2019 Winter Schedule Changes (UWS and 28th Street)

There are some new schedule changes and expanded class offerings for first quarter of 2019. We’ve outlined all of these changes for UWS and 28th street below. Any questions, please feel free to post to comments.

Upper West Side Winter Schedule Changes

Weekday Mornings: Effective Wednesday, January 2, the first two classes of the day on Wednesday (CFE), Thursday (All Levels), and Friday (All Levels) will start 10 minutes later, at 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM. This makes the morning schedule consistent for the greatest number of our members and for Paolo, who will teach the Monday (Beginner), Tuesday (Beginner), Thursday (All Levels), and Friday (All Levels) WOD’s at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, and 10:00 AM. On Wednesday, Buchanan will teach CFE at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 12:30 PM

New Wednesday 7:30 PM Specialty Class: Gymnastics with Coach Stephanie Ohler

Weekday Afternoon and Evenings: coaching change (new coach) Mark Fucik will teach CFE at 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 8:00 PM. (The Wednesday 8:00 PM CFE will replace the Wednesday 7:40 PM and 8:40 PM CFE)

Saturday: There will be no changes to the Beginner or Experienced WOD schedule, though there will be assignment changes. Buchanan will teach the Beginner WOD’s at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Jess will teach the Experienced WOD’s at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Active Recovery will be canceled.

New Saturday Open Gym (4 hours): Mark Fucik will supervise Open Gym from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Jess will supervise an Open Gym from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Summary: We are aware that any schedule change will invariably affect some of our members for the worse, and we do not make any of these changes without a great deal of review. We believe that the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning 10-minute shift will make it easier for our new members to follow a routine (and to have primarily the same morning coach). Assignment shifts reflect—to the greatest extent practical—the schedule preferences of our coaches, many of whom have carried very heavy teaching loads for a long time. Reducing the teaching demands of senior coaches always requires bringing in new instructors.

The Gymnastics class is an attempt to consolidate many of our “How To” seminars that are in constant demand (kipping, double unders, handstands, muscle-ups, etc.). This class will allow members to work on progressions and to develop skills that require regular practice. And of course, Open Gym on Saturday will give members more time to work on whatever they wish. As always, we will consider your feedback.

Flatiron Winter Schedule Changes

New Thursday 7:30 PM Specialty Class: Gymnastics with Coach Stephanie Ohler.

New Friday Open Gym (4 hours): Coach Ben Foster will supervise Open Gym from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and teach the 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM All Levels. Coach Buchanan will teach the 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM All Levels and supervise Open Gym from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Friday 5:30 PM All Levels will be canceled.