Thursday 120201

10 Rounds For Time:

20m Pinch carry, 70# (50#)
20 Box jumps, 24″ (20″)

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Amazing things happen at Verve everyday. Today, James got his first muscle up, so happy to have been a part of it. Congrats James!

Personally, I didn’t consider myself an athlete in high school or my younger days.  Sure, I played softball, tennis, volleyball, but I honestly wasn’t ever very good at any of them.  I never thought of me an “athlete” being one and the same, until I heard it everyday at CrossFit Verve, and felt it in my bones day after day when I swallow the butterflies before every workout and push any self-doubt from my head.  Everyone who walks into our space each day, choosing to become better is truly an athlete, teammate, friend and family. – Joylyn

Post courtesy of Laurie from CrossFit Rainier.

“It’s time to bring back your inner athlete”.

Were you an athlete? I played ____ in high school. Baseball? Football? Tennis?

I used to ski but now my knees ache. I ran track, placed at State but that was 20 years and 20 pounds ago. I was captain of my swim team.

Gone are your glory days, right? Replaced by carpools, toddler gymnastics, and pee-wee  hockey. You’ve turned in your jersey and signed up to be the soccer mom. You even have the mini-van to get the job done.

Your truck is full of orange cones, a mesh bag of basketballs, and a whistle. You’re only pick-up game is an hour long at the Y on Saturdays with a whole gym full of 8 year olds running in the wrong direction.

Somewhere inside, you miss the “team”, the road trips, the nick names, and the Friday night lights. 

Let me tell you, they miss you.

I’m not about to tell you to join that adults only dodgeball league.  I’m going to tell you to join a CrossFit gym.

The team is back, made up of your closest friends, all cheering for you, working together, and striving toward a common goal.  You’ll suffer together, you’ll triumph together, you might even travel together.  You’ll set goals, you’ll reach goals, you’ll set new ones. You’ll blow your old self right out of the water.  You’ll bring back your inner athlete.

All of this by joining a gym?  We’re not just a gym. We’re a cohesive team. A school of fish swimming together, turning together, accelerating together.   The camaraderie, the support, the encouragement, the friendship, the training, the challenge – you’ll find yourself back on the team in no time. What you won’t find are long rides on school buses, awkward locker room showers, or smelly uniforms.  (You’re a grown up, do your laundry!)

Ready to join the team?  Start in the gym. Then take it to the streets, the slopes, the court, or the field. You’re inner athlete is just hidden, not gone. Find it here.”

The 2012 CrossFit Open starts on February 22nd.  Registration is open tonight to the entire WORLD. We want YOU yes, every single one of you crazy, amazing athletes on our team! Click here to register! Who’s in?


  1. Stacey :

    Congrats James!! Knew you could do it!!

  2. NateR :

    Boom. Registered. Done

  3. Danni :

    I’m in 🙂
    Congratulations James!! What an accomplishment!!

  4. Ali :

    I’m in! YEAH TEAM VERVE:)

  5. Leslie :

    I won’t be competing but I will be cheering you all on!!

  6. James B :

    Thanks for the help, Cherie!

  7. Patrick M :

    Rock on James. I am jealous

  8. Andy E :


  9. Matt :

    Yeah James! Very cool to see.

    Congrats to Heidi who got her first pull-up last night. Also very cool to see.

    Open – I’m in!

  10. Jeremy :


  11. Jim D, :

    Nice job James and Heidi! I’m signed up, Glad I went back and checked because, I thought I had registered yesterday but, apparently not. Now if I can just shake this cold and get back to training.

  12. Jeff :

    First RX workout today. Kept it under 20min and never put the weight down in the pinch carry. And first time posting on here. Thanks Luke for the coaching!

  13. Sonja :

    I just signed up. My goal is to do the workouts as prescribed if at all possible.

  14. Cherie :

    Hell yeah – Heidi and Jeff!

    I’m in!

  15. Jeremy :

    Happy Birthday, Matt Chan!

  16. robyn :

    In! Just registered, so excited to complete the open wods! Go Verve!

  17. Lisa :

    Awesome job JAMES and HEIDI!!!!

  18. Mas :

    I’m in! Lets kill it!

  19. Joylyn :

    I’m IN!
    Amélie says she’s content to cheer everyone in support this year rather than compete in utero. She’s gunning for CrossFit Games 2025.
    Always a pleasure to work next to all of you Verve peeps!
    Congratulations James! And to Heidi! And to Jeff C, and Dan A who did their first RX’d WOD’s today! And Brooke–did I hear you got your first pull-up? Woot woot!

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