Member Christmas Newsletter 2018

Member Christmas Newsletter 2018

Hi Awesome Members

 

Contents:

  1. Thank you!
  2. Prize Giving Results
  3. Coaches Graduation
  4. Holiday WOD’s
  5. Holiday Skeleton Schedule

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the Christmas Holidays!

It’s been a great year! Our Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party and Prize Giving was a blast!!

Thank you to Cindy, Janet, Sam and Channelle for all the assistance in setting up the Christmas Party!

A massive thank you to Cindy, Janet and the entire Competition Committee Fundraising Team and everyone who got involved for all the Fundraising in getting Eva and I to the CrossFit Games, and making this trip possible!!!!!

A massive Thank you to all Our Sponsors who make what we do happen, from our Endurade East Cape Champs through to competing abroad at the Reebok CrossFit Games…a big thank you goes to: #nutritechfit #fitnessnetwork #forceusa and #freeform #markandersonphysiotherapy #urbanEspresscoffeecompany #itensity #reeboksa #bronscor

A massive thank you also goes out to all our CrossFit Algoa Members…for choosing us and entrusting your health, fitness, and performance into our hands! We are truly blessed to have such an awesome Community and we look forward to an even better 2019!

Thank you to everyone who managed to bless Gladmann with something for Christmas!


Committed Club

We started our Committed Club in June 2017. This year I decided to do a final Committed Club achievement at year end.

The idea of the Committed Club is to help incentivize diligent attendance. In simple terms, good attendance = good results!

The attendance results are based mostly on the Itensity logging of scores…except for AFL competitors. The following criteria were used:

  • Top 25 members i.t.o attendance through the year OR
  • A min of 10 classes each month, achieved in 8 of 11 months (Jan to end Nov), except in cases of newer members OR
  • The Total Classes divided by 10 months (if someone was just missing on the above criteria). In this way I could pick up for members who had attended a large volume of classes but maybe missed a week or 2 because of holidays or illness but who still deserved to make it because of high attendance levels)

 

Committed Club 2018 (alphabetical order)

1              Aidan Battison

2              Anelet James

3              Anje Adams

4              Ashlynne Abrahams

5              Audrey Flemming

6              Belinda Bloem

7              Bob Yuil

8              Bonita Francis

9              Chad Comley

10           Clyde Abrahams

11           Dave Levey

12           Deane Ketzner

13           Donovan McLagan

14           Dorian Wilson

15           Elandre Van Eck

16           Eva Thornton

17           Gary Thomson

18           Grant Potgieter

19           Iain Maughan-Brown

20           Ivan Deetlefs

21           Jason Every

22           Jay Maughan-Brown

23           Jemima Samuel

24           Kristen Fletcher

25           Lance Fourie

26           Malvern Potgieter

27           Okkert Brits

28           Phoebe Fourie

29           Prabshan Pillay

30           Reghardt Meyer

31           Rob Edelson

32           Roxy Stottelaar

33           Samantha Van Thiel

34           Taryn Potgieter

35           Thando Makamba

36           Vicky Edelson

37           Wendy Heasley

38           Wilma Meyer

 

Some of our Committed Club Members

 

Athlete’s of the Month

 

Our “Athlete of the Month” award is made to members who have achieved some level of greatness relative to the competition, or relative to themselves, in sport and or life in general! The following were awarded “Athlete/s of the Month” in 2018:

 

January (Yolandi Van Tonder – judging FiCT and King of Mountain),

February (Delme Redcliffe – Half Ironman),

March (All Open Athletes and Calvin Parry – Small dealer of year Toyota Uitenhage),

April (Delme Redcliffe – Ironman)

May (Pamela Clarke – Miss PE finalist)

June (Hilda Lapere – Federation Colours – Masters Marathon World Cup – Canoeing South Africa)

July (Coach Deane Ketzner – Passing his Certified CrossFit Trainer exam 1st time – this is the 1st time that a South African has passed 1st time)

August (Coaches Eva Thornton and David Levey – Both competed in Madison Wisconsin at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games – Eva placed 1st , winning the title of Fittest Women on Earth for Women 50-54 yrs and Dave 2nd Fittest Man on Earth for Men 40-44 yrs )

September (All ECC Volunteers and Bob Yuil placing 1st in the Men’s Intermediate Division at our Endurade East Cape Champs)

October (Cade Ferreira – elected for Prefect at Theodore Herzel); Edin Heasley and Jancke Blume elected for Prefect at Collegiate Girls High)

November (All Transformation Challenge Members having completed the Challenge – members and T/C members)

(Donovan Mclagan – Represented SA at the Brazil World Cup Coffee Championships – as the no. 1 SA coffee taster)

(Richard Pearce and Julien Nel – Dr Evil Mountain Bike Race)

(Iain Maughan-Brown and Stratton Stone – Wine to Wales Mountain Bike Race)

December (This has been a long time coming for this athlete… ….We actually awarded this prize for December last year also… this athlete has made remarkable progress and continues to do so! He puts in the work day in and day out! He did not come from an athletic/sporting background and is a true example of how hard work pays off … Thando Makamba)

 

Some of our Athlete’s of the Month

Transformation Challenge 2018

This Oct-Dec was our 2nd Transformation Challenge– a 6 week program that would change peoples lives for the better!

A very big congratulations to all of you that participated in the T/Challenge. It was a competition and so we will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to the top 3 finishers based on our points scoring system for both current members and for Transformation Challenge members.

 

The points scoring system was set-up so that appropriate and healthy behaviours were incentivized!

Many of you have made some amazing physical changes and improvements. That is great but I do believe that our Transformation Challenge was more than that.

It was not about weight-loss or even loss of body fat %, but rather about the sum total of positive and healthy behavioral changes that occurred, and these will influence health, fitness and wellness over time. This I believe is the best way to achieving a longer term Transformation!

 

A number of you will be staying on with us at CrossFit Algoa on a longer term basis…we look forward to helping you in the next step in your health and fitness journey! If you are still interested in joining us, our door is always open for new and longer term members!

Our Member Winners 1st Jemima, 2nd Lance and 3rd Phoebe

These were the top 20 Member placings out of 38 participants, from 1st to 20th:

MEMBERS

1              Jemima Samuel

2              Lance Fourie

3              Phoebe Fourie

4              Richard Pearce

5              Gerald Males

6              Kathy Pearce

7              Wendy Heasely

8              Dave Ho

9              Jancke Blume

10           Andrew MacDonald

11           Anelet James

12           Aidan Battison

13           Okkert Brits

14           Angeline McLagan

15           Kristen Fletcher

16           Taryn Potgieter

17           Jen Galic

18           Wilma

19           Brad Miller

20           Hannah Potgieter

 

Our T/Challenge Member Winners 1st Shaun, 2nd Carlin and 3rd Angus

These were the top 20 T/Challenge Member placings out of 37 participants, from 1st to 20th:

1              Shaun Benn

2              Carlin Hambury

3              Angus Blaauw

4              Michelle Benn

5              Karen van Wyk

6              Claire Scott

7              Shikara van Antwerpen

8              Anlen Murray

9              Henry Froneman

10           Xavier Du Plessis

11           Gaynor De Kock

12           Peter Ponsonby

13           Amy Eales

14           Pierre Moolman

15           Mariette Jordaan

16           Rudi Brits

17           James Stern

18           Barbie Perks

19           Nondwe Mkhangazi

20           Abby Leo

 

Coaches Graduation

I have trained at quite a few boxes around the world and I must say that our coaches are truly world class! We have a rigorous Internship program besides the CrossFit Level 1 cert that needs to be passed.

Our coaches have to complete 40 shadowed sessions/40 classes and then after passing their CrossFit level 1 Cert, they need to coach 10 or more classes that are evaluated by Deane or I.

In December we had a number of coaches who have finished (or almost finished up) with their coaches program barring 1 or 2 shadowed classes… Our coaches graduating in 2018 are:

Coach Sam – completed in March 2018

Coach Iain – Dec 18

Coach Anje – Dec 18

Coach Grant – Dec 18

 

A big congratulations to these Coaches! We are all proud of you!

Our awesome CrossFit Algoa Coaching Staff, from left Dave, Bob, Cindy, Grant, Sam, Iain, Anje, Thando, Jesse, Hannah and Eva (Absent – Deane and Les)

 

The Christmas Holiday and Holiday WOD’s

Many of you will be traveling over Christmas and New Year… travel safely and enjoy the break and time with loved ones as well as the great celebration that this time of the year brings!

John 3:16 (NIV)

“16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Remember to check our daily WOD’s (workout of the day) at https://crossfitalgoa.com/category/crossfit/ if you are traveling. We will include Holiday WOD’s for the duration of the holiday period so you can get in a workout even when you are away, with minimal to no equipment required!

Please find our holiday schedule below after this Christmas Newsletter. You can also find this schedule at: https://crossfitalgoa.com/schedule/

Our Holiday Skeleton Schedule runs from 17 December 2018 to 12 January 2019.

NB – Please book the CLOSEST class for the respective time on Itensity. Otherwise walk-in and book as you enter class!

Have a Blessed Christmas!

 

Your’s in Health, Fitness and Performance

 

Dave and the CrossFit Algoa Team

 

17th Dec Monday (Day of Reconciliation for 16th)

 

9:00 – 10:20 CrossFit Class

 

10:20 -12:00 Open Box

 

18th Dec Tuesday

 

5:25 – 6:30 CrossFit Class

 

8:30 – 9:30 CrossFit Class

 

9:30 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 17:30 Open Box

 

17:30 – 18:30 CrossFit Class

 

19th Dec Wednesday

 

5:25 – 6:30 CrossFit Class

 

8:30 – 9:30 CrossFit Class

 

9:30 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 17:30 Open Box

 

17:30 – 18:30 CrossFit Class

 

20th Dec Thursday

 

5:25 – 6:30 CrossFit Class

 

8:30 – 9:30 CrossFit Class

 

9:30 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 17:30 Open Box

 

17:30 – 18:30 CrossFit Class

 

21st Dec Friday

 

5:25 – 6:30 CrossFit Class

 

8:30 – 9:30 CrossFit Class

 

9:30 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 18:00 Open Box

 

22nd Dec Sat

 

9:00 – 10:20 CrossFit Class

 

10:20 – 12:00 Open Box

 

23th Dec Sunday

 

Closed

 

24th Dec Monday (Christmas EVE)

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

25th Dec Tues

Christmas DAY – Closed

 

If any coaches train they will leave a message on the what’s app group!

 

26th Dec Wednesday

 

Day of Goodwill – Closed

 

If any coaches train they will leave a message on the what’s app group!

 

27th Dec Thursday

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 17:30 Open Box

 

17:30 – 18:30 CrossFit Class

 

28th Dec Friday

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 18:00 Open Box

 

29th Dec Saturday

 

9:00 – 10:20 CrossFit Class

 

10:20 – 11:30 Open Box

 

30th Dec Sunday

 

Closed

 

31st Dec Monday (Old Years Eve)

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

1st Jan Tuesday

 

New Years Day – Closed

 

If any coaches train, they will leave a message on the what’s app group!

 

2nd Jan Wednesday

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 17:30 Open Box

 

17:30 – 18:30 CrossFit Class

 

3rd Jan Thursday

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 17:30 Open Box

 

17:30 – 18:30 CrossFit Class

 

4th Jan Friday

 

9:00 – 10:30 Open Box

 

16:30 – 18:00 Open Box

 

5th Jan Saturday

 

9:00 – 10:20 CrossFit Class

 

10:20 – 12:00 Open Box

 

6th Jan Sunday

 

Closed

 

Mon 7 Jan (CrossFit Classes)

 

5:25 – 6:30 ; 8:30 – 9:30 ; 12:00 – 13:00 ; 16:00 – 17:00 (OPEN BOX) ; 17:00 – 18:00 ; 18:00 – 19:00

 

Tues 8 Jan (CrossFit Classes)

 

5:25 – 6:30 ; 8:30 ; 16:00 – 17:00 (OPEN BOX) ; 17:00 – 18:00 ; 18:00 – 19:00

 

Wed 9 Jan (CrossFit Classes)

 

5:25 – 6:30 ; 8:30 – 9:30 ; 12:00 – 13:00 ; 16:00 – 17:00 (OPEN BOX) ; 17:00 – 18:00 ; 18:00 – 19:00

 

Thurs 10 Jan (CrossFit Classes)

 

5:25 – 6:30 ; 8:30 ; 16:00 – 17:00 (OPEN BOX) ; 17:00 – 18:00 ; 18:00 – 19:00

 

Fri 11 Jan (CrossFit Classes)

 

5:25 – 6:30 ; 8:30 – 9:30 ; 12:00 – 13:00 ; 16:00 – 18:00 (OPEN BOX)

 

Sat 12 Jan (CrossFit Classes)

 

9:00 – 10:20 Class (Dave) ; 10:20-12:00 Open Box (Dave)

 

 

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