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Newsletter 15 January 2020

SLEVEN Newsletter 15 January 2020

After the holiday period, nutrition is at the forefront of most of our minds.  To get the ball rolling, we are holding a nutrition seminar this Saturday, 18th January at 13:00 after Strength and this is free to all members and friends of Sleven! 

There are several purposes for the seminar. Firstly, it's a chance for us to introduce you to Liam and why we chose pH Nutrition. We will also be introducing you to Tom McClure, who will be our on-site nutrition coach. Importantly, Tom is a CrossFitter and you'll soon see him working out alongside you! He is highly experienced working in the industry as a Personal Trainer, CrossFit Coach and now a qualified Sport Nutritionist. Tom has provided nutrition coaching for a range of athletes, including members of Team GB Special Olympics squad, Colchester United FC, Northampton Saints Rugby Academy and Saracens Rugby Academy players.

Secondly, it's an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have regarding nutrition. Topics we'll be covering include:

  • Principles of nutrition for CrossFit
  • Timing of nutrition around training
  • Practical advice for fat loss and muscle gain
  • Nutrition for weightlifting, endurance and gymnastics
  • How to fuel before, during and after competitions
  •  How to implement veganism into your diet while doing CrossFit

If you have a question that you would like to ask, please email us below and we'll be sure to include it in the seminar.

Email us your questions!

SLEVEN Nutrition Challenge

We will be selling places in the nutrition challenge next week after the seminar with a full announcement. In the meantime, we wanted to pique your interest with a few details!
 

  • What do you get? Personalised calorie, macro and meal breakdowns, recipe packs, snack books and much more to help you crush the challenge!
  • Duration: 3rd February - 29 February.
  • Price: £75.
  • Prizes: Top Transformation: male & female and Spirit of the Challenge award.
  • Apps: Wodify Rise and MyFitnessPal.
  • Daily tasks: Habit changing challenges, ranging from gym attendance to increasing and improving sleep and increasing water intake.

Support Australia Fundraiser

The world has been watching aghast at the terrible bush fires raging in Australia this past month. No more than Coach Loren whose family and friends are directly affected by this terrible tragedy. In an attempt to help, Sleven will be running a charity fundraiser on Sunday 26th January at 11:00, which is also Australia Day.

The class is available for booking on Wodify NOW! The class is available to all members and friends of Sleven so bring your family, partners, friends and animal companions down to the box!

The Support Australia Fundraiser is free to attend (it won't count against your class packs) but we'll be asking all attendees to please donate a minimum £10 to the below Just Giving page in support of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army in Australia has been on hand providing immediate practical assistance and emotional support to people fleeing their homes from the devastating bushfires as well as supporting firefighters in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, which are the hardest hit states.

If you donated to the bank account we put up last week, we have transferred the donation to the Just Giving account.

Donate Now

The WOD

The workout incorporates a version of some of the movements performed by firefighters during their training and testing and the number 40 is the highest national average temperature recorded in December.
 

AMRAP 40 Mins

Teams of 4

One pair works while the other pair rest and you can change at any time. One team member must be wearing a weight vest at all times and you can change at any time.

40 DB box step-ups (partner performs deadlift hold)
40 Burpee over bar (partner performs overhead DB hold) 
40 DB single arm overhead lunges (partner performs a plank hold)
40 DB thrusters (partner performs dead hang on rig)

*Every 8 mins
400m odd object carry as a team with the option of changing between you at any time on the run.

The launch of MetCon Burn, our brand new fat torching, heart exploding class has been a resounding sucess! The class runs on weedays at 12:00 and lasts 45 minutes, allowing you to pop out and get back to your desk before your boss even notices.

We've also added the below flexible and great value MetCon Membership options:
Single class £10
Three class pack £25
13 class pack (3 free classes!) £100
Do you have a friend or loved one who is interested in CrossFit but has never taken the plunge? MetCon is a fantastic way to get them involved without the more technical aspects of CrossFit to get in the way of their 2020 goals. You can bring a friend along to any MetCon class completely free! All you have to do is email us beforehand.

January is here and it's the perfect way to get them back into fitness!
Last year's Yoga for CrossFit Workshop with Liz was a massive success! So much so, we've added a new class to the schedule on the first Sunday of each month.
 
The first class is Sunday February 2nd at 13:30-14:45.

Liz, herself a CrossFitter,  has deivsed a Yoga Workshop where you will learn the best yoga poses and movements to enhance your range of motion, strength and stability. This class will be ideal for you if you struggle with your mobility or find it difficult getting into certain positions in the gym!

The class is available to all members including Elements. The class is available for booking in Wodify NOW! If you don't see the class on your app, please make sure you select the new program: Yoga for CrossFit.

SLEVEN Calendar

18 January: pH Nutrition Seminar
26 January: Support Australia Fundraiser
3-29 February: pH Nutrition Challenge
2 February: Yoga for CrossFit
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