August 2017 Newsletter

It’s CrossFit Games Season… And Events Season at CrossFit Tradewinds

CrossFit Tradewinds Newsletter #2.08
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The Games are Here! 

It’s August, and you know what that means: the CrossFit Games are here! From the Open through Regionals, it’s been an exciting Games season and it’s all comes down to this week. Will Fraser, Davidsdottir or CrossFit Mayhem have repeat wins? Or will we see some underdogs seize the top spots? That’s part of all the excitement, as we watch the world’s fittest athletes go head-to-head in the Super Bowl of fitness competitions! Tradewinds has a group of athletes participating in our first ever CrossFit Games Fantasy Leaguge… who’s team will reign victorious?! Only one long weekend away will tell! Join in on all the fun at our Tradewinds CrossFit Games Friday Night Lights event, this Friday! More details below…


  • August Athlete of the Month
  • Upcoming Events
  • Athlete Spotlight
  • Body Composition Measurement Service
  • Events Recap
  • Elements Graduates
  • August Schedule Updates
  • Monthly PR List
  • Social Snapshot


Ready? 3… 2… 1… GO!

   Athlete of the Month   

Our Athlete of the Month for August is Jackie Emmart. Jackie started coming to Tradewinds back in December 2016 and has been a positive presence in classes and online since day 1. She’s been relentless in her fitness journey, having just recently celebrated her 100th class! Not only that, in our nutrition challenge back in May, she logged the most points individually than anyone else in the competition. She was also part of the winning team at the Tradewinds Summer Internal Throwdown. She very quickly became a constant fixture in the community and we’re extremely lucky to have her. 

Athlete Interview
CFT: Where are you from? 
I was born and raised in MD, about 20 minutes west of Annapolis. I moved to MA for my undergrad and even though that was 17 years ago, I’ll take a crab over lobster any day of the week.

CFT: How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
My first class was mid-Dec 2016, so for almost eight months. I signed up as a birthday gift to myself.. 
Full Interview

   Upcoming Events   

Tradewinds Monthly Run Group

Thursday, August 3 | 7:00pm 

Join your fellow Tradewinds athletes and any friends/family for a casual local run starting at CrossFit Tradewinds. 
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Tradewinds CrossFit Games Viewing Party

Friday, August 4 | 8pm

Join Coach Mary & Coach Dom for a Tradewinds CrossFit Games Friday Night Lights viewing party! We’ll have the CrossFit games events up on the TV, four square & spike ball set-up on the floor and an abundance of pizza. $5 donation for pizzas and BYOB & other snacks The “lights” go on at 7pm (after the 6pm class). Sign up on WOD Together in advance. See you all under the lights! For more details join our Facebook event page.
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Tradewinds Athlete Night Out

Thursday, August 24 | 8:00pm 

It’s time for another fun night out with the Tradewinds FitFam. More details to come soon. In the meantime, join our Facebook event page.
Facebook Group

Tradewinds Monthly Beach WOD

Saturday, August 26 | 9:00am & 10:00am | Meet at Tradewinds 

What good is being in a seaside community if we don’t take advantage of all it has to offer? With that in mind, we’ve started a new tradition this summer where we host a monthly workout on the beach! We’ve done this a few times already, and if you’ve been in those classes you know it’s a blast! Come check it out and join the fun before the season is over!
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Tradewinds Monthly MURPH

Sunday, August 27 | 10:00am to 12:00pm 

Ready for your next PR? Looking to up your MURPH anti? Join us during ion gym for our monthly MURPH event. Take on any version of MURPH you’d like, or just come in and work on any other skill to help improve your overall skill.
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CrossFit “Team” Partner Series

September 20 – October 2 | Time 7:00pm

It’s back, the CrossFit Team Series. This year the series will be done as partners, either male/female, male/male, or female/female pairs. Coupled with the Team Series, we will host our second internal team challenge with two Friday Night Light Events at 7pm on September 22nd and September 29th. Spots are limited, so sign up today!

We Keep an eye out for more details to come! In the meantime…. start recruiting a partner!
More Info

I love Winthrop Festival & 5k Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, September 23 | Time & Location TBD

CrossFit Tradewinds will be participating and co-sponsoring the I love Winthrop Festival and 5k Fun Run/Walk. Keep an eye out for more details to come! Check out the festival event page!

In the meantime, if you’re interested in getting more involved, join our festival planning committee!
Planning Committee

Tradewinds Surfing 101

Date & Time TBD (based on weather) | Nahant Beach  

Join Tradewinds athlete, Mike Press, as he introduces us all to a one-of-a-kind surfing experience. Due to the nature of, well, Nature, it’s tough to predict when the conditions are right for a good surf session. We’re aiming at a mid-to late-August/early September weekend. Limited spots are available, so sign up today!
More Info

   Athlete Spotlight   

Caren Hunter is a Tradewinds original athlete and former collegiate rower who has been a member of the CrossFit Tradewinds community since before its formal inception. She was previously named athlete of the month for September 2016. She has participated in many Tradewinds events and programs, and most recently won the Tradewinds June 2017 Burpee Challenge with over 2500 burpee completed during the month of June. Caren also recently participated in the Tradewinds 30-Day Transformation Challenge, and saw some fantastic results. Check out her full spotlight!
Full Spotlight

   New Service   

Body Composition Measurements

In just 15 secs we can run a comprehensive measurement and breakdown of your muscle-to-fat analysis. The report will highlight your muscle & fat in both pounds & percentages. Additionally it shows you the actual breakdown in each limb & your trunk, highlighting any potential imbalances in your body, while also comparing you to the average person with the same gender & height. Lastly, the report will give you a specific recommended goal on whether you should lose or gain muscle and lose or gain fat to bring you into the average recommended range.

This is an amazing tool that will allow you to track the changes in your body composition over time instead of just focusing on the number on the scale. Each session will run approximately 10-15 minutes and will include a physical report and analysis for only $45. Schedule your 15 minute measurement and analysis today!
Schedule Session

   Events Recap   

Park & Picnic Day

The CFT fitfam spent some time outside of the gym and hung out at Coughlin Park for the first Park & Picnic day! Christian brought some delicious treats and the Hunter Family brought viking chess. Definitely a great time was had by all and we look forward to our next local outdoor adventure!

Tradewinds Goes Hiking

A group of awesome Tradewinds athletes set out on a summer adventure up to Franconia, New Hampshire this past weekeend, where they took on a 9 mile hike, taking their fitness to over 4000′. Click the photot below to check out the video from their awesome adventure!

Video Credit: Jackie


   Elements Graduates   

A big shout-out to July 2017’s Elements graduates! When you see Heather, Debbie and Alyssa in class, be sure to say hi and cheer them on! 

   Schedule Adjustments   

August 2017:

No open gym on Fridays throughout the month of August.

Tuesday, August 3 – No 12pm or 4pm classes
Saturday, August 19 – No 10am or open gym
Sunday, August 20 – No open gym
Thursday, August 24 – No 8pm class

   Monthly PR Announcements   


Be sure to log the personal records you get for each movement & workout on WODTogether to see your achievement appear in this section. Also…. don’t forget to log your PRs on the weekly PR board.
Got a PR that you’re proud of and want to show off? Let us know!
July PRs
Coach Andy: 13m:42s (RX)
Jack: 15m:30s (RX)  
Dan: 11m:49s (95lb)
Dom: 9m:16s (135lb) 
Charl: 10m:31s (95lb)
Coach Carla: 7m:30s (RX)
Keith: 11m:21s (115lb)
Suzanne: 11m:58s (85lb)
Josh: 12m:16s (95lb)
Kerri: 12m:07s (85lb)
Nate: 13m:26s (95lb)
Paul: 10m:27s (95lb)
Natasha: 11m:51s (RX-1)
Todd: 10m:20s (115lb)

Bench Press x5 
Kim: 100lb 
Michaela: 95lb
Jackie E.: 75lb

Shoulder Press x3
Caitlin: 55lb
Reena: 55lb

Split Jerk x2
Sunny: 95lb
Mike P.: 215lb
Marcelo: 105lb
Big T – Power Clean 1RM: 95lb

   Social Snapshot   

Social Snapshot

The Social Snapshot this month is from our most recent Beach workout on. It was a ton of fun! Come check out our next one this month on August 26th!
Tradewinds House Rules

If you are new, welcome to the Tradewinds FitFam! We hope you are enjoying our programs and our community. Take a quick look at our house rules to ensure you are on the same page as everyone and to make sure you have the best experience possible. House Rules

That’s all for this month. Be sure to use the links below to like and follow us to stay up-to-date with all the happenings with the gym. Also, you can review us on Facebook right here
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