Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get Level 1 Certified at ACF!

Atlas is excited to host the CrossFit Level 1 Certification course later this fall on November 20-21. The certification is not only for athletes who would like to coach CrossFit classes in the future, but those who want to learn more about the mechanical, conceptual and theoretical foundations of CrossFit.

Upon completing a Level 1 CrossFit Certification course, attendees will have the resources and sufficient foundation from which to continue independent and successful development as a CrossFit trainer or athlete. If you have the means, we highly encourage you to attend; you will not be disappointed!

Cost for participation in the two-day event is $1,000. The event will sell out, so register today if you'd like to participate.

Fight Gone Bad V

ACF is proud to be a host of the fifth annual Fight Gone Bad, which will take place on Saturday, September 25. FGB began as a fundraising event in 2006, and the first four editions raised a combined total of more than $2 million. FGB will benefit three charities this year: LIVESTRONG, Wounded Warrior Project and the CrossFit Foundation.

The event format is the Fight Gone Bad CrossFit format. In this workout, you move from each of five stations after one minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. The event is in the 30-round format. The stations are:

Wall-ball: 20-pound ball, 10-foot target (reps)
Sumo Deadlift High-pull: 75-pounds (reps)
Box Jump: 20" box (reps)
Push-press: 75-pounds (reps)
Row: calories

The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of "rotate," the athlete must move to the next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is worth one point.

Individuals must raise $25 in order to participate; those who raise over $150 will receive an Official FGB 5 Event t-shirt after the event. Awards are given on Individual, National and Regional levels.

The first heat will begin at 8:00am, followed by heats every 45 minutes with the last beginning at 12:30pm. Space is limited to 20 athletes per heat; click here to sign up for a heat.

FREE Nutrition Lecture!

Atlas will be holding another FREE Nutrition Lecture on Thursday night, 9/16, at 6:30pm. We'll be continuing the conversations on Paleo and Zone and will have plenty of time for Q&A.

Sign up here!

Run with us!

On Sunday, October 3, ACF athletes and coaches will be running the Bucktown 5K. Known as the Chicago Marathon's warm-up race, the 5K is one of the most enjoyable races in Chicago, as it meanders through the beautiful Bucktown neighborhood.

The race begins at 8:30am and is followed by an after-party including great food and live music. All participants will receive a fleece vest, since the race is known for having the best goodie bag in Chicagoland! Participation is limited to 500 people, so act quickly and sign up today! Registration costs $40 before September 19 and $45 until October 2.

Click here for more info!

Monday, September 6, 2010

CPR/AED Certification

ACF will be holding a CPR/AED Certification course on Saturday, September 11. The three-hour course begins at 9am and will cost between $30-$45 based on the number of participants. Upon graduating from the course, participants will have earned their CPR/AED Certification for infants, children and adults, which lasts for two years.

Please email sarah@atlascrossfit.com if you would like to participate. Space is limited to the first 50 athletes, so sign up today!