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Zümra's New Adventure

CrossFit is pretty amazing isn't it?  It's addicting.  Either you hate it one day or you love it and you end up coming day after day either way.  I believe it's not only because of the WODs or the PR's we acquire, but it's the other athletes that push us, encourage us, and die (LOL!) with us after a brutal WOD.  Coming into the box and seeing familiar faces, chatting about how you may not get through the WOD because it looks awful, but then you look at each other and say "We got this!"

Zümra Okar, one of our amazing athletes is one of those familiar faces.  I'm sad to announce that she is has left us to go on a new ADVENTURE in California!  She came to us before the box was open and has been committed to CrossFit Striking and CrossFit ever since.  I'm sure you all have seen the leader board and have noticed Zumra's name on top for a 300# DL and 190# BS, yeah this chic is STRONG!!  She is going to amaze another CrossFit Box with her mad skills!

We will miss her so much at SkipJack CrossFit, but we are excited for her new life and new adventure in San Francisco, CA!  However, this isn't really good bye.  I'm sure we will see her again at the box or maybe if you are headed to San Fran, look her up!

 

  

PROGRESS

Hello athletes! Although yesterday was a holiday, we decided to take the opportunity to do some hard labor at the box. The SkipJack team and some awesome athletes (who came immediately on short notice) laid 100 very, VERY heavy mats down on 3/4 of the 4500 sq ft space. However, there is more work to be done in the next week! Sh*@ just got REAL!!!

We are shooting for a Feb 1st opening. However, this largely depends on how much we get done and how much muscle we can recruit in the next few weeks. We should know better this week and next week if we can confidently say February 1st is the OPENING date.

If you guys want to help out, (we would humbly appreciate it) please contact us! It would be a great chance to meet you all and to start building our community!

View from back of box. Large bay doors will be great for hot days and BBQ's!

View from back of box. Large bay doors will be great for hot days and BBQ's!

Our finger tips were raw from gripping, pulling, and carrying these HEAVY mats! It was a labor of love though!

SkipJack CrossFit Dec recap

HAPPY NEW YEAR Athletes! We have been getting a lot of emails and inquiries about our opening, and we are so thankful for all of it. As of right now, the box is almost finished! The bathrooms are almost done. They are finishing up a few things then the final inspection is all we need. We are sitting on pins and needles waiting for the call that it's done and we can start setting up....ANY DAY NOW!

The SkipJack team is ready to go! We are ready to meet some amazing people who want to be a part of a fun-loving, supportive community that is going to help you reach your fitness/health goals for 2017.

We look forward to seeing all of you in a couple of weeks!

 

What we're up to.

Hey there Athletes! I know it's been a while since we have blogged, but we have been busy! Despite not being open yet, we are doing other things to get the opening date pushed forward. We've had some bumps in the road but are continuing to work with the county to get opened!

Meanwhile....our toys, oops I mean equipment have been delivered, we have designed our shirts, and have put together our awesome team of coaches that are eager to start coaching all of you!  Also, the SkipJack team got together last Saturday for about 5 hours to get certified in CPR Adult/Child/Infant, First Aide, and AED because Safety of all our athletes is a priority! Last month we supported Merit CrossFit by participating in the "Lift up Autism" event held at their facility in Prince Frederick. It was a great event at a great box and we are looking forward to doing more events with them in the future!

We appreciate everyone's support and ask for your patience. WE. WILL. OPEN. SOON!! We promise that SkipJack CrossFit is worth the wait!

 

 

 

 

Friends to business partners...eek!!!

So this amazing lady and I started our CrossFit journey together 7 years ago, and I'm super excited to be starting a new journey as business owners with Grace Bottita-Williamson, John Williamson, and Dave Kneale (my awesome hubby). Can't wait to create more great memories with the Williamsons!!

I currently don't have any "sexy" pictures of the boys. They felt that none of the pictures I was going to post showed their "good side." lol

Not sure what we were doing here.

Not sure what we were doing here.

Our morning crew at CrossFit Assault in Germany. Oh, look John Williamson is in this one (behind Grace).

Our morning crew at CrossFit Assault in Germany. Oh, look John Williamson is in this one (behind Grace).

St. Patrick's Day fun:-)

St. Patrick's Day fun:-)