Hi CFM Crew,
It’s the end of the summer, and for CrossFit Marin, it’s more like the beginning of a new year for a couple of reasons. First, since the business was started on October 6th, 2006, that means our birthday is in the fall. We may be planning some events around the weekend of the 7th, 8th & 9th of October so if you’re in town, you may want to keep those dates available. Also, since we’re largely a community and family-centered operation and everybody gets back from summer travels and vacations around this time of year, for all intents and purposes we’re on more of a school-calendar year than the January-December type. Now that we have a dance studio we may have the resources to start a few new programs this upcoming month. We’d love to hear about what interest, if any, you or your friends may have for these.
Pilates (Mat) classes.: We’ve been planning on starting Pilates Mat classes taught by Kristen G. Some of you may want to take a break from the heavy lifting and ultra-intensity of the CrossFit classes and do a little core work with the Pilates classes. There may be some other CF Marin gymnastics and parkour moms that aren’t interested in the CrossFit classes but may find the idea of getting a pilates class in while their kids are training too tempting to resist. These classes might be offered on Tuesday or Thursday mornings come September.
Pole Dancing Classes: Rosanna S. has been asking us to look into installing the fixtures for a removable pole in the dance studio. Pole dancing can be very athletic and artistic- it is quite incredible, and no, you do not have to take any clothes off while you’re dancing. Please post to comments if you would be interested in taking such classes. They would likely be offered late Tuesday or Thursday evenings.
Zumba Classes: I recently took Jasmin to a Zumba class taught by a couple of girls that I know. We were both rather blown away by the experience and we’re both pretty excited to bring a piece of their program in to CFM. IF the logistics work out, we could have at least one class a week. After, all, what good is fitness if you can’t shake it on the dance floor? Please post to comments if you would have any interest in attending.
Modern Dance Class: Lindsey Herrera, our ballet teacher, has metioned several times that she would love to teach an adult modern dance class at CFM. I only know a couple of CFM boys that would like to take that class. If anyone else is actually seriously interested or knows someone who would be, please have them contact us to see if it would be viable to get such a class up on the calender!
Olympic Lifting & Stregth Training- Specific class offered weekly or bi-weekly for Olympic Lifting and Strength Training. We know that this one has been in demand for a while, and it’s more of an issue of staffing it than whether there is any demand for it, but if you’d like to see this added to the class offerings, please post to comments. It would accelerate the process and ifluence any decisions made, ’cause after all, the squeaky wheel gets the grease!
Remember that part of the CrossFit fitness protocol is to constantly play and engage in new sports and activites. Movement is life!
See you all in the gym,