5 Rounds for Quality:
8 Push Presses
8 Front Squats
Barbell comes off the floor. Work up to a heavy load across the 5 rounds, trying to go heavier with each round.
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Discount at The Pilates Local for CFSBKers
Kristin Hoesl (aka KH, aka Cage) has teamed up with her longtime colleague Michele Rinaldi to open The Pilates Local, a beautiful, intimate Pilates studio in the heart of Union Square! Kristin and Michele have been teaching for a combined total of almost 30 years, and have experience working with people of all ages and abilities. They specialize in helping clients return to their preferred sports and activities after an injury, and can help you with your core strength and awareness, posture, alignment, and mobility. If you’ve even been curious about giving Pilates a try, now is the time!
The Pilates Local is offering a 10% discount off of all group classes to CFSBK members. To check out our schedule, or book and buy classes, visit www.thepilateslocal.com, and enter the code “CFSBK10” at checkout. We look forward to having you visit us soon; if you have any questions, or want to inquire about private sessions, reach out to KH at info [at] thepilateslocal.com.
Fight Gone Bad Fundraising Tips
Have you started fundraising for Fight Gone Bad? You and your team should be registered with CrowdRise. We’ve included some fundraising tips below to get you started, adapted from Convio. We’ve also included info below about Brooklyn Community Foundation (the organization for which we’re raising money!).
Tip #1: Start early. The sooner you start asking for donations, the more money you will raise.
Tip #2: Set a challenging but attainable goal. Your fundraising goal should be a stretch, but doable. If you are getting close to your goal, then raise it so people continue to donate.
Tip #3: Contact everyone you know. Start with your email address book, then your regular address book and member lists from clubs you belong to. You’ll be surprised who gives!
Tip #4: Customize your emails. Make the email template yours! Include a personal story—why you’re raising money, why it’s important to you, and where the money goes. (Tell people why you love Brooklyn, and why you love CFSBK and that we partner with BCF!)
Tip #5: Create an email schedule and stick to it. Set dates to send a first email announcing your participation, a second email asking for donations, an update email, and a ‘last chance’ email.
Tip #6: Ask, ask, and ask again. People can only make a donation if you give them the opportunity. Don’t be shy about asking more than once. People need to be reminded!
Tip #7: Add social media to the mix. Use status updates in Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to update friends on your fundraising and provide a direct link to your fundraising webpage.
Tip #8: Get creative. Add the URL for your fundraising webpage to your email signature. Give out “piggy banks” and ask people to save their change for a month. Hold an auction. Throw a party!
Tip #9: Stay focused. Remind yourself of why you are participating in the event, and how the money you will raise will help others. Turn to other fundraisers for inspiration and ideas.
Tip #10: Send a personalized thank you. After you’ve completed your fundraising, send your results to donors and thank them again for their help. You might need their support again next year! (And dude, always say thank you. It’s the right thing to do.)
Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF) is proud to partner with CrossFit South Brooklyn on Fight Gone Bad for the fifth year running. BCF is on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn. Since their founding in 2009, the Foundation and their donors have provided over $20 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits throughout the borough, bolstering vital programs and services while responding to urgent community needs and opportunities to fuel community-led change.
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