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How time flies. Six short weeks ago we had this thing called the Opens looming, butterflies in our bellies, and excitement in the air. We were recruiting our friends, forming teams, deciding names, and making side wagers. (hmm hmm Dustin!)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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The thing I hear the most these days "How's regional planning?" and the the statement that almost without exception follows it, "If you need any help let me know". This is the weird time. The Opens are wrapping up and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Still a few spots left in the 6pm On Ramp class that runs M-Tu-Th from March 30 - April 9th! Register here! This is the two week "get started quick" version which includes 6 sessions of instruction covering our 9... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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RCF's Strongest Man and Woman TEN returns to it's roots AT THE OLD CANNERY in Sumner on Saturday August 15th. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Happy birthday to our Mayor! Casey turns 15 today. I think we all heard the collective sigh when 15.3 was announced and it **began** with muscle-ups. I want to congratulate Melanie, Lauren, Dustin, Kevin K and Aden for getting their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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With the new qualification rules for our new West "superegion" it's clear to me we're ALL going to regionals! We're going as crew and judges, hospitality and minions. Ahh, regional planning. It's the question I get asked most these days.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Just a couple things about tomorrow's 15.1 Open kickoff workout! RCF will open at 9:30 (probably more like 9:15) The first group will go at 10am. It will be a small group. We will run heats every 25 minutes. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
QUICK START On Ramp (2 weeks of down and dirty technique via the firehose method plus two weeks of group classes) This is a RAPID introduction to CrossFit meant for the lionhearted. (a full 4 week, gentle introduction will be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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The Opens start Thursday! All of our friends will be there- Lesley and Gwen, Jackie and Aaron. Wall balls and Box jumps, toes to bar and snatches. It's sure to be a fun, hard, worthwhile 5 weeks! About signing up:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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I've decided there are three kinds of CrossFit haters. The unknowing skeptic - some one who has never set foot in a CrossFit gym, fears the unknown, and has decided it's stupid without ever doing any research or having any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Rich can't believe it either. It's time for us to say goodbye as Rich packs his moving van and heads for the everythings-bigger-state of Texas. We'll miss you (Ember especially) your dry humor, your shit talking, the way you muscle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Melanie, Kim, and Glynnis are IN! Here's our team so far: Aaron, Ashley, Becca, Brandon, Briggs, Brittney, Carla, Carter, Dani, Dustin, Elliott, Eric, Glynnis, Greg, Gwen, Jackie, Jim, Jess, John, KC, Keaton, Kelly R, Kevin D, Kim, Kurtis, Lauren, Lesley,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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I don't know about you guys but I though the 30 minute rowing sessions flew by and there's so much more we could have covered, but we got the big parts. Thanks to everyone who dropped in last night, it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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In case you've missed it-- the Opens are coming!! The first workout announcement is a mere 17 days away and our team is growing! If you are planning on participating in the Opens and the shenanigans that will accompany them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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This week I'm looking for 8 volunteers. (I may need 10 but 8 for now) Four head coaches. A head coach is someone who has competed in the Open before, is ready to answer questions about movement standards, strategies, can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Most of us have a page in our books titled "goats" or, more to the point, "things I suck at". Gwen calls them "growth opportunities" In the middle of Zercher squats and Russian kettle bell swings, Gwen declares "we're pegging... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Please welcome Jeremy, Simon, Adriana, Justin, Clint, Polly, Ciara, John, Ed, Sarah, Josh and Matt to RCF. They completed On Ramp last week and you'll likely notice their new faces in the gym this week. Sometimes a smile and a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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1) Dustin will take *really great* pictures. 2) You'll accomplish things you thought you couldn't do. 3) You'll be surrounded by screaming, cheering fans (and friends) 4) You're going to work out anyway. 5) You can compare yourself to Annie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Our soon-to-be mama's don't like the assault air bikes either. Those things are a whole new brand of awful. Leading up to strongman, we always offer Wednesday night skill sessions for competitors. Wednesday nights work (typically) because both Kurtis and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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I just got done doing interval sprints on the rower from hell (thats the one in my garage that I brought home from the 2009 Crossfit Games in Aromas. We have a love-hate relationship) Anyway, during that 30 seconds "on"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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I slipped in a little teaser on social media a couple days ago, something about BIG fun during the Opens. Here's what I know so far--- I've been all about fun lately. If it's not fun, I'm not going to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
We will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday by being OPEN ALL REGULAR HOURS! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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There are a few things better alone, but working out isn't one of them. Sure, there are times when putting on the headphones for a solitary run is just what your soul needs, but for the most part we know... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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Sometimes beating a tire with a sledge hammer is cathartic. Other times it's just part of a workout. I've spent some time today thinking about the growth of an affiliate. Long ago, when we opened, the presiding theory of growth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit
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2015 has kicked off with a BANG at RCF! We've seen some lost friends return, we've started offering 2 yoga classes per week free to our members, we saw SO MANY PR's and improved technique today. If starting CrossFit is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Rainier CrossFit