12/30/12 – Sunday Update – Changes @ 908

Hello All,

I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays.  As we approach the new year, many of us start to think about how we can do better in the next year.  Whether it is personal or professional, we all strive to better ourselves over the course of time.  That sentiment is no more evident than at a CrossFit gym.  We all have goals, and we come in each day, work hard, and aim to achieve certain milestones in our fitness.  As an owner and a coach, I feel personally responsible for the gains each client at 908 makes.  When I create the programming, I have a certain goal in mind with movements I want to hit, strength and skills that I feel are important, and the type of conditioning that is beneficial, not harmful and overbearing.  With another year passing I get to see the things that people struggle with at the gym i.e. Double Unders, Mobility, Pull Ups, Core Strength, Posterior Chain Strength, etc.  As I look forward to 2013 I get excited about tweaking the 908 programming to make us all healthier.  For some of us, “healthier” will be competing in the Open with hopes of making it to the CrossFit Regionals.  For others, “healthier” will be healing a lingering injury, regaining full range of motion, and just feeling better all around. Either way, my sole purpose is to make sure each of you is given the guidance and tools necessary to achieve your “healthier.”

CrossFit 908 doubled in size over the course of 2012, going from 100-200 members.  Our community continues to grow in size and in strength.  I hear rumblings in the local CF community that we have a great thing going, and as much as I would love to pat myself on the back for that, it is all of you who strengthen the bonds between each other, making CrossFit 908, in my opinion, the best place on earth.  All you have to do is come to just one 908 party to see that we have a unique group of hardworking individuals who excel at life both personally and professionally, and who are all genuinely interested in supporting one another to be better.  No elitism.  No egos.  Just good people and good workouts.

My goal for CrossFit 908 for 2013 is to hit the 300-member mark.  This is a lofty goal, but verbalizing it makes it real, and I have full faith we can build our community even bigger and stronger than it already is.

Thank you for your friendship and support.

Tim, Erin, and the 908 crew.


Schedule This Week –

    • Monday – 6am/9am/12pm – Classes open to 30 people.  You will be upgraded from wait list until class has 30 people in it.
    • Tuesday – Closed.  Happy New Year!
    • Wed – Saturday – Normal Schedule


What’s in store for workouts this week:

    • Mon – Partner Chipper
    • Tue – Closed
    • Wed – Front Squat + EMOM
    • Thurs – Yours – Optional WOD – Shoulder Press + Couplet
    • Fri – Thruster + Couplet
    • Sat – Triplet


Schedule Changes – Effective Monday, January 7th

    • Additional Classes
      • Monday – 5:15am
      • Saturday – 10am-11am Competitor Class – Details below.
      • Sunday – 10:30am-1pm – Open Gym
      • Yoga – Wednesday – 7:45pm / Sunday 9am – Details below


Saturday Competitor Class –

With new changes being made to the schedule, I want to update everyone on what the competitor’s class will involve.  As I looked around for other gyms doing a similar class, I came across CrossFit Southie, an extremely successful gym by all measurements, and completely agree with how they run their competitor class.  Here is some material from their site, some of it paraphrased.

Who is The Program for?

Anyone who wants to elevate their training and are serious about competing. While there are no entry standards to get into the competitor class, anyone interested should meet these 2 criteria: 1) RX almost if not all wods in terms of weight and can do most all of the advanced skills to some degree. Pistols, HSPU, Muscle ups will be the only movements allowed to be scaled and only to a small degree. 2) Are serious about wanting to compete and compete well in local competitions, the Opens, Regionals, and eventually the Games. Anyone who fits the above criteria can and is encouraged to attend/follow, not just people who are currently “in competition season”. The Program will be an awesome addition for competitors in and out of season.

The classes themselves are designed to be 1 hour but will sometimes run to an hour and 15 minutes. People are expected to be ready to go by the start of class time as there will be minimal warmup and drilling during class, leaving more time for coaching and working. There will sometimes be suggested warmups that might be done at the start of class, but mobility and stretching is encouraged to be done by the time class starts..

In addition to the competitors class, you will begin to see a “competition rx” (C-rx) listed in conjunction with the daily programming.  This will be a way for those interested in competing to increase the physical and technical challenges of certain workouts.  If there is no C-rx associated with a workout, we expect you to complete the workout as listed, with out any scale ups unless authorized by the class coach.


Open Gym on Sundays: This will be an unstructured class time where you have the opportunity to work on anything you want. There will be no formal instruction, but there will be a coach there to help out. The gym will close promptly at 1PM.


Yoga –

The Return of Yogafit at Crossfit 908!

Instructor: Karen Kelly
Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m. & Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Please be on time! Mats and blocks are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Dress comfortably. All classes are a mixed level “vinyasa style” yoga. All are welcome!

Unlimited Membership: Yoga classes are free
Other membership (not unlimited): $5 per class (buy punch card on ZenPlanner)
Non-members drop-in: $15 per class

You must sign in via Zen Planner. Once signed in, go to “All Classes” and click on the yoga class you will be attending.  Read more on the informational page under “Programs” on the Crossfit 908 website.  You can also email Karen Kelly at [email protected] with any questions.


The CrossFit 908 Membership Policy – Please read.  Send any/all comments to [email protected]

CrossFit 908 – Membership Policy:
1.  No Rollover Classes – Upon expiration of any membership, all unused classes EXPIRE, and do not carry
2.  Membership Hold – Work, a short vacation, and being busy are not valid reasons for an extension of membership. Injury, moving, or an extended absence from the gym are viable reasons to seek an extension of membership. If you know you will not be able to make it to the gym for more than 14-days, we will be glad to put your membership on hold. You must tell us in advance. There are no retroactive holds allowed.
3.   Automatic Membership Renewal – Your membership renews the date that ZenPlanner lists it expiring. So, a membership from Jan 1 to Feb 1, renews on Feb 1, thus your last class you can attend is on Jan 31, not Feb 1. Your credit card will be charged on Feb 1, unless we are advised PRIOR to this date. Not the day after, or even the same day. This goes for all memberships, including 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year. It is your job to monitor your membership and know when it is supposed to renew.
4.  Picking the date you want your membership to renew is not an option unless it is more than 14-days after your current membership expires. i.e. If your membership expires on a Tuesday, and you will be gone on business or vacation from Wednesday through Sunday, and won’t return to the gym until Monday, your membership STILL renews on the previous Tuesday. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you cannot deal with automatic renewal, please purchase a punch-card. The best real life example I can give to support this is your mortgage or rent. You don’t get a break when you go away on vacation. We are a membership based gym. You either have one, or you don’t. I apologize for this seeming harsh, but it is imperative that membership be automated so that efforts can be focused elsewhere. (i.e. coaching / programming / 908 events / etc)
5.   Cancelling / Changing a Membership – This can be done anytime up until the day before your membership is set to expire. This can not be done retroactively past your renewal date. Please email us regarding the change. Please do not purchase a different membership, as many time it leads to duplicate memberships.
6.   Refunds – There are significant fees associated with accepting credit cards, and even larger fees associated with refunding money. Any refunds will be subject to a 5% fee due to the credit card processing fees we are incur on both sides of the transaction.


Thank You,
Tim Carroll
Owner – CrossFit 908

8 thoughts on “12/30/12 – Sunday Update – Changes @ 908”

  1. Dear Tim and Erin,
    Thank you so much for the extra classes, the competitor class and especially for opening the gym on Sunday. Its details like these that show us how much you care about the members and its the reason 908 has grown so exponentially and will continue to do so in the future.

  2. I want everyone to know that I peed in my pants when I saw that the gym would be open on Sunday. My couch needs cleaning now.