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New Leaderboards!

If you’ve been in the gym lately you might have noticed we’ve got some new leaderboards up. They’ve been a long time coming, but we’re almost there!

When you get a chance, check them out and let us know if your name is missing from any categories. There’s still a few more to be put up, and plenty of spaces. Work hard, get listed!

Congratulations Mike on your 1st place finish!

The Victoria Kettlebell Sport Classic was awesome. Linda Gilmore from Iron Bell Fitness did a fantastic job organizing this event. There were 60 lifters participating on Saturday. I entered the 16kg long cycle event in the 85kg and under weight class. My goal was to just finish the ten minutes of lifting and hopefully get a rank. I was successful in getting a rank of three and placed first in my weight category!
I started lifting kettlebells with Linda in January of this year; not really a lot of time to train for a competition since I knew nothing about long cycle. Linda is an expert coach and taught me well, however, I would not have been able to do what I did at the competition without the training I received from CrossFit Zone. CrossFit has put me in the best shape of my life. I have been coming to the Zone since July 2013 and with the help from Sam ,Tyler and the other coaches they have made me stronger, more coordinated, and more flexible. Without this I would not have been ready to compete. So thank you to all the coaches at the Zone.

 

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I would recommend to any of the the Zoners to try a class with Linda at Iron Bell Fitness for an hour of lifting competition bells. They are very different from what we have at the Zone. I will bring in some 16kg competition bells for people to try and see the difference.  Training with Linda was a great experience. She tailors every workout to each student and every workout is different from the last.
The foundation of CrossFit, together with the kettlebell training, all came together for me on Saturday and made for a fantastic experience. Thanks to all of you.
Mike

 

 

 

 

CLASS CANCELLATION:  There will only be a 9:00am class downtown on Saturday.  If you are wanting a later workout, please attend the First Aid for Gulu Fundraiser.

A shout out!

This weekend was a memorable weekend for a few Zone members!

Chris, Gabe and Nicola took part in the BMO Vancouver races.  I wanted to give a shout out to Gabe and Nicola for running their first half Marathon.  Gabe completed the race in 2:10:31 and Nicola in 2:19:17.  And Chris Callendar who WON the 8km race with a time of 28:43!

Another shout out to Courtney and Cheri (and their team) who went into Victoria’s premier Womans rugby payoffs undefeated & had their semi-final rugby game against Capilano this weekend.  This was the toughest game of the year for them, and they came out with a win, 27-26!    They are headed to Vancouver next Saturday to fight for the BC cup!

Please check out the Chek News coverage on the game:

http://www.cheknews.ca/index.php/sports?bckey=AQ~~,AAAA4mHNTzE~,ejlzBnGUUKY1gXVPwEwEepl35Y795rND&bclid=975107451001&bctid=3534094585001