Category: Community

Quadricep Recovery and 18.5 Video…..Almost!

In CrossFit we tend to use the squat fairly frequently, in a variety of forms. Whether it’s the air squat, back or front squat, squat clean or squat snatch, or wallballs, we see the squat show up a lot in CrossFit! This is with good reason, because it is one of the pillars of any […]

CrossFit Open Intramural Wrap Up

As the dust is just barely settling on the 2018 CrossFit Open many of us are now looking forward to getting back to working out just for the sake of working out.  And before we get to those that will be moving on to the next round of qualifiers, here’s the final point standings for […]

18.4 Highlight Vid!

Great job Sweat Shoppers! Another outstanding round of performances in the books for 18.4! The combo of deadlifts, handstand pushups/pushups and walks were brutal for sure. It was awesome watching a lot of you go for your first handstand pushup! We’ll see what Castro cooks up for us this final week. I hope you enjoy this […]

Farewell Ryan!

  Next week Ryan will be leaving Walnut Creek, and California for Omaha Nebraska!  I feel fortunate to have gotten to know Ryan and it’s been really fun having him at the Sweat Shop for the past year.  I also feel fortunate that Ryan trained at the Sweat Shop for a whole year and didn’t […]

18.3 Highlight Video

18.3 is in the books, this was a fun workout to watch for sure! Great job to everyone who competed this past week and a big shout out to those of you who worked hard on getting those muscle ups. Whether you got a muscle up or not, the effort and atmosphere in the gym was amazing! […]

Welcome Baby Kea!

I’m very excited to announce the arrival of James and Melaney’s first child, Kea Julie Barber!  She was born January 24th weighing in at 6lbs. 15oz. and measuring 19″ long.  Mom and baby are both doing well and we looking forward to meeting another baby and the latest addition to the ever-growing Sweat Shop family!

Sweat Shop Spartan Race

This past weekend there were five of us Sweat Shoppers competing in the Sacramento Spartan Race.  This was an 8-9 mile run with 20+ obstacles along the way.  For four of us, including myself, this was our first Spartan Race. While the run wasn’t too bad for me, I was surprised at the level of difficulty […]

Dr. Alandi Stec, DC

If you have ever worked out at 12 pm class, you have probably gotten to know Alandi. People know her for her contagious laughter and radiating positivity, as well as being a pretty darn good CrossFitter! What many people do not know is that in addition to these things, she is also a Chiropractor. Her office is even […]

More Than A Place To Workout

I am overwhelmed by the generosity, support and camaraderie this community has shown this past week. Within a few days, the office was filled to the brim with donations for those effected by the Napa / Santa Rosa fires. It’s times like these that I am truly thankful we are part of a community that is so […]