September 2017 Newsletter


CrossFit Tradewinds Newsletter #2.09
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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Leading an active, healthy lifestyle obviously has its benefits. You feel great, look great, you’re doing things you hadn’t thought possible… this list goes on and on. But it’s a long journey and you learn very quickly that it’s tough to go it alone. For many of us a support system is just as important as eating well and working out. Ask any of our athletes to list the reasons why they keep coming to class, and “the people” “the community” “the support system” will appear all over the list.

“Forging Fitness Through Community.” It’s not just our motto. It’s a truth based on the reality that people are more likely to stick to a regimen if they have the support of friends, and you won’t find a more supportive environment than the Tradewinds fitfam. We’re fellow athletes, teammates, friends.

Speaking of teammates, the Partner Series is coming up this month! Do you have your partner yet?  


  • Athlete of the Month
  • Endurance Program
  • I Love Winthrop 5k & Festival
  • New Coaching Program
  • Partner Series
  • Upcoming Events
  • Elements Graduates
  • September Schedule Updates
  • Social Snapshot & PRs

   Athlete of the Month   

The Athlete of the Month for September is Dan E!
Dan’s one of the Originals – the group of athletes that started on Day 1. He’s low key before and after a workout, but once the clock starts, he’s a machine! You can often find him & his cooler at all of the Tradewinds get-togethers.

Athlete Interview
CFT: Where are you from? 
Bradford, VT

CFT: How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
Almost 2 years. 

CFT: Did you have a fitness background prior to starting Cross Fit?? 
Yes, through high school I played basketball, baseball and ran cross
country.  After high school organized basketball became pickup,
baseball became softball and running was on my own with an occasional
organized 5k.  I tried martial arts for a few years as well.
Full Interview

   Specialty Program   

4-Week Endurance Program – Tradewinds Endurance Club

Designed to help improve your aerobic capacity to make you more conditioned & efficient at recovery so you can put more in & get more out. Up the ante with your workouts, add in some supplemental cardio, & see how far you can push yourself!

Tuesday & Thursday @ 6pm
September 12th through October 5th
Only 10 spots available! Sign-up today!

*This program can also be available in a 1-on-1 setting to work with your schedule. 
Sign Up

   I Love Winthrop   

I love Winthrop 5K & Festival

Saturday, September 23 | 11am

CrossFit Tradewinds is hosting a 5k Road Race to kick-off the I Love Winthrop Festival & to raise money for our Veterans Food Pantry. 

There are plenty of ways to get involved & show your support & love for Winthrop!

   Coaches Development Program  

Have you ever considered a career in fitness? Do you love helping others? CrossFit Tradewinds is launching a Coaches Development Program for individuals interested in creating a career in fitness. 
More Info

  Partner Series  

Tradewinds Internal Partner Series

Friday, September 22  & Friday, September 29 | 6:00pm

It’s almost time for the CrossFit Tradewinds Internal Partner Series! The series will be done as partners, either male/female, male/male, or female/female pairs. There will be a scaled & RX options for each workout. CrossFit HQ will release a series of workouts, 3-4 each week, over the course of two weeks. We will host Friday Night Lights events which will allow partners to complete at least one of the released workouts in heats with a  judge. The remaining workouts must be completed during open gym hours on Saturday & Sunday with a judge on hand. Spots are limited, so grab a partner and sign up today! 
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   Upcoming Events   

Tradewinds Monthly Beach WOD

Saturday, September 16 | 9:00am & 10:00am | Meet at Tradewinds 

Join us on the beach for what will hopefully be a sunny fun workout in the sand. This could be the last one of the season!

Sign Up

Tradewinds Goes Apple Picking

Sunday, September 17 | 1:00pm | Russell Orchards – Ipswich, MA

Join your Tradewinds Community for a fun Sunday afternoon apple picking at the beautiful Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA. They have a fantastic selection of pick your own apples and other wonderful treats. Definitely worth the trip up along the North Shore. 
More Info

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 for a weekend date this month. More info soon, so keep an eye out!

   Elements Graduates   

Say hi to the latest group of Elements graduates! Meet Dan, Sabrina, Latoya, Clairemise and Joel! Congrats on getting through the basics, and we’ll see you in class!

   Schedule Adjustments   

September 2017:

Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) – There will only be one class at 10am
Monday, September 18 – No 11am or 12pm classes or open gym
Friday, September 22 – No 6pm class 
Saturday, September 23 – No classes
Sunday, September 24 – Extended Open Gym Hours 9am – 12pm
Friday, September 29 – No 6pm 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!
August PRs
Coach Andy: 25m:16s
Marcelo: 38m:35s
Coach Carla: 20m:24s
Josh: 34m:52s
Paul: 33m:32s

Squat Clean x
Coach Mary: 125lb
Keith: 175lb

Chris B: 11 rds + 9 reps (RX)
Keith: 11 rds + 20 reps (RX)
Coach Andy: 11 rds + 16 reps (RX)
Coach Carla: 11 rds + 20 reps (RX)
Coach Mary: 5 rds + 15 reps (RX)
Paul: 8 rds (scaled)
Coach Dom: 7 rds + 14 reps (RX)

Shoulder Press x5 
Coach Carla: 105lb 
Paul: 140lb

Marcelo: 10m:15s (scaled)
Reena: 7m:05s (scaled)
Coach Mary: 6m:44s (RX)
Steph: 10m:13s (RX)
Coach Andy: 4m:14s (RX)
Dan E: 4m:56s (scaled)
Coach Carla: 3m:50s (RX)
Natasha: 6m:39s (scaled)
Paul: 4m:02s (scaled)
Sunny: 7m:40s (scaled)


   Social Snapshot   

Social Snapshot

Coaches Andy and Jack went to the CrossFit Games in Madison, WI and look who they ran into! The man who started it all, Coach Greg Glassman! 
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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