Guys, I’m really excited for October. The weather is getting cooler. The leaves are changing, and this month is going to be monumental.
There is so much happening at CFDV this month: The Hunt for Overhead Squatober, Spirit Week (culminating in my favorite themed-workout to date), and the unveiling of the new team event for the Step Up For Special Olympics CrossClimb Challenge that we are apart of again this year. All the things!
The overhead squat is a movement that many of us struggle with. It’s also a movement we don’t do very often. In October, we’re going to change that. This month the hunt is on. The Hunt for Overhead Squatober will involve daily work on the overhead squat by either practicing the movement, working on your mobility and stability, or doing the actual movement in a workout.
Rob and I are involved again with the CrossClimb Challenge portion of the Step Up For Special Olympics event, and we’re going to debut the newly added team workout at the gym on Saturday, October 18th. For those of you not familiar with this event, the CrossClimb Challenge is a CrossFit workout followed by a stair climb race at the BNY-Mellon Center in Philadelphia on Sunday, November 18th.
The newly added feature to the challenge this year is that you can compete as either an individual or as a team 4 (2 men and 2 women). Our very own Chris Foehl and Jay Mensack came in first place and third place in the RX division last year and Amy Babiak and Lori Mulhern took first and second place in the Scaled division. CrossFit Delaware Valley raised the most money out of all of the competing gyms. The event as a whole raised twice a much money as the previous year, and I got to have two breakfasts. So, it was a pretty awesome day for everyone. Come on out to the gym on 10/18/14 to try out the workouts and get involved in the challenge!
Also, Rob and I are planning on making a short video for the interwebs calling out other area CrossFit gyms to join in on the challenge. We want to get a bunch of people in on the video to jump around and make some noise. Details on that to come.
Mark your calendars for CFDV Spirit Week – A fun-filled week of great workouts, theme days and gym events.
Sunday, October 26th: CFDV does Sky Zone – Gym outing to Sky Zone in Glen Mills, PA. This is happening.
Monday, October 27th: CFDV Rolf Outing – 18 holes of row golf. Wear your golf attire.
Tuesday, October 28th: Twinning Tuesday – Dress the same as someone else at the gym and work out together.
Wednesday, October 29th: Jersey Day – Wear your favorite team’s jersey. Or, dress like someone from New Jersey. Your call.
Thursday, October 30th: Crazy Socks – CrossFitters love wacky socks. Your socks say “Bacon” on them? I love bacon! That’s so Raven.
Friday, October 31st: Halloween – Come workout in costume for the greatest themed workout ever created, and my personal favorite: Zombie Apocalypse.
Saturday, November 1st – CFDV Homecoming Dance – Spirit week ends with a homecoming dance at the gym. Yes, we’re those people. Either way, it’s a fun party at the gym.
October 2014 Programming