1/2 Triple 3
For time:
Row 1500 meters
150 double-unders
Run 1.5 miles

A peak at the SugarWOD app!

A peak at the SugarWOD app!

Log Your Workouts or Bust – SugarWOD What?!

Over the past three days we’ve laid out a lot of information.  We talked about the history of programming at Roots, changes we’ll make  to the programming beginning in September, and a planned structure to test and retest benchmark workouts.

If you haven’t had a chance to read through the blog this week, please take a moment to read through the past three days.  You won’t regret it!

A (Perfect) Storm is Brewing
Programming – Innovate or Die
Planned Benchmarks for the Year

Now, all of the changes to the programming and plans for benchmark workout tests and retests are great but they will be COMPLETELY WORTHLESS if you don’t track your workouts.

And the chosen method to track your workouts – CrossFit Roots proudly presents to you – SugarWOD!

SugarWOD is a phone app that allows you to log your workouts, track your progress, compare you results to fellow gym members (or set your privacy settings so that only you and your coaches can see your results), and so much more.  SugarWOD is used by more than 20,000 athletes and in over 100 shops around the world.  It’s already used by over 200 Roots athletes (although a number of you don’t post consistently, more on that in another post:).  AND as an added cool and awesome bonus – SugarWOD was created by our very own Roots athletes Drew and Shayna Larsen (you can catch them at the 8 or 9 am workouts most days).

Eric and I consider it a privilege and honor to have conversed with Drew and Shayna over the past year about ideas, gym owner needs, analysis tools, and athlete use as they developed and improved their app.  They have listened to everything we suggested and incorporated our comments and ideas with the utmost desire to create an app that is valuable to the athlete and coach alike.

As we transition to SugarWOD, there are a few things we want you to know.

First, as of September 1st, SugarWOD will be the sole application we (Roots and the coaches) use to analyze and evaluate programming and athlete progress.  This means that other workout tracking applications we have used in the past (Beyond the WhiteBoard and CFWhiteboard) will not be available through CrossFit Roots or on our website.  Data is a very important component to us and the ability to have it in one place is invaluable.

You can download the app here on the iTunes Store.  On Android?  Don’t fret!  The Android app is coming August 22nd.

The AWESOME news is that SugarWOD has a handy application to transfer ALL of your data to the app.  If you have used Beyond the Whiteboard and want get a head start and transfer your data now, CLICK HERE.

Finally, we welcome Drew and Shayna to the Cool Cruel Summer August to help athletes get set-up with the new app – iPhone and Android!  Come do the workout, download the app, learn how to use it, and log your workout!

Questions?  Post to comments.