Welcome to South Windsor's Original CrossFit Box
85 Nutmeg Road South
South Windsor, CT 06074
Next round of foundations classes start 11/28/16
Sign up today to gain the knowledge to succeed in weight loss, strength and overall health! Class size is limited and filling up fast so contact us today!! Click HERE!!
Wednesday Nov 23, No 6:30pm Class.
Thursday Nov 24th (Thanksgiving Day) 8:30 am Class, SO HARD YOU CAN'T LIFT YOUR FORK
Friday Nov 25th: 9 AM class and 1 PM class
Bring a friend to BrickYard!
Thursday Dec 1st is bring a friend day! Do you have trouble explaining to your non-CrossFit friends why it is you do what you do, or why you're so passionate about BrickYard? Is it difficult for you to convince them that CrossFit is not scary or impossible but fun and infinitely scale-able?
SAVE YOUR BREATH AND SHOW THEM!!!
Member of the Month
Our member of the Month for October is Pete O! Pete has been an excellent member for 3 years, just came off a bunch of medications and is a rock star! Check out his interview below:
1. How long have you been with us At CFBY? Do you remember your first workout?
I’ve been at Brickyard for just over 3 years now, thanks to my 2 sons and daughter in law for getting my bride Terry of 31 years and myself a 6 month membership. I wish I did remember my first WOD because I would be curious how much better I would have performed doing it now.
2. How would you compare your previous lifestyle with the one that is today?
I didn’t think my previous lifestyle was horrible, but it sure is MUCH better now. In the last 6 months I surely have been educated about nutrition with Michele’s customized plan. It definitely is a lifestyle change for Terry and myself but doing it as a team makes it much easier. At 57 years old I had been on a few diets (nasty word) over the years and most of them were hard for me to stick to. I whole heartily agree with a recent member saying that “poor nutrition can’t outpace exercise”.
3. If you could design the perfect workout for yourself that would it be?
My design for a WOD would be a 3 minute AMRAP with each of the following movements with a 1 minute rest between each movement. Pullups - Box Jumps - Dead Lifts – Calorie Row – Goblet Squats – Farmers Carry – Double Unders / Singles. Hmmm this sounds good for a Sunday 27 minute endurance WOD.
4. What animal best represents you today?
The animal that probably still represents me dates back to my high school days. It is the rhino because I’m slow and steady. BUT since losing 34 pounds recently if you see a rhino charging at you running around the building WATCH OUT.
5. If you could pick the perfect song to listen during the best workout of your life what would it be?
When it comes to songs my favorite song would be “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen because it has a good beat to keep pace with squats and or wall balls.
6. If you were to summarize your lifestyle in 5 words or less, how would it go?
The 5 words that best describe me are family, healthy, hardworking, reliable, and competitive
7. What advice do you have for anyone thinking about starting?
My advice for anyone thinking of joining Crossfit would be the same as the Nike slogan “Just Do It”. I talk about Crossfit all the time with my co-workers and they look at me like I’m nuts when I explain the WOD to them. But until you are involved and get bitten by the Crossfit bug I wouldn’t expect them to understand. I have met so many good people at Brickyard and the comradery reminds me of my time in the Marine Corps. The coaches here truly have everyone’s best interest in mind just in the way they go thru every movement for every WOD. They also make corrections as needed during the WOD and use positive reinforcement to motivate you when the going gets tuff. I am so impressed of the way Gerry and Michele have grown this Crossfit box and to see the results on people from beginners to elite athletes is remarkable.