21-18-15-12-9-6-3: Slam Balls, Push-ups and Slam Ball Cleans
21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps, for time of:
Slam Ball (30#/20#)
Slam Ball Clean (30#/20#)
* SB clean is a med ball clean using a slam ball
Photo by @robcwilson @snoridgecrossfit
We are sending out our reopening guidelines, info and tentative schedule by tomorrow. Plan for June 17th or 18th (weather permitting) for Phase 1.5 outdoor classes. Please check your email and our Facebook group tomorrow for more details.
Update on the CFHQ situation re: Greg Glassman’s comments:
As we stated before we wholeheartedly disagree with and are heartbroken by Coach Glassman’s recent Twitter post and the fundamental lack of respect, awareness, leadership, judgment, and racial insensitivity that he has shown through making light of George Floyd’s murder. It was inflammatory, inexcusable and incomprehensible and needlessly involved over 15,000 gyms, members, employees and small business owners around the world. As a result things have been happening fast, more so in the age of social media decision making.
That said before we disaffiliate we are waiting to see if the response from the community will lead to him stepping aside from CFHQ in some way. We recognize that change will not happen in 1-2 days. If no meaningful change happens then we would look to disaffiliate and not renew our affiliate agreement when it expires and rename our gym. To us meaningful change isn’t a social media apology (which he posted) but rather a fundamental change in leadership at the top. Simply put, he should not be the CEO making day to day decisions and guiding HQ anymore. He is not CrossFit. Yes, he created the methodology. Yes, he created the model by which we operate our gym. However, WE are CrossFit. The whole worldwide affiliate community is CrossFit. So much good has been created from that. So many gyms around the world bringing diverse people together to improve their health (both physical and mental) and improve their lives. We aren’t ready to give up on that. We want to be part of the change from within CrossFit. I can think of several people within HQ and our broader community that are incredible people and are also minorities than can right the ship and be put in positions of greater influence and responsibility. I want to see that change. Walking away means not being a part of it.
We built this gym over 11 plus years starting from our garage. I began CrossFit in 2006 and Michelle followed quickly after. We helped start another affiliate in Steilacoom & Dupont, WA before moving to Snoqualmie to start all over again. During these years it has changed our lives, our marriage, and our friends and family for the better. From competing to coaching we have literally poured countless hours, sweat, some blood, some tears, and many laughs into this community and this gym identity. It means something to our family and to me that I can’t really describe. It honestly breaks both of our hearts to even consider disaffiliating. I know our gym won’t be permanent, but I want it to be lasting. I want it to mean something to us when we look back and say “we gave it a Hell of a run” over a nice pour of whiskey. I want others to think of it with a smile, and not think of it with being dragged down because of the careless actions of someone who has never even stepped foot in our gym. I want it to be “SnoRidge CrossFit”. Not SnoRidge Club of Constantly Varied Functional Fitness done at High Intensity (or Moderate Intensity). Many of you have said “it’s not the name” and I get that. But to us it still kind of is and always will be.
If we aren’t satisfied with the direction CFHQ takes then know that we are looking at the impact of rebranding and renaming and all of the work/steps/costs that incurs. It is a lot and has many ramifications. While you may not hear about it from us know that we will be acting behind the scenes while our current affiliate agreement is in place. If CFHQ makes changes that we are okay with we ask for your continued support and understanding and know where are hearts are, what we believe in and why we would still fly the CrossFit banner.
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