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Newsletter – September 2018

September 2018 Newsletter – CrossFit Tradewinds

CrossFit Tradewinds Newsletter #3.9

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Don’t let your motivation Fall!

It’s been a busy Summer, but with September comes the end of the season and the start of many people’s favorite time of year: Pumpkin Spice Season! Kidding (or are we?) But in all seriousness… things are just ramping up at Tradewinds!

Yes, Fall is just a few weeks away and while the temps may begin to drop, that doesn’t mean that your fitness motivation should as well. It can be a tough balance for many people, because the Fall season is one of change in ways other than the color of leaves: school is starting back up, or you’re moving to a new place, or any number of other things. Change being what it is, it can be disruptive

So with the new season, make yourself a new pledge to stay committed to yourself and your health! Rely on your key motivators and keep that momentum going well into the season! 


  • Athlete of the Month
  • Events & Competitions 
  • Fall Programs


  • Elements Program
  • Monthly PR Announcements 
  • Social Snapshots

   Athlete of the Month   

Meet Meghan, September’s AOM!
No stranger to CrossFit, having been doing it for a couple of years, Meghan has been with us for a few months but is already a mainstay in our morning classes. A prime example of showing up to do the work to start the day off right. Let’s see what else we can learn about her!

Athlete Interview
CFT: Where are you from? 
Meghan: I grew up north of Boston in the Merrimack Valley but have found my home in East Boston.
CFT: How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
Meghan: About 2 years

CFT: Did you have a fitness background prior to starting CrossFit? 
Meghan: Growing up I was more of a bookworm than athlete, but after college…

Full Interview

  Events & Competitions  

Community Beach Workout

Saturday, September 8 | 9am & 10am

Sun, sand and seabreeze, Oh My… It’s our last beach workout of the year. Can you believe it!! Meet at the gym as you usually would, then your coaches will tell you what to do next! Wear your sunblock… And sign-up for class in advance!


Barbell Lifting Workshops

Saturday, September 15 – 8am | Wednesday, September 19 – 8pm

To help kick-off the new Tradewinds Barbell class, Coach Andy will be hosting two Barbell Lifting Workshops in September, Saturday, 9/15 at 8am, and Wednesday, 9/19 at 8pm.  These workshops will give athletes a glimpse into what our new Barbell class will be like, focusing on the techniques & strength building of the olympic lifts, as well as power lifting components. Each session will have a different lesson plan so athletes are welcome to attend both. Both of these workshop will be capped at 8 athletes.
Barbell Lifting Workshops:

  • Saturday, September 15 | 8-9am
  • Wednesday, September 19 | 8-9pm
  • $30 per person per workshop
  • 8 person cap per workshop


Don’t forget to sign-up for the workshop you would like to attend. Each workshop is capped to 8 athletes.

Saturday, 9/15 8am Sign-up
Wednesday, 9/19 8pm Sign-up

2nd Annual I Love Winthrop 5k Charity Race
Sunday, September 16 | 11:30am | Winthrop Center

For the 2nd year in a row we are hosting the I Love Winthrop 5k Charity Race, which will help kick off a full day of community celebration with live music, food, beer garden, vendors, and all sorts of family-fun activities and more! Proceeds from this race & the festival will directly benefit the Winthrop Veterans Food Pantry & Military Care Packages.

Race Info & Registration
Volunteer or Donate

Tradewinds Partner Series Internal Competition
Friday, October 5 | 7pm and Friday, October 12 | 7pm


  • Two Weeks
    • Friday, October 5 – 7pm (Workouts 1 & 2)
    • Friday, October 12 – 7pm (Workouts 3 & 4)
  • 2 Person Teams (1 Female & 1 Male)
  • RX & Scaled Divisions 
  • 4 workouts (2 each week)
  • Workouts will be announced on Thursdays 
  • Prizes for top finishing team in each division 
  • Limited spots available

Sign-up by 9/7 before prices increase!

Team – $50
Individual – $25

Stay up to date with all the upcoming events at CrossFit Tradewinds. Check-out our events calendar.

  CrossFit Kids Program  

We have two kids programs running this fall!
The Overall Goals of our Kids programs are to:
  • Provide a board and inclusive environment to empower all kids
  • Get kids up and moving
  • Create a positive and fun association with fitness

More Info

  Barbell Class   

This fall we are launching a new group class designed for individuals who want to focus on and improve their lifting.

Program Details
This new 1 hour Barbell group class will run twice a week on Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8am starting October 3 through November 10 (12 sessions). These classes are separate from CrossFit classes and memberships, and will be capped to 8 athletes per class. Athletes will need to sign-up for classes in advance on WOD Together.  There are 3 membership options available for this program;

Barbell Unlimited – $205 
Barbell – 7 Class Pass – $155 
Barbell Pay-as-you-go Drop-in – $30/class.

More Info

   Elements Graduates   

Say hi to Justin, our latest Elements graduate! Fist bumps all around!

   Monthly PR Announcements   


Be sure to log the personal records you get for each movement & workout on WODTogether to see your achievement appear in this section. Also… don’t forget to log your PRs on the weekly PR board.
Got a PR that you’re proud of and want to show off? Let us know!

August PR Highlights

Rocky: 7m:05s
Ed D: 9m:36s
Leo: 4m:27s
Marcelo: 8m:07s
Suzanne: 5m:59s
Chris Beshere: 4m:45s
Caitlin: 7m:24s
Carla: 3m:46s
Keith: 7m:54s

Andrew D: 6m:39s
Jack: 4m:12s
Michaela: 7m:33s
Caren: 7m:27s
Paul: 6m:55s
Nathan: 7m:54s
Meghan: 4m:39s
Heather: 6m:53s

   Social Snapshot   

Challenging yourself in the gym is one thing. How else can you step out of your comfort zone? Try something new, like participate in an OCR (obstacle course race), like Mike P and Keith did last month! There are plenty of national and local OCRs, so sign up, and bring a team of CFT athletes and have fun!

Tradewinds House Rules

If you are new, welcome to the Tradewinds FitFam! We hope you are enjoying our programs and our community. Take a quick look at our house rules to ensure you are on the same page as everyone and to make sure you have the best experience possible.

House Rules

That’s all for this month. Be sure to use the links below to like and follow us to stay up-to-date with all the happenings with the gym. Also, you can review us on Facebook right here

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