CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

Bri Qualifies for the 2020 CrossFit Games!

With all the craziness that has been going on lately, the CrossFit Games Master’s Qualifiers has been over-shadowed with lots of doom & gloom.  However, our very ow Briana Gaipa, a.k.a. Coach Bri, a.k.a. Breezy, has earned a spot to the CrossFit Games by securing her spot as the 6th[…]

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WOD Overview 3/2/20

Monday  We’ve been experimenting with several different variations, all with the goal of getting some longer workouts in, without them being a complete grinders where you find yourself staring at a barbell during the workout, or feel completely wrecked afterwards.  This is one we did at the end of January,[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 1/27/20

Monday We will start this week the same way we ended a few weeks ago.  We did this same format on Sunday 1/12.  This is an opportunity to learn or improve your technique on the Push Press, or Push Jerk, … or if you’ve had considerable practice with either, work[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 1/6/20

  Monday Sometimes a ton of variety or a chipper workout is nice.  Other times there can be great benefit is simplicity and repetitiveness.  While the 70m meter run is meant to just give your arms a quick break before going overhead with the barbell, the 403m run will allow[…]

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Halloween Contest & Class Schedule

Once again we’ll be encouraging our Sweat Shop members to come dressed up when they workout this Thursday!  Coaches will vote on the best costume and the winner will receive 50% off their next month membership dues.  …. 2nd place winner will receive their choice of either a Sweat Shop[…]

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CrossFit Open – 2019 2nd Edition

If it seems like the CrossFit Open was just here… that’s because it was!  With the recent changes they’ve made, the CrossFit Open will now take place in October, rather than February, therefore, this is the one time the Open takes place twice in the same year. If you’re unfamiliar[…]

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America the Great

In 10+ years of Sweat Shop blog posts I’ve never done a post on politics.  If you’d rather not hear my opinion on a non-fitness related topic, that’s cool, my feelings won’t be hurt.  The inspiration from this post came from the gratitude I felt today when I contemplated what[…]

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Cherry Picker’s Throwdown

The first CrossFit competition I’ve ever done was 10 years ago, almost to the day.  After the very first CrossFit Games in the summer of 2007, CrossFit Oakland (where I was working out at the time) was preparing their competitors for the upcoming 2008 CrossFit Games in Aromas, California.  CrossFit[…]

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CrossFit Open 2019 & Main Event Saturdays

After issues with 3 devices, multiple failed exams, and 1 full work day, I’m happy to announce that I have passed the 2019 CrossFit Online Judges course!  Which can only mean one thing…. the CrossFit Open Season is here!  And while there have been some big changes in the qualification[…]

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Welcome Baby Sadie

Congratulations to long time Sweat Shop members Megan and CJ, who recently welcomed their first child, Sadie, into this world on January 4th.  She weighed in at 7lbs. 2 oz. and measured 18.25 inches long.  If you thought CJ looked like he was sleeping walking in the gym before, wait[…]

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