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→ December 28, 2014
The Barnyard Throwdown is coming up February 14th. We already have a handful of teams signed up but there are still a few looking for teammates if you are interested in competing.
If you just want to come watch all your friends compete the competition is at:
1100 greensport road, Ohatchee, AL
The competition starts at 9:00AM and we will meet at 6:30 that morning to caravan.
→ December 28, 2014
Our next 101 starts January 5th, call to get signed up today. (205)451-2955
→ April 11, 2014
Place this address in your GPS
1769-1809 Simmsville Rd
Alabaster, AL 35007
→ August 11, 2013
Last weekend we hosted the Garage Games event, The Dirty South Games.
We had over 300 athletes compete and it was a huge success.
Thank you to everyone who came out to compete, volunteer and support this event.
YOU are the ones that made this successful!
→ June 2, 2013
CrossFit Alabaster is excited to bring the Garage Games to Alabaster, Alabama with
The Dirty South Games!
This event will be held at Veterans Park on August 3rd and 4th.
Individuals will be on Saturday the 3rd and Teams will be on Sunday the 4th.
We will have RX and Scaled Divisions.
Teams will consist of 4 people, two men and two women.
Visit here and register to compete and/or volunteer.
Visit our page on Facebook for updates as we get closer to the event date.
The qualifying movements for 2013 Dirty South Games are announced for RX and Scaled both for individuals and teams. These are NOT NECESSARILY the exact movements that you will see during the competition, but these movements represent the necessary abilities required for each division.
Rx – men #/women # (Scaled – men #/women #)
Kettlebell Swing 70lbs/53lbs (53lbs/35lbs)
Box Jump 30″/24″ (24″/20″)
Clean & Jerk 145lbs/105lbs (115lbs/65lbs)
Dead Lift 225lbs/185lbs (155lbs/115lbs)
Shoulder to Overhead 115lbs/75lbs (75lbs/55lbs)
Wall Ball 20lbs/14lbs (14lbs/10lbs)
Ball Slams 30lbs/20lbs (20lbs/15lbs)
Double Unders (singles). Bring your own jump rope
GHD situps (AbMat situps)
→ March 23, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”
June 22, 2012 I found myself living in a chicken coop of pain, sadness, and anger. I found myself covering the wounds of my pain with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the weekends, a pack-of-cigarettes-per-day, binge eating, along with being mentally handicapped by countless toxic relationships. At twenty-four, I was a size fourteen, 194 pounds, a victim of domestic violence, a DHR case, and living in a wilderness of unemployment. I was immobilized by depression and anger.
I began my journey to eating healthier and trying to maintain a weight loss plan with just a basic cardio, low carb strategy. As I began to loose some weight and meet the 5k mark I became bored. I became interested in CrossFit for the same reason any girl would… Rich Froning Jr.. It was through infomercials, ESPN Games, and twitter feeds that the flame was truly ignited. CrossFit was portrayed as a positive. For me, CrossFit was an answer to my prayers. I’m talking part-the-waters intervention. I began praying that God would place positive people into my life to help me change.
I grew up in a family of anger with parents who never once told me they were proud of me. I had countless boyfriends and friends who were toxic to me mentally and physically. I began doing research of CrossFit gyms that were near work and home as well as pocket-book friendly. I had no luck. Then, after praying that if God wanted me to really do CrossFit that something would open up that I would know if it was really something I should consider. A month later, CFA had a ribbon cutting ceremony. I still continued to pray, “God, make this not intimidating for me.” October 8, 2012, I walked into the first Fbox of my life and became a CrossFit Alabaster Athlete.
When I walked into the doors the first person I saw was this little short female who introduced her self as Coach Leigh. My thoughts, “Answered prayer, not intimidating meat head at all.” The first words out of my mouth were, ” Hey, my name is Ashleigh & I’m ready to join CrossFit- but I’m really intimidated.” My first WOD/baseline I vomited. My second WOD I cried with Coach Leigh and a PVC pipe. I kept coming back though because my coaches were so happy for me and proud of me! My coaches at Crossfit Alabaster have instilled many things in me, most importantly that my mind is a muscle. I am able to look at my past as a stepping stone to a new PR, a heavier weight, and just a few more burpees when I think I cannot do one more. I have learned through them to use it as willpower to overcome my obstacles.
I have learned through my coaches that the only limitations I have are the limitations of my mind. With practice and time I have conditioned it to perform seemingly remarkable feats that have strengthened my body and hardened my emotional resolve. For the first time in twenty-four years I have people who tell me that they are proud of me. People believe in me at CFA & that is why I crossfit.
→ February 11, 2013
→ August 27, 2012
The first official day of CrossFit Alabaster was a huge success. Thanks to everyone that helped and thanks to everyone that came. We look forward to working with you guys more in the future.