Totally New Year!

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge, 1872.
Happy and Healthy New Year! Thanks to all of you for making 2007 so much fun. So many of you have gone through some real metamorphoses this year. Congrats on all of the improvements and the amazing things you have accomplished. From weightloss, to pullups and pushups, to new PRs, to engagements and new careers, you all have something to be thankful for and deserve a pat on the back and a moment of recognition. Let’s resolve to be persistent and determined in our pursuit of achieving elite fitness in the gym and living inspiring lives out of the gym.
Here are some notes for January and answers to popular questions:
* The Box will be closed today, Jan. 1, but will reopen tomorrow.
* Elements classes will be starting Thursday, January 3 at 6pm, and Friday, January 4 at 7:30pm.
* Many of you have asked about prepaying for the year. Yes, give us your money. We are coming up with a yearly payment option.
* We are in the process of implementing a new billing and tracking system and will unveil that soon. That means in the next few weeks we will stop using PayPal. This is a long overdue administrative process that will smooth out things on our end and make life at the Box better for everyone.
* February we will be raising the price of membership. We will be grandfathering in members that lock in during January. Current members should not feel burdened by this. However, going forward we need our prices to reflect the costs of running a gym in New York City. More details to follow.
* Negotiations regarding the new space went black during the holidays but will resume shortly. In any event, we will be out of the current space by the end of March. Stay tuned.
* Josh is planning a meeting with potential investors. Stay on him about that.
When we come back to the gym Wednesday it’s CFT again!
Tuesday 080101
“CrossFit Total”
Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep
Post total to comments.
Compare to 071226.


  • Happy New Year to all you crazy folk in NYC.

  • AllisonNYC

    I DID IT!
    4 miles 40:10

  • AllisonNYC

    What’s happening to my comment? What’s wrong with this thing?

  • jacinto

    good job a2 now keep it up and do it at least 3x a wk.and don’t forget your dips.

  • juan g,

    happy new year everybody

  • Gene

    Back from AZ. Goal in 2008 is to get into the box alot more often and eat better. Thank god classes are over… unless I’m stupid enough to go for a PHD.

  • Hari

    645 (220, 125, 300) BW = 149
    PR’s on the SP and CFT

  • xuan mai

    Hari – Congrats on the PR’s. Great way to start off the year!

  • Brendan

    happy new year everyone! it’s been great to be a part of things these last few months.
    to ring in the new year i tackled sunday’s WOD.
    five rounds:
    500m row
    50 squats
    30 back extensions.
    19:32 with negative splits on the last three rounds of the row.
    feeling good…

  • sarena

    Great work Hari. I took a rest day today. Will be Olifting both Weds and Thurs.
    Did some baking, banana buckwheat muffins, pecan sandies, and paleo truffles. All Paleo goods. Now to not eat them…

  • AllisonNYC

    $200 a month?? is that going to include extra classes? like KB and OLY?

  • michelle

    congrats hari!

  • That price includes the tax for posting ridiculous questions on the blog.

  • It also includes the fee for allowing you to use the Box to have all your friends come and give you private “SPEAR” lessons.

  • Happy New Year, CFNYC!!! I’m excited to see how our affiliates will develop over the next 12 months. If you need any help moving into the new place please let us know, we’d love to help!
    Best in 2008!

  • AllisonNYC

    My friends? That’s an extra $600 a year for one PRD lesson? Don’t make me SPEAR your ass Keith.
    No seriously – are the KB and OLY classes coming back?

  • AllisonNYC


  • If you bothered to read the post today, you would see that we are hoping to grandfather all current members in at the current rate. If you’re concerned about the new rate, please wait until you receive all the information about the new pricing structure, then you can voice your concerns.

  • sarena
  • xuan mai

    BW = ~125
    12/26/07 CFT = 326
    Today’s CFT = 335 (135, 55, 145)
    PR’d on back squat.

  • Hari

    Great, Xuan Mai!

  • Sweet Xuan Mai! And BW falling too! Nice, espec this time of year! Still IFing?

  • Moon

    Congratulations to both Xuan Mai and Hari for some great Total showings!

  • xuan mai

    Sarena – yes, I’m still IF’ing. The length of time varies from day to day though.

  • michelle

    aswesome total guys!
    moon-how is that handstand. i assume u have been standing since we last posted.

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