Monday, June 18, 2012

CrossFit Ewa Beach - New Spot!

CrossFit Ewa Beach's new 10,000sqft location!!!

After catching up with Se and Noel Famy at the NorCal Regionals, and hearing about their new, upgraded location, I decided to make the drive out to Kapolei to check out the real deal, in person.  Noel and Se own CrossFit Ewa Beach in Kapolei, Oahu.  Though I guess they are called Kapolei Strength and Conditioning now.  It's been awhile since I last visited, mainly because it's quite far from where I stay, so I am glad I made the visit.

My first reaction: HOLY BALLS, their new location is fricken sweet!  All new Rogue, everything, and in high quantities. Any CrossFitter/gym owner/fitness whore's dream.  When I was there two weeks ago, they were still in transition.  They had a lot of equipment set up already when I was there, but also a lot still at the old location or in boxes.  I cannot even imagine how much more sweet their box is now.

The new location is just down the street from the old location and it is HUGE.  10,000sqft!  They are now the biggest box in Hawaii!  And they are LOADED with new Rogue equipment.  Just to give you an idea, their pull-up structure alone is four times the size of our largest pull-up structure at NorCal CrossFit.  It is also equipped with every possible Rogue infinity rig accessory, i.e. if you see it on the site, they've got it.  They also now have an Olympic lifting area with nice platforms, plates, fancy racks, etc.  All you current CrossFit Ewa Beach members are extra spoiled!  So not only do they have like every equipment Rogue makes, but they also have it all in large quantities, like in the 50's of each.  I've never seen anything like this before.  No need to share during class time!

I came in for the 8am class on Friday.  Traffic wasn't too bad coming from Hawaii Kai.
  • Warm-up: 3 rounds of Cindy, with strict pull-ups instead.  20 Front Squats with barbell.
  • Zercher Squat: 10x2 @ 70% of 1RM Front Squat.  First time doing these!
  • In teams of 2, each person does all the work, alternating: 
    • 1-2-...-9: Burpee Box Jump 24"/20"
    • 25-50-75-100: DU
    • 9-8-...-1: Burpee Box Jump 24"/20"

Some pictures of their new location:  Note that I took these pictures while they were in transition, so not all the equipment have arrived or been set up yet.

2. They have a sign now!  New name: Kapolei Strength & Conditioning.

3. New place looks the same outside though, but bigger.

4. One rig... my fav!  Noel still setting it up.

5. The other rig.

6. The new lifting area!  Fancy platforms, plates, everything.

7. The monster rack I want for my yard.

8. A small portion of the KBs.

9. Even more rowers.

10. Holy sleds!

11. Benches.

12. Land mines...

13. They still had loads of boxes with new equipment.  My favorite... Rogue wooden rings with competition straps.

14. Wall balls....

15. Still unloading more equipment.

16. More barbells.

17. The WOD board.

18. 8AM class photo.

19. Se!

20. Se, Noel, and I.

It is unbelievable how much new, nice equipment they have... and they are still setting up!  These pictures don't quite capture how big the location actually is.  It is the largest CrossFit gym I've ever seen.  Rogue Fitness, if you ever read this post, you gotta make the trip out to HI to check them out.  They are a Rogue gym, for sure.  If you guys visit, be sure to congratulate Noel and the CrossFit Ewa Beach team for kicking ass at Regionals.  And to Noel, next time I come, I'm looking forward to PRing with one of your 2095403493940 Eleiko bars :).

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