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The CrossFit Connection


The CrossFit Connection

“Tabata Something Else”
Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises.  Score is total reps from all 32 intervals.

Dizon visited Trident CrossFit on his recent visit to Alexandria, Virginia.

The Roots Trident Connection

Nicole’s Mom is a member at Trident CrossFit in Alexandria, Virginia and Karin’s sister also recently joined that crew out east.  Dizon stopped in just recently for a quick workout before a conference.

Do you have a friend or family member that CrossFits somewhere else around the world?  If so, where?  Or, have you dropped in at another affiliate while on the road for work or fun?  Post to comments.

11 Responses

  1. Brian

    I travel a bunch for work and have hit 15-20 boxes across the country. I went to two in Austin this week. They’re all a little different but the most unique warm-up was in KC. We played 15 minutes of dodge ball using a bunch of truck tires as obstacles. If you got hit you had to drop and do 5 burpees on the spot. If someone caught your ball you had to do ten burpees. I was initially skeptical (it’s hard to get psyched for dodge ball at 5:30am) but it was a lot of fun.

    I’ve also been to one of Ali’s old gyms a couple of times – Charles River Crossfit in Needham. I think I was their first ever drop-in since I was there the day after they opened. Ali, they say hi to you every time.

    1. Ali

      Just seeing this!  Sweet!  I am in Boston right now – went to CrossFit Southie on Friday and Sat…  Everyone should check them out if they are in Boston.  I’ve also been to CF Invictus in San Diego, CF Fit Elite in WI, Charles River CF (see Brian’s post).  I think that’s it?  Southie and Roots are my favorites of course 🙂 

  2. Fraseronly

    I have hit shops in CA, CO, and the UK, I try to make it to a shop while I am away as it is interesting to see how other folks approach things, it is a great way to get some beer and food suggestions too !

  3. Molly Molter

    I’ve been to CF in St Petersburg,  Baton Rouge, and San Diego with Frasier.  San Diego was the funnest. It was cool to be at one of the first 50 original gyms.   I got a muscle up at Baton Rouge! Haven’t done one since though 🙁 

  4. Jasmine

    A college friend just opened up his own shop, CrossFit Medina in OH.  I’ve only dropped in to another CF shop once when home for Christmas, CrossFit Hoboken (in NJ).

    I’ll be in DC for a conference starting next Thursday for about a week.  Any recommendations for an affiliate to visit while in the district?  Not looking to leave the district (i.e., heading to VA in the morning would take too much time).

  5. Odie

    I have been to CF Long Beach, Crossfit Las Vegas, Crossfit 760 (Carlsbad, CA), and regularly go to Crossfit East Sac (Sacramento, CA) when I am home on break.  

    The guys at Crossfit East Sac are really awesome and extremely accepting of visitors.  All they ask is that you buy a T-shirt the first time (then subsequent times things like Starbucks gift cards), but never charge a visitors fee even if you plan on working out the entire week.  The coaches there are awesome, and they even have a kegerator and a fully stocked beer fridge that you can take for free (water still costs money though).  I think we should adopt this idea (hint, hint….NICOLE!).  If anyone ever rolls through Sacramento I would definitely check them out.

  6. My Mom CrossFits at Trident CrossFit and my brother goes to San Carlos CrossFit.  I’ve got a few friends who do CrossFit all over.  I definitely try and hit shops while I’m on the road for fun.  I’ve been to CrossFit Old Town and Trident CrossFit in Alexandria.  Eric and I visited CrossFit Bonedale in the valley and it was AWESOME.  We’ve also been to CrossFit Aspen, US CrossFit in CA, and a few CrossFits in Portland.  We like visiting new spots while we’re traveling – and Fraser is right, visiting new shops is a great way to get good recommendations for places to eat or things to do in the town you’re visiting!

  7. Anonymous

    I’ve hit one of the three (maybe four) Crossfit boxes in New Hampshire, CrossFit Nashua (slogan: “Your workout is our warmup” – after reading Brian’s post, I’m wondering if people play dodgeball as a workout…) and Caitlin and I hit CrossFit LaJolla for a Filthy Fifty workout when we were out there for a wedding.  

    Still, no place like home (read: Roots).  

  8. Here’s a great tip from Women’s Health Magazine for how to stop yo-yo dieting… 

    Be active

    Besides consuming a low-calorie, low-fat diet and being mindful about self-monitoring, you must exercise. This is the key strategy that keeps the 6,000 members of the National Weight Control Registry (an ongoing study of adults who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year) from regaining weight. That doesn’t mean you have to train for a marathon: Half an hour of walking every day is all you need to burn calories, build muscle, temper cravings, and increase “feel good” endorphin levels.

    Half hour of walking and low calorie/low fat food…. Really??

  9. I go Undisputed Fitness when I am in Santa Fe, NM. Since an owner is a professional ultimate fighter, they teach Brazilian Jujitsu and Kick Boxing too. So it looks a bit “hard core” gym by outlook and may take some courage to knock the door but Undisputed Fitness has great coaches and extremely friendly people do hell workout together. You can drop in by a class.   

    If you visit Santa Fe, go to Undisputed Fitness. Most of coaches follow paleo diet, so they have many recommendations where to eat healthy in a town. 

  10. Dave

    When I’m back home in New York, I go to Bravo Crossfit.  So if you’re ever in Westchester, NY stop  by, it’s a great group of people.