Month: October 2017

More Than A Place To Workout

I am overwhelmed by the generosity, support and camaraderie this community has shown this past week. Within a few days, the office was filled to the brim with donations for those effected by the Napa / Santa Rosa fires. It’s times like these that I am truly thankful we are part of a community that is so […]

Weekly WOD Insights

Monday ***Bro Alert**** Bench Press Day!  But we’ll be keeping it light for this one.  Pick a weight that you can get at least 8 reps with unbroken.  Yes, I know there are plenty of dudes at the Sweat Shop that can get way more than 8 with 135lbs., but don’t worry, just rep it […]

“Breaking2” Documentary   Big thanks to Rikus and Brandon who led me to this awesome documentary! If you’re into the nerdy science of athletic performance like me or just admire amazing athletic feats, be sure to watch this one! You always hear us referring to terms like aerobic capacity and building your engine. Well, these guys […]

Accessory Time (not just for bicep curls)

I wanted to take some time this afternoon to talk about the importance of accessory work. If you haven’t yet, you may want to think about adding some accessory exercises to your normal workout routine! Accessory exercises are ones that we perform other than the main barbell lifts such as the classic back squat, deadlift, […]

Did someone say Booty Burn?

As coaches we are always trying to find resources and ways to educate you guys and girls on anything we feel is relevant to leading a better life. Whether its CrossFit specific, nutrition, or just general lifestyle, if we feel its relevant, we share it! Something I came across recently on Instagram was a simple […]

Oct 9-15 WOD Insights

Monday Happy Birthday Roy! For Part A Deadlifts are going to be with a 2 second pause. Rather than dropping from the top, let’s work on controlling on the way down.  Score is sum of weight lifted. For the Amrap, focus on breaking and taking it easy the first 2 rounds. Work on staying consistent […]

Team Series and September Swag!

Congrats to all the Sweat Shoppers who competed in the 2017 Team Series! Sweat Shop had some awesome teams and it was cool to see you all get gritty together for the shared workouts. The team series was a 2-week online competition in which the workouts tested team cohesiveness while forcing each to push to […]

Featured Athlete: Celeste A.

I still remember when Celeste first started at the Sweat Shop.  She started in the class we had for CrossFit beginners, called Fit for CrossFit.  For the first month or two she would only lift the wooden dowel…. even for exercises like the back squat!  Eventually I would add 2 1/2 lb. plates to the […]

The Best Part About CrossFit

  Why do we Love CrossFit? As many of you know I celebrated my 23rd birthday yesterday. I truly appreciated the kind words from many of you via in person, on Facebook, or through text message. It really means a lot to me! It reminded me to really appreciate where I am in my life. […]

CrossFit Sweat Shop Social

Hey Sweat Shoppers! Come our Friday evening for some friendly ping pong and beer. Try your hand at beating Nabil and DJ! Beers and ping pong will commence following the 4:30 class. Feel free to bring a friend, all are welcome!!