Nov 6th, 2014

Getting to know your coach – Cindy!

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Here are some questions we asked Cindy to answer in an effort to get to know her better.  My personal impressions of Cindy are all good – she is a lovely person with a professionalism and positive attitude that makes taking her class a pleasure.  She is also very knowledgeable and eager to share her […]

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Nov 5th, 2014

FGB Heat Schedule to Be Published on Friday

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Blaire’s excited about Fight Gone Bad, no doubt Just a quick reminder that we’ll be running Fight Gone Bad! (FGB) this Saturday at Uptown.  Our Emeryville and EGA locations will be closed, so that we can get as many of you in the same building as possible.  Going through FGB requires lots of energy, and […]

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Nov 3rd, 2014

Jenny Showing Us How It’s Done!

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We haven’t done an athlete profile in a long time, and it’s long overdue.  We’re starting the practice up again, and tonight we’re profiling Jenny, who has made a ton of progress in the time she’s been here. She first found out about the gym through her connection with Tamara (Uptown legend), who had played baseball with Jenny’s daughter, Lilly, on […]

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Nov 2nd, 2014

CrossFit Oakland Recipe Collection

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Prowler Sundays are always a big hit On our old blog, we had spot on the blog where we had a permanent link to a soft copy of our CrossFit Oakland Recipe Collection.  This was a big hit with our old-timers, but since there are so many newcomers in the last couple of years, we […]

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Oct 30th, 2014

Gym(s) Schedule for FGB Saturday on Nov 8th

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Photo of Miss Reverie courtesy of her parents Aaron and Cheryll The WOD for Saturday, November 8th is Fight Gone Bad at our Uptown location ONLY.  CFO in Emeryville and EGA will be closed so we can all get our FGB on together.  The event is a fundraiser, but you are not obligated to donate […]

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Oct 28th, 2014

Get Ready for Halloween!

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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 […]

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Oct 22nd, 2014

November Slots Available for Strong School!

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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 […]

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Oct 20th, 2014

Getting to know your coach – Brendan!

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  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. […]

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Oct 19th, 2014

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 […]

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