BoxTalk June


Bring a Friend day: July 19th

Clean Eating Challenge Ends on July 5th, join us for a great workout and BBQ & clean eating potluck. Sun 2:15pm post pictures/measurements Fight gone bad workout at 3pm.

RSVP and get in on the action and details.

A Closer Look at Class Levels:

CFSWP Student / Class Level Descriptions

Beginner (101)

For students at an entry skill level and entry fitness level. Time on the Baseline Workout time is slower than 9 minutes. Many movements that are done in a gym

and/or in CrossFit are unfamiliar. Class focus is on basic conditioning and movement skill and technique.

Beginner/Intermediate (101)

Not a beginner, but still working on building a base level of strength and conditioning and technical expertise. Baseline Workout time is between 6:00 – 9:00. Starting to get to know the names of movements, but still unsure of the amount of weight to use, and exactly how to do many of the more complex CrossFit movements.

Intermediate/Advanced (201)

Confidence, strength and conditioning are stronger than ever. Have mastered all of the basic and intermediate CrossFit movements and are working on the more advanced weightlifting and gymnastic movements. Can take a friend through a CrossFit workout with confidence. Usually pull ups are done without assistance and Baseline time is between 4:30 – 6:00.

Advanced (201)

Student is confident and capable with all CrossFit movements and workouts and has made CrossFit a regular part of life.

CrossFit SW Portland

Class Schedule

9:30am classes – all levels

Noon: CrossFit 201
 Mon-Fri: 4:30pm, 5:30pm – all levels
 Olympic Lifting: 201
BarBell Club: 101
 MTuThFri: 6:30pm 201
Tu Thur: 6:30pm 101
Sun: 2:00pm 101

KidFit – all levels
*SEE PDF on Bulletin board for more

Spirit Days Continue in June! Wear your CFSWP gear on Fridays and put a check mark by your name you will be entered into a raffle to win a COOL prize.


Are You New to CFSWP? Here are some helpful tips:

Remember that for the first few months after starting or coming back from being out for a month on vacation, we recommend that you keep your workouts within your means – not pushing so hard that you hurtle yourself over the “cliff” or end up injuring yourself.

Given the competitive nature of CrossFit, it is very easy to get carried away and go too hard too soon. Feel free to make any modification to any workout (scaling) to make it appropriate for your experience and fitness. If you need help with this, don’t hesitate to ask the coach that is teaching the class – he/she will be happy to assist.

By the way, one great way to actually see the progress you’re making is to take before / after pictures. You can let Shannon know and we can schedule to get before and after pictures. We will be doing the Baseline workout again in August, if you are ready to retest contact and we can schedule during open gym for you to retest.


Thank you for excusing our mess, as well had building updates a few weeks back and organized the gym. We added some box jumps and a new WOD board as well.


Congrats to several members for setting goals and obtaining them. Several Cindy and Helen Personal Records; Back squat, bench press, dead lift and strict press personal records were record high. We are super proud of all your achievements with the PR challenges and OUTSTANDING WORK with TESTING!


Have you tried Sunday Funday yet?

Ready for more fitness fun and challenge? Join us for Olympic Lifting at 2:00pm and or Team class at 3:00pm. It’s fun to meet new people and work as a team to accomplish a great workout!

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Athlete Spotlight

June’s Athlete in the spotlight is Brian K. Brian has been a member with CFSWP since 2011. Brian comes in, cheers others on and helps others with their goals. Catch a class with Brian at 4:30pm or Sundays at 3:00pm in out Team CF class. Thanks Brian for being apart of CFSWP community and making team class with Kristi a lot of fun!

First Name & Last Initial * Brian K

Port Jefferson, NY Age
Billing specialist

When did you first start CrossFitting?
I think fall 2008

When did you first start training at CFSWP?
Summer 2011

What is your favorite WOD?

I like Anne, Angie and Helen, and I kind of love / hate Grace

And your least favorite WOD


Tell us about your sports & fitness background
I have played sports since I was 5. Soccer until high school. When I switched to track, then in my second year of college I discovered ultimate frisbee.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? CFSWP? (before / after)

I have gotten a lot stronger, which has given me more confidence on the ultimate field. It’s also fun to look back at pre CrossFit pictures and see my lack of strength.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFSWP moments.
I love going to Sunday classes. Especially when it nice out and we can roll the orange couch out into the sun and sun bathe

Any advice for people just getting started?
Give it 6 months… The first 2-3 months suck because your body is just sore all the time. During the next two months you start to understand how to read the WOD. The next two months is when you will start hitting PR like every other class. Your body need time to adjust to the extra stress you are putting it though. If after 6 months you don’t love it, perhaps it not for you.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? Ultimate frisbee takes up most of my free time. I also enjoy wine tasting in the Willamette Valley and playing video games.

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