What’s Happening at CrossFit Opus.
BACK TO SCHOOL – BACK TO ROUTINE
September is a perfect time to get back into your fitness routine!
CrossFit Opus has added classes to our schedule to help you get back on track after summer.
Look for our 7am classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sunday morning Gymnastic and CrossFit are back as of September 11th. Come out and play!
Strongman classes will be returning Tuesday nights at the end of September.
We would love to bring back a Yoga / Stretch class on Wednesday evenings, so let us know if you are interested!
The 6 Week Kickstart Bootcamp will start Monday October 2nd. Tell your friends! This is a great introduction to CrossFit Opus and high intensity functional fitness. Details are on our website and Facebook page.
SUMMER HOURS – JULY & AUGUST
Traditionally CrossFit Opus closes on Sunday’s in July & August while many member’s go on vacation and spend time with their families outdoors.
We encourage our members to get out and use your fitness! Run, Hike, Cycle, Mountain bike, SUP, Kayak, Canoe. Be active outside 😉
Opus will not be running classes on Sunday’s again this year. However, we will be offering Open Gym from 10AM to 12Pm on select Sunday’s for the month of July.
Reservations are still required to maintain safety and equipment availability for those participating. Please only reserve 1 hour. Please only book 1 week in advance. Respect other members wish to use the gym.
Phil & Chris are voluntarily opening the gym. Please respect their choice. Any dates that they are unavailable, the gym will be closed, and it will not appear on the schedule.
A successful experiment will result in Open gym on Sunday’s for the month of August as well 🙂
Anyone interested in joining a group for Trail Runs or Mountain Bike rides stay tuned to our FB page. We regularly post upcoming adventures and all are welcome!
Nutrition Q & A
One of the most common questions I get as a coach when I start talking nutrition, and provide nutrition plans is
“Can I have a cheat meal, or an unfavorable food on my diet.”
The answer to which is largely dividable into one of two types of people.
Type 1 – The Moderator;
This is the person who can have a piece of cake at a party, or enjoy a beer or glass of wine with dinner, and get right back on the wagon. They likely won’t turn one glass into a bottle, or turn one treat into the whole box. The individual capable of moderating ‘cheat foods’ is, psychologically, able to deal with the act of cheating. A moderator is ok to slip up from time to time, but should still shoot for healthy foods >80% of the time (>90% is better).
Type 2 – The Avoider;
An avoider is different than a moderator for one major reason – from a psychological standpoint it will derail them for days to months at a time. Little slips for this person can go a long way. Unlike a moderator, that glass of wine is likely to turn into a long night of drinking and that slice of cake will quickly become a deep fried 1500 calorie meal. This person should avoid cheating as much as humanly possible, and stick to the plan as close to 99% as they can.
Nutrition, our relationship with food, and our ability to indulge have an incredibly strong psychological standpoint. Ask yourself what YOU think you can handle. If you think a beer on Friday night will cause you to slip up for a week, then the answer is no. If a person can enjoy that same beer, but never stray away from the plan, then it’s likely ok.
JOIN US FOR CF24 ON OCTOBER 22 2016!
What is the CF24? CF24 is a 24-hour event with one workout, every hour on the hour, completed by teams of 3 athletes. On October 22, all participating gyms across the nation will perform WODs on the same day, at the same time. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Special Olympics in support of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Members of CrossFit Opus were proud to have participated in CF24 in 2014 and 2015. The power of sport benefits everyone! We are excited to be a part of this amazing event again this year.
To find out more about CF24 check out their website www.cf24.ca
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the event. Stop in to show your support. Even better, donate in support of these incredible athletes.