This week Wilmington’s CrossFit turned three years old!
Thank you to all our members for making CrossFit Wilmington the choice for athletic fitness and stength training in Coastal North Carolina. A huge thank you to our original members who’ve been with us since the beginning. You guys have witnessed and supported the growth of our CrossFit from the beginning.
We had only 33 members at the end of our first month. We now have 300. Yes, bigger is better and we are most certainly are getting more of both each day!!
We’ve come from just Casey and myself on staff, then Josh, Darren, and Julie, who’ve all made unmeasurable contributions and sacrifices to make CFW the standard. Their professionalism has done more for CFW than I could ever.
And then came Dawn… her and Julie were started the reputation of our ladies using your PR as a warm up weight. Those two grabbed the Oly Weightlifting and ran away.
Now we’ve grown to a 32 person staff of instructors! Thanks to our members that are now part of the instructor team. It’s a good feeling to have a team people want to join! You guys are the backbone of CrossFit Wilmington and make the training the quality it is… the highest available in Carolinas! Set the standard. We can’t have a gym where the instructors are not performers… that just won’t do! Continue to represent. I’m proud of you guys and very thankful for you.
In the last three years CrossFit Wilmington has become one of the largest and most respected affiliates in the world. We’re known as a tight group of very motivated CrossFitters and athletes. Our training and programming is proven at the competitions and CrossFit Games every time we attend an event. The judges always compliment us on “how easy we are to judge”. But it’s easy when you’re used to training inside our walls with the best CrossFit instructors But most importantly, our ethic, manners, and kindness is what the friends we’ve made world wide speak about us. At the Carolina Challenge affiliate owners told us they wished they could train at our gym or that their affiliate was closer to ours. The CrossFit HQ staff compliments us greatly. The HQ training staff enjoys coming to CrossFit Wilmington for the certs. These are some of things I’m most proud of.
You guys represent CrossFit Wilmington with integrity and honor everywhere you go. The pride you take our little training facility is something I can’t thank you enough for. We promise to keep with our ethos and not slack off on the services we provide.
I also want to thank the our “away team”. That is, all our members that don’t train inside these walls. You are the folks in far away places, in garages, and in other CF affiliates but follow our program daily. You guys are felt and known.
Let’s not forget the new affiliates in Wilmington. Port City CrossFit and CrossFit Carolina Beach are a breath of fresh air. We are happy to have them in Wilmington and I have to thank Keith, Tracy, and Brock for stepping up and offering the Port City quality CrossFit affiliates. Thank you guys for you professionalism and maturity and allowing CrossFit Wilmington be part of your community.
I have to give some love to Gabe from CrossFit Engage. We enjoyed being a part of starting your affiliate and really hated to see you move. Good luck on standing up an affiliate in Texas! See you soon Bro.
We’ve had so many successes with our clients. Too many to list individual’s details. Having the successes you have obtained attributed to CrossFit Wilmington always puts a smile on our faces. People say the difference with us and other gyms is that our staff cares. Of course we care… CrossFit Wilmington is tight and we’re all friends. We are Wilmington’s largest “Anti-Support Group”. I call it that because support groups only support bad behaviors with their feel sorry for yourself ways. We don’t feel sorry for each other or with each other. We give direct support to each to help better ourselves. Slack off in here, and you’ll at least get a remark. Slack off twice and you get the proverbial kick in the butt. It works.
All this in only three short years. What will we all accomplish in the next three?
Happy Birthday CFW!
Look how far these three have come… Peiwen, Mike M., and Amy A. are great examples the results CFW’s training allows.
3 rounds for time
20 GHD Sit Ups
30 Seconds of Rest
400 meter SPRINT
Snatch [(70% x 1) + (60% x 1) + (70% x 1)] x 3