For 2019 we’ve been working to build out an events schedule for the year so that people can plan accordingly and get involved if they are interested. We hope that you all hop in and take part in something. The first large event on the calendar for us will be our new, and hopefully yearly, internal Throwdown. We’ve thought about trying to last minute put a winter party together, however it might be a little late for that. With that being said if anyone has any ideas, that would be easy to throw together, please let us know. What we have below fills out our year pretty well, we may add something else small, but we hope this gives you all an opportunity to get involved with an event with the gym community.
Sunday, April 14th – Spring Cleaning
While not much of an “event,” this is something that we ask if you’ve got an hour or two to spare to help us clean-up the gym a little we’d greatly appreciate it. Getting 100 people in the gym and going to town is hugely helpful, and gets a TON done in a short period of time. We’ll provide donuts, coffee, and some cleaning supplies. We could always use an extra couple shop vacs, and any specific cleaning supplies you might like to use. While we will have some specific projects that we’ll delegate people towards, if there is something that you really would like to get after please let us know.
Saturday, May 18th – CVCF Internal Throwdown
We’ve talked about this for a while, but are finally ready to make it happen. This should be super fun, and we’d love to see tons of you get involved. We are planning an internal, members only, Throwdown. There will be no age divisions, however we will be programming a Scaled and Rx’d division, which will fall closely in-line with our Fitness and Sport programming in terms of difficulty/loading. Each division, Scaled and Rx’d, will be split into teams (chosen at random), and your entire team’s results on each workout will contribute to the teams total score. If there is any confusion, all the workouts will be done as an individual, and your placement will contribute to your teams score. We’ll still host a class at 8:00 AM Saturday morning, and then promptly kick-off the first workout for the Throwdown at 9:30 AM. There will be 3 workouts total, that every athlete will do. Our goal, is to have things wrapped up by around 3:00-4:00. After the workout we will have Beer provided and we’re going to ask that everyone brings a dish for a potluck and beer afterwards. Cost will be somewhere around $30-40, which will pay for T-shirt, Beer, and misc. costs involved with putting the event together. Depending on those looking to volunteer, we’ll either have a dedicated set of judges, or athletes will judge each other. We will work on getting sign-up live as soon as possible. If you’re interested in partaking just as a judge, please reach out and let us know. We’ll also likely need 1-2 score/record keepers to help with data entry, if you’re interested in helping with that role please let us know.
Bring a Friend Summer Series @ 5:45 PM
Friday, June 28th – WOD + Wine: This session will be a warm-up with a team oriented 20-30 minute conditioning piece. Bring friends in, we’ll post a specific sign-up ahead of time for any non-members and members alike so we know how much Wine and Snacks to provide.
Friday, July 26th – Intro to the Barbell + Beer: This will be an introductory class to the barbell, specifically how to Deadlift. This session will provide a break-down and instruction on how to Deadlift, followed by a strength oriented Deadlift session, and a short Met-con to finish. Again, anyone is welcome, and we’ll plan to walk over to Burlington Beer Company afterward to get Food and Beer as desired.
Friday, August 23rd, 2019 – WOD + Potluck/BBQ: Similar to the first session of the summer, this will be a team oriented, longer conditioning piece. We’ll provide some grill meat and beer for afterwards, and ask that you add something to the menu potluck style.
Saturday, September 7th @ 5:00 PM – Anniversary Party
We’re putting the date out way ahead of time as this has notoriously been a tough time of year for people, but hopefully most or all of you can make it. CVCF will provide the space, beer, some food, and we ask that you bring something, potluck style to help round out the menu. We’ll have more specific details as this date gets closer.
Wodapalooza Qualifier – September/October
This is something that we don’t have exact dates on, but assuming that it corresponds to a similar schedule as the last 6 years, we should see this sometime in Mid-September to October. With our departure from the CrossFit Open, we still wanted to keep that competitive spirit alive in our gym, while participating in an event that is even more inclusive than the Open, and also gives athletes from Scaled to Elite (Individual or Team) the opportunity to continue to pursue the competitive spirit by actually qualifying for Wodapalooza and going to compete in Miami in January. We hope to get a large portion of our membership base signed-up for this event, and if all goes well, hopefully we’ll have a crew of people, in a variety of divisions, headed to Miami in January 2020. The Wodapalooza Qualifier has traditionally been 3 weeks long which makes this a little less stressful as you only really need to set aside 2 weeks that you need to be home for, instead of 4. We will do the workouts Friday Nights, starting around 5:00 PM, and encourage everyone to come in, whether you are participating or just watching. After the 3rd week we’ll plan to have a Potluck/BBQ as we should be able to have all doors open during this time of year and we hope, overall it makes for a better experience at a better time of year than the Open.
Winter Party – November/December/January
This is again something we don’t have an exact date on yet but we’d like to do sometime in late fall to the middle of winter. Location, food, music, all yet to be decided. It would be great if you all could give us feedback on if you want to do something like we’ve done in the past, a little more upscale at the $40-50/person price point, or if you’d prefer something less fancy, maybe less food, etc. etc. closer to the $20-25/person price point.
Monday, January 6th, 2020 – 6 Week Health and Wellness Challenge
We are working on putting together exact details for this over the coming months, but, if you’re interested, plan on there being an in-house, Health and Wellness Challenge to start off next year.
If you have any questions, specific, general, whatever they may be please don’t hesitate to ask. We hope this gives you guys a little guidance and some things to look forward to for the coming year.
– Jade + Dani