Sunday 140330


Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes:
11 Chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 Deadlifts, 315# (205#)
10 Handstand push-ups

Post rounds completed to comments and BTW.

Watch out world. MC is in her first year of CrossFit, first CrossFit Open and finished off her Master’s season RX with 43:15. We are so proud of this lady!

A huge THANK YOU to Progenex for throwing an incredible End of the Open Party at our home Saturday.  We had a huge turnout of athletes, spectators, tons of delicious BBQ, beers, and paleo desserts from ZaZa Desserts.  Everyone worked hard and left their hearts out on the floor during every heat.  We couldn’t be more proud of each and everyone of you.  Good movement, strong effort, and determination filled our walls at Verve.

 This has been a challenging 2014 CrossFit Open season.  Over 200,000 people have participated around the world.  Over a third of our athletes at Verve signed up, and nearly everyone participated in some capacity in the WODs on our FUN Fridays, during Open Gym hours, and finally our Progenex End of the Open party.   We welcomed a ton of visitors and drop-ins each week, which was a blast to meet you all and judge, coach, and cheer you through your workout with us.  We saw you get your first double-unders, first power snatches, first chest-to-bar pull-ups, first toes-to-bar, and push yourself to go RX and finish out a long grinding workout.  We saw you do what was previously unthinkable, we saw you grow as athletes, as a community, and as the kind of people we love to welcome everyday.  

And we can’t wait to see what you accomplish this next year.  Training starts now.



  1. M.C. Friesema :

    What a gym (Verve) and what a sport! Where else can you receive accolades like that for coming in dead last?! Haha! Just tickled to be able to participate. Thanks a bunch!

  2. Matt :

    Nice job Open participants!!!!

  3. Linda Kiker :

    Loved this gym from day one. I’ve got goals for next year now. Thanks to all the coaches and community for daily inspiration, guidance and friendship. Strong group I’m associating with!!

  4. Courtney :

    I agree with the caption of this photo. MC I loved watching you come into class on Fridays ready to go and ready to take on the challenge. I never heard a negative or discouraging word come out of your mouth. Congratulations on finishing strong your first (of many more to come) CrossFit Open!! 🙂

    “No Fun Fridays” were a joy for me as a coach, to hear cheers mid WOD after someone got their first something. Or cheers after when someone got farther then they thought they could. I hope you are all proud of your accomplishments, they were HUGE!!! Congratulations Team Verve!!

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