Announcements

Ben Bergeron’s Business of Excellence Seminar

BOX Seminar – BTB CrossFit Buckhead

What makes a World-Class CrossFit Affiliate? In the words of Greg Glassman, it’s the “Constant and Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.” In this one-day seminar, Ben Bergeron of CrossFit New England will explore the best practices of the world’s best affiliates, and teach you how to use these practices to create excellence in your affiliate.

Learn the ins-and-outs of running a World-Class Affiliate:

– Hiring, training and paying coaches
– Marketing your affiliate and getting so many members that you’ll have to turn them away
– Creating a community of trust, support, honesty and excellence
– Organizing your affiliate to run efficiently
– The details of a successful on-ramp program

There is no substitute for being a great coach, but just like being a great chef doesn’t necessarily make you a great restaurant owner, simply being a great coach may not be sufficient to run a world-class affiliate. This seminar will turn great coaches into GREAT affiliate owners.

WHAT: The Business of Excellence (B.O.X.) Seminar
WHO: Affiliate owners, coaches, staff and anyone interested in “the pursuit of excellence”

**BTB CrossFit Buckhead, October 11th, 2015 (Sunday)

REGISTRATION: $475/per person. Reserve your spot now by clicking: http://www.businessofexcellence.com/seminar

 

The Tata Throwdown 2015

Praetorian CrossFit Presents the 2nd Annual Tata Throwdown

Where: 2001 Hwy 127, Perry, GA 31069 (1:45 mins from ATL)
When: October 17th (individual) & 18th (team)

Details: Proceeds from this competition will be going to the breast cancer awareness foundation. Their Goal is to raise $5000

Individual Saturday – Cost $90
– To sign up for individual follow this link – https://goo.gl/9KlmE1 

Teams Sunday – (M/M or F/F) – Cost $150
– To sign up for individual follow this link – https://goo.gl/BllFis

WODS have been released check out The Tata Throwdown FB page for details.

Cash Prizes, Reebok Co Branded Event Tees, Vendors and more!

For more info please contact nick@btbfitness.com.  Nick will be going down to support them for this event.  The owner or Praetorian CF is our Progenex rep.

BTB Will Sponsor 2 Teams For This Event.  One team from each location. If your interested please contact Nick.
Anyone else that signs up will get a BTB team shirt to represent at the event.

 

Poncey – September Member of the Month – Brett Withers

Brett has been a Poncey member for a little over three years. 5:30 am is no joke especially when it has to do with working out.  Brett is very committed to training 4 days a week with us at that 5:30 am slot.  He shows up every morning with a positive attitude in class and a willingness to learn/improve. Brett has come a long way since you started with us and continues to become better at what he’s weakest at. He’s always sticking around after class to work on mobility to continue to improve his flexibility. Awesome Job Brett!

1. Age?
40
2. What do you do for a living?
construction estimator
3. How long have you been a member at BTB?
Joined BTB in July 2012
4. Did you workout prior to joining BTB? If so, Where?
serious cyclist and worked out at the colony sq athletic club
5. What made you try CrossFit?
I enjoyed functional training more than just lifting weights and csac did lend itself to that kind of training
6. What is your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
I think getting double unders and doing a 6:00 Annie
7. What is your biggest accomplishment outside of the box that you feel CrossFit inspired or helped with?
Maintaining my weight and improving my strength. My job has gotten more demanding and my time to ride and train have diminished. Cross fit has allowed me to stay fit. I have managed to keep my weight and body fat consistent.
8. Do you get more excited over a Weightlifting PR or getting a better score on a WOD you’ve done multiple times?
I think improving on a wod is the best feeling. Often it’s just how you are doing that day. I try not to over think the wod and just let it flow. Some days are just better than others. At my age some stuff just doesn’t want to work like it hey did when I was in my 30s
9. What is your favorite lift?
I think deadlift. I have improved most on it I’m close to my goal of lifting 2x my body weight
10. What’s one movement you have to scale that you would like to RX?
snatch. That is the most difficult lift for me to do correctly even scaled
11. What is your favorite WOD?
As weird as it sounds I think Flithy Fifty
12. What is your least favorite WOD?
I really hate Fran
13. Did you ever think the a sport of fitness (CrossFit) would be for you?
maybe 30 years ago
14. If you can convince one person in your life to do CrossFit with you, who would it be?
My wife but I don’t think its really for her
15. What is your all time favorite food?
BBQ
16. What is something that nobody knows about you, and you would not mind sharing?
I’m a real geek. I like comic books and sci fi.
17. What is your most memorable moment at BTB?
Coming back to the gym after being out for 8 weeks with a broken arm and finishing up the 75 pull ups that I was in the middle of when I broke my arm
18. Why BTB Fitness?
I love the family. Great friendly competition and support. No guilt about scaling and completely supportive coaching staff

Buckhead – September Member of the Month – Stu Bernstein

Stu – aka The Mayor of Buckhead, aka The Godfather of Buckhead has been a member at BTB for about 5 years.
His steady progress over the years to improve in the gym is one of the most noticeable things all the coaches said about him. Besides being very coachable and implementing any fixes to movements they give him. He’s constantly looking to improve his weaknesses i.e HSPU’s. You can catch him practicing HSPU after classes and during Sunday open gym. He’s always giving a 110% every time he’s in the gym no matter how bad the wod is.
Great Job Stu!

1. Age?
40
2. What do you do for a living?
I’m an ISV Technical Evangelist for software company 🙂
3. How long have you been a member at BTB?
I like to say “almost half a decade”
4. Did you workout prior to joining BTB? If so, Where?
Yes, Usually just ran outside or on a treadmill
5. What made you try CrossFit?
Read about it in the newspaper and it sounded interesting
6. What is your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
Being able to climb a rope
7. What is your biggest accomplishment outside of the box that you feel CrossFit inspired or helped with?
Made me more confident at work which led me to change my job
8. Do you get more excited over a Weightlifting PR or getting a better score on a WOD you’ve done multiple times?
better score
9. What is your favorite lift?
Power Clean
10. What’s one movement you have to scale that you would like to RX?
Double Under
11. What is your favorite WOD?
Diane
12. What is your least favorite WOD?
Annie
13. Did you ever think the a sport of fitness (CrossFit) would be for you?
Nope
14. If you can convince one person in your life to do CrossFit with you, who would it be?
My brother
15. What is your all time favorite food?
A chopped liver and pastrami sandwich on rye
16. What is something that nobody knows about you, and you would not mind sharing?
See #15
17. What is your most memorable moment at BTB?
Attending my first century club party.
18. Why BTB Fitness?
Saw the sign on a run and figured why not

Saturday Yoga Cancelled at BTB Buck

We’re sorry folks but Saturday yoga at BTB Buck will be cancelled until we can find a new yoga instructor.  If you know of anyone looking for a part-time yoga gig, please have them email nick@btbfitness.com.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience!

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CrossFit Team Series!

CrossFit Team Series!

If you enjoyed the CrossFit Open and Friday Night Lights or are just interested in getting your competition feet sweaty, the CrossFit Team Series is perfect for you!  The first workout will be released on September 8th, so you have until then to get your teams together.  Teams are 4-person, MMFF, and you can choose to complete the workouts as Scaled, Rx, or Masters.  It’s the same cost as the Open ($20/person).  More info can be found at these links:

http://games.crossfit.com/announcements/team-series-will-begin-september-8

http://games.crossfit.com/article/next-crossfit-team-series

2014 Workout 1: http://games.crossfit.com/article/first-crossfit-team-series-workout-announced

If you’ve never competed in a team competition, it’s a ton of fun going to battle with your fellow BTBers.  If you want to get on a team, but don’t know of 3 other people that are interested, email James B. at jblack1524@gmail.com and if there are enough people, we’ll get you connected so you can participate.  You can also email James if you have any questions about it.

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Rumble by the River!

Come out and watch BTB and friends compete in Rumble by the River!

Hi so there are a good number of BTB people competing this weekend at Rumble by the River. Not sure if you want to do a shout out to those competing or not on the blog…

Individual Saturday:
Tim C. – Buckhead
James R. – Buckhead
Eric M. – Buckhead

Team Sunday:
Nikki and Kat
Maxi and Heather
James and Taylor
AJ and Justin

For directions and more information, visit here – http://www.thegaragegames.com/events/rumble-by-the-river-2015/

Rise Up – CrossFit Competition – Sept 12th

Hey guys and gals, here is an awesome local competition that our friends at Caffeinated Crossfit and Crossfit Resurgens are putting on. It sounds like an awesome time!

This competition is focused on having a good time with a great community and encouraging those athletes who have always been on the fence about participating in a competition. The event will consist of 3 workouts that will test your strength, endurance, and speed.

The Details:
– Teams of 4, 2 Male/2 Female.
– Rx and scaled divisions
– The competition will be September 12th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Athletes will compete in at least 3 workouts with a 4th workout for the top 8 Rx teams.
– Entry fee is $200 per team.

To ensure a well-run competition and a good experience, the event is capped at 30 teams per division.

For any questions or to be added as a judge/volunteer please reach out to rise.up.competition@gmail.com.

To register, please go to www.riseupcompetition.com
More information including standards for each division and later on, WODs and event information can be found on the event facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684001511822742/

“We Are Monsters” a Debut Novel by BTB’s own Brian Kirk

Please join me in congratulating fellow BTB member, Brian Kirk, on the release of his debut novel, We Are Monsters. That’s not only a good title for a tale of psychological suspense, it’s fitting for our Crossfit community as well.

Here’s a synopsis of his book with links to order below if it looks interesting to you:

The Apocalypse has come to the Sugar Hill mental asylum. 

He is the hospital’s newest, and most notorious patient – a paranoid schizophrenic who sees humanity’s dark side.

Luckily he’s in good hands. Dr. Eli Alpert has a talent for healing tortured souls. And his protégé is working on a cure for schizophrenia, a medicine that returns patients to their former selves. But unforeseen side effects are starting to emerge. Forcing prior traumas to the surface. Setting inner demons free.

Monsters have been unleashed inside the Sugar Hill mental asylum. They don’t have fangs or claws. They look just like you or me.

I hope you’ll check it out and support one of our own.

Order a print or digital copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iTunes, or Kobo.

Or learn more about the book on Brian’s website: briankirkfiction.com.

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Olympic Weightifting 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, September 13th
Where: BTB Buckhead
Time: 1-3:30 pm

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

https://btbfitness.frontdeskhq.com/categories/137 – once here log into your BTB FD account. Once logged in you’ll see the clinics pop up.