would like to RX?
Consecutive muscle-ups
11. What is your favorite WOD?
Nancy
12. What is your least favorite WOD?
Murph
13. Did you ever think the a sport of fitness (CrossFit) would be for you?
I knew I would enjoy it having played sports most of my life, but initially thought it was too “extreme” for someone approaching 40. After 30 days, it became a normal part of my week and quickly became something I looked forward to.
14. If you can convince one person in your life to do CrossFit with you, who would it be?
My Father
15. What is your all time favorite food?
Ice cream w/ caramel and Heath Bar – I never get sick of it
16. What is something that nobody knows about you, and you would not mind sharing?
Played lacrosse and rowed crew in college
17. What is your most memorable moment at BTB?
achieving my first muscle-up (thank you Sean)
18. Why BTB Fitness?
Very simply, the coaches. I travel frequently for work and have the opportunity to drop-in to boxes across the country. BTB has the best coaches hands down. If the coaches were not as engaged as they are, I would not be as motivated to get my tail into the gym on a normal basis.

LADIES NIGHT AT lululemon

BTB LADIES NIGHT

Wine, Food, and Shopping!  

Lululemon is hosting a private shopping party for all BTB members and ONE guest.  Think of this as bring a friend night without a workout. Great way for your friends to meet all you strong and sexy ladies!

When:  Thursday, November 12th
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Where: Howell Mill Lululemon
– 1168 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Unit A, Atlanta GA

Everyone that attends will be entered into a drawing to win a lululemon gift card.

Please RSVP to lindsay@btbfitness.com by Monday, November 8th.  Lululemon needs a head count for food and wine, which is provided.  If you’re bridging a guest please let us know.

 

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Ladies Only – Pull-Up and HSPU Clinic

Gymnastics Progressions

This Ladies only skill clinic is being led by Coach Nikki. The clinic will be focused on the different gymnastic progressions that you need to learn to be as successful as you can be with your athletic endeavors. This clinic will focus on Pull-Ups, Kipping Pull-Ups and HSPU progression.

When: Sunday, Nov 8th
Where: BTB Ponce
Time: 1-2:30 pm

Only 12 slots available so sign up quick.

SIGN UP HERE! – once here follow the steps to enroll in the class.

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING CLINIC – BEGINNERS CLASS

This is a 2 hour Beginners Olympic Weightlifting clinic led by Coach Ndiya. This class is for all levels and will be focusing on the snatch, clean & jerk and their progressions with a PVC pipe only. If you are new to the program, learning these movements are essential for your continued success.

When: Sunday, October 25th
Where: BTB Ponce
Time: 1-3:30 pm

Only 8 slots available so sign up quick. You can sign up by following the link below.

SIGN UP HERE! – once here log into your BTB FD account. Once logged in you’ll see the clinics pop up.

 

Poncey – October Member of the Month – Valerie Nowell

Congratulations Val!!

Val has been a member at the Ponce gym for a little over 3 years. Her determination and willingness to always do better in the gym hasn’t gone unnoticed. Val shows up each day with a positive attitude, works extremely hard, and always works to improve on her weaknesses.
Be sure to congratulate Val this week if you see her. Congrats Val and Keep up the Great work! 

1. Age?
48
2. What do you do for a living?
Enforce the Clean Air Act, I’m an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3. How long have you been a member at BTB?
3 years, 3 months
4. Did you workout prior to joining BTB? If so, Where?
I was a competitive athlete for many years as a gymnast and a mountain bike racer. But I lost most of my fitness after starting my career and having a child. When I joined BTB, I could barely hang from the bar for even a few seconds.
5. What made you try CrossFit?
It looked SO fun! I was reluctant to try it because I felt so out of shape, but Sydnee Adams, (who was already a member), brought me to a free Saturday workout and I was hooked. I joined that day.
6. What is your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
Strict pull ups I guess. Like I said, I could barely hang from the bar, and now I can do consecutive strict pull ups. What I’m happiest about though, is that I keep getting stronger and faster (in the past month, I hit prs for snatch, overhead squat, deadlifts and Annie, yay!!!)
7. What is your biggest accomplishment outside of the box that you feel CrossFit inspired or helped with?
I’m a happier person because I feel strong and fit
8. Do you get more excited over a Weightlifting PR or getting a better score on a WOD you’ve done multiple times?
Weightlifting PR because its really obvious that you’ve improved. You couldn’t do it before and now you can.
9. What is your favorite lift?
Snatch!
10. What’s one movement you have to scale that you would like to RX?
Muscle ups, then I’ll be a BAM(no F, trying to clean up my language)
11. What is your favorite WOD?
Filthy fifty – or a chipper with an Olympic lift
12. What is your least favorite WOD?
I don’t have a least favorite WOD. Any WOD is better than sitting on the couch.
13. Did you ever think the a sport of fitness (CrossFit) would be for you?
As soon as I tried it, I loved it. CrossFit requires balance, coordination, strength, and endurance, and I like challenging myself in those areas. CrossFit is always different. Its always a little scary and its as close as I’ll get to doing gymnastics again.
14. If you can convince one person in your life to do CrossFit with you, who would it be?
My sister Rachel, she had a baby 6 months ago
15. What is your all time favorite food?
hot, fresh kettlecorn
16. What is something that nobody knows about you, and you would not mind sharing?
I wish I could dance
17. What is your most memorable moment at BTB?
Getting through all 100 pull ups in Murph
18. Why BTB Fitness?
BTB is a collegial place with interesting people that you probably wouldn’t run into otherwise. The coaches are well-trained, provide great instruction and welcome everyone. What a find! A friendly place that helps build you into something tougher and stronger.

 

Buckhead – October Member of the Month – Annette Filiatrault

Congratualtions Annette!

Annette has been training with BTB for 2.5 years now. The coaching staff have seen a HUGE improvement in your workouts and strength training since the beginning of the year. Your improvement since that time has been nothing short of phenomenal. You always show up to the gym (7am)with a smile on your face and are eager to learn. Besides increasing your attendance this year, you can tell you’ve been putting in the work to continue to improve on your weaknesses and be better all around athlete.

Be sure to congratulate Annette this week if you see her. Congratulations again and Keep up the Great work!

1. Age?
40
2. What do you do for a living?
I am a foot and ankle doctor (Podiatrist – Affiliated Foot and Ankle)
3. How long have you been a member at BTB?
~2.5 years
4. Did you workout prior to joining BTB? If so, Where?
I had never belonged to a gym in my life till BTB. Prior to BTB, I relied on soccer and running for exercise.
5. What made you try CrossFit?
Our twins were 6 months old and life was pretty hectic. I needed to find something that I could fit into my busy schedule. I had friends that had done CrossFit and really liked it so I thought I would give it a try.
6. What is your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
I had a private goal this last year of getting my pull-ups before the age of 40 and accomplished that.
7. What is your biggest accomplishment outside of the box that you feel CrossFit inspired or helped with?
No one big accomplishment, but being able to compete on a high level with 20-something year olds on the soccer field has been enjoyable.
8. Do you get more excited over a Weightlifting PR or getting a better score on a WOD you’ve done multiple times?
The most excited I have gotten was my recent front squat PR after the squat series we did, it was the only time I have ever rung that bell.
9. What is your favorite lift?
Clean and jerk.
10. What’s one movement you have to scale that you would like to RX?
I want to be able to RX it all one day, but I am particularly bad at OHS and Snatch.
11. What is your favorite WOD?
Fight Gone Bad.
12. What is your least favorite WOD?
Randy, snatches are not a strength
13. Did you ever think the sport of fitness (CrossFit) would be for you?
I never thought lifting weights would be my thing, even as a collegiate athlete they never cared if the soccer girls lifted weights and I avoided them. Until I started CrossFit, I never thought I could do some of the things I can now do, or for that matter ever have a bicep muscle. Thanks BTB!
14. If you can convince one person in your life to do CrossFit with you, who would it be?
I already got my wish. 6 months ago my wife, Summer, decided to start CrossFit at BTB and she has been loving it.
15. What is your all time favorite food?
Chips, salsa, cheese dip = my cheat day favorite
16. What is something that nobody knows about you, and you would not mind sharing?
Margaritas turn me into a kissing pirate.
17. What is your most memorable moment at BTB?
My first unassisted pull-up.
18. Why BTB Fitness?
BTB’s locations (one near my house, one by my office) is what got me to BTB, but it is really the coaches, owner, members, and programming that has kept me inspired and wanting to improve every day.

Yoga and Open Gym at Ponce

We are sad to announce that Yoga Sunday classes and Open Gym Tuesday/Thursday classes at Ponce will be cancelled going forward due to lack of interest.  Please please please let us know what sorts of specialty classes you feel would enhance your BTB fitness experience and we will try to make it happen!

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