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5th Annual Burpees for Breakfast

It’s that time again for our annual food drive! We share a street with the Pickerington Food Pantry, and this month we are helping our neighbor. In true VCCF fashion, this food drive is also a friendly competition. Kids and Teens classes verses the adult classes! Who can bring the most pounds of canned food, for a chance to…

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Strong Teens

If you, or your child, has not been interested in “traditional” sports, or has already tried and now retired, we have an invitation for you. Come try StrongTeens! It’s an entirely different sport than anything your child would have done before but it’s great fun.

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Tempo 2020

There are as many combinations of tempo as there are coaches, and part of the brilliance of tempo work is that it can be done with nearly any movement. Any movement worth doing in the the gym (or garage or basement or living room) is worth doing well and tempo is a fantastic way to practice that.

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Athletic Shoe Drive

Helping others. It’s a vital part of the human experience and one that we are blessed to participate in, at least a few times a year. This holiday season, we are looking to make a difference in a number of ways. We are collecting new and gently used, athletic shoes. Think sneakers, tennis shoes, trainers, walking shoes, running shoes….

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Inclusive Coaching Workshop

Do you desire to empower people? Are you a personal trainer? Do you coach youth athletes? Do you work with adults? Do you want to connect with those who really need some guidance? Do you believe that health and fitness should be available for all? Further, do you believe that health and fitness is beneficial to all? If you…

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Beyond (perceived) limits

By Eric Bookman I just started CrossFit a few months ago, why would I even consider the Open?  I’m not striving to be a “super athlete”. These were my initial reactions to participating in the Open.  Ultimately, I succumbed to peer pressure as everyone in the box continued to tell me how great it was and how I should…

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Competition Against Myself

The Open – 1.0 By Chip Hankinson There was nothing gentle about my first time – it hurt; it broke me. My lungs burned and my legs ached, my chest was bruised and my hands were shredded. I tried to sign my name to the scorecard after 19.5 and couldn’t hold the pen, let alone make something resembling a…

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I Didn’t Want To

By Todd Stanley I didn’t want to do it. I was determined not to let anyone talk me into competing in the CrossFit Open. I can remember the year before, there were all sorts of announcements of what was to come and people who were participating were always talking about it. I didn’t sound like fun to me. My…

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Beat the heat this summer

By Kayleigh Caito Summer is a wonderful time of the year! The grass is green, sky is blue, and sun is HOT. And since we enjoy spending more time outside, it is important to get plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. With the warm weather, come cravings for a refreshing cool beverage or big scoop of ice cream! I…

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