Blogs

Aug 8th

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Congratulations Lt. Tamara Holmes!

Our own Tamara Holmes was sworn in today as a Lieutenant in the Oakland Fire Department. This is a significant achievement as the process to get here is a long and difficult one.  There are assessments, written exams, oral exams, interviews and tons of paperwork – all required to even be considered for promotion.  Tamara […]

Aug 6th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Emeryville
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Just a Couple Spots Left for Jo Ann’s Women’s Strength Program

The women from Jo Ann’s last session showing the fruits of their labor   Jo Ann is kicking off another 6-week cycle for her Women’s Strength Class.  She’s going to run two sessions, with both sessions starting Thursday, August 15th.  The class is limited to 12 females, and there are currently a couple of spots […]

Aug 3rd

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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CFO is actively recruiting for a Stickball Fundraiser next Sunday Aug 11th!

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Click on link to learn more about Stickball Let us know if you are interested in playing for the CFO Stickball team.  This is a fundraiser stickball tourney that benefits the 100 club of Alameda County, which helps gives money to the kids of Fire/Police officers who have died in the line […]

Jul 31st

2013

By Robyn
Category: Community
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Coach Evil is going to Belgium!

On Thursday our endurance sports and running expert, Coach Aaron, will take his evil self to Antwerp, Belgium to participate in an international sporting event called the World Outgames.  Aaron has been preparing for this for many months and we are all very excited for him and proud of this achievement. Best of luck, Coach […]

Jul 30th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Steve P & the CrossFit Games: Final Thoughts

  I’m not sure I can really write anything that hasn’t already been said (either in person or via the blog and FB) regarding Steve’s performance at the 2013 Games.  His defining moment will surely be the his deadlift/box jump workout on Day 2, which shot him from 17th place to 9th place overall, which […]

Jul 25th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Steve’s Climb Up the Leaderboard!

Steve’s 2nd Place Performance in the Deadlift/Box Jump Couplet Days like yesterday make days like today all the more satisfying.  The same perseverance and grit Steve showed yesterday, as he clawed his way through workouts that weren’t in his wheelhouse, he showed today as his back was against the wall and he knew he had to deliver. […]

Jul 24th

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Tough Day 1; On to Day 2!

  Some days, you just have a tough day at the office, so to speak.  Today was one of those days for Steve.  We kind of expected the first two workouts to be rough ones, since Steve’s shoulders would be smoked after the 75 overhead squats in Nancy, and he was looking at 25 handstand […]

Jul 23rd

2013

By Mike Minium
Category: Community
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Steve P Ready to Go!

Well, after a ton of hard work, it’s time for Steve to compete in the Games!  I got to spend some time with Steve today at the Masters athlete briefing, and as usual, Steve is taking everything in stride and looking forward to getting the competition started tomorrow. Over the next three days (Tue-Thu), Steve […]

Jul 20th

2013

By Robyn
Category: Fitness
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What do you do when you get injured?

On one of the many visits I made to my surgeon before finally deciding on my shoulder repair, he asked me “what’s in it for you?”  My guy is the team surgeon for a pro baseball team and is invited to ‘the Combine‘ every year.  He deals with athletes that have millions of dollars riding […]

Jul 18th

2013

By TomC
Category: Community
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Mune to Compete in Orlando, FL

Mune is traveling to Orlando, FL to compete in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals this Friday, August 19. She competed in a USAPL meet that took place in Southern California in February, which earned her entry to the National competition tomorrow. Since February, Mune has been training four days a week without fail to […]