This Week at CFSBK in Review
1. Murph Day 2018 is THIS MONDAY! So far, 143 CFSBKers have registered to participate in one of our biggest and best community events of the year. Can we get to 160 by the end of the day? Go HERE to sign up for a heat!
2. For the 3rd year in a row, we’ll be raising money to benefit K9s for Warriors, an organization that provides service dogs for veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. The program has graduated over 300 Warrior/canine teams like Edna and Sarge, who are pictured above. 90% of the dogs in the program come from rescue shelters or are owner-surrendered. Because there is no charge for no charge for the workout, nor will it be deducted from your weekly class limit, though we do recommend donating what you would have paid for the class to K9s for Warriors. You can donate here or at the gym on the day of the event!
3. Still on the fence about doing “Murph”? Don’t forget that you can scale it! On Monday, Coach Fox walked us through all the options.
4. So many good things happening at the gym next week! On Saturday, June 2nd, we will host the Iron Maidens Raw Open. 60 women, from CFSBK and beyond, will test their strength at Back Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. For the 3rd year in a row, Iron Maidens lifters will raise funds for the Stay Strong Scholarship, which supports students at Bronx-based Grace Outreach. On Tuesday, CFSBKer and Executive director of Grace Outreach Danae Mcleod talked about why the Stay Strong Scholarship is especially important in helping DACA youth achieve their dreams. This year, our goal is to raise $40,000 to continue supporting these students. Right now we’re at $11,747 raised. Can you help us get there? Help DACA youth by donating to your favorite CFSBK lifter(s) or directly to Grace Outreach through the 2018 Crowdrise campaign here.
5. Register for our upcoming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals class with Coach Callie Brennan! Fundamentals is your jiu-jitsu starter pack. The course is geared towards anyone intrigued by BJJ but unsure where to begin, anyone who wants to become better acquainted with dynamic movement on the ground. By the end of the course, you will be at the point where you can walk into a live-sparring Jiu Jitsu class without reservation.
6. “Powerlifting for me has been about doing something for my body that is not about losing weight, getting smaller, or changing an aesthetic. Those things are fine for some people but for me the fact that most if not all fitness is about those goals has been damaging and discouraging to me in my pursuit of health and a strong, capable body. The biggest thing I have taken from Starting Strength (besides several PR’s haha) is that strength is for everyone.” That’s Anise in the most recent installment of our continuing series Humans of Starting Starting Strength. Give it a read!
7. All classes are cancelled next Saturday, June 2nd for Iron Maidens. Come out to the gym to cheer our lifters on!
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