March 2017 Monthly Update

Monthly Updates and News for Crossfit Mecklenburg

March 2017

  • Friday Night Lights! ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! Please join us the next two Friday evenings as we close out the Open and have some FUN!  Heats for Open workouts begin at 4:30pm. Sign up for your heat time when you get to the gym. We have had so much fun these past 3 weeks and have seen so many amazing performances, including some great new PR’s.   The atmosphere has motivated us all through these workouts! Bring your family and friends to cheer you on, and enjoy our great community and some yummy beverages!
  • NCAA Tournament Bracket Please email Christa at christavalentine@gmail.com by end of day Wednesday 3/15 if you are interested in participating in the CF Mecklenburg NCAA Tournament bracket online. Entry fee is only $5!
  • New Members Please help us welcome new members Andy Reilly, Jason Barthelus, and Jennifer Mills!
  • Lost and Found  Don’t forget to look  in the  Lost and Found bin in the front room of the gym. Any items left in the bin for more than a week will be donated or disposed of. Please help us keep the gym free of clutter!
Upcoming Events
  • April 8–Battle of the Ages at CrossFit Pineville
  • April 22–Festivus Games at CrossFit Charlotte
  • April 22–Unbroken Series at Charlotte Convention Center
  • May 13– Girls Gone RX at CrossFit Harrisburg
  • May 27– Battle of Mint Hill
  • August 19 and 20th–Goddess Games at CrossFit Northlake
February/March Highlights
Our members rocked a ton of great PRs in February! Way to go everyone! Consistency in attendance makes a huge difference! Keep showing up to class and working hard!


The 2017 CrossFit Games Open is here! We have seen a lot of dumbbells so far in these workouts, and the WODS have been tough! We are proud of our members for making the first two Friday Night Lights a huge success by putting forth tremendous effort during the workouts and by helping to cheer on their fellow athletes during the other heats. We can’t wait to see what’s next in the Open, but most importantly we look forward to these Fridays working hard and celebrating with our community! You do not have to be signed up to the Open to be a part of Friday Night Lights–everyone is welcome!

Special shout out to Jessica Captain who has been capturing so many of the amazing moments with her camera!!!

CrossFit Mecklenburg supported another charity WOD on February 18th at the Southend Throwdown for Cystic Fibrosis. We encourage everyone to look at all of the upcoming opportunities to compete or participate in charity WODs this spring! Grab some friends and go!

March Member Spotlight:
Alex Schneider

Our member spotlight for this month is Alex Schneider!  Alex joined us in January of 2016.  When Alex first joined the gym he came to us while working on his running.  In fact, most days Alex would run from his home to the gym for workouts and then run back after the workout was over.  No matter how many times you asked him if he needed a lift he never accepted.  Since joining the gym Alex hasn’t just been setting new PR’s, he has been demolishing them, in many instances by double and triple digit volumes.  For example, in July Alex improved his deadlift by 150lbs and in December improved his front squat by 30lbs.  Along with these and other great accomplishments Alex is always pushing himself and those he works out with to perform better.  He is always helping to motivate others and has been a pleasure to coach.

Hometown: Freudenberg, Germany

Day Job/Occupaton: Risk Manager at Wells Fargo

Favorite Movement/WOD: Anything cardio

Least Favorite Movement/ WOD: Really anything overhead, but probably snatches

When and why did you originally start CrossFit?: Feb 2016; mostly curiosity and because Frazier said it was awesome

What is it about CrossFit Mecklenburg that has kept you coming back?: most definitely the people; secondly the challenge
What is a fitness goal(s) that you have?: staying all around healthy and in shape so I can enjoy all the other fun stuff life has to offer (especially food)
What are you special interests/hobbies outside of CrossFit?  Skiing, badminton, traveling

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