Category: Upcoming Events
We are excited to announce that we are now offering a yoga only pass! If you are a member of CFUV yoga in included in your membership. If you have been wanting to do yoga with us but, aren’t interested in CrossFit, then this is the pass you’ve been waiting for! We offer power yoga Tuesday nights at 7:30 and gentle yoga every other Saturday at 10 am.
We love it when you bring friends, in fact a lot of you started doing crossfit because a friend invited you, but not every workout is ideal for a fist timer! To ensure they get the most out of their free class we will be tagging wods as friend friendly on the days when it would be appropriate to bring a friend. So, if you invite someone just check the website to see if the wod says “friend friendly”. If it doesn’t you can text me at 801-900-3480 to see what upcoming days would work. And Saturdays are always safe for new people!
We allow one free class, so friend friendly workouts does not mean it’s a free for anyone day. It simply means it would be a safe workout to bring a friend to.
We are bringing back free week! Invite your friends, family, neighbors, strangers, anyone! This year we’d like people to preregister online. This will allow everyone to take care of their waiver from the convenience of their own computer/smart phone as well as give us a good sense of how many people to expect.
Are you thinking of starting CrossFit? Not sure if you’ll like it? Try it out for free on Jan 1st and see what you’ve been missing! We will have workouts (wods) in the morning at 8, 9, 10, 11, and noon. See you there!
I’ll even tell you what the workout is ahead of time:
3 Rounds of
In this workout you move from each of the five stations after a minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. On call of “rotate”, the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, score is total reps.
Don’t know what any of these movements are? Don’t worry, we will take care of all of that! Our coaches will take you through a warm up to prepare you for the workout. They will teach you each of the movements in the workout as well as substitutions to meet your abilities. When it’s all said and done you will have completed a fun and challenging workout no matter your current level of fitness!
Ready to sign up?
Call 801-900-3480 to register for our January On Ramp. Space is limited, call now to secure your spot!
As we get ready start a new year, we will all be looking to get back on track and make some positive changes. Many of our goals this time of year are health related and we are going to help you achieve those goals! Hitting CrossFit 3-5 times a week is going to be a great start! Getting adequate sleep and managing stress will also boost your results more than you ever realized. But, the hard part, the really really hard part is taking a good look at the food you’re eating and making an honest assessment. Is the food you’re eating making you more healthy or less healthy? There really aren’t any other options when it comes to food, either its good for you and bettering your body and overall health or it isn’t. Simple. As. That.
Give me one week to radically change what you eat
We are excited to roll out a nutrition challenge unlike any other at CrossFit UV. We will equip you with the tools and support you need to be successful during our radical food challenge. Our challenge will start Saturday January 5 and will kick off with our first of six weekly support groups. We will equip you with a handy dandy nutrition guide from our friends and partners at Whole9. We will have weekly check-ins every Saturday at 9 am. This will be a great place for you to talk about the week, share your success/frustrations, share recipes, as well as ask questions. We will also have weekly topics to help you along the way such as, eating out, supplements, hydration, etc. Each week you will be asked to recommit. We will all be holding ourselves and each other accountable to those participating. After each week you’ll have to reflect on yourself and what changes you’ve experienced and ask yourself is it worth it to continue for one more week?
All-In or Baby Steps
We know that changing your food is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. What we eat is comforting and convenient. Some of us have tried so many diets and failed we’ve decided to give up on them completely! We understand that and have come up with two options that should work for everyone. Option 1 is All-In; this is for you if you are ready to completely start from scratch. We will wipe the slate clean and start anew. This is for the person who doesn’t do well with moderation and is also perfect for all of the Type A’s out there. Option 2 is Baby Steps; this is a great way to test the waters and start making changes towards more healthy foods. You will be given an assignment each week to implement and by the end of the challenge you will be caught up to those that started out All-In.
We love some healthy competition, but in this arena we want you more focused on making a change in yourself than winning a competition. Our Radical Food Challenge (RFC) will run for a little over a month and in that time should give you the confidence and building blocks to continue on well after. If you give 100% to this month, you will radically change your overall health and how you view food for the rest of your life.
Looking to get a head start before the challenge? Check these out!
When: Saturday December 8 @10 am
What to bring: Breakfast food
Join us for breakfast! Workout at 8 or 9 and then stick around for some good eats. We will provide ham, eggs, coffee, and hot chocolate. You all can bring the rest! The only rule is, it has to be yummy!
This Friday night at 6:30
Come hang out with fellow crossfitters. Watch some Ronnie Coleman, “lightweight baby,” Order some pizza, and do some Crossfit stuff (lift some weight, playing around, etc.). This will be a fun time to hang with the guys in the gym. Friends are welcome.
We are so excited to finally be rolling out two great new classes! We have had a yoga class in the works for several months now. We wanted to make sure we found the right instructor that really understood what you as CrossFitters are going through on a daily basis and help you unwind and free your mind. One of the great reasons to make a yoga class and a mobility&movement (m&m) class part of your weekly training is that it is an hour dedicated to slowing down. Our lives are fast paced and CrossFit is even more fast paced, yoga and m&m are each an hour long class dedicated to stretching, pushing your flexibility and balance, correcting your overal position and helping you gain greater body awareness. Then you can take all your new found stretchy-ness, body awareness, and flexibility and crush the WODS during the CF class!
We have chosen Farrah Peterson to teach our Yoga class! She is the perfect fit as she has already been doing CrossFit with us for over a year and has been passionate about yoga for much longer! Farrah will be teaching Ashtanga Yoga:
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga synchronizes breath and movement through a set of series of asanas (postures). This type of yoga is one of the more prominent forms of traditional yoga. This important form of yoga consists of breath control, sense control and concentration. This type of yoga is beneficial for strength, stress-relief, flexibility, mobility, centering the mind and preserving the body.
Farrah has been practicing yoga on and off for over 7 years. After an injury she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga and dedicated 200 hours towards becoming an Ashtanga yoga instructor. The 200 hour certification meets the Yoga Alliance standards in which consist of anatomy/physiology, technique and methodology training, yoga philosophy, ethics and practicum.
Beyond the certification she is also certified in CrossFit endurance and specifically trained in restorative yoga, adjustments and essential oils.
Get to know Farrah a little better:
I joined CrossFit Utah Valley in the spring of 2011, in the sole hopes of surviving a marathon. After that, I was hooked! I enjoy the competitiveness, the diversity of the workouts and the CrossFit UV family. Beyond my passion for yoga, I am also a Pre-K teacher and an Early Childhood Director. Outside of CrossFit, trail running and yoga have proved to be my cherished pastimes. Long trail runs in the mountains give me balance,while yoga has given me a great discipline for quieting the mind, living in the moment, and simply breathing. I am zealous to educate others in these practices. I feel joyful when I call myself a Crossfitter, marathoner and triathlete, but my true joy comes from being a wife and mother.
Mobility is the ability to move your body through a normal range of motion. Movement is doing proper movement patterns through a range of motion.
If you have problems getting into a position or you know you have muscles that are tight or old injuries that keep flaring up. This is a great place to start to find your problems and fix them. ”Everyone should have the ability to preform self maintenance on their bodies.”-Kelly Starret
This class will help you get the most out of your workouts as well as life by improving your range of motion and getting you moving better. This is Jeremy’s passion in the gym and he will be leading most of the classes. Jeremy has gone to a movement and mobility certification taught by K-star and has been a loyal follower of the MWOD for over 400+ videos. Jeremy also has a unique ability to explain and show all of the mobility and movement positions.
Schedule: starts Nov 6
Tuesday: Yoga 7:30 pm
Thursday: M&M 6:30 pm alongside CF class
Saturday: alternate yoga and M&M at 10 am
*We will start our first Saturday with Yoga. We have some brand new yoga mats at the gym, but it is highly encouraged to buy your own and bring it with you for yoga. You can get a yoga mat for as little as $10.
Best of all, these two new classes are included in your monthly membership along with all of the other great programs we offer at CFUV all for one great price! Are you starting On Ramp? Yoga and M&M are perfect for On Rampers, so come try it out!
Overhead Squat is one of the hardest lifts we do as Crossfitters. This lift demandes flexibility and strength, but also balance and coordination. We will teach you correct technique and give you some flexibility drills to help.
This class will be held on Nov. 3rd at the same time as the 9:00 am group class and will be taught by Jessie and Jeremy.
Friday Oct 26 at 6:30 pm
Feeling overwhelmed by the nutrition packet we gave you when you started On Ramp? Need some new recipes to throw in the rotation? Do you need to learn how to cook? If you answered yes to any of these questions this is the potluck for you!
Come enjoy a night of delicious food and company with great friends! Who knows you may even decide eating clean can be tasty and exciting!
For my more experienced paleo eaters please bring something with 10 ingredients or less. You may count any and all seasonings as one ingredient. Please also bring some copies of your recipe as well as email it to me with a photo to post on the blog/fb page.
If you are newer to this please bring something super simple such as a bag of salad, salsa, raw veggies, fruit, hard boiled eggs, etc. Or, by all means if you are feeling adventurous try a recipe you have been scared to make.
The rules here are pretty simple:
Please bring copies of your recipe
Please no “paleo” desserts, pancakes, pizza, or waffles this time around (we’ll save that for another potluck)