Friday, June 15, 2012

CrossFit Hydro

Omaha, Nebraska’s longtime established affiliate is CrossFit Omaha, but now they are seeing a growth in the local CrossFit community. The greater Omaha area, in the past few months, has expanded to 5 CrossFit gyms. One of the newest boxes is CrossFit Hydro. Run by coaches Brandon Berry and Justin Van Beek (2012 CF Regional qualifier).

Open since February of 2012 CF Hydro has a modest following of 50+ athletes. The facility at approximately 2500 sq ft has plenty of floor space and a great athlete's lounge in the corner, perfect for hanging out post wod. Hydro is located about 15-20 minutes West of downtown Omaha. I wasn't charged a drop in fee and unfortunately they we're waiting on a new batch of t-shirts.

One of the more comfortable CF lounges I have ever seen!

I happened in on an Open Gym night so Coach Brandon and I came up with a fun fast little wod of 10 rounds of 5 HSPU, 5 burpees, and 5 Chest2Bar PU. That combo in conjunction with Mid-West humidity made for a "good time".

With the level of enthusiasm I witnessed at CF Hydro, I don't think they will have any problem establishing a place in the Mid-West CrossFit community.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

UTE CrossFit East Draper

CrossFit UTE has expanded it's presence in Salt Lake City!  Recently opening it's newest facility in the East Draper area of SLC.  A few weeks ago I had a 3 hour layover in SLC and decided to make the 25 minute cab ride out to the new location.  Having opened only one week prior to my drop in everything had that "new" smell.  

The box itself is a great size (4000+sq ft) and has more than enough gear for a huge client base that I'm sure they will develop.   I imagine CF UTE - East Draper is one of many eventual locations for Hackenbruck's domination of Salt Lake City's crossfit scene. Definitely check it out on your way up to ski at Snowbird, Alta, or one of the other great UT ski areas.

Thanks again to Coach Rebecca for starting me on the wod ahead of schedule so I could make my flight. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Spoils of travel

18,820 miles later and all I have to show for it is 6 new CrossFit t-shirts...  I'll take it.

Thanks again to all the gyms who allowed me to drop in; felt like I was a member, not a stranger.
I'm humbled by the community we call CrossFit.