Author: Nabil

Qualified Sweat Shop Athletes!

Props to everyone that participated in the 2021 CrossFit Open!  Super to cool to see lots of first timers participating this year!  And given that this year was only 3 weeks of competition, I’m actually already looking forward to next year, instead of feeling mentally and physically exhausted. In years past, the next level of […]

2021 CrossFit Open

The 2021 CrossFit Open starts this week, with the first of three workouts being announced Thursday afternoon at 5pm! While the workout can be completed anytime between the time it’s announced and the following Monday 5pm, we’ll be dedicating the next three Saturday mornings from 10:00am – 11:30am to run multiple heats of the CrossFit […]

New Year, New Coach

This week Braydan completed the shadowing portion of his training process and starting next week will be coaching classes!  For those that don’t know, Braydan starting working out at the Sweat Shop seven years ago!  He is now a college student a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Kinesiology.  He is also a 4th degree […]

Bri takes 2nd place at Masters Fitness Collective!

After a long 4 day competition with some of the top 35-39 year old females, Bri finished an impressive 2nd place overall at the Masters Fitness Collective this past weekend in Fort Wayne Indiana!  Given that the masters division for the 2020 CrossFit Games was cut due to COVID-19, this was essentially the biggest competition […]

Coach Bri competing at 2020 Masters Fitness Collective Aug. 20-23

Bri is currently in Fort Wayne Indiana preparing for 4 days of battle against 7 of the fittest 35-39 year old females in the world.  With Bri having originally qualified 2020 CrossFit Games in Madison Wisconsin, we were disappointed to hear that the masters competition was cut from this year’s CrossFit Games due to COVID-19 […]

Healthcare Worker Highlight – Megan P.

When she’s not spending time with her daughter Sadie, husband CJ (who is also a healthcare worker), or visiting Disneyland, Megan is a NICU nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at John Muir in Walnut Creek.  Even though I recently had dinner at Zachary’s Pizza with Megan and CJ while she wore an Orange Theory Fitness […]

Healthcare Worker Highlight

Celeste is another Sweat Shop member we are highlighting today!  Longtime member whom I distinctly remember doing front and back squats with only a wooden dowel because she was unsure if she had the strength to do more.  Eventually we added some 2 and 1/2 pound plates…. onto the wooden dowel, because she wasn’t ready […]

Healthcare Worker Highlight

Most of the time we highlight things our members do INSIDE the gym… however, in the current situation, we have several healthcare workers that are doing some extremely important things OUTSIDE the gym.  CJ has been a member of the Sweat Shop since 2009, and while he’s a pretty quiet guy that keeps to himself, […]

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 Fittest Female age 35-39… in […]

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, so while fitness improvements in […]

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