Beyond the Whiteboard

WHAT IS IT?

CrossFit is an evidence-based fitness program.  Without collecting data on our performance in the gym, we lose a major component of tracking our progress over time.  If you don’t keep track of your “Fran” time, max back squat, rounds of “Cindy”, etc. you will not have a reference point to test your fitness next time these workouts come up in the gym. Ideally the way you track your results should be easy, comprehensive, and provide you with the proper data to completely understand your CrossFit experience.  Enter Beyond the Whiteboard.

Beyond the Whiteboard (also known as “BTWB”) is a web site and app (iOS & Android) that allows you to track your results at CrossFit NYC. As a CFNYC member you have free access to BTWB.  The gym’s programming is pre-loaded into the BTWB system, so once you log in, you will be able to easily track your results each day, and over time you’ll be able to easily look up your results for any lift or WOD.  BTWB also creates a fitness index, generates power graphs, and allows you to examine your results in many useful ways. You can also track bodyweight and general health habits if you choose to add that data into the mix.

HOW DO I JOIN?

There are two easy ways to join BTWB:

1. Send an email to btwb@crossfitnyc.com and request an invite. From the invite email you’ll be able to sign up and you’ll be automatically added to the CFNYC account.

2. Go to www.beyondthewhiteboard.com and sign up for an account.  Once logged in, you will need to add CrossFit NYC as your gym.  In the upper right, mouse over your avatar to pull down the menu, and select “edit profile”.  Your gym association will be in the upper right of the page. Change your gym association to CrossFit NYC.  Once the gym approves your request, you will be added to the CFNYC account and you’re all set.

PROGRAMMING

The only other thing you need to set up is your ability to see the programming for the specific class(es) you attend.  You can do this by mousing over your avatar in the upper right and choosing “Your Tracks”. You can choose to see any combination of programming, whether you just want to see “All Levels” classes, or you want to track “Experienced” and “Endurance” as well. Once you select your tracks, they will show up automatically whether you use the web site or the app to track your results.

RECORDING WODS

BTWB is not just limited to the workouts you do at CFNYC. If you travel and do a WOD at another box, or if you do a home WOD, you can easily enter the workout in BTWB by choosing “Log / Workout” and entering the data. This will allow you to track 100% of your fitness activity, not just what you do at the Box.

If you have any questions about signing up, or any of the BTWB functions, email btwb@crossfitnyc.com.