New Year Nutrition Challenge 2019
Hardware is kicking off 2019 with a 6 week nutritional challenge with a goal of helping you establish healthier eating habits!
The goal of the challenge is to accumulate points by eating real food, not too much, and mostly plants at every meal.
There are also points awarded for sleeping 7 hours a night and getting in a workout!
At the end of the challenge, we hope to have established much better awareness of the quality and quantity of our food and maybe have even kicked some bad habits to the curb for good!
The top 5 scorers in each division (3 Meals a day and 4 Meals a day) will win big prizes including a month of Unlimited Membership at Hardware, Consultation and Macro Prescriptions from Beyond the Box Nutrition, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Protein Powders, Fit Aid, and more!
See the Daily WOD page for links to registration and more details. Registration is open until 9pm on Sunday, 1/13.
Nutrition Seminar by Beyond the Box Nutrition
On Sunday, 1/6 at 9am, Beyond the Box Nutrition will be giving a presentation on proper nutrition for CrossFitters!
It’s the top of the year and we are all primed for making serious changes to our diets. Beyond the Box will provide all of the necessary information for understanding the importance of choosing and balancing macronutrients, sleep, and pre/post workout nutrition, and more!
The goal of the presentation is to kick start Hardware in establishing healthy habits surrounding food and to help us all make the gainz we are working so hard for!
After the presentation we will have an information session regarding Hardware’s New Year Nutrition Challenge!
Hardware's 1st Mock Oly Meet
On December 15th, Hardware will be holding it’s first ever MOCK OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING MEET!
If you’ve never seen or participated in a weightlifting meet, this is a perfect opportunity to have some fun, try something new, and bring home a sweet PR for the holidays!
Here are the basics:
– Registration is now OPEN!
Go to our “SCHEDULE” page, scroll to December 15th, and then click “MOCK OLY MEET” to register. You will need to set up a login with your name and email that you can use for all future Hardware related things!
There will also be a link posted on the WOD page every day until registration closes. Sign up early to be sure you get a spot!
The cost is $20. This fee goes towards prizes for top lifters and the general cost of running a safe and fun event for everyone at Hardware.
– Any athlete can sign up. We encourage all levels of lifters! Participation in this event will be limited to all current and former members of Hardware CrossFit. Anyone can come to watch and cheer for free! The more the merrier!
– Each lifter will get 3 attempts to complete a Barbell Snatch and 3 attempts to complete a Barbell Clean and Jerk. The heaviest successful lift in each movement will be added together to create the lifter’s TOTAL. For example, a Snatch of 75lbs and a Clean and Jerk of 115lbs would give the lifter a TOTAL of 190lbs.
– Weighing in is OPTIONAL. Each lifter that weighs in will get a unique score that factors age and body weight into their TOTAL. Lifters who choose to pass on the weigh in will be given a score that is the total amount of weight lifted between the best snatch and best C&J, otherwise known as their TOTAL.
– You need no special attire to participate in this event. Just wear what you would wear to class! Singlets are optional but ENCOURAGED : )
It’s as easy as that! This will be a blast and a very stress free way to experience something new. Be brave, sign up, and come and lift with your friends!
Hardware's 6th Anniversary Bowling Party!
Join us at Timber Lanes Bowling Alley from 2:00 – 5:30pm on 10/27 to celebrate Hardware CrossFit turning 6 years old!
This is a free event for all! Friends and family are welcome and encouraged. Hardware will be providing pizza but if you want a drink, bring some cash for the bar at the bowling alley. They are CASH ONLY.
We are so thankful for you all and we’d love to celebrate with you over a slice or two and a strike or two!
Community WOD - October 2018
Hardware CrossFit is dedicated to helping and improving our community and everyone within our reach. With that in mind, we are excited to announce our new COMMUNITY WODs!
This month, October 2018, we are holding a FREE workout for anyone in our community that wants to join us!
This workout is free to all and will be a class suitable for all ages and ability levels. If you’ve ever wanted to WOD with your friends or introduce someone in your life to CrossFit, this day is designed for you. Everyone is welcome at Hardware!
This one hour class is happening from 10-11am on Sunday, 10/14. If you’re bringing anyone who’s never been to Hardware before, be sure to come by early so the coaches can get to know them a little before class starts!
We hope to see you and your loved ones on Sunday morning, October 14th at 10am!
Hardware Beach Workout 2018
Join us for Hardware’s annual BEACH WORKOUT!
Meet at Hollywood Beach at 10am on August 18th. Where do you find us? Oooooh you’ll see us. Just look for the army of fit people who look like they’re gonna workout hard and then party harder!
Feel free to bring friends and family for any or all of the following:
10:00 AM – We will meet at the Kathy Osterman Beach House
10:15 AM- Warm up and workout
11:00 AM – Games (Bags, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee)
12:00 PM on -Potluck. Feel free to join us in providing some of the following: beverages, fruit, salad, vegan and paleo options, lunch meat , etc.
We won’t be bringing a grill this year 🙁
If you are bringing something, please follow this link list and list the item (so that there is not a big overlap). Thanks!
Come out and celebrate the end of the 2018 CrossFit Open!
We’ll kick off with a workout for all (10:30AM) and fire up the grills with burgers and veggies. Feel free to bring a dish to share.
All friends and family of past and present Hardware CrossFit members are welcome.
Please RSVP on our Facebook events page.
“Couch to Triple 3”
Ready to keep the momentum of the Open going? We will be starting a Cardio Challenge on April 9th that will run for 6 weeks ending on May 19th with a time trial of the Games Workout the “Triple 3”: 3000m row, 300 double unders, and a 3 mile run. Intimidated? Don’t be! This challenge will start with very low volume of rowing, double unders, and running programmed as bonus work to the daily wod’s – intending to get you “off the couch” so to speak, and doing a little extra cardio instead. The volume will increase over the course of the 6 weeks getting you all set do your best and reach the goal of completing the “Triple 3”. Still intimidated? Don’t be! We will offer a scaled option of the “Triple 2” (2K row, 200DU/SU, 2 mile run) for those who still want to participate but are unsure about the full workout. On Saturday May 19th we will have a gym event where we will run heats much like the open and follow up with a cookout social.
Follow this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K5SB-mz3azrhroVeYCcmCcj11GzyJwoRcGF0KFy0nhI/edit?usp=sharing
An OzzieFit class is dedicated to the idea that in order to continue to live as we
choose and do the activities that make us happy, we need to keep our bodies
strong as we move into the “last half”.
Regarding being fit, an OzzieFit class will help you “find it, reclaim it, keep it, or
increase it”. One does not have to be 55 to participate; you only must have the
desire to be fit over 55.
You will work hard as a group for one hour in a workout that is varied every
week, incorporating, flexibility, balance, strength and conditioning.
Ozzie is an experienced fitness coach that is able to accommodate all levels of
fitness preparedness. Ozzie teaches with the idea that “we are all beginners,
when compared with someone else”.
This class meets most Sundays at 9:00AM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2018 HWCF Open Teams!
Bring friends and family (21+ years of age) to celebrate the end of the holiday season!
Jerry’s Sandwiches (Lincoln Square)
4739 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
We’ll provide some food, you buy your own drinks. Let’s eat, drink, and reminisce on the happenings of 2017.
White Elephant Gift Exchange:
To participate, bring (1) gift that is under $20 and (1) used item that you’d like to re-gift/get rid of.
Gifts can be anything – funny, CrossFit-related, useful…just remember, you don’t want to be “that” person who brought “that” gift to the Holiday Party!
We’ll start the exchange around 8:30PM/9:00PM!
Get your free Trial Class now!
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