Thursday, November 20, 2014

CrossFit A297

CrossFit A297

The first CrossFit gym we visited in Aruba was CrossFit A297.  We were there in September.  They've been open for a little over a year now but for some reason map.crossfit.com only updated their existence around the time I was in Aruba.  When I initially searched, there were no CrossFit gyms in Aruba and I was set to do hotel workouts.  However, while browsing through TripAdvisor for attractions to see, I found CrossFit A297 and contacted them for a visit!

Friday, November 14, 2014

CrossFit 808 -- New Location!

CrossFit 808's New Location!

Whenever I go home, I love visiting CrossFit 808 as it's one of my favorite CrossFit boxes on the island!  This time around, they just moved into their new location, which is almost 6x as big as their previous one!  Finally the bigger, much needed gym!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

51st Don Wilson Golden West Open

51st Don Wilson Golden West Open @ Cal Strength

Last week I competed in the 51st Don Wilson Golden West Open at Cal Strength in San Ramon.  What a drive from the Peninsula, but I'm glad I did it!  It was my first meet since Nationals and also my first weekend in the Bay Area in awhile.  I've been traveling too much recently.  

This was a two-day meet, the smaller weight classes going on Saturday, and the rest on Sunday.  Alyssa, Blake and I went on Saturday, while Danielle and Chelsea went on Sunday.  

Friday, October 31, 2014

CrossFit West Oahu

CrossFit West Oahu

One of my favorite CrossFit couples and gym owners, Keoni and Rose, have expanded their business to the west side of Oahu.  Keoni and Rose are the owners of CrossFit East Oahu in Niu Valley, and a few months ago, took over KSAC and renamed it to CrossFit West Oahu.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

CrossFit 5 Triple 9

CrossFit 5 Triple 9 trainers & us

For our first vacation this year, we decided to go to Curaçao and Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean in September!  During our three days in Curaçao, we managed to check out CrossFit 5 Triple 9 in Willemstad.  CrossFit 5 Triple 9 is the only CrossFit gym on the island of Curaçao!

Friday, October 10, 2014

CrossFit Napa Valley

CrossFit Napa Valley

We were in south Napa about a month ago for a work retreat at the Meritage Resort.  Since that involved a lot of epic eating and drinking, obviously I had to work some of it off.  I was leaving for Aruba the next day, so I wanted to find a gym that would let me do my weightlifting programming.  Lucky for me, CrossFit Napa Valley, was just one mile away!  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Making Goals Reality: My 60kg Snatch!

Jes Snatch 60kg at 48kg BW

On Monday, I snatched 60kg at 48kg bodyweight!  This wasn't an ordinary PR for me.  I wanted this so bad since the time I decided to switch from CrossFit to Weightlifting, just over a year ago.  Up until last month, I wasn't confident that I could make it this year, but instead, I surprised myself this week and turned this goal into reality.