Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NOTES FROM THE COACH

It's been an awesome week so far, athletes! I hope all the, school district workers, parents and teachers out there are settling into the new schedules and routines!! Here are a couple of reminders for you all:
- As you know, this weekend is a holiday weekend, but we will be open on Saturday and Monday, so NO EXCUSES!!
- The next competition is on Saturday the 19th - TCC will be open, but everyone is encouraged to come out and support our athletes!
- The annual TCC duathalon is on Saturday the 26th!! I will be sending out the official evite tonight with the details!
- Finally, be sure to keep an eye out for updates on the whiteboard. There are some great opportunities for experiencing a competition at ALL LEVELS!! Let me know if you've got any questions!
That's all for now. See you on the blacktop!

Friday, August 28, 2015

NRG THROWDOWN LAST MINUTE DETAILS

Competitors, if anyone wants to join in, a few of us are meeting at the gym around 730am and look to leave around 8ish. The doors don't open until 9am, and then athlete briefing at 915am.
For spectators, the cost is $10 to get in, and children 5 and under are free. THEY ONLY TAKE CASH AT THE DOOR, but there is an ATM close by.
Competitors, if you've got the purple, retro TCC shirt, try to wear that for tomorrow, and same for everyone else!
So eat good and get some sleep, competitors!! Tomorrow is going to be an awesome day!!

HOUSEKEEPING HELP

Athletes, I am requesting your help with housekeeping around the gym. As of late I have noticed more and more items left about in the gym and not put back where they belong. I know loaded bars can be one thing, but for things like, KBs, ABmats, chalk used tape, PVC pipes, etc., from your hands, please take the time to put things back and/or throw your trash away.
Parents, the ants are getting really bad and there isn't much more I can do. The rains really do not help, but even more so are the crumbs and sticky/sugary messes left behind on things in the waiting area. Of course there are absolutely NO issues with kids being brought to the gym, but I ask that you please grab a disinfectant wipe and scrub down anything they may have played with. And also, please wipe up any snack items and/or throw away the trash.

Finally, I will be marking areas, drawers, and doors where kids will no longer be allowed to enter/access. This is to ensure a safer environment for the kids, and to help reduce messes.
Your assistance with this request is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks athletes, and see you on the blacktop!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NRG THROWDOWN UPDATE


Athletes, I have received word that there will be entry fee to get into the NRG games event at the Galveston Island Convention Center. As I understand it, the cost is $10 per person, but I am waiting for further confirmation from the event organizer. So, please be prepared to pay an entry fee. Sorry, I know this is not something we're accustomed to, but I hope it doesn't put a damper on our TCC family coming out to support our competitors!! I will update as soon as I get something.

Monday, August 24, 2015

UPDATE ON THE NRG THROW DOWN

Competitors, here is the current heat listing for us:
Heat 1 - N/A
Heat 2 - Felisa, Kele, Gabby
Heat 3 - N/A
Heat 4 - Jeremiah
Heat 5 - Billy
There are only seven teams competing, so we (Mike, Madison, Rae and I) only have one heat.
Here are the events and times:
Doors open at 9AM
Athlete brief at 9:15AM
Workout 1&2
Heat 1 @ 9:45AM
Heat 2 @ 10:45AM
Heat 3 @ 10:25AM
Heat 4 @ 10:45AM
Heat 5 @ 10:45AM
Team WOD 1 @ 11:25AM
Workout 3
Heat 1 @ 12PM
Heat 2 @ 12:15PM
Heat 3 @ 12:30PM
Heat 4 @ 12:45PM
Heat 5 @ 1PM
Team WOD 2 @ 1:15PM
Workout 4
Heat 1 @ 2PM
Heat 2 @ 2:20PM
Heat 3 @ 2:40PM
Heat 4 @ 3PM
Heat 5 @ 3:45PM
Team WOD3 3:45
Awards @ 4:30PM
That's it for now. I'll be posting more info in a bit, but at least this will put you on a timeline! GONNA BE AWESOME!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

JUST BECAUSE...

This week we are going to change up the publishing of the WODs for the next day by...not publishing them... That's right, I normally publish the WODs the night before around 8pm, but this week I am not going to publish them.
For those who come in to WOD, please do not pass on details of the WOD to anyone else - let's keep it on the down-low so everyone else can enjoy smile emoticon
So take this opportunity to not worry about the day's WOD and just come in ready to work. And whatever you do, DON'T NOT come to the box because you don't know what the WOD is, or you heard/read it from someone else and simply don't like a particular movement.

See you on the blacktop!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

NOTES FROM THE COACH

What an awesome week it was, athletes!! We saw some big numbers on the bench press, which means lots of great progressions for sure! Here are a few things to keep everyone in the loop:

- The NRG Throw Down is this coming Saturday at the Galveston Convention Center. We have a good number athletes competing, so it would be awesome to have a lot of TCC love out there supporting our competitors. And oh ya, the gym will be CLOSED next Saturday for the competition.
- The EADO Superfit Team competition is on Sep 19th at CF EADO. This is going to be a great event and hope that lots of our TCC family is out there cheering on our competitors! The gym will be OPEN that Saturday.
- The annual TCC swim/run WOD will happen on Saturday 26th!! Everyone is invited to come and test their aerobic ability with a long swim and run at the Clear Lake Forrest community pool. The event will start at 10am and "run" until we're all done...see what I did there? :D EVERYONE IS INVITED!! The gym will be CLOSED that Saturday.
- Finally, for anyone relatively new to CrossFit, there's going to be an awesome opportunity to experience a competition, and it's called The Mummy WOD and it will happen on Oct 17th. No heavy weights or technical moves will be in the events, just basic movements - more details on the events to follow in the near future.

That's it for now. Let me know if you've got any questions.  Looking forward to an awesome week!! See you on the blacktop!! And good luck to all of those kiddos going back to school...I know the parents ARE HAPPY!!