The Black Box
44 West 28th Street (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue)
We’ve signed the lease. This move and build out is going to be a very big deal and will take three to six months to fully complete.
We have hired a team of lawyers and architects to get us through the rest of the design, permitting and building process. We will be installing special flooring over the entire 12,000 square feet [about four times the usable footage that we have now], to allow our members to drop weights without worrying about the neighbors. We will have ropes hanging from our 13-foot ceilings. We hope to be able to use the perimeter of the floor for a track. We intend to have three or four fully-equipped WOD areas that will allow us to start classes every 20 to 30 minutes during busy times of the day. We will have men’s and women’s locker rooms, a laundry facility, and a full-time cleaning staff.
As the sixteenth CrossFit affiliate (founded in 2005), we’ve had a lot of time to learn exactly what works and what doesn’t, particularly here in Manhattan. We intend to put everything we’ve learned into creating the best possible CrossFit facility for our members. Our vision is to have a space that could literally be used as the center arena for the CrossFit Games. It will look like it was custom built, because it will be.
We will begin transitioning into the new space at the start of January. First, we will shift our Elements and Beginners and Mobility classes that are currently on the Fourth Floor into the new space. Over the weeks and months that follow, we’ll move more of our WOD classes as well, making sure to balance getting up and running in the new space as quickly as possible with making sure we transition smoothly.
As a preview of the new space, on either Saturday, December 17 or 24, we will be running the Saturday High Noon Hero WOD in the new location. Come take a first peak at what is to come in 2012!
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We STILL have FGB6 shirts and hoodies to give away to participants who raised over $150 and/or over $500. If you haven’t been by to the gym to pick yours up yet, please stop by ASAP! Thanks.
REMINDER: The new Mobility & Recovery class with Court starts tonight at 7:30pm. Class meets
Tuesdays and Thursdays Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm.
A: Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1 @ 85% of your 1 rep max
Complete the following for time:
The unassisted strict pull-up, and how to get there
Sea kelp noodles: What they are and how to use them
Is fatigue all in your head?
Why sugar makes us sleepy and protein wakes us up
Thrilling and amazing travel trips
Calling all gentlemen: “King of Queens” CrossFit competition (12/17)
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Here’s what’s on tap for Tuesday’s WOD classes:
Three Rounds for time:
15 Hang Power Cleans 135#/95# (Post Elements: 95#/65#)
Compare to 111004.