BCF Newsletter - 11/12/2015

Iron Church Test; Swimming; Friday CrossFit; SFH

Happy Thursday guys.

Here's what is on the docket at Bowery:

New Nutrition Challenge is sold out

If you missed your chance to sign up, don't worry, we'll be reopening enrollment in January.

We started a swim team

Flipside Aquatics is now a registered masters swim team. Our first meet is going to be the Metropolitan SCM Masters Championships on Dec 13th in the Upper East Side. Leading up to the meet, we'll be practicing once a week as a team. If you're interested in learning more about the team, the meet schedule, and the practice schedule, email J@Flipsidecf.com.

New SFH protein is in

We switched from Progenex to SFH. We are excited to offer SFH products because we feel it’s the best product on the market. All the whey in SFH protein powder comes from free-range, grass-fed cows that were never treated with antibiotics or bovine growth hormones. The whey contains no preservatives and is all-natural.

New Onramp / Better Class Experience

We started out, more or less, as a group training gym. This worked well for a while, but eventually we grew a little too big for our own liking. The movements we do—deadlifts, clean and jerks, snatches, pull-ups, handstands—are physically demanding and technically challenging and best taught in a one-on-one environment.

We realized we were doing a huge disservice to our membership by not setting up newbies for success inside and outside of the gym. That being said, group classes make memberships more affordable for you, and they’re social and fun and community-driven; friendships are inevitably formed when you suffer and sweat together.

Which is why going forward we will not allow prospective members to take group classes. We are now offering a free 1-on-1 Intro to Fitness instead. Also, all new members are required to go through a 12 class 1-on-1 or semi-private Kickstart Program before entering group classes. This will set up all our new members for long term success at BCF and greatly improve the class and coaching experience for both our members and staff.

If you want to find out more about the changes and the Kickstart Program, we wrote about it extensively here: http://bit.ly/1LbLNE4

Iron Church Testing this Friday @ 8pm

Come cheer on the first cycle of the Iron Church as they absolutely smash their previous PRs at the Iron Church Testing this Friday. The meet will consist of max effort attempts in the deadlift, squat, and bench press. Beer and loud cheering is highly encouraged.

All the details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/497580917083781/

Iron Church PM Cycle 2 is sold out; midday spots still available

While our second PM cycle of the Iron Church is sold out, we still have a couple spots available in the midday cycle. The midday cycle meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30p-2:30p, and Sunday at 11am. Make up times are available any time we offer Open Gym. Bowery now has showers and towel service so you can make it back to work smelling lovely.

To find out more about Iron Church go here: http://www.bowerycrossfit.com/iron-church

To enroll in the midday cycle email Mateo@FlipsideCF.com

Thanksgiving schedule

For this Thanksgiving we’ll be running morning classes on 11/25 and we’ll be closed 11/26 & 11/27 so the coaches can spend time with their families.

Lockers still available

Winter is coming up, don't forget you can still rent lockers for all of your layers! Small lockers are $10 p/m and big lockers are $20p/m. We will provide the lock.

PM CrossFit on Friday!

Friday PM CrossFit class is back, here is the updated schedule going into effect next Friday 11/20:

1:30pm-6pm Open Gym

6pm-7pm CrossFit Class

7pm-9pm Weightlifting Club

Events on the horizon

11/13 Iron Church Testing

11/20 99 Favor Taste Bonanza

12/5 BCF Holiday Party

12/13 Metropolitan SCM Masters Swim Championships

12/19 BCF/HRCF Platform Throwdown

See you out there,
John

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