For those of you who have never heard of it, the Whole Life Challenge is a 55 day online fitness challenge that you can participate in either by registering at the website above or simply following along with the challenge rules. The goal of the challenge is to check in before and after the challenge by recording your weight, body fat percentage and completing some sort of benchmark workout. After the challenge is complete you will check in again to see how you’ve progressed during the 55 days. Next, simply follow the WLC 7 Daily Habits:
Eat by the WLC rules you choose at the level that is right for you (click for details). Make conscious choices that support your vision for a healthy lifestyle. Earn up to 5 points daily for nutrition.
Exercise each day. We recommend 3-5 “workouts” each week. The other days you’ll earn your points by being active. Ride your bike, surf, hike, even take an invigorating walk at sunset. This is your time to move daily. You earn 2 points for exercise. (Come to the box and get a good ass kicking in!)
Stretch for at least 10 minutes each day. You earn 2 points for stretching. (Do some mobility!)
Water One third of your body weight in oz. of water each day (20 ml per kg). You earn 1 point for water.
Supplement with a dietary supplement that would make a difference for your body if you took it every day. You earn one point for your supplement.
Live the WLC weekly lifestyle practice – things like sleep, meditate, & supporting others. You earn 1 point each day you complete the weekly lifestyle task.
Reflect at the end of each day and check in with how it went and how you’re doing. No amount of numbers can paint the whole picture. Your daily reflection helps you see how the challenge is really going. You earn 1 point daily for your reflection.
You can check in on the website everyday during the challenge, or if you don’t want to sign up just follow along during the challenge period to keep yourself motivated. Whole Life Challenge starts tomorrow! This is just a fun and casual way to keep yourself in check for healthy happy living. If you’re interested, tell a friend and do it together! Good luck!
This is just a friendly reminder to PLEASE remember to record your scores in Wodify. While numbers are certainly not everything, it is very important that you are signing into Wodify to record your attendance and also to input your scores. Tracking your performance is a crucial part of growth and will help you see what areas you’re improving in and where you need work!
There are three ways you can do this:
1) Input your score immediately after class using the Wodify whiteboard on the sign-in computer. This is always readily available and takes about thirty seconds!
2) Download the Wodify app for your iPhone/Smartphone and access the online whiteboard on the go.
3) In the near future you can use the iPads we will be adding to the gym to help make this process easier.
There will be another rowing clinic this Sunday at 11am! If you’re looking to improve your time or just want to know more about how to efficiently move on the rower then come out!
What you will learn:
-How to set up your rower for your size
-One-on-one technique work
– Explanation of all the functions (what do all those numbers mean!?)
-How to efficiently use your body to generate the most power
-How to plan for different WODs that include rowing
No need to sign up this week, we should be able to accommodate everyone by pairing up if need be! Hope to see you there!
September Athlete of the Month goes to Paddy Kelly for showing exceptional sportsmanship, improvements and spirit! Great work!
The change has been remarkable both physically and mentally. I feel so much stronger and better about my self. I would safely say I’m addicted to CrossFit…
Hometown: Chester, UK
When did you first start CrossFit? January 2014
Why did you come to CFK? I realised that I really had to start doing some sort of exercise but have never been a gym person with treadmills etc. I liked the idea of a focused one hour session that really got you working hard. I had only heard of CrossFit since moving to Vancouver and therefore googled the best rated Crossfit gyms in the city and CFK sounded the best. It also helped that our dog goes to the daycare just round the corner.
What is your favourite WOD? I have never met a WOD I didn’t like and don’t really have a specific favourite. I just love the variety of movement that the WODS offer. I cant believe I have been doing CrossFit for 9 months and have never done the same WOD twice, thats precisely why I love it.
Most brutal and challenging WOD? I think ‘Murph’ was a real challenge. Not just from the physical point of view but mentally, lots of rounds, chipping away at those numbers. It felt good to finish it though!
Favourite movements? I do like a power clean or a heavy back squat. I also dig Ball slams, great way to relieve stress.
What kind of things do you do outside the gym? Hobbies and interests? Apart from eating cheese and drinking beer, I like hanging with my friends, watching sports and playing with my dog. Also big tv, movie and music fan which also incorporates one my favourite things, sitting!
What improvements have you seen in yourself, both mentally and physically, since starting CrossFit? The change has been remarkable both physically and mentally. I feel so much stronger and better about my self. My eating habits have improved and I’ve seen a huge reduction in my stress levels. I would safely say I’m addicted to Crossfit because after a WOD I feel awesome.
What’s been surprising or unexpected for you since started at CFK? I think just how I now have a real joy and appreciation for fitness. For the longest time I was lazy couch potato but now I will never go back to that, Crossfit fo life yo!
What kind of advice would you give someone new to the sport? Don’t run before you can walk. Take your time to learn properly, listen to your coaches and modify the WOD to work within your level of fitness. Push yourself that little bit more every WOD and most of all enjoy yourself.
CrossFit Kitsilano's program allows you to perform better in life, using gymnastics, metabolic conditioning and weight lifting. We increase your capability and capacity over a broader range of movements and activities. We measure all of our workouts giving you proper feedback and an opportunity to constantly improve.