CrossFit Love Events

Olympic Lifting + New Schedule

Olympic Weightlifting Athletics

April is here and so is our new schedule!

Starting today we have added 2 Olympic Lifting sessions Monday thru Thursday.
Monday thru Thursday – Session 1 – 530 p.m. to 645 p.m. & Session 2 – 645 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday – One Session – 530 p.m. to 645 p.m.
Saturday – One Session – 12 noon to 130 p.m.
Sunday – One Session – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Open to all members of Love as well as non-members. This group focuses primarily on improving the technical execution of the snatch, clean & jerk and related lifts. This program is intended to supplement your regular training regimen and improve explosiveness, strength, and coordination in addition to improving comfort with the lifts.

The Olympic Weightlifting Club sessions will be 75 minutes each session. Programming is focused on the needs of the group, along with necessary modifications for individual athletes, and varies weekly. In each session athletes can expect to snatch or clean & jerk, perform dynamic pulling drills, and perform skill transfer drills and other supplemental exercises for the Olympic lifts.

For athletes interested in more focused and/or more frequent training on the Olympic lifts, our expert coaching staff can design a program suited to your specific needs and goals, and the platforms will be available to athletes following those programs 7 days a week.

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Have you meet our newest Olympic Lifting coaches Dan and Walt! Get in “The Chamber” and learn from the areas best! Individuals with no prior experience with the Olympic lifts will be required to attend Olympic Lifting 101 – our four session introduction to the lifts. Just ask about our NEW Oly Fast Track! Let our awesome staff help you be great!

If you have any questions about the new Olympic Sessions please email us at info@crossfitlove.com

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Monday thru Friday we now offer Fitness and Performance Sessions at 630 p.m.

You wanted it, you got it!

Philly Spring Clean Up + Paint Party + BYOB Paleo Potluck!

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Our 4th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is set for this Saturday, April 11th from 930AM to 1PM! This is a great way for you, your family, our members and our neighbors to get involved and do your part to keep our boxes part of the City looking its best. Front Street and Canal Street NEED our Love. It’s dedication like yours, along with the get some attitude that we need to meet our goal. We want you to join in on the fun Saturday!

Along with cleaning up the streets we are painting the downstairs a.k.a. “The Chamber”. We are going to combine two morning TEAM w.o.d sessions, with the spring clean up, a painting of the downstairs, along with a b.y.o.b. paleo potluck. Bring food, friends, and lets make it a great day for our community! .

Want to volunteer?

You’re the key to making this year’s Cleanup our biggest and best yet! We need every volunteer to help make it happen. Get your family, friends and neighbors to join you. We appreciate all the support!

There is no sign-up! Well unless you want to CrossFit then sign-up on Zen Planner!

See you then!

The NEW CrossFit Love Referral Program

WITH LOVE

DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:

We will open at 1130am on Thursday. Sessions start at 12 noon.

CrossFit Love Welcomes Kettlebell Kitchen!

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Members can get 15% off on their first couple orders by using the code “CFlove” in the coupon box at checkout- but hurry! This offer expires MARCH 7th!

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Kettlebell Kitchen- your go to for fresh Paleo & it will fit your macros! Food for all Crossfitters, Kettlebell Kitchen is an easy & convenient way to clean up your nutrition, perform better, and have it delivered right to the gym. Whatever your goals are, nutrition is 80% of the game and Kettlebell Kitchen can help!”

You can pick up your meals right at CrossFit Love! Super convenient and super delicious! Each meal has the macronutrient and ingredient contents you need to succeed! All made from 100% real foods.

  • Highest quality meats, fish & vegetables
  • No gluten, soy or dairy ever
  • Always fresh, never frozen
  • Multiple Macro-Paleo options
  • Keeps you fit and strong
  • 100% Delicious

The weekly order cutoffs are:
-Wednesday evening by midnight for Monday delivery
-Saturday evening by midnight for Thursday delivery

The complete menu, along with ingredient lists/nutrition facts can be found here:
http://kettlebellkitchen.com/menu.php
Ordering instructions and FAQs can be found here:
http://kettlebellkitchen.com/how-to-order.php

 

CrossFit Love x CrossFit Open 15.1

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 It's not too late to sign up and join TEAM CrossFit Love! 
We are going to have an awesome "Friday Night Lights 15.1"

Register at the link below:
http://games.crossfit.com/announcements/2015-open-registration-live

Then sign-up under our affiliate CrossFit Love and under TEAM CrossFit Love:

This Friday February 27th, heats for 15.1 will kick off at 5:30 pm and continue every 20 mins through the night. You can sign-up for your heat time slot on Zen Planner. Everyone is welcome to workout, spectate, and cheer on our fellow athletes! This is a BYOB event so bring a cold one or two! Surely you can bring food, the kids, WHOEVER wants to show support!

Come cheer on Caroline at 630pm and Katie at 650pm OR come COMPETE against them! Remember sign up on Zen Planner. AND EVERYONE SIGN UP!! Any level athlete can compete during any time slot!

530 pm at CrossFit Love!!

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We have a great sponsor for the event. Kettlebell Kitchen will be at Love serving its awesome treats and meals all night! COME HANG! 

CrossFit Love Welcomes Kettlebell Kitchen!

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Kettlebell Kitchen

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Kettlebell Kitchen- your go to for fresh Paleo & it will fit your macros! Food for all Crossfitters, Kettlebell Kitchen is an easy & convenient way to clean up your nutrition, perform better, and have it delivered right to the gym. Whatever your goals are, nutrition is 80% of the game and Kettlebell Kitchen can help!”

You can pick up your meals right at CrossFit Love! Super convenient and super delicious! Each meal has the macronutrient and ingredient contents you need to succeed! All made from 100% real foods.

  • Highest quality meats, fish & vegetables
  • No gluten, soy or dairy ever
  • Always fresh, never frozen
  • Multiple Macro-Paleo options
  • Keeps you fit and strong
  • 100% Delicious

The weekly order cutoffs are:
-Wednesday evening by midnight for Monday delivery
-Saturday evening by midnight for Thursday delivery

The complete menu, along with ingredient lists and nutrition facts can be found here:
http://kettlebellkitchen.com/menu.php
Ordering instructions and FAQs can be found here:
http://kettlebellkitchen.com/how-to-order.php

Members/clients can get 15% off on their first couple orders by using the code “CFlove” in the coupon box at checkout- but hurry! This offer won’t last long!

February Fitness Happenings!

Here is what is on tap for CrossFit Love in February:

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February 14th: The Valentine's Day Partner Massacre WOD!

This Saturday, at 9:30 A.M., we are going to have 8 TEAMs of 2 athletes battle it out in our Valentine’s Day Partner WOD. The Top 3 RX’s TEAMs will receive awesome prize packs from “Fuel for Fire” & “RX Bar” – These bags are loaded with treats!!

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February 17th: Friends & Family Night

Next Tuesday, is “Friends & Family Night”, during our evening typically scheduled sessions you are strongly encouraged to bring a friend, family member or enemy to CrossFit Love. To get them registered either sign them up as a FREE trial or email us (info@crossfitlove.com) with their full name and email address. We will happily register them for you!

And look forward to awesome eats by the food truck “Prime Stache”

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February 21st "The RPM Double-Under Jump Rope Clinic"

The RPM Jump Rope Experience is lead by multiple time National and World champions who are true subject matter experts in the sport of jump rope. They have been competing and coaching their entire lives, and are effectively able to break down technique and explain the nuances and details of what it takes to become an efficient jumper. Due to its prominence in CrossFit, the 2 hour workshop is designed to walk your athletes through all aspects of the Double Under, from basic to advanced levels. They also have designated time for learning Triple Unders and some basic and intermediate level freestyle skills that they believe are an integral part in becoming familiar with the fundamentals of jump rope. Of course, they will finish the entire experience with a little Double Dutch fun for everyone and a trick demo from the pros!

Fine tune your DUs just in time for “The Open”

Register here: http://bit.ly/1B0mhgn

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February 26th: "The CrossFit Open Begins"

Well it’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s CrossFit Games Open at CrossFit Love. Some new faces will get to experience the Open for the first time. And many of our athletes will get to test themselves once again against CrossFitters across the globe.

We hope EVERYONE at CF Love signs ups this year! And why not? The one major change that should put everyone’s mind at ease is that each week you will have a “scaled” option for the workouts. And remember this is all about fun and the community. This is an experience we want all of you to enjoy!!

Go to games.crossfit.com to sign up ASAP. And remember to choose CrossFit Love as your affiliate. Once you do we’ll add you to the TEAM! We had over 50 athletes sign-up last year and we expect the same this year!!

This year we are going to have some awesome sponsors and prizes for you all! Progenex, Fuel for Fire and Unbroken Designs are confirmed sponsors for two of our weeks!

More details to come!

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We will host “The Open” on Friday Nights and it will be titled “Friday Night Lights.”  Unless your a highly competitive athlete you will have Friday Nights and Sunday AM / early afternoon to complete the weekly workouts. If you need another time slot, you will have to a make an appointment with a coach so they can judge you!!

Time slots will be available based on the actual workout. They will be displayed on Zen Planner as soon as they are announced and we can assess the workout logistics.

GET SOME!!!

Friends & Family Day – 1.17.15!

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CrossFit Love Fitness gives you the opportunity to spread the joy of getting fit with your friends during ‘Bring a Friend Day’, hosted February 17th! Please bring a friend or two and share with them the fun you find in the Love community. Just sign them up as a Free Trial on Zen Planner OR email us at info@crossfitlove.com with there name and email address!

We will be joined by “Prime Stache” Food Truck http://www.primestache.com

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COME WORKOUT, EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY! 

Time to Sign Up for the 2015 CrossFit Games Open!

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Well it’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s CrossFit Games Open at CrossFit Love. Some new faces will get to experience the Open for the first time. And many of our athletes will get to test themselves once again against CrossFitters across the globe.

We hope EVERYONE at CF Love signs ups this year! And why not? The one major change that should put everyone’s mind at ease is that each week you will have a “scaled” option for the workouts. And remember this is all about fun and the community. This is an experience we want all of you to enjoy!!

Go to games.crossfit.com to sign up ASAP. And remember to choose CrossFit Love as your affiliate. Once you do we’ll add you to the TEAM! We had over 50 athletes sign-up last year and we expect the same this year!!

This year we are going to have some awesome sponsors and prizes for you all! Progenex and Unbroken Designs are confirmed sponsors for two of our weeks! With more to come!

We will host “The Open” on Friday Nights and it will be titled “Friday Night Lights.” So unless your a highly competitive athlete you will have Friday Nights and Sunday am / afternoon to complete the workouts. If you need another time slot, you will have to a make an appointment with a coach so they can judge you!!

And yes there will be weekly prizes for the weekly scaled and rx’d winners!!

Here are a few more helpful links to answer all your questions about the Open. And of course your CFL coaches are here to help you too. Keep training hard!

Click here for the basics on the Open

Click here for what’s new in 2015!

Click here for the 2015 Games schedule that begins with the Open!

Love’s Friends & Family Day!

CrossFit Love Friends & Family DayCrossFit Love is giving you the opportunity to spread the joy of getting fit with your friends during ‘Bring a Friend Day’, hosted on Monday, January 26th.

Please bring a friend or two and share with them the fun you find in the our community.

Upcoming Day & Time: January 26th | 530pm, 630pm, 730pm 

(Members sign up your friend up as FREE Trials in Zen Planner or just email us at info@crossfitlove.com

It’s FREE, it can’t hurt to try……….. or can it. GET SIGNED UP!!

 

“Battle in the Box” Workout #3

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For Time: The Second Street Run – 50 Thrusters @ 95 lbs., 200 Double-unders

Rules: The teams will race through Second Street (little under a mile) and then back to CrossFit Love. Only when both athletes return to the box will they be allowed start to the 50 thrusters @ 95 lbs. They may perform the rep scheme in any manner they choose, with only one athlete working at time. After the thrusters, they will work on the 200 DU’s again with only one athlete working. Each athlete may only complete 25 DU at time, thus tagging their partner back in. 

Points Available: The lowest official time will receive 1 point, the second lowest will receive 2 points. . . so on and so forth. 

Location: Start – The Streets, End – The Box

Time: 9:00 a.m. – Heat 1 Start

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“Battle in the Box” Workout #1

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For time:

  •  200M Prowler Push @ 180 pounds (the athletes run as a pair, one athlete pushing the sled, one athlete running without, sled trade offs can occur at anytime.) 
  • 200M MB Run @ 20 lbs. (running again as a pair, one athlete runs with the MB, one athlete running without, MB trade offs can occur at anytime.) 

*the sled weight given above does not count in the weight of the sled itself.

Points Available: The lowest official time will receive 1 point, the second lowest time will receive 2 points. . . so on and so forth. Points are awarded for overall time or distance covered at the time cap. The time cap is 3:00.

Location: The Streets of Philadelphia *

Time: 6:05 Heat 1

**A few other worthy notes:

  • Registration is from 5:00 p.m. – 530 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the front desk.
  • The Chamber will no longer be the site for Workout #2. That event will take place in the main room.
  • The food and drinks will be provided at 1p.m. on Saturday. The beer will now be provided by our neighbors at Yards Brewing.
  • Bring a close friend or family member(s). Feel free to bring those loved ones in your life who you constantly talk to this about. Have them come check it out! We will have a full pig, grilled chicken and fruit and vegetables for everyone to eat on Saturday. 
  • Kids – If you have kids that are at all interested, have them come try a workout Saturday at 1 p.m. Cassie, Christine and I will whip them into shape for 30 mins! We are interested in adding a kids program but were looking to gauge it by this response. If it is something the members really want, here is your chance .You can email Joe at joe.petrusky@gmail with questions and to RSVP them for this workout.
  • Got a cool, chill dog? Bring them! 
  • Event #4 time cap is 12:00 mins.
  • Feel free to bring food, drinks, or your chiropractor. All contributions are welcomed!
  • In the CFL spirit, surely we are going to compete hard and compete to win. But I want the focus of this event to be more so about sense of community. This will give everyone a great chance to meet the other athletes you do not normally train with it. Kick ass, have a great time doing it but compete smart with future training in mind. Don’t sacrifice form for going a bit harder.
  • Anyone who wants to volunteer and can at anytime before or during the event please email Joe at joe.petrusky@gmail.com. Thanks!!! 
  • Athlete member guests have free entry. Members who attend and do not volunteer or compete must pay $25 at the front desk when you arrive Saturday. 
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There are a few spots left to compete: http://bit.ly/1kPu3YI -

Its a great idea for level 2 couples and training partners… its not too late!!

“Battle in the Box” Workout #2

TEAM MAX EFFORT CLEAN & JERK

Points Available: The TEAMS will be ranked overall by the combined total weight of their heaviest successful clean and jerks. The highest total will receive 1 point, the second highest total will receive 2 points. . . so on and so forth. 

Rules: Each TEAM will be equipped with a men’s bar, two sets of 45 lb. plates, two sets of 10 lb. plates, along with one set of 35’s, 25’s, and 5’s. Each TEAM will have four minutes to complete the combined highest total possible. There are unlimited attempts allowed in the four minutes. However, each unsuccessful lift will constitute in a 10 lb. penalty from your TEAMS overall total. 

Location: The Chamber

Time: 7:30PM – 9:00PM

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There are a few spots left: http://bit.ly/1kPu3YI

Philly Founders take on the Miami Surge!

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On Thursday September 4th the Philadelphia Founders will take on the Miami Surge in their first and only home match! Lucky for us, the match is only minutes away! It will take place at The Liacouras Center on Broad Street on the Temple University campus.  This is just minutes from Center City, Fairmount, and Northern Liberties. 

If you’re interested in attending this event, sign up on the bulletin board in the gym.  After we have 10 individuals signed up, we’ll host a giveaway of two additional tickets! Let’s get behind our home team and support them in their first match! 

Wine-N-Spine!

Wednesday August 13th, CrossFit Love and the mobility master himself, Nick P, will be hosting Wine-N-Spine from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Enjoy a night of spinal restoration and mobility.  Paleo snacks will be provided and everyone is encouraged to bring in their own wine. Sign up on the sheet in the gym…but hurry! Only a few spots left! 

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MEMBERS ONLY: “Battle in the Box” Competition

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CrossFit Love’s “Battle in the Box”

Coming on September 5th and 6th, CrossFit Love is bringing its members its 1st ever in-house, mixed gender, TEAM competition. 

Where:
CrossFit Love, 941 North Front St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

When:
Friday, September 5th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Food, drinks and lawn games to follow! (minus the lawn!) 

Cost: $50 per team – The team members need to consist of a m/f combo. the team should also consist of 1 athlete from Level III & 1 athlete from Level II, two level II athletes will also be encouraged to sign up.

The roster is on the bulletin board, please fill it out with your partner. To officially register please have one of your TEAM members pay the entrance fee online: http://bit.ly/1kzTu0s

Here are 10 things you should know about the Competition:

1. Progenex will be in the house and the winning prize packs are amazing.

2. After the event there will be a Tito’s Vodka – lemonade and soda bar.

3. After the event there will be cold Yuengling on tap.

4. The post competition menu will provide . . . .tons of meat & grilled vegetables.

5. You are strongly encouraged to bring your dogs, kids and coolers on Saturday!

6. Free CrossFit Kids workouts will given right after the event! The sign up sheet will go up on the bulletin board! 

7. Please feel free to use any open gym times to practice the workouts once they are released.

8. Tip: If your teammate is a stranger, add your email address to the bulletin board roster so your partner can connect with you.

9. We will release the workouts on a rolling basis. One of the workouts will be released when 10 TEAMs are officially registered online. The second when 15 are signed up. The others will be released leading up that competition day. 

10. Many details to come. . . . 

CrossFit Striking Trainer Course

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“Fighters are some of the most well-conditioned and powerful athletes in the world.  This is due, in part, to their striking training since punching and kicking with true power, speed and accuracy requires people to utilize their entire body from the ground up.  As a consequence, striking is one of the most rudimentary and functional movements that involve the core.”

George Ryan, SWAT Team member and Martial Arts Masters Hall-of-Fame inductee, developed this program in order to help individuals increase their performance in CrossFit by combining it with a fighter’s striking training program. 

Some of the many benefits to this course include: 

● Achieve a fighter’s fitness level

● Add variety to CrossFit workouts

● Be able to throw proper strikes and combinations, i.e. punch & kick

● Understand the role of the kinetic chain and the posterior chain that

support athletic performance and fighting

● Increase the speed and power of strikes, regardless of experience

● Be able to teach proper striking mechanics to clients

● Safely run a training session involving striking skills and drills

● Teach an essential self-protection skill-set to athletes

● Effectively utilize shadow boxing, focus mitts and a heavy bag

This course will be held at CrossFit Love, 941 N. Front St. Philadelphia, October 18-19.

To learn more and read some frequently asked questions before registering, check out the link below. 

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New No-Show Policy!

MEMBERS: effective immediately there will be a new policy for ‘no-shows’ of the regularly scheduled classes.  

You are allowed to miss 1x and after that you will be charged 20$ for every ‘no-show’ without a proper excuse.  

There are a number of ways to reach a coach if you feel you need to cancel a session and it is passed the 8 hour mark.

EMAIL: info@crossfitlove.com

CALL: (267) 687-2858

Many of our classes are filled and we hate to see individuals miss a workout because they were placed on the wait-list when there would have been room for them in a session. 

April 5th Paleo Potluck & Spring Cleanup

cleanupThis Saturday, April 5th will be the Philly Spring Cleanup. Following the cleanup, CrossFit Love will be hosting a Paleo Potluck. The 2014 Open is over and the weather is going to be beautiful so anyone who comes out to clean and help out is welcome to join the potluck.

The Spring Cleanup will begin at 9am.  We will be cleaning up Front Street and Canal Street, and painting the downstairs. 

Level 1 & 2 will be doing CrossFit total all day long if you are interested in that.

Feel free to bring family members, loved ones, or best friends. There is a sign-up in the gym in regards to attendees and foods.  Make sure you check it out and write down what you plan to bring.  We will have a grill ready so feel free so bring things that may need to be cooked.