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Oct 28th

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Get Ready for Halloween!

Darth Vader using the force This Friday is Halloween, and it’s become something of a tradition here at CFO, and a total blast!  While not mandatory, we strongly encourage everyone to come dressed in costume.  You can be assured that all coaches working that day will be in costume, so if for no other reason, come […]

Oct 24th

2014

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Get Your Fight Gone Bad on Saturday Nov 8th in 3 Easy Steps!

Step One: Sign up with a partner to get put in a heat or just show up and we find you a partner and will fit you in where we can!  There will be sign up sheets put up at all 3 gyms this weekend or email us with your partner’s name and any heat requests. […]

Oct 22nd

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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November Slots Available for Strong School!

Jo Ann showing some skills Jo Ann Aita, of Team Aita Training, is currently registering women for a 3-day/week women’s strength program, located at Max’s Gym, in the back of CrossFit Oakland.  This ongoing training program is limited to 12 women, and there are currently some slots available for November.  Interested women can email Jo Ann Aita […]

Oct 20th

2014

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Getting to know your coach – Brendan!

  You may have noticed we have a few new faces in front of you in group classes and open gym.  As we expand our operations, we have expanded our roster of awesome coaches.  This post is the first of a series to introduce them and help you to get to know them a little better. […]

Oct 19th

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Fitness
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Solving the Front Rack Riddle

  People come to us with various mobility issues, but one of the biggest issues we deal with is getting people into a proper rack position in the front squat or clean. Coming up with a solution can be tricky, because it’s not always wrist immobility that is the limiting factor.  It can be one […]

Oct 17th

2014

By Robyn
Category: Community
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‘Fight Gone Bad’ Fundraiser Saturday, Nov 8th at Uptown!

On Saturday November 8th we will be holding a fundraiser at our Uptown location for a very cool organization – Westside Athletes Association.  The name of the event is United for Youth and we will be joining United Barbell and Flagship CrossFit as they hold concurrent events. THE WORKOUT: FIGHT GONE BAD Perform each of the […]

Oct 16th

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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“Training Smarter” Talk on Sunday October 26th at 11am

On Sunday October 26th, I’m going to be giving a free talk to all CFO members (Emeryville, Uptown, and EGA) I’m calling “Training Smarter.”  It’s starting at 11am and I don’t really have an end time in mind, but I’m guessing it will take somewhere between an hour and two.  The talk will take place […]

Oct 13th

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Crosstown Throwdown Recap…and Some Nostalgia

(This is a long one, folks, so grab your reading glasses and a cup of coffee!) Before I get to a recap of yesterday’s Crosstown Throwdown, I have to admit I’m feeling a little nostalgic about this whole Crosstown Throwdown business.  I don’t usually write about my own personal experiences on this blog, so the first […]

Oct 10th

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Gym Schedule This Weekend!

The Crosstown Throwdown is going on this Saturday at our Emeryville location…can’t wait! Just a reminder about the schedule at all three locations this weekend: Saturday October 11th Emeryville:  Closed for the Throwdown.  All the action starts at 8am…come on by and cheer on your fellow CFOers! Uptown:  Closed EGA:  Closed Sunday October 12th Emeryville:  Closed […]

Oct 8th

2014

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Throwdown Assignments

  Before we get started:  The first workout for the Crosstown Throwdown will be announced Saturday morning at 8am.  The first workout kicks off at 8:30am.  So be ready to go early, folks! OK, here’s the list, folks.  Understand that if your name is not assigned to a particular workout, you still might be doing […]