News & Events

April 1st Programming Shift + New Classes + New Intro

As always we like to give everyone a heads up when we make changes in the gym. First I want to thank everyone who was kind enough to give us their feedback in our survey earlier this year. While we always have an idea/vision/direction for CVCF, getting some feedback about what you are all looking for helps us fine-tune that vision in hopes of providing our gym community as a whole with the options you’re all looking for the most. First up, we’ve decided to add another class to our schedule. Dani will be running our new “Core Mobility” class Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM. This class will be a blend of Yoga, Mobility, Core and PT work. The class will be an hour long with a goal of helping your bodies feel “fresh” and providing a class that will help drive some…

My Thoughts: Where the Sport of CrossFit is Going

My Thoughts: Where is the Sport of CrossFit Going   Be aware this is a slightly lengthy read, and one that jumps around a little. I’m just putting my thoughts down, I am not a journalist…in addition I typed this all up in one sitting this morning and proof-read it once. I’m not a grammar scholar, and this is just an extended blog post, so I’m sure this thing is littered with grammatical errors, take it for what it is.   A lot has happened since the CrossFit Games ended in August of 2018. The sport has been turned on its a head a little bit and no one knows what the future ultimately holds. While I don’t consider myself an OG in the CrossFit world, I still got into the sport, fitness trend, and business pretty early on and before it really…

Participating in the Open

As you hopefully all know by now, CVCF will not be formally participating in the Open. With that being said if you’d like to participate and do the workouts we think that’s great. We have registered the gym, and you will be able to perform workouts and submit scores to be validated that are performed in the gym at CVCF. For those who would like to participate in the open this is the general breakdown and what your options are. Performing the workout…back room whenever the gym is open and there aren’t classes going on in the back room. In addition you can perform the workout on Saturday’s during the Open Gym session, or Sunday during Open Gym. PLEASE do not expect to be able to just do the workout in the main space if classes are going on. Judging. If you’d like…

CVCF Stowe Bowl!

As you all know we put out a schedule for the year of events which covers a good portion of the year except for right now. We’ve worked to get something put together which will be super fun for everyone. We’ve reserved Stowe Bowl, in Stowe to get some food and bowling in and a great time with everyone. Details… – Time 5:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, March 2nd. We can’t encourage enough, don’t show-up fashionably late. We have the entire venue reserved for us. However, at 7:00 PM it will open back-up to the public, so we’d encourage, if anything, you show-up 15-20 minutes early to maximize the time you paid for. – Cost includes rental of the venue, ball, shoes, food, tax and tip. It won’t be a full dinner, but there should be ample food to snack on and possibly fill-up…

New Squat Cycle

We’ve mentioned in class the last week that we will rotating into a different block of squat work. Going forward for the next 12 weeks we will be focusing predominately on Single Leg work on Monday’s. Something we have certainly made a part of our Monday programming in the past but not the dominant force. With this block we’ll be looking one to strengthen up your legs in a uni-lateral fashion which will hopefully help work out some in-balances, but also this will give your body a break by stepping back from the heavy loading, at least in terms of squatting for a little bit. Through this block you will have 3 strength oriented pieces on Monday that will look like this…. 1 – Base: This is our large mover and building block movement for the 12 weeks. We are still looking for…

2019 Events Schedule

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…

The Open Is Coming…And We Won’t Be Participating

That’s right, you read it right, we won’t be participating in the CrossFit Open this year, at least not formally. Since the Open started in 2011 we have been involved as a gym and participated every year. We saw our participation balloon to over 150 people in 2013/2014 and since it has dropped drastically, to less than 50 people actually completing all 5 weeks of the workouts last year. In the past, for many, I know having Regionals is what really spurred much of our attendance. Not because you all had a chance to qualify, but because the prospect of our individuals competing, getting a team in as well, really gave our community something to rally behind. As you all should know at this point, Regionals is gone. There is no more qualifying a team, there is no more individual competition at the…

Holiday 2018 Schedule

A Quick Heads-up for Everyone for our upcoming Holiday Schedule Changes Wednesday – November 21st – No Evening Classes (Gym will close after the Noon Class) Thursday – November 22nd – 9:00 AM Class Only Friday – November 23rd – 8:00 AM CrossFit Burn, then Open Gym from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – December 24th – No Evening Classes (Gym will close after the Noon Class) Tuesday – December 25th – 9:00 AM Class Only Monday – December 31st – No Evening Classes (Gym will close after the Noon Class) Tuesday – January 1st – Closed

Programming Shift

I like to try and give you guys a little heads up on programming whenever possible. I’ve missed getting the information out our last few shifts and want to give you guys a little heads up where we are going. First, nothing is drastically changing. Part of what makes CrossFit so great is the constant variation, but at the same time having consistency and repetitiveness is also important. As summer is fully here, did we even get a spring, we’ll be making a little more of an emphasis on being outside. That means working in more carries and sleds in some work outs and of course running 2-3x week. In addition as we made a note of recently we’ll be now laying down a benchmark conditioning piece weekly. This could be anything from the classic “girls,” to a Hero workout, a mono-structural conditioning…

Help Us Grow Our Brand

As CVCF starts to close in on its 8th Birthday, wow, we’ve seen our brand continue to grow in some aspects and fall in others. While people within the CrossFit community know CVCF throughout the world, it’s amazing how many people in the Chittenden County area don’t actually know about CrossFit, let alone Champlain Valley CrossFit. As we’ve been doing some work on our website, social media presence, etc. we’ve come to realize that while we have the largest CrossFit community in the area, we’ve been open the longest, we have a relatively poor presence in terms of our reviews and feedback about our facility. The majority of the athletes that actually train at CVCF have never “reviewed” us, mainly out-of-towners, so it’d be awesome if any of our regular athletes could do so. So with that said, if you’d like to help…

Champlain Valley CrossFit 2019