Opening Day 9/13/13!!!

Wow... 

It's here... 

Crazy...I've had so many people help and support me through this process, just to get the doors open. I am truly blessed and thankful for the awesome family and friends that I have. The equipment installation and clean up was finished about 1 or 1:30 p.m. and 3 hours later...the opening was happening! We had a great turnout, thank you so much to those that came out, it really means a lot.

It was soooooooooo hard to pick the first workout EVER. There were many possibilities and thought processes, but in the end it was decided to go with "Baseline". This is a workout used in many boxes as people start out to see what their "baseline" is and it seemed appropriate for that, as well as establishing the "baseline" for CF Vert.  The workout is:

500 meter row

40 squats

30 sit-ups

20 push-ups

10 pull-ups

Due to the awesome turnout and limited amount of rowers, we switched the 500m row to a 400m run. Whether it was an experienced CrossFitter, or someone completing their first CrossFit workout ever, everyone did a great  job! It was really fun to hang out and catch up/get to know everyone after the workout.

Posted on September 19, 2013 .

The Final Days...

Once the equipment arrived it was a lot of work put in, in a short amount of time. With long days and a lot of help we were ready for opening day. The rigs and power racks were installed, rowers, GHD's, etc were assembled and the most fun of all...the flooring was put in place! 

Posted on September 17, 2013 .

IIIIIIIIIIIt's Heeeeeeere!!

The toys have arrived! Izzy, Heidi, and Cullen were there to help unload and arrange the shipment as it came in yesterday...I was at work, finishing a 72 hour shift :(  Today, Heidi, Cullen, Levi, Mitch and my Dad were all on hand to start the install of equipment. My Pops and I replaced a ballast in one of the lights...a first for both of us (where does this wire go?). No one was harmed and it actually worked on the first try! 

Posted on September 4, 2013 .

Here's your sign

Was hoping to see the equipment delivery late last week but it won't be here until early next week so we hung up the temporary sign in front and did some work on the office. One (of what I am sure will be many) of the mascots of the gym was put into place as well...all is safe and sound at CF Vert.

Posted on September 2, 2013 .

Chipping away, gettin' it done

The last few days we completed a couple planning sessions, more painting, stereo install, started flooring in the office, and the dynamax balls were delivered!! 

Posted on August 30, 2013 .

Official Date is set...Doors Open Sept 13th @ 4:30 p.m.

Come on down for the inaugural FREE workout at CrossFit Vert with a BBQ to follow! As you may have seen originally I was shooting to open on September 1st. Due to the equipment not getting delivered on the original date I had planned, as well as wanting to make sure that we have everything lined out and ready to rock for you, I have made the decision to wait until Sept. 13th. More details to follow on this event as well as membership information, class schedule, rates, and much more! Thank you for your patience and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Posted on August 28, 2013 .

1 shade of grey...

Yesterday was a looooong day of painting with the sprayer, but got 'er done. Today was spent cleaning up...pulling plastic off windows, taking down paper and tape and touch up painting. The day was capped off by a visit from Mom, good day!!

Posted on August 25, 2013 .

Painting Prep

Heidi came by to help paint today!  

Thanks Heidi for all of your help today.  

Todd spent the past few days getting the gym ready to paint the gym.  We start painting tomorrow...stay tuned.  

Posted on August 23, 2013 .

Renovations+Shenanigans=Productive Fun

In the early phases of the work, developing the next plan of attack with Woody

Before...starting the framing to close off above the office

After

Coffee break, and Hayes decided to help out (not really)

Grinding down metal supports 

I wouldn't throw that there if I were you...

Levi getting creative with the mirrors and photos

Old office stuff...be gone!

Posted on August 20, 2013 .

Renovations, continued...

There has been a lot of progress made in the last few days, although not as visible as in the first few days when walls and old school pull-up structures were coming down. Powerwashing, cleaning, patching walls and primer being applied in preparation for painting has been the focus, and will continue today. 

Levi and Liz, doing work.

Somebody call for a hammer? I got this

The office "as is" when I got the building

Posted on August 20, 2013 .

CrossFit Vert Renovations

Check out CrossFit Vert now...we will have photos of renovations daily.

Exterior of building 

Interior of building last week

Interior of gym...after the walls came down

My twins, doing work...and hamming it up in a break in the action.

Last of the old stuff comin' down, teamwork!!

Old furniture and carpet pulled out of the office.

Posted on August 16, 2013 .

Believe in the possibility of change

Todd is working today at the fire department & so I decided to go by the gym to get a few things done.  Over the course of the past few days, lots of progress has been made at the gym.  While cleaning the restroom, all I could think about was how this process made me believe in the possibilities that are presented in your everyday life.  Today, the gym is empty, there is no equipment, no paint, no people working out.  When I looked out into the gym, I had a choice to see the emptiness that is before me today OR I can live in the beauty of possibility.    

Todd wasn't sure about posting the photos from the gym that we have taken on the website, but we did it anyway.  It seemed like the right thing to do, since success does not come easy & the photos will show the journey that Todd took to follow his dreams.

Today before I left the gym, I saw the end result of the hard work, dedication, and belief of success.  My mind saw a gym full of families getting healthy, pushing their physical & mental limits, laughing, encouraging each other in a positive environment.  While we are still in construction mode, the vision I had will soon be a reality.  

Some of you may be thinking, I can't do CrossFit.  It's too hard, I have to get in shape first, I am too old, I can't do that.  The negative self talk is often limitless unfortunately.  At CrossFit Vert, we believe in the beauty of possibility for you to change your life, change the way you view yourself, and be the athlete you always wanted to be.  

Success is hard work!  Each day progress is made in the direction that you spend your energy.  If you want to be healthy, happy, & active, then you will be.  

Todd wants a gym filled with clients & families who are happy & healthy.  A space that is founded on integrity and trust.  We will keep posting photos of the daily progress made & hope you join us soon,  as we are working hard to provide you a place to conVERT your life.   - Isabelle


 

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Posted on August 16, 2013 .