I do the CrossFit Open because...

At our 16.1 Open Event on Saturday, February 27th, we asked some of our Ten Twenty Athletes why they do the CrossFit Open and here are their amazing answers.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I like to feel the pain." - Stuart S.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I am a part of a team and a family who is continually getting stronger.  We don't give up on each other." - Alaina D.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I want to be a badass like the girls who do CrossFit at Ten Twenty." - Brandi W.

"I do the CrossFit Open because it makes me better than yesterday and Emily is there." - Jenna P.

"I do the CrossFit Open because it brings our CrossFit family together and we motivate each other." - Mel W.

"I do the CrossFit Open because of the unity it brings." - Omar O.

"I do the CrossFit Open because my roommates a jerk (Stuart)." - Eli A.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I enjoy comparing myself to every one else in the world." - Kyle M.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I will beat Froning." -Brendan M.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I want to track my progress and to push pass my limit to show no matter what circumstances I'm in, there is no excuse to take the easy road." - Kyle C.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I want to track my progress from last year, and it is a great experience for getting used to a competitive setting!" - Kyle S.

"I do the CrossFit Open because Coach Dana told me to."  -Abby S.

"I do the CrossFit Open because this is my first open." - Jon C.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I want to be the best Mom possible." - Laura M.

"I do the CrossFit Open to compete and it is fun." - Andrew C.

"I do the CrossFit Open because to push my mental and physical capacity and to laugh and have a blast with all my friends." - Dana B.

"I do the CrossFit Open because let's be honest, what else would I be doing?" -Keaton K.

"I do the CrossFit Open because it pushes me to do better and every one is doing it." - Shelby C.

"I do the CrossFit Open because my sister made me." - Daniel B.

"I do the CrossFit Open because it is there!" - Dennis A.

"I do the CrossFit Open because it is fun to see how I compare to an actual games athlete and the people in the area and then laugh at myself when scores come in." - Lyndy K.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I love to compete and push myself harder than I ever thought I could." - Chris H.

"I do the CrossFit Open because all my friends are doing it." - Christie H.

"I do the CrossFit Open because I want to see how I progress every year and so I can eat more PIZZA." - Emily H.

Thanks for reading and Good Luck to all in the remainder of the CrossFit Open.  

-The Ten Twenty Coaching Staff

Why Do You CrossFit? by Megan Green

Megan Green

Why do you CrossFit?

I can say I was scared to start CrossFit because I was not strong, nor was I that fit and when I thought about CrossFit, that is what popped into my head.  One day I watched a girl that was 12 do a 75-pound thruster and told myself if she can do it, than I can do it.  Then I joined CrossFit Ten Twenty and had no idea that my life was completely going to change, for the good.  I  am eating healthier now, excited to workout and fin my new 1 rep max.  CrossFit means so much more to me now.  It is my outlet, and makes me feel so good about myself.  I know that because of CrossFit, I gained another family, amazing friends, and confidence in myself, which I never had.

If you could describe Ten Twenty in three unique words, what would they be?

The first word would be Family, because I know anyone at Ten Twenty would be there for me and to help push me to get my goals.  Second word would be home, because when I walk into Ten Twenty, I feel I am at a place I know I am meant to belong.  Last word would be determination, because everyone is determined to get where they want and they don't give up.  Everyone there is determined to see where the family is going to go, and everyone will be there to push you to get to your goals.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite Quote is "Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'" --Mary Ann Radmacher

The Icebreather Classic - Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Don't forget to come out and support some of CrossFit Ten Twenty's Coaches, Athelete's and Friends in the 2016 Icebreather Classic hosted at Capital City CrossFit this Saturday, January 30th.

Team ain't no cream in my coffee I got that shankle blood (Jeremiah & Brendan)

9:30am, 12:12pm, 3:15pm (Lane 5, Heat 7)

Team CrossFit 1020 (Dana & Kim)

9:45am, 12:30pm, 3:35pm (Lane 8, Heat 8)

2 Guys 1 Name (Chris & Chris)

9:15am, 12:00pm, 2:55pm (Lane 2, Heat 6)

Every Man FRANtasy (Jenna & Kristen)

8:45am, 11:30am, 2:15pm (Lane 10, Heat 4)

If you need or want more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/The-Icebreather-Classic-Capital-City-CrossFit-385838508219092/

Barbell Battle Follow-Up

This past weekend, Ten Twenty had three teams compete in the Barbell Battle at CrossFit Collinsville.  We could not be more proud of each and every one of the competitors.  A big shout out to Dana and Jenna who took 2nd place in the Women's RX Division.  Thanks for all the Ten Twenty members who came out to support their fellow athletes and coaches.  Thanks CrossFit Collinsville for having us and we look forward to the next competition. 

Off to a Great Start!

Great work today everyone! Keep up the consistency and everyone will be crossing their summer goals off the wall! Feel free to always pull me aside before and after class to discuss personal goals! No matter how big or small we will all conquer them together!


The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.




June Birthdays!

We want to wish all our members with June Birthdays, a very Happy Birthday! 

  •   Brendan M. (June 1)

  • Meghan E. (June 2) 

  • Coach Dana (June 4) 

  • Emily H. (June 6)

  • Alaina D. (June 9) 

  • Trisha J.  (June 11)

  • Coach Kyle (June 24) 

  • Mike P. (June 29) 

  • Ryan M. (June 30) 

Saturday Basic Acrobats Class at 10am

Our very own, Omar Olivas has decided to host a basic acrobats class this Saturday, June 13th at 10am.  It will be a good low itensity workout with a fun warm up, good stretching, some calisthenics and some great excercises to help with handstands.  Don't forget to mark it on your calendars and be there for this wonderful experience and opportunity to learn something new!