Important Updates

During your run, remember the phrase "heels to butt," even when you're fatigued.

During your run, remember the phrase "heels to butt," even when you're fatigued.We’re excited to announce CrossFit 204’s Run club!

April 30-June 4 – Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at CrossFit 204 (rain or shine!) with Coach Graeme Young
One workout to be done on your own at your convenience programmed by Graeme
Cost: $66.15


 

As most of you know, running is a cornerstone of our training whenever weather allows. There is nothing more functional than being able to move your body efficiently for a distance.

Most of us can grind through a running workout whether we have good technique or not, and some of us have an idea of how to pace ourselves, but most of us are just hoping to squeeze under that time cap. Many of us have never been taught how to run or how to get better at it. And while we have some athletes who enjoy running, we know many of you skip running workouts.

This is your chance to improve your fitness!

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Starting April 30, longtime member Graeme Young will be leading us through running workouts designed to improve your 1-mile time. Graeme has specifically selected this distance for its applicability to CrossFit workouts. If you get faster over 1 mile, you can expect to improve your time on a host of workouts, including Helen, Nicole and Nancy.

The goals of the program: increase running economy, speed and enjoyment.

Many of you have noticed Graeme is unbelievably fast, but you might not know he’s an accomplished runner who finished 19th in the 2015 Manitoba Marathon. He also has experience coaching runners at an amateur level. We’re thrilled he’ll share his time and knowledge with us.

To register, click the button above!

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crossfit-204-17-2-bear-4Thank you to everyone who made the Open such a special event this year! We really appreciated your participation, spirt, sweat and camaraderie. We’ve never had a better time doing the Open.

 

Special thanks go to captains Maegan, Michelle, Paul and Shawn for leading the charge. Thanks also go to McPhillips Toyota, Mrs. Bowes Bubbles and Reebok for some great prizes. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Chris Cooper of CrossFit Catalyst, who invented the Intramural Open and encouraged us to use his idea this year.

 

Finally, we’re proud of each of you. You guys were great, and we can’t wait to see what else you’ll accomplish this year. Onward and upward!

 

Drum roll: Congrats to our Intramural Open winners, Pirate’s Booty! We’re working on a trophy we’ll use each year. Well done, guys!

 

Snatch Guitar Hero/Random Bear Points
Graeme – Valiant effort
Mahavir – Relentlessly practiced double-unders in open gym
Natalie – Amazing improvement
Kurtis – Northern exposure to no problem
Brett – Youngest baby, least sleep, best performance
Social Media Bonus Points
5 points for booking goal-setting session
Maegan
David
Tom
Keith
4 points for sharing their stories
Paul
Maegan
Jared
Ben
Glenda
Kelly H.
Jr.
Lori
Jason
3 points for reviewing CrossFit 204 on Facebook
Glenda
K-Stew
Jason
Dan
Liz
Mahavir
2 points for posting a pic of outside-the-gym fitness with #204Open tag
Carly
Maegan
Jacqueline
Liz
Paul
1 point for posting a pic from 17.3 with #204Open tag
Maegan
Kylee
Jared
Geoff
Carly
Mahavir
Cheryl
Performance Points for Top finishes in Respective Categories (+1 each)
Wanda
Sherri
CKP
Jr.
Sr.
Mike Z.
Flo
Aaron
Sonya
Byron
Glenda
Week 3 Points (including costume points)
Pirates – 58
Fist Bumps – 37
Dyckin’ Around – 19
No Fear – 19
Total Points After Week 3
Pirates – 140
Fist Bumps – 124
Dyckin’ Around – 65
No Fear – 61
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crossfit-204-march-17-2017-cm-scIt’s Super Hero night on Friday! Any hero – creativity encouraged! Even a bedsheet cape will be rewarded.

We will also be doing the 204 Open opening and closing ceremonies, with special guests. We’ll start around 6, as usual.

After the workout, we’ll have complementary beverages and pizza!

Here’s this week’s points and the overall standings:

Gordie Deadlift and Random Bear’s Spirit Points (all +1) 
Zack – Excellent tips and encouragement while judging Sunday
Ryan – Buzzer beater to hit his goal for the workout
Kari – Awesome support of others
Paul – Warm-up and game jerseys
Shawn – Beer league jersey/St. Patty’s colours
Brett – Most workouts judged, plus HSPU measuring
Jacqueline – As prescribed with HSPU!
Cheryl – Game-worn Tim Riggins jersey made by Maddi
Natalie – So many HSPU!
Social Media Bonus Points
4 points for sharing their stories

Gordie Deadlift – Came to 204, scored a bucket of goals, won the Cup, retired a legend.

3 points for reviewing CrossFit 204 on Facebook

Carly
Lori

2 points for posting a pic of outside-the-gym fitness with #204Open tag

Keith
Cheryl

1 point for posting a pic from 17.3 with #204Open tag
Liz
Carly
Leandro
Maegan
Michelle
Geoff
Performance Points for Top finishes in Respective Categories (+1 each)
Wanda
Sherri
CKP
Brett
Grant Sr.
Mike Z.
Flo
Steven
Sonya
Glenda
Jason
Week 3 Points (including jersey points)
Pirates – 23
Fist Bumps – 26
Dyckin’ Around – 13
No Fear – 11
Total Points After Week 3
Fist Bumps – 87
Pirates – 82
Dyckin’ Around – 46
No Fear – 42
Please remember the following scoring opportunities are available until the end of the Open:

New opportunity! – 5 points – Book a goal-setting session here.

4 points – answer the following questions in an email to mike@crossfit204.com: How did you find out about CrossFit 204, and why do you train with us?

3 points – write a review of CrossFit 204 on Facebook or Google. (one review per person)

2 points – post a picture of yourself performing one movement from the week’s Open workout outside the gym. Use the hashtag #204open, and tag @crossfit204 on Instagram or Mike Warkentin on Facebook. (One point per person per week.)

1 point – post a picture from your workout or the class in which you performed the workout. Use the hashtag #204open, and tag @crossfit204 on Instagram or Mike Warkentin on Facebook. (One point per person per week.)

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crossfit-204-17-3-sn-jb-sequence-3It’s Jersey night on Friday! Any sport, with points awarded for participation!

Here’s this week’s points and the overall standings:

David Lee Thruster and Random Bear’s Spirit Points (all +1) 
Leandro – Solid judging and coaching on Sunday
Kurtis – Outstanding performance/overall improvement
Jason – Finished it!
Mason – Clutch snatch at the buzzer!
Scott – Bieber fever
Greg – Our resident luchador
Maegan – Return to action!
Glenda – Finished it and great full-depth squats a year after an injury
Social Media Bonus Points
4 points for sharing their stories
Bob
Keith
Ckp
Tom
3 points for reviewing CrossFit 204 on Facebook
Ben
Michelle
Leandro
Tom
2 points for posting a pic of outside-the-gym fitness with #204Open tag
Cheryl
Carly
Keith
1 point for posting a pic from 17.3 with #204Open tag
Keith
Carly
Leandro
Steven
Erika
Maegan
Lori
Performance Points for Top finishes in Respective Categories (+1 each)
Wanda
Sherri
CKP
Sr.
Jr.
Flo
Michelle
Byron
Glenda
Sonya
Mike.Z
Week 3 Points (including T-shirt points)
Pirates – 33
No Fear – 17
Fist Bumps – 30
Dyckin’ Around – 16
Total Points After Week 3
Pirates – 59
No Fear – 31
Fist Bumps – 61
Dyckin’ Around – 33

Please remember the following scoring opportunities are available until the end of the Open:

4 points – submit your CrossFit story to mike@crossfit204.com before the end of the Open. We’ll publish them in upcoming editions of our newsletter and on this site. The stories don’t have to be long. We want to know how you found us and why you train with us. For examples, check out Member’s Stories. If you are not on an Open team, feel free to write a story and donate your points to the team of your choice. If you need some ideas, Mike has questions he will send you to get you thinking. (one story per person)

3 points – write a review of CrossFit 204 on Facebook or Google. (one review per person)

2 points – post a picture of yourself performing one movement from the week’s Open workout outside the gym. Use the hashtag #204open, and tag @crossfit204 on Instagram or Mike Warkentin on Facebook. (One point per person per week.)

1 point – post a picture from your workout or the class in which you performed the workout. Use the hashtag #204open, and tag @crossfit204 on Instagram or Mike Warkentin on Facebook. (One point per person per week.)

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crossfit-204-17-2-bear-4-204openThe Intramural Open has been a fantastic chance to show off our spirit – thanks to all who have participated and cheered!

The main event is always on Friday night, so we wanted to offer a few ways for athletes to score points even if they can’t attend. The competition is also very tight, so we have a number of ways for athletes to rack up more points for their teams.

Here are the new scoring opportunities available for the last 3 weeks of the Open:

4 points – submit your CrossFit story to mike@crossfit204.com before the end of the Open. We’ll publish them in upcoming editions of our newsletter and on this site. The stories don’t have to be long. We want to know how you found us and why you train with us. For examples, check out Member’s Stories. If you are not on an Open team, feel free to write a story and donate your points to the team of your choice. If you need some ideas, Mike has questions he will send you to get you thinking.

3 points – write a review of CrossFit 204 on Facebook.

2 points – post a picture of yourself performing one movement from the week’s Open workout outside the gym. Use the hashtag #204open, and tag @crossfit204 on Instagram or Mike Warkentin on Facebook. (One point per person per week.)

1 point – post a picture from your workout or the class in which you performed the workout. Use the hashtag #204open, and tag @crossfit204 on Instagram or Mike Warkentin on Facebook. (One point per person per week.)

Week 3 Dead Pool

Captains, in consultation with their members, will submit by email to Crystal 3 movements before the 17.3 announcement. If any of the movements are named by Dave Castro as elements of 17.3, that team will be awarded 2 points per movement.

It’s a dead pool because you guys are going to kill it.

Reminder: It’s Music T-Shirt night on Friday! All genres respected, with points awarded!

Here’s this week’s points and the overall standings:

Vader and Random Bear’s Spirit Points (all +1) 
Ben and Chris – Supplying young pirates for lobby
David – Double muscle-up at the buzzer!
Sage – Celebrating David (see Instagram for picture)
Sr. – Celebrating David (see Instagram for picture)
Sonya – Celebrating David (see Instagram for picture)
Steven – First bar muscle-up in two years
Jr. – Bouncing back with a vengeance
Bob C. – Batman forever … and ever!
Pieces of 8 Scavenger Hunt Points
Shawn +1
Kari +3
Mahavir/Kylee +1
K-Stew +1
Lori +1
Glenda +1 (and a Reebok prize)
Ben Y. +1 for random coin discovered in box of collars
Performance Points for Top finishes in Respective Categories (+1 each)
Wanda
Sherri
CKP
Sr.
Jr.
Flo
Michelle
Byron
Glenda
Sonya
Week 2 Points (including hat points)
Pirates – 19
No Fear – 8
Fist Bumps – 23
Dyckin’ Around – 11
Total Points After Week 2
Pirates – 26
No Fear – 14
Fist Bumps – 31
Dyckin’ Around – 17