Come out to the gym the night of Friday, August 23rd for a heaping dose of nostalgic summertime fun. We asked for your vote during group class, and you wisely chose a classic. We’ll be showing The Goonies on our big, big screen in 597! We’ll start the movie at 7:45pm, just as Open Gym winds down. As usual, Movie Night will be BYOB and snacks. All are welcome. Goonies never say die!
Since 2008, CrossFit South Brooklyn has conducted a yearly fundraiser in the form of a workout called “Fight Gone Bad.” Last year, we raised close to $18,000 for the Brooklyn Community Foundation. This year, we’ll be partnering with a climate or immigration non-profit to be determined in hopes of impacting the wider world beyond Brooklyn. If you have suggestions, let us know in the comments!
When is Fight Gone Bad?
Saturday, October 5th, 2019. The first heat begins at 9am.
What is Fight Gone Bad?
3 Rounds, as Many Reps as Possible, of:
Wall Balls, 20lb, 10ft / 14lb, 9ft
Sumo Deadlift High-Pulls, 75/55 lb
Box Jumps, 20″ box
Push-presses, 75/55 lb
In this workout, you move from each of 5 stations after a minute. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. When the announcer calls “Rotate,” athletes must move to next station immediately. Each of the 3 rounds is 4 minutes, followed by a one-minute rest. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.
What is the registration fee?
$20 (plus tax). We’re letting to let teams decide if they want t-shirts this year.
As in years past, we will give prizes to the team with the most spirit. Think costumes, props, makeup, and other fun stuff!
Will there be a fundraising minimum?
While encourage everyone to go hard on fundraising, there is no minimum to participate. As in years past, there will be some sweet prizes awarded to the top individual fundraisers!
Ok, you keep talking about fundraising but how should I do this and when should I begin?
Once our registration deadline ends on September 1st, we’ll create teams consisting of 6 athletes. Shortly after, athletes will get an email from us with their team assignments and all of the details to set up their fundraising pages.
Also, we’re looking for donations to give out as prizes. Contact Brett [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com if you have something to offer!
Tell me more about the workout. What if I can’t do it Rx’d?
Here’s CrossFit founder Greg Glassman explaining FGB in detail in a delightfully vintage video. And don’t worry! We’ll have scaling options available.
So the day begins at 9am, but how long will it last? When will my team go?
The length of the event depends on how many total athletes/teams we have. We run two teams through the workout simultaneously and new heats start every 20 minutes. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you exactly what time your team will be going until we get closer to the event. Of course, we hope that you plan on spending a few hours with us, not only competing but also supporting your fellow teams. And as usual, we’ll have some tasty adult beverages to enjoy!
What if I can’t attend on October 5th?
You can still sign up to be a part of a team to participate in fundraising. Unfortunately, though, we won’t be running a” Fight Gone Belated” workout this year as we have in years past.
Ok, I’m sold. How do I get in on this?
The deadline to register is Sunday, September 1st, so get on it!
Hosted by CrossFit South Brooklyn
September 7, 2019; 9:00AM-6PM
Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift
Go to www.ironmaidensrawopen.com to find out more!
You probably know that The Iron Maidens Raw Open, a women-only powerlifting meet slated for Saturday, September 7th, is one of our most anticipated events of the year. 60 women, from CFSBK and beyond, will test their strength at Back Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. You won’t want to miss it. Save the date!
Iron Maidens Stay Strong Scholarship
For the 4th year, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Grace Outreach, a Bronx based nonprofit that works with women to further their education and gain financial independence. Through competitors’ fundraising efforts, the annual Iron Maidens Stay Strong Scholarship assists women without access to financial aid in paying for their college tuition.
In total, we have raised over $80,000 to support women pursuing a higher education. This year, we will continue to assist recipients as they work towards completing a degree.
Why should you support the Stay Strong Scholarship? Here’s a message from CFSBK’s very own Danae McLeod, Executive Director of Grace Outreach:
Four years ago we created the Stay Strong Scholarship to support undocumented women who couldn’t afford to go to college. We had no idea that immigration would become one of the most contested political topics in the news. We just wanted to support DREAMers and undocumented young women who had come to the U.S. as children and they weren’t eligible for financial aid to pursue their dreams and go to college.
Over the past 4 years, Iron Maidens competitors have raised over $90,000 to send women to college. We have graduated four students with Associate Degrees and our first student to complete a Bachelor’s degree graduated this May from Lehman College!
We are currently supporting six students making their way through college. Three are at Hostos Community College, Bronx Community College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College and three have moved on to bachelor’s degree programs at Lehman and John Jay Colleges.
Your efforts have made these degrees possible! By participating in fundraising for the Stay Strong Scholarship you are contributing to positive change in the lives of women. I hope that as you’re training this year for the Iron Maidens Raw Open you will put aside some time to fundraise for the Stay Strong Scholarship.
This year, our goal is to raise $30,000 to continue supporting these students. Show some love by donating to your favorite lifter(s) through the 2019 Crowdrise campaign here!
Questions? Contact Meet Director Margie Lempert at Margie [at] crossfitsouthbrooklyn [dot] com OR Event Producer Charlie Nagle at Charlie [at] crossfitsouthbrooklyn [dot] com.
Starting Strength Program Total
Coach Jeremy’s Starting Strengthers will wrap up their eight-week cycle on Sunday, September 15th starting at 2:00pm. Lifters will be testing their 1RMs in the Back Squat, Press, and Deadlift. All are welcome to come by, hang out, and do some cheering. Get ready for some massive PRs!