Good morning CFTP Members,

Congratulations on completing another week of tough WODs. We are midway through our first 4 week Wendler Strength Program. I have already seen much improvement in those of you who have been consistently following this program. Keep up the good work.

Last night was a blast at CFTP Beast Mode. It was so much fun. I would like to thank Dave and Ryan for the brutal WOD they put together. I really enjoy being able to sweat with you and push my limits with you. Thank you all for coming out and I am sure we will have another one soon for those who missed it.

There are two things I would like to focus on this week. Today is the last day to sign up for the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge. https://www.lurongliving.com/challenge2013/ go to this website to get signed up. Let me explain this challenge a little bit. In this challenge we will be taking on the challenge of eating Paleo. There are rules and regulations set out that we must follow. Also in this challenge I will be measuring your body to see what eating clean will do. You will be measured on Monday or at some point during this week. At the end of the 8 weeks you will be measured again to see how much you lost. Also within this first week we will be completing 3 WODs that will be tested again at the end to see how you improved. These WODs have 3 levels so everyone can complete them no matter what level you may be at. During the 8 weeks you will be completing challenge WODs spread throughout the 8 weeks. You will be awarded points and will be up against everyone in our region. The rules are on this site. https://www.lurongliving.com/challenge2013/rules. Please give this a reading so you know what kind of opportunity this presents.

The second thing I would like to talk about is the Festivus Games coming up on October 19th. We are hosting these games at our box. Go to this site to sign up. http://www.ezevent.com/Live/FestivusGamesatCrossFitThePoint/10192013/81083. There is no competition like this one. This is for the beginner and the novice. It is a perfect competition for you to get your feet wet. It will be in the comfort of your home gym and you will be up against many individuals from around the area who are at your same level. We have many members who fall into the beginner/novice level but I believe you are the best of the best at this level. This is your opportunity to find out.

We are so lucky to be a part of a community who takes on challenges when presented with them. I love the quote, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Take this quote to heart. The only way it will “challenge” you is if you allow it to. You must step outside your comfort zone and take on the challenges. You have a community who is ready and willing to work with you in these challenges. Today is the last day to sign up for the Paleo Challenge. Don’t miss out on it. Nothing pleases me more than seeing my members break through barriers. I hope to see you all on my gym roster for the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge and also for the Festivus Games.

Thank you all for your hard work and for being a part of this community.