Events

Volunteer for the Bowmanville Gateway Garden
Date
03/23/2019
Time
10:00 AM
Event name

Volunteer for the Bowmanville Gateway Garden

Requirements

No special skills required– just a readiness for moderate to heavy physical activity.

Description

It’s time to prepare the Bowmanville Gateway Garden to open for the 2019 season! We need lots of help transporting 66 tons of fresh soil into our new raised beds. No special skills required– just a readiness for moderate to heavy physical activity.

Location: 5346 N. Ravenswood Ave (corner of Ravenswood and Balmoral)

Date: March 23, 2019

Please sign up for all dates/times you are interested and available on the WOD Page!

Tasks include:

• Breaking up compacted soil with spade forks
• Shoveling soil from bulk piles into wheelbarrows
• Using wheelbarrows to transport soil to raised beds
• Unloading soil from wheelbarrows into beds
• Raking/distributing soil evenly into beds
• Shoveling/sweeping excess soil from gutters and street

Tools and work gloves will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and closed toed sturdy shoes to prevent injury. We will send an email, in advance, if we are in need of volunteers to bring extra tools you may have at home.

Questions? Email gardening@bcochicago.org

Open Kick-Off / End of Nutrition Challenge Party!
Date
02/22/2019
Time
18:30 PM
Event name

Open Kick-Off / End of Nutrition Challenge Party!

Description

Celebrate a huge night with us at Hardware CrossFit! Friday, 2/22 not only marks the kick-off to the Spring 2019 CrossFit Open, but also the end of 6 amazing weeks of the New Year Nutrition Challenge! This calls for a serious party!

Friday Night Lights will be happening starting at 5:45pm so we will officially be partying from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Here are some details…

– Friends and family welcome! Have your friends/family/spouses/kiddos come and cheer you on in your yearly test of fitness and then reward yourself with some delicious food and time with your loved ones.

– Hardware will be providing barbecue from SMOQUE BBQ.

– Partiers should BYOB and side dishes.

– FREE to attend for all!

Ask a coach if you have any questions or email adrian@hardwarecrossfit.com for any additional info or concerns. We can’t wait to crush a hard workout and then party with you and yours!

New Year Nutrition Challenge 2019
Date
01/14/2019
Time
0:00 AM
Price
$30
Event name

New Year Nutrition Challenge 2019

Description

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
Date
01/06/2019
Time
9:00 AM
Event name

Nutrition Seminar by Beyond the Box Nutrition

Description

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
Date
12/15/2018
Time
10:00 AM
Price
$20
Event name

Hardware's 1st Mock Oly Meet

Description

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!
Date
10/27/2018
Time
14:00 PM
Event name

Hardware's 6th Anniversary Bowling Party!

Description

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!

Date
10/14/2018
Time
10:00 AM
Event name

Community WOD - October 2018

Description

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
Date
08/18/2018
Time
10:00 AM
Event name

Hardware Beach Workout 2018

Description

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!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gWq3iKMI_9FnrcDDIaO9ZONTBy-QM12OFoshaaH_QzU/edit?usp=sharing

Workout/Cookout
Date
04/14/2018
Time
10:30 AM
Event name

Workout/Cookout

Description

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”
Date
05/19/2018
Time
12:00 PM
Price
$10
Event name

“Couch to Triple 3”

Description

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

OzzieFit
Date
03/11/2018
Time
9:00 AM
Price
$20
Event name

OzzieFit

Description

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 eg7@mac.com for details.

2018 HWCF Open Teams!
Date
02/16/2018
Time
18:30 PM
Event name

2018 HWCF Open Teams!

Description

Team Red:
ADRIAN AGUILAR
NEAL BOYLE
MATTHEW WORTHINGTON
COLE SIMON
CHRISTOPHER LEH
KYLE KRAUSE
BRIAN HUDSON
ANDREW PATTON
TODD CERDA
NIK HOVE
RITESH BANERJEE
DARCY LESLIE
LAUREN WADDELL
EDZEN LEBITA
LILY LIU
JOHANNA PISTELL

Team Blue:
DANA FULLER
ADAM TROYER
BRYAN BOKOWY
VICTOR BROWNE
BRIAN STEVENS
JOSEPH EARLEY
PETER SCOTT
SEBASTIAN GARNETT
OZZIE GANET
JOSHUA STERN
ROBERTO GARCIA
TOMAS VAZQUEZ
LAURA SCHUTT
MARY KUKANKOS
CHARLI JACOBY
TOMMY DOYLE
JIM CASEY

Team Green:
KATY WESEMAN
JEREMY FLORA
JEFF JONES
RYAN ZAREMBA
ANTHONY NGUYEN
JIM DIMITRIOU
ETHAN GUNDERSON
BRIAN EBBESEN
STEVE SCHWARZ
ANDREW KAMAU
ERASTO MARTINEZ-NIETO
SEBASTIAN FROHM
WILLIAM WATTS
JACKIE KENNY
NICOLE BRANDAO
JACKIE TORBECK
PHILLIP MONTESINOS
KATIE LAWLER
JASON KEITH
MARKO DJORDJEVIC

Team Yellow:
GEORGE FAIRLEY
OWEN DAVIES
JOHN KEHOE
ERIC STEIN
MATT MCGRATH
J.P. ANDERSON
PETE ZEMAN
PETE BUSH
BRYAN HAUHE
DON GAUTHIER
STEFANO REDAELLI
MARCI LAROUECH-MCCALMON
SARAH PALMER
KATIE GERDES
REBECCA BANERJEE
ALESIA TRUONG
JOHN STIVERS
JUSTIN SHERMAN
JAMES ANTHONY
KEATON WOODEN

Post-Holiday Party!
Date
01/27/2018
Time
19:00 PM
Event name

Post-Holiday Party!

Requirements

Bring friends and family (21+ years of age) to celebrate the end of the holiday season!

LOCATION:

Jerry’s Sandwiches (Lincoln Square)
4739 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Description

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!

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