Category: Community

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly WOD Insights 6/15/20

Monday  Today is going to be fairly warm so if you are planning on running the mile today, be prepared for a bit of heat. Be sure to hydrate before and after your workout. Don’t get too down on yourself if you find that you didn’t match or beat your previous PR for the mile, […]

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, […]

Weekly WOD Insights 3/30/20

Hey Sweat Shoppers! I hope these at home workouts have provided you with a much needed physical outlet in these crazy times. We miss our sweat shop community dearly but it has been great seeing you guys attack the workouts over social media, and even hopping in to our online Zoom classes! Don’t forget we […]

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 […]

Weekly WOD Insights 3/23/20: The At Home Edition

Hey sweat shoppers! I just wanted to let you guys know we will continue to support you guys through these tough times and will be providing you with workouts you will be able to do with very minimal equipment. We will do our best to ensure that you guys at the very least can maintain […]

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