The first half of Saturday went like this: breakfast, Reebok presentation, WOD, lunch. It was sort of like a WOD sandwich with a little bit of Reebok mixed in between meals. Ok, that was a totally weird sentance. Did it even make sense? Let’s just go with it, ok?
Bright and early on Saturday morning, Reebok hosted a continental breakfast at the hotel where I was staying. Since my body was on East coast time, I woke up ridiculously early. I was hungry, so I ate some trail mix and drank an iced coffee before heading down to breakfast #2 of the day.
On the menu: bagels and fruit.
Potatoes and bacon.
Juice, yogurt, and coffee.
I grabbed a Mighty Mango Naked juice and then filled my plate with eggs and potatoes. (Sorry, forgot to snap a “before” photo of my plate.)
After breakfast, we headed into a nearby conference room to hear an hour-long presentation from Reebok about some of the new CrossFit gear they are coming out with in the next few months.
Chris Froio, Head of Global Fitness and Training, told us they’ve listened to feedback from both elite athletes as well as the CrossFit community in general to create their new product line, which includes lots of bright colors, compression gear, and fabrics that move with you. Reebok even took into consideration common tattoo placements on people’s bodies when designing some of their athletic tops. A number of styles allow side or upper back tattoos to peak through when doing upper body movements. That’s kind of cool, right? It’s really great that Reebok is listening to what the CrossFit community has to say.
After the presentation, we all got on a bus and drove to CrossFit Marina in Huntington Beach for a workout.
I love visiting new boxes.
Once we all got settled, Blair and Lauren (CrossFit coaches) gave us a brief overview and then took us through a warm-up.
The warm-up included the Samson stretch, shoulder pass-throughs, walking lunges, high kicks, and push-ups.
Then, we learned how to properly do Burpees.
And Air Squats.
And then it was time to WOD!
I loved this workout because everyone could do it (there were a number of people who had never done CrossFit before) and you could really push yourself for the entire 12 minutes. I finished 8 rounds + 15 (7 air squats, 7 kettlebell swings + 1 Burpee).
Just the ladies!
Check out those guns!
After the workout, we drove back to the hotel for lunch.
There was a fun seating area with a couch at lunch, so Jess and I took advantage of the photo opp.
On the menu for lunch: beet salad with red cabbage and celery and a broccoli salad with sliced almonds, raisins, and bacon. Both were excellent.
Also, protein: ribs and chicken breast.
After lunch, we showered up and headed to the CrossFit Games. Part 2 of Saturday is coming up next! Stay tuned!