Important Note Regarding the CrossFit EVO Team Open

It’s that time of the year for the 2017 CrossFit Open.  It is an exciting time to be involved in CrossFit, everyone all over the world participates in the open workouts and then awe at the pros competing at the CrossFit Games.

For the last 2 years we wanted to do something fun and unique with the Open.  We wanted everyone to participate on teams to build relationships, have some fun healthy competition.  The teams would allow people to still compete without having to worry about being scored as an individual athlete.  Balancing the teams with advanced athletes and beginners would help keep teams as fair as possible.

Last year got me to the point where I almost didn’t even want to do the EVO Team Open this year.  I received emails and private conversations from people telling me all the issues they were having.  I was put in the middle and having to try to please everyone, in which I can’t do.

With any competition there is always a winner and a loser. The toughest part about making an in house competition is that at the end of the day we are all one community.  We aren’t a box competing against other people we don’t know.  The last thing I want is relationships damage because of a 5 week competition that doesn’t really mean anything, there is no prize money and no sponsorships.

I been figuring out a lot of options for teams.  Should we rotate new teams every week, should we have athlete achievements on the banners instead of just a winning team, etc? The most important purpose of the CrossFit Open is testing YOURSELF, pushing your ability to the limit, and achieving things you weren’t able to do.  This Team Open is not meant to just get as many reps as possible to win.

For this year we have decided to keep the teams the same for the 5 weeks.  There will be 3 workout options to choose from:  RX, Scaled, Master Scaled (50+).  The coaches will verify everyone’s workout to make sure they are doing the appropriate workout for their ability.  They will make sure you are pushed and not sandbagging the workout.  People who push themselves to do the entire workout at RX will be rewarded in the scoring.

More details regarding scoring will be coming soon.  I hope you all have fun and push yourselves to limit.  More important than winning is seeing your fellow CrossFitter whether on your team or not achieve success.  I want to wish everyone the best of luck.

I would highly recommend you register for the Open on the CrossFit Games website if you would like to compare yourself to others around the world.

No Regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes this Friday or Saturday due to Belt Exams

There will be NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes on this Friday (1/27) and Saturday (1/28) due to belt exams and graduation.  The Saturday 10am CrossFit class will be cancelled due to graduation. (You can come to open gym from 9-10am)

We would like to wish all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  You will be receiving a detailed email with notification if your child is testing.  If you are unsure if your child is testing please visit.  http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams 

Friday January 27th Juniors Exam (Current Belt Rank)

  • 5:00 pm for White & Orange Belt Jrs.
  • 6:00 pm for Yellow, Blue, Brown/Blk Jrs.

Saturday January 28th  

  • 9:30 am – Tiny Tiger Exam (All Ranks)
  • 10:30 – Belt Graduation

Remember all regular Hapkido and Tiny Tigers classes will be CANCELLED both Friday and Saturday.  Friday CrossFit classes will be ON.

December 2016 Holiday Schedule

Reminder of our Special Starting After December 23rd.

Dec. 24th Saturday – Closed Christmas Eve
Dec. 25th Sunday – Closed Christmas Day
Dec. 26th Monday – Closed to give my team a day off outside of the weekend.
Dec. 27th (Tuesday) – Dec. 30th (Friday) – Special Schedule Below

  • 4pm – Tiny Tigers (White – Green Belt)
  • 4:30pm – Tiny Tigers (Blue – Black Belt)
  • 5pm – Hapkido Jrs. (White – Yellow) & CrossFit
  • 6pm – Hapkido Jrs. (Green – Black) & CrossFit
  • 7pm – Hapkido Adults (Wednesday Only) & CrossFit

Dec. 31st Saturday – Closed New Years Eve
Jan 1st Sunday – Closed New Years Day
Jan 2nd Monday – Closed to give my team a day off outside of the weekend.
Jan 3rd – Normal Schedule

We hope everyone has a great Holiday and Happy New Year.  We look forward to a bigger better 2017.

Hapkido Belt Exams Friday and Saturday. NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes.

There will be NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes on this Friday (12/2) and Saturday (12/3) due to belt exams and graduation.  The Saturday CrossFit class will be at 9am.

We would like to wish all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  You should have received a detailed email with notification if your child is testing.  If you are unsure if your child is testing please visit.  http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams 

Friday December 2nd Juniors Exam (Current Belt Rank)

  • 5:00 pm for Green & Yellow Belt Jrs.
  • 6:00 pm for White and Orange Belt Jrs.
  • 7:00 pm for Blue & Blue/Black Stripe Jrs.

Saturday December 3rd  (Parking lot will be closed because of repaving, must park on the street. Sorry)

  • 9:30 am – Tiny Tiger Exam (All Ranks)
  • 10:30 – Belt Graduation

Remember all regular Hapkido and Tiny Tigers classes will be CANCELLED both Friday and Saturday.  Friday CrossFit classes will be ON, Saturday 9am CrossFit.

Progenex Preorder this week. Come in and sample flavors.

We will be placing a Progenex order soon.  During the week of November 1st we will be serving sample flavors (flavors & days below).  This will allow you to discover a flavor you may not know about.  This will also avoid issues where your stuck with an entire bag of a flavor you dislike.

If you are running low of product and would like to reorder please sign up at the front desk or email us.  If are not sure about the Progenex products please visit this link: http://evomaa.net/progenex-preorder.

The deadline to place your order is Saturday November 5th.  You must pay for your item(s) prior to the deadline or it will not ordered.  Product & flavor prices may vary.  This is the time for you to select the items and flavor YOU want.  We will only stock a few bags of the most popular products and flavors (those bags we ordered to stock at EVO were sold out in less than a week)

Please plan ahead and order enough to last until the next time we order which will most likely be sometime in March.  Most products are 30 servings which is enough to last most people a full month unless you share with others.

If you purchase 2 or more bags of any Progenex product, you can purchase any T-Shirt or Tank Top for only $12!!

  • Tuesday 11/1 – Belgian Chocolate / Loco Mocha
  • Wednesday – 11/2 – Peanut Butter Smash
  • Thursday – 11/3 – Tropical Vanilla
  • Friday – 11/4 – Cookies & Creme

Hapkido Jrs Schedule Change Starting November 7th.

With our new class of Black Belts its time we offer a new Black Belt class.  With this new class we will have to shift some classes around.  In an effort to maintain our quality while adding another class we will be offering more specialized belt color specific classes.  This will ultimately give our students more attention in their specific belt color.

We have tried to find a good balance of classes while still giving you parents the flexibility of offering different times throughout the week for your hectic schedule.  We hope this schedule will still work for most of our students.  As always we recommend students come in consistently at least 2 times per week.

The new schedule for Juniors below starts on November 7th.

Monday:

  • 4pm – Green & Up (no change)
  • 5pm – Orange & Yellow (no change)
  • 6pm – Black (new) / Green & Blue (new)

Tuesday:

  • 4pm – Orange & Yellow / Green & Blue (modified)
  • 5pm – Brown & Red (new)
  • 6pm – White – Yellow (no change)

Wednesday:

  • 4pm – Green & Up (no change)
  • 5pm – Orange & Yellow (no change)
  • 6pm – Black (new) / Brown & Red (new)

Thursday:

  • 4pm – Orange & Yellow /Brown & Red (modified)
  • 5pm -Green & Blue (new)
  • 6pm – White – Yellow (no change)

Friday:

  • 4pm -White – Yellow (no change)
  • 5pm -Green & Up (no change)

Saturday:

  • 10am – All Ranks (no change)

Special 2 Part Seminar for Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidates.

All Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidate please join us for a special event on Sunday October 2nd.  This is a two part seminar taught by one of the best female instructors who taught most of us at one point or another as we came up the ranks. Ms. Erin is a 4th degree black belt who lives up in Northern California. After some convincing from Ms. Bailey and Mr. AJ we very fortunate to have her agree to come to Evolution to do this special event for you. Each one of us here at Evolution can look back and easily say Ms. Erin has helped and improved something in our martial arts career. Join us for this event as she will give you tips to improving your skills.

The first seminar will be for all Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidates. The second seminar is geared toward females only. This seminar is to help empower girls and build confidence in skills like grappling and sparring.

This special event will be held on Sunday October 2nd

Black Belt Club Lunch – 12pm – We will serve some pizza before the event begins.

Seminar 1 – 12:30-1:30pm – All Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidates. (Boys & Girls)

Seminar 2 – 1:30-2:30pm – Black Belt Club & Black Belt Candidate (Girls ONLY).

We are looking forward to seeing you all here.  For the girls we hope you can attend both seminars.  Please bring all weapons and sparring gear.  Sign Ups will be at the front desk soon.

 

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Black Belt Club Summer Event – August 27th 12pm at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center

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Attention all Black Belt Club Members our next Black Belt Club event will be at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.  Please join us on Saturday August 27th at 12pm.  This will be a fun afternoon to enjoy some swimming with your Black Belt Club friends.  Since we could have a large group we all need to arrive earlier so we all can get in easily.  The Aquatic Center has 2 recreation pools, one with a water slide which you must be at least 48″ to ride, and a diving pool.  Check out the video below.

Evolution will cover the cost of the Black Belt Club Member, any parents entering or siblings attending will have to pay for themselves (you have to pay an entry fee even if don’t actually swim).  The cost for kids is $4 and adults is $6.  Your entry fee will allow you to stay at the facility from 12pm-5pm.  We will be there for a bit but you are more than welcome to stay as long as you wish.

You are allowed to bring water bottles but no food, as they sell food there.  They have locker rooms with showers and changing areas.  I believe you can re-enter the aquatic center once you get in, they will stamp your hand.  The provided sitting and relaxing area is first come first serve but you can bring your own beach chairs, umbrellas, and possibly pop-up tents)

If you are interested in attending this event please sign up at the front desk.  Don’t forget the sunblock!

Saturday August 27th 12pm

SANTA CLARITA AQUATIC CENTER
20850 Centre Pointe Parkway

 

Come Support Lift Up Autism on Saturday September 10th.

Everyone knows someone who is autistic.  Thousands of CrossFit Boxes all over the country and tens of thousands of athletes will all participate on September 10th for the Lift Up Autism.

WHAT IS LIFT UP AUTISM?

Three years ago, on October 19, 2013 Josh Everett, TrainHeroic, and more than 350 boxes in the fitness community, rallied together in spectacular fashion to support the Autism community in a worldwide workout event called Lift Up Luke.

This “competition for a cause” specifically sought to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and most importantly, turn a global spotlight on the measured and severe impact of Autism on families and individuals around the world.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Click on the link below to register, then click on the Green Tickets button on the upper right.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossfit-evolution-lift-up-autism-2016-tickets-26972523544?ref=ebtn

You will have have 3 options:

  1. $35 (WOD and T-Shirt) – $10 gets donated.
  2. Your Donation Amount – WOD (no shirt)
  3. $0 – Just WOD.

Guys this is a good cause, so we are hoping everyone selects option #1 or #2.  If you select option #1 you must register BEFORE August 27th if you want your shirt prior to the September 10th WOD.  Any registration after August 27th, you will receive your T-shirt a week after the WOD.

THE WORKOUT

“LUKE”

5 MIN AMRAP

  • 4 Power Cleans: 155 lbs. Men/105 lbs. Women
  • 24 Double Unders
  • 10 Pull-Ups

The “Luke” workout is challenging but accessible.  We have scaling options to accommodate athletes of all abilities and experience levels.

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Progenex Pre-Order, place your order by Friday October 12th.

We will be placing a Progenex order soon.  During the week of August 8th we will be serving sample flavors (flavors & days below).  This will allow you to discover a flavor you may not know about.  This will also avoid issues where your stuck with an entire bag of a flavor you dislike.

If you are running low of product and would like to reorder please sign up at the front desk or email us.  If are not sure about the Progenex products please visit this link: http://evomaa.net/progenex-preorder.

The deadline to place your order is Friday August 12th.  You must pay for your item(s) prior to the deadline or it will not ordered.  Product & flavor prices may vary.  This is the time for you to select the items and flavor YOU want.  We will only stock a few bags of the most popular products and flavors (those bags we ordered to stock at EVO were sold out in less than a week)

Please plan ahead and order enough to last until the next time we order which will most likely be sometime in March.  Most products are 30 servings which is enough to last most people a full month unless you share with others.

If you purchase 2 or more bags of any Progenex product, you can purchase any T-Shirt or Tank Top for only $12!!

  • Monday 8/8 – Loco Mocha
  • Tuesday 8/9 – Belgian Chocolate
  • Wednesday – 8/10 – Peanut Butter Smash
  • Thursday – 8/11 – Tropical Vanilla
  • Friday – 8/12 – Cookies & Creme