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Not your typical kindergarten teacher

The first event of the CrossFit Subway Series is this Saturday at CrossFit Long Island City.  Vadim has thrown down the gauntlet with a killer WOD for everyone to test themselves against.  That being said, scaling options will be provided so that everyone, regardless of strength, skill or capacity can participate in the workout. This is a great opportunity to vary your training environment, meet some new people and explore your competitive side.
Post to comments if you're interested in attending!

There is No Active Recovery tonight.

Due to an inspection, there is NO 12pm Class this Friday.  6am, 7am and evening classes are still on.

Not coming to CrossFit tomorrow?  Why not check out a FREE M.E.L.T. class at our friends, lululemon athletica Brooklyn instead?
From your perspective, what kind of additional equipment does the gym need?

Reader Comments (31)

Heavy bags! Speed bags! and maybe a huge 15' Tree Log ...
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosh M.
i'm in! i think it will mark my first attempt at an athletic competition since i failed to finish the 1600m race at the first home meet in 8th grade.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatie
Well, from my perspective, I'd love to see some BOSU trainers. Great nervous system stimulation and prep for any movement.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDEB
Some kind of semi-permanent bar dip setup? I like being able to bang out 3x10 pullups whenever I think of it and it would be cool to be able to do the same w/ dips...
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte
More 15 kg plates would be great!
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterExEmAitch
Showers. Would love to do a post-wod shower cool down....

Im down for the LIC thingy.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAsta
For those who are interested in what the CrossFit LIC Subway Series Workout will be:

“Bags, Bars, Bells, Balls and a Rope”

800m Run with Sandbag 60/40#Pull-ups, 30 repsOverhead Squat, 95/63#, 30 repsDouble Unders, 100 repsKettlebell Swing, 24/16kg, 30 repsToes-to-Bar, 30 reps800m Run with Med Ball 20/14#
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan R
Uh, what time is the Saturday event?
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I'd kill for some of the Again Faster ultra speed cable jump ropes. Probably going to have to miss the Saturday Subway WOD which breaks my heart, looks super fun.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoah
The fact that I cease to be a regular member in a little over a month probably precludes me from making a suggestion, but...FANS! A couple of industrial-size f***ers. It gets positively stagnant in there.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSnip
@Joe: My understanding is that things will kick off at 9AM.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan R
Just confirming that it will start at 9:00am. I didn't know if that time was confirmed at the time of posting.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
there will also be a paleo potluck afterwards, buffet style, no on site cooking.

I have appointments at 9,10 and 11 and will rush down right afterwards.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
Rats. I have to be in Brooklyn from 1-3. Hopefully I can make the next one.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Oh, and the gym needs a whole bunch of Kangoos.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Joe -

Paul and I saw a lady in the Borders at Columbus Circle wearing those a few weeks ago! She was just going about her business as if nothing was out of the ordinary. We knew they existed but didn't think that we'd ever see them in real life, let alone in a bookstore in NYC. We were both speechless.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca
re: Kangoojumps

people are real assholes sometimes.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
Atlas Stones :)
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaulie T-Shirts
incase anyone is into this sort of thing, there is a huge yoga event taking place in central park tonight. something like 10,000 people doing yoga (1 instructor).Here is some more info:http://www.yogaglo.com/greatlawn

What do I think we need?Barbell holders4 new sets of ringstherabandsa C of O
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
oh and sleds!!

okay... no more posting for at least an hour..
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
Slam Balls!!

Another prowler for group WODs!

Bumpers that don't break/1 more set of Tech plates

More 22lb bars

Moar magic circles

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShane
Yes fans!
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte
Time, David!
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan R
From my perspective (whatever that's worth):-A Reverse Hyper-Stall bars

A Slip 'n Slide would be nice too.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYoon
Do you think those will get as much use as the Jerk Blocks, YOON???
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
sleds, prowlers, slam balls, big heavy dummies and beef jerky bags/grassfed milks for purchase.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergabrus
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYoon
A couple of fans would be awesome. We're basically doing bikram Crossfit right now. Showers would be great as well, but I suppose C of O comes first
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjason
I second Bosu's

I say we put up 1 climbing wall and tell all the passer byers we ARE Brooklyn Boulders too.

Hmm the Subway series WOD sounds awesome sans the double unders.
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShawnS
Milk and Cookies keeping me up... Some small things that don't cost much but would add a lot:

Improve curb appeal - larger logo on the door, or paint the door, or one better, paint the rollup gate with the "CrossFit South Brooklyn" text and/or logo.

The walls are bare, add some decorations e.g. photo collage of our athletes, it's easy, fun, and we already have well over 5K photos on our flickr to choose from.

Leader board of some type, also keep track of house records: Benchmark workouts, most consecutive pullups, pushups, etc.

Have some yearly recognition of our athletes, perhaps an internal competition, most improved overall, achieved goals, what have you.

Offer FourSquare incentive for folks who check in: Mayor Specials (for the person who attends most frequently), Check-in Specials for athletes who attend a certain number of times, etc. This is also a good way to get additional clients.

As for additional equipment/training thoughts:More pullup bar space, especially fixing the unstable pullup rig by the gate.

And I like all the toys mentioned thus far, perhaps an axel for good measure.

Perhaps a bike rack would be great for folks who want to lock their bikes up without fear of them being ridden away...
June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Rx'd
I totally love the idea of a leader board/recognition/goals tracking/etc. Our challenges to date have been great but have lacked sufficient public accountability I think. If I had "muscleup" written next to my name on a wall in the gym I'd be doing a lot more pullups.
June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

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