Show some Skins™

Hey Gang,

Mark your calendars and save the date for Monday, April 11th!

From 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. that evening, we will be welcoming a Skins™ rep into our box.  Chris will be putting on a one night only, 50% off retail price event for The Zone!  At this time, he will be setting up a table in the gym with Skins™ gear that you can try on, as well as giving us the skinny on some information about the products.

CrossFit Zone members will receive the product at 50% off the suggested retail price at this time (*shoppers will be responsible for 10% shipping and handling and the usual HST taxes, as well.*) So please spread the word to any and all you think may be interested!

Not sure what Skins™ are?  Here is some of their product information:

What are Skins™ and how do they work?

Skins™ is body-molded gradient compression performance equipment with built-in BioAcceleration Technology™ which will enhance your performance in training, competition and recovery.  When compression is engineered to apply a balanced and accurate surface pressure over specific body parts, it triggers an acceleration of blood flow. This increases oxygen delivery to working muscles to enhance their performance. The circulation improvements also help the body to eliminate lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. The combination of these effects allows you to work at a higher rate for longer.

The improved oxygenation is most marked in recovery from exercise. As a result, muscle repair is accelerated, with a greater effect if your Skins™ are worn for longer, The best effects on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can last for more than 48 hours, are seen after 8 hours during which time pain, muscle weakness and alertness are dramatically improved.

Benefits include:

• reducing lactic acid build-up, increasing muscle oxygenation and enhancing circulation;

• focusing muscle power;

• drawing moisture away from the skin;

• optimizing body temperature in warm or cool conditions;

• preventing odor through antibacterial treatments;

• providing sun safety with 50+ UV protection.

In addition to providing first rate sporting benefits, the increased oxygenation and circulation provided by Skins™ is also an excellent means of relieving many medical complaints including arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, lymph edema, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It is also effective in promoting circulation during pregnancy.

The Skins™ range of product includes:

• long tights

• half tights

• shorts

• capri tights and shorts for women

• tops – long sleeve, short sleeve, sleeveless and a tank for women

• powersox™

• powersleeves

For more information, and a complete list of products and prices, visit

If you’re interested in this opportunity and/or would like to combine it with a fun potluck/team wod evening, let us know in the comments section!

Today’s Workout

Buy-in: Get nice and warm BEFORE class – 3 rds of CFWU should do it!

WOD:  “Chopt”

This wod is named as such because I took a recent WOD from James “OPT” FitzGerald’s site and chopped it up to create a monster of Zone proportions!  There are three mini-wods here to work on but completing all three will be a big challenge, so some of the scaling options takes that into account.  Enjoy,


  • Combine your times in the WODs below for your overall score
  • Rx:  do all three wods at full levels
  • Zone 4:  do all three wods, scaling ring dips and box jumps
  • Zone 3:  do two of the three wods
  • Zone 2:  do two of the wods, scaled as needed
  • Zone 1:  scale as needed

WOD 1 – 3 rds for time of:  20 squats, 15 ring dips

WOD 2 – 3 rds for time of:  10 burpees, 15 box jumps (20/24)

WOD 3 – 3 rds for time of:  10 wallballs, 15 kbs (35/55)

Rest 7 min between wods.

Cash-Out: Record your scores on MFT!


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