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→ August 31, 2013
101 Classes start the first Monday of December and will be held on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class times are 9:30 am, 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm
This class is 4 weeks long, consisting of 3 classes per week.
Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot now!
→ 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)
→ April 28, 2013
In January of 2012, I was the heaviest I had every been at 282 lbs. Because of my weight, my knees were weak, my cholesterol was high, and I always felt fatigued. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law, James and Laura Washer, had been telling me about the Paleo eating lifestyle and shared with me all the amazing results they had experienced themselves. They had also just started this intense exercise program called CrossFit. Such intense workouts seemed very overwhelming for me at the time because of how overweight I was but I thought I would be able to do the Paleo diet. So in Jan. of 2012 I started the Paleo lifestyle and I was committed to it! By April, I was 50 lbs. lighter!! I felt great and knew I was ready to try Crossfit.
Starting CrossFit was a huge step for me because for one thing, I had never worked out. My initial anxiety was quickly squashed and CrossFit was instantly addictive for me. I was very weak starting off, I could not even run 200 meters without stopping. Today I can run a mile without stopping, dead lift 220 lbs and am now doing pullups with the green band!
CrossFit and healthy eating has made me so much better! After almost a year of Crossfit, I no longer have weak knees and I am happy to say that they no longer give out on me. My cholesterol is totally normal, I have more energy than ever and just feel so much better about myself in general. My coaches, Dawn South and Leigh Hulsey, have been behind me the whole way. My CrossFit family includes everyone at our box. They are always there to cheer each other on and will encourage you every step of the way.
Its amazing to see lives change at CrossFit Alabaster, every single day. Since I made the decision in January of 2012 to become a healthier, happier me, I am down 90lbs although my journey is not over. To anyone that does not think they can do this, I want to tell them…YES, YOU CAN DO IT!
→ April 28, 2013
This year’s WODism for Autism was a huge, HUGE success! Thanks goes to every single one of you for making this event AMAZING!!!
→ April 13, 2013
Plug this address into your GPS system to find CrossFit Alabaster:
1769-1809 Simmsville Rd
Alabaster, AL 35007
→ April 3, 2013
WODism for Autism is Saturday, April 13th and it looks like we are going to have an amazing turnout!
The event starts at 10:00 and will go until 4:00.
This is a come and go event so you don’t have to be here right at 10:00 and you don’t have to stay all day unless you are having so much fun you don’t want to leave!
Upon arriving you must check in at the Registration table. Here you will be able to get your Heat time, turn in your donations and sign your waivers.
For the WOD “Taylor” we will be starting heats every 20 minutes.
The Ground to Overhead Relay, that will be going on all day and you should be able to jump into that at anytime.
We will have volunteers at the Relay counting reps and adding weight so at the end of the day we can figure out how much load was put overhead. You know, just because.
Also, since not everyone wants to donate on-line, anyone who is bringing donations with them, please put it in an envelope with your name and gym on it. All checks should be made out to the Autism Society of Alabama.
There are some great prizes to be won as well!
The person who has raised the most money will win a mini iPad.
The box that brings the most participants will win a 3-side plyo box donated by HammerHead Fitness.
We will also be awarding prizes to top three male and female who complete the WOD “Taylor”
10 minute AMRAP
5 second hand-stand hold
5 ring pushups
5 shoot thrus
15 air squats
5 second hollow hold
→ 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.