Category: Community

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 hoodie or t-shirt.  Winners will […]

Weekly WOD Insights 10/28/19

Monday  Roy and Vic your prayers have been heard. Just kidding, I do really like having deadlifts as a strength movement. I think they provide some much needed posterior chain development. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to take as much rest during your lifting, stick with the every minute format. If you want to […]

Weekly WOD Insights 10/7/19

Monday  Properly functioning scapula are imperative to have properly functioning shoulders. For as much shoulder and scapula based movements we do in CrossFit, we rarely take the time to strengthen and develop our scapula. Over the course of the next six weeks we will be performing exercises that will strengthen your scapula and better prepare your […]

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 with what the CrossFit Open […]

Weekly WOD insights 8/5/19

Monday  We have lots of equipment that doesn’t get an opportunity to works its way into our programming (the yoke, sandbag, d-balls) on a regular basis. These grunt work sessions are a great way for you all to try some different movements out! I would encourage you to try something new and if you don’t […]

Weekly WOD insights 7/15/19

Monday  For the Squats you will be ascending. If you do find a very challenging weight, don’t force yourself to go up if it means you’ll fail the set. Stick with that weight or go back down to ensure you make all your sets! For the finisher the goal is for it to be shorter […]

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 it meant to be an […]

Weekly WOD insight 6/24/19

Monday  The deadlift weight should be something that is pretty light for you. You should ideally be going unbroken on your deadlifts or at least very close to it. This one should be a quick burner!   A1.) Back Squat  4-4-4-4-4 *ascending*   A2.) Single arm Dumbbell Row  3x 10 ea side   B.) 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Deadlift 135/95 (adv […]

Weekly WOD insights 6/3/19

Monday  Everyone will be doing two reps on the Emom today. I want to make sure everyone is getting enough volume on the olympic lifts. I believe thats the best way to make improvement on them. For the finisher, select a weight you would be confident in going unbroken on for the barbell movement. Keeping […]

Weekly WOD insights 5/13/19

Monday  We haven’t done Front squat doubles in a while, but since we have been doing sets of three recently, go ahead and use those numbers to give you an idea of what you should be doing for sets of two. I also wanted to give you all another chance to hit the single arm dumbbell […]