Dec 16, 2013

Winter Break Operations

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...
Headed ho, ho, home for the holidays?  With winter break right around the corner, here's what you need to know to keep after it the next few weeks.
  • Bubble Hours.  Heads-up!  Closed Christmas/New Year's, and modified hours (0800-1700) on 24 & 26 Dec and on New Year's Eve.
  • WOD Start Times.  Looking for feedback in comments.  Winter school break starts Wednesday (18 Dec), and coincides with many leave windows.  If people are interested, we can organize a 0800 start for those off work/school and some extra flex time in the AM.  Early mornings can stay as is, or merge to a 0615 single start. There's no right answer for everyone, but want to get the best trainer coverage we can.  Chime in if you have an opinion. 
  • Travel WODs.  If you are hitting the road, a few options for you.  First, see if there are any affiliates nearby and check on their drop-in policies.  Side note -- we've gotten plenty of notes from military/family members returning to our area for the holidays.  If you see someone new in the Bubble, give them a warm welcome.  Starting 18 Dec, we will also post an alternative WODs with minimal equipment requirements for those on the road, stuck in hotels, or at Grandma's house.  Continue to complete the normal strength/skill/accessory work if you can.
  • Ringing in the New Year.  Three things to think about:
    1. Skip the silly, superficial resolutions. Spend some actual time assessing your progress over the past year and developing meaningful goals for the upcoming year.  More on this in a later post.  
    2. That said, brace yourself for the mysterious surge in Bubble popularity right after New Year's!  New arrivals and new resolutions.  Don't get (too) annoyed because someone is benching on the infinity rig or using the only 15lb plates for preacher curls on the GHD.  Find opportunities to harness that motivation and introduce people to what we have going on.  
    3. Consider starting the year off right by examining your nutritional approach. Can't say what approach is right for you, but it is a worthwhile endeavor to experiment with your diet and understand its effect on your performance, energy level, recovery, etc.  Your body is your laboratory...see what works.  If you're looking for some support, check out some of the resources in the post below.


Tina Kracke said...

Regarding WODs for the holidays, we work around 8-12. So, a 0600 would be my input.

Tina Kracke said...

That said, I could also pick it up after work most days

Iron Major CrossFit Coordinator said...

Thanks for the note. Have not had much response, so we'll plan to drive on with business as usual and push any changes in the daily WOD posts. Always open to alternate WOD times. Coordinate in the comments sections!