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Crossfit Preferred Happenings – October 2019 Newsletter

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  1. Featured CrossFit Preferred Athlete & Coach – Amy Benton 
  2. CrossFit Preferred Committed Club September Winner
  3. CrossFit Open/Friday Night Lights
  4. Level Testing
  5. WOD for Maureen
  6. Athlete’s Corner
  7. Welcome New Members
  8. Birthdays & Member Anniversaries

Featured CrossFit Preferred Athlete – Amy Benton

This month we are excited to spotlight Amy Benton. Amy has been a member of CrossFit Preferred since May 2014, and has been one of our amazing Coaches since June 2018. A fun fact about Amy, she has 3 world records for largest female head down formation while sky diving.  Amy’s here coaching 5:30am and 6:30am classes during the week as well as some Saturday morning classes. Watch her video below to learn more about her experience at CrossFit Preferred.

Committed Club Winners

September’s Committed Club winner is Sue French. She has won $50 worth of product credit to use in our retail area. Congratulations!

Picture Coming Soon! She is on vacation!

Our third quarter committed club winner is Krysta Smith. She will receive half of her membership for the month of October.

Congratulations to both of you!!  We love seeing all of you work towards attending at least 15 classes in a month. The consistency is really paying off!!

What is the Committed Club?

The committed club is a year-long attendance challenge that will recognize and reward you for consistently showing up to CrossFit Preferred each month.  It will be broken up into monthly, quarterly, and yearly milestones with rewards along the way! In order to achieve committed club status, you will have to attend at least 15 classes during each calendar month.  At the end of each month, quarter, and year, we will recognize those individuals who have attended at least 15 classes during EACH of the coinciding calendar months.

Monthly – At the end of each month, we will recognize the monthly committed club.  All members of the committed club for that month will be entered into a raffle to win some sweet prizes!  Example: Everyone who attends at least 15 classes from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2019 will be recognized as a member of the committed club for January and will be entered into the January raffle.

Quarterly – At the end of each quarter (3-month period), we will recognize the quarterly committed club.  All members of the committed club for that quarter will be entered into a raffle to win some sweet prizes.  Example:  Everyone who attends at least 15 classes EACH in January, February, and March will be recognized in the 1st quarter committed club and will be entered into the quarterly raffle.

Quarter 1 – January, February, March

Quarter 2 – April, May, June

Quarter 3 – July, August, September

Quarter 4 – October, November, December

Yearly – At the end of 2019, we will recognize and reward the individuals who have been in the committed club for all 12 months of 2019. This means you will have to get at least 15 visits in EACH of the 12 calendar months of 2019. 


Monthly – We will raffle off one, $50 CFP Gift Certificates which can be used towards CrossFit Preferred Retail Products. (Driven Nutrition, Perfect Bars, Fit Aid, Rehband, etc.) 

Quarterly – We will raffle off one, ½ month credits to be used towards your next monthly membership payment

Yearly – Everyone who achieves committed club status for the entire 2019 will earn a limited-edition, CrossFit Preferred Committed Club T-Shirt that they can proudly wear for the rest of their lives! In addition, we will raffle off 1 Free Month of Unlimited CrossFit classes to be used in 2020!

CrossFit Open Friday Night Lights and Teams

The CrossFit Open is coming up on October 10th. The CrossFit Open is 5 weeks long. It is a series of workouts that runs for 5 weeks with each workout being released on Thursday night of that week. The first workout will be announced on Thursday night October 10th.  Each week we will do the CrossFit Open workout as the Workout of the Day on the Friday following the announcement.

Each year CrossFit Preferred puts on a Friday Night Lights Program during the CrossFit Open. Friday Night Lights is a fun inner gym competition between teams with in the gym. When you participate in Friday Night Lights you are put on a team with other members from the gym and by doing the CrossFit Open workouts each week you earn points for your team. Last year we had over 80 people participate in Friday Night Lights and it was a BLAST!!

Every Friday night for 5 weeks athletes can come and do the Open workouts between the hours of 4-7. You DO NOT need to do the workout on Friday nights in order to be on a team and participate in Friday Night Lights. Many of our members come and cheer on other teammates and show their support but do the workout during their normal class time.

Shirts have been ordered and will be at the gym for pick up on Oct. 9th.

Our Coaches have drafted the teams for Friday Night Lights! Our team colors will be, Black, Military Green, Indigo, Gray.

Black Team
Team Leaders- Bret Baker, Meghan Gallagher
Allen Quintero
Joel Stepanck
Trever Wilkins
Nick Marovich
Ashley Awender
Marcus Brown
Christine Brown
Kayla Markovich
Hazel Sayco
Juli Dahl-James
Jesslin Machado
Jodi Rinke
Cody Kiraly
Allsion Decker
Lincoln Conway
Kurt Rinke
Jaren Kattraba
Brad Lawson
Dan Walker
Fernanda McCammon

Gray Team
Team Leaders – Tara Roberts, Bryant Johnson, Andrew Lucero
Ryan Buckley
Dustin Preston
Kristi Preston
Krysta Smith
Thalia Reid
Ramon Reid
Cindy Phillips
Cassie Hutzbach
Mindy Schooley
Emily Nicholas
Courtney Brown
Allison Carmichael
Cory Brown
Nick Carmichael
Joe Hajoa
Joe Kokes
Sue French
Kari Pendelton
Kim Buckley
Mike Switzer
Adrienne McGurren
Rachelle Liddle

Military Green Team
Team Leaders – Amy Benson, Rob Flunker, Pat Harris
Jared Adams
Brendon Sparks
Amy Hunsaker
Jason Hunsaker
Becca Mosher
Shanda Adams
Clay Oliver
Jaclyn Oliver
Ali Kindred
Jennifer Johnson
Stevie Sanchez
Autumn Sutherland
Aaron Liddle
Milton Arias
KJ Russell
Kyle Gadberry
Logan Newberger
Bert Martinez
Ian Boehnstedt
Amanda Beal
Landon Watts

Indigo Team
Team Leaders – Tiersa LeSueur, Mike Perra, Jessica Dixon
Tony Quintero
Jimbo Young
Rosanna Quintero
Taylor Allen
Kenzie Allen
Michelle Akina
Jill Nicolas
Katie Overstreet
Tara Wright
Cass Rudder
Magen Hammond
Malika Hobeheldar
Lillian Knauss
Chase Schultz
Will Allen
Sean Toolsen
Kris LeSueur
Mike Rudder
Kyle Wood
Kacie Garrison
Travid Trible

CFP Level Testing

Congratulations to everyone who participated and passed our Level Testing last month!

Level testing will continue to be the first Thursday of every month with the next one scheduled for November 7th. When you pass each level you receive a free shirt in the color of test you passed.The scheduled workout for that day will be White Level. We will set you up with a partner. One person will judge while the other does work, then switch. If you want to test Red Level or Black Level please sign up for a time slot at the front desk so we have a coach available to judge.

Level Testing is CFP’s way of helping all our athletes work towards a fitness goal no matter what level they are at. It starts with our Baseline Test the Gray Level test followed by the White Level, then Red Level and finishing with the toughest of them all the Black Level test. All tests must be completed and passed in order before the next Level is attempted. Each level completed earns you a free shirt the color of the level you passed.

Gray Level Test with Standards

White Level Test with Standards

Red Level Test with Standards

Black Level Test with Standards

Special WOD for Maureen 

Saturday October 19th we will being doing a special WOD for Maureen.

As many of you may know Maureen was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a few months ago. She’s been fighting through it, still coming into the gym and feeling good. She is currently on her 6th round of Chemo with 2 more rounds left. The tumor has already shrunk from 3cm to 4mm! Thats AMAZING news and we are so excited for her., She definitely has fought hard through this trial and can still be seen with a smile on her face every time you see her. We want to celebrate her and her amazing outlook on life by doing a few of her FAVORITE things!!

” Maureen”
Teams of 2
1 mile run together with sandbag – pass back and forth
100 Power Cleans 115/80
100 Box Jump Overs

One partner works at a time. Split up workout at your discretion.

Athletes Corner

We have created this section so we can celebrate the exciting things that happen in your lives! Whether that be a new baby, a new puppy, an engagement, or a graduation. We want to hear about it and celebrate with you, come talk to us at the front desk!!

We want to Congratulate Becky Buendia and Daylan Passey on their upcoming wedding on October 17th!! Congratulations and good luck on your new chapter together!

Welcome New Members for September

Allison Decker

Art Ruiz

Brandon Tenney

Chase Schultz

Charles Bishop

Ian Boehnstedt

Jenny Johnson

Kacie Garrison

Logan Newberger

Ryan Owen

Spencer Clark

Travis Trible

Birthdays & Member’s Anniversaries


Ray Soloman                         October 1st

Mike Jarman                         October 2nd

Darlene McMillon               October 3rd

Chris DeGeer                         October 4th

Juan Ramos                             October 4th

Patrick Harris                         October 9th

Tyler Jones                              October 9th

Becca Mosher                      October 10th

Nicolas Carmichael          October 13th

Jeff Gotcher                          October 14th

Joe Hajda                               October 17th

Lydia Wietsma                  October 20th

Autumn Sutherland       October 23rd

Jaren Kottraba                 October 23rd

Member Anniversaries

4 Years

Ashley Awender

2 Years

Ryan Krenz