Thursday, November 8, 2012

NorCal CrossFit: Redwood City - Grand Opening!

NorCal CF Redwood City - Grand Opening!

Over 70 people cam out last Saturday to NorCal CrossFit - Redwood City's grand opening!  It started with a team WOD at 11am followed by a BBQ!

The new location is about 5 minutes off of the 101 at Marsh, near 5th and Middlefield.  It's a small building attached to a new huge indoor sports facility: Sports House, with indoor fields, sand volleyball, and a basketball court!

The grand opening WODs were simple, but you can make it as easy/hard as you want it to be.
  • Warm-up: 400m run, high knees, butt kickers, walking lunges, Burpees to Roxanne, and a duck walk to find your partner for the WOD couplets !  I partnered with Owen Myers from OHMYBAR!
  • WOD1: 7min AMRAP:
    • 7 KBS
    • 7 Jumping Lunges
  • WOD2: 7min AMRAP:
    • 5 Burpees
    • 7 Air Squats

  • Good-sized facility in the Peninsula: 3000 sqft of useable open space.  High ceilings (finally!), garage doors (totally missed these!), and we can finally do prowler pushes and sled pulls again!  It has the feel of the old Mountain View gym, but bigger and prettier.
  • New equipment and a sweet Rogue Monster rig!  It's also longer.  Most of the equipment, with the exception of the rig, seems to be from Again Faster.  Hoping to sneak a couple Rogue bars in.
  • Access to SportsHouse for CF classes when it's not in use.  Full access is $60/year.

Moving in Pictures:  Mickey, Alex, and a bunch of other people put a lot of work on this gym!  Check out their awesome progress and what they accomplished so far:

2. Just moved in.

3. Sports House.

4. Mickey's sweet new painting job: NCF and wall ball targets.

5. Pre monster rig, grand opening day.

6. Monster rig fully up as of yesterday!!

7. The new wheelbarrow/prowler/sled.

Pictures from Grand Opening: Big thank you to Robert Khalipa for taking these photos!
8. Norcal CrossFit Redwood City Grand Opening

9. Air Squats.

10. Garret, Alex, and Jason demoing the KBS.

11. WOD1 Outside: KBS + Jumping Lunges

12. WOD2, inside: burpees & air squats

13. Post WOD BBQ!

Conveniently, this location opened up almost the same time as my start date at my new job!  It's also a lot closer to my new office and home so I'm looking forward to making this my default gym.  The full schedule is not finalized yet.  This week is mostly intro classes at RWC and one group class at 5:30pm, and will probably continue to be like this for maybe another week.  Can't wait for the full schedule to roll out!!

If you're new to CrossFit or want to try it out, intro classes are currently free at the Redwood City location.  I don't know for how long, but it's a great time to check it out!

Related Posts: Kenya Throwdown | Holiday Part & Potluck 2012 | Thanksgiving Potluck at KI Athletics