Archive | September, 2010

“Fight Gone Bad 5” – How much fight is in you?

7 Sep

In 2006, a unique charity fundraising event was created to benefit prostate cancer research.  Crossfit gyms across the country and around the world were asked to hold a one-day, one workout event, to draw participants and donations for a great cause.  Using the “Fight Gone Bad” (FGB) benchmark workout, the Crossfit community, and those who joined ranks in support, have raised a combined total of more than $2 million for charity within the first four editions of FGB.

It can be so easy to get caught up in the importance of our own lives and successes that we forget about those less fortunate than us.  At FIT we strive to have a positive impact on our clients’ lives, both physically and mentally.  We also want to affect more than just our client base by reaching out and creating a difference in our community and our world.  FGB has been a great way for us to give back.  FIT and CrossFIT Los Altos have been involved with the FGB charity event since its inception.  In 2006, at FGB 1, we were excited to have 26 participants.  Last year at FGB 4 we had a robust 78 participants and raised over $25,000! That year CrossFIT Los Altos was the highest fundraising team in the Northern California 26> division, winning the honor of hosting the NorCal Regional Champion Traveling Trophy until FGB 5, this September 25th.

The FGB workout was originally designed over a decade ago for Lightweight UFC Champion BJ Penn.  It was intended to match or exceed the domain of a UFC fight in terms of the metabolic demand, force, range of motion, and speed.  After BJ Penn finished the workout for the first time, he was put flat on his back. When asked to compare the workout to a fight, he said it was like a “fight gone bad,” thus putting a name to the cause of his pain and this amazing worldwide charity event. Today FGB is one of the most famous benchmark workouts in the Crossfit program.

In 2010, FGB 5 opens its arms to benefit three charities: LIVESTRONG, Wounded Warrior Project and the Crossfit Foundation.  For more information on the actual workout, the charities, how to make a donation, or to join Team CrossFIT Los Altos, please visit the FGB 5 website at www.fgb5.org.

Join us for FITness Fundamentals and Food Crawl in Palo Alto!

1 Sep

During the month of September, come workout in the streets of downtown Palo Alto Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm.  Challenge your strength, endurance, power, flexibility, and speed with a variety of functional, natural movements that can be done anywhere.  The workouts will finish with a hands-on nutrition experience!  The classes will start and end at Lululemon Athletica, Palo Alto beginning Wednesday, September 1st.

This series will be lead by Analisa Naldi, a strength and conditioning coach and real foods educator!

Workouts and food are complimentary.  All we ask is that you arrive ready to move!

Contact: analisa@focusedtrainers.com

FIGHT GONE BAD 5- September 25th

1 Sep

Take your next workout to a higher level and join us on September 25th at CrossFIT Los Altos for our 5th Fight Gone Bad fund raising event.  Your participation will provide much needed support for our troops, law enforcement, first responders communities, and the millions of Americans fighting all types of cancer.

The Workout

The Fight Gone Bad workout is 17 minutes in length and consists of three rounds of five exercises: Wall-ball, Sumo dead-lift high pull, Box jumps, Push press, and Rowing.  With a minute rest between each round, this workout will challenge your anaerobic fitness.  But, don’t think this challenge is beyond your capabilities, the workout is scalable to match any fitness level.

How Do I Sign Up?

Follow this link to sign up for FIGHT GONE BAD5

Each participant that raises $150 will win a t-shirt!

Charitable Organizations supported by your Fight Gone Bad 5 Donation

LIVESTRONG fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.  www.livestrong.org

Wounded Warrior Project rasies awareness and provide programs and services for severely injured service members during the transistion between active duty and civilian life.  www.woundedwarriorproject.org

The CrossFit Foundation provides support and assistance to the men and women of the military, law enforcement, and first responder communities and their families.  For more information on the foundation, please contact foundation@crossfit.com

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program used by many police academies and tatical operations teams, and military special operations units, as well as elite athletes and champion martial artists. www.crossfit.com

The Sportsgrants Foundation is one of the few nonprofit event production companies in the United States. www.sportsgrants.org