The Culture of CrossFit

SONY DSC The 6am shows off their spirit fingers and hook grips.

Culture shapes the way people interact and understand the world around them. What makes CF unique is the culture we create for ourselves. Our “world”, our box our community…OUR culture. All of us contribute to our culture. We leave behind the blueprint for future generations of our community.

Imagine culture as a stream flowing down through time from one generation to the next. Each generation contributes something to the stream but in each generation something is lost as sediment drops to the bottom and more water is added diluting the original headwater.

Our challenge is to define our culture.  Be impactful with your footprint. Be positive. Always leave behind more than you take, because what we do today will define our tomorrow.

Cheers,

Coach Matt

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Happy Birthday to our Outlaw, Mallorie! (This is the only print you will see on this page in pink!) :)  We love you, Mallorie!

Mal owns Outlaw Coffee in Washougal. Stop by to warm yourself up with a delicious drink!

 

Thrive Throughout the Holidays!

workout_partnerIntroduce a friend to CrossFit!

Bring a friend Saturday, November 29th at 9AM.

No experience necessary — This will be a buddy workout that can be scaled to any level.

EVERYONE who brings a friend will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE month of CrossFit. It gets better.

Any friend that decides to join you at CFNP will receive $20 off their Elements package when referred by you.

Start recruiting your buddies!!

Brace yourself.

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Are you ready for the easiest, most delicious Paleo Meatball recipe in the history of mankind? I know, I’m really propping this baby up – but I think it can stand. It’s an original creation, and specifically tailored to the Northwest. And did I mention it’s E-A-S-Y?

Magic 5-Minute Paleo Meatballs

2 lb. Grass Fed Beef Meatloaf from New Seasons (Don’t get excited – if you are the type that enjoys doing everything from scratch, it is perfectly acceptable to get all the ingredients that are in the meatloaf, chop them up, and go totally caveman or woman.)

1 lb. Ground Pork

3/4 Cup Almond Flour

2 Farm Eggs (like the ones at the box  - hey, that reminds me! Bring in your empty egg cartons.)

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix all ingredients together, mashing with hands to ensure all are blended. The meat loaf already has seasonings and vegetables, which is the secret ingredient!

Roll in to pingpong-sized balls and place on wax paper-coated baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until throughly cooked. Cook time will vary depending on size. If you get a little loose at the end and make them lemon-size, they will take longer.

Remove with tongs and serve with any vegetable in season, or a hearty salad. (Personal favorite is asparagus.)

And Poof. You’re done. You’ll love this even more when you taste how amazing they are.

We’ll be posting more of our favorite recipes and efficiency tips to navigate through the season!

The holidays are about to kick off, and taking care of your health and your family are still on the list.

Below, Arrene looking amazing after losing 50 lbs since starting at CFNP. She has improved her 400M run time, and added weight to ALL her lifts! Arrene, you rock.

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Thank you, Veterans!

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Here’s to our Armed Forces!

Thank you all veterans — past, present, stateside and deployed — for your sacrifices and those of your families.

CrossFit North Pacific is exceptionally proud to offer a 40% discount to all Active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel and their families not just today, but ALL YEAR ROUND.

We always have and always will.

THANK YOU.

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Coach Natalie and New Classes!

photo-79Happy Birthday, Natalie! 

We are stoked to wish this girl an awesome day, and proud to announce her as our newest coach!

Natalie’s dedication, energy and technical proficiency make her an amazing asset to our community, and we could not be happier to have her on our coaching staff. Few people have the motivation to continue to learn and and truly love helping people as much as Natalie does…. Welcome to the team!

NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT

Beginning Wednesday, October 15, CFNP will be adding 3 new CrossFit classes!!!!

Dates & Time: M-W-F @ 1PM.

Thanks for all of your requests and making it possible for this class to become a reality!

Notes on the Lurong Challenge:

Unless you are video taping your workouts to submit to the site, you will be following usual CFNP programming up until the final week when we will be re-testing the initial 3 workouts.

During this period keep staying accountable by logging your nutrition intake!

Pick up a new WOD Book at the box to keep track of your data. 

And make 3 classes/week to remain consistent and make REAL progress.

Below, Katie and crew dig in on rowing sprints!

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Nutrition Challenge Time!

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THANK YOU volunteers, athletes and committee for another incredibly successful year! 

More action photos are being processed will be posted  in the next few days!

The Fall nutrition challenge is almost here! We’ve chosen the renowned Lurong Living Challenge to compete in. This is an awesome way to clean up your diet, stay accountable, get stronger, slim down, and simply FEEL BETTER in your own skin!

It begins on the 15th and lasts 8 weeks. You can sign up and learn more by following the link above.

You can select CFNP as your affiliate, and are NOT required to buy or use any promoted supplements, which is one of the reasons why we like this format. We do feel that certain supplements can help your performance and health, (like USANA and SFH- ask us if you want to learn more) but this challenge is about making healthy eating choices and adopting a lifestyle that promotes great health!

Katie, Wendy, Koby and Arrene post-Saturday WOD.

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24 Hours!

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We’re down to less than 24 hours until the Hydro Mash!

Come down to the Camas Pool at Crown Park 9-2pm tomorrow to cheer on the teams! There will be over 60 athletes from the Portland-Vancouver area throwing down in fast-paced aquatic CrossFit events you have to see to believe.

Spectators are free, and food is ON SITE!

Learn more about the event and charity HERE

 

Top of the Food Chain

IMG_2621Shelley, Shyla, Maddy, Meghan, Toni, Caryn, and Abby have some pyramid fun after their cool down while Bryan cheers them on!

Check out CFNP’s Labor Day Hours:

Friday: All regular classes

Saturday: All regular classes

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9AM CrossFit class

Next Week: CFNP will be closed Saturday, Sept 6th because everyone will be at the Hydro Mash! Elements and Intro make up class will be held on Friday Sept 5th at 5pm.

Now, keep fueling your body properly!

We humans are at the top of the food chain, and most of us can choose pretty much ANYTHING we want to eat. People will tell you that chips are cheaper than broccoli. They’re lying.

Don’t let parties, peer pressure, or politeness drive you to consume anything that you shouldn’t.

Pack lunches, plan dinners, laugh with your friends when they tease you about your food choices (hey, at the end of the day you will be the one looking and feeling great,) and kindly decline EVERYTHING you would rather not eat.

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is the easiest thing to do.

Dave working on his back lever! Now, let’s bring back the ring HSPU. ;)

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What’s the WOD?

SONY DSCWorkout partners Jacqui and Koby rolling through the overhead squats!

Everyone is gearing up for the school and sports season which is right around the corner. Don’t forget to check out the Fall CrossFit Kids (and teens!) schedule and plan ahead!

Are you interested in volunteering for the Hydro Mash? We need assistance in all areas, from judging, logistical support, photography, and more! If you would like to help and are available Sept 6, please let Polly know or sign up on the sheet at the box!

The end of summer CFNP party is still on for Saturday the 23rd, and being hosted at Barbi’s beautiful home. See you there!

Do you ever wonder why we are doing the workouts we do, or wish you knew what was coming?

We’ll share some not-so-secret secrets about CFNP programming:

  • You can pretty much count on performing the olympic lifts – cleans and snatches – in some capacity every week.
  • You are going to Squat. It may be air squats, it may be back, front, or overhead. But you will squat!
  • It will be varied. We only lift on specific days when on a lifting cycle. So it is important to wear shoes that you can lift and run in, or bring both, every time you come to the box.
  • The programing is as difficult as you make it! Learn to push when you should be pushing. Back off when it is appropriate. Use common sense, listen to your body, listen to your coach, and take rest days not when you need them, but when you will benefit from them. 

Welcome these fresh faces when you see them: Evan, Tim, Rachael and Meghan finishing up class!SONY DSC

Hydro Mash Entry is OPEN!

ry=400-10Entry is now available for the 2014 CrossFit North Pacific Hydro Mash!

The 2nd year running, this fundraiser competition is all about teamwork, fitness, water, and supporting our nation’s warriors.

Join the fun in a competition that is like none other, while supporting our heroes!

WHEN: September 6th, 2014 ~ Check in 8-8:45. Heats begin @ 9AM

WHERE: Camas Municipal Pool and Crown Park (120 NE 17th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607)

Space is very limited. Team Captains can register their teams HERE!

This competition features multiple aquatic events and CrossFit workouts.
Teams must consist of 4-person mixed co-ed teams: 2 men, 2 women.
RX and scaled options available.
100% of proceeds donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation!
IMG_1536Congrats to our awesome ladies Natalie, Wendy, Christy, Jen, Caryn, Emily and Koby that ran the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon yesterday!
And nice work to our 2 teams that represented at CFC’s competition yesterday in support of Officer Goudschaal!photo-75photo-76

Bring Out Your Inner Spartan

SONY DSCBoyd gets a move on his 1 Mile Row!

CFNP is sending 2 teams to CrossFit Camas on August 9th to support the fundraising competition to benefit Vancouver Officer Dustin Goudschaal, who was injured when he was shot during a traffic stop last month.

Challenge begins at 10 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to attend the event and buy a barbecue lunch catered by Rib City. All profits from the competition and lunch will go to Goudschaal’s recovery fund.

We will still have a regular WOD at CFNP at 9am.

Thank you to everyone that filled out our surveys! We appreciate your input and are excited to implement many of your ideas and requests. Congrats to our drawing winner, Jill – come and pick up your North Pacific gear at your next class!

To all our athletes running the Spartan Race tomorrow: Have fun and go get those rope climbs. :)

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