We’re excited to announce the newest addition to our BTB Team and Community Coach Skyler Adams.
Little bit about Skyler
I’m an Oklahoma City native. Boomer Sooner! Thunder Up! My mom was an actor so my brother, sister, and I grew up hanging out in the theatre. My other love was basketball. So it was acting and basketball. After high school, I figured a six foot white guy does better in the theatre. Ive been a working actor in Chicago and on National Tours around the country and have come to Atlanta for the Film and Television scene. I was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 and it allowed me to feel like an athlete again. So not much has changed over time. It’s still acting and fitness. My wife Betsy and I have been married for three years and are excited to be in ATL.
– How long have I been CrossFitting?
– What do I enjoy about coaching?
I love helping people realize the potential of fitness in their lives. And I like being surrounded by people who are showing up and trying to get better.
– What is a fun fact about you?
I played basketball with Blake Griffin in High School.
– Favorite WOD?
– Favorite Superhero?
– What is your favorite thing to do outside of coaching and CrossFit?
– What is your favorite music to listen to while working out?
Hans Zimmer Movie Soundtracks
Basic Gymnastics Course:
Basic Gymnastics is a great supplemental program for beginning and intermediate Crossfit athletes who want to focus in on improving their movement patterns. This 8 week program includes 4 in person meetings along with programming/homework during the week, video review, and community support.
The curriculum will cover:
-Basic gymnastics shapes (hollow/extension)
-General Body Awareness on the ground and hanging from the bar
-Proper Kip Technique
There are no athletic pre-requisites for this class. If you are looking to get your first pull-up, or be able to string multiple toes to bar together, or even get your first push-up, this is the class for you. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO THOSE IN THEIR FIRST 18 MONTHS OF CROSSFIT)
Coached by: Casey Castleberry (BTB Fitness Stafff, Level 2 Certificate, Crossfit Gymnastics, Founder of Basic and Advanced Gymnastics Seminar Series)
Cost: $120 for BTB Members, $150 for non-members
Why the cost? This 8 week program includes a specific program designed to increase gymnastics skills over 8 weeks, includes 6 hours of in person coaching, a dedicated facebook page for questions during the week, video review, and community support.
Meeting Time: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (BTB Ponce Location)
Meeting Dates: 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6
NEW BTB Tees & Tanks
Pre-sale now through Monday Aug 22nd.
Next Level Apparel
Mens Tri-Blend Tee, Unisex (mens) Tank, Ladies Racerback Tank
Email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your size and style shirt
See Size Charts Below
Cost: Zip-Up $44 / Pull-Over $40
Sizes: Small, Med, Large, XL, 2X, 3X
Light weight, Fits True to Size
*both gyms have sample sizes in M, Lg, XL*
Two easy ways to order your hoodie
1. Email email@example.com
2. Fill Out Pre-Order Sheet at White Board
*we will run your card on file*
*Pre-Order Ends on Monday Morning 2/29*
Why Every CrossFitter should compete in the CrossFit Open
Only a few days away from the kick off of the 2016 CrossFit Open.
I know for most of us competing can be very intimidated and isn’t one of the reason why you joined
BTB or started CrossFitting. Please take a moment and read this awesome article on why you should
compete in the Open this year. I hope after reading this article more of you will change your mind
and give it a try. I am very excited for this years open. Friday Night Lights is going to be better then
last year. I can’t think of a better way to throw down each week then in front of our awesome and
strong community. Can’t wait to see you all out on Friday night (6:30 pm – Buckhead).
Check out this awesome article from Eat Clean & Jerk.
BTB’s “Friday Night Lights”
2016 CrossFit Open
Contact: Coach James Black
Back for its second year, BTB’s “Friday Night Lights” will be the community events not to miss for this year’s CrossFit Open season. Each Friday after the Open WOD announcement, one of our two gyms will host BTB’s FNL event. We’ll set up the heats, you bring the intensity, and we’ll all knock out the Open WODs as one firebreathing BTB family.
There are two aspects to this year’s
FNL events: the open workouts and our team competition.
Here’s how it all works…
The first step is to register for the Open. Go to games.crossfit.com and click the “Register” link in the upper right of the website. You may need to create a user account if you don’t already have one. Registration is only $20, and you can use the info below to sign-up under BTB.
Affiliate: BTB CrossFit
Team: BTB Fitness
NB: DO NOT register under BTB CrossFit Buckhead!
Now that you’ve signed up, you’ll need to enter your scores for each of the weekly workouts by Monday following their announcement. Entering scores for all five workouts will get you our BTB 2016 CrossFit Open t-shirt for free!
Next is where all the magic happens. All BTB members who sign up for the Open under the “BTB CrossFit” affiliate and “BTB Fitness” team are eligible to be on teams to compete in our FNL Competition. Our BTB Coaches will serve as team captains and teams will be comprised of members from both gyms. These teams will participate throughout the Open to earn points towards their team score (see below for details). The top three teams at the end of the Open will get gym bragging rights and some other cool stuff (TBD). Teams can be composed of any combination of gender and division.
Coaches will be primarily responsible for fielding the teams, but if you know some people you definitely want to team up with, grab a coach to be your captain! I’ll do my best to make sure everyone who wants to be on a team gets on one, but if you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s how your team earns points:
|+1||For each member that comes out to the “Friday Night Lights” (+1 bonus if everyone shows up). Be sure to sign in!|
|+1||For each member who completes the weekly Open WOD at “Friday Night Lights”|
|+1||For each member who enters their score on games.crossfit.com before the weekly deadline|
|+1||Make sure all your friends know that you’re participating in the Open! A Facebook check-in or tag at the gym the night of each “Friday Night Lights” event will get your team a point. (One post per team is fine. Everyone on your team who is tagged will get points.)|
|+1||Take a picture of your team, one of the heats, or the general awesomeness occurring and use #BTBFridayNightLights on Instagram to get an additional point|
So how do you make sure your team is signed up and good to go?
- Sign up for the Open at games.crossfit.com
Affiliate: BTB CrossFit
Team: BTB Fitness
- Get your teams organized, and pick a team name. You can view everyone who has signed up for the Open under the BTB Fitness team at http://games.crossfit.com/team/590
- Have your team captain fill out the form at tinyurl.com/BTB-FNL to sign your team up. Make sure you put down your t-shirt sizes because anyone that signs up for the Open and completes and enters all 5 WODs on time will receive a BTB 2016 CrossFit Open t-shirt.
- Get pumped for the Open!
2/25 – Open 16.1 workout released
2/26 – “Friday Night Lights” at BTB Buckhead 6:30pm
2/29 – Deadline to Enter 16.1 Score
3/3 – Open 16.2 workout released
3/4 – “Friday Night Lights” at BTB Ponce 6:30pm
3/7 – Deadline to Enter 16.2 Score
3/10 – Open 16.3 workout released
3/11 – “Friday Night Lights” at BTB Buckhead 6:30pm
3/14 – Deadline to Enter 16.3 Score
3/17 – Open 16.4 workout released
3/18 – “Friday Night Lights” at BTB Ponce 6:30pm
3/21 – Deadline to Enter 16.4 Score
3/24 – Open 16.5 workout released
3/25 – “Friday Night Lights” at BTB Buckhead 6:30pm
3/28 – Deadline to Enter 16.5 Score
Winners will be announced April 1.
Email questions to email@example.com.
They’re here! Arches Brewing shirts now available! Those of you who have been asking Coach Ryan where on earth we can get his sweet tees, now’s yer chance! Shoot him a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your color/size preference and he will hand deliver these beauties to the gym. $20 gets you hip with Atlanta’s newest brewery (debuting in February!).
Please join us for our Annual BTB Holiday Century Party.
Location: Ponce Gym
When: Friday, December 11th
Time: Food and drinks start at 7:00pm. Century starts at 8:00pm.
Some food and beer will be provided but please bring a side dish and your drink of choice if you don’t like keg beer.
All member (both gyms) and spouses/significant others are welcome!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
**LAST Class at BOTH gyms will be 5:30 pm.**