Category: Community

October Challenge: Rope Climbs!

Time to step up our rope climb game! Since we’ve been implementing our skills sessions during class a lot lately, I think it’s a good time to put a little challenge out there. For October, I’m officially challenging you to a rope climb stamina test….with some prizes for the winners. This is for all Sweat Shoppers […]

The Sport of Fitness or Functional Fitness?

Recently I was sent an an E-mail via one of the regular electronic newsletters I receive. The topic was the recent change in the CrossFit Games structure and how it may potentially affect CrossFit gyms worldwide. Essentially CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman wants to usher in a new focus on health and sustainability, as opposed to the current state […]

Sweat Shop BBQ This Sunday!

Don’t forget our summer BBQ is this Sunday starting a 12:00pm at Heather Farms Park! Let’s have some fun in the sun before the fall comes into full swing and the kiddos are back in school. Kids, spouses, significant others, and whoever are welcome!  Sweat Shop will be providing the drinks and meat, we just […]

Leader Board Challenge & Upcoming Raffle

7 weeks ago I put the challenge out there to you guys to see how much movement we could get on the leader board. Here’s who got up on the leader board, or moved up (and the respective workout/exercise) in the last 7 weeks: Taneya – 1 mile Run Jeff G. – 403m Run Sekai […]

Sweat Shop BBQ – Sunday Aug. 19th – 12:00pm @ Heather Farms

The Sweat Shop BBQ is coming up next Sunday Aug.19th, 12:00pm at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek!  Bring the kids, bring your spouse or significant other, bring whoever!  Sweat Shop will be providing the drinks and meat, you guys just bring a side dish.  We have reserved the tables located between the volleyball courts […]

Farewell Rene!

As many of you may have heard, Rene and Kyle are going to be moving to Roseville soon to be closer to both of their families.  For the last six years Rene has been coaching at the Sweat Shop as well as competing on Team Sweat Shop at the NorCal Regionals in 2013, and 2014!  […]

Hydration Supplements

Last weekend we got a little glimpse as to what the summer will be like in the upcoming months. As many of us know the east bay summers tend to be VERY HOT, so we need to prepare for the upcoming heat as best as we can.

Spring Fling

This past weekend I had the pleasure of competing with Britney at the Spring Fling competition in San Rafael (Marin County, about 45 minutes away) under the team name Gainz in Alderaan Places (Star Wars Pun).

Welcome Bradlee and Anthony!

Congrats to the newest editions to the Sweat Shop families! The boy train is running strong in 2018! Brian and Cathy Kenny welcomed their first born, Bradlee, aka BK Broiler Jr, into this world on March 23 weighing 8lbs 7 ounces! Tony and Bridget Kafouros welcomed their baby boy, Anthony, aka, “Trip”, into this world […]

Community: The Real Fitness X-Factor

Let me start with a disclaimer.  This post isn’t just in support of the business model (CrossFit/group fintess) that I happen to operate.  This article, from Breaking Muscle, rings especially true to me lately as I’ve recently become much more motivated to train being a part of a “community”…. of two people that is, Helen […]