Wrap it up,
It's needless to say that a lot goes into making an event like the one we created on the weekend.
The workouts, the sponsorship, the apparel, the food.
The little things like toilet paper, score cards, spare clocks..., tents, the taping of the bars, the 88 people to fit in to the gym. It's bloody endless.
With the exception of the bloody clock! (thanks to the Coffee Van) it was a seamless day. It was the most efficient games/ charity/ community event I've been a part of. There was a time I ran these events with a million dollar facility to fall back on, never have I been a part if something so smooth and, quite frankly, enjoyable.
All because of the people within our cohort. Here's a quick little name drop to understand the depth of help. . .
Kmack, Kaz, Ness, Troy, Soph1, Soph 2, Myles, Etcell, Ryan, Jenna, Damo, JG, Muzza, Ella, Marlo, Sj, Corka, Andopolis...
Aside from raising over 2500 dollars for a charity and in memory of Gary, I had a couple of moments that a little bit of wee came out for.
Watching Lapa and Dave judging there comrades Brucey and Bmack... I distinctly remember Dave saying "these are the two best guys in the gym, and we've just met them". That made me extremely happy. Another would be Damo and Ridgy teaming up from two opposing gyms for one good cause.
I could go on about this forever...Im never been prouder to be part of a cohort.
The Big Show,
After finishing 10th in Australia for this years CrossFit Team Series, Sophia and I have been given an invite to compete the day prior to the CrossFit Invitational. This, we thought, would be a great opportunity for our gym and a great personal opportunity for Soph to showcase our ability on the floor in Melbourne.
As I'm sure you've noticed Soph's personal journey within our gym has grown to a pretty great feat of athleticism and I look forward to slowing her the hell down as she showcases the talent that is, Cohort CrossFit.
We aim to give em hell, show them what two midget coasties have to offer and above all have an absolute ball doing what we love.
!!!!GYM WILL BE CLOSED THIS SATURDAY FOR THE EVENT SORRY!!!!
(programming will still go up, for those who are keen, it's a hella workout)
XMAS CLOSING TIMES
*DRESS CODE........ DIRTY DOUBLE DENIM....
Barefoot Bowls is booked for 4.30 pm on Saturday 2nd of December at Terrigal bowling club (behind the crown plaza) We will have the ground for about 2 hours and can head into Terrigal after for those keen to continue.
$10 per head that can be paid to me when arriving.
For to boiiizzz no singlets can be worn so if we are thinking of a theme this needs to be considered.
ID needs to be produced upon entry also.
Please RSVP as soon as possible as I need to give accurate numbers to the club. On the board at the gym or FACEBOOK EVENT (A Cohort Christmas)
Jenna is taking care of this, so please feel free to call her at 2am any day and chat with her....
12 Days Of X-Mas Wod
before we shut shop,
As always, the traditional 12 days of Christmas WOD will be throwing down and for this year its the 16th of DECEMBER.
YOU MUST DRESS AS A SANTA OR CHRISTMAS THEME *Penalties Apply.
CLOSING TIME DEC 21st- JAN 4th
It's with ultimate happiness I will be closing the gym over christmas.
2017 has been the best year across the board for our facility. For those who are fairly new to us, we've accomplished an absolute stellar year.
We've gained and Olympic Athlete, A CrossFit Freak, and Apprentice Coach to our Staffing Board. We've spent 50,000 dollars moving from kincumber to Erina. We've held our summer numbers from 2016 over our winter of 2017. We had Myself Compete as Nationals in 2017, We raised 2500 for the Heart Foundation, We've taught over 2600 classes with only 1 no show (pauly) and above all we've worked tirelessly to create, hands down, the best CrossFit facility your going to encounter.
I will happily be pausing all memberships for the 2 weeks we are closed.
I wanted to say from the depths of my bones thank you.
It's not possible to describe what its like to spend more time with you than my own family...
When I undertook this path, I was told by 'the legendary' Chad Mackay;
"it's like a rollercoaster, without an ending".
Boy was he underselling that hahaha. Since moving to Erina, I've taken 95% of classes and let The Cohort consume me more than ever. I know every single one of your names, I can probably tell you what you do for a living and how much progress you've had this past couple months, weeks or years. I reckon I could probably guess what workouts you like, what days you prefer training and how often you wash your damn knee sleeves.
I chose to do that this year, I wanted to be immersed and create a culture from the inside. I love what I do, I yearn to be better at what I do, and hate when I'm sub-par on even one damn class. I have a sickness. I love it.
To my team,
Sophia, Ryan, Lachlan and newly adopted Oliver.
I hope your 2017 was as glorious and heart warming as mine. We have the privilege of changing lives and I have the privilege of working with people who, to use a most overused word, inspire me. 'to guide by divine influence' that is to inspire.
To my community,
Heavens above, I literally wouldn't have a job without you. Besides the fact you make me get up at 4:00am, I feel sublime privilege to share these four walls with you. I literally laugh more than anyone at work I've ever met, and thats thanks to you. This is hands down the best gene pool we've had to date, our DNA is strong and our 'Fitness' is amazing. Thanks for putting in every damn day. If Cohort is a fire, you are the fuel.
Thank you and bring on 2018.